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by MrDRMorgan
Sun May 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 222
Views: 69927

Re: Battery degredation

Just wanted to share my battery degradation experience. I purchased my 2016 Spark EV In October of 2019 with around 23k miles and the initial reading was 15.47kwh. Now at 28k miles the latest reading was 14.40kwh just a few days ago. I’ve tried my best to baby the battery and I’ve only fast charged...
by MrDRMorgan
Thu May 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: How long does 12v battery last?

My 12 volt has been given me a few Fault notices through the Torque Pro app. Coincidentally, my wife's ICE car battery died. So I needed a charger anyway. So I made a point to buy a charger with a battery conditioning feature. Mine was about $50 at Walmart. So far so good. Does the charger you purc...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed May 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 166
Views: 31304

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Yeah, I'm quite familiar with the process now. As long as you park so that you don't have to twist the handle, it clicks in quite nicely. During initialization, I've tried a few different methods just to see what it does. Actually, the only time it has done anything different is when I tried squeez...
by MrDRMorgan
Tue May 12, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 166
Views: 31304

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

So the weather has warmed up enough (plus an endless amount of free time) that I had the range to go try the next closest EA station in Fredonia, NY. They are also Efacec units like the location closer to me. I tried all four with no success (and then doused myself with sanitizer and went home). Di...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat May 09, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 166
Views: 31304

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

So the weather has warmed up enough (plus an endless amount of free time) that I had the range to go try the next closest EA station in Fredonia, NY. They are also Efacec units like the location closer to me. I tried all four with no success (and then doused myself with sanitizer and went home). Di...
by MrDRMorgan
Tue May 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 166
Views: 31304

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Since California "shut down", I haven't had to drive to Oakland and, therefore, have not needed to use the ABB chargers along my route that were installed by Electrify America. But.... in every case where I did charge at an EA location populated with ABB chargers, I had to lift (support) the handle ...
by MrDRMorgan
Fri May 01, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 volt battery life ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Re: 12 volt battery life ?

Okay? You are talking about a car 2 years newer and you replaced a battery on your own as a precaution and? I only stated a fact that in my case, the battery was OEM, 5 years old and unable to hold a proper charge. The owner before me rarely used the car and let it sit for months at a time (probabl...
by MrDRMorgan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 volt battery life ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Re: 12 volt battery life ?

2014 Spark EV OEM 12V battery replaced with OEM original AGM when the car was 5 years old due to too many incidents of idiot lights and battery unable to keep charge above 12.4 consistently. New battery meant no more problems and no more fast draining down to 11.2 to 11.9 Everytime I charge either ...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 volt battery life ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Re: 12 volt battery life ?

Here are some values I found for estimating the level of charge for a 12 volt AGM battery. Be sure to remove the negative battery cable from the post on the battery and let the battery sit for an hour or two before measuring the voltage. AGM battery status - Open Circuit testing: 100% - 12.8 volts o...
by MrDRMorgan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Questions and Data tracking
Replies: 73
Views: 23285

Re: Questions and Data tracking

Back in January, I reported that the battery kWh was 11.5, according to Torque Pro. This last charge, I started with 53 miles on the GOM and I drove 66.3 miles, with 9 miles left on the GOM. According to the energy screen, I used 87% of the battery at 13.3 kWh. This would tell me that the battery w...

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