wiscokid22
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Re: 2013 Leaf SV losing battery capacity checked with LeafSpy lite

Tue May 09, 2017 7:39 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:It appears that you are close to qualifying for a new pack. Check the car's build date on the door sticker: I'd bet serious money that it was built between January and March (including March) of 2013. Those early build packs apparently used the old 2011-2012 battery chemistry, albeit in the same new package as the rest of the 2013 cars, and they lose capacity fast.



Sigh, wish I had seen this info sooner. Thought I did enough research before buying my 2013 Leaf this past weekend, knew I wanted a 2013 but didn't realize how much build date matters. I got one with a 3/2013 build date. :(

Anyways my info from LeafSpy that I was feeling fine about:
Mileage: 18,019
AHr: 54.65
SOH: 83%
Hx: 79.37%

Can't see how I'll hit 4 dropped bars in 11 months as I'm still at 12 of 12 waiting to drop the first any day now.

At least the rest of the car is in great shape.

LeftieBiker
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Re: 2013 Leaf SV losing battery capacity checked with LeafSpy lite

Tue May 09, 2017 9:08 pm

I was responding to Swamibob, whose Leaf had l dropped to nine bars at the time. If your car has lost only one bar, it's at least possible that yours was built right at the end of March, and got the newer chemistry...
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

wiscokid22
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Re: 2013 Leaf SV losing battery capacity checked with LeafSpy lite

Wed May 10, 2017 3:00 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:I was responding to Swamibob, whose Leaf had l dropped to nine bars at the time. If your car has lost only one bar, it's at least possible that yours was built right at the end of March, and got the newer chemistry...


Oh I hope I didn't come across as blaming anyone! Just bummed at myself, I thought I had all the info and was ready to buy.

Is there a definitive way to know which battery pack/chemistry a vehicle has?

From my understanding there are three variants of battery in the 2011-2015 (2016 S) cars. I know of Gen 1 (2011- 3/2013) Gen 2 (3/2013 - 2014) Lizard (2014-current as a replacement)

LeftieBiker
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Re: 2013 Leaf SV losing battery capacity checked with LeafSpy lite

Wed May 10, 2017 3:38 pm

Is there a definitive way to know which battery pack/chemistry a vehicle has?


AFAIK we have only build dates. The early 2013 version seems to use the same newer case as the improved later builds.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

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