iamchemist wrote:Fooljoe has stated that two weeks of LEAF charges, all below Nissan's published 66.25% bottom end of the 9th Capacity Bar did not cause that 9th bar to disappear from his display. Perhaps their is now more information on this particular case.
In my own experience (using a GID Meter for data and assuming 281 GID's for a 100% capacity new LEAF battery) my last 29 full charges have averaged 71%. The Nissan Published bottom end of the 10th Capacity Bar is 72.5%. Yet my 10th Capacity bar has not yet disappeared. I am wondering if perhaps the Nissan Algorithm is not based on an average at all, but instead counting the number of charges that are below (in my case) 72.5% with the start of counting being a full charge above 72.5%. If I take that approach, then my longest string of <72.5% charges is 9 charges. Perhaps Nissan wants 10 or 15 or more charges below 72.5% to remove the 10th Capacity Bar.
If Nissan is using the Gid (or any metric we've used to manufacture the Gid) as part of their formula, 66.25% of 281 Gids is 186, and I've been under that for most of summer already. I also think my reported Gids have been higher than many in similar circumstances, and I don't seem to loose Gids as readily as some seemed to have.
Edit: I've been under 186 Gids since August 21st, which happened to be 43.44AHr. And incidentally LeafSpy was reporting that as 66.22 CAP.