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Leafs Encounter Charging Problems; GE’s WattStation Blamed

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by NigelM, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Actually, looks like GE is not admitting fault as the URL states. That said, there does seem to be an indication of problems.

     
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    My first thought is that it's probably Nissan's fault for not making their charger robust enough. After all, how complicated is an EVSE?
     
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    When it's your car (brand), it's the stations' fault. When it's not, it's the car. ;-)
     
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    Good point. Without having read the article, I suppose it's possible that voltage spikes (or something) on the pilot signal might screw things up on the car end. You'd expect that 240 VAC is just passed without conditioning.
     
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    Nissan Software To Blame For Charging Failures In LEAF, Not GE WattStation. Fix Coming

    General Electric WattStation | Plug In America

     

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