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Re: Brake lights in B mode

Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:22 pm

Those guidelines are actually reasonable.

less than 0.7 m/s² The signal shall not be generated
> 0.7 m/s² and less than 1.3 m/s² The signal may be generated
> 1.3 m/s² The signal shall be generated

Leaf limits regen to 30kW rate without brake pedal. With pedal it is limited to 50kW. But that also turns on brake lights.

I'll try to measure G-forces with phone while decelerating at 30kW and vehicle absolutely empty (only driver).
Not sure my phone will have good reading. So limits are around 0.07G and 0,13G.
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Delivery Date: 15 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 303100
Location: Dallas TX

Re: Brake lights in B mode

Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:08 pm

I would say Leaf B mode is weak. Like others have suggested, B mode is similar to slowing down in a higher gear on a Stick Shift car. If B - mode switches on the lights, I would say Brake lights will be on most of the time, and will be more confusing.
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