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Peek Inside the Inverter - Anyone have Info?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:07 pm
by Nekota
Those little bolts on the inverter 'valve cover' are so tempting to remove to take a look inside. So has anyone looked inside and have any pictures of what's going on?

Re: Peek Inside the Inverter - Anyone have Info?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:37 pm
by cwerdna
No, but Googling for nissan leaf inverter teardown, I stumbled across http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesand ... 2012_p.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. There's not a lot of detail though. Not sure if it's been posted before.

If only folks like iSuppli, Portilligent or something along those lines would do a teardown like they did of the Prius (http://priuschat.com/threads/embedded-s ... own.30505/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). There have also been some elaborate Volt teardowns (Google for volt teardown embedded systems ).

Unrelated: I found one slide at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesand ... 2012_o.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; interesting.

Re: Peek Inside the Inverter - Anyone have Info?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:34 pm
by Nekota
cwerdna wrote:No, but Googling for nissan leaf inverter teardown, I stumbled across http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesand ... 2012_p.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. There's not a lot of detail though. Not sure if it's been posted before.

If only folks like iSuppli, Portilligent or something along those lines would do a teardown like they did of the Prius (http://priuschat.com/threads/embedded-s ... own.30505/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). There have also been some elaborate Volt teardowns (Google for volt teardown embedded systems ).

Unrelated: I found one slide at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesand ... 2012_o.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; interesting.
Thanks for sharing those and page 9 of the last link shows the efficiency numbers.
The on board charger efficiency is listed as 86.69% and the battery efficiency as 97.05! With less than 3% energy loss the battery doesn't heat much from the charge and discharge. Both of these are going into my LEAF information folder.