I just bought a 2007 Vectrix VX1 from an owner about a week ago who claimed it had Nissan Leaf battery cells.
The performance seems to say I really am running Leaf cells, today I did 30 miles at 60 mph losing some 6 of the 10 bars available before the ride.
Problem is, when I charged the bike after that, it would only hit 9 bars of charge.
The voltage after the charge was 146.4 volts...is that normal/good for charging Leaf batteries in a Vectrix or enough to say something is likely wrong?
I'm wondering about things like meter voltage, charger firmware programming, and, dare I say it, if the batteries may be going dead or I may even be killing them because of the standard set-for-NIMH charger. I see a lot of charger fix threads, but most seem to be for NIMH packs or the later Vectrix lithium packs (and, I'm guessing, chargers that only came with much later year model bikes).
The owner said something about almost completely discharging the bike to reset/recalibrate the instrumentation, but, at least on the surface, that just sounds dangerous for battery health to me. I'm curious why it would be a good idea, if it is?
I'm just wondering...what can I do to fix this, or am I just over-analyzing normal fluctuations?