SteveInSeattle
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Re: AeroVironment has an interesting new charging product

Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:58 pm

All I need is another full set of batteries to purchase, degrade and replace.....
2013 lease ended, purchased a red 2015 SL Premium from Ray Ishak at Magic Nissan. Good deal + rebates + $7500 tax credit + no sales tax = Leaf for Sentra money.

bowthom
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Re: AeroVironment has an interesting new charging product

Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:28 pm

That's the whole idea in my thoughts. When the Leaf battery ages to 80% capacity, replace it and use the old one as the storage for your house / leaf power. It could even be a DC fast charge. Not full bore like a 408V commercial unit but 20 ~ 30 amps so both packs live longer.
Reserv Apr 20 - Ord Aug 31
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LakeLeaf
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Re: AeroVironment has an interesting new charging product

Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:36 pm

bowthom wrote:That's the whole idea in my thoughts. When the Leaf battery ages to 80% capacity, replace it and use the old one as the storage for your house / leaf power. It could even be a DC fast charge. Not full bore like a 408V commercial unit but 20 ~ 30 amps so both packs live longer.


Interesting idea - if down the line you get your batteries replaced, something like this would motivate Nissan to give you a good refund on the batteries you are returning, or risk not getting them back. When the time comes to replace the batteries - I think dealers are now required by law to give you the replaced parts if you request them (a way for the consumer to be sure the dealer isn't just replacing perfectly good parts). Wonder is Nissan has thought this far down the road....

nader
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Re: AeroVironment has an interesting new charging product

Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:30 pm

This would be great for electric dirt bikes such as the Zero MX. Assuming to guys can lift it, then it can go in the back of the truck with the bike. I have been looking in to an electric dirt bike but run into issues when I need to recharge in the desert. Running a generator to charge seems counter intuitive. This would be great.

Bassman
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Re: AeroVironment has an interesting new charging product

Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:28 pm

I could see this being setup at your work location if they only have 120 volt so you could get a full 240 volt charge at work in an 8 hour day.
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