That riddle solved.
LorenFB, an offer for you: you continue to teach electronics and we will help you improve your counting skills.
And by the way, that 11th bar
is not for long.
I couldn't care less about a trivial discussion on "Remaining Bars":
Obviously over time I've given little thought to the rather crude graphical representation of the battery's
remaining Ahrs, i.e. the far right number of bars present. Once one has access to an actual numerical value
for the remaining Ahrs, e.g. from LeafDD or LeafSpy, the number of "Remaining Bars" has essentially
no value. Presently my Leaf at 54K and 51 Ahrs will never be 'see' a potential battery warranty replacement,
so rigorously monitoring the "Remaining Bars", as some seem to desire, is valueless to me. Once one accepts
the fact that "Remaining Bars" and Ahrs (greater accuracy), both provide the same insight about the Leaf's
battery degradation, attempting to relate one to the other provides no additional value and is naive.
They're one in the same!
When I began monitoring the Leaf's battery around 3/1/14 at 4K miles, the battery was at 61 Ahrs.
At 10/1/14 around 12K, the battery was at 57 Ahrs. Now at 54K (~ 2 yrs later), it's at about 51 Ahrs.
Here's an earlier screenshot which indicates the remaining Ahrs at 6.3K miles.
As one can observe, the rate of change in loss of Ahrs has significantly declined over the last few years.
Bottom line: For those who are concerned about battery degradation, get LeafSpy so you can more
accurately monitor the battery using Ahrs and not be concerned about the crude graphical display
on the far right in the instrument cluster and when bars 'drop'
. It's about as useful as the GOM!
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 74K miles, 48 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=78, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 4.5K miles, 115 Ahrs, 5.5 miles/kWh (average), Hx=98, SOH=99, DOD > 20%, temp < 105F