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Fully charged, but still drawing 700 W?

Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:06 pm

Hi there,

Our 2016 Spark EV just started doing something strange - it charges as usual on our L2 charger (3.3 kW), but then continues to draw around 700W. In the winter, it would occasionally draw extra power to heat the battery, but not constantly like this … and now it is summer!

We are located in Yellowknife, northern Canada - so daytime temperatures get up to 25 deg C (77F) and nights go down to 15C (60F). Hardly a huge cooling load … and as far as I know it wasn’t doing this until recently.

Any ideas what might cause this?

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Re: Fully charged, but still drawing 700 W?

Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:43 pm

I'm having the same problem as you are. I took it into the dealership last summer, and they totally dismissed me and said that there was nothing wrong. There is another thread here about someone having the same problem, but it doesn't look like it was ever resolved. ... f=7&t=4532

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Re: Fully charged, but still drawing 700 W?

Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:00 pm

I read the beginning of the other thread you linked but not the entire thing but I'm seeing some weird thing starting to happen.

I never heard the fan coming on during charging before and now it's a constant thing. Yes, it's been warm but most time no more than last August when I first got the Spark. I can hear the water circulation coming on but not the fan and now the fan almost always comes on, EVEN after fully charged (green blinking light).

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