Post by markrmarkr on Oct 29, 2018 12:55:28 GMT 11
Max battery voltage on a Gen-1 Leaf is 392 V. Max current the 10 KW Setec can give is 22 Amps. So the max power you can get from it is 392 x 22 = 8.6 KW. To get 22 Amps you have to crank the Setec past the recommended 20 Amps. Also 392 Volts is the start of the constant voltage point on the charge curve, so 8.6 KW is the most you will see, just before it starts to throttle back the current. If you start charging from a very flat battery you may get 350 x 22 = 7.7KW initially.
I can't speak for the Electway. You will have to find the specs for it, and do your own calculation.
The other consideration is - how easy is it to use. You need to look at cable positioning and handles etc. But the main issue is weight. I assure you I've use my Setec well into double figures, possibly triple figures, and "EASE OF USE - IS IMPORTANT".
PS. I bought my Setec with someone else (so 2 x Setecs in the one order) and it cost $2400 USD. By the time I had it in hand, with exchange rates, and customs etc; the price had climbed to about $4000 AUD.
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2018 13:06:51 GMT 11 by markrmarkr
As per Mark et al, I bought the SETEC two years back, initially had issues that SETEC fixed. I find its a great option as with my battery loss, 1-1.5 hour fills me. Way faster than the standard charger. PS mine will be on the market soon along with the LEAF as I am emigrating to Europe