[Oeva-list] Nissan Leaf

gfifield at onlinenw.com gfifield at onlinenw.com
Fri Jul 23 19:01:41 PDT 2010

I believe that there is serial communications that must go on between the
Nissan Leaf and the J1772 box.
This includes some negotiations on powering the circuit and protocal for
things like the plug is kicked out or there is a power failure, etc. Why
this all has to cost so much is beyond me, but some software guy must get
paid and all that SAE committe work and UL approval etc.
Somehow I don't think they are going to let you buy a NISSAN Leaf without
an approve charger sitting in your garage.


> On 7/23/10 7:49 AM, gfifield at onlinenw.com wrote:
>> We shall see about the free charger; if it isn't free; that is a deal
>> breaker.
> My understanding is that this expensive thing is so because it's got all
> the monitoring stuff in it for their study.  The actual charger is in
> the car, and if you don't want to do the study or didn't qualify, then
> all you need is a J1772 plug.  The question is, how much is such a basic
> setup?  I'm guessing it's not as cheap and simple as just sticking
> another 220V outlet in my garage (which cost about $150 as I recall),
> but I don't know if J1772 is just a plug, or is there some sort of extra
> sensing.  I'm guessing it has at least some sort of ground fault system,
> is there more?  I'm thinking it would be wise to have something that
> plugs into standard (several of them ;-) ) 220V outlets; didn't someone
> post here a week or so ago that something like that was coming out for a
> few hundred?
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