LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:22 am
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:56 pm
The only way to deal with a first gen heater is to preheat while plugged in, before leaving.
Must have been a significant change after that. I know my 2018 heater works great. Of course I'm only "CA Cold". 41F bone chilling degrees this morning! LOL! Though sometimes mid winter we get into low teens but its a "DRY COLD"....
The 2011 & 2012 Leaf uses a terrible liquid-based heating system that forces you (unless you add a heater OFF switch) to preheat the fluid unless it's really warm outside. Starting in 2013, the resistance heater is direct-to-air, and you have experienced the improvement in heating time.
Just to clarify, with the climate control OFF it also doesn't heat the liquid but your correct, turning it ON even with the heat set as low as it can go, it will heat the liquid loop without the switch
As you've also pointed out in the past, it's slow to heat as like an ICE heater it needs to heat up the liquid loop and also has losses not seen on post '12 Leaf heaters.
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
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