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SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - GC - 6 Oct 2018

Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:48 am

Our Nineth Year of Gatherings is in progress here.

A link back to our Eighth Year thread:
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=24445

Our LEAF group has become an extended family, with some evolving
with the times, now arriving in other EVs, including Rav4EV, Tesla S,
Tesla X, Tesla 3, BMW i3, and occasionally an iMev or Coda.
As with any good family, we welcome and enjoy this "growing up",
since it enriches the group, and provides us all with a better
perspective of the future. So, the LEAF title for the Gathering
evolved to "LEAF & EV" until we think of something better.

Join us for a Saturday morning breakfast buffet at Hometown Buffet, the Golden
Corral, or some other location (see below), ... or for some other special event.

Nominally, we Gather from about 8:00 until about 11:00 AM, and some will arrive
at about 8:00 and some may stay later, if there is enough interest. Some come
for just a while, but have to leave early because they have a "real" life. :D

I usually try to arrive by 8:00, and I am usually among the last to leave.
HTB opens for Breakfast at 8:00, and transitions to their Lunch menu at about 11:00.

Usually, we LEAF/EV-Gather on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month,
but that is often modified to fit the holidays or other events in the month.
Occasionally we have Local Clusters for special events (**) at different locations.

NOTE: Typically, we alternate between the Golden Corral in the City of Industry early in the month, and the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana later in the month (see addresses below).

------ 101st month Gatherings ------
Gathering #101a: 5 Jan 2019 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #101b: 19 Jan 2019 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 100th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #100a: 1 Dec 2018 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #100b: 15 Dec 2018 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 99th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #99a: 3 Nov 2018 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #99b: 17 Nov 2018 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 98th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #98a: 6 Oct 2018 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #98b: 20 Oct 2018 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 97th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #97a: 8 Sep 2018 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #97b: 22 Sep 2018 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

=== Start of our 9th year of EV Gatherings ===
=== End of our 8Th year of EV Gatherings ===

------ 96th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #96a: 4 Aug 2018 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #96b: 18 Aug 2018 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

--------------- Links to Previous Years -------------

----- Eighth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Eighth Year thread:
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=24445

----- Seventh Year of Gatherings ------
See our Seventh Year thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=22460

----- Sixth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Sixth Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=20453

----- Fifth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Fifth Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17823

----- Fourth Year of Gatherings ------
See our Fourth Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=14125

------ Third Year of Gatherings ------
See our Third Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=9695

------ Second Year of Gatherings ------
See our Second Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=5418

------ First Year of Gatherings ------
See our First Year thread: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1148

------------ Locations -------------

Golden Corral in City of Industry
17635 Castleton St 
City of Industry, CA 91748
Phone: (626) 839-8188

This GC is located just South of the 60 freeway, 4 miles West of the 57 freeway,
about half way between the S. Azusa Ave exit on the West and the Fullerton Rd
exit on the East.  They open at 7:30 for breakfast on Saturday.

From south Orange County, go North on I-5, then North on 57,
and then about 4 miles West on the 60 freeway.

Hometown Buffet on 17th in Santa Ana:
Located just 2 blocks East of I-5 on 17th street in Santa Ana
1008 EAST 17TH STREET
SANTA ANA, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 541-3020
Their "breakfast" hours are from 8:00 until 11:00 (when "lunch" begins").
I usually plan to arrive about 8:00, and stay until at least 11:00.

------------- Misc ------------------
As always, Suggestions Welcome
Thanks everyone for your support and help.
Last edited by garygid on Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - GC - 8 Sep 2018

Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:38 am

Welcome to the start of our NINETH YEAR of EV Gatherings.

Thanks to you all for your continued friendship and support, your suggestions and help, and your splendid attendance.

You ALL are what makes this group special, an extended family that cares about each other, and about saving the Earth, if possible.

Our next Gathering is on Saturday September 8th, 2018 (skipping the extra week because of Labor Day Weekend on the 1st).

We will meet for breakfast about 8 AM (although they open at 7:30), or whenever you can get there ... at the Golden Corral in the City of Industry, about 4 miles West of the 57 and 60 intersection.

We should be celebrating the delivery of a newborn ... Tesla Model 3D.

I look forward to seeing you (maybe twice) that day ... my Tesla S85 just got a replacement traction motor, since it was "whining" a little bit.
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - GC - 8 Sep 2018

Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:34 pm

I will attend the christening this Saturday.

Anyone want Easter Lily bulbs? I think these are pink. Dug them up but have no place to put them.

Edit: They are probably Amaryllis.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo
2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah
4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah, end 36.13Ah
New Battery 9/28/15 104k mi 66.14Ah
1st- 160.5k 34mo 54.02Ah

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - GC - 8 Sep 2018

Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:01 pm

I will be at breakfast in City of Industry tomorrow.

Remodel is progressing well. Here is link to latest pictures, including removal of fireplace and chimney, addition of new window where the fireplace used to be.

https://tomnature.smugmug.com/Travel/Remodel-2018/i-RGkSSNr

Last night I came home to discover garage door opener would not open garage more than a few inches. I had to leave my car in the driveway, but I was able to get HPWC cable under the door to charge it overnight. I thought there was just some gadget failure on the door, but this morning I discovered that the main torsion spring that balances the sectional door had broken into two pieces. The garage door guy is coming Monday. In the meantime the workers put a two-by-four block under the door so I can leave the cable in place to charge in my driveway.

I am grateful the spring broke while my car was outside.
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Sold June 2014 27K miles, 18% capacity loss, 1 bar, 5.0 mi/kWh.
Solar 4.6 KW DC with both string and micro-inverters.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - HTB - 22 Sep 2018

Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:02 pm

Tom said he has software 2018.34 ...

Does anybody else have the new Enter-PIN-to-Start-Driving feature (a Fob-Security fix)?

If so, in what software update version, please?

See you Saturday at the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana on 17th Street, two blocks East of the I-5 freeway.

Cheers, Gary
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - HTB - 22 Sep 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:08 pm

EV Trip report to Santa Barbara
3 days, 2 nights.
Even with all the latest SC construction, lack of Supercharger in immediate SB area complicated trip. Gap between Oxnard and Buelton.

Day 1
Lunch at Reagan Library. Great view, decent salad.
Charged at new (for me) SC at Thousand Oaks - E. Nice upscale mini-mall. Decent food options.
topped off charge at Oxnard SC.
Stayed at Milo Hotel on beach. No Destination charge. Two other motels in area did have chargers, but I had stayed at Milo before.

Day 2
Side day trip to Ojai. To enable this trip comfortably, I did 3 charges:

Level-3 EvGo at La Cumbre plaza. Two units, each CHAdeMO or CCS. Busy site, both units in use when I arrived, but one car left within 10 min of my arrival. Charged 35 min. Needed to call to get charge started, even though operator knew who I was so my RFID card had been read properly. She converted me to new plan with 45 min per session, no 5$ fee just to plug in. Much better.
CHAdeMO connector looked worn, but worked fine. CCS connector did not look worn.
A Model 3 arrived just as I was leaving, testifying to heavy demand.

At Ojai I had lunch, visited art galleries. Plugged into Chargepoint Level-2 for 2 hours. In 7 years of driving electric, this might have been one of my longest Level 2 charges during the day. I saw only a few other EVs in this area. Area probably still slowly recovering from loss of business during the fire.

Second night at hotel I learned that they were equipped to run an extension cord to charge me on Level-1 overnight. I got 36 miles in 12 hours. I had nice discussion with hotel manager, alerting him to Tesla's Destination Charge opportunity, in which they will send one or two free HPWC to almost any motel or hotel that asks for one. He seemed interested.

On last day I did 2 hour 2-mile guided walking tour of LotusLand. I recommend this if you like plants. You need reservations. We had 3 groups of 7 people each for tour.

On return trip, I did SC at Thousand Oaks - West. This is a large Mall, with some very nice food options. I did not need much charge.
With the addition of these two Thousand Oaks SC locations, my total number of SC locations I have used in CA has grown to 37.
Together with
9 SC in NV,
5 SC in UT,
3 SC in AZ,
3 SC in ID
2 SC in NM,

My total SCE locations is now 59.
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Sold June 2014 27K miles, 18% capacity loss, 1 bar, 5.0 mi/kWh.
Solar 4.6 KW DC with both string and micro-inverters.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - HTB - 22 Sep 2018

Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:58 pm

Gary, I got the enter-PIN-to-drive feature with the 34th week update (2018.34).

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - GC - 6 Oct 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:36 pm

We had a really nice Gathering last Saturday at the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana. We had around 12 people, including Linda Z ... recovering well after her unfortunate fall.

Linda, very good to see you again!

Next Gathering, 6 Oct 2018, at the Golden Corral in City of Industry, the Fullerton Exit from freeway 69, about 4 miles West of freeway 57.

Try Navigate [to] Golden Corral in City of Industry.
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - GC - 6 Oct 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:43 pm

Our 2014 S85 is still on 2018.32.x so no PIN-to-Drive feature yet, which apparently arrives in the 2018.34 software update.
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gatherings - Y9 - GC - 6 Oct 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:41 pm

Would someone tell Harry that you can unlock the doors and open them at freeway speeds on a 2011 Leaf?
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo
2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah
4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah, end 36.13Ah
New Battery 9/28/15 104k mi 66.14Ah
1st- 160.5k 34mo 54.02Ah

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