Evoforce wrote:But...If the outside ram air is more powerful than the high fan setting, opening that plate might introduce more powerful ram air and drown out any cooled air inside as well as where that top of battery HV connector is located at half pack. Uneven cooling of the pack just doesn't make sense either. In my climate, engineered cabin air cars are also needing to have their batteries replaced. Most people only drive their cars around 4% of the time. So during the off time here, it still stews in the heat, especially after driving and charging. That doesn't even address people here that then park in their hot garage.
This thread is intended to help people experiencing elevated battery temperatures due to repeated fast charging on long trips. These are not temperatures you would ever expect to see parked in a parking garage or even parked on the street. I’m only suggesting the use of the air-conditioning while fast charging, not while driving.
There is nothing unusual about running the air-conditioning while fast charging. The Nissan Leaf battery pack is designed to withstand subzero and extremely high ambient temperatures. I can’t imagine that a little air-conditioning is going to hurt the pack.