SageBrush
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Re: 2011 Leaf sat for 5 weeks, now shows no signs of life

Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:23 pm

^^ thanks.

I would look for this one
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Exide-TITAN ... /204837939
for a couple of reasons:

1. It will probably outlast the LEAF
2. If I recall correctly, 12v batteries with high CCA have worse DoD longevity (and vice versa.) This is a low CCA battery
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Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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Re: 2011 Leaf sat for 5 weeks, now shows no signs of life

Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:48 pm

2. If I recall correctly, 12v batteries with high CCA have worse DoD longevity (and vice versa.)
Starting batteries with a high CCA rating have thinner plates with a larger total surface area, to support as large a number of chemical reactions as possible to produce those amps. Deep cycle batteries have thicker, more robust plates for longevity.
The battery goes under the hood, so I don't think there's any concern/need for vent tubes.
Right. Vent tubes are for batteries that are located in places where any vented electrolyte would cause serious damage, or in remote locations that don't get washed or cleaned. Priuses use them because of the location of the accessory battery in the rear cargo area..
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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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Re: 2011 Leaf sat for 5 weeks, now shows no signs of life

Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:00 pm

I attach a trickle charger to the 12v when I let the vehicle sit for more than 3 days. I hardwired the connector to the battery, so attaching the charger is plug and play. I use this technique for all my vehicles.

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