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So you charge with 110v? According to many sources, when charging with 110v it does not matter if you have 6.6KW charger or 3.3KW, they both charge the same on 110v. I debating on 6.6KW package but this would be beneficial only if used with L2 charger. Your statement confuses me.Report it
I was confused about this before we leased our Leaf, too. Short answerL definitely get the quick charge package if you ever intent to go out-of-town. Long answer: The charger is in the car, not at the charging stations. There are three ways to charge: L1: Plug the cable that comes with the car into a 110V outlet. Charges in 21 hours. Sounds like a long time, but that's all we use because I work from home and the car is plugged in whenever it is here. L2: Uses the same plug (on the car) as the 110V cable, but utilizes 220V, the same as you may have on your electric clothes dryer. This can either be from a dedicated charger you have installed, an extra 220V plug you have installed, or from any of the 220V charging stations around town (that uses the standard J1772 charging port in the Leaf). If you have the base 3.3 kW charger in the car, it will charge in 7 hours. It does not matter if the charging station in in your garage, or if you are paying my the hour at a commercial station. It's 7 hours. The quick charge package replaces the 3.3 kW charger with both a 6.6 kW charger and a quick chafer port. These are independent of each other. The 6.6 kW charger utilizes the same J1772 charging port, but charges the car in just 4 hours at any station, at home or out. The package also adds a Lever 3 port, known as a CHAdeMO port (see next paragraph). L3: This is a 440V port and system. The CHAdeMO charging stations are found mostly at Nissan dealerships, though there are a few commercial ones around. This system will give you an 80% charge in 30 minutes and a 100% charge in 1 hour. You need the quick charge package to get both the 6.6 kW charger and the 30 minute quick charge port. You don't want to go out of town and have to wait 7 hours to get back. And, you don't want to pay double the price of charging at an outside vendor because your car takes twice as long to charge. So, get the quick charge package is you will ever leave town.Report it
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