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Re: Opening the charger port could be easier

Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:49 am

Dolio wrote: Just thought I would add my opinion to the topic, I'm not "complaining" but rather I'm simply looking to help improve the leaf. Shoot, get the the last reply and it looks like everything is solved now, shucks..
Welcome, thanks for contributing. Have a look at the photos Phil took in Phoenix. They were buried in the Town Hall meeting thread.

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Re: Opening the charger port could be easier

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 am

Does the light in the charge port area ...

1) come on when open a certain angle ?
2) when opened remotely (via fob or "pull" by release in car) ?
3) time out after it first illuminates (from whatever action) ?
4) come back on at any point during or after completion of charging ?
5) come on if an already popped-open charge port cover is raised to the full open position ? (We frequently "pop" it when arriving home, but don't plug in until later.)

I don't expect answers to the above unless someone has had the benefit of playing with a MY2013, or has its manual ... but I am curious to know how they designed it.
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Re: Opening the charger port could be easier

Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:47 pm

It seemed to come on anytime it was "popped", and then it went off after a delay. It doesn't have a sensor of any kind on the lid (other than the camera), so it won't turn back on if you lift the lid.

Since you can now pop the lid from the fob as well, that will turn on the light.

I wasn't able to check what happens during/after charging, but I'd guess it doesn't come on. After all, you don't really need it to remove the handle.

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Re: Opening the charger port could be easier

Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:38 pm

With my 2012 "stealth" charger port I will be safer from zombies. :lol:
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Opening the charger port could be easier

Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 pm

Nubo wrote:With my 2012 "stealth" charger port I will be safer from zombies. :lol:
Except as soon as you connect your J1772, the Leaf will go "BEEP" "BEEP" "CLUNK" "CLUNK" right before it starts charging, and then they will come and eat your brain. :lol:

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Re: Opening the charger port could be easier

Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:52 pm

Im not sure if this had been mentioned before but I just traded in an Infiniti for my Leaf. In the infiniti the key FOB would unlock the gas cover if you were close to it and it would just pop open for you if you touched it. That would be awesome, I certainly loved it in the Infiniti...Who owns Infiniti again? oh yeah......

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Re: Opening the charger port could be easier

Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:07 pm

aarong12 wrote:Im not sure if this had been mentioned before but I just traded in an Infiniti for my Leaf. In the infiniti the key FOB would unlock the gas cover if you were close to it and it would just pop open for you if you touched it. That would be awesome, I certainly loved it in the Infiniti...Who owns Infiniti again? oh yeah......
That is way slicker than the key fob button. Technology is clearly in the LEAF to do such a thing but I'm sure it was just a cost of the additional sensor and touch interface vs the button. TBH I'm pretty content with my rope hanging through the grill hack.

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