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by MrDRMorgan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: How long does 12v battery last?

...I didn't mention it previously but desulfating an AGM battery is questionable in my mind. You must overcharge the battery for desulfation to happen and then they off gas and boil off water if they are not sealed. ... This is the old school method of lead acid maintenance. This is how golf carts ...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: How long does 12v battery last?

My 2016 Spark has 40k miles and is now 4 years old. So when does the 12v battery need replacing? I would like to replace it BEFORE it dies and becomes an issue. Also, what is the best replacement part #? I want to use an AGM battery like factory. I found LN1AGM, but that one is no-longer it seems. ...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

Hello all, I've been reading through the forums and trying to get up to speed on these vehicles. I apologize if I am asking a question already answered. I am considering buying a Chevy Spark EV with 22k miles. I'm on the week long Carvana trial. The vehicle arrived from NJ with only 20% battery. I'...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Guessometer acting strange
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Guessometer acting strange

Hi all, my 2016 Chevy Spark EV died on me while on the freeway and the guessometer was showing 30 miles left. Luckily I was able to coast most of the way home and when I plugged it in the display showed 0 miles left. After a charge it seems fine but I’m wondering if I should take it in to the deale...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 134
Views: 13761

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

I ran across this on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lAFLpxcgk4 Yep! This is EXACTLY how you make it work. Also, some of the power cables do not allow you to "easily" align the plug with the socket in the car without some serious "twisting" too. How and where you park your Spark EV when m...
by MrDRMorgan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 134
Views: 13761

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Has anyone tried one of these at an EA station? I have printed one and can confirm it fits the spark, but have no EA station nearby. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3862271 This adapter would be interesting to try on a Spark EV. I am able to charge my 2016 Spark EV at EA 150 kw stations but it is...
by MrDRMorgan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 134
Views: 13761

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

EA still hasn't gotten ahold of me to do any testing. I tried to charge again today, but still no luck. I hope the fact that I'm slowly tanking their Plugshare rating gets their attention. Note: BLAIR - You said you follow this website as part of your responsibility in Customer Service for Electrif...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Methods to reduce battery degradation?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Methods to reduce battery degradation?

I think if the battery is warm it can charge to a higher capacity which is why we see increases in very warm weather. If you want to track it we can all compare. Like MrDRMorgan said "It is what it is" and I'm not sure you can really get it to make a measurable increase through different charging t...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Methods to reduce battery degradation?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Methods to reduce battery degradation?

I’ve had my 2016 Spark EV a little over a year, and I’ve seen a drop in battery capacity of 1KwH. The first few months I varied a lot between Level 1 and 2 charging. In my current job I’m charging entirely Level 1 at home. During the last year I saw my capacity actually go UP for a couple of months...
by MrDRMorgan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: help finding out what my dash notification means
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: help finding out what my dash notification means

hi, thanks for the replies. I'm hoping its the 12v battery maybe that's why the brakes and weird messages are appearing at random times when shifting to reverse?. it's not always it's completely random. and that weird check engine light thing went away... weird.. I found a possible source for the b...

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