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mwalsh
Posts: 9474
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:10 am
Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 0213
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:29 am

Not unusual to see fluctuations in AHr readings in the months leading up to loosing a bar. However, with either of those numbers you're not there yet.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 71,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

Ohioleaf
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Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:04 am
Delivery Date: 01 Jun 2015
Leaf Number: 008887

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:27 pm

First warm day and lost bar number 4. I don't think I have ever been so happy with my Nissan Leaf.

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RegGuheert
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Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:12 am
Delivery Date: 16 Mar 2012
Leaf Number: 5926
Location: Northern VA

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:45 pm

Ohioleaf wrote:First warm day and lost bar number 4. I don't think I have ever been so happy with my Nissan Leaf.
Congratulations! It looks like you made a good purchase!
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
2011 miles at purchase. 10K miles on Apr 14, 2013. 20K miles (55.7Ah) on Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah) on Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah) on Feb 8, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

Reddy
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Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 006828
Location: Pasco, WA

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:12 pm

All these 4 bar losers are making me happy! Congratulations, I'm glad people are getting these, even though I won't (nope I really am happy because I won't need a new battery for another 5 years, maybe even 10 yrs).
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 46.44 AHr; 40,067 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
Long: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... al#p226115"
Cold: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p243033"

derkraut
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Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:39 pm
Delivery Date: 14 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 004248
Location: San Diego vicinity

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:18 pm

I dropped my 3rd bar today (now down to 9 bars). I have the Leaf Dash display, which reads C = 47.44. I have until June 16 (5 yrs after taking delivery) to lose my 4th bar. My mileage isn't an issue (28,000 mi). What are my chances to lose another bar in the next 100 days? I have been babying this battery ever since I took delivery. WHADAYA think, guys???
Derkraut
Color: Cayenne SLE, ETEC trim
reserved: 5/15/2010
Leaf del. 6/14/2011
New Traction battery installed on 7/28/2017: 12 bars @37.4K+mi. 100% charge: DD readings: Bat temp 81.3F, Gids=283, S=94.1, C=66.13, H=99.79 394V :)

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mwalsh
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Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 0213
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:16 pm

derkraut wrote:I dropped my 3rd bar today (now down to 9 bars). I have the Leaf Dash display, which reads C = 47.44. I have until June 16 (5 yrs after taking delivery) to lose my 4th bar. My mileage isn't an issue (28,000 mi). What are my chances to lose another bar in the next 100 days? I have been babying this battery ever since I took delivery. WHADAYA think, guys???


Doubtful. Loss is about .5Ahr monthly on average if you're trying. You're at least 10 months away.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 71,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

Evoforce
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Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:58 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Feb 2015
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:12 pm

derkraut wrote:I dropped my 3rd bar today (now down to 9 bars). I have the Leaf Dash display, which reads C = 47.44. I have until June 16 (5 yrs after taking delivery) to lose my 4th bar. My mileage isn't an issue (28,000 mi). What are my chances to lose another bar in the next 100 days? I have been babying this battery ever since I took delivery. WHADAYA think, guys???


I think it you are not going to make it. Mine dropped at 41.79.
*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 61,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

derkraut
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Leaf Number: 004248
Location: San Diego vicinity

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:28 am

Thanks Walsh & Evoforce; that's about what i figured.
Well...no problem really, since I'm retired & don't have to commute to work. So, I plan to drive this car until I get down to around 30 miles average range here in SAN, with 100% charge. Depreciation is irrelevant in my case..
Hey...what's not to like? over 90% of our driving is to church, to the golf course, to the grocery store, playing taxi for our grand daughter, etc. Maybe 3 0r 4 yrs from now I'll be able to get a new battery for around $3G or so. I'm still on the original 12V battery and the Ecopia tires---haven't spent a nickel on "maintenance". My dealer still keeps sending me coupons for "specials" on oil & filter changes. :lol:
Derkraut
Color: Cayenne SLE, ETEC trim
reserved: 5/15/2010
Leaf del. 6/14/2011
New Traction battery installed on 7/28/2017: 12 bars @37.4K+mi. 100% charge: DD readings: Bat temp 81.3F, Gids=283, S=94.1, C=66.13, H=99.79 394V :)

powersurge
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Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:30 am

Amen to derkraut! I also will drive the car until she don't go no more. Now, I drive a 50 mile round trip daily. When the bars start falling, (in a good number of years) my wife will start using the leaf (about 10-15 miles daily). This will save a lot of gas because her current car uses a lot of gasoline because it never reaches operating temperature. Lets see how many years and how many miles we can get on the original Leaf battery!!!

L5S8Game
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Joined: Tue May 10, 2016 5:22 am
Delivery Date: 12 May 2012
Leaf Number: 967710

Re: Down three capacity bars. How soon will I loose my 4th capacity bar

Tue May 10, 2016 5:35 am

I own a 2012 SL with 21,500 miles on it. It was built in Dec 7th 2012 and I purchased the vehicle as a certified pre-owned from a Nissan dealer for $8,250.
The car was previously owned by a lady in my same town. Sunny Hot, Naples Florida. It was a lease.
When I bought the car it had 11 bars and showed full charge with 73 miles.
2 days later it dropped to 9 bars but still shows 73 miles on the gauge.
I just ordered an OBDII and LeafSpy pro, soon to find out what the numbers tell me.
Can anyone predict when I may see my 4 bar drop and if Nissan will for sure replace with 2016 24kwh battery pack?

I'm very new to this car and it's technology, please share anything I should know.

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