downeykp
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Leaf Number: 1931
Location: Keaau, HI

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:12 am

My May 2011 leaf has original battery. I have never checked it. We are at 32,000 mi. and 8 bars.
2011 Black Leaf SL+QC Vin. 1931
Res. 6-14-10 Order 1-25-11
EVSE: Mod'd Ver. 2 Nissan L1
Delivered 5-31-11

8 years 33000mi. 7 bars

39 Suniva panels 10.3kw with Enphase micro inverters my electricity cost $26 a month.

Joe6pack
Posts: 163
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:57 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 025854

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:00 am

I am still on my original 12 V battery. It's a 2012 with around 57,000 miles. It is on its second battery pack.
2012 Leaf SL leased October 4th, 2012
Braselton, GA

finman100
Posts: 328
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:42 am
Delivery Date: 06 Jun 2014
Location: Albany, OR

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:21 pm

OEM battery from factory here. 43,000 miles and almost 4 years. 2014 SV. Haven't checked it but one time, 3 years ago, when i installed a battery pigtail to be able to plug into a battery tender, which I've not used yet.
Albany, Oregon
2014 Silver SV with charge/LED package. June 2014, I'm in the EV game!
46,000 miles
17.5 kWh on 100% charge (51-ish Ah), down 1 bar
4.2 miles/kWh average
Best trip: all of 'em. They're all no-gas!

PatricioEV
Posts: 176
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:24 pm
Delivery Date: 19 Nov 2011
Location: Austin, TX

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:10 pm

'12 built 11/11, 89k miles... still on original 12v with no problems. Hardly gets driven anymore. I bought a B250e last month and kept the LEAF around for my son (who hates to drive). Frankly, other than tires, wiper blades, and cabin air filter, I've not replaced anything. The original traction pack was replaced under warranty a couple of years back. Car still drives great and has zero issues.
2012 SL - Cayenne Red
17" Juke Wheels, 2 tone leather, door molding, tint, sunroof
Schneider EVLink EVSE
7.65kwh Solar Installation

April '18 - 76 mos; 88,600 miles; 11 bars
Battery replaced 5.18.15 - under warranty

ahagge
Posts: 298
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:38 am
Delivery Date: 02 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 5175
Location: Northridge, CA

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:57 pm

2011 SL with 106,500+ miles - still on original battery AND have had an ELM-327 Bluetooth OBD-II diagnostic dongle plugged in pretty much 24x7 for the past 5 years or so. Car will be 7 years old in early July.

Hopefully a useful data point.

For anybody who's replaced their 12 battery - can you let us know what you replaced it with (Brand and Model, and price if known)? I'm sure it will help those who will be needing to replace soon. Thanks!
Ocean Blue SL-e
Per LEAF Spy as of 06/26/18: 11 bars, 222 GIDs, 53.4 AHr on new (04/30/15) Lizard battery (1st bar lost 12/22/17)
Orig. battery lost 4th bar at 177 GIDs, 43.19 AHr, 44.74 Hx, 65% SOH after 45 months

brotherjethro
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Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:21 am
Delivery Date: 03 May 2017
Location: Vancouver, WA

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:14 pm

I bought my '13 used in Spring 2017. It had what appeared to be the original OEM battery in it. Although it seemed to work okay, it measured a bit low. As a new owner and frequent forum reader, I replaced the battery as a precautionary measure within a few weeks of buying the car.

The replacement is a 51R from Costco -- I forget the price. Since replacing it, I have babied it by topping it off with a Battery Tender Jr every few days. (I ran the connector into the charge port area, so I can charge without opening the hood).
2013 Pearl White SV, bought used in 2017 with only 5100 miles. Vancouver, WA.

edatoakrun
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Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:33 am
Delivery Date: 15 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2184
Location: Shasta County, North California

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:29 pm

The 2018 LEAF owner's manual (IIRC) states that frequent cycling of the charger after charge is complete is what is most harmful to the 12 V battery.

I did this frequently with my 2011, by often leaving the car plugged in for many days after the "80%" charge level was reached, with the timer set, and my battery failed (replaced by Nissan under warranty) during its third winter.

I now try to (and usually do) unplug my LEAF the day after charging, and the battery has held a charge for over four years (with a code reader plugged in) and no other care.
no condition is permanent

JeffnReno
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Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:33 am
Delivery Date: 03 Apr 2016
Leaf Number: 022727
Location: Reno, NV

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:57 am

edatoakrun wrote:The 2018 LEAF owner's manual (IIRC) states that frequent cycling of the charger after charge is complete is what is most harmful to the 12 V battery.

I did this frequently with my 2011, by often leaving the car plugged in for many days after the "80%" charge level was reached, with the timer set, and my battery failed (replaced by Nissan under warranty) during its third winter.

I now try to (and usually do) unplug my LEAF the day after charging, and the battery has held a charge for over four years (with a code reader plugged in) and no other care.
I would unplug but when its 10 degrees in the garage, I like to prewarm the car before driving it using the charger power rather than battery range. My 12v battery is getting a charge externally at the moment since it dies on me yesterday. I'm hoping it will charge up and be good to go once again.
'12 Pearl White SL
Down 1 bar when bought 4/2/16
Dropped second bar 5/7/16 42720 miles
Dropped 3rd bar 6/17 51000 miles

LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:50 pm

I've found that if you plug in a maintainer with the EVSE there is no issue at all, even over several days, with leaving the EVSE plugged in, beyond the minor inconvenience of plugging in and unplugging the maintainer. I have mine wired to a connector in the charge port, for minimum hassle.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
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lolooz
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Delivery Date: 15 Jul 2011

Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:14 pm

Our 12v battery finally died yesterday with just over 62k miles on the car. It was new July 14 2011-- just over 7 years. And sadly, we didn't check the electrolyte level either! Car is in the San Diego area. Replaced with a battery from Costco for about $75 after $15 trade-in credit. :lol:

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