DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:04 am
I have also noticed that some chargers will taper faster than the car could take charge. I have had a couple sessions where the charge was running at 40 something and then after ~30 minutes drops to 20 almost instantly. When I restarted the session it went back to the 30s and held it. I dont know exactly why that happens.
I have another trip to Kansas coming in a few weeks, so will be trying 2x 20-90% charges and then a 50-80% for the final leg. In my previous runs, I always get inpatient and leave early which has me arrive at a very low SoC, which increases the temp on the battery. I will post the results. My hope is to get total charge time to 2 hours for the drive...which might be a bit aspirational.
Doug, do you still feel that going below 20% SOC on a multi charging stop road trip just heats up the battery more?
What do you think the maximum single stop range would be? I figure it would be in the 320-340 mile range
I'm trying to develop some charging strategy road trip rules.
What do you think about these general rules???
1. Slower is still often faster to keep your Km per mile figure up.
2. For trips less than 320-340 miles, run the battery down to teens or single digits, then make a single long charging stop.
3. For trips greater than 320-340 miles, make multiple stops charging from 20%-80% to keep rapidgate at bay and keep charging speeds up.
Of course, these rules are charger speed and charger location dependant.