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The longer answer:

The Leaf has two ports - a chademo (400v 100A) great big thing that you use on the Rapid chargers at the motorway or Ikea, and a smaller, J1772 port that seems to accept anything with the right plug on it. The 6kW Leaf will suck more through this port than the 3kW one is able to.

With the upgraded charger, Nissan won't supply you with an EVSE (instead they give you a cable that means you can use the J1772 port at its fastest rate whilst out and about). You will want/need to buy an EVSE.
 

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Maybe worth a sticky on this forum like this excellent post on LT.

http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread.php/14363-Charging-the-Leaf
Dean, whilst that Leaftalk post makes total sense to me now, a few months ago when I was in the same position as the original poster I have to admit I found it very confusing. This talk of Type 1 and Type 2 didn't seem to make sense to me, and then it threw the word Mennekes into the mix. And when I looked it up on wikipedia and it started to go on about type 1, type 2, mode 1, mode 2 etc, I can't say I felt any clearer about it.

It's not obvious, when you first start looking at this stuff, that the words 'fast', 'and 'rapid' do not mean the same thing in this context.
 
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