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Charging while driving

Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:50 pm

I know, I know, but before you start with they "not again", hear me out. I can get 10kw or 20kw in the trunk and run a 240v inverter. I can run a cable with a granny charger to the front and splice the wires in the 1772 plug feeding the charger. This way, I don't mess with the batteries, and still get to extend the range. Is not efficient, but less risk and a heck of a lot easier. Possible?

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Re: Charging while driving

Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:55 pm

No. Not unless you shut the car off and coast while charging. I'll likely merge this topic with one of the existing ones later.
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Re: Charging while driving

Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:29 pm

Honestly that has always been the hack I wanted to do t0 extend range.

Is it just the 1772 being plugged in that wouldn't allow it? Or can the Leaf not charge and drive at the same time? I thought about a Honda EU2000i and charging at 1.2 kw. Yes I know thats only 5 miles in an hour, but 5 miles further than without it :) And you could just leave it (or a battery and inverter) running the whole time to charge while sitting at work or someplace else.
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Re: Charging while driving

Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:22 pm

No, the car controls the charger connected to the J plug. You will need to go direct to the battery to bypass the controls.
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Re: Charging while driving

Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:27 am

Well, If you want to use a generator, I got 4 different inverter gensets. The Honda would be too slow. The Brigs and Stanton 5kw 240v costs the same and can charge at 3.3kw. Same noise level, comparable fuel consumption per kw produced. I still believe batteries in the trunk with an inverted would be my choice.
The question is, What is the charger doing when you are driving?

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Re: Charging while driving

Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:39 am

It would be awesome if Mux would sell a PV add on kit to let you charge while driving, routing power to the traction battery.
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Re: Charging while driving

Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:52 am

For me, the point of using a BEV is to avoid emissions as a result of my driving. What's the point if you are just using a generator with likely worse emissions than an ICE?
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Re: Charging while driving

Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:17 am

The closest level 2 charger to us is 130 miles away. One of our Family trips is also about 130 miles from us, how do I travel that distance with the Leaf in any reasonable amount of time. So for that 2 times a year I would need a range extender, I could take the Leaf, but right now that isn't an option. And yes I know I have the wrong EV for the job, but I have the Leaf and for 98% of our driving it works fine.
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Re: Charging while driving

Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:50 pm

BrockWI wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:17 am
The closest level 2 charger to us is 130 miles away. One of our Family trips is also about 130 miles from us, how do I travel that distance with the Leaf in any reasonable amount of time. So for that 2 times a year I would need a range extender, I could take the Leaf, but right now that isn't an option. And yes I know I have the wrong EV for the job, but I have the Leaf and for 98% of our driving it works fine.
FWIW, you can usually get an unlimited mileage rental car for $40 a day, or $200 for a week. If you're only doing that trip twice a year, then renting a car for it would be cheaper than trying to extend the range of your LEAF. You'll likely upgrade to a longer range EV in a few years from now anyways...
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Re: Charging while driving

Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:29 am

We have two other vehicles, usually taking the van. But we do a lot of running around once we are there and it would be great to use the Leaf instead of the van for the trip. I guess my point is if I had to burn 1 gallon of gas to avoid burning about 20 in the van wouldn't that be a better option?
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