Charging battery

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J30luv
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Charging battery

Postby J30luv » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:15 pm

Which preserves the life of the battery: Charging 100% every other day or charging at 80% every day. We have a 2013 Leaf with the level 2, 240 V home charger.Thanks.


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apvbguy
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Re: Charging battery

Postby apvbguy » Thu May 02, 2013 6:36 am

there are advocates of both, it my opinion ( no scientific support ) that charging to 80% on a regular basis and topping off to 100% in preparation of a longer trip is the prudent method. that said battery degradation isn't a real concern for me because I took a 2 year lease, just to avoid issues like this

ojaverde
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Re: Charging battery

Postby ojaverde » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:15 pm

I just bought my first 2014 leaf and was wondering if the car stops charging when it reaches 100%.

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Nicodomeus
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Re: Charging battery

Postby Nicodomeus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:24 am


Zenehet
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Re: Charging battery

Postby Zenehet » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:37 pm

ojaverde wrote:I just bought my first 2014 leaf and was wondering if the car stops charging when it reaches 100%.
Yes, it automatically stops charging when full.

AeroDave
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Re: Charging battery

Postby AeroDave » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:12 am

I charge to 100% everytime and see no issues so far.
I have a 2013 Leaf
Dave...

smartin
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Re: Charging battery

Postby smartin » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:01 pm

Nicodomeus wrote:sfbayleafs.org/ev-resources/leaf-tips-tricks/charge-to-80-percent
I tried the method linked by Nicodomeus, but my 2015 Leaf's timer programming doesn't offer the option to change charge level.
The piece is old--from 2012. Maybe the software's changed.?.?
Anyone able to do this lately?
Steve


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