Can you better describe what you mean by having your garage ready for Level 2? Do you have a 240V plug somewhere? If so, what is the amperage of the breaker it is connected to?Bombastinator wrote: ↑Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:11 amI have potential access to a garage. I will have to make space though which will likely cost some money as in getting older. Also there a lot of crap in there. When I built the garage I had it made ready for lvl2 but my friend who is an electrician went through it and used a few bad words. WHY?! was mentioned several times. It seems to get usable lvl 2 I will have to have an electrician over again. Kinda wanting to hire my friend at this point. I don’t know if it’s possible. He’s Union which means he’s better trained and he also used to own a leaf, but hiring Union electrical work can be difficult in my area. Atm I’ve got lvl1 from the temp charger that came with the car which seems to be adequate ftm. I was afraid it wasn’t at first, but I discovered the previous owner had it set to charge only between midnight and 6am. I turned that off and it charged fully between uses.
Is the "temp charger" you got with the car an original from Nissan? Does it have an adapter on the end of the plug? If so it might be capable of Level 2 charging when plugged into a 40A 240v circuit.
2019 has the latest Leaf battery chemistry. Running between 20% and 80% is best practice for any EV battery but it's not an ironclad rule; the car is meant to be used. The most important thing is not to leave it 100% charged in warm weather.Bombastinator wrote: ↑Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:11 amThis is one thing I’m having trouble finding out: what chemistry are my batteries? Different chemistries have different charge needs for logevity. There was one design for example where you wanted to run the thing between 20% and 80% for best longevity. I don’t k ow if I have those batteries though.