Hello Knightmb,knightmb wrote:I take it this would only work with the "fresh air" setting and not "recirculate" setting? You can get right into the battery from the safety disconnect fuse in the center, I've often though about running a tub down into it to force cool air into the battery compartment.
Yes, I would advise never run in Recirculate. The cool exhausted cabin air is of more value to cool the battery than the cost to cool down new air coming into the cabin.LeftieBiker wrote:It might explain why some cars do much better than others in similar situations and locations. I *always* use the A/C if it's Hot, and while it's often on Recirculate, when I switch to Fresh (which do regularly while driving) that would blow extra chilly air down around the battery cases...
Yes, I would advise never run in Recirculate. The cool exhausted cabin air is of more value to cool the battery than the cost to cool down new air coming into the cabin.
In addition I would advise running the cabin fan with the windows up even when the AC is not needed.
Yes, I use Recirculate when I get on a gravel road and then turn it off when the dust clears.LeftieBiker wrote: I use Recirculate to block exhaust fumes more than as an energy saver. I still have 12 bars and 89% SOH, and my lease is ending in the next 12 months, so I'll keep up what I'm doing. If this info proves true, it will help those who regularly avoid A/C use to extend range, to reconsider.
Now that is fascinating for sure! I can actually run some data logging on LeafSpy because my Charger Connection and Office Window are right next to each other. So I can run LeafSpy from my Phone inside the office (bluetooth link can reach just far enough for LeafSpy). I'll see if I can get the same result.