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

    HII would not recommend them.Thanks Dave

    HiOther than the unsafe plug, I like this approach. If you are going to use this approach I would recommend going the other way on the plugs. That is make the default plug off the charger 220V and the adapter 110V to 220V. It is a much better mistake to plug a 220V device into 110V than plug a 110V device in to a 220V. You plug adapter is dangerous. If you have that adaptor sitting around someone will use it with destructive consequences. Change it out.Thanks Dave

    HiOther than the unsafe plug, I like this approach. If you are going to use this approach I would recommend going the other way on the plugs. That is make the default plug off the charger 220V and the adapter 110V to 220V. It is a much better mistake to plug a 220V device into 110V than plug a 110V device in to a 220V. You plug adapter is dangerous. If you have that adaptor sitting around someone will use it with destructive consequences. Change it out.Thanks Dave

    HiOther than the unsafe plug, I like this approach. If you are going to use this approach I would recommend going the other way on the plugs. That is make the default plug off the charger 220V and the adapter 110V to 220V. It is a much better mistake to plug a 220V device into 110V than plug a 110V device in to a 220V. You plug adapter is dangerous. If you have that adaptor sitting around someone will use it with destructive consequences. Change it out.Thanks Dave

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  • (3.13)CONVERTING a 2013 LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO a LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

    HiV*A= W so if you double the Voltage you double wattage and cut the charge time in half. No reprogramming needed.Thanks Dave

    HiI see what you are saying. I'll have to play with this some more, it's been a while. I think it might be the return on the unplugged plug that will show hot to ground, it is tied to a hot return. If not plug the other one in and try again. Try with long extension cord. let me know what you find.Thanks Dave

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  • (3.13)CONVERTING a 2013 LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO a LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

    HiThere are a lot of things I like about this approach. I made a very similar thing my self. I have a box with 2, 110V cords and a 240V plug and it works. There are however a number of problems with it. The biggest problem with both approaches and mine is that ones one plug is plugged in the other plug is hot and a hot mail end plug is dangers. And this is a surprisingly hard problem to fix. My approach has an additional concern. On mine I had a NEMA 14-50 and if used for anything other than this charger it would probably overload the 110V wiring.And to my surprise there are hotels that only have single wiring. So this will not work at all locations.Thanks Dave

    HiThat is correct. Sorry if there was any confusion.Thanks Dave

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  • (3.13)CONVERTING a 2013 LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO a LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

    HiThere is a code on the back of the plug FDR-10T and back in the day when I made this conversion I did a search on this code and got to this site http://webhotel2.tut.fi/units/set/research/inca-pu...and that lead me to believe that it was a part of a frequency dependent charging system. But upon further research I've found it to be a catalog # for a NEMA 5-15P.So I'm fairly sure that it is NTC (temperature dependent resistor) and not part of a Frequency Dependent Charging system.This is a point that I have not been sure of for some time but it dose not matter, I have though of using your approach from the beginning in fact this is the approach used in the (3.0) conversion + a resister. Although this approach has fewer connections and larger wires it loses an over heat safety featu...

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    HiThere is a code on the back of the plug FDR-10T and back in the day when I made this conversion I did a search on this code and got to this site http://webhotel2.tut.fi/units/set/research/inca-pu...and that lead me to believe that it was a part of a frequency dependent charging system. But upon further research I've found it to be a catalog # for a NEMA 5-15P.So I'm fairly sure that it is NTC (temperature dependent resistor) and not part of a Frequency Dependent Charging system.This is a point that I have not been sure of for some time but it dose not matter, I have though of using your approach from the beginning in fact this is the approach used in the (3.0) conversion + a resister. Although this approach has fewer connections and larger wires it loses an over heat safety feature that I think is more important.Ideally someone would hunt down the right NTC (temperature dependent resistor) and we could just put it in the box and simplify the whole thing.Thanks Dave

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  • (3.13)CONVERTING A 2013 LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO A LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

    HiYours looks Exactly like mine. In the picture you sent it is oriented 180° out from the pictures that I have. But it is the exact same unit with three screw connectors and a plug on one side and four screw connectors on the other side. The work is done on the three screw side.Thanks Dave

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  • (3.13)CONVERTING A 2013 LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO A LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

    Just to make sure we are on the same page you have a type E plug?And what year Leaf?Thanks Dave

    HiI take it that you are outside the US. So your charger may not be the same. Send me a photo preferably of the inside and we will go from there.Thanks Dave

    HIsend me a picture of your out side setup and then pop it open and send me a picture of the inside. If I can see it I'm sure I can help you fix it.Thanks Dave

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  • (1.0)EVSE: CONVERTING A LEVEL 1 (12AMP) TO A LEVEL 2  (12 AMP) (Take a look at 2.0)

    HiYes. But I would recommend just going with the 3.0 instructables.Thanks Dave

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

    HiSorry I have not had a chance to mess around with this. you might look at some of the laptop power supplies some of them have 20v power supplies.Thanks Dave

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  • (3.13)CONVERTING A 2013 LEAF LEVEL 1 (12AMP) CHARGER TO A LEVEL 2 (12AMP) CHARGER

    HiThe handshaking protocol tell the car how many amps to draw not how much power to draw. So if we double the volts we double the watts. I would not recommend changing the handshake it is unsafe.Thanks Dave

    HiYou're welcome, I'm glad I could help.Thanks Dave

    HiA little clunky but I like it.Thanks Dave

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