Hi folks. I know this is not really a Leaf topic but some of us on this board are Leaf/Tesla owners. With that in mind I thought this might be of interest to some.
I took my wifes model 3 to the BC Hydro Chademo/CCS ststion in town to make sure my new BC Hydro RFID cardworked as they recently switched the station from Green Lots to BC Hydro. Gave me a chance to check the Chademo adapter again before we head out on a trip that we will require it for. I pulled in with around 58 percent in the battery. It was around 7 degrees celcius and obviously no preconditioning as that only works with Superchargers. Here are a few pics of the process between 60 or so percent and 90 percent at which point I disconnected.
Bulky connector as you can see but connects pretty easy.
First shot. Sorry. Didn't take the first shot till 68 percent but it hadn't changed from when I hooked up at about 58 percent. I think it started around 38 KW.
Here at 81 percent almost the same. A slight rise in power and speed from 40 KW to 42 KW. .
This is where it gets interesting, At 86 percent the power climbs to 48 KW (47 in the picture sorry)
It hung around there for a little bit and then at 90 percent is started to drop again to 37 percent. Unplugged soon after that as a Leaf showed up looking for a charge.
Just a guess but my guess is as the battery got warmer it was able to accept a charge better, hence the climb in power. Right now you can only pre-condition when navigating to a Supercharger. I think it would be useful for tesla to allow for navigation to other sources of charging and triggering the pre-condition process. This would be especially usefull if
a. the temperature was colder
b. the Chademo adapter had a higher rating. Maybe 75 to 100 KW.
Anyway, thought it was interesting and germane to EV's in general. I'll probably post this on the TMC board as well.