jlsoaz
Posts: 582
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:57 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 24218
Location: Southern Arizona, USA

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:41 pm

Volusiano wrote:
jlsoaz wrote:Any recommendations for EVSE?
Have you checked out http://www.evseupgrade.com?


Yes, I've spoken with them, considering it.
josh@jlaz.com
near Tucson, AZ, USA
Former lessee 2012 SL
http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/leaf/vehicle.php?vid=229
opinions expressed are my own

DesertDenizen
Posts: 399
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:23 am
Delivery Date: 11 Sep 2014
Leaf Number: 314507
Location: Tucson

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:42 pm

jlsoaz wrote:
DesertDenizen wrote:I live northwest and have had my Leaf for 14 months. Last month I lost my first capacity bar. :(
The Kolhs by me has four free Blink charging stations, most of the others now charge. It is my understanding that libraries should not charge, but the Marana library does. So I just use my Blink, which uses the power from my solar panels.


Thanks, I liked the story, I think it was yours, about trying to talk to them about changing over to a lease.

Any recommendations for EVSE?

I have some solar from the Solar Store, 1.6 kW, with 1.1 more being installed.


The Solar Store did my system as well. I received a free Blink for being in the early group. They had to come out a couple of times early on to address some problems but it has been flawless for a year now.
Nissan said they could not convert a purchase to a lease but they are considering a buyback, and I would then lease a 2012. I should be hearing back from them soon, or perhaps they hope I just go away.
[color=#0040BF]Fully charged by photo voltaic system.
Nov 9 2014 got my 2015 lease, SL. My third Leaf. Tucson AZ. 5,500 miles, 5.2 long term m/kwh. Let us see if the 'lizard' battery does better than my 2011, which lost a capacity bar at 6,771 miles.

jlsoaz
Posts: 582
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:57 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 24218
Location: Southern Arizona, USA

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:09 am

DesertDenizen wrote:
jlsoaz wrote:
DesertDenizen wrote:I live northwest and have had my Leaf for 14 months. Last month I lost my first capacity bar. :(
The Kolhs by me has four free Blink charging stations, most of the others now charge. It is my understanding that libraries should not charge, but the Marana library does. So I just use my Blink, which uses the power from my solar panels.


Thanks, I liked the story, I think it was yours, about trying to talk to them about changing over to a lease.

Any recommendations for EVSE?

I have some solar from the Solar Store, 1.6 kW, with 1.1 more being installed.


The Solar Store did my system as well. I received a free Blink for being in the early group. They had to come out a couple of times early on to address some problems but it has been flawless for a year now.
Nissan said they could not convert a purchase to a lease but they are considering a buyback, and I would then lease a 2012. I should be hearing back from them soon, or perhaps they hope I just go away.


I ended up buying a higher amp clipper creek EVSE that I got for under $500 (although it doesn't seem to have some of the smart features, I am hoping there is a way to regulate from the car not charging past 80% SOC...?). I didn't do EVSEUPgrade because of the length of the extension cord strung into my laundry room, it wasn't going to work readily, though of course that gets into just setting up another outlet in the garage, and why not just do that. EVSEUPgrade did sound good, but I decided to go that other way.

Installation I still have to see about. There will be some extensive work to do in my garage I think, regardless of Clipper Creek or EVSEUpgrade or other choices.
josh@jlaz.com
near Tucson, AZ, USA
Former lessee 2012 SL
http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/leaf/vehicle.php?vid=229
opinions expressed are my own

Volusiano
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Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:41 pm
Delivery Date: 03 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:11 am

jlsoaz wrote:I am hoping there is a way to regulate from the car not charging past 80% SOC...?)
Sure there is. Just go into the Timer1 or Timer2 settings and there's an option to select either 80% or 100% in there.

jlsoaz
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Re: Tucson area Leafers

Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:46 am

Volusiano wrote:
jlsoaz wrote:I am hoping there is a way to regulate from the car not charging past 80% SOC...?)
Sure there is. Just go into the Timer1 or Timer2 settings and there's an option to select either 80% or 100% in there.


Ok, good to get all this going quickly. I just also signed up with Blink network and got a temporary password so I can make it home to Rio Rico tonight without fear of going too low. I will go to the Sahuarita chargers, .... that's the plan anyway.
josh@jlaz.com
near Tucson, AZ, USA
Former lessee 2012 SL
http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/leaf/vehicle.php?vid=229
opinions expressed are my own

ewodraska
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:36 am
Delivery Date: 05 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 1742

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:49 am

DesertDenizen wrote:As I wrote, they are just looking into the possibility of a buy back. I won't be surprised if they contact me and say they can't do it.
I didn't contact them, after I filed with BBB the Leaf hotline called me the next day and asked what I wanted. I said a conversion to a lease, they said they cannot do that. So I said if they buy it back I will then lease a new Leaf. That is when they said they will look into it.
I will be happy to post updates as things develop. That is what this forum is all about.



Any word on your buy back?
Silver SL QC Port Yakima Rack
4.38 miles/kW @ 21,397 miles driven,hand calc,6.4 miles/kW Carwings,5.0 miles/kW dash display
Lost first bar at 16 months & 13,146 miles
Lost second bat at 26 months & 21,397 miles
Tucson, AZ 5.98 kW PV System

DesertDenizen
Posts: 399
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:23 am
Delivery Date: 11 Sep 2014
Leaf Number: 314507
Location: Tucson

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:06 pm

ewodraska wrote:
DesertDenizen wrote:As I wrote, they are just looking into the possibility of a buy back. I won't be surprised if they contact me and say they can't do it.
I didn't contact them, after I filed with BBB the Leaf hotline called me the next day and asked what I wanted. I said a conversion to a lease, they said they cannot do that. So I said if they buy it back I will then lease a new Leaf. That is when they said they will look into it.
I will be happy to post updates as things develop. That is what this forum is all about.



Any word on your buy back?


Never heard back from them. I will push it harder when I lose a second bar.
[color=#0040BF]Fully charged by photo voltaic system.
Nov 9 2014 got my 2015 lease, SL. My third Leaf. Tucson AZ. 5,500 miles, 5.2 long term m/kwh. Let us see if the 'lizard' battery does better than my 2011, which lost a capacity bar at 6,771 miles.

jlsoaz
Posts: 582
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:57 pm
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Re: Tucson area Leafers

Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:57 am

In case anyone here is not aware. This location seems to be about ~30 miles NNW of Tucson on i-10 (exit 219?).

http://www.plugincars.com/arizona-based ... ber-8th.ht

Arizona-based GoE3 to unveil southern Arizona's first Level 3 EVSE at Picacho Peak on Saturday, December 8th
josh@jlaz.com
near Tucson, AZ, USA
Former lessee 2012 SL
http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/leaf/vehicle.php?vid=229
opinions expressed are my own

ewodraska
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:36 am
Delivery Date: 05 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 1742

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:13 pm

Super stoked on the new quick charger. May actually allow us to drive to Phoenix and back, if your battery hasn't lost all of it's capacity from the heat.
Silver SL QC Port Yakima Rack
4.38 miles/kW @ 21,397 miles driven,hand calc,6.4 miles/kW Carwings,5.0 miles/kW dash display
Lost first bar at 16 months & 13,146 miles
Lost second bat at 26 months & 21,397 miles
Tucson, AZ 5.98 kW PV System

jlsoaz
Posts: 582
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:57 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 24218
Location: Southern Arizona, USA

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:07 pm

ewodraska wrote:Super stoked on the new quick charger. May actually allow us to drive to Phoenix and back, if your battery hasn't lost all of it's capacity from the heat.


Don't know if I'm going tomorrow, but maybe.

Overall thoughts include I hope at some point to convince someone somewhere to install a Level II or two (not allowing myself to hope for a Level III yet, but it would be nice) along the road to Nogales.

Also noting the elevation changes from Tucson to Piacacho peak.

Also, is this the first level III on i-10?

Is it the first level III at a gas station in the US or world? (Almost certainly not, just wondering).
josh@jlaz.com
near Tucson, AZ, USA
Former lessee 2012 SL
http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/leaf/vehicle.php?vid=229
opinions expressed are my own

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