How to Charge the Nissan Leaf?
Level 1 Standard Outlet Charger
These Level 1 charging stations use a normal 120-volt connection, which utilizes any standard household outlet; there are no extra costs here. The downside is that charging times are extremely slow. Many Nissan Leaf owners will likely find that they deplete the battery faster than at the rate the vehicle charges.
Every Nissan Leaf comes standard with a portable charger that can plug into any standard 120-volt outlet. The 62 or 40-kWh battery pack can be fully charged in about 35 hours. This method, called “trickle” charging, only adds about three to four miles in an hour.
We highly do not recommend staying with Level 1 Charging as it will provide an unpleasant charging experience for you.
Level 2 Nissan Leaf Home Charger Install
Having a Level 2 EVSE installed at your home is ideal because most Leaf owners find they do the majority of their charging while they are asleep. Fortunately, the Leaf uses the standard J1772 connection found in all U.S.-based home and public EV chargers that supply 240-volt, Level 2 power. This increases the number of miles you can replenish to 22 miles an hour. The charging time is now much faster thanks to the Leaf’s new 6.6-kW onboard charger.
To have a level 2 charger installed in your home, you will need a professional installation by an electrician. We specialize solely in the installation of electric vehicle charging so we are your go-to guy!
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