radarguy wrote:Should I NOT charge the car to 100% overnight as I have been doing on the trickle charger?
Charging to 100% just before departure is unlikely to be a problem. What you don't want to do is leave the battery at near 100% for a long period of time.
radarguy wrote:What is a good target level? 80%?
How much charge to you use in a day?
This will vary some with season, winter is likely higher than summer. I've used different targets in different ways in the past.
My current plan is to: plug in to charge for a hour (6kWh) if the battery is below 50%. So the battery is usually between 50% and 80%. A timer is setup for 3AM to 4AM to automate the actual charge.
Before long trips, charge to 100%. Once a week or so. I do this in the morning before departure, often with the app "LEAF Manager", or by walking to the garage and pushing the timer override button.
radarguy wrote:How often should I deplete the batteries to 'turtle' to condition them?
Never. Spending time with the battery below VLBW is probably as harmful as time at 100%. Moderation.
radarguy wrote:why does using the Cruise Control drop the available mileage by 6 to 7 percent, but using the headlights, seat warmers, and just about every other accessory have no affect on available mileage?
Ignore the GOM most of the time.
radarguy wrote:Is the NissanConnectEV worth the trouble of getting it working?
That's the official app? I use LEAF Manager. This is worth it for me, but not for others. The preheat function is nice when the car is cold, and the usual passenger isn't very tolerant of cold. Ditto for monitoring a public charge while you are not close by. I use it sometimes to start a charge so I don't need to walk to garage, but I could easily live without that.