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  #2325772 27-Sep-2019 10:27
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nzkiwiman:

 

Technikhaus:

 

Hey, I live in Dunedin, so have quite a few hills to deal with, but I get around 90-100KM from a charge, so far, that includes hills getting in to town, and 20KM or so of motorway driving. 
Works well for me, and I was in the same situation, it was what I could afford. 
I could've had more SOH, but I wouldn't have had the 10 airbags, and it would've been a 2011-2013 model, where as I wanted the later revision with more boot space etc.

 

 

Dunedin as well (technically Mosgiel), so Saddle Hill and Lookout Point to deal with on the daily commute.
Also early morning cold starts in winter could be a factor - car would live in the driveway and I honestly don't know how I would charge the car at the current point in time (I am thinking outside extension cable from a power plug inside the garage until such a time I could get a proper thing attached to the outside wall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you sure you're not me? haha. 
Also Mosgiel as well, by the time I get to town, I'm around 80% charge. 

 

I can do mosgiel to Dunedin and back, including driving around town, twice on one charge. which I was pretty happy with!

 

Mine also lives in the drive way, an extension cord with a IP55 box over the connector is my current situation. 
Need to move some cars/trailers around and then I'll be able to park up against the wall of the house and not need the extension.


 
 
 

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  #2325872 27-Sep-2019 11:53
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Dunedin too.
I've got a caravan socket on side of the house for charging works well.
One great feature is the setting the climate timer which preheats the car as long as its plugged in.
Jump into toasty warm car all windows clear with frost melted..

  #2326110 27-Sep-2019 16:27
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afe66: Dunedin too.
I've got a caravan socket on side of the house for charging works well.
One great feature is the setting the climate timer which preheats the car as long as its plugged in.
Jump into toasty warm car all windows clear with frost melted..

 

 

 

How many Amp is your charger?
I've been thinking about getting a plug put outside on a 32A circuit for a future charging station, but buying maybe a 16A charger for the time being, since the leaf can't charge all that fast.

 

That's a feature I'm yet to make use of! I work from home so don't leave on a schedule, but if I ever change jobs then I can see that being super handy!




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  #2326148 27-Sep-2019 18:15
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I got a 32A cable placed as it was only a dollar or two per m more than 16A cable even though I was only planning on terminating in a caravan plug which maxes at 16A.

The electrician said it would be a 20 minute job to change the electronics at main switch board if I wanted to change to 32A but I would have to swap the caravan plug for a type2 box though.

My leaf can take 32A as it a uk model but 16A charging has been fine.

When I upgrade my ev I'll change to 32A socket/box.

The charger is inside the car. It converts the AC to DC to charge the battery. Most jp leafs cant use more than 16A or 3.3kw so giving a leaf 32A wont charge faster than 16A


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  #2327424 1-Oct-2019 09:15
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After resetting my economy meter it seems my regular urban work commute puts me at 8km/kWH, how does that look? It's a mix of light to medium slopes, flat terrain and a motorway hop of ~9km.

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  #2327447 1-Oct-2019 09:38
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Guilliman: After resetting my economy meter it seems my regular urban work commute puts me at 8km/kWH, how does that look? It's a mix of light to medium slopes, flat terrain and a motorway hop of ~9km.


8km/kWh is great!




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  #2327473 1-Oct-2019 09:57
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That's good @Guilliman

 

Driving around town in Christchurch, I got 7.8 km/kWh for winter 2019, and typically around 8.2 km/kWh during summer.




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  #2327565 1-Oct-2019 11:49
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Cool. I finally sourced an OBD unit and extension cable [just in case I need to locate the unit where it's less likely to get knocked]. It's heading towards 2 years ownership but I'll see what data I get when I fit it at least.

 

I recall reading somewhere about being mindful of these units draining the 12V battery, for reference I ordered the LELink Bluetooth OBDII for iOS devices. Is this still a concern?

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  #2327574 1-Oct-2019 11:57
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Potentially. I only plug mine in once a month to download my data for the FtF report. In any case since mine is a Wifi one my phone tries to connect to it if its powered on and then there's no internet. Looking at you, anonymous white Leaf that is also sometimes at the Vector Gillies Ave charger in the mornings when I am there.





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  #2328252 2-Oct-2019 08:37
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Yeah, the OBD2 Bluetooth adaptors when left turned of after the car is turned off can cause the brake unit to stay 'awake' which flattens the 12v starting battery (particularly if Leaf Spy is still running on the phone). In my experience turning the adaptor off when not using it avoids the problem (dongle can remain plugged in).


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  #2329095 3-Oct-2019 16:19
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So I've passed 50000km for this car [can't remember exact number but already over that by a few hundred] in 21 months of use. It was 19000km when I bought it. Down to 11 bars, once I have the OBD I'll have more info there. I've had one service so far which just required wiper blades and zero mechanical issues. It did come with water spots and I was a bit over zealous with the rear window unfortunately so there's a bunch of very fine scratches. I've since found a pretty good product for dealing with it after getting in touch with Novus.

 

The only issues have been out of my control when not one but TWO other cars swiped me so insurance was involved [I have full insurance]. The second swipe happened the evening of the day I picked it up after the first friggin incident so I was steaming but I still kept it together when dealing with the other driver, it was his first incident [I've had an incident with every car I've owned to date]. I did get a rental both times under my scheme which was a Swift. Needless to say I appreciated getting my car back for a number of reasons [one being not having to manage half the boot space compared to my car].

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  #2329510 4-Oct-2019 11:14
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Dongle and extension arrived this morning so I've just installed LeafSpy and fitted the extension cable. Turns out the cable I chose was noticeably longer than I needed [I chose the 100cm option] but better than if it was too short. I'll have to sort out a clip or two, perhaps there's a suitable 3M type I can use to hold a small ribbon cable. Unfortunately the dongle doesn't seem to have a power button so I'll have to unplug it from the cable.

 

I've had a play in LeafSpy and set my preferences, I enabled Dropbox but so far nothing seems to have been uploaded, I ended up going through iTunes to get the log that was generated.

 

This was all while the car is parked here at work so further info yet.

 

SOH: 83.87

 

QC [fast charges?]: 423

 

I presume Ambient is outside temperature? In which case I'll need to check 'Convert outside temperature' it seems.

 

 


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  #2329617 4-Oct-2019 13:36
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Now you've got the dongle sign up with flip the fleet which enables you to keep track of trends but also compare with other nz leafs.


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  #2329656 4-Oct-2019 14:53
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afe66: Now you've got the dongle sign up with flip the fleet which enables you to keep track of trends but also compare with other nz leafs.

 

Just be aware that they don't follow NZ Spam laws and do not have an unsubscribe link or instructions on how to unsubscribe in their emails. I've had to resort to marking it as spam to stop the emails.


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  #2329681 4-Oct-2019 16:38
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Jeeves:

afe66: Now you've got the dongle sign up with flip the fleet which enables you to keep track of trends but also compare with other nz leafs.


Just be aware that they don't follow NZ Spam laws and do not have an unsubscribe link or instructions on how to unsubscribe in their emails. I've had to resort to marking it as spam to stop the emails.



Ok I'll email my friend who is involved with them.

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