billvon
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"Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:40 pm

Using the same method as the now-famous Enginer PHEV kit for the Prius, could a secondary battery be used to inject power into the Leaf's HV bus? (i.e. 8kwhr of 48V batteries, 5kW DC/DC to boost to 360-400V for injection onto HV bus) Or is Nissan doing something clever that would "catch" that?

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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:50 pm

I don't think so. In fact, find some of the threads discussing Phil/Ingineer's propane turbine trailer. I believe he found the LEAF would accept up to an extra 30kWh on the power bus - no need to route through the battery first... I'd link for you, but I'm mobile at the moment.

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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:36 pm

Check out this thread:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6065" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:48 pm

Enginer now has a kit for the Leaf that does exactly that in 4, 8 and 12 KWh versions...
billvon wrote:Using the same method as the now-famous Enginer PHEV kit for the Prius, could a secondary battery be used to inject power into the Leaf's HV bus? (i.e. 8kwhr of 48V batteries, 5kW DC/DC to boost to 360-400V for injection onto HV bus) Or is Nissan doing something clever that would "catch" that?
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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:49 pm

TomT wrote:Enginer now has a kit for the Leaf that does exactly that in 4, 8 and 12 KWh versions...
Links? I can't seem to find it on their website (http://www.enginer.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)... Or am I just blind?

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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:20 pm

GeekEV wrote:
TomT wrote:Enginer now has a kit for the Leaf that does exactly that in 4, 8 and 12 KWh versions...
Links? I can't seem to find it on their website (http://www.enginer.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)... Or am I just blind?

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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:37 pm

Just saw this on the Plugin America Facebook page:

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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:38 pm

Refer to this thread on the topic: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 40#p218737" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:44 pm

There's nothing about it in their forums either. And I have access to the installer forums and there is nothing in there.
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Re: "Enginer" approach to range extension

Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:31 pm

waitingforaleaf wrote:Refer to this thread on the topic: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 40#p218737" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Thanks! I moved my questions, etc. over there.

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