This is a video about "Nissan Leaf Emergency Power"
We have had a BLACKOUT ! Can our Nissan Leaf power our house?
#nissanleaf #electriccars #EV
P.S. This was implemented as a temporary solution in an emergency. This is a story of our experience, and does not go too deep into the technical guff.
We were initially using ELCB (Earth leakage Circuit breakers). But because we were using two galvanically (no direct current path between input and output) isolated power sources, we realised ELCB was not going to operate safely in this circumstance, so we stopped using them.
For our safety, we deliberately choose an "Australian electrically approved" pure sine wave inverter, which had galvanic isolation. Always consult with your local electrician, who has experience with inverters, and such devices. Also read the documentation that came with your inverter.
Sit back relax, put another shrimp on the Barbie (BBQ)
Enjoy this episode
Cheers Karen and Shane
0:38 The BIG storm !!!
2:25 Buy an inverter
3:07 Connect up !
3:40 What could we power up ?
4:25 How it works ?
4:51 Boost 12 Volt battery
6:10 How did we use the other Nissan Leaf ?
6:30 Big Problem !
7:54 Goodbye and Subscribe !
⚠️We do not receive "FREE STUFF" or "DISCOUNTS" from anybody !!
✅ HOW DO YOU BUY A 40kWh or 62kWh NISSAN LEAF or ANY JDM CAR
▶ If you are interested in importing through a broker in Australia (Save
between $5,000 – $10,000)
Call either of these top 3 Aussie importers, I cannot split them apart.
All have over 20 years experience and have imported tens of
thousands of cars between them.
⚠️ We have no commercial arrangements with any of them. In no
particular order !!
🚗 Prestige Motorsports. Speak to Geoff. 0418 944 253
🚗 Iron Chef Imports. Speak to Kristian. 0402 904 069
🚗 J-Spec. Speak to Ben. 0434 288 682
▶ If importing is too daunting for you, there are many Japanese car
dealers around Australia. (you will pay a bit extra, $5,000-$10,000)
Post your question on the "Nissan LEAF Owners Australia" group on
facebook. Get real world experiences, from people who have
purchased EV’s through dealerships, companies or websites
▶ For a new vehicle, The 62kWh and 40kWh are already available.
✅ WHERE DO YOU GET CHARGES, CABLES, AND OTHER EV STUFF?
▶ Evolution Australia
✅ WHERE DO YOU GET DASH/RADIO CONVERSIONS?
▶ Sydney – Star Auto Sound
Call or txt Ben 0468 455 494
▶ Melbourne – Evolution Australia
▶ Xanavi – Radio conversions (you have to download image, but easy
process). Better to contact him on whatsapp and email (check on
Checkout youtube video on radio conversion
✅ WHERE DO YOU GET COMPLIANCE DONE FOR IMPORTED VEHICLES ?
Call Jack from Top Secret Imports (TSI), lovely fellow to deal with.
✅ MORE EV NEWS AND INFO
Nissan LEAF owners Australia Facebook group
My Electric Car
We insure our EV through YOUI. They give a great competitive rate. Also offer roadside service as part of the policy. If you have a newer EV like us, not available in Australia, the actuaries at YOUI can assist with that as well.
Check for updates every couple of days on twitter @EV4ME2. The next video will go up in about a month. We only put up a video, when something big changes, or if we have a useful quick tip.
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