home charging options

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home charging options

Postby Wachusett » Tue May 10, 2022 11:25 am

hi!
I have a 2019 Leaf Plus

Currently I charge at home by simply plugging it into a 110 V outlet. Most of the time this is fine for my needs but now and then too slow.

What are my options for setting up a Level 2 (220 V) receptacle?

Can I use the same connector that came with the car and I use for 110?

thanks!
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Re: home charging options

Postby VStar650CL » Tue May 10, 2022 12:02 pm

Yep, the L1/L2 chargers use the same port.

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Re: home charging options

Postby BadQ45t » Wed May 18, 2022 2:39 pm

Yes it is the same port. You either need to find a 220v plug in your garage (dryer typically use if electric). If you don't have that then you have 2 choices but both will require a real electrican to perform. You can do an installation of a 220v port into your garage and then buy a charger that is designed to plug right into the plug or buy a charger that is setup to go directly into your electrical system. I have 2 chargers at my house one inside the garage and one outside. The inside one I bought was Clipper Creek cost pretty low and works great. The outside one is an old one Envirotech that Nisan recommended back in 2011. That one has much superior build quality. If you doing an outside install then I would go for a more rugged one, if not go for the mid-grade clipper creek. Also see your local power company some give rebates for the install but they are not very expensive anymore.

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Re: home charging options

Postby Wachusett » Wed May 18, 2022 2:46 pm

thank you.

Let me see if I have this correct: I could put in a 220 line (done that before), attach the Envirotech onto it and then plug the cable that came with the Nissan into that, providing me with Level 2 charging?

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Re: home charging options

Postby VStar650CL » Thu May 19, 2022 11:24 am

Any L2 charger you buy will come with a cable. The 110V L1 that came with the car won't be used with it.

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Re: home charging options

Postby BadQ45t » Thu May 19, 2022 12:09 pm

There are 2 types of L2 chargers you can buy, one is made to directly connect into your electrical box and one has a 220v socket that you plug into the 220v socket you have installed unless you have an old electric dryer 220v in your garage. Both of these units come with the L2 cable that you put into the same port that the 110v one that came with you car. Once you have this in your house you will not use the 110v that came with the car.


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