lvpatpatt
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Delivery Date: 03 Jul 2018

New member battery/ advice

Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:49 pm

First ev, want used one
Range of Leaf is fine I hardly drive,live in hot area Las Vegas.
Considering a used leaf but don’ T understand battery on a used one. Do I continue paying $125 or can I buy it?
Can it be plugged into a 110 socket in garage?
Are there things that frequenty give trouble?
Should I just buy on price not worry about age?
Any suggestions are welcome.

Pat

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Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: New member battery/ advice

Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:36 am

lvpatpatt wrote:First ev, want used one
Range of Leaf is fine I hardly drive,live in hot area Las Vegas.

Battery will degrade badly due to the heat. You'd probably want a model year '15 w/the "lizard" pack, which is the best, so far. I've been to Vegas in the summer a few times. It is WAY too hot there.
lvpatpatt wrote:Considering a used leaf but don’ T understand battery on a used one. Do I continue paying $125 or can I buy it?

Don't know what you're talking about. There's no battery lease program in the US.
lvpatpatt wrote:Can it be plugged into a 110 socket in garage?

120 volt, yes. You need to have a dedicated circuit or one that has little or nothing shared with it. Car will pull 12 amps * 120 volts = 1440 watts continually for many hours at a time unattended. Think about running a space heater or hair dryer on full for many hours at at time, unattended.

It is very slow to charge at 120 volts and there are greater charging losses at 120 volts compared to 208 or 240 volts.

There some considerations/things to be careful about when charging at 120 volts, like the below.
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lvpatpatt wrote:Should I just buy on price not worry about age?

NO! Also see https://www.facebook.com/notes/seattle- ... 373291032/.

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. (But yes, we can guess that lv == Las Vegas.)

What are your daily driving needs in terms of miles? How much city vs. highway? Will you have the ability to charge at your work/destinations?

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

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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