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Hi,

I'm sure this has been discussed many times and the research has already been done.

I've upgraded to a new Nissan leaf and I need to change my connector from a Type 1 to a Type 2. How is the best (and cheapest!) way of doing this.

My neighbour is a qualified electrician and has volunteered to help if I get the right bits.

Questions!

1. Shall I buy a new connector or a tethered cable?
2. If I open the pod point and change the connector will Pod Point have some way of knowing that still requires me to pay them hundreds of pounds?!
3. Will someone want to buy my old type 1 connector and where is best to advertise?

Thank you! Really appreciate any help.

Ben :)
 

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The stock answer is ' open podpoint disconnect the 5 wires, remove charging lead, replace with new type 2 charging lead"

Ask your electrician if he has a hydraulic crimper. If yes, purchase just the type 2 plug and ask him to change it. EvBitz sell good quality type 2 connectors. There are other cheaper by £5 pound ones in the internet but harder to fit.

The stock answer is normally given by folk who just don't know how to crimp the terminals or who have never done the job.

There is no intelligence in the cable, the EVSE will never know you have changed the connector.
 

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The stock answer is ' open podpoint disconnect the 5 wires, remove charging lead, replace with new type 2 charging lead"

Ask your electrician if he has a hydraulic crimper. If yes, purchase just the type 2 plug and ask him to change it. EvBitz sell good quality type 2 connectors. There are other cheaper by £5 pound ones in the internet but harder to fit.

The stock answer is normally given by folk who just don't know how to crimp the terminals or who have never done the job.

There is no intelligence in the cable, the EVSE will never know you have changed the connector.
Absolute legend!
Perfect answer.

Thank you so much

B
 

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The other option is to buy a Type 1 to Type 2 adaptor cable, e.g: -
 

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I had the same issue after changing from an old style LEAF to an MG. I bought one of these on Amazon and it arrived yesterday. One end plugs securely in to the Type 2 charging port on the car and your tethered Type 1 lead goes in to the other. I put it on for an overnight charge and it's worked fine. Nothing has melted or caught fire and the car is sitting on 100%. £80 is probably a bit dear for what it is, but it's a lot cheaper than the other options.
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It's quite easy do change the lead. I recently did it on my Pod Point.
 

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The stock answer is normally given by folk who just don't know how to crimp the terminals or who have never done the job.
Or who don't own a suitable hydraulic crimping tool. :rolleyes: The one off cost can't be justified along with the correct security bits to open the plugs.
 

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Hi,

I'm sure this has been discussed many times and the research has already been done.

I've upgraded to a new Nissan leaf and I need to change my connector from a Type 1 to a Type 2. How is the best (and cheapest!) way of doing this.

My neighbour is a qualified electrician and has volunteered to help if I get the right bits.

Questions!

1. Shall I buy a new connector or a tethered cable?
2. If I open the pod point and change the connector will Pod Point have some way of knowing that still requires me to pay them hundreds of pounds?!
3. Will someone want to buy my old type 1 connector and where is best to advertise?

Thank you! Really appreciate any help.

Ben :)
Hi We had this problem when we changed our leaf and what I did was buy a type 2. 32 amp tethered lead on e-bay and I just changed them over wire for wire, ( I did now what I was doing). GT.
 

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I had the same issue after changing from an old style LEAF to an MG. I bought one of these on Amazon and it arrived yesterday. One end plugs securely in to the Type 2 charging port on the car and your tethered Type 1 lead goes in to the other. I put it on for an overnight charge and it's worked fine. Nothing has melted or caught fire and the car is sitting on 100%. £80 is probably a bit dear for what it is, but it's a lot cheaper than the other options.
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The exact same one is availble on aliexpress for under £50.00, if you don't mind the slow delivery.
 
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