pipestem
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Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 327753

Re: The perfect commute

Fri May 11, 2018 8:05 am

I am not charging at night. I charge in the afternoon at work. Minimal RT is 33 miles, and with an errand or bar run I am typically charging 50 to 60%.

Leftie, it would be nice to max it at 80% but I am using a shared L2 charger pool so I take what I can get. We plug each others cars in and out so I don't normally have control over that. It's a good community we have.

But no complaints, the car is great.
2015 Red Leaf S. Yes the red is important.

SageBrush
Posts: 2183
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: The perfect commute

Fri May 11, 2018 8:11 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
pipestem wrote:Nope. I drive 16.5 each way. I fill up at work each day, at home or otherwise only on some weekends. The point is the GOM and the %charge suddenly seem a lot more reasonable, as if the car as turned over a new leaf.

Side note. I have come to realize I should keep it charged out of responsibility to others. A few months ago, an old friend called me at work and asked me to visit his disabled aunt who was in a hospital about 30 miles away. Fortunately I had charged. I realized it could have been one of my daughters calling.


You may want to experiment with charge timers

A pretty good estimate is available with minor arithmetic, you just have to know the kW rating of the EVSE and the kWh used per day.
Then time to charge in hours is kWh/kW

E.g,
If 16.5 miles a day takes 4 kWh;
An L2 at 240 v EVSE run at 16 amps charges the battery at 0.240*16= 3.8 kW. Figure 90% makes it to the battery
Then it takes about 75 minutes a day.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles

pipestem
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 327753

Re: The perfect commute

Fri May 11, 2018 9:53 am

yeah, math is no problem. walking out to the parking lot several times a day to see if anyone has plugged me in is a problem. first world problem no doubt.
2015 Red Leaf S. Yes the red is important.

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 12872
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: The perfect commute

Fri May 11, 2018 10:15 am

pipestem wrote:I am not charging at night. I charge in the afternoon at work. Minimal RT is 33 miles, and with an errand or bar run I am typically charging 50 to 60%.

Leftie, it would be nice to max it at 80% but I am using a shared L2 charger pool so I take what I can get. We plug each others cars in and out so I don't normally have control over that. It's a good community we have.

But no complaints, the car is great.


Ah that clears it up. Not good to charge during day but if keeping SOC at 60% that is a very good plan!
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