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 Post subject: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:33 am 
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The 110 charging cord that came with my leaf would not go from ready light to charge. Could not get the charge lights on dash to come on. Had to be towed home. Charged fine at home on 220. Anyone else had trouble with theirs?


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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:50 am 
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Did you get any lights on the 120 volt EVSE when you plugged it in? If not, you should use an outlet tester on the plug.

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:07 am 
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A flashing ready light usually indicates some kind of ground fault in the outlet you are trying to charge from. I had this happen once and moving to a different outlet cured it. I now carry an outlet tester in my charger case to test the outlet first.

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The 110 charging cord that came with my leaf would not go from ready light to charge. Could not get the charge lights on dash to come on. Had to be towed home. Charged fine at home on 220. Anyone else had trouble with theirs?

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:13 am 
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Have you tried the L1 at home? Did you push the button to override the timers?

Otherwise mine works fine as that is all I have.

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:55 am 
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1. The Ready light ON means your L1 Nissan EVSE got power.

2. It probably also means that it passed the no-ground test?

3. No change in the EVSE's lights (or the car's 3 blue dashboard lights) when you plug the J1772 "nozzle" into the car USUALLY means that the nozzle did not get pushed into the LEAF's socket far enough.

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:21 am 
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smkettner wrote:
Have you tried the L1 at home? Did you push the button to override the timers?...

If it was a timer issue, he should have seen the cycling blue lights. After Gary's comment, I'm beginning to think he has a bad L1 EVSE. I've got to think he must have tried multiple plug in attempts, so I doubt he didn't get the connector in right, unless his connector is defective. Anyway, trying it at home is an obvious test to do before going to the dealer.

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:47 pm 
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Please post more information. Was the Ready light on the EVSE lit? Was it blinking?

Was the Red Fault light lit/blinking?

I can most likely tell you the problem if you give us more information.

I assume this isn't one of my upgraded units?

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:19 pm 
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OP seems to indicate that the Ready LED was ON, but maybe not?

If the Hot/Neutral of a 120v socket were wired reversed,
presumably the Ready light would be ON, but ...

If the ground check is for current flowing from the 120v Hot to Ground,
then reversed Hot/Neutral would TEST LIKE a missing ground?

And, No-Ground is an ON, but blinking, Ready LED, correct?

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:17 pm 
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garygid wrote:
OP seems to indicate that the Ready LED was ON, but maybe not?

If the Hot/Neutral of a 120v socket were wired reversed,
presumably the Ready light would be ON, but ...

If the ground check is for current flowing from the 120v Hot to Ground,
then reversed Hot/Neutral would TEST LIKE a missing ground?

And, No-Ground is an ON, but blinking, Ready LED, correct?


Actually the EVSE doesn't care if hot/neutral are swapped, since it breaks both conductors, there is no safety issue with that situation. If the ground is not present or the line voltage out of spec (too low for instance), the unit will flash the ready light an not generate a pilot signal, so the LEAF will not "see" it.

If any of the 3 relays stick or fail open, any of the internal self-checks fail, the pilot is out-of-spec, or a ground leakage is detected you will get a flashing red "Fault" light. The unit will have to be reset in most cases to clear these faults.

The OP emailed me to say he determined it was an open ground (flashing ready light). The problem is resolved!

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 Post subject: Re: 110 charging cord
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:32 am 
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Thanks to all that replied. It was an open ground and the ready light was flashing. The cord works well at home. Thanks again.......Dave :)


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