garygid wrote:The 12v battery is only "charged" when the LEAF is ON. Then the high-voltage (300 to 500 volt?) DC to 12 volt (nominal) DC converter might be capable of supplying 100 amps (or so).
However, that would be "using the LEAF's (main) battery" as a "power source", which is listed by Nissan as a "prohibited" (or "not covered"?) use.
And you would, of course, tell the dealer's service manager that "Dern, I sure did done voided the warranty yesterday .. hooked up the whole neighbor hood to my Leaf and watched the spark fly".
I am hoping -- no, praying -- that we have not gotten so far into cringing correctness that we feel forced to "tell the truth". I for one wouldn't tell the dealer the time of day if it were high noon, there was a solar flare and the building he was in was next door to a Chinese Firecracker Factory with a failed OSHA record.
If you are attaching the inverter using the existing battery nuts and bolts, there won't even be any scratches form the alligator teeth of the clamps.
Dealer axe me "why your battery all melted and stuff?" I say, dang, I don't know .. I was watching porn on the Carwings Screen.