powersurge wrote:I don't understand the fascination with how many KWH we can put into the battery, or other things after we reach turtle mode??
I suppose it could be a matter of how much we want to Grok
what is going on with our Leafs.
This time, I didn't intentionally drive until near "Turtle Mode", but since it happened, it seemed like a "why not" to measure how my kWH got put into the battery.
With the used Leaf being a lease-turn-in, and now that it has over 30,000 miles and still at 12-bars, I thought it might give me a hint on how far away it might be until 11-bars.
Quick version... don't run the car to turtle mode unless you need to drive to the hospital to save a life, or a T-Rex is chasing you. Otherwise, take care of your car and do experiments with cheaper items......
I rarely drive until "Turtle Mode", but we can "agree to disagree" on just how bad of an idea it is to drive to the point of getting to "Turtle Mode". Are you recommending to have the Leaf towed if the Very Low Battery warning is reached (both GOM and Percent are blinking)? Unless it was a medical emergency or T-Rex?
I would describe my driving practices as "baby'ing the battery", but not that much. Certainly, I've never been in the situation of having the Leaf towed, or having to push it.
PS - You don't "balance" your battery cells by going down to 0% battery, no matter what anyone has told you.
We are in "heated agreement" ... perhaps I was unclear for you to think that I was suggesting that "cell balancing" was related to getting the battery to ultra low or even to 0%. If so, my apologies.
My impression with laptops that may or may not extrapolate to the Leaf battery: it is "life in the real world" to have the laptop battery get to being completely drained. That seems to have the indirect benefit of helping the laptop system estimate battery life remaining, and maybe how long to full charge.
But we are probably also in "heated agreement" that there is a big difference between a $100 laptop battery that can be replaced, and a Leaf battery that might cost $5000 to $10,000 to replace. Ouch.