This is the way to go.
GaRailroader wrote: ↑Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:26 am I apologize in advance is this has been discussed many times before. I tried searching and couldn't find it. I picked up a 2022 Nissan Leaf SV with Tech Package on Saturday, so I am new to the Leaf though not new to EVs. We also have a Tesla Model 3 that we've owned for 3.5 years. The dealer showed me the hook in the rear cargo area for securing the charging cable bag during transport and there seems to be a lot of emphasis of always having this charging cable with you. I was planning on doing a more permanent install on the EVSE that came with the Leaf as I believe it will also charge my Tesla with the J-1772 adapter that I have.(I don't have an adapter to use the Mobile Tesla charger on the Leaf) What is the consensus, do people always have their EVSE with them? In 3.5 years of Tesla ownership, I used the mobile charging cable twice while on vacations during the first year of ownership but now we don't even pack it when we go on vacation. Charging options are readily available enough that resorting to level 1 charging doesn't seem worth it. One other detail, this car is intended to be a 2nd car that will be used as a commuter and rarely leave the Atlanta metro area.
When it comes to portability, my own preference was the lower power 120v L-1 unit that came with earlier gen LEAFs but was converted to 240v by EVSEupgrade. It's physically smaller & lighter and the cord is not as heavy/bulky. The slightly lower peak amperage is a small trade-off, but that's not necessarily a bad attribute because it's more adaptable to 240v circuits that have lower capacity. That makes it more usable for residential situations where it's more common to find a 30 amp (24 amp max continuous) cloth dryer circuits. I kept a small plastic bucket with a snap lid that held multiple adapters and an extension cord, and acted as a weather protector. The key disadvantage to that nice 240v L2 unit that came with the current gen LEAF is the amperage draw is not adjustable to match the circuitry available.GaRailroader wrote: ↑Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:17 pm Thank you all for the input and good ideas. I am just going to use the NIssan EVSE as my dedicated home charger for now as I already have the adapter to fit the Tesla. Knightmb indicated he found a small EVSE that would fit behind the interior panel where the tire kit is stored. I'd be interested in make and model of that one as that sounds like a good compromise insurance policy. I assume this is likely a level 1.
I actually put one together from parts I ordered from China, but any of the L1 you see on Amazon or other sites are usually small enough to fit in the area with room to spare. I also keep a 50' outdoor extension cable, a 20,000 lb tow line with hooks @ 20' of length, air pump (took my OEM out and bought a nicer one), tire patch kit, screw in tow hook for the front of the Leaf, and a wheel change kit (with tire rod, tools, etc.) and I think that's everything... Anyway, there is a lot of space in there...GaRailroader wrote: ↑Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:17 pm Knightmb indicated he found a small EVSE that would fit behind the interior panel where the tire kit is stored. I'd be interested in make and model of that one as that sounds like a good compromise insurance policy. I assume this is likely a level 1.