sakumar wrote:Yep. Another newbie question/request.
I found the manual's explanation for those three blue LEDs incomprehensible. Is there a user created cheat-sheet or video link that does a better job?
(1) Middle section of CH-26 of the 2012 manual: "The indicator lights illuminate in order from 1 to 3." So "illuminating in order" is not blinking?
As per their diagram, Nissan label the LEDs, "1,2,3" where 1 is on the "left" side when facing the car from the front. When you plug in but the charge is delayed due to timer settings, the LEDs light one at a time in the sequence 1...2...3, and repeat for about 15 minutes. After that the lights stop and the vehicle waits for the charge timer. It's a way to remind you that the timer is on if, for example, you stop at a public charger, where you'd probably want to hit the timer override.
(2) The indicator light turns off if the charger is not connected. It also turns off 15 minutes after charge is complete. Seriously? They turn off when the charge is complete? What good is that if I can't tell at a glance what the state of the charge is? It's not like those LEDs suck down kWh's like crazy. Even my Canon's battery charger's solitary LED turns a solid green when the charge is complete and stays that way till I unplug it. I must be missing something.
The lights will indicate state of charge the whole time you are charging. But yes, once charge is complete they will turn off. However you can set up Carwings to send you messages such as "charging stopped" or "charging complete".
(3) The rightmost single LED blinking is different from the leftmost single LED blinking? Which way is left and right anyway?
I'm sure these things can be cleared up pretty easily but I gave up on the manual. I couldn't find a handy cheat-sheet in the wiki.
I don't see my manual using the terms "rightmost" or "leftmost"
If LED 3 is blinking all by itself, the 12V battery is charging.
If LED 1 is blinking all by itself, you are charging but the state of charge is in the lower 1/3 of the range.
If LED 1 is solid and LED2 is blinking, you are charging and the SOC is in the middle 1/3 of the range.
If LED 1 and LED2 are solid and LED3 is blinking, you are charging and the SOC is in the upper 1/3 of the range.
If LED2 is lit by itself, the timer-override has been enabled.