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Nissan Leaf Motor ??

20524 Views 9 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  arber333
I was just lookink at alternatives for AC motor, I see there are plenty on breaking Leafs.

So can the leaf motor be used in a DIY build mounted to the cars own gearbox using a third party controller.

Are there any "how to" threads?

I saw the adaptor plate thread looks good.

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Can you use the stock Leaf inverter, if you keep the stock throttle and sensors? I don't see why it wouldn't work, as long as the inverter thinks it's still in the original car.... plus this way, you can keep your regen.
I'm certainly no expert in the Leaf, but I think you've touched on the problem: for the inverter to think it's still in the Leaf, there is a lot of communication with other components (or something pretending to be those components) is needed.

My understanding is that this is why the people working on the DIY Tesla controller have taken their approach: if you can't convince the original controller that it's still in the original car, and you can't reprogram it, you can build a controller that works with the original inverter but does what you want. Unfortunately, you have to build a controller...
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