Shauny
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Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:47 pm

I just stripped the modules from a UK 2012 pack keeping all the bus bars (orange bits), BMS wiring etc reusable by someone else. Message me if there is anything anyone wants before I scrap it.

Stay well

jkenny23
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Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Delivery Date: 19 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 009318

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:39 pm

Looks like my BMS has finally finished adjusting to the new capacity:

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Sadly it seems I'm not going to hit the initial value (read from the salvage vehicle's BMS) of 58.69AH. Still quite happy with the ~60 miles of range I'm getting now. Still shows 5 bars on the dash, not sure when/if that will update.

NiallDarwin
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Delivery Date: 12 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 004321
Location: New Zealand

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:24 pm

Nice charts.

My car was down to 10 bars before I dropped in a 12 bar battery a year ago. The bars have not returned despite LeafSpy having shown the SOH gradually recover to 90%. (It has since gradually ebbed to 87%)

Rktennis
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Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:30 am

I haven’t been on mnl for a while. I have a 2011 leaf with 55k miles. Appears I will lose my 4th bar soon.

From reading through the thread, this is what I gather:
1. Nissan will not discount a battery replacement for me (I was going to try to put a warranty claim in even though I’m way out of the time frame...and hope they’d discount as a good faith effort)
2. Finding a 3rd party mechanic cheaper replacement isn’t very probable (I’m in GA where there are a lot of leafs and was hoping there’d be a market here) due to necessary programming vs labor intensity...I don’t have the skills to do this kind of work myself.

I’m stuck right now. The car still works for my or my wife’s commute, but is getting annoying planning weekend trips around range issues. I’d be willing to spend $6k for a replacement, but it seems like a lot of risk vs buying a newer leaf resale (in case of total loss accident). Also, GA is punishing ev users by an annual $200 ev fee (I understand roads need to be paid for, but this seemed arbitrary). I may get as much use out of my 11 and then reassess what’s out there.

Cor
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Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:41 pm

Rktennis wrote:I’d be willing to spend $6k for a replacement...

I thought that Nissan installs a new battery for $5900 or is that what you are referring to?

Rktennis
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Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:30 am

Cor wrote:
Rktennis wrote:I’d be willing to spend $6k for a replacement...

I thought that Nissan installs a new battery for $5900 or is that what you are referring to?


Correct

jlsoaz
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Leaf Number: 24218
Location: Southern Arizona, USA

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:29 pm

A recent update from Nissan. This seems to be about Japan, not sure if it applies in USA:

https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/rele ... 80326-04-j
Nissan starts exchange program for Nissan LEAF batteries in Japan
LEAF owners will be able to trade in old batteries for refabricated ones
2018/03/26
Former lessee 2012 SL
http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/leaf/vehicle.php?vid=229
2017-October: bght 2013 Volt
will buy 150+ mile BEV when they become less expensive on used market
josh@jlaz.com
opinions expressed are my own

jkenny23
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Leaf Number: 009318

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:37 pm

jlsoaz wrote:A recent update from Nissan. This seems to be about Japan, not sure if it applies in USA:

https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/rele ... 80326-04-j
Nissan starts exchange program for Nissan LEAF batteries in Japan
LEAF owners will be able to trade in old batteries for refabricated ones
2018/03/26


Was going to post about that also. If the pricing holds the same for the US (assuming they do the same program here too) that's a great deal, ~$2800 for 24kWH replacement pack is $117/kWH, under market rate for Li-Ion batteries right now, though they're making some money back from using the cells in other projects like those street lamps they unveiled.

LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:59 pm

There is a topic on this here.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

Lylou2
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Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Delivery Date: 08 Apr 2018

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Hello, did enybody tried to make power bank for from 18650 batteries for nissan leaf 2011 or later and just put in baggage back, couse if to colculate that one cell f.eg. 18650PF is 10,7w/h so to get 10kwlh of extra energy you need aprox 960 cells and of ourse connect it in 96s10p plius BMS, so it's gonna be aprox 50kg and 20ltr pack which takes only 10 cm of baggage space down inside, and the price to get these nice cells aprox 1800 euros. Does somebody tried to make something like this? And for me most interesting to know how does the main computer of the car react to it or does just discharge/charge goes 2 times slower then before? Couse to make like this battery is wery easy couse I made before much of el. bicycle batteries.

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