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What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:33 pm

Will the STOCK EVSE pass 220V?

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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Yes, BY sending it in to these guys: http://www.evseupgrade.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And having it upgraded.


davidh wrote:Will the STOCK EVSE pass 220V?
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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:07 pm

Lasareath wrote:Yes, BY sending it in to these guys: http://www.evseupgrade.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And having it upgraded.


davidh wrote:Will the STOCK EVSE pass 220V?

Are they just putting a new plug on it? Plug and throwing a switch? What modification needs to be made? Can I DIY it? The specs don't look that hard.

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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:24 pm

http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=faq_i ... faqs_id=24" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:29 pm

davidh wrote:Are they just putting a new plug on it? Plug and throwing a switch? What modification needs to be made? Can I DIY it? The specs don't look that hard.
No it is far more involved than just putting a plug on it.
By the time you do it all yourself you will wish you had just sent it in.

There is an "open evse" thread (use the search) with details to make your own. You might be able to adapt that to the oem evse.
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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:39 pm

Do i just need to replace the 120v Varistor with a 240v Varistor to make it work then?

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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:42 pm

smkettner wrote:
davidh wrote:Are they just putting a new plug on it? Plug and throwing a switch? What modification needs to be made? Can I DIY it? The specs don't look that hard.
No it is far more involved than just putting a plug on it.
By the time you do it all yourself you will wish you had just sent it in.

There is an "open evse" thread (use the search) with details to make your own. You might be able to adapt that to the oem evse.
Thanks, I'll take a look.

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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:47 pm

In addition to this...
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 05#p301505" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 11#p301511" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you want the full TSB referenced in the 1st link re: what the dealer is supposed to check for when a customer comes in w/a dead EVSE, go to http://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/Knowledg ... ctvxqz-N8E" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, get a free account and download NTB11-109.

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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:16 pm

davidh wrote:Are they just putting a new plug on it? Plug and throwing a switch? What modification needs to be made? Can I DIY it? The specs don't look that hard.
There are quite a few changes that must be made to ensure the unit will safely operate on 240V. In addition, you would need to spend many hundreds of hours reverse-engineering the unit and developing new firmware from the ground-up to get anything other than a 12 amp pilot out of the unit. (We have, and it's not easy!)

Once upgraded, the EVSE is then capable of 4 times the power output, and there simply is no way to do this without writing lots of new software, no matter how many components you attempt to change.

There have been a few people that have spent the time to gut the 1st generation EVSE's (2011-2012) and install an open EVSE board inside, but this is a waste of money, when you can sell the intact unit for way more than an open EVSE will cost you to build from scratch. It would be even worse money-wise, and also extremely difficult to do this on a 2nd generation (2013) EVSE, as the PCB is potted into the bottom housing (difficult to gut) and the size of the housing doesn't leave much room to work with.

If you must DIY; Sell your unit, take the $ and build your own open EVSE. You'll have more fun, and save a lot of hassle and a wad of money!

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Re: What do I need to do to my EVES to make it pass 220V.

Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:33 pm

^^^^
Listen to Phil, a fair honest answer.
From the questions you've asked, you clearly have no where near the knowledge or background to safely modify the OEM 120V EVSE.
I kind of doubt whether going the open EVSE route is suitable, but you'll have to make that choice. I don't think it is for +95% of people.

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