Hello veteran Leafers!
I took delivery of a 2013 Leaf S WITH Chademo and 6 KW charger
on MONDAY in Virginia. And had an adventure driving it back
to Northern NJ - 277 miles in in 60-mile increments.
I guess trying to get 84 miles to a charge (or 100!)
was optimistic for a new Leaf owner.
Although work should be an easy trip,
I REALLY would love to be able to get a bit more range.
I am here to learn about and perhaps help
with building/testing a Chademo "Dump Charger."
My Camry EV project got stuck in the long list of todos for it
and other unrelated projects...
So, I have 50 Thundersky 100Ah cells available
to see if they fit in the trunk or on a cargo tray
That would be about 18.2KWh = about 55-60 mi.
I have a Manzanita Micro PFC charger for the cells.
On Wednesday, I drive to work with 2 other adults.
Going, I used local streets which saves energy
and bypasses the 3 miles of traffic at the George
Washington Bridge. No time was lost in that choice.
At work, the meter said I had 45 miles. The trip is 30.
So, I used the highway and had heat on.
When I dropped off my carpool guy, I had 7 miles.
When I turned the corner and went up the hill
to my house (3 blocks), it went to empty.
I am still learning how to conserve energy,
mostly in Accessories.
On Thursday, I had a brief conversation with my boss.
I had asked about EV charging 8 years ago...
He said to talk to the CFO, and it will happen
Other divisions of our organization have L2 in
their paid parking lots. (If I had a meeting there,
I could park for free)
I am quite flexible. If they give me an outlet,
I'll be able to get home. If they give me an L2,
I'll be able to go visit my brother up in Yorktown after work
If they give me a DCQC.....
I don't know a lot about power supplies,
but I do know a bit about communication...
I do UNIX Systems Integration for a hospital.
(I actually learned in school how to calculate
the bandwidth of a T1 circuit, 1/4 century ago
in Northern NJ