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ebill3
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Re: Cold and charging

Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:02 pm

OK. So I guess the OP was not turning the car on, or was pressing the brake when he turned on, or ???????

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Re: Cold and charging

Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:09 am

abasile wrote:You can have the car turned on in "accessory mode" while charging (press the power button twice without touching the brake pedal). This should allow you to listen to the radio and draw from the 12 V battery. But I would not run the climate control.
Just a note here on Nissan nomenclature. There is ACC mode, ON mode, and READY mode. ACC mode is one power button press without brake; ON mode is two; READY is what you get if the brake is pressed. Visually, ACC has the center console lit up, but the dash black; ON has center and dash lit, but no green car with a double arrow on the dash.

I'm not trying to be pedantic here; I just think it helps understanding if we use the same terms that the owners manual uses.

Now, with that background, my experience is that not much other than audio works in ACC, while most things, including climate control, seem to work in ON.

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Re: Cold and charging

Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:31 am

My car also turns the heater on if it is charging on L2. But on L3 QC, the heater does not work, just the fan.
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Re: Cold and charging

Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:28 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:This car kills me!!! Yes, IT WORKS. Only when actually charging, not just plugged in. The heater immediately pulled a big chunk of electrons.

What a goofy car.


Update. Whilst charging on a Blink, the heater would NOT come on.

I was freezing my butt off, waiting for the charge late at night. I had started from near zero SOC (close to the turtle).

Once the battery came up above about 20% SOC, it then started the heater.

More tid bits to remember.

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Re: Cold and charging

Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:25 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:This car kills me!!! Yes, IT WORKS. Only when actually charging, not just plugged in. The heater immediately pulled a big chunk of electrons.

What a goofy car.


Update. Whilst charging on a Blink, the heater would NOT come on.

I was freezing my butt off, waiting for the charge late at night. I had started from near zero SOC (close to the turtle).

Once the battery came up above about 20% SOC, it then started the heater.

More tid bits to remember.
What a goofy (or smart?) car. ;)

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Re: Cold and charging

Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:57 pm

I find that all functions do work, including the heater, while I am plugged in charging. When the heater is operating it consumes in excess of 3kw. If you are charging at 3.3kw then there is not much left to continue the charge...but it will charge...for me it was about 1 mile per hour (estimated).... Yes, I had some time on my hands for this experiment... 8-)

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Re: Cold and charging

Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:34 am

TangoKilo wrote:I find that all functions do work, including the heater, while I am plugged in charging.


Even below 20% SOC ? Yes, I had a bit of time on my hands last night, too.

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Re: Cold and charging

Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:23 am

I only tested the A/C when there were less than two bars left. Only the fan came on. The A/C kicked in when it charged past two bars. I didn't look at the SOC at that point.

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