Dear Leaf community,
I've been experimenting with powering a house from a 2013 Leaf via a $100 true sine wave inverter (https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-3000W-60Hz- ... 4915742804) and cannot find a reason for over 60% loss of the power on the way.
The Leaf capacity monitor shows 6 bars and LeafSpy indicates the SOH of around 48%.
When I charge the Leaf to 100% and plug in an electric heater into the 12v to 120v inverter, it takes about 5 hours to drain the main battery to around 20%.
So, ideally, it should be receiving at least 8KWh output. However, the wattmeter shows only around 2 KWh used by the heater. To simulate an emergency, I use a 100ft extension cord between the inverter and the heater, but it shouldn't have more than 60W loss (the inverter indicates 115v output and the wattmeter at the end shows 106v input).
I understand that having the car on will cause some drain. Also, the 12v inverter is probably only about 80% efficient, but that should give me at least 6-7 KWh, not 2. All the accessories in the Leaf are off.
Any ideas what else might be causing such a loss and how to track down a culprit? I'd love to hear your stories if anyone else tried something similar.