Ok great, thanks. What is an "ODB-II reader"? Also, do you advise that I get a trickle charger for the 12V battery? Appreciate the help.
If you don't know what an ODB-II reader is, you probably have not bought one to use with LeafSpyPro, so you need not worry about it.
If you will be disconnecting the 12 volt battery for storage, just make sure it is topped off first, and top it off every six months it's in storage that way. If you will be leaving it connected, I suggest a battery maintainer like Battery Tender or Battery Tender JR. You may or may not have issues with the 12 volt battery if you just leave it as is. The likelihood of problems is higher with pre-2014 Leafs. The car is supposed to keep it charged...Also, do you advise that I get a trickle charger for the 12V battery? Appreciate the help.
Ok, so:jlv wrote: ↑Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:14 pmIf you don't know what an ODB-II reader is, you probably have not bought one to use with LeafSpyPro, so you need not worry about it.
I personally don't know about the trickle charger. I never had 12V battery issues with my LEAF, while other people have reported lots of issues. I had an 2013 SL with the silly PV panel to top off the 12V; I'm not sure if that is why.
Yes. I would suggest, though, that it be left closer to 60% than to 80%. 40-50% would be optimum, if you won't need to take it on a long trip right out of storage.Ok, so:
- leaving the main battery charged at 60-80%
- with the car unplugged and
- with the 12V battery remaining connected
should technically be ok for 3 months during the summer (in Southern California)