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Nissan Ariya Home EV Charging Guide

Nissan was an early pioneer in mass-produced electric vehicles with the Leaf, and now they have brought their experience to the all-new Ariya SUV. Reviewers praised Ariya’s comfortable and quiet ride.

The Ariya is available with single-motor FWD or dual-motor AWD configurations. There are two battery capacity options ranging from 63 to 87 kWh. That gives Ariya an EPA-rated range between 205 and 304 miles. Choose the FWD big battery trim, if you need the longest range.

The charging port on the Nissan Ariya features a standard J1772 / CCS connector. The onboard hardware can charge at 7.2 kW at home with a Level 2 charging station. See below our list of recommended home chargers for the Nissan Ariya.

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Nissan Ariya Charging Fast Facts

EV Charging ConnectorJ1772 / CCS
Battery Capacity63 – 87 kWh
Level 2 Charging Power7.2 kW
Level 2 Max Amps32 A
Level 2 [20-80%] Charge Time5 – 7 Hours
Level 3 Peak Power130 kW

Level 3 DC Charging Curve

Nissan Ariya DC Charging Curves

Wallbox Pulsar Plus (40 amp)

Wallbox Pulsar Plus for Nissan Ariya

Wallbox is the official recommended home charging partner from Nissan USA. We have a lot of experience with the Pulsar Plus unit, and we must agree it is a good pairing. The Pulsar Plus has an attractive design and it is also one of the most compact home charging stations out there, measuring just 7.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″.

The 40 amp version of the Pulsar Plus can provide more than enough power to charge the Ariya at home, so there is little need to splurge for the 48 amp version unless you’re futureproofing.

Wallbox also works great for households with multiple EVs that need to be charged simultaneously. Two or more Wallbox chargers on the same circuit can communicate with each other and balance the available household power between chargers.

Specs

  • Amperage: 40 and 48 amp versions
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50 or hardwire
  • Cord Length: 25 feet
  • Weatherproofing: NEMA 4
  • Networking: Wi-Fi + BT
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 years

Pros

  • Compact, attractive design
  • Reputable brand
  • Durable J1772 connector

Cons

  • The external cord holster design could be better

Full Pulsar Plus Review

Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger (40 Amp)

Grizzl-E Level 2 Charger with Nissan Ariya

Looking for something with few bells and whistles that just works? The Grizzl-E is one of our favorite home charging stations. It can supply up to 40 amps, but it is configurable down to 16 with hardware switches. This product undercuts the competition on price while focusing on durability.

This is a great choice for Ariya drivers in extreme climates. Grizzl-E is based in Canada, and its products are designed to perform in all weather conditions. The operating temperature range is between -22F to 122F for outdoor usage. Grizzl-E offers their charger painted white, black, or camo.

This charger is available with either NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 06-50 wall plus (check the SKU when ordering), and a licensed electrician can hardwire all variants. 

Specs

  • Amperage: Up to 40 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50, or hardwire
  • Cord Length: 24 feet
  • Weatherproofing:
    NEMA 4
  • Networking: No
  • App Control: No
  • Warranty: 3 years

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Heavy-duty charging cable, suitable for extreme climates
  • Value 

Cons

  • No smart features or app control
  • Plastic external cord holster

Full Grizzl-E Classic Review

Emporia Smart Level 2 EV Charger (48 Amp)

Emporia Level 2 Charger for Ariya

Colorado-based Emporia Energy has a competitive home charging station that offers smart connectivity features and 48 amp charging, all for a relatively low price. If you already have any other Emporia Energy product in your home, you can manage the products from the same great app. But the EV charging station is a competitive product in its own right. While it is less expensive than most 48 amp chargers, it does not cut corners in usability.

We really liked the high power output (48 amps hardwired, 40 amps over NEMA 14-50), and the highly durable single-piece metal charge cord holder. The charging cord too, was good quality but slightly shorter than competitors.

Specs

  • Amperage: Up to 48 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50 or hardwire
  • Cord Length: 24 feet
  • Weatherproofing:
    NEMA 4
  • Networking: Yes
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 years

Pros

  • Lower cost than competitors
  • Emporia app connectivity and scheduling
  • High-quality metal charge plug holder

Cons

  • The charge cord is shorter than the competition
  • The charger enclosure box is made from plastic

Full Emproa Review

AMPROAD iFlow P9 (40 Amp)

AmpRoad P9 for Nissan Ariya

If you need a home charging station for the Ariya that can be occasionally taken on the road, the AMPROAD could be it. This product has smart features and the power output of a home charging station, but it can be removed from the wall mount and taken to go.

This full package includes a wall mounting bracket, a wall cord holder, a generous 25-foot length, and a thick and durable cable.

Downsides? Not many. However, the smart features require the user to connect to the Wi-Fi network created by the charger instead of going through dedicated apps.

Specs

  • Amperage: Up to 40 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50
  • Cord Length: 25 feet
  • Cord Gauge: 8 AWG
  • Weatherproofing:
    IP67
  • Networking: Wi-Fi
  • App Control: No, web interface only
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros

  • Portable, has a high quality and thick cable
  • Clear LCD screen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

Cons

  • NEMA 14-50 placement at the top of the box may limit mounting options
  • Smart connectivity functions may have a learning curve

Full AMPROAD Review

ChargePoint Home Flex (50 Amp)

ChargePoint Home Flex for Nissan Ariya

While 50 amps is far more than the Ariya can accept, we must feature the ChargePoint Home Flex as the most premium home charging station option. ChargePoint is a reputable brand in public charging as well as home charging. The Home Flex is a good choice due to its smart and attractive design with an integrated cord holder and a good app.

The companion ChargePoint app allows you to schedule charging sessions when electricity is cheapest, as well as sends you reminders if you forget to plug in your Ariya. If you are a frequent user of the ChargePoint public charging network, you will appreciate the integration of the same app for home and public charging.

Specs

  • Amperage: Up to 50 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772 or NACS
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50, 6-50, or hardwire
  • Cord Length: 23 feet
  • Weatherproofing: NEMA 3R
  • Networking: Wi-Fi + BT
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 years

Pros

  • High-quality cord material
  • Many plug-in installation options
  • Alexa/Google Home integration
  • EnergyStar certification

Cons

  • Only one Home Flex can be paired to an account
  • The product is heavily dependent on the app

Full Home Flex Review

ShockFlo S1 Home EV Charger (40 amp)

ShockFlo S1 for the Nissan Ariya

A relative newcomer to home charging, ShockFlo has a good product on its hands for Ariya EV owners. The ShockFlo S1 is a good choice for tighter garages with space restrictions. The cord is shorter at only 17 feet, and it can tuck away nicely thanks to the side-mounted J1772 holder.

The 40 amp variant of the ShockFlo is more than powerful enough for the Ariya, and the unit is easy to install. With a shorter cord though, you must plan your installation location carefully because the Ariya’s charging port location is behind the fender area instead of the corner of the vehicle.

Specs

  • Amperage: Up to 48 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50, hardwire
  • Cord Length: 17 feet
  • Cord Thickness: 20.6 mm
  • Weatherproofing:
    IP65
  • Networking: Wi-Fi + BT
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 years

Pros

  • Choice of 48 amps hardwired or 40 amps on NEMA 14-50
  • RFID reader with two cards included
  • Side holster

Cons

  • The charging cord is shorter than most competitors
  • The companion app is functional but rather basic

Full ShockFlo S1 Review

Frequently Asked Questions about Charging the Nissan Ariya

Does the Nissan Ariya have a heat pump?

Yes, the Nissan Ariya comes with a “hybrid heater” which includes a high-efficiency heat pump and also a resistive heater for additional support in very low temperatures.

How much does it cost to charge the Ariya at home?

With a typical rate of 13 cents per kilowatt hour and assuming 95% efficiency during charging, it would cost approximately $11.90 to fully recharge the larger battery pack Nissan Ariya. Keep in mind that it would be very rare to need a zero to 100% charger.

What are the wheel and tire sizes available with the Nissan Ariya?

Lower trim Ariyas comes with 19-inch wheels and P235/55R19 tires, while the more expensive trims are on 20-inch wheels and P255/45R20. The larger wheels and wider tires will affect the range slightly. So keep this in mind if the range is important.

Does the Ariya come with any free charging credits?

Yes, Nissan has an agreement with the EVgo network. New Ariya owners will receive 1 year of unlimited complimentary charging at EVgo locations. This is very convenient for long-distance road trips, but drivers will benefit greatly from a home charging station for day-to-day usage.

Where is the charging port location on the Nissan Ariya?

The J1772/CCS plugs are on the right side of the vehicle, on the fender area, just behind the front wheel. Japanese market Ariyas have an additional port on the left side for Chademo charging, but this feature did not come to North America where CCS and NACS connects are dominant.

This is an unusual place for the charging port. Keep this in mind when installing a home EV charging station.
Nissan Ariya charging port on front-right side of the car

Is Nissan adopting the NACS (Tesla) connector for charging?

Yes, in July 2023, Nissan announced their intention to transition to the NACS plug used by Tesla Superchargers. In 2024 Nissan will offer adapters to existing owners so they can take advantage of Supercharging locations. Starting in 2025, new Nissan EVs will come with NACS ports from the factory.

Does the Nissan Ariya charge slower than competitors?

The 7.2 kW (32 amps) AC charging speed is certainly slower than competitors that can charge at 11 kW (48 amps). But during the course of an overnight charge, it likely will not matter. Most Level 2 public charging stations are around 30 amps, too.

Can you charge the Ariya at Tesla Superchargers?

Yes, but availability in North America is limited to select locations. In 2024 and later, the entire Supercharger network will open up to non-Tesla cars.

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