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by scrambler
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: ev range question..
Replies: 23
Views: 13732

Re: ev range question..

scrambler, how do u know that 18.xx is the max the battery can hold if its rated at 21. where did u get that info. Lots of searches on the web for Spark EV usable battery capacity. As I said nothing 100% official, but two numbers come back frequently, 18.4kWh and 17.3kWh Given many people report mo...
by scrambler
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: who wants to buy a 1 level charger?
Replies: 5
Views: 3555

Re: who wants to buy a 1 level charger?

Just check sold listings on Ebay :)
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=sp ... e&_sacat=0

And so around $250
by scrambler
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 sparke is great
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: 2014 sparke is great

how am i safer. u cant see my lights in the daytime. im confused. doesnt it take range . As for the DRLs...the watts they pull are so minuscule I doubt you could even measure their effect on range. Agreed, the amount of electricity used by these lights is marginal compared to the battery size and t...
by scrambler
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 sparke is great
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: 2014 sparke is great

Welcome to a great little car, and I agree I will never go back to gas :)
by scrambler
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: ev range question..
Replies: 23
Views: 13732

Re: ev range question..

The range number is subject to many parameters including driving style and driving conditions. If you want to know if your battery is OK, what you want to check is what is its usable capacity. That number can be extrapolated from the Energy usage screen that shows % of battery used and kWh used. Yo...
by scrambler
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Homelink installation
Replies: 24
Views: 15199

Re: Homelink installation

Thanks for taking the time to explain. This is way more dismantling that I am really prepared to do for this homelink :) Just for information, I wonder why you went through the passenger side, instead of going on the driver side directly to the fuse box on the left. It seems like a simpler path if w...
by scrambler
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Homelink installation
Replies: 24
Views: 15199

Re: Homelink installation

Thanks,
Going through the A pillar was what I was trying to avoid :)
Did you remove the A pillar cover? how easy was that without damaging anything? Is there an airbag in that pillar?
Thanks
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: 13793

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: 13793

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: 13793

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 % &...

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