Yanquetino wrote:Here's an obviously novice question. Is Nissan's L1 EVSE designed for the entire planet, but simply "enabled" for 120V (U.S.) or 240V (Europe) when shipped? In other words, does this upgrade simply tap into the European components already inside? Or are they entirely different animals, depending upon the side of the ocean to which the LEAF is destined to be delivered?
I ask because, if it is a "generic" cordset, I suppose that someone visiting Europe could conceivably buy one from a Nissan dealer, bring it home, and swap the plug to accommodate an array of U.S. 240V adaptors. I am probably missing a crucial detail, however.
Surprisingly; They are different. Different software along with many different components.
Same for the Japanese version, even though they use the same outlets we do!
Word is the EU version is only 9 amps, so yes, you could order an EU and swap the plug, but you'd lose 7 amps (only ~2kW of charge) AND the ability to charge at 120v. This is why we bothered to come up with the upgrade.