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Re: Carrying EVSE Charging Cable in Vehicle

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:51 pm
by Flyct
I installed a 14-50R, 50 amp 240 receptacle in the shed at our vacation cabin and permanently leave the Nissan EVSE plugged in there. I’ve used it to charge my friends Tesla Y a few times with his adaptor. At home I have a Eaton hard wired EVSE that I installed in 2015 that is used as the primary charger source.

I bought a second Nissan EVSE 120/240v on eBay for only $225 and keep it in the truck in the bag. In 5+ years of leaf ownership I’ve never used the one in the trunk but I keep it there in case. The ability to plug it into either 120 or 240 is an advantage.

Re: Carrying EVSE Charging Cable in Vehicle

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:24 pm
by GaRailroader
knightmb wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:05 pm
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.

Thanks again!
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... :lol:
Wow. I had no idea there was that much space back there. You are very prepared. I ended up buying a J-1772 adapter for our Tesla Mobile Connector, this way my wife doesn't need to mess with an adapter on her car and the Tesla cord seems more user friendly.(Smaller diameter, less stiff, much smaller brick). This also give me the ability to use a Tesla destination charger to charge the Leaf by taking my adapter with me.