DungenessLeaf wrote:jamieo, Our 2014 Leaf is a few months younger than yours. That is great that you have all 12 bars. Can you describe how you have charged? What level? How often? At what SOC?
We are going to start using the timer to try to stay within the 30% to 80% range most of the time when possible. Most of the time the car only travels 30 miles a day.
I bought the car new in February 2015, after it had been sitting at the dealer for a year. For the first year that I owned it, I charged almost exclusively on a 120 outlet in my garage (L1) ... I added an RV plug a year later and got a JuiceBox 40 pro. I've always charged to 100% and charge virtually every night. For the first year, I would be down to 50%-60% or so each day, after my normal commute. this past August, I moved and my commute increased. Now, I get home with 30%-40% charge remaining, and sometimes less, depending on what else I've done. On at least one day a week, I go down to 18% or so, as I drive about 72 miles on a normal Tuesday.
I have not babied my battery, and I always charged to 100%.
I have been mindful of the temerature however, but not obsessivley so. In this part of Tennessee, sometimes you don't have a choice about charging while the battery is warmer than average. I also do not use L3 charging very often, but I do use it when I need to (there's a thread where I've been reporting my battery stats over time viewtopic.php?f=9&t=22312