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Re: Newbie question on 62KW battery warmer

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:54 am
by DaveinOlyWA
dborn wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:14 am
Just a little conclusion of my first EV story:
After considering the Leaf, Tesla Model 3 and Kona, I've finally gone with a 2019 Bolt EV LT since September and couldn't be happier. I don't regret my move at all. Excellent car with more than enough range and capabilities. Didn't like its look so much at first but it's growing on me more and more everyday.

Cheers to all LEAF owners and enthusiasts, the most important thing in the end, is driving an EV!
Daniel
Thanks for the update. Was wondering how it was working out. Looks like the concerns would have been mute anyway. Know someone who had just gone thru a period of -20ºC days and his daily charging regimen was enough to put enough heat in the pack to keep it from freezing. It would appear the car has to sit well over 24 hours straight before battery temperature becomes an issue.

Re: Newbie question on 62KW battery warmer

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:37 pm
by LeftieBiker
Looks like the concerns would have been mute anyway.
You don't really want nuns slapping your wrists when they pass you on the street, do you?

It does look like most of the glaring flaws in the Bolt have been fixed.

Re: Newbie question on 62KWH battery warmer

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:11 pm
by cwerdna
Can someone fix the subject? It should be 62 kWh. It would be nuts to have a 62 kW battery warmer inside a Leaf.

Re: Newbie question on 62KWH battery warmer

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:26 pm
by LeftieBiker
cwerdna wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Can someone fix the subject? It should be 62 kWh. It would be nuts to have a 62 kW battery warmer inside a Leaf.

Done, to the extant I can. I was tempted to fix just your post, but I'm not feeling mean tonight. ;)

Re: Newbie question on 62KWH battery warmer

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:36 pm
by salyavin
I just wanted to verify the statement in the first post here is true:
40KWh: "The Li-ion battery warmer does not operate if the available Li-ion battery charge is less than approximately 15% and the charger is not connected to the vehicle. To help prevent the Li-ion battery from freezing, do not leave the vehicle in an environment if temperatures may go below -1°F (-17°C) unless the vehicle is connected to a charger."

62KWh: "The Li-ion battery warmer does not operate if the normal charger is not connected to the vehicle. To help prevent the Li-ion battery from freezing, do not leave the vehicle in an environment if temperatures may go below -4°F (-20°C) unless the vehicle is connected to a charger."

I had been under the impression it would engage the heater when not plugged in but seems I may be mistaken. I went ahead and put it on l1 tonight just in case.