ELROY wrote:Also, when sitting on my break listening to the radio I usually have it only on accessory position so no other gauges are lit up.
As Ingineer pointed out, this is a BAD idea.
There is no good reason to leave the LEAF in ACC position.
If you are going to use 12V power for an extended period of time such as listening to the radio, you should always push the Start button twice to put in in ready mode, and then turn off the HVAC to minimize the high voltage potential power drains.
This is one of the big advantages of the LEAF versus an ICE.
With it in ready mode, the high voltage battery will keep the 12V battery charged.
As someone who has driven the voltage very low on the 12V battery in an ICE by listening to the radio for an extended period of time, and then had to jump start the ICE, that is not a problem in the LEAF. (Unless you're planning to listen to the radio for 25+ hours.)
Why would you just have the LEAF in ACC?
The LEAF does nothing to protect the 12V battery in ACC.
As reported in other posts, it doesn't do a very good job of protecting the 12V battery if you just leave it plugged in to the EVSE.
Leave it plugged into the EVSE while on a 5+ day trip, and you may find the 12V battery dead when you get home.
This is still a major software deficiency that Nissan has done NOTHING to correct.
With the current state of the LEAF software, it should be kept at a reasonable level of charge (>40%), NOT be plugged in, and if you're going to use the 12V, it should be in ready mode with the HVAC off.