DaveinOlyWA wrote:But for you, your pack would take forever to cool off and it simply won't cool down enough. Someone mentioned that the packs have air ventilation coming from the front of the car. Wondering if determining its inlet and putting a fan on it would make a difference?
Been there, done that...and it didn't make a bit of difference.
Based on early forum discussions, I put a big fan at the front of my Leaf (before I ever lost my first bar) and ran it any night I saw 7TB when I got home from work (which was about 2-3 months out of the year). Result: I qualified for my (free) battery pack well before my capacity warranty had expired.
We can speculate about where/when I chose to run the fan, but I think the simple answer was: the garage is just too hot in the TX summer to allow the pack to ever really cool...and I'm not going to put A/C in my garage (and I'm not going to park my Leaf outside overnight--not that it would have made a difference).