hbquikcomjamesl wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:53 am
Why? Because the portable unit isn't (as others have already pointed out) designed for permanent primary use. And because (unless they've improved them since the one that came with my 2018), there is no way to set the maximum current for level 2 mode, which is a problem if your 240V power socket is, say, only 30A. And because there are very reasonably priced chargers out there (see my post in the "Grizzl-E" thread) that are very well suited for charging a car that's parked outdoors.
Disclaimer: I do not, in any way, work for United Chargers. I'm just a satisfied owner of one of their Grizzle-E units.
I currently have 3 of the 120/240v Nissan OEM EVSEs. One from my totaled 2019 SL, one that I bought on eBay for only $209 and the one that came with my 2020 SL. . I have never unwrapped the one that’s in the storage bag in my 2020SL trunk. The eBay one is permanently mounted in the shed at my vacation cabin. It has been used very often and it seems to be bullet proof.
For a short time I had a Clipper Creek LCS-30 24 amp version in my vacation cabin shed but it failed within 2 weeks so I returned it and bought the eBay Nissan OEM for $209.
The Nissan one is not rain proof so it stays permanently mounted in thecshed, out of the weather, and the cord exits under the shed door.
Here’s the Clipper Creek right before it failed.
Here’s the leaf plugged in with cord exiting under shed door.