LeftieBiker wrote:I'm going by anecdotal reports that I read here
Thought that was the case.
GerryAZ wrote:I don't know when the change was made, but charging current into the 12-volt battery drops to a much lower current before switching to the lower float voltage on my 2015 than it did on my 2011. This may result in a higher average state of charge for the battery in the 2015, depending upon particular usage patterns. I had no issues with the charging algorithm in the 2011 and have had no issues so far with the 2015 for my usage patterns. I have never connected an external 12-volt charger to either LEAF.
GerryAZ wrote:The voltage levels with the car in Ready mode are the same for 2011 and 2015--about 14 volts initially until current into the battery drops below threshold and then about 13 for the remainder of the trip (or traction battery charge cycle). Exact float voltage levels depend upon ambient temperature. Since the threshold current is lower for the 2015, it stays at approximately 14 volts for a little longer during each charging cycle than the 2011. Again, I do not know when the charging algorithm was changed.