lorenfb wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:Which brings me to the question; Several have reported only "early" 2018's have the RapidGate SW and that was updated for latter LEAFs from the factory. If so, when did this happen? I was under impression that none of the NA LEAFs had the updated version?
How would you suggest determining whether the BMS firmware was updated for "RapidGate" in the 40 kWh Leafs for 2019 deliveries?
First QC on 2019 40 kWh (via LeafSpy):
Data - ambient - 70F, initial SOC 24%, initial bat. temp - 75F, final temp 100F, final SOC 70%, charge time 30 min
Results - added capacity - 46% (18.4 kWh), average charge power - 36.8 kW (average charge current ~ 100A)
For those who got the update, their firmware version changed from "A" to "C"
As far as determining if you are suffering from RapidGate which starts when you have 7 temperature bars (one tick past the middle) simply look at the charging screen on start of the charge. Assuming your SOC is low (below 50%) you should see max current. Depending on station speed if 50 kw station max current is about 125 amps, you will see charging speed from 42-43 KW.
Using 30 min as a guide is not a good idea because it HIGHLY dependant on your starting SOC