Re: Blink end-of-charge demand curve, and power used by A/C
Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 11:37 am
nope Glenn, afraid not. the excess heat is dissipated by a water/radiator system which DOES not lend to cabin heat. there is a pre-heat option but it uses ummm..."fresh" electricity to run. granted i have used it twice and its very efficient. only takes about 5-7 minutes (for all of you who report preheating for 20 mins) to completely clear a very frosted over Leaf.Glenn wrote:Dave, I don't have my car yet, but I thought that the very thing you're asking for is already available in every LEAF, unless I'm not understanding what you mean by "wasting the excess heat."DaveinOlyWA wrote:its too bad that we dont have the option to warm the cabin during winter when charging instead of just wasting the excess heat. wonder if its too late to make any "winter package" suggestions?
i guess for viability, we would have to examine power consumption between the water pump for the cooling system and a low speed fan into the interior?