johnrhansen
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:11 pm

My evse upgrade only goes to 20 amps and can't be programmed for more. I got a secret code from them to be allowed to program up to 16 amps for level 1. I had to show that I had a 5-20 plug adapter first. Makes me wonder if another special secret code could be put in to allow me to program it for 24 amps at 240v, and even better 24 amps at 120 if I could show I had a tt-30 adapter for rv parks.
2013 S model with quick charge package.
AV 30 amp level 2 EVSE, Bosch PowerMax 30 Amp EVSE, EVSE upgraded EVSE.

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TonyWilliams
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:48 pm

Mine goes to 25 amps, and is set at that right now.

I did use it once last year at 6 amps, after popping two breakers at 12 and then 8 amps!!

It's great to have that versatility. It's also a great backup to my 6-40 amp JESLA, should that fail for any reason out on the road (and vice versa).

johnrhansen
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:12 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:Mine goes to 25 amps, and is set at that right now.

I did use it once last year at 6 amps, after popping two breakers at 12 and then 8 amps!!

It's great to have that versatility. It's also a great backup to my 6-40 amp JESLA, should that fail for any reason out on the road (and vice versa).
I wonder if theres a way to get mine to go to 25. I traded in the good new one I got with my 2013 leaf when I bought it.
2013 S model with quick charge package.
AV 30 amp level 2 EVSE, Bosch PowerMax 30 Amp EVSE, EVSE upgraded EVSE.

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:24 am

Contact the folks at EVSE Upgrade.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:57 am

johnrhansen wrote:My evse upgrade only goes to 20 amps and can't be programmed for more. I got a secret code from them to be allowed to program up to 16 amps for level 1. I had to show that I had a 5-20 plug adapter first. Makes me wonder if another special secret code could be put in to allow me to program it for 24 amps at 240v, and even better 24 amps at 120 if I could show I had a tt-30 adapter for rv parks.
my "super" EVSE upgrade pretty sure can only go up to 16 amps @ 120 volts....
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:59 am

For Canadian shoppers I thought I would mention the EV Duty line of made in Canada EVSEs.

I just purchased a 2016 Leaf and agonized over which EVSE to buy. After a great deal of research I opted to buy an EV Duty EVC30T made by Elmec. At C$729 (C$739 with NEMA 6-50 plug) it was well priced. It is a basic 30 Amp unit and very solid. The plug in version that I purchased is sold as portable and truly is. The wall mount allows for easy removal and a lock mount gives it some measure of security while mounted. It includes a 25 foot charging cord. The unit is very sturdy and rugged feeling. I expect it to last forever.

These EVSEs are made in Quebec and ship free. Mine shipped the same day and arrived in less than a week. The fact that they only charge an extra $10 for the plug in model versus the hard wired model made me warm and fuzzy about the company and made me think they weren`t trying to gouge me. The warranty is 3 years. I live in Vancouver so temperature extremes are not an issue but the unit is designed to work in very cold Canadian winter conditions. The cords are made from a material that is flexible in very cold temperatures.

I have written this post because many EVSE round ups miss this line of EVSEs and they are first rate and well priced. I love mine.

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am

Just a quick note on EVSE Upgrade reliability.

I upgraded my OEM Nissan EVSE with EVSE Upgrade. That was in 2013.

I've been using it now on my 2015 LEAF S for 4 years...2 years on the previous LEAF.

Flawless for 6 years. I consider that great bang for the buck. Reliable and user friendly.

Thanks EVSE Upgrade!
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2015 Leaf S
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