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ROWEKMR wrote:I have been looking at some 2013's in the 6-7k range. What should I avoid? What should I look for?
I looked on Nissan website and couldn't find info I need:
How long to charge an empty battery on 120V
On the order of ~20 hours. http://sfbayleafs.org/news/2013/01/2013 ... ighlights/
says about 21.
http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit
ROWEKMR wrote:How long on 240v?
quotes about 4. That's about right. I've never been personally present charging at 240 volts. EVSEs at my work are 208 volts (common commercial power) and the free L2 charging I use appears to be 208 volts. The car will be at full power most of the way but slows down when very near full and does a bunch of bounces in the last hour. Visual aid: viewtopic.php?p=490435#p490435
. In that bounce phase, very little energy is making it into the battery.
ROWEKMR wrote:<span>I read about the Chadmo/Quick Charge <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=electric%20vehicle%20charger&tag=myelecarfor-20" class="interlinkr" target="_blank">charger</a>, how much better is it?</span>
2013 Leaf S w/charge package and SV and SL come w/6.6 kW on-board charger. That's the max that can come out of wall at level 2.
CHAdeMO DC (usually fast) in the US are generally 25 kW at minimum to a max of 50 kW. There are some Nissan/Sumitomo units that are 44 kW. Leaf will ramp down but even at say 90%, you may still be charging at 8+ kW rate. I have some pics of being at 77% and charge rate still being over 20 kW. I have a 58% pic showing 42 kW charge rate.
You should check http://www.plugshare.com
to see if there are near you/where you will travel. As I've posted many times before, I didn't feel it was worth for me to pay for a used Leaf w/CHAdeMO. I don't have time to rehash it all but I found some of my old posts on this.viewtopic.php?p=487454#p487454viewtopic.php?p=487997#p487997
ROWEKMR wrote:Are the batteries covered for 8 years? If so how long do they typically last. I am in the Midwest so it is hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
Defects warranty is 8 years/100K miles. Battery (gradual) capacity loss warranty it only 5 years/60K miles. You must be down to 8 capacity bars remaining or less before that expires to be eligible for a free battery. Manuals and warranty booklet can be downloaded from https://owners.nissanusa.com/nowners/na ... nualsGuide
. Warranty terms in https://owners.nissanusa.com/content/te ... ooklet.pdf
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.
ROWEKMR wrote:What is SOH? SOC?
I see post speaking about bars left and battery replacement. What does it all mean?
SOH is a value shown in Leaf Spy: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=4131&p=337560&hilit=soh+old+hx#p337560
. People use it in conjunction with AHr, and Hx along w/max # of gids on a full charge to determine battery health/remaining capacity.
SoC = state of charge (how full the battery is).viewtopic.php?t=13192
- this applies to all 2011 to 2015 Leafs and the 24 kWh 2016 Leaf S. This is also in the '13 warranty booklet.http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/File ... bars_s.jpg
is a car down 3 capacity bars, the thin bars all the way on the right. See http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/Batt ... y_Behavior
and my post at viewtopic.php?p=505412#p505412