johnnybegoode
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Replacing 3.6KWh with 6.6KWh On-Board Charger

Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:49 pm

Replacing 3.6KWh with 6.6KWh On-Board Charger
Has anyone successfully replaced a 2012's 3.6KWh onboard charger with
a used 6.6kWh?

cwerdna
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Re: Replacing 3.6KWh with 6.6KWh On-Board Charger

Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:20 pm

OBC wattage is measured in kW, not kWh.

It would probably be near impossible w/o a LOT of other things needing swapping, esp. since it moved from the back of the car (under the hump) to the front on '13+ Leafs.

See 1st 4 URLs at viewtopic.php?p=576111#p576111. There are also coolant and high voltage lines running from the front of the car to the back which are n/a on '13+ Leaf. The motor (which is part of the PDM stack) is also different on '13+ Leafs from prior ones.

Your only semi-easy choice is the Brusa charger: https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=12323.

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Re: Replacing 3.6KWh with 6.6KWh On-Board Charger

Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:30 am

You just need a wrecked 6.6kw car to pull all the odds and ends out of.
I can run up to 1,800 miles a month on my leaf and I mostly use a 240V 12 amp charger. Why the need to 6.6kw?
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Re: Replacing 3.6KWh with 6.6KWh On-Board Charger

Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:02 pm

Oilpan4 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:30 am
You just need a wrecked 6.6kw car to pull all the odds and ends out of.
I can run up to 1,800 miles a month on my leaf and I mostly use a 240V 12 amp charger. Why the need to 6.6kw?
The 2011/2012 never had a 6.6kW OBC option. So, as per Cwerdna, retrofitting a 2013-2017 OBC to a 2011/2012 would be technically challenging.
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Re: Replacing 3.6KWh with 6.6KWh On-Board Charger

Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:23 pm

At that point you are basically removing the insides of the 2011/2012 and replacing it with the 2013 or newer insides, seems to a technical challenge and cost that would make it easier just to purchase a 2013 with everything you want already in it. :D
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Re: Replacing 3.6KWh with 6.6KWh On-Board Charger

Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:28 pm

If your '12 Leaf has CHAdeMO, https://www.evseadapters.com/products/p ... k-charger/ with J1772 adapter would allow your Leaf to charger faster on J1772 stations that are above 16 amps at 240 volts.

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