MikeD wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:39 am
One follow-up question: should this device also work if one were to replace one's original pack with a smaller capacity one? E.g. one buys a new 62 Leaf (for the newer features, etc but doesn't need that amount of range) and decides to exchange it with someone else's Leaf with a 40 (or even a 30) battery pack? (I guess this may make more sense if the device cost drops significantly, which should happen eventually.)
The CAN bridge method should work in the same way, the GOM related scaling messages would be different, but the battery pairing should be the same.
The mechanical part would be different, but anything can be done. The 62 car has a lower extended frame rail on the sides, and a new 62 car with a shallower 24/30/40 pack would have the pack sitting lower with spacers at the front and back, and that would misalign the big DC at the front. Or cut the side frame extensions off the car. Swap the rear brackets with the battery also. Vs. the way I'm going where the front and rear mounts are the same height, and add 40mm spacers on the sides.
Propilot and other features are available on the 40 kWhr Leaf though, I'd go with that.