smkettner wrote:How long are you on vacation?
Otherwise you can set LEAF timer to charge 10 minutes once a week and it will top up the 12v battery at the same time. I suggest starting with low state of charge and 80% setting.
It seems to work fine for those that have done it.
Wait a minute, from what I understand of the 12V batt vacation-depletion problem, it is the fact that a charger is left plugged into the car, will either inhibit the 5-day charging of the 12V batt, AND/OR will cause additional draw on the 12V batt whenever the charger is plugged in.
This would be a design flaw.
Am I mistaken?
Off-topic suggestion, the Leaf looks surprisingly "low-tech" under the hood, because of the lead-acid-battery.
I understand the need for separate low-voltage pack for safe operation of accessories and safety stuff with the traction battery disconnected.
But how about using NiMH or LiFePO4 packs (with suitable charge circuit and discharge protection logic)?