DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:02 am

estomax wrote:Dustan, find out if the manufacturing date is the second half of 2013, it will likely have a better battery then, rather than the ones manufactured in early 2013 (before 4/2013 is the cutoff date is what has been going around).

The fact that it is down a bar is about right for a car at this age, my 2013 is teetering on the edge of losing the first bar too.

Marko
What are all the numbers in your signature?

27k, 93% SoH 2/17 32k, 96% SoH 6/17
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estomax
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:13 am

that means it is probably a newer battery, mine was 11-2013 build date and it has been wearing really well. The numbers in my signature are a public battery degradation log that i stuffed in there. That is my SoH over time since i got the car. Miles and %SoH
2013 Leaf SL Premium
27k, 93% SoH 2/17 32k, 96% SoH 6/17
46k, 94% SoH 2/18 52k, 88% SoH 6/18
62k, 87% SoH 2/19 68k, 84% SoH 6/19

DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:55 am

estomax wrote:that means it is probably a newer battery, mine was 11-2013 build date and it has been wearing really well. The numbers in my signature are a public battery degradation log that i stuffed in there. That is my SoH over time since i got the car. Miles and %SoH
Ok that makes sense now, it looks like it is doing pretty good. All the reading is starting to pay off, heat and long term high charge % seems to be the most abusive. I keep hearing 80% charge, or don't leave it at 100% for long amounts of time. I'm sure you can tell the car to charge at different times and % amount I take it? example when i get home I charge to 80% then before I leave to work just top it off.

goldbrick
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:03 am

DustanT wrote:I'm sure you can tell the car to charge at different times and % amount I take it? example when i get home I charge to 80% then before I leave to work just top it off.
It isn't trivial using just the car. Some years had a 'charge to 80%' mode but that was removed at some point.

If you want to control the charging to this degree I'd get a EVSE that can control the charge times and/or amount of power during a charging session. Trying to do this with just the charge timers on the car is harder, although it can be done, especially if you're comfortable with doing the 'mental math' every day.

estomax
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:14 am

i honestly don't bother with the charging timers or any of that, i have left my car at 100% for a day here and there and it hasn't seemingly caused issues. Most days i charge at work so i plug in at 7 in the morning and it is full by 10, and then sits full for 5 hours until i leave. Overnight at home if i plug it in after work it will be full by 1 am and sit until 8 or 9 the next weekend morning.

Best practice though is for any longer periods and in general, try to keep the charge in the 40-70% (55-60 ideally) range and it will be happier and i do practice that whenever reasonable (but i don't go out of my way, otherwise the car would become a PITA).
2013 Leaf SL Premium
27k, 93% SoH 2/17 32k, 96% SoH 6/17
46k, 94% SoH 2/18 52k, 88% SoH 6/18
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DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:03 pm

Ok thanks guys! As for chargers what is your preference in the options out there? I see a few nice ones around $500 like the JuiceBox Pro 32, HCS-40P, and Siemens VersiCharge to name a few.

estomax
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:25 pm

i use a cheapo duosida 3.8kw charger that i got for ~250 bucks. didn't need anything fancier than that and i plug that into a dryer outlet that i threw on the wall in the garage.
2013 Leaf SL Premium
27k, 93% SoH 2/17 32k, 96% SoH 6/17
46k, 94% SoH 2/18 52k, 88% SoH 6/18
62k, 87% SoH 2/19 68k, 84% SoH 6/19

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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:10 pm

I'm sure you can tell the car to charge at different times and % amount I take it? example when i get home I charge to 80% then before I leave to work just top it off.
You'd think that this would be ok, but if you plan to charge much higher (like to 100%) before leaving, it's better to stop well below 80%. Think of 80% as an alternative maximum charge, rather than a stopping point on the way to 100%...
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Oilpan4
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm

My duosida charger was about $160 off ebay.
With the trailer it does most of what people use a pickup for.
The trailer kind of kills the range.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
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DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

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