DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:12 am

Now that looks normal. What I would do is start looking at ways to limit the charge to only what you need. Better to charge every day and live in the middle if you can swing that. With greater range, it is simply much easier to do.
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Stanton
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:26 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:12 am
Now that looks normal. What I would do is start looking at ways to limit the charge to only what you need. Better to charge every day and live in the middle if you can swing that. With greater range, it is simply much easier to do.
I've already set the CAN-bridge to charge to 83%...and I don't even have to charge anywhere near everyday. In fact, I doubt I'll have to charge the rest of this week... ;)
2011 Blue Ocean SV
12v LiFePO4 battery w/Antigravity Battery Tracker
FIAMM 74100 horns/Wet Okole seat covers/Tor's low-power heater mod/Dala's CAN-bridge
Lizard Pack (Rev E) installed @51 months/41k miles
40 kWh Pack (Gen2) installed @115 months/85k miles

Asher
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Re: PM response and afterthoughts on battery install

Tue May 04, 2021 6:48 pm

jbsocdelica wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Errors I made:
3) Evan though, as notes, my conversions was with a 2011 leaf, only do this with 2013 for time being until Dala's canbus doesn't throw the occasional error for the 2011 / 2012 (for 62 kwh battery)
Hi, do you mind elaborating on this point? I've looked on battery installer sites and they also say that 62kwh isn't recommended for 2011-2012 LEAFs. What kind of issues have you run into on 2011-2012 vehicles with the 62kwh upgrade and is it a deal-breaker for you?

Thanks in advance. :)

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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Tue May 04, 2021 9:17 pm

Will try to post some Leaf Spy errors. I think my installer didn't properly ground the canbus, sometimes I have to wait a min to start the car after attempting first time; but it also may be that I have to update to canbus with Dala's upcoming updates (my installer is MIA unfortunately).

I will say that getting over 200 miles per charge is fantastic, and when I drive fast (75 - 80- mph) with surf racks on and bike rack, I still get 150 miles per charge. Pretty nifty.
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Stanton
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am

Here's a link to the blog post about my battery pack upgrade story: https://www.electricauto.org/blog/keepi ... issan-leaf
2011 Blue Ocean SV
12v LiFePO4 battery w/Antigravity Battery Tracker
FIAMM 74100 horns/Wet Okole seat covers/Tor's low-power heater mod/Dala's CAN-bridge
Lizard Pack (Rev E) installed @51 months/41k miles
40 kWh Pack (Gen2) installed @115 months/85k miles

alozzy
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Tue May 11, 2021 9:11 am

Stanton wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am
Here's a link to the blog post about my battery pack upgrade story: https://www.electricauto.org/blog/keepi ... issan-leaf
We'll written article! What did you do with the salvage title 2020 LEAF SV, after the 40 kWh pack was removed? Are you parting it out, or did you sell it to a local wrecker?
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Tue May 11, 2021 9:19 am

jbsocdelica wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 9:17 pm
(my installer is MIA unfortunately).
That was fast
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Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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mmmike
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Tue May 11, 2021 12:06 pm

Stanton wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am
Here's a link to the blog post about my battery pack upgrade story: https://www.electricauto.org/blog/keepi ... issan-leaf
Thanks for sharing Stanton! How much did you have to bid for the car?
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Stanton
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Wed May 12, 2021 6:43 am

mmmike wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:06 pm
Stanton wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am
Here's a link to the blog post about my battery pack upgrade story: https://www.electricauto.org/blog/keepi ... issan-leaf
Thanks for sharing Stanton! How much did you have to bid for the car?
I paid ~$12k + taxes & fees
2011 Blue Ocean SV
12v LiFePO4 battery w/Antigravity Battery Tracker
FIAMM 74100 horns/Wet Okole seat covers/Tor's low-power heater mod/Dala's CAN-bridge
Lizard Pack (Rev E) installed @51 months/41k miles
40 kWh Pack (Gen2) installed @115 months/85k miles

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Stanton
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Re: Battery Upgrades are very possible

Wed May 12, 2021 6:45 am

alozzy wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 9:11 am
Stanton wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am
Here's a link to the blog post about my battery pack upgrade story: https://www.electricauto.org/blog/keepi ... issan-leaf
We'll written article! What did you do with the salvage title 2020 LEAF SV, after the 40 kWh pack was removed? Are you parting it out, or did you sell it to a local wrecker?
I gave the salvaged car to the installer as payment (he's a nice guy). Plus, we are going to split the cost of my old battery pack (when he parts that out).
2011 Blue Ocean SV
12v LiFePO4 battery w/Antigravity Battery Tracker
FIAMM 74100 horns/Wet Okole seat covers/Tor's low-power heater mod/Dala's CAN-bridge
Lizard Pack (Rev E) installed @51 months/41k miles
40 kWh Pack (Gen2) installed @115 months/85k miles

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