mogur wrote:When the car is off, the DC converter only fires up every 5 days to keep the battery charged, so it is quite possible to run it down in the interim. The solar panel in the back - better known as the gimmick - only puts out about 5 watts so it couldn't even keep up with one of the 5 watt interior lights that was left on, and that would be in full sun.
Ahh a justification for LED interior light upgrades
Nissan really needs to increase the size of the Gimmick™
Careful with jumpstarting other cars with the Leaf or Prius, very easy to fry the computers.. these small batteries are for powering the electronics, and dont like driving a big ole starter in a nasty ICE... they really dont like the fat sparks from reverse polarity or corroded jumper cables.