Luft
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How fast does the LEAF lose charge when sitting and on?

Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:19 am

How quickly does the LEAF use electricity when it is on but not moving. (Assume all accessories are turned off.)

I have a 2008 Prius and I have noticed that when I sit in a traffic jam I lose a lot of battery power even just sitting there while the engine is shut down. The battery can go almost flat in about 30 – 45 minutes even if I'm not moving forward and thus using the juice to move the vehicle.
Luft
Tenino, Washington
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DarkStar
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Re: How fast does the LEAF lose charge when sitting and on?

Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:40 pm

Luft wrote:How quickly does the LEAF use electricity when it is on but not moving. (Assume all accessories are turned off.)

I have a 2008 Prius and I have noticed that when I sit in a traffic jam I lose a lot of battery power even just sitting there while the engine is shut down. The battery can go almost flat in about 30 – 45 minutes even if I'm not moving forward and thus using the juice to move the vehicle.
On but all accessories off... Maybe 50 watts? So you could leave your car on for 20 days before it was dead... :D
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Stoaty
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Re: How fast does the LEAF lose charge when sitting and on?

Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:05 pm

The energy screen on my Leaf shows about 200 watts when car is turned on, but all accessories are off. So about 120 hours for me, or almost 5 days.
2011 Leaf with 62,000 miles given to Nephew
2013 Tesla Model S85 with 251 miles rated range at full charge
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gbarry42
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Re: How fast does the LEAF lose charge when sitting and on?

Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:29 pm

Note that your LEAF battery has around 30 times the usable capacity of the one in the Prius. So the Prius battery drains faster. But the two have different purposes. And one has an ICE to recharge it. :)
And there goes the first capacity bar! At 24,000 mi on 9/9/2013.
Second bar at 30,500 mi on 2/7/2015.

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