The Nissan OEM EVSE are very robust. After selling my Leaf I sold the 2 extra 296M1-5SA0A NISSAN EVSEs on eBay for $329 each.LansingLeaf78 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:49 am Hi all. New member here from Lansing, Michigan. I'm sorry if these are repeated questions but I could not find them in a search.
I need a new portable charge cable for my 2018 Leaf SV and only have 110/120V outlet availability. From Nissan, the part model number for this trim level is 296M1-5SA0A and cost ~$2000. There are many Nissan labled OEM cables on ebay that cost quite a bit less, but none with that model number. I know there are also many aftermarket cables on Amazon, etc.
My questions are: 1) can OEM cables be used for various trim levels regardless of model number? And 2) what have people's experiences been with the aftermarket cables? Good, bad, battery damaging, etc. ?
How does the timer function on this unit?ddansb01 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:40 pm I use a level 1 from Amazon, a "Keruida Level 1 EV Charger". It is adjustable from 8-12-16 amps, so compatible with a variety of 120 volt outlets.
My garage happened to have a single outlet 20 amp circuit available, so I use the 16 Amp setting. The amperage is only 33% more than the 12 amp used on the 2023 Nissan EVSE, but the actual charging is running closer to 50% more. It gives me 7-8 GOM miles per hour of charging and 4.5% battery level added per hour. I think the GOM is higher than actual, more likely about 6.
Here is the one I have. It works fine. The plug is a tight fit in the car. The cable is light and easy to handle since it does not have 220 volt capability.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09MH ... UTF8&psc=1