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Delivery Date: 25 Aug 2021

Battery heat gate

As i'm sure you will all know, the battery heats up with every fast ( DC ) you do, to a point where it will only take 19kw/h of charge, I plan on traveling down to southern France and i'm wondering if charging on the 42kw AC chargers on route will heat the battery up the same as the DC fast chargers ?? any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
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Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2017
Leaf Number: 311806
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Battery heat gate

If you're referring to the J1772 port - which is the only AC port available on a Leaf - they are limited to 6.6kW.
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Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Battery heat gate

Charging rate is measured in kW, not "kw/h". OP is in Europe and I'm not clear about the OBCs on newer European Leafs which have Mennekes Type 2 inlets instead of J1772 inlets. I also don't know what year the OP's car is.

I believe the switch happened w/gen 2 Leaf.

'22 Niro EV
'19 Bolt Premier (bought back by GM)
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Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.
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Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: NM

Re: Battery heat gate

I'm reasonably sure (but not positive) that the European LEAF is limited to 16 Amps
European voltage is 230v, so a 3 phase wiring would be at 400volts, and power would be 6.4 kW
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. Cal
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr @28k miles. 10/21: 53.4 Ahr @ 40k miles
2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018. Sold 11/2021, awaiting Tesla Model Y

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