SageBrush
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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:14 pm

EVDean wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:46 pm
The Grizzle-E charger is showing up this weekend so I'll get that mounted on the side of the garage and have it at the ready for charging. I'll set it at 30 amp output as the onboard charge controller in the leaf is rated at 6.6 KW.
If you are going to share the EVSE with others then set it to 0.8*breaker, or the EVSE max if that is lower. The EVSE will not pull more than the car requests.
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EVDean
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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:42 pm

My breaker is 50 amp so 0.8*50=40

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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:52 pm

EVDean wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:46 pm
The Grizzle-E charger is showing up this weekend so I'll get that mounted on the side of the garage and have it at the ready for charging. I'll set it at 30 amp output as the onboard charge controller in the leaf is rated at 6.6 KW.
By the way, since you are a tech guy I'll harp on language use:

The Grizzl-E is not a charger, it is an EVSE
The on-board AC electronics is not a charge controller, it is a charger (aka rectifier). So it is called an OBC ('on-board charger')

It never occurred to me before you used the term, but calling the EVSE a charge controller makes sense to me since its main function is to arbitrate current.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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EVDean
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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:55 am

SageBrush wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:52 pm
EVDean wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:46 pm
The Grizzle-E charger is showing up this weekend so I'll get that mounted on the side of the garage and have it at the ready for charging. I'll set it at 30 amp output as the onboard charge controller in the leaf is rated at 6.6 KW.
By the way, since you are a tech guy I'll harp on language use:

The Grizzl-E is not a charger, it is an EVSE
The on-board AC electronics is not a charge controller, it is a charger (aka rectifier). So it is called an OBC ('on-board charger')

It never occurred to me before you used the term, but calling the EVSE a charge controller makes sense to me since its main function is to arbitrate current.
Good point. 8-)

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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:41 am

Discovered another feature this morning. TPMS on this car is pretty cool. Display alerted me that pressures read low on three tires so I hauled the air hose outside and began topping them off. Much to my surprise, as I hit 36 psi the horn went "beep"! That's an excellent feature! My pressure gauge is not very accurate anyway so this is a big help.

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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:57 am

EVDean wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:41 am
Discovered another feature this morning. TPMS on this car is pretty cool. Display alerted me that pressures read low on three tires so I hauled the air hose outside and began topping them off. Much to my surprise, as I hit 36 psi the horn went "beep"! That's an excellent feature! My pressure gauge is not very accurate anyway so this is a big help.
It is handy for getting the tires to the minimum tire pressure. You'll find in the near future, you'll want more tire pressure for increased speed, handling and range :D
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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:56 am

Yes, a lot of us like to inflate around 42psi and I generally run 44psi so while the beep feature is nice for a bare minimum pressure, it would be much handier if you could set the pressure at which it would beep. Of course, I understand why they did what they did but many Leaf owners find far faster outer edges of tire wear with lower tire pressures, even at 44psi the outer edges wear faster than the center but much better than the 36 I initially ran my Ecopias at and had to replace them at 20k miles :(
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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:00 pm

One could try counting off X number of seconds after the horn sounds, to get a higher pressure. A little 12 volt inflator would probably take another 30 seconds or more to get to 40psi, while a larger AC inflator might need as little as 10.
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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:01 am

EVDean wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:46 pm
First impressions, first day with the leaf. Favorite features: Instant heat because it has a heat pump, instant acceleration with the DC electric motor, excellent infotainment/ nav system with easy to understand interface, steering wheel buttons well placed. I just love it! It's comfy, it's quiet, it moves through traffic effortlessly. It's going to be interesting to see what the routine through the week with charging is going to be. I'm guessing I'll probably plug it in only a couple of times per week to keep the battery cycles happy.

The Grizzle-E charger is showing up this weekend so I'll get that mounted on the side of the garage and have it at the ready for charging. I'll set it at 30 amp output as the onboard charge controller in the leaf is rated at 6.6 KW.
Why not just use the charger the car came with? Because you want an outdoor mounting? That is the only reason I can think of. The provided EVSE has the NEMA 14-50 "RV" plug already and will provide peak compatibility.

The only downside is it is not intended for use in sun, wind and rain. I have mine mounted it my garage.
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Re: Just bought a 2019 Leaf SL plus

Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:17 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:00 pm
One could try counting off X number of seconds after the horn sounds, to get a higher pressure. A little 12 volt inflator would probably take another 30 seconds or more to get to 40psi, while a larger AC inflator might need as little as 10.
There is a way to cheat (kind of), drive around a little so the tire sensors are active (but not so much as to heat up the tires so they stay cold). Come back to your home and park with the vehicle still on, then either use the dash (Gen 2) to monitor the tire pressure or LeafSpy (Gen 1) to monitor tire pressure while you add more air. 8-)
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