yogajohn
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Any reason to buy ChargePoint Flex with new 2019 EVSE?

Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:49 pm

I am planning on putting in a 240v / 50a plug for my 2019 Nissan Leaf set up outside. Besides the WiFi from the equipment, is there are any reason to set up a ChargePoint or other charger, when the car came with the level 1/2 EVSE? Thanks!

goldbrick
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Re: Any reason to buy ChargePoint Flex with new 2019 EVSE?

Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:56 pm

Only if there are features on the new EVSE that you want, or if you want to carry the Nissan EVSE in the car for 'an emergency'. The Nissan EVSE is pretty basic but if it suits your needs, it will charge the car just fine. If you want wifi connectivity, amperage level settings, etc, etc you will need something fancier.

Also, I'm not sure if the Nissan EVSE cable is designed to be installed outdoors and repeated insertion cycles will wear out any normal 240V receptacle. If it was mounted inside, I'd just leave it plugged in continuously, if it's outside, you will probably want to provide some sort of protection from the weather (wet and damp).

yogajohn
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Re: Any reason to buy ChargePoint Flex with new 2019 EVSE?

Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:13 pm

Thanks!

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