nrvous wrote:Thanks, I appreciate it. Too bad there isn't some definitive way to know. I guess if it ever gets to -4F here and the car is plugged in, I can look at my EVSEs reporting capability to see if it supplied power to the car during that time.
Good idea. I'll probably be looking into that too as my '12SL will be sitting outside unused this winter in MN, where it can get -20F
I wanted to garage it but not enough room
We're not going to need it this winter so I'll be dropping the insurance. I don't think I'm going to leave it plugged in all the time but rather when in the single digits or below(F) I'll just plug it in a couple times/week and see how low the battery shows. Not ideal but just no garage space
If it truly draws 300w continuously in sub-zero temps, I'm guessing it could cost a bit in electricity to store it outside. I wonder if it's not driven if it really matters, I mean would the battery freeze? I have other Li batteries such as in a power drill that can sit outside in sub-zero temps and I haven't had an issue with those freezing......of course I wouldn't want to permanently damage the battery and if a bit of electricity would stop that, it would be a small price to pay.