DaveinOlyWA wrote:NavyCuda wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Charging to full to balance cells is not needed.
This is bad advice. Balancing of cells is cruical to the long term lifespan of any multicell battery.
This is true and the reason why cells are balancing all the time. The benefit of top end balancing is for maximum range but it heavily outweighed by the risk of greater degradation
Depends on use case. I’m pushing my battery much harder now than I did previously. I used to draw down to ~50% and fully charge on both ends of my trip, balancing twice a day. Now I draw down to 10-25% SOC, L1 to ~85%, draw down to 10-20% again then fully charge when I get home.
As I sit here at the quick charger, I have 98,156km and 12/12bars. 2015 SV I bought new off the lot. ~8weeks until my 2018 arrives!