rainnw wrote:I am not trying to set out any flame bait here regarding this "third party" or myself, but are there any other EE's that are just a tad bit skeptical about this? Don't get me wrong, I really want to believe in this mod.
But looking at pictures of a factory charger with some new power connectors wired up, and then statements like "oh, it won't run on 240VAC 'very long' before it blows up" and "just need to swap out a few parts, but don't know how much that will be" have got me a bit worried. Especially with no specifics eluding to this being just their 'secret sauce', when in reality, nobody in their right mind is going to want to de-pot and re-pot some high wattage electronics on their own, without fear of burning down houses/damaging property/shocking themselves/etc.
This is all compounded with the fact that in the name of japanese speed, cost efficiency, and globalization, would make much more sense for Nissan to make only one autoranging 50/60Hz, 90VAC-240VAC charger.
You don't just 'swap out a few magical parts' in a 120VAC only charger and suddenly double the wattage, pushing nearly 4 killowatts through it...unless that was the design from the start.
The Euro model could likely be modified with less work than a US model but they are not the same. Secondly the current is not being changed only the voltage and there are components that were designed with a specific voltage range besides the supply. It is possible to run for a while on 240 then possibly fail, even a compressor coming on in the same room would damage the unit when operating at 240. To increase the current to 16A at 120/240 would take a new processor/software as the pilot signal and GFI are software driven as well as duty cycles so simply adding a new 16A signal would not be safe.