User avatar
evnow
Moderator
Posts: 11480
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:41 am
Delivery Date: 25 Feb 2011
Leaf Number: 303
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Turn your battery terminal into a quick disconnect

Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:54 pm

buddf wrote:Why not just just keep a socket and driver handy in the car?
Well, I can't afford to pay a driver to drive me around :lol:
1st Leaf : 2/28/2011 to 5/6/2013
2nd Leaf : 5/4/2013 to 3/21/2017
Volt : 3/25/2017 to 5/25/2018
Model 3 : 5/10/2018 to ?

User avatar
davewill
Posts: 5079
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:04 pm
Location: San Diego, CA, US

Re: Turn your battery terminal into a quick disconnect

Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:56 am

evnow wrote:
buddf wrote:Why not just just keep a socket and driver handy in the car?
Well, I can't afford to pay a driver to drive me around :lol:
Besides, that would increase your passenger load, decreasing your range. :D
2014 Rav4 EV, Blizzard Pearl White
2011 LEAF SL w/QC, Blue Ocean, returned at end of lease

User avatar
garygid
Gold Member
Posts: 12465
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:10 am
Delivery Date: 29 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 000855
Location: Laguna Hills, Orange Co, CA

Re: Turn your battery terminal into a quick disconnect

Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:58 am

And, it is a bit difficult for some folks to use a wench properly,
and safely, even if they have one handy. :)
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2010 Prius, now for sale
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2018 Tesla Model 3
2014 Tesla S, Model 3 in 2019
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

User avatar
EVDRIVER
Moderator
Posts: 6695
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:51 am

Re: Turn your battery terminal into a quick disconnect

Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:18 am

Don't use a wing nut past the time you get the issue repaired or even a disconnect as the car was not designed for this and you are likely going to have a bigger problem down the road.

Return to “Tips & Tricks”