be236
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Auto Power off?

Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:34 pm

There's been a few times when I got out of the car and manually locked the doors and left the power on all day and come back to see the power has been on all this time... Since the car is almost silent when it's powered on, it's easy to leave the car with the power still on... (hopefully that doesnt hurt the battery...)

But my issue is.. I wish there was an auto-power off feature, such that if you leave the car (eg the key goes with you), that LEAF could turn itself off after say 5, 10 , 50 minutes.. etc?

That would be a cool feature.

Also, does it auto-lock all doors when I leave? I usually have to manually lock all doors at the driver's handle or keyfob...

Thoughts?
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GerryAZ
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Re: Auto Power off?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:27 pm

It would be OK if it is user configured. Personally, I do not want the car to turn itself off because I may leave it on for a reason.
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be236
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Re: Auto Power off?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:37 pm

GerryAZ wrote:It would be OK if it is user configured. Personally, I do not want the car to turn itself off because I may leave it on for a reason.


What about when you walk away with keys with you... why not have the car turn itself off, since the key is away? I cant imagine a scenario where there is someone just sitting in the car w/o the key on their person...
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Re: Auto Power off?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:15 pm

be236 wrote:
GerryAZ wrote:It would be OK if it is user configured. Personally, I do not want the car to turn itself off because I may leave it on for a reason.


What about when you walk away with keys with you... why not have the car turn itself off, since the key is away? I cant imagine a scenario where there is someone just sitting in the car w/o the key on their person...


Actually, I do this frequently--leave A/C on, lock the doors, and run into a store or into the house with the car in the driveway. Besides that, I would not want the car to shut off while driving if something happened to the key fob.
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be236
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Re: Auto Power off?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 pm

GerryAZ wrote:
be236 wrote:
GerryAZ wrote:It would be OK if it is user configured. Personally, I do not want the car to turn itself off because I may leave it on for a reason.


What about when you walk away with keys with you... why not have the car turn itself off, since the key is away? I cant imagine a scenario where there is someone just sitting in the car w/o the key on their person...


Actually, I do this frequently--leave A/C on, lock the doors, and run into a store or into the house with the car in the driveway. Besides that, I would not want the car to shut off while driving if something happened to the key fob.


Well.. could make it so that it would only Auto shut-off if the car is in Park mode, and not in any driving mode like D or R or N mode.
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Re: Auto Power off?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:14 am

be236 wrote:
GerryAZ wrote:It would be OK if it is user configured. Personally, I do not want the car to turn itself off because I may leave it on for a reason.


What about when you walk away with keys with you... why not have the car turn itself off, since the key is away? I cant imagine a scenario where there is someone just sitting in the car w/o the key on their person...

Yep to GerryAZ's point.

The key could fail, its battery could die or there could be a communications problem between the key and car. You wouldn't want that happening while in motion.

If I needed to keep the car in READY mode so that the DC to DC converter is engaged to run an inverter powered off the 12 volt bus, I wouldn't want to have to leave the fob in the car. I wouldn't be able to lock the doors and someone could steal my car and restart it elsewhere (since the fob's in the car). If they stole my car w/no fob, once they power down, they can't power back up w/o the fob.

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Re: Auto Power off?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:43 pm

Our kids have accidently left the Leaf on, both in summer with AC running and winter with the heat on and it does just stay on. I admit that I have many times left it "on" and locked it to keep it cool or warm, but how does the car know if it is intentional or not. I have also dropped my wife off, she had the key and I drove to work, wonder what the heck the car was beeping about, now I know :)

So I guess I would prefer it to stay on, but can see why it doesn't auto shut off with the "key" out of range.
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Re: Auto Power off?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:57 pm

BrockWI wrote:Our kids have accidently left the Leaf on, both in summer with AC running and winter with the heat on and it does just stay on. I admit that I have many times left it "on" and locked it to keep it cool or warm, but how does the car know if it is intentional or not. I have also dropped my wife off, she had the key and I drove to work, wonder what the heck the car was beeping about, now I know :)

So I guess I would prefer it to stay on, but can see why it doesn't auto shut off with the "key" out of range.


Because the fob or sensor could fail while driving and result in unplanned shutdown.
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Re: Auto Power off?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Nubo wrote:Because the fob or sensor could fail while driving and result in unplanned shutdown.


I should have stated that and I totally agree.
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Re: Auto Power off?

Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:38 pm

Regarding auto-lock, get LeafSpy Pro.
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