RonDawg wrote:Do you already have L2? If not, and you have a robust L1 outlet not shared with anything else, I probably wouldn't bother with installing L2 given your daily range needs.
I bought an L2 charging cable to fit the 20A/240V outlet the garage already had, which happened to be on a dedicated circuit, and which we never use for anything else. It came with the house. So I'm already set up for L2 charging, and it works fine. I had an electrician check it out before I used it.
I've got an L1 outlet shared with a few things that don't get used at night, so I've been using that sometimes too. I can get all the miles I need with the L1 in less than 8 hours, often in just 3-4 hours. Not sure how robust the outlet is, honestly. The L2 outlet is in better shape.
And yep, I've got the 80% option, both for the car itself and for the charging timers.
A question, though: If I've got it set to charge at 80%, and it's plugged in for 12 hours, what are the odds that the battery will deplete slightly and then charge a second and even third time? I ask because LeafSpy consistently lists 2-3 L1/L2 charges each time I do a single overnight charge, and that's the only explanation I can think of. The same thing happens with two different charging cables, or I'd suspect the cable & EVSE itself.
LeftieBiker wrote:You may see the car charge for less than 5 minutes at the start/end time every day, but it works fine.
Is there a way to see how long the car actually charged for? I'm still learning about the car, LeafSpy, etc.