alozzy wrote:I'm guessing that they have flagged the LEAF as problematic based on issues with 2011/2012/2013 model years.
Supposedly, the charging cycle with the DC-DC converter, to maintain the 12V battery, is much improved for the 2015 model year.
If that's accurate, then your LEAF can likely power the amp without issues...
Perhaps ask Crutchfield for more details on why they don't recommend it?
I did call back to try to get more detail, they said it is a blanket recommendation for EV in general not just the leaf. The official statement is:
crutchfield wrote:An EV is not the car to choose if you want to build a massively powerful audio system. We do not recommend installing any amplifiers in electric vehicles due to the current draw that they will introduce to the system
I suspect it is a liability thing, they don't want someone to fry their DC to DC converter (or some other integral component) and then blame crutchfield... But nobody i talk to is an engineer that made that recommendation they are all advisors repeating the company policy.