tdsimpson3
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Increasing Battery Charge

Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:22 am

HI,
I'm new this this forum and relatively new Leaf owner.
My daily maximum battery charge is decreasing at an alarming rate in 6 months.

What are some tips to bring it back up if that is possible?

I drive on ECO, mostly highway driving, minimal use of AC, just started trying to not fully charging each night.

Any other thoughts?

THanks

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Delivery Date: 20 Nov 2016
Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: Increasing Battery Charge

Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:45 pm

tdsimpson3 wrote:HI,
I'm new this this forum and relatively new Leaf owner.
My daily maximum battery charge is decreasing at an alarming rate in 6 months.

What are some tips to bring it back up if that is possible?

I drive on ECO, mostly highway driving, minimal use of AC, just started trying to not fully charging each night.

Any other thoughts?

THanks


Which model leaf do you drive (year and trim)?

Also, how low is the state of charge before you plug it in? How far do you drive daily?

Keeping the car parked for hours/days, under the sun, with a full charge is one of the worst things you can do to it, along with keeping the car deeply discharged (less than 20%) and parked for long periods at a time.

Also, do you charge with the regular 110V outlet, or do you use a L2 EVSE?

Anyway, need more info.

Also, someone might recommend that you do a few full-charge-discharge cycles, but without knowing how you use your car now, not sure if it's really a possibility.

Edit: Oh, also, what region do you live in? hot climates affect the battery more severely.
[2013 leaf traded for 2016 leaf S30:
build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
1 May 2017 - 7300 miles & 363 GIDs
6 Sep 2017 - 13k miles & 359 GIDs
26 Oct 2017 - 15.5k miles & 344 GIDs
26 Nov 2017 - 17.1k miles & 332 GIDs]

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