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afe66

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#198075 25-Jun-2016 12:38
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I seriously looking at a UK Nissan Leaf.

 

So are there any differences between the UK and NZ main power standards.

 

Wikipedia has both as 230v and 50Hz.

 

Other than different plug ends are there any other differences?

 

 

 

A.

 

(I contacted nissan uk who just said talk to Nissan nz)

 

 


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  #1580092 25-Jun-2016 12:58
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The mains power is the same in both countries.

 

The different plugs are irrelevant because you will need an charging station installed by a sparky.





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  #1580098 25-Jun-2016 13:21

My understanding is that the UK uses 250V compared to NZ 230V. Also normal UK power sockets are rated to supply 13A compared to NZ 10A. Don't think that the different voltage makes any difference to a Leaf though.






 
 
 
 


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  #1580106 25-Jun-2016 13:57
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Aredwood:... UK uses 250V  ...
240V, not 250V, but nominally now 230V.
See eg http://www.schneider-electric.co.uk/en/faqs/FA144717/ or http://www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk/pdfs/site-info/Explanation_230Volts.pdf for the curious history.


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  #1580146 25-Jun-2016 14:26
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Sideface:

 

The mains power is the same in both countries.

 

The different plugs are irrelevant because you will need an charging station installed by a sparky.

 

 

 

 

Was hoping to just plug into our 230v 10A wall socket in the short term.

 

 

 

A.

 

 

 

"For homes without a home charging unit, or when you can’t locate a dedicated public charging station, the Nissan LEAF comes with a standard (EVSE) charging cable featuring a regular three-pin plug. This lets you charge anywhere you can find a 10A socket. The use of a dedicated circuit for your chosen socket is recommended. Opt for the optional 6.6kW on-board charger and you'll also get a 7-pin mode 3 type 3 cable, which works on compatible public fast chargers."

 

https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/leaf/charging-range.html

 

 

 

If I drink and swallow the EV cool aid, I might see if the uk home chargers can be used here. (will need to look at the wiring going to the garage as its 40 years old)


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  #1580207 25-Jun-2016 16:22
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afe66:

 

Sideface:

 

The mains power is the same in both countries.

 

The different plugs are irrelevant because you will need an charging station installed by a sparky.

 

 

Was hoping to just plug into our 230v 10A wall socket in the short term.

 

"For homes without a home charging unit, or when you can’t locate a dedicated public charging station, the Nissan LEAF comes with a standard (EVSE) charging cable featuring a regular three-pin plug. This lets you charge anywhere you can find a 10A socket.

 

The use of a dedicated circuit for your chosen socket is recommended. ..."

 

 

In other words, don't run anything else off the same circuit (because you will need 10 amps for the charger).

 

This will be a slower charge than you would get from a proper charging station.

 

Yes, you should get your ageing garage wiring checked.





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