LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Learjet wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:35 pm
frontrangeleaf wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Everything I've ever read suggests that 70% is way too low for a starter battery. Deep cycle OK, starter not so much.
I guess it depends on your notion of what a "reasonable" life is.
I agree...above 80% for lead acid is a common theme out there.
80% SOC is considered the point below which damage will occur from a single discharge. Not a huge amount for, say, 75%, but damage nonetheless. Storage/rest charge for a lead-acid battery should be as near to 100% as possible. By keeping the starting type OEM battery in a Leaf below 80%, the car is apparently programmed to damage the battery. This isn't Rocket Science, and it wouldn't be any more expensive to program the charging system to keep them topped off to 95%, so this is yet another case of "INS" or Inexplicable Nissan Stupidly.
Agree. Hard to understand. Their other cars all maintain the battery appropriately, presumably.
What were they thinking? It's odd.
I've entertained a battery tender for the Leaf, but am putting that off for now. I may eventually pick up a solar one at some point, but I'm not sure how long we'll keep the car. Depends on my wife's recovery.