arnis wrote:Ok, now we know that there might be a voltage drop due to inverter not being instantaneous (at least on 2011/12 model).
My model is 2013 and I proved there was a drop. My point was that with a weak
12v battery, pressing on the brake pedal causes a drop in voltage and then the DC-DC converter increasing voltage causes the brakes to grab harder than they originally did...leading to poor braking at low speeds. I've experienced this on like 5 Leafs before I bought one. It's a common issue on these cars. My car does not do it with my lithium battery but did with a weak
lead acid. That's all.
What does your test with a good-condition AGM prove? Does your Leaf have an AGM? No? Ok thanks I guess
GerryAZ, your battery should be at 12.6v or higher. But oh well. You live in the frigid, icey snow covered lands of northern Phoenix. I'm sure if it works for you it will work for anyone!
DaveinOlyWA, "momentary drops in voltage mean nothing" this is complete wrong! It makes the brakes feel poor, it makes lights dim, and it makes windows roll up slowly. All of these issues are documented on this forum. It seems like I'm the only guy reading this forum sometimes!