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by scrambler
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information
Replies: 29
Views: 11956

Re: Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information

To MrDRMorgan and SparkevBlogspot, let us not confused kWh put in (measured during the Charging stage) and kWh used (as reported by the energy screen when the battery is depleted). The Energy put in will be bigger than the usable capacity by a couple of kWh due to charging losses. And these will var...
by scrambler
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information
Replies: 29
Views: 11956

Re: Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information

I used 19.5kWh for my calc of % of Orig-Cap, which is wrong, I guess. Is there a manufacturer spec on this? I have not found any official spec, but most of the data I found referred to an 18.4 kWh usable. Here's a small kWh sample - 10/28/16 thru 12/14/16: 17.94 18.00 18.03 17.78 18.04 17.78 18.23 ...
by scrambler
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information
Replies: 29
Views: 11956

Re: Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information

Thank you for the data it helps clarify a few things It looks like the 18.4kWh usable capacity is the likely starting point, as you say you actually started with more than that. Bad news is it means my degradation is likely in the 13% range. Good news, extrapolating the battery capacity from the % &...
by scrambler
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information
Replies: 29
Views: 11956

Looking for Spark EV battery and warranty information

Hi, With the recent acquisition of a used 2014 Spark EV with 57k miles, I am trying to evaluate the condition of its battery. Searching the web, I found globally two different numbers about the supposed Usable capacity of that 21kWh battery. One says the battery has 18.4kWh usable another says 17.1k...
by scrambler
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Homelink installation
Replies: 24
Views: 13584

Re: Homelink installation

Thank you, appreciate you taking the time. Unfortunately, if you are taking the power on the dome light (which is what I did test first), then it is also ON when the car is turned off. This means that the Homelink will work even if the car is not turned on, which is a security risk for me as the car...
by scrambler
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Homelink installation
Replies: 24
Views: 13584

Re: Homelink installation

Thanks but I am not on Facebook :)

Would you be so kind as to let me know if your install used Switched 12V (Only hot on ignition), and if so where you took it?

Thanks again
by scrambler
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Homelink installation
Replies: 24
Views: 13584

Re: Homelink installation

Not a difficult install. Kit is from Amazon.com ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C5II6GK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 ) Install is here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.894618863954091&type=1 Hi, new here, and recent owner of a used Spark. I know this is an old...

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