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Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:09 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
I put the link in the Lexus thread, but insideEvs said that Toyota may release a ccs to Chademo connector.

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:33 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:09 pm
I put the link in the Lexus thread, but insideEvs said that Toyota may release a ccs to Chademo connector.
They have that??

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:18 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
DC charging in the UX 300e uses CHAdeMO, but Lexus will also sell an adapter for CCS2 fast chargers

https://insideevs.com/reviews/450128/le ... d-ux-300e/

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:16 am
by SageBrush
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:18 pm
DC charging in the UX 300e uses CHAdeMO, but Lexus will also sell an adapter for CCS2 fast chargers

https://insideevs.com/reviews/450128/le ... d-ux-300e/
Europe

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:11 am
by DaveinOlyWA
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:18 pm
DC charging in the UX 300e uses CHAdeMO, but Lexus will also sell an adapter for CCS2 fast chargers

https://insideevs.com/reviews/450128/le ... d-ux-300e/
oh... ok. so nothing here. What a shocker...

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:16 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
Hey, if they make one, hopefully it can adapted for the US. That said, Chargepoint and Greenlots are moving very fast with new installs, and all appear to have Chademo.

Hey, I was looking at the epa udds tests, and it doesn't look like they ever tested the S+, rather just provided a few constant changes. I wonder if that is why it might be overperformimg in a relative sense to the SV/SL+.

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:16 am
by dmacarthur
A curious thing has happened to us with the one-year-old Plus: with the older Leaf we had Range Anxiety of the standard variety, never sure whether we could actually go where we wanted without needing to charge (or get stuck by the sideof the road). With the Plus S, we have Charge Anxiety, trying to keep the car within the recommended charge percentage and fiddling with charge rates and times. Probably a side effect of the pandemic and the political climate- not as much driving and plenty to worry about..... at least the charging we can do SOMETHING about.

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:51 am
by DougWantsALeaf
Well put!

And yes, in my 2013 I charged to 100% every night after year one. In year one, we left the 80% setting on, but after they tossed the option in 2014, i (mistakenly) believed it didn't matter. But that ignorance was bliss. Yes, 2 weeks into our 6th year we lost a bar, but that was within expectations for the car when we bought it.

Now I watch both of our Pluses and try very hard to keep cars between 30 and 75% SOC. For a while I used a timer, and it worked. The problem was remembering to turn it off when wanting to charge during the day. Now in extended covid and lock down, while I still have free evgo with NCTC, I like the excuse to go out and charge the car every 5-6 days as we dont go to stores or work anymore. For 1/2 an hour dc charge the battery stays between 5 and 6 bars, so hopefully the bit of heat doesn't hurt the battery too much.

I could go to the other free chargers close, but I feel like I should use the NCTC while I have it for the next 7-8 months.

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:26 am
by dmacarthur
We missed NCTC by a few days, purchased Sept 30 2019..... so, pay to charge is what we do.....

Re: The 62kWh Battery Topic

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:06 am
by DaveinOlyWA
dmacarthur wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:16 am
A curious thing has happened to us with the one-year-old Plus: with the older Leaf we had Range Anxiety of the standard variety, never sure whether we could actually go where we wanted without needing to charge (or get stuck by the sideof the road). With the Plus S, we have Charge Anxiety, trying to keep the car within the recommended charge percentage and fiddling with charge rates and times. Probably a side effect of the pandemic and the political climate- not as much driving and plenty to worry about..... at least the charging we can do SOMETHING about.
Hmmm, interesting. I can't say I don't have your concerns but I can say they probably don't bother me nearly as much as they do you? With the range I have, charge management is easy; If planning local driving mostly (tends to be at least 20 but less than 50 miles) double it. If planning to leave town then the distance varies considerably so divide that into two categories;

No public charging; Charge to have at least a 10% buffer (doesn't sound like much but that is about 25 miles)

Charging along the way; No buffer considered but always have at least 2 different charging plans.

I have two different charge timers that are on only a few days a month. I also ran into the inconvenience of turning it off for an opportunity charge and decided it was too much of a hassle. During the work week, I get up, plug in car and it charges until I leave for work ~ 80 minutes later. In Summer, my SOC slowly creeps up during the week. In Winter, it will probably slowly creep down. Right now its holding steady and its cold but rain has not really arrived yet in full force.

My question to you; How far do you drive normally (or least what do you plan for) and what is your target SOC?

Right now I am experimenting keeping my SOC below 50% as much as possible. This should last until the end of the year.