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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:15 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
Even though the specs don't really reflect, both my wife and all 3 kids (we jam them in the back) said the same about the 19 leaf. It was modestly bigger than the 13.

We can fit large bags laterally now ,which we had to angle in before, so it might only be an inch, but the cargo is bigger.

I have ridden in the back (6'2" 210 pounds) a few times and find it quite comfortable compared to 13 Leaf.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:09 pm
by Megunticook
gbrance wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:51 am
Personally I would go with a 50amp circuit to support a L14-50.
I actually ended up installing one of these Leviton L14-50 surface mount outlets:

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I had some leftover 4 gauge MC cable, so used that to make the run to a 40W circuit breaker.

Thanks for the explanation about JuiceBox features. I was looking at a similar Siemens product. Maybe down the road it would be worth looking at for me. The Leaf itself has a lot of the data and charge scheduling/notification features you mention, but I have no problem believing it might be easier to just manage all that with the JuiceBox. But for the time being I'll see how things go with the stock Nissan charger.

I took a look at my meter during my first Level 2 charge. Even with my grid-tie solar cranking out the amps, it was still pulling a fair bit off the grid. Figure that charger's pulling a good 7,200 watts of juice!

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:54 am
by jmkroff
I just purchased my first EV. A 2013 Leaf. I have been researching the jump to an EV for a while and am excited to finally have one. Battery SOH shows 79% in LeafSpy, so I think I am doing pretty good. It will cover my average >40 mile daily travel with ease. I have seen several posts about looking at the build date on the door. What is the concern with older build dates?

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:02 am
by WetEV
jmkroff wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:54 am
I just purchased my first EV. A 2013 Leaf. I have been researching the jump to an EV for a while and am excited to finally have one. Battery SOH shows 79% in LeafSpy, so I think I am doing pretty good. It will cover my average >40 mile daily travel with ease. I have seen several posts about looking at the build date on the door. What is the concern with older build dates?
Please add a rough location to your profile.

First traction battery design had chemistry problems. Would lose capacity more than twice as fast as later batteries. Switchover was in the middle of 2013, later builds got a better traction battery.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:58 am
by LeftieBiker
Switchover was in the middle of 2013, later builds got a better traction battery.
Note the middle, but in April of 2013. Cars built through March of 2013 (and possibly one or two in April) have the old battery chemistry.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:40 pm
by jmkroff
Thank you LeftieBiker and WetEV.

LeafSpy is only reporting the battery temperature from three of the four sensors. My assumption is that sensor 3 is dead. Is there another way to check that? And how worried should I be about one of the sensors not reporting?

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:06 pm
by jlv
jmkroff wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:40 pm
LeafSpy is only reporting the battery temperature from three of the four sensors. My assumption is that sensor 3 is dead. Is there another way to check that? And how worried should I be about one of the sensors not reporting?
The 2011-2012 had 4 sensors. The 2013+ had only 3. From the LeafSpyPro manual. http://www.leafspypro.com/wp-content/up ... -1.1.1.pdf
Sensors Displays the three or four (2011/2012) battery pack temperature sensors.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:10 pm
by jmkroff
Thank you jvl. I was just reading another thread that stated that as well.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:33 pm
by drhlee1
We just picked up a Pearl White 2019 SV PLUS with All Weather Package this past Saturday. This is the 4th Leaf that we have leased from Nissan. I still constantly looking at the SOC, the percentage is not dropping as fast as before :lol: . It would be nice to have the ProPILOT, but we just could not justify the extra cost. The car does have Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) which I did not know it has it, so it was a bonus. I used it a few times, works pretty well.

I did the first DC fast charge with the new car last night. It was a Nissan Branded 50 kW DC fast charge unit. The outside temperature was 68F and the battery temperature before charging was at 74F. It took 60 minutes to charge from 23% to 90%. ChargePoint reported 37.5 kWh was added.The car started to ramp down the power at SOC of 80%. At the end of charging session, the battery temperature was at 97.7F.

After driving for a few days, we really like the car, its a big improvement from the previous generation.

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:46 am
by DaveinOlyWA
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Even though the specs don't really reflect, both my wife and all 3 kids (we jam them in the back) said the same about the 19 leaf. It was modestly bigger than the 13.

We can fit large bags laterally now ,which we had to angle in before, so it might only be an inch, but the cargo is bigger.

I have ridden in the back (6'2" 210 pounds) a few times and find it quite comfortable compared to 13 Leaf.
Hatch area is bigger. I had job where I carried a lot of equipment. In my 24 and 30 kwh LEAF, it would be piled up to the back hatch glass. In the 2018, there is definitely more space in the back. Not much but it does look like the stretched it a bit since bags that could not sit parallel to the car can now do so.