GerryAZ wrote:GaryHere wrote:Reached 7 bars today on battery temp. but oddly not till hours after a one hr L2 charge to only 70%
I dare to try connecting to a CHAdeMO
Does this mean that the lizard battery isnt so lizardy after all
7 bars is nothing--I had 9 bars Friday evening after a quick charge from 5% to 92% SOC in 32 minutes. I then drove at governed speed for a little ways at an undisclosed location. Traction motor draw was about 40 kW with high rolling resistance sport performance tires and no wind on a level surface at governed speed. The battery temperature was down to 8 bars by the time I returned home late in the evening; 7 bars the next morning after a full charge at L2 when I left for work at 4:45 AM; and 6 bars after being parked under covered parking all day.
I stopped obsessing over battery temperature a long time ago because I bought the first LEAF (and then the replacement) to drive for daily transportation around town. I record battery temperatures when I record charging data, but have never chosen to leave the car parked just because the battery was hot.
hi, oh ok so I have some lee way in the bars temp it seems.
Honestly I wished I didnt know anything about the battery and such so I can enjoy the car.
I never obsessed with all my EVs batteries in the past like I do with the Leaf; I guess theres obviously some concern with it and no TMS but I really wished I didnt know hehe
On another note, I went to charge for free this AM to 80% then drove home 5 miles on the streets. The SOC showed down to 72% with only a 5 mile drive at 30-40 mph and a hill. Isnt that a bit much of a drop? 8% to go 5 miles with downhill and in ECO and B Mode and hardly over 40 mph?