I suspect it will be almost immeasurably low.I think you are right. I didn't think about the capacitance affect. I guess I should be trying to measure current rather than voltage to see if I have a leak.
Great analogy. ThanksGood to hear there was no real current leakage.
Just FYI... the voltage can be there all the time, current is how much charge is flowing.
What you're seeing is that nothing is actually leaking. Nothing is flowing. A charge is building up, but that's all.
In the same respect, rubbing your feet on the carpet can generate 10,000v, enough to zap a doorknob. And that voltage can exist for hours at a time. But zero current is flowing. And if you do get it to flow, zap, and now they're equal and nothing else flows.
You can think of it like a couple drops of water on a leaf of a fairly tall tree. Voltage is the fact that those droplets are not at ground level. It's their potential energy (in fact, voltage is often called "electrical potential").Current is how many drops are flowing per second. You have the equivalent of dew condensing on a leaf, slowly. What you want to make sure is that there's not a trickle, even a small one. Which you've now confirmed. Yes, there is a couple drops on the leaf, but even the way you measure it is enough to wick that moisture away back to nothing. There's no flow, and the rate at which dew condenses is so gradual that it's microscopic, and, it has a ceiling. Next to this tree, is a small dam the same height. The dam (enclosure, insulation) is holding back a lake (battery). Your concern is "Wait, why am I seeing water, off the ground, outside the dam?", the worry of which is, is the dam leaking? Will the lake slowly drain out of this leak? Is this leak going to hurt anyone? And you've discovered, no, there is no leak, the water on the leaf on the tree probably isn't even related except perhaps that around the lake the air tends to be moist. You flick the leaf, the drops fall, and there's no more water to fall.
Good luck friend! I hope you have better luck than me.Bummer, but seems like it’s headed towards right direction. Im not expert but it’s pretty surprising the tin vs gold pins could also be an issue. Hope you get it driving soon.
I also bought the Tesla Model S Drive unit kit from EV west a month back . There is a 18 week lead time to prepare/ship. I hope I get gold pins when my kit is ready.