Electrify Canada

Discussion in 'LEAF' started by KENNY, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. KENNY

    KENNY New Member

    I’m at the recently installed Electrify Canada charging station at the Canadian Tire store on Woodlawn Road in Welland Ontario. I thought I might document my experience L3 charging my 2018 Nissan Leaf SL W/40KW battery. Arrived at 2:10 pm, connected the CHADEMO plug to my car and attempted to initiate charge using the card reader. I used used both of my MasterCards and my debit card but the charge session would not initiate. I called the 800 number and was informed by the friendly attendant that the card reader was down and she would give me a free charge. The charge started at app 2:20 PM and I was at 51% state of charge. Charging commenced at 48 kW and continued at that rate for about five minutes and gradually tapered down to 20 kW as I approached 80% at 2:45 PM. Between 80 and 90% state of charge I tapered down again from 20 kW to 10 kW. I reached 90% state of charge at 2:55 PM. I should mention that I did get the rapidgate fix on my Leaf. By 3 PM, I was at 92% SOC and my charge rate was down to 6.5 kW. At this point in time the charger is charging slower what it would be if I was charging at a L2 charge station.
    Once I disconnected, I had been plugged in for 43 minutes, my bill would’ve been $12.88 and my SOC went from 51% to 93%. Also, according to LeafSpy my battery temperature before charge was 15°C and after was 21.5°C. The outside air temperature was 3°C and I park my Leaf in a heated garage hence the 15° initial temperature.

    I hope this info is helpful to fellow Leaf owners.
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  2. Kenneth Bokor

    Kenneth Bokor Active Member

    Thanks for the stats. The tapering at 80% is normal and most would not go past that number due to the time. Your speed to get to 80% was good and your time from 51% to 80% of 15 minutes was good as well. I would have stopped and left after that.
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  3. KENNY

    KENNY New Member

    Being as the charge was free I continued charging past 80% solely to report here, otherwise I would have quit at 80.

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