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Marktm
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Need quick opinion

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Going to leave my Leaf at the airport for 7 days. It will be charged while I'm gone on a level II charger. I'm quite sure they will NOT disconnect it unless I specifically tell them to do so as they have multiple stations and only request my fob if only one station is available when I arrive (won't happen!). My 2012 Leaf has the original battery - that I've kept charged/equalized/watered/etc/etc. Any opinions on what might happen IF they leave it on the charger the entire time??
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Re: Need quick opinion

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:52 pm

You may return to a dead 12 volt, if the car stays connected the whole time.

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Re: Need quick opinion

Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 pm

Yes, definitely disconnect the car. Far better to leave it unplugged with any level of charge that will get you home than to leave it plugged in and have it drain the 12 volt battery.
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Re: Need quick opinion

Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:11 pm

Could you program it to charge for 10 minutes every day? From what I understand, charging also charges the 12V battery. And at 10 minutes for 7 days you'll only get 1 hour and 10 minutes of charging, not enough to fully charge the battery.

Or set it to 80%, plugged in, and set the climate control to come on each day. The climate control will also activate the 12V battery charger. The only problem is if they do unplug it, your CC will come on every day for 15 minutes.

Do you have NissanConnectEV?
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Re: Need quick opinion

Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:24 am

Leave the key. Ask them not to charge it until the 7th day, if they'll do that.
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Re: Need quick opinion

Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:11 am

IssacZachary wrote:... The only problem is if they do unplug it, your CC will come on every day for 15 minutes.

Do you have NissanConnectEV?

The CC will not come on if unplugged, I believe the only way to have CC come on if not plugged in is to use NissanConnect(which I don't have but I believe is the case).
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Re: Need quick opinion

Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:02 am

jjeff wrote:The CC will not come on if unplugged, I believe the only way to have CC come on if not plugged in is to use NissanConnect(which I don't have but I believe is the case).

Even better!
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Re: Need quick opinion

Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:15 am

I cant see why you would tie up a charging station with a dead car for a week... That is terrible etiquette, and unnecessary. Your car will live another day if you just park it for a week.... It does not have to be hooked up to live-support...

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Re: Need quick opinion

Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm

powersurge wrote:I cant see why you would tie up a charging station with a dead car for a week... That is terrible etiquette, and unnecessary. Your car will live another day if you just park it for a week.... It does not have to be hooked up to live-support...

Good point.

How much charge do you think you'll have when you get to the airport? And how much would you need to get back? You might not need to charge at all. If you're worried about the 12V battery going dead, why not get one of those solar chargers?
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Re: Need quick opinion

Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:58 pm

Marktm wrote:Going to leave my Leaf at the airport for 7 days. It will be charged while I'm gone on a level II charger. I'm quite sure they will NOT disconnect it unless I specifically tell them to do so as they have multiple stations and only request my fob if only one station is available when I arrive (won't happen!). My 2012 Leaf has the original battery - that I've kept charged/equalized/watered/etc/etc. Any opinions on what might happen IF they leave it on the charger the entire time??


You could come back and everything will be just fine. You could come back to a discharged 12 volt battery. If you have a charge timer set for every morning, and they leave the car plugged in, it may keep the 12 volt charged up. It also depends on the age and condition of the 12 volt battery. I leave my car plugged in all the time, when not driving, but it is a 2013 model. I had issues with the 12 volt battery, when I first got the car. I quickly learned not to leave the bluetooth dongle connected to the OBD port when the car is off. After topping off all the cells with distilled water, everything has been good since then. I also pack one of these around, just in case. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

The best situation would be to arrive at the airport with the traction battery between 30% and 80% and just let it sit. Have them plug it in to charge around six or eight hours before your scheduled return time.
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