hpoulter
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Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:44 am

Funny enough I thought about that very thing but I am 100% certain they would not allow it. Especially once monsoon season rolls around. It would just fly away and damage my car and the cars of others.

alozzy
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Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:59 am

Bummer! Chat up your boss to talk him into a Tesla, then have him install one of these, LOL:

http://www.envisionsolar.com/ev-arc/

Yeah, right!
Canadian with a US 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
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Big grin, enjoying my first BEV :D

hpoulter
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Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:04 pm

I work for a very large organization 50k+ employees. My input would mean very little. I petitioned them for 220 outlets I am more hopeful that will get approved than covered parking.

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:32 pm

Have you mentioned what color your car is, including the interior? White or silver, with light interior, will stand the best chance of minimal heating, while black would do worst, obviously. I was going to suggest a thin, white car cover that goes on and off easily, but that might actually trap heat rising from the pavement. A solar window ventilator might help a bit.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

hpoulter
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Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:41 pm

The car is white with a black cloth interior and the windows are tinted. I picked white because it reflects the most heat. I'm buying a sunshade for the car as well. I had one in my last car and it definitely helped out.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:37 pm

hpoulter wrote:The car is white with a black cloth interior and the windows are tinted. I picked white because it reflects the most heat. I'm buying a sunshade for the car as well. I had one in my last car and it definitely helped out.


That's good, anyway! You might want to consider the solar ventilator anyway - they're cheap.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

hpoulter
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Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Unlikely to buy anything that leaves a window open. We have severe monsoon season during the summer with dust storms and intense monsoon rains. I don't need my car full of sand or water.

Reddy
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Leaf Number: 006828
Location: Pasco, WA

Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:01 am

Not to be too flippant, but you've got no chance in Phoenix of keeping the battery cool. Drive it and charge it. Hopefully you'll get a warranty replacement when the time comes.
Reddy
2011 SL; 10 bar, 48.82 AHr; 35,000 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
Long: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... al#p226115"
Cold: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p243033"

hpoulter
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Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:44 am

Not to be flippant but I'm going to be anyway. Sigh... I think people that don't live here have a gross misunderstanding of the weather/climate in Arizona.

Let me reiterate that I am looking for advice from long term leaf owners in Phoenix on how they have worked to best care for their battery.

SageBrush
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Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Battery Health Best Practices Phoenix area owners

Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:59 am

This product
emeraldcoolpavements.com
reflects about 40% of radiation

I sent an email to the company asking about pricing.

Duffy Charter School and the downtown Sheraton in Phoenix have examples to check out.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

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