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by blentre
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Charging and life recommendations...
Replies: 4
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Re: Charging and life recommendations...

I believe it charges to 100% but tries to limit you to only drawing down 80% each cycle. As with any battery it's best to limit your depth of discharge and going to 0% is bad (drastically reduced cycles before dead). We should be using the top 80% of the battery and not charging to 80% of capacity. ...
by blentre
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Charging Station Options For The Focus Electric
Replies: 11
Views: 19381

Re: Charging Station Options For The Focus Electric

I did some testing using the 120v charger and after 28 miles using 6.1 kWh it took 9.1 kWh to charge it up. Hopefully the level 2 Ford charger I'm having installed tomorrow will be more effecient like they profess. I tested using the trip summary screen after reset for my daily commute on a full cha...
by blentre
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Charging and life recommendations...
Replies: 4
Views: 4644

Charging and life recommendations...

Anyone have these? Is it best to do shallow discharges and not charge to 100% every night? I've read some other vehicles let you reduce maximum charge to something like 80% but I don't think this is available on the FFE. This may not be as big of a deal to life expectancy like always deep dischargin...
by blentre
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Question : Regarding Portable generators and the FFE
Replies: 12
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Re: Question : Regarding Portable generators and the FFE

Honda EU2000 would fit the bill nicely since the 120v charger draws about 1400-1500 watts. I have one and an FEV if you are interested in me testing it's ability. I use the 8 year old generator all the time to charge my electric Polaris Ranger and it draws about 1200 watts so I don't think it would ...

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