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by 67goat
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3485

Re: DCFC issues

I don't check it every day, but I check it often. The Central Valley has been very slow in adding DCFC. I'm waiting for one to open out towards Sonora. According to the some council minutes I read, they decided not pursue one. Instead, the are backing ChargePoint in their bid to get some of the new ...
by 67goat
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: One Year of Battery Capacity Data
Replies: 25
Views: 12113

Re: One Year of Battery Capacity Data

I get that it would be better to have it at 50% or have it plugged in, but at home plugged in is not an option. And 50% charge is sketchy in case I need to go somewhere in an emergency. It takes me 50+% to get to the SMUD DCFC (though having the new station in Galt is a big help). It could easily ta...
by 67goat
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3485

Re: DCFC issues

I'm glad too. I often charge to full because I only use DCFC when I am really going past my limits. Since I can't really charge at home, I have to have at least 2 bars to make sure I have enough juice to get to work the following workday. It takes a minimum of 5 bars to get from the SMUD greenlots c...
by 67goat
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3485

DCFC issues

Two issues that I wonder if anyone else experiences... EvGo charging stations: I did not ever experience the "cannot charge" phenomenon with these. However, these stations never reset my percentages and total used power back to zero. Could this be related to the issue others were having? Maybe I am ...
by 67goat
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: One Year of Battery Capacity Data
Replies: 25
Views: 12113

Re: One Year of Battery Capacity Data

I'd don't have that kind of history, but I have not exactly babied my batteries. I charge to full every day at work. However, they only stay fully charged for a couple hours while plugged in. I live in an apartment, so I rarely charge at home (maybe six times since last October, and only 12 amps @ 1...
by 67goat
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: One Year of Battery Capacity Data
Replies: 25
Views: 12113

Re: One Year of Battery Capacity Data

Thanks. I am more of a numbers guy too. And I realize that while I talked about the effect of things, I didn't actually do the math. But, this is one of those times where the theory and the real world applications are vastly different. There are too many variables whose effects change based on other...
by 67goat
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: One Year of Battery Capacity Data
Replies: 25
Views: 12113

Re: One Year of Battery Capacity Data

Some people do not charge to full because full charges and deep discharges may have an impact on battery life (particularly if they sit at full charge). I have not been tracking my battery usage diligently on my 15 Spark. However, I have noticed readings that roughly correlate to what others were se...

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