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Old 05-22-2018, 05:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Anyone know if the 2011 and 2013 EVSE are the same?
(3.13)CONVERTING a 2013 LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO a LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

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Old 05-22-2018, 06:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Seeing how they are listed differently at places like:

EVSE upgrade

My guess would be that they are not exactly the same. But who knows how different.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That's what I was looking for.
Mine is the original brick.
Their upgrade is more than what I paid for the 120/240v charger I just bought.
I guess it's for people who don't understand that you don't have to use the exact same j1772 that came with the car.
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That's what I was looking for.
Mine is the original brick.
Their upgrade is more than what I paid for the 120/240v charger I just bought.
I guess it's for people who don't understand that you don't have to use the exact same j1772 that came with the car.
You mean, J1772 is a STANDARD?! Bizarre!

From what I have seen and heard on the GM side, it's simply rewiring the charger from 120 to 240. Then, you just use a simple pigtail if you still want to use L1 charging on 120.

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No, 2011 and 2012 are the same, then they went to the one you linked.

The correct instructions for the 2011 are here:

(3.0)CONVERTING a LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO a LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

I remember being confused somewhere in the instructions, but I don't remember where. Let me know if you run into something unclear and that should jog my memory.

I've got extra varistors of the correct rating if you want 'em. Just PM me your address and I'll send you some.
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I have 130 and 275 volt MOVs laying around, I add them to things like welders, air compressors and generators.
I installed two 130v MOVs wired L to N to L, exactly how I dowith my welding machines.

I got the original EVSE changed over to 240v power. I used a premium molded 10-30 dryer cord. 10 gauge is a little over kill for 12 amps but oh well.

Cost $0 because I used junk I had laying around.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Looks something like this.


The neutral prong on the old 5-15p was a little burned. These 12 amp 120v chargers should probably be using TT-30 the newish small camper receptacle or L5-30 plus and receptacle, just because you can be drawing 12 amps for 20+ hours, things heat up.
Or repurpose a 10-30 dryer cord for 120v, just make the left prong your neutral when looking at the receptacle and L prong the groumd. Something that I have seen on old military generators.
I use L5-30 for my 120v master cord and 120v tig welder.
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The leaf is pulling my small trailer quite well around town.
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Has anyone added better thermal management to the battery pack? I looked into it a bit in the past but didn't find anything.
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There is a cold weather package and I think I have it.

I was going to take my single duct portable A/C unit and run a duct into the back doors window. I read that the leaf vents cabin air through the battery. So a 1 ton open loop A/C pumping air into the leaf should be able to cool the battery some.

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