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hi every body!! i would like to ask to the community if somebody have manage to control and manage a nissan leaf charger to work with other battery used for diy conversion.

i couldn't find nothing so i guess nobody did that, but i want to ask it to be sure because it will be great to use it,

it has a good power and also some of them have all the hardware to do dc charging


let me know if you have some news about it!!
 

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Amps are amps, volts are volts.

I'm curious what factor(s) you think would limit using whatever battery type you like with a given charger?

Usually people start with a given bank, and then identify chargers that suit, right?
 

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Amps are amps, volts are volts.

I'm curious what factor(s) you think would limit using whatever battery type you like with a given charger?

Usually people start with a given bank, and then identify chargers that suit, right?
i think the limit facto on using charger or component from a specific car is the control boards that in generally have codes to work with that specific car...
i thought that for the charger component of the leaf is the same thing.

i mean i have seen people working and offering reverse engeneered board to use tesla charger and other... i was looking for some controller board similar to use the nissan leaf charger because i can get it very cheap, looks very small and some of the have dc fast charger feature...

but the thing is i can't find nobody that have played with this specific charger in the diy community!
 

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Sorry, it was the Leaf motor controller he have found a solution for. But maybe the same person who have made the custom board for the controller knows how to use the charger also?
 

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Brusa? i'm looking to it, but what do you mean?

i'm very interested in find a way to use this system for my conversion..
Brusa is a company that makes chargers that are popular with DIY and OEM companies for charging solutions.


Back in 2012/13 I took a aircooled NLG512/13 and hacked my Leaf so I could charge at 7.2kw because I didn't have CHAdeMO on mine.


Then I sold the aircooled setup to a friend (another Leaf owner) and I got 2 water-cooled NLG's and put them in the Leaf so I had 10kw of charging.


Anyways... the thread, CAN data, pics, etc are all on MyNissanLeaf forum I'm sure still. We've all moved on to Rav4ev's and Tesla hacking now.


I also have plenty of YT vids that I took long ago..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvj_6W-8nTY


from there you can look at my channel and other EV vids I did long ago..


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Brusa? i'm looking to it, but what do you mean?

i'm very interested in find a way to use this system for my conversion..
Brusa is a company that makes chargers that are popular with DIY and OEM companies for charging solutions.


Back in 2012/13 I took a aircooled NLG512/13 and hacked my Leaf so I could charge at 7.2kw because I didn't have CHAdeMO on mine.


Then I sold the aircooled setup to a friend (another Leaf owner) and I got 2 water-cooled NLG's and put them in the Leaf so I had 10kw of charging.


Anyways... the thread, CAN data, pics, etc are all on MyNissanLeaf forum I'm sure still. We've all moved on to Rav4ev's and Tesla hacking now.


I also have plenty of YT vids that I took long ago..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvj_6W-8nTY


from there you can look at my channel and other EV vids I did long ago..


Jason

I will watch all the video you made!!!
Do you think will be possible to take control of the leaf charger?
At home I will be very limited to the power of my electricity contract.. I don't even think I can use the full 6kw of power... I'm limited to 3kw of power.
Around town i will use the chademo... I will run Orion bms who seems it can control DC charger.
I just need the hardware.

Jason do you think is possible to make the leaf charger work outside a leaf?

Thanks!!!!
 

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Around town i will use the chademo... I will run Orion bms who seems it can control DC charger.
Sorry, are you saying there are BMS units that allow DIY battery banks to interface with public EV charging stations?

Please (anyone) link to where I can learn more about that if true.
 

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Just so you guys know, all the info you're asking has been done and been posted on the MyNissanLeaf site.


The ENTIRE car and CAN bus has been hacked and sniffed years ago so control of all the devices and DIY stuff is possible.


Thing is, no one really wants a 3kw charger (the 3.3kw is really only 3kw output) which is why we did the Brusa.


Anyways, Look at the MNL site and there's section just for CAN and yes! They have even done the 6kw stock charger as well.


Good luck!
 

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Just so you guys know, all the info you're asking has been done and been posted on the MyNissanLeaf site.


The ENTIRE car and CAN bus has been hacked and sniffed years ago so control of all the devices and DIY stuff is possible.


Thing is, no one really wants a 3kw charger (the 3.3kw is really only 3kw output) which is why we did the Brusa.


Anyways, Look at the MNL site and there's section just for CAN and yes! They have even done the 6kw stock charger as well.


Good luck!

Jason hi!! well the thing is that in my country the contract at home for electricity is 3kw per 220v max! so i can't use nothing much powerfull than that anyway! if i ask for upgrade at 6kw it will cost a ton of money!!

i'm also working on an offgrid lipo+solar system where i could run a bigger inverter.. but as far as i can see there are leaf that runs 6.6kw charger who gives me room for such application.

around town there is chademos so it's perfect for my daily use... i will run a small battery... 16 to 32kwh and i need to recharge roughly 10 to 12 kwh per night every day during 8 to 10 hours..

i will look in to brusa anyway... i was interesting in the leaf charger also for the chademo hardware that's why..
 

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Sorry, are you saying there are BMS units that allow DIY battery banks to interface with public EV charging stations?

Please (anyone) link to where I can learn more about that if true.

At the moment i'm just refering to their website.. i didn't contact them yet for further info on it.. i really hope i can interface with them to public charging...

https://www.orionbms.com/products/orion-bms-standard/

"Direct hardware support for several popular charging protocols including hardware support for SAE J1772 (directly interfacing with the pilot / proximity lines) and CHAdeMO for DC fast charging."
 

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Wow agree, anything OTS that helps us do this will be fantastic
Ots? What does it mean?

Anyway I hope that Orion will be helpful on this... With small battery around town.. The time of a cup of coffee you got what you need to go around...
 
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