Charging your new Nissan LEAF electric car is simple. Plug it at home, the same way you charge your phone, or use one of the rapid chargers installed at most motorway service stations. The fast ones (CHADeMo) provide up to 80% charge in 30 minutes on the 24kWh battery.
How to charge your electric car at home
1. Get charger
You can purchase Regular (or Fast) home EV charger at Elecrolease Shop
2. Turn off the car
Just switch it off, there is a big glowing button for it. Use the button on the right had side of the driving wheel to open a hatch (it’s under Nissan logo at the front).
3. Connect to the charger
Pull the safety pin to open the protective cover on the left, smaller port: SAE J1772 (IEC Type 1). Don’t worry about the big one, CHAdeMO, it’s unlikely that you’d have it in your garage).
Furmly push the charger connector down until it clicks.
If connected properly, the car will make two consequential beeping sounds and the destinctive blue lights will start blinking under the wind screen.
Three beeps mean poor connection – please re-connect the charger.
4. Wait and see
In 8-12 hours the car will be fully charged. It takes considerably less when using Fast Home EV Charger, but these are quite powerful and use 15A plugs, which means that you’d need an electrician to upgrade the wall socket.
5. Disconnect and drive away
The charger is automatically unlocked at the end of that process. You’d be able to disconnect it.
Also, there is an unlocking button on your Nissan Leaf keyholder.
Note: brand new chargers may be harder to pull out.
Usually, one charges up to 80%. However, it is sometimes advised to charge up to 100% on a weekly basis to keep the batery healthy.
Regular home EV charger Specs
8A, 10 hours full charge time
- Standard 10A plug
- Maximum amperage 8A
- 3m long cable
- Meets standards: AS/NZS4417, SAEJ1772 IEC62196-2 GB/T 20234.1/2-2011
No need to change your wall power socket. This kind of charger is using the usual AU/NZ plug. It takes longer to charge (8-12 hours), but you don’t have to call an electrician to change the socket.
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