mux wrote:I've seen this guy before, and I'm pretty sure he's not actually adding up the capacity, he's just switching between BMSes. Also, very scant information for such a big project, and that amount of weight on the rear wheels may seem okay on the photo, but is going to require big coilovers to become manageable. I've driven around with that amount of weight and it's bump stop hell at that point.
I talked with the Craigslist "seller". He states that he is a degreed electronics engineer from an African Country and works as a night watchman. He has two Leafs. He claims to have removed the battery from one, "chopped it up" to fit in the trunk (my words), routed the high voltage wiring directly through the Leafs vent (breather) to the relocated battery. My best guess from the conversation is that it is a bus to bus connection - two parallel battery packs working with each battery pack BMS (guess work here!). He did this because neither Leaf had the range to go to work and back. Now he does, but seems to have little ideas about what energy capacity he actually has. LeafSpy does not give him proper information, however he does use it to monitor the installed battery cell voltages - and that he uses it to "charge" the two packs. I've got to assume he does not really know the SOC, voltages, temperature of the trunk cells
, but not sure. I may go see it to get more information, as he is quite close.
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2012 Leaf SL; 36,000 miles. Battery replaced November 1st, 2016.
Rural cabin with 6750 watts Grid tied PV. Off-grid solar Leaf charging capable (level II).