HV Battery Translator

While our existing battery pairing tool already allows battery swaps to be performed efficiently and safely between like-to-like models, its use is limited to swapping battery packs within the same generation of Leaf battery packs, of which there are several variants (there are currently 7 which we are aware of). Our HV Battery Translator allows the ability to swap later model higher capacity (longer range) battery packs into earlier cars. This is done by transferring the complete battery pack along with its correct lithium battery controller (LBC) which is fitted inside it.
Previously the only way to achieve these conversions was opening the factory sealed battery pack and swapping various components such as the LBC.  However, using an earlier LBC with higher capacity cells than it was designed for, creates significant problems with the estimation of battery capacity, state of charge and range.  This process was also time consuming, hazardous and far from elegant.
The solution is EVs Enhanced’s HV Battery Translator, a battery to car translator that can be easily installed to effortlessly and elegantly resolve communications problems between an earlier car and a later-type battery. The battery translator module sits between the donor battery and recipient Leaf keeping all systems happy. Using the entire battery pack from another vehicle ensures that the LBC is a perfect match for the cells being used so it can function as originally intended.

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This Battery Translator in conjunction with our HV Battery Pairing Tool, offers a wealth of new battery exchange opportunities for Leaf owners,  especially as new third party battery packs are introduced at the top end. Going forward, we will have a cascading range of battery upgrade options.

Our first translator, the 30-2-AZE0E is now available through our Christchurch Service Centre and selected partners allowing 30kWh (model ‘3’ or ‘F’) batteries to be installed into early AZE0 Leafs (AZE0-0 and AZE0-1) providing an upgrade from the original 24kWh battery pack shipped with the vehicle. Currently in beta testing are the 24L-2-ZE0 and 30-2-ZE0 translators allowing Gen 1 ZE0 Owners to install later AZE0 batteries. Also in beta release is the 40-2-AZE0L, which will allow the 40kWh pack found in ZE1 Leafs to be fitted into the AZE0-2 Leaf. More details on these developments will be available soon.

PTC Power Outlet Delete Cap

A major difference found on the 2013 or newer (AZE0 & ZE1) model Nissan Leaf high voltage battery packs was the addition of a connector to supply power to the the PTC heater.  This was not found on the original battery packs from the 2011 and 2012 (ZE0). The ZE0 Leaf instead supplied power to the PTC heater from the junction box in the engine bay.  In addition to the communications problems solved by our battery translators, the additional connector creates a problem when fitting a later packs into the original 2011-2012 Leaf as there will be nothing connected to this connector on the replacement battery.  In this case, the connector has a safety detection circuit that will prevent the car being driven.  In addition to this, when left open, the battery pack is no longer water tight creating another risk of safety or damage.

Custom made from high quality anodised aluminium and engineering grade plastics, this Delete Cap securely fits over the PTC Power Outlet, completing the required detection circuit while sealing and protecting the connector to allow safe operation.

This is available as part of our Translator kits or sold separately

What Translator do I need?

Watch this 2012 Leaf getting upgraded

HV Battery Translator - CHCH Service Centre Only

Dates are services are subject to availability. Our service centres hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. One of our team will contact you within 2 working days to confirm your booking. Alternatively, you can contact our service centre for bookings on 032818572

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