aslangroudi
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Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:10 am

Just for curiousity, how much charge(if any) can be received on a nissan leaf from this portable charger?

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-20100mAh-Universal-Smartphones/dp/B01LYONAT8/ref=pd_sim_107_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01LYONAT8&pd_rd_r=FWCYFJE0YESCXTATT8CK&pd_rd_w=ZTgvd&pd_rd_wg=5xm84&psc=1&refRID=FWCYFJE0YESCXTATT8CK

Was wondering if it was possible to buy/use this as an emergency charger if I ran out by accident and needed just a block or two or ideally a mile to find/get home for an outlet. If it worked, it would also reduce anxiety of pushing the closer to empty battery because right now even at around 8 miles left the -- started blinking and it was hard to judge how many miles I really had left.

garsh
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:51 am

None.

When I've run my Leaf all the way to shutdown, it's taken 3-4 hours of charging on the trickle charger before it would agree to restart, just to go an additional 200 feet to a charger. It probably had enough energy to make that trip after 10 minutes of charging, but the car will refuse to start back up until you've put a decent charge back in the battery.

This little thing isn't going to do anything for you.
2012 Black SV w. G35 wheels, 8 bars, 86,000 miles

Philipr144
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:16 am

That devices has a 65watt max draw, your leaf on trickle will pull 1,200 watts. That would be great for phones and small laptops but would do nothing for your car. Even an expensive sine wave inverter and a big 12 volt battery won't do much more then a few minutes of charging. Maybe an hour, but that would be the only portable solution to get your car a couple blocks.
2011 Leaf 76% SOH 212Gids 50ah 66.3k miles 10 bar

LeftieBiker
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:46 am

Your best bet for avoiding running out of charge is to treat the second Low Battery Warning (at roughly 9 miles of range left) as something to be avoided at almost all cost. Then if you fail and reach that point, you still have a few miles of careful driving as your 'emergency charge'.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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aslangroudi
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:20 am

Thanks all for answer, I kinda figured when I thought about it more, wishful thinking at first, lol.

SageBrush
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:06 am

aslangroudi wrote:because right now even at around 8 miles left the -- started blinking and it was hard to judge how many miles I really had left.

Read the Ahr remaining from your LeafSpy
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Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

cwerdna
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:13 am

Yes, OP should REALLY get Leaf Spy if they intend to ride around near the bottom even semi-regularly.

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aslangroudi
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:07 am

I do have leafspy pro but I'm pretty new to it and my leaf. How would I go about judging how many miles I have left with AHr? Also...please forgive me in advance if this is a stupid question, but I would then have to always keep that bluetooth diagnostic tool plugged into car?

cwerdna
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Re: Possible convenient emergency charger?

Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:47 pm

aslangroudi wrote:I do have leafspy pro but I'm pretty new to it and my leaf. How would I go about judging how many miles I have left with

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgE8lmySdMI may help. If you don't want to watch the whole thing, listen from to 3:20 to 5:00,1:14 to ~1:35 and 10:25 to the end.

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