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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:40 pm

Ingineer wrote:Here's the latest mod I've implemented:

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:43 pm

Moved: see new thread.
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:51 pm

LEAFer wrote:Nice ! :shock:

May I suggest you start a new thread ... move above post there ... and we can start the "inquisition" :lol:



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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:49 pm

Got my EVSE back from Ingineer. Sent it out UPS last Tuesday, got it back today (Tuesday). Virtually all of that was UPS time; Ingineer sent the modified unit back the very same day he got it. No need for pictures; it looks exactly like the picture on his web page. The adapter cord to get back to 120V, which costs a little extra, is excellent quality. The L6-20 end is molded on the cord; the 120V end is an assembled plug made by Leviton. No wire size on the short yellow cable, but I'd guess #12, just by the overall size. The six plastic plugs that hid the Torx fasteners that hold the EVSE together were already removed when I sent Ingineer the EVSE. He or his helper squirted hot melt glue in the screw holes after the modifications were done, so I probably won't peek inside the box.

I received the same EVSE I sent in, although Ingineer has stated that folks shouldn't count on that.

I ordered the same day Ingineer announced that he was ready to do business. The ordering process went smoothly. The link at http://www.evseupgrade.com page took me to Paypal, and all I had to do was log on and agree to pay. Paypal directs you back to the original web page, and brings up shipping instructions. I had a small problem there. I wanted to download the EVSE liability release that Ingineer requires you to print out and sign and send with your EVSE. After I did that, I couldn't find the shipping address I had just seen; that page had closed. I didn't want to order a second upgrade through Paypal, just to discover the shipping address. An email to the support address on the web page got me an almost instant response.

Took me a few days to find a box, get my EVSE packed and get it sent off. The service at the other end was much quicker!

I made up an adapter over the weekend to fit the 240V receptacles I commonly use. I stole Monika's parking spot tonight and plugged in the modified EVSE. The car seemed happy. I'll know more in the morning, after the charging (and heating) cycles conclude. My normal charge time is three hours; I'd expect four at the lower (12A vs normal 15A) current setting.

Almost plugged into the 240V circuit right under the carport where I parked tonight, but I remembered that it is powering a 2 HP water pump that will be cycling all night as it irrigates my trees. The breaker would probably handle both the LEAF and the pump, but why chance it? If the breaker popped, I'd not only have no water in the morning, but no LEAF to drive to work.

Anyway, we'll see how things go. Based on Ingineer's posts in this forum, and my satisfaction with the transaction, I expect the EVSE to perform flawlessly. I'll let you know...

Karl

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:45 pm

Thanks for the great review, Karl. I can't wait to get the mod and I'll probably use an advance replacement option so I can hit the ground running from the day I take delivery. From what I can tell, I can't go through the ordering process online to do that option as it involves sending another $600 on top of the $200 as a security deposit.

If there was only a way to get that killer LED mod though :P

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:04 pm

Z,
What option requires sending $600 security ... ?
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:11 pm

garygid wrote:Z,
What option requires sending $600 security ... ?

From the website: "Please inquire about an advanced replacement option for an additional $50 fee plus a refundable core deposit of $600."

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:13 pm

garygid wrote:Z,
What option requires sending $600 security ... ?


The advance replacement option. If you can part with $800 temporarily, you can buy the modded EVSE from Phil right away, and then once you get your Nissan "vanilla" EVSE you ship it back and get your $600 refunded.

"Please inquire about an advanced replacement option for an additional $50 fee plus a refundable core deposit of $600."

I think it's a great option and I'll be utilizing it once my date gets a little closer.
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:15 pm

garygid wrote:Z,
What option requires sending $600 security ... ?


Gary, you can go there and get all the details to all these questions. It's a click away.

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:45 pm

We insure the shipment for $600 when we ship out all EVSE's, as that is the replacement cost from Nissan. We charge a deposit on the advance replacement so that if we don't receive the old EVSE back, we can get a replacement. The Deposit is done through Paypal which does a 100% refund of the charge and any fees, so you get it all back when we get the EVSE back.

We offer the advance replacement for those that are using their L1 EVSE as their only charge solution, and don't want to be without a way to charge. The other option, if you can't spare the $600, would be to ship us the EVSE expedited, and then pay for expedited return. We have shipped all but 1 job out same-day so far! If you are in California, standard UPS ground seems to make most locations in one or 2 days in any event.

You could also just buy a new EVSE already modified from us, and then sell your other one if you don't want 2.

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