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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:27 pm

Cypress QC definitely up and running as of Saturday afternoon, 6/23.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo
2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah
4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah, end 36.13Ah
New Battery 9/28/15 104k mi 66.14Ah
1st- 160.5k mi 34mo 54.02Ah

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:02 pm

Composing this on the Amtrak Coast Starlight on my non-smart phone ... a bit of a pain ...

Reaching Salem pretty much on-schedule now. Expect to leave Portland per schedule in third post of this thread.
GaslessInSeattle & JohnnySebring charging and expecting me.
:-)
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Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:33 pm

God speed in NorCal !

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:57 pm

It looks like an hour at the Nissan sealer in Salem before going on the Halsey. I did do this leg non-stop, Halsey to Portland, but im crazy.

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:10 pm

Woo Hoo! Right on schedule, arriving at Halsey QC at 6:40pm:


41 - 33180 Hwy 228, Halsey, OR 97348 [AV-DC] { Arr 18:45; Dep 19:15 }
22 - 840 Beltline Road, Springfield, OR 97477 [AV-DC] { Arr 19:45; Dep 20:00 }
22 - 1590 Gateway Blvd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424 [AV-DC] { Arr 20:20; Dep 20:40 }
27 - 621 John Long Road, Oakland, OR 97462 [AV-L2 overnight] { Arr 21:10 }

----- Motel 6, 621 John Long Road, Oakland, OR 97462 [*Reserved]

Total : 163 miles

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:50 pm

Got to Motel 6 in Oakland right on schedule at 21:10.

However, having internet access issues here. So I need to keep it short.

GaslessInSeattle started with 5 temp bars, 6 at his first QC, then 7 when completing QC in Ridgefield. I never saw higher than 7 (6 after 1hour L2 completed in Salem). Drove the speed limit (except last 10 miles at 55mph to reach my first QC in Hlasey), and kept the power bubbles low after leaving each QC to around 60% SOC.

For tonight I am using L2 to 80% with End Time only (7am departure), so that I have a cool battery by morning (still at 7 1 hour after arrival), and can use heat (not pre-heat) to get SOC down for my first (Roseburg) QC tomorrow.

Time for bed ... as you can tell Tony's plans and mine are different ;-)
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06Jun2013 Status [28.5 months][34,173 miles][11 bars]
Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:55 pm

LEAFer wrote:Got to Motel 6 in Oakland right on schedule at 21:10....

Time for bed ... as you can tell Tony's plans and mine are different ;-)
You guys are making it look easy !!!

I can't wait to see how the NorCal leg goes!

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:08 am

"LEAFer"]47 - 3400 Shasta Gateway Drive Shasta Lake, CA 96019 (EV4UNOW.com) [6-50 208V] { Arr 21:00 (20:00?) }
[ Late alternate: 69 - CROWN Nissan; 300 E Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96002 [AV-L2] ]

Overnight: [Motel 6 nearby]
Have you arranged to use the J1772 at EV4UNOW.com?, which is usually available during business hours?

Sounds like your Redding plans are to be there as briefly as possible, and to spend that time in an unconscious state.

Good plan!

But if you wind up with any free time during the day, while waiting on L2 in the greater Redding area, I'll try to make it to your site.
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:57 am

It's remarkable that continuous moderate driving and QCing doesn't seem to heat the battery up much at least at 50-70 degree ambient. We did get to Portland ahead of schedule as nothing I planned for went wrong and had about an hour or so of cooling after the QC top off at electric ave. The trip back to Portland via Johny Sebrings Leaf went smoothly. Having 3 adults in the car didn't seem to affect MPkW's much. We had a scare in centralia when we pulled up and the screen read fault/out of order. seemed like it was in some kind of a resting mode between charges, there was an electrical smell in the air which cleared relatively quickly and the normal screen came on.
LEAFer wrote:Got to Motel 6 in Oakland right on schedule at 21:10.

However, having internet access issues here. So I need to keep it short.

GaslessInSeattle started with 5 temp bars, 6 at his first QC, then 7 when completing QC in Ridgefield. I never saw higher than 7 (6 after 1hour L2 completed in Salem). Drove the speed limit (except last 10 miles at 55mph to reach my first QC in Hlasey), and kept the power bubbles low after leaving each QC to around 60% SOC.

For tonight I am using L2 to 80% with End Time only (7am departure), so that I have a cool battery by morning (still at 7 1 hour after arrival), and can use heat (not pre-heat) to get SOC down for my first (Roseburg) QC tomorrow.

Time for bed ... as you can tell Tony's plans and mine are different ;-)
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:58 pm

FINALLY :!: Eureka :!: (Yreka! ... laugh ... that was a joke :roll: ) some SLOOOOW (L2) charging so I can spend some time on (working) internet ... Arrived here in Yreka slightly ahead of schedule. Now plugged into the Tesla EVSE at Comfort Inn and using wifi at McDonalds next door.

Have seen 9 temp bars today. All details to be published by Thursday's EAA meeting in Davis. I need some time at home Wednesday to consolidate and make it presentable for forum & EAA use.

The Ashland - Yreka stretch was not as bad as anticipated, except for the construction area single lane section with 3 trucks in front of me going 31mph ( not my fault :) ).

I thought at first it was pilot error when I checked on the LEAF 25 minutes prior to departure in Oakland this morning ... it had not charged on the 80% timer last night :!: So I implemented plan B ... moved the car over to the QC and did it there, still able to depart as scheduled.

The LEAF specialist yesterday in Salem (Bob Lacy) earned a T-shirt ! Had a great conversation and he showed much enthusiasm. He will pass it all on to customers and potential customers. And the L2 (just to get a little extra on the long thirsty non-QC section from Portland to Halsey) slow charge allowed me to get my planned dinner in. ( Dairy Queen; that NoSalesTax thing in Oregon did take some getting used to ;) )

Rhonda (owner [correction: manager]) at the Motel 6 also earned a T-shirt, as did a couple that met me at my first-ever QC in Halsey. He had not followed the forums for several months, but decided to do so a few days ago. Saw our "news" about the ReturnTrip ... and decided to meet me (with his wife of 26 years) in an 8,000 mile red LEAF.

@GaslessInSeattle: Tony had done a good job of hiding the AV-FOB (sunglas compartment). Yours was mailed from the quaint town of Wolf Creek at their small Post Office ... Debbie and another (did not catch her name) Postal Worker had heard of the trek going north on the news. Unfortunately the AV-DC is a bit of a walk and they can't leave their post for photos ... oh well. (Please acknowledge receipt when it arrives in the mail.)
edatoakrun wrote:
"LEAFer"]
Overnight: [Motel 6 nearby]
Have you arranged to use the J1772 at EV4UNOW.com?, which is usually available during business hours?

Sounds like your Redding plans are to be there as briefly as possible, and to spend that time in an unconscious state.

Good plan!

But if you wind up with any free time during the day, while waiting on L2 in the greater Redding area, I'll try to make it to your site.
Yes ... at EV4UNOW this evening/overnight ( GE Wattstation ... let's see what happens :shock: ). I still hope to arrive around 8pm, 9pm at worst. Sleep in a little at Motel 6 (Twin View Blvd). Could not work much on the California part of the plan last night, so I don't have the detailed Arr/Dep times yet. Breakfast tomorrow at or near Motel 6 ? Check tracker for my arrival this evening, Richard will taxi me to/from Motel 6. Dinner ? if it doesn't get too late ?


Edit: I just checked the LiveSpot and the tracker did not record Yreka, although I left it on for a while before leaving the car. I'll go check on charge status and turn it back on.
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06Jun2013 Status [28.5 months][34,173 miles][11 bars]
Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;

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