nerys wrote:honest question. what are the benefits. I have put 60,000 miles on my leaf in the last 3 years and have never touched the led cell under the hood. I assume its the original battery from 2012.
I typically get 10+ years on a led cell before they need replacing unless they are abused (allowed to fully discharge for long periods or freeze in a discharged state (kills them fast) in the smaller cars I typically never replace them at all.
in my geo metro for example the battery is 15 years old best I can figure starts right up every time (btw I tried the battery in a full size car. click click click won't even crank so I guess it depends on what car its in.
just curious what benefits there are?
Don't know where you live (not in your profile), but I've never known anyone anywhere
who's 12v starter battery lasted 10 years.
In the same climates that tend to "kill" the Leaf battery packs, we're lucky to get 3-4 years out of a "normal" lead acid battery.The benefit is:
I don't have to worry about a dead 12v battery anymore...including all the things that go wrong in a Leaf with a flaky/low 12v battery.