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  Reply # 1647132 7-Oct-2016 10:49
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I'd be a little pissed if had problems running 32A through that cable as it was part of the discussion when I got the work quouted.

But then I cook with gas and hot water is on demand so not drawing that much. (hopefull).

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  Reply # 1647135 7-Oct-2016 10:53
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There are calculators online that you can use or the app my sparky used. Yours should have done that before adding loads but like my aircon installers just stuck the aircon onto a power circuit and figured it would be fine. I guess that is right since I am now not running 10A of heater all the time in the room, just 3.something of aircon instead (except when my feet are cold)





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  Reply # 1647138 7-Oct-2016 10:55
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Your other big household load will be the oven,

 

So on a midwinter evening with a roast in the oven, the jug on for coffee, the clothes dryer running and the car charging you will be getting close to 60 amps 


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  Reply # 1647241 7-Oct-2016 12:49
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True.
If everything ran at once but that's not the way I live.

Default charging would be overtnight which would set the charger timer on the Leaf so if needed it would kick in at midnight and with 32A charging it would only take 4 hours from empty.

And if I got caught short and couldn't charge, I would just take the other car. Most families with two working parents plus kids have more than one car.

I've only been charging with 10A for last couple of months with no issues.

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  Reply # 1647263 7-Oct-2016 13:16
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The legality of a connection isn't determined by when you say you will use it, there are tables in the appropriate AS (3000 I think) that a sparky actually doing their job right will add up to see if they can add the load to your board.

 

The shift to more efficient heating and lighting doesn't seem to have been taken into account with the loading figure tables for power sockets. Also I went crazy with this place with sockets everywhere, which count, whereas if I had put 1 per room it would be way lower loading, despite the fact that I would be running the same amount of stuff just with more powerstrips and extension cords.





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  Reply # 1648086 9-Oct-2016 16:54
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Hi Guys

 

Bought a 2016 Tekna 30kw on Saturday Very impressed with it. Drove from Auckland to Hamilton with plenty to spare. The maps/ Navigation are set to England and only have European countries. This locks you out of many of the features of the car. I intend to go back to the dealer to discuss

 

this.  Any advice would be welcome. Very impressed with the assistance and comments made on this site regarding EVs

 

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  Reply # 1648087 9-Oct-2016 16:54
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Hi Guys

 

Bought a 2016 Tekna 30kw on Saturday Very impressed with it. Drove from Auckland to Hamilton with plenty to spare. The maps/ Navigation are set to England and only have European countries. This locks you out of many of the features of the car. I intend to go back to the dealer to discuss

 

this.  Any advice would be welcome. Very impressed with the assistance and comments made on this site regarding EVs

 

Cheers




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  Reply # 1648154 9-Oct-2016 19:27
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Bought a 2016 Tekna 30kw on Saturday Very impressed with it. Drove from Auckland to Hamilton with plenty to spare. The maps/ Navigation are set to England and only have European countries. This locks you out of many of the features of the car. I intend to go back to the dealer to discuss


this.  Any advice would be welcome. Very impressed with the assistance and comments made on this site regarding EVs


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As far as I understand it, that's just how it is. I'm surprised the vendor didn't cover this with you. A UK LEAF will have UK nav. There is no NZ nav from Nissan. Same with Carwings.

You can control purely local functionality pertaining to the car systems. Like scheduling the car to start charging at a certain time and stop when it reaches 80% (for example). The multi media stuff should work. Bluetooth should work. Hopefully you have a manual and can go though it and see what you can do and what you can't (because you aren't in Europe).

This is part of parallel importing cars the local dealers of the same brand don't actually sell.

You'll love the car, I think.

I've bought one as well and it arrives in Tauranga in a container ship in about an hour

Who did you buy your LEAF from?




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  Reply # 1648161 9-Oct-2016 19:41
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My 2015 Nissan LEAF (Model S) is for sale via Autolink. I'll add a link when I get one.

It's been an absolutely awesome car. It had 3,123km when I bought it in June and now has 14,343, so still pretty low and the battery is 100% SoH (State of Health).

I'm selling it because I'm upgrading to a 2016 LEAF Tekna from the UK with a 30kw battery.

Until I get a link, if you're interested you can call Autolink and ask about Steve's 2015 Model S. (09-378-9090)




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  Reply # 1648179 9-Oct-2016 20:02
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Thanks Linux Lover

 

AutoLink Auckland

 

Great to deal with. I have got everything sorted apart from the Navigation. USB setup was a piece of cake.  I guess I will keep using Waze app for my phone, which is very good. At the moment using the WEL Charger in TeRapa Hope to have my charger installed in my

 

garage in the next couple of days. Your comments  have been helpful.

 

Quick charge to 80% in about twenty minutes. Looks like I will get around the 180kms driving normally keeping to speed limit and normal traffic flows

 

Apparently Clarion are Head unit providers according to the manual. I have been searching their site They do have a

 

maps section with a download But I want to check it out thoroughly as it is quite expensive $100.00 American. I emailing them

 

Cheers

 

 




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  Reply # 1648217 9-Oct-2016 20:44
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Thanks Linux Lover

 

AutoLink Auckland

 

Great to deal with. I have got everything sorted apart from the Navigation. USB setup was a piece of cake.  I guess I will keep using Waze app for my phone, which is very good. At the moment using the WEL Charger in TeRapa Hope to have my charger installed in my

 

garage in the next couple of days. Your comments  have been helpful.

 

Quick charge to 80% in about twenty minutes. Looks like I will get around the 180kms driving normally keeping to speed limit and normal traffic flows

 

Apparently Clarion are Head unit providers according to the manual. I have been searching their site They do have a

 

maps section with a download But I want to check it out thoroughly as it is quite expensive $100.00 American. I emailing them

 

Cheers 

 

 

I bought the additional "Spark" (from Sweden) cable that lets me charge from any 10amp 3112 domestic power point. You can also get one from Juicepoint. They are $800-$1000 each as we are a small market,  but they give you the security of being able to charge your LEAF anywhere that has a normal household powerpoint. I bought one. 

What charger are you getting installed in your garage? :-) 

Also.....did you buy the grey 30kw LEAF? Henry showed that one to me. :-)  





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  Reply # 1648388 10-Oct-2016 10:22
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The Grey One Yes

 

Caravan port type. Are you suggesting other types? What the advice on only charging to 80% on a fast charge (Wel Enerrgy)

 

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  Reply # 1648420 10-Oct-2016 11:00
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The Grey One Yes

 

Caravan port type. Are you suggesting other types? What the advice on only charging to 80% on a fast charge (Wel Enerrgy)

 

Cheers

 

 

Caravan port type is fine. I have one. 

But I also have a separate cable that can plug in anywhere away from home. 

Here's a photo....though I didn't take a photo of the side that shows the ability to select 6amps, 10amps or 16amps. ( You would NEVER do 16amps through a normal household power point. The circuit breaker would trip instantly and if it didn't you'd call the fire department asap). I keep it locked on 10amp. 6amp is useful if the power point at the location already has something drawing power that you aren't able to turn off for whatever reason. But it charges very slowly. 

This charger lets you charge at 10amp....about 60% of the speed of your intended 16amp outlet. But 10amp is better than nothing if you find yourself away from home with less power than you thought. It adds about 9%-10% of battery per hour. Enough to be useful in an hour or two (two hours charge would give you about 16% -18% - so about 25km-30km) unless you REALLY screwed up your travel plans. :-) This cable is energy insurance. Autolink sold it to me for $1000. I would not be without it. 










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  Reply # 1648429 10-Oct-2016 11:26
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thanks for that


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  Reply # 1648437 10-Oct-2016 11:50
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Here's a photo....though I didn't take a photo of the side that shows the ability to select 6amps, 10amps or 16amps. ( You would NEVER do 16amps through a normal household power point. The circuit breaker would trip instantly and if it didn't you'd call the fire department asap). I keep it locked on 10amp. 6amp is useful if the power point at the location already has something drawing power that you aren't able to turn off for whatever reason. But it charges very slowly. 

 

 

Circuit breaker would not trip as power circuits are normally protected at 16 or 20 amps - sometimes even 25/27A breakers (not too sure on the legality of that but have seen it)

 

The weakest point would be that travel adapter that is on the charger, a standard wall outlet will survive that overload for quite sometime without damage. Think of the number of people that use a double adapter for their heater because the cutout in the 4 way power strip keeps tripping.





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