TNleaf
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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Mon May 13, 2013 12:38 pm

JPWhite wrote:
nogajim wrote:If you are worried about capacity, look no further than this thread:
Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf.
With an free Android app and a $15 OBD plug you can check your capacity and %charge pretty accurately. The cheap models can drain you 12V if you leave them plugged in, though.

I am at 89% but have not lost a bar yet.


Thanks for cross linking this thread. I was unaware of it. I got a cheap OBDII ELM327 scanner today and loaded the app on my Droid3.

If the sensors/app are to be trusted, I'm at 91% of original capacity and just 100 miles shy of 25,000 on the odometer. Stoaty's aging model predicts a 12% loss at my mileage in Nashville so the ELM327 scanner looks like it is accurate enough for govt work.

Which of the scanners do you recommend that will not drain the 12v battery?

I'm going to load the app on an old Droid phone so I can leave a dedicated display running in the vehicle fro accurate SOC remaining and battery temp. Knowing the battery temp will help in knowing when it's safe to plug-in during the hot summer months and frigid winter months.


Nice! The next time I see you (if we ever do another meetup) I would like to see what mine reports.

So on that topic... I know there are A LOT more LEAF drivers in Nashville now. 4 recent co-workers with leases on the 2013 models... so now there's a little shuffle over the EVSE spots at work! We should think about organizing another meet-up. I know I've been answering a lot questions/suggestion from the new drivers on how to get better range/economy. Thoughts on a meet-up?
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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Mon May 13, 2013 12:56 pm

TNleaf wrote:
JPWhite wrote:
nogajim wrote:If you are worried about capacity, look no further than this thread:
Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf.
With an free Android app and a $15 OBD plug you can check your capacity and %charge pretty accurately. The cheap models can drain you 12V if you leave them plugged in, though.

I am at 89% but have not lost a bar yet.


Thanks for cross linking this thread. I was unaware of it. I got a cheap OBDII ELM327 scanner today and loaded the app on my Droid3.

If the sensors/app are to be trusted, I'm at 91% of original capacity and just 100 miles shy of 25,000 on the odometer. Stoaty's aging model predicts a 12% loss at my mileage in Nashville so the ELM327 scanner looks like it is accurate enough for govt work.

Which of the scanners do you recommend that will not drain the 12v battery?

I'm going to load the app on an old Droid phone so I can leave a dedicated display running in the vehicle fro accurate SOC remaining and battery temp. Knowing the battery temp will help in knowing when it's safe to plug-in during the hot summer months and frigid winter months.


Nice! The next time I see you (if we ever do another meetup) I would like to see what mine reports.

So on that topic... I know there are A LOT more LEAF drivers in Nashville now. 4 recent co-workers with leases on the 2013 models... so now there's a little shuffle over the EVSE spots at work! We should think about organizing another meet-up. I know I've been answering a lot questions/suggestion from the new drivers on how to get better range/economy. Thoughts on a meet-up?


There are 8 brand new Blinks in Hendersonville that would be useful for a meetup. I suggested a meetup a few weeks ago and got a single response. If you can cajole some new drivers into a meetup I'll be glad to speak with the business owner to see if we can get them coned off on the day of the meet.

Btw I tested the battery app this morning on my commute. It's cool.

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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Mon May 13, 2013 3:33 pm

JPWhite wrote:
nogajim wrote:If you are worried about capacity, look no further than this thread:
Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf.
With an free Android app and a $15 OBD plug you can check your capacity and %charge pretty accurately. The cheap models can drain you 12V if you leave them plugged in, though.

I am at 89% but have not lost a bar yet.


Thanks for cross linking this thread. I was unaware of it. I got a cheap OBDII ELM327 scanner today and loaded the app on my Droid3.

If the sensors/app are to be trusted, I'm at 91% of original capacity and just 100 miles shy of 25,000 on the odometer. Stoaty's aging model predicts a 12% loss at my mileage in Nashville so the ELM327 scanner looks like it is accurate enough for govt work.

Which of the scanners do you recommend that will not drain the 12v battery?

I'm going to load the app on an old Droid phone so I can leave a dedicated display running in the vehicle fro accurate SOC remaining and battery temp. Knowing the battery temp will help in knowing when it's safe to plug-in during the hot summer months and frigid winter months.


I have GID envy! I thought your symptoms last summer were a bit worse than mine and that we were at about the same level now. I'm glad you got the app, even with a GID meter, figuring capacity was difficult. Now we at least know what the Leaf thinks. Sorry I did not answer your question in time, I think they are still figuring out which ones have power off. It also seemed like leaving the app running kept the ELM awake. I'm getting more adventurous with leaving mine in.
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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:05 pm

Hi, my name is Kelsey and I'm a LEAF driver!

Haha hey guys, long time no see. I'm finally driving a Nissan LEAF thanks to a company perk ;) Now I get to put into practice everything I've learned from you all. I got to see Ralph today at Newton Nissan, and he shared his wealth of information with me.

Yesterday, I took the LEAF from Sumner County to Lipscomb (to charge) and then walked a 1.5 miles to Green Hills Mall. Besides the initial trouble of finding where the charger was on Lipscomb's campus, everything worked out great -- even the weather.

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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:33 pm

kelseypost wrote:Hi, my name is Kelsey and I'm a LEAF driver!

Haha hey guys, long time no see. I'm finally driving a Nissan LEAF thanks to a company perk ;) Now I get to put into practice everything I've learned from you all. I got to see Ralph today at Newton Nissan, and he shared his wealth of information with me.

Yesterday, I took the LEAF from Sumner County to Lipscomb (to charge) and then walked a 1.5 miles to Green Hills Mall. Besides the initial trouble of finding where the charger was on Lipscomb's campus, everything worked out great -- even the weather.


Congratulations on being a LEAF driver Kelsey!!

Yeah, Green Hills sucks, the chargers are conspicuous by their absence!! You are more determined than I walking the over mile just to charge :-)

Are you driving a 2013? It shows the batteries capacity in % increments on the dash (may take some button pushing). You can run the battery down to 20% without any concerns.

I'll be a the dealership end of July or early August to get my two year battery check, 30,000 mile service and the new software update for the 2011/12's. Hope to see you then.

Cheers!

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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:41 pm

Ok, call me before you head over... our computer had issues communicating with Ralph's LEAF today, so I want to make sure it's fixed before you make the drive. Our Service Director called Nissan about the issue, so now it's just up to Nissan to come out. *crossing fingers that it's a quick fix*

About the walk to Green Hills... it just made me and my husband feel better that we were being green AND healthy ;) Plus, we brought our Bocce Ball set to play while the LEAF was charging -- it was a beautiful day to be outside!

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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:47 pm

Just leased a 2013. I commute from Spring Hill to Downtown Nashville every day and the leaf handles it with ease. I've got to say I'm incredibly impressed with the car. It far exceeds my expectations. I was very concerned about a 64 mile round trip commute, but I can do that plus drive to lunch a good distance and still have plenty of cushion to get home. The fast charger in Coolsprings sealed the deal for me, I can always get a good quick charge on the way home.

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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:34 am

flagshipdynamics wrote:The fast charger in Coolsprings sealed the deal for me, I can always get a good quick charge on the way home.


Awesome!! I really think Quick Chargers will help spur demand for LEAF's. Your example illustrates the point. I'm anxious to see if Nissan installs more Fast Chargers in the Nashville area as part of the expansion of quick chargers they announced earlier this year.

I'd really like to see one downtown Nashville somewhere.

Enjoy your LEAF!!
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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:02 pm

JPWhite wrote:
flagshipdynamics wrote:The fast charger in Coolsprings sealed the deal for me, I can always get a good quick charge on the way home.


Awesome!! I really think Quick Chargers will help spur demand for LEAF's. Your example illustrates the point. I'm anxious to see if Nissan installs more Fast Chargers in the Nashville area as part of the expansion of quick chargers they announced earlier this year.

I'd really like to see one downtown Nashville somewhere.

Enjoy your LEAF!!


Hey, a meetup would be great.
I drove the Leaf up to Chicago for the Summer(2 day trip). The QC stations up here are in limbo. The company(350 Green) that installed the QC went bankrupt & was bought up by CarCharging. But the details are still in front of the judge so broken QC stations are not being fixed & it's hard to get RFID cards from the new vendor. As luck would have it there is a Eaton QC, a mile from my house, which is solar grid-tied and free. I also dropped a 240 plug in my back yard to use with my EVSE upgrade cord. I won't be back in Nashville till October.

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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:13 pm

fishfool wrote:
JPWhite wrote:
flagshipdynamics wrote:The fast charger in Coolsprings sealed the deal for me, I can always get a good quick charge on the way home.


Awesome!! I really think Quick Chargers will help spur demand for LEAF's. Your example illustrates the point. I'm anxious to see if Nissan installs more Fast Chargers in the Nashville area as part of the expansion of quick chargers they announced earlier this year.

I'd really like to see one downtown Nashville somewhere.

Enjoy your LEAF!!


Hey, a meetup would be great.
I drove the Leaf up to Chicago for the Summer(2 day trip). The QC stations up here are in limbo. The company(350 Green) that installed the QC went bankrupt & was bought up by CarCharging. But the details are still in front of the judge so broken QC stations are not being fixed & it's hard to get RFID cards from the new vendor. As luck would have it there is a Eaton QC, a mile from my house, which is solar grid-tied and free. I also dropped a 240 plug in my back yard to use with my EVSE upgrade cord. I won't be back in Nashville till October.


Let us know a date that would suit. Let's see who would turn up.
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Blue SL-e, Res 4/22/10, Ord 3/29/11, Del 7/30/11
110,000 Miles.
Lost 5 Capacity bars
7/18/13 (29,206), 8/25/14 (51,728), 7/12/15 (71.108), 5/12/16 (88,362), 10/17/16 (96,532)
New Battery 12/3/16 (98,956)

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