be236
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Delivery Date: 07 Jul 2018
Leaf Number: 309258
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Objective measures for battery-friendly vs unfriendly practices?

Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:15 pm

There's another thread similar to this one...

The question there is: Is it better to do one long charge to get to say 90% ... or multiple smaller charges to get to 90% battery?

Or put another way , is it bad to do many charges vs few charges?
Nissan LEAF 2017 S.

ldallan
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Delivery Date: 31 Dec 2016
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Re: Objective measures for battery-friendly vs unfriendly practices?

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 am

be236 wrote:The question there is: Is it better to do one long charge to get to say 90% ... or multiple smaller charges to get to 90% battery?

Or put another way , is it bad to do many charges vs few charges?
IIRC, Nissan advises avoiding charging if the battery is already at 70% or so. Obviously, if you've got to drive 70+ miles the next day, "charge away".

For my "use pattern", 70% is usually plenty for the next day. YMMV ...

Are you asking about doing several short'ish charges per day? Or nightly such as an average of 6 to 7 per week?

Bad? Perhaps "non-ideal" unless you are really into baby'ing your battery.

For us, there was a non-trivial, but interesting "learning curve" to the Leaf. Our nickname for it is "The Town Car". ;-)

tesleaf
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Location: Vancouver, WA

Re: Objective measures for battery-friendly vs unfriendly practices?

Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:00 pm

ldallan wrote:

Contrasting to the above "best practices" to "non-optimal practices" that I've read on this and other forums:
* charging to 100%
* using DCFC fast charging
* freeway speeds in high heat like Texas or Arizona summers
* draining battery down to LBW, VLBW, or Turtle



Well my Leaf has been through at least 3 of the above.

The first day I was bringing home the used 2015 Leaf, I let the battery go down to 13% and Low batter warning came on around 15%, IIRC.
That night I charged it to 100%.

A couple days ago I bought Leaf spy and found out that the previous owner has used QC over 800 times.

This car was originally from SF, CA. So I doubt it has seen Arizona like summers.
2015 Leaf S w/ QC . I have Leaf Spy Pro.

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