mxp wrote:Based on the Tesla's portable EVSE, would you be able to estimate how much it would cost for a similar one for the Leaf?
I am aware that Martin sold it close to cost for around $800, which excludes the Tesla Charge Port connector (good, because it's expensive and we need to substitute with J1772 anyway), but
also includes several "pigtails" (the Marinco California Standard versions are expensive items), but I don't know which or how many that $800 includes. Surprisingly evcomponents shows a $750 price, which I would have expected to be higher (a 20% profit?), but then again it only shows 3 pigtails. (Again the Tesla connector is not included, because the part is just about impossible to obtain, and the customer is expected to provide it for the "upgrade" from the Tesla MC120 they already have.)
So ... somewhat of a guess, but drawing on facts I have ... I'd say $500 for a 25' version with a single pigtail (let's say NEMA 14-50, the most popular for RV parks), including the J1772 plug on the other end (for which I don't have a price but assume $50). Add almost $75-$100 for another pigtail, maybe for a dryer outlet, (because it's widely available), NEMA 10-30 or 14-30.
But which dryer outlet to choose ?
And in the Midwest there are others in use. And you might want a 10-50 (welding) option ... That's where the pigtail flexibility gets expensive, because you can't always anticipate what receptacle you might "meet" on the road.
Hope this helps.