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when I got the car I got a pretty good price so didnt blink when there was no type 2 to type 1 cable - apparently they come with the car but just had the standard 'granny' charger

I decided to get one and saw a 2nd hand on ebay for £80 delivered then we locked down, decided to try my work run, as going back next week and popped into Supermarket where there are free 'podpoint' tried it in 2 of those but didnt charge, luckily a NIssan dealership down the road has a Chandemo charger - also tried the cable in the normal fast charger there - also didnt work.

A passing salesman suggested it might be because its not an authentic Nissan Cable.

Is this a common fault?
 

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The easiest resolution is to find another local Leaf owner who owns a working cable and eliminate whether it's your car or your cable at fault by alternate use in both cars - using a charger that's also known to be working. Perhaps the local Nissan dealer is in a good mood and willing to assist.
 

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If the car is charging on the granny cable its likely the car is fine. The probability is the cable is faulty, Type 1 cables can fail at the car end, there is a micro-switch in the handle which is operated by the catch - this is where the problem can occur sometime they can be dismantled and fixed.
There is a thread on here somewhere showing a repair.
 

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A passing salesman suggested it might be because its not an authentic Nissan Cable.

That's the sort of comment a salesman might make.

To explore further, I have a JVC television. I plug my HP Laptop into the JVC TV using an HDMI cable made by Belkin. Guess what, it all works together.
 

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I agree that on the balance of probabilities it's the eBay cable that has been offloaded with no shame when it failed the vendor. But I am also suspicious of the absence of a cable in the car when purchased. If the car had a glitch using it then removing it from the boot on sale day would prevent a buyer from discovering that fact too soon. But that's an outside guess as the granny works so the socket and DC converter must be OK in the car.
 

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A passing salesman suggested it might be because its not an authentic Nissan Cable.

That's the sort of comment a salesman might make.

To explore further, I have a JVC television. I plug my HP Laptop into the JVC TV using an HDMI cable made by Belkin. Guess what, it all works together.
If you follow his reasoning feathered chargers would not work!
 

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Hi

when I got the car I got a pretty good price so didnt blink when there was no type 2 to type 1 cable - apparently they come with the car but just had the standard 'granny' charger

I decided to get one and saw a 2nd hand on ebay for £80 delivered then we locked down, decided to try my work run, as going back next week and popped into Supermarket where there are free 'podpoint' tried it in 2 of those but didnt charge, luckily a NIssan dealership down the road has a Chandemo charger - also tried the cable in the normal fast charger there - also didnt work.

A passing salesman suggested it might be because its not an authentic Nissan Cable.

Is this a common fault?
Sometimes, easiest to directly test the cable. A multimeter and some custom-made probes made out of copper wire is sufficient to check continuity of P L N and control pilot end to end. Check microswitch action at the type 1 end as well.
 

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A rare problem but it happens. I’d guarantee your cable would work on a different model leaf and a outlander.
 

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I bought my Tekna, my first EV in February, from a non EV specialist at a very good price and was assured the cables were in the boot. I saw the Nissan bag and assumed this was the case but when I got it home and needed a first charge there was only a granny cable so rang to complain and they arranged for a non Nissan cable to be delivered to my house which so far has been faultless and I use it regularly to top up at various Pod Points for free in local supermarkets and car parks.
 

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I seem to recall reading somewhere that granny cables were the only ones supplied after a certain date. My 64 plate Tekna had only the one cable too.
 

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I seem to recall reading somewhere that granny cables were the only ones supplied after a certain date. My 64 plate Tekna had only the one cable too.
Yes, when Gen2 came out in late 2013 you got just a granny lead with 3.3kW onboard charger and just a Type 2 lead if you have the 6.6kW charger; I had to get a granny lead from eBay. Not sure exactly when Nissan began supplying both again.
 

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Yes, when Gen2 came out in late 2013 you got just a granny lead with 3.3kW onboard charger and just a Type 2 lead if you have the 6.6kW charger; I had to get a granny lead from eBay. Not sure exactly when Nissan began supplying both again.
My 2015 3.3 had a granny only, the 6.6s had a type 2.
My 2016 6.6 had both.
 
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I found a generic type 2 to be problematic purely from the length of the clasp at the type 1 car end.
It was too long so sometimes wouldn't clear the microswitch.
Giving the effect you have pressed the button to pull it out (which de-energises the supply).

Solution was to file a few mm off.
 

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When I first got my leaf I Tried 2 or 3 different type 2 chargers with my type 1 to type 2 cable which come with the vehicle when I bought it and would not charge.
I tested the cable with a multi meter and tested the micro switch and all was fine then the penny dropped that I had not turned off the charging timer!
Tried again and pressed the timer button and all great felt like a right xxxx!
 

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For my genuine Nissan Type 2 - Type 1 lead, sometimes I find the rubber sealing ring inside the Type 1 connector has become displaced, preventing the connector properly seating in the car charging port. The sealing ring can be put back into its proper position after removing the inner sleeve of the Type 1 connector. Have some photos (somewhere on my computer) which I will post if anyone is interested.
 

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Does anyone use a short coiled cable as I find my supplied too long for Waitrose!

was looking for something small but worry about the weight of a coiled on the connector. Anyone else use a short or coiled cable?
 

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Does anyone use a short coiled cable as I find my supplied too long for Waitrose!

was looking for something small but worry about the weight of a coiled on the connector. Anyone else use a short or coiled cable?
I wouldn't personally, weight, tension if stretched or excess when not extended, plus a perfect trap for rain and crud.
I tend to do several loose loops and drop it over the pillar at the front of the parking spot.

Wouldn't go to the expense of an extra shorter lead as ROI would take forever.
 
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