kentklineman2014
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80/20?

Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:22 pm

So, is that the best way to pamper the battery? Keeping it between 80 and 20 percent charge?

swooshrc
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Delivery Date: 27 Oct 2012

Re: 80/20?

Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:37 am

If you want to really baby the battery, it would be more like 65% to 15%
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LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 80/20?

Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:36 am

There are numerous topics on this already. Here is one:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23818
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

kentklineman2014
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Re: 80/20?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:35 pm

And, if there's a choice between quick charge and trickle, which?
Today, I quick charged around 3pm, then again around 10 pm, noticed the battery bars went to 7,
they are almost always 5 or six bars...so the quickcharge heated up the battery.
But if I had trickle charged overnight to get to 80 percent, is that "better" for the battery??

cwerdna
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Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: 80/20?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:54 pm

kentklineman2014 wrote:Today, I quick charged around 3pm, then again around 10 pm, noticed the battery bars went to 7,
they are almost always 5 or six bars...so the quickcharge heated up the battery.

As an FYI, if you didn't know, the battery temp gauge has huge overlapping ranges: http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/Batt ... ture_Gauge.

Since one of your previous posts mentioned Leaf Spy, I assume you still have a working setup. That is FAR more informative regarding battery temps than the above crap gauge.

'13 blue Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 blue Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
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Dooglas
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Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2017
Leaf Number: 314779
Location: Oregon City, OR

Re: 80/20?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:18 pm

You really should tell us where you are based. Ambient temperatures make a big difference. Where I live, the 80/20 - or even worse 65/15 - stuff is pretty much unnecessary. If I thought I should never charge a LEAF about 65%, I would never own one. As it is, I am on my second.
2013 Leaf SV - lease ended, 2016 Leaf S30

cwerdna
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Re: 80/20?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:22 pm

Dooglas wrote:You really should tell us where you are based. Ambient temperatures make a big difference.

Yes, OP, can you update your location info via your user name in the upper right > User Control Panel > Profile tab? That way, we don't need to ask in future posts/threads or do sleuthing to deduce it.

I've asked numerous times elsewhere on MNL that the location field be mandatory. Nothing's happened... :/

'13 blue Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 blue Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
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