Post by kyuss on Jan 11, 2021 11:05:42 GMT 11
After a recent trip Qld to Central Coast NSW and back, I decided that it'd be cool to have my AC charging operate quicker for instances where there are no rapid charge options, and too great a distance for the Leaf's range (such as Pacific Highway, around Coffs c. Dec2020).
Took a punt and purchased a UK 6.6kw (6.6kva) charger from a mob called EVBreakers, and - potentially unnecessarily - also purchased the Type2 port and loom.
Noticed a dearth of media (photos, videos) of this mod being done on the ZE1, so I took a bunch of video and some photos (two below).
Once done, 1 annoying - but work-aroundable - problem i'm keen for ozleaf assistance on, and 1 problem i'm uncertain whether it will solve itself...
I'm getting a "Can't start" "Pull out charge plug" message (the only matches I get for that search term are Russian sites). When I disconnect the black two-wire connector (green & white wires) behind the charge panel it allows me to drive the car, but doesn't permit charging any more. When i plug it back up, it permits charging, but wont permit me to drive. A workaround for now is to manually disconnect it, but that is obviously a pain. A more robust - but still shitty - workaround would be to add a switch to one or both of those wires, accessible from beneath the charge port lid. I figure the fix will be something simple, but can't figure it out yet.
Keen for your thoughts.
"Service EV System" warning is displayed. Have seen this before when tinkering with stuff (instrument cluster removal junk), and it cleared itself. Will see if this one clears itself too... Read DTCs using LeafSpy Pro so will post those for help if needed.