Re: IS THIS NORMAL FOR A LEAF?
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:35 pm
Ah, that makes sense then for the "other" gauge. I will keep monitoring the situation with the heater gauge.DoxyLover wrote:Interesting.ELROY wrote:Just tried it again. Nothing for about 30 seconds, then the climate meter ramps up to about 3.5kw. So just delayed. I think it is the climate control logic and not the KW meter. As the "other" KW gauge reacts immediately to turning on/off the headlights.
First of all, be aware that the "other" gauge is artificial: it just notes that things like the headlights and wipers are on and off and indicates a fixed value for each. It doesn't actually measure anything. The powertrain and climate control gauges are actual measurements of power draw.
There may be delay on the climate control gauge, but not more than a few seconds. The climate control system seems to have a mind of its own sometimes, but I've never seen it draw nothing for 30 seconds before starting to draw power. Not sure what's going on here.