I bought a couple of these for testing. Here is what they look like inside. Note only snap clips hold it together.Agkirk wrote:I use this one which cost $6.75 and was easy to disassemble as it is just snapped together at the base. Use a thin knife blade or Xacto blade to pry it apart.
Rewired it by cutting pin 16 and soldering pin 8 to the pin 16 stub on the board. Cut away the snap at pin 16 to get access. This puts the unit on the Leaf's switched 12V.
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Yes, you can use LeafSpy to monitor a charge (QC or L1/L2). With LeafSpy or LeafSpy Pro you can also create a graph while it charges. Here is one for a QC. A csv file can be saved for later viewing or analysis.dhanson865 wrote:newbieish question:
Can I use leafspy while on a Chademo charger to watch charge percentages and/or do anything else it can do?
Can I use leafspy while on a J1772 charger to watch charge percentages and/or do anything else it can do?
or put another way is the ODBII port active during charging sessions?
I'm about to go look at a used leaf and I'm trying to figure out how much time to spend on doing things before I charge it up. I want to test charging before I buy and if I can do all my leafspying during a charge session that would save some time and hassle.
There is no problem turning the Leaf on while charging. In this case it would only be on for a few seconds to wake up the VCM so LeafSpy can talk to it. Once the VCM is awake and responding to LeafSpy commands you can turn the Leaf off and the VCM will stay awake.mjblazin wrote:I thought running the car while charging was not recommended. I have tried the LeafSpy, not running, during charge with no success. I did not want to go to run even for short time unless ok. I assume on a hot day, the run time has to small or the battery heating with running and charging could cause problems.
Must be a new message for 2013 and newer Leafs.mjblazin wrote:I did turn on the car after I started charging. I established connection long enough to see one gid added. I then got a warning message to turn off the vehicle during charge. The connection continued for about 15 seconds and then broke.