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Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:26 am
by BooKittyLeaf
I am looking to purchase a Leaf (probably used) and would like to gather info from other drives in Phoenix (owned or leased) to make a "chart" to track the average battery capacity loss in real world scenarios.

My goal is to see how fast/slow capacity loss is occurring to determine if a used leaf is a good idea.
So.... for PHOENIX drivers Please answer following:

- Year of the car:
- Average Miles driven monthly:
- Battery capacity bars as of this month:
- Average Charging method (100%, 80%, Level2,Leve1, etc...)

- Comments:

Thanks

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:20 am
by TonyWilliams
BooKittyLeaf wrote:I am looking to purchase a Leaf (probably used) and would like to gather info from other drives in Phoenix (owned or leased) to make a "chart" to track the average battery capacity loss in real world scenarios.

My goal is to see how fast/slow capacity loss is occurring to determine if a used leaf is a good idea.
So.... for PHOENIX drivers Please answer following:

- Year of the car:
- Average Miles driven monthly:
- Battery capacity bars as of this month:
- Average Charging method (100%, 80%, Level2,Leve1, etc...)

- Comments:

Thanks


Gee, I think we did that a few years ago!!!

LEAF Range Test links:

Planning for September 15, 2012 range test in Phoenix

Phoenix Range Test, Sept 15, 2012

LEAF-S San Diego Range Test on Feb 22, 2013

Nissan LEAF Side by Side Range Comparison, 2012 vs 2013, March 8, 2013

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:30 pm
by BooKittyLeaf
Great, thanks for the links

I guess i didn't ht the right key words when I was searching around

I'll check them out.... thanks again

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:20 am
by GerryAZ
Incidentally, January 4, 2015 was the end of the road for Silver 679 in the Phoenix Range Test. I had a little over 50k miles and intended to keep it for a long time. I have a silver 2015 SL on order.

Gerry

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:55 am
by KJD
Gerry,
It is kind of sad to see Silver 679 all mashed up, but hope that the new 2015 will arrive soon and cheer you up.

It would be very interesting to see how your new 2015 SL battery compares with the 2011 as far as degradation in the AZ environment. Please keep us posted with your thoughts on this and any measurements you might do in this regard.

Do you know any other 2015 LEAF drivers in your area and if so how are they doing with the new Lizard battery?

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:38 pm
by GerryAZ
I should have some good data for comparison in a year or so. I will share some long term data from the 2011 after I have a chance to compile it.

Gerry

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:15 pm
by BooKittyLeaf
Hi Guys - was interested in the Silver 679 Range study (sorry bout your Leaf!).

Im new to forums & tried to search for something like that but found nothing.

Was gonna try & PM but could find how to do that - yea, I dont do forums much! still learning that aspect - I just search & read.

We just got a 2015 Leaf SV & wanted to touch base with a few local (Phx) Leaf owners to talk about best practices & tips on getting most range & how to care for the Leaf in AZ - and also personal experiences with the Leaf that we can learn from.

We really like the car want to make it last.

Posts have been really helpful, but looking for conversation & Q&A

Thanks

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:22 pm
by TonyWilliams
Do whatever you can to keep the battery cool. If you can park in a cooled garage during the scorching Phoenix daytime, that would help a lot. In parking structures, park where the sun isn't beating on the car.

If you are parking the car for an extended time, for vacation or whatever, charge it to about 50% and over week, I recommend using a 12 volt trickle charger / battery tender.

That's it.

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:51 pm
by BooKittyLeaf
its safe to put a Battery Tender / Battery Minder on the 12 v battery for long term storage (2 weeks or more)?

Re: Phoenix Leaf Owners Range Chart

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:13 pm
by BooKittyLeaf
Also, regarding charging. I am putting Level 2. Have read lots about charging to 80% vs 100% - your thoughts?

My thought is
- Charge to 80% regularly as "standard procedure" plugging in each night - we use car regularly daily
- charge to 100% with timer so charge finishes at predicted time of departure if planning to drive more?