Nissan Leaf Charging Cable Guide
The Nissan Leaf is one of the most popular electric vehicles in the UK and is recognised and admired globally. As one of the pioneers of modern EVs, both Nissan and its most famous model have become synonymous with the progression and transition towards a future of electric vehicles. The commercial success of the first Leaf, released in 2012 led to the subsequent development of newer versions. With upgrades to battery capacity, range and decreased charging times each adaptation is more impressive than the last whilst still retaining the charm of the original Leaf that was so popular.
What cable do I need for a Nissan Leaf?
The earliest version of the Nissan Leaf uses a Type 1 – Type 2 connection, however newer models released after 2018 have a Type 2 – Type 2 connection instead. Although it is important to select the correct cable for your specific vehicle, home and public charging points all use a Type 2 connector which means that all EVs are compatible and able to charge. This ensures you should always be able to find a charging point you can use, no matter where you are.
The most recent Leaf’s onboard charger can handle a maximum charge rate of 6.6kW, with our cables being fully capable of handling the highest charge speed the vehicle can accept through that connection. This means that our three-phase cables will be fully compatible with the latest model of the Nissan Leaf, however they will charge at a maximum rate of 6.6kW.
Depending on your situation you may need to consider purchasing a cable that is more flexible. Fortunately, at EVwired our 5 metre cables are available in two different versions. ‘Straight’ which is our standard cable and ‘coiled’ which, like a phone wire, can be manipulated more easily. While an outstretched coiled cable is still 5 metres in length, it is better suited to tight spaces and awkward angles.
Nissan Leaf charging speed and range
The battery charge for the Nissan Leaf will get you a range of 168 miles, giving it enough range for most trips.
Charging times are an important consideration for any EV driver. Depending on your charge box set up an EVwired cable will take between 6 hours to fully charge your vehicle, which makes overnight top-ups ideal and easy. The wide availability of public charging stations means that you will never be caught short.
Why purchase an EVwired cable?
Each cable is made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is hard wearing and remarkably weather resistant, in both hot and cold climates. Our cables also boast an IP55 rating, which means they are well protected against dust and almost unaffected by water. Can the cable still be used in the rain? Yes! So there is no need to panic if your cable gets caught outside or if the weather turns when you’re out and about.
Each purchase comes with a high-quality EVwired carry bag which makes it easy to transport our cables during the school/work run and beyond. As the number of charging points up and down the UK increases, stopping for a top-up has never been easier, better yet our cables can be used at any Type 2 public charge point or home charge point.
Do not worry though! No matter which of our cables you choose to use, the Nissan onboard charger will automatically charge at the rate determined by the cable and the charging station.
At EVwired we have great confidence in the cables that we offer – and to give you peace of mind – each cable purchase comes with a 5-year warranty. Our UK based support is ready to help with any queries or questions that you may have.
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