redcottage
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Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Delivery Date: 0-11-2011
Leaf Number: 017163
Location: New Paltz, NY

Low Miles, High Charge Count (one for every 6.85 miles)

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:15 pm

Bought a used 2012 SL recently. One month and 1,390 miles later LeafSpy Pro battery stats show AHr= 60.71 SOH= 92% Hx= 90.85%. No QCs at all (I keep meaning to) and 408 L1/L2s. Wait, 408 charges? If I count the days I've owned the car, I've charged it 32 times for an average of 43.43 miles per charge. If I subtract my 32 charges and the 1,390 miles driven, I get 376 charges for 2,578 miles which = a charge for every 6.85 miles. Hmm what can that mean? So far I'm happy with the car, the price was right, and it came with an L2 EVSE which I now use at home.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Low Miles, High Charge Count (one for every 6.85 miles)

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:28 pm

The BMS counts L-1 and L-2 charges strangely, and over-counts a lot. Don't worry about it.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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redcottage
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Delivery Date: 0-11-2011
Leaf Number: 017163
Location: New Paltz, NY

Re: Low Miles, High Charge Count (one for every 6.85 miles)

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 pm

Yep I guess so, thanks!

alozzy
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Re: Low Miles, High Charge Count (one for every 6.85 miles)

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:57 pm

If you use the charge timer, the count shown by Leaf Spy includes two "charges" for every timer charge - once for when you plug it in and once for when the timer charge cycle begins
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
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redcottage
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Delivery Date: 0-11-2011
Leaf Number: 017163
Location: New Paltz, NY

Re: Low Miles, High Charge Count (one for every 6.85 miles)

Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:06 am

Ah, right and I use an end timer so that doubles my count mostly. That might halve the previous owners count some as well. I know they didn't drive it a lot, or too far.

hyperionmark
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Delivery Date: 31 Jan 2017
Location: Nebraska

Re: Low Miles, High Charge Count (one for every 6.85 miles)

Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:33 pm

Even if that was the case...short and small charges aren't a big deal at all. Essentially that is what you are doing every time you brake.

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