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by Anti_Climax
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: Better 12V battery option?
Replies: 15
Views: 19821

Re: Better 12V battery option?

There is a 12V BMS that has separate settings for flooded lead acid, AGM, etc as they each have slightly different charge characteristics, giving slightly different voltages when fully charged. They've had to reset it each time they've replaced my 12V battery. Folks that put optimas in can run into ...
by Anti_Climax
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: New to me 2013 FFE
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: New to me 2013 FFE

I'm now able to live capture and decode CAN frames.

What scanner showed you the degas option in PCM?

Might be able to find one and try for myself.
by Anti_Climax
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: Better 12V battery option?
Replies: 15
Views: 19821

Re: Better 12V battery option?

It's my understanding that the BMS is very picky about voltage. As soon as it hits mid-summer, my AGM droops just enough that it will refuse to remote start because of the low 12V warning that triggers. Be prepared for a different chemistry to register incorrect status. Even different types of lead ...
by Anti_Climax
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Final step to pair to My Ford Mobile
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Final step to pair to My Ford Mobile

There should be config options on both sides, car and app. If the car has been reset or cleared it should have the option to set it up. Not sure the exact screen and mine isn't really stock anymore. I recall when I first got it there was a screen to let me take ownership on the car side and it made ...
by Anti_Climax
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: New to me 2013 FFE
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: New to me 2013 FFE

Heima wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:24 pm
Probably best to let the thermal management do its thing, and do a simultaneous vacuum bleed for about half an hour.
I might feel differently if thermal management wasn't the problem.
by Anti_Climax
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: New to me 2013 FFE
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: New to me 2013 FFE

With my scanner in PCM (powertrain control module) special functions, I found a coolant degas. Looks like it will run all the pumps and will make it easier to change the coolant. Any chance you can see the details of the CAN message that gets sent to run the pumps? I'm about to crack my coolant loo...
by Anti_Climax
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: New owner, have some questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: New owner, have some questions.

Regen kicks in as soon as the demanded motor power hits 0. I believe light presses on the brake will increase the aggressiveness of the regen to help slow the vehicle, but I'm not certain of that. Putting it in low also increases the aggressiveness of regen but won't really change the amount of ener...
by Anti_Climax
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: New to me 2013 FFE
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: New to me 2013 FFE

The focus will want to cool the battery when it's over 97F and run heaters when it hits (I think) 50F The cooling will not run while the car is off unless it's on an L2 charger. I believe the heaters will run regardless. So unless it's likely to get over 97F, you won't really need L2 for that. The 1...
by Anti_Climax
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Tested OEM EVSE and it appears to do L2 Charging fine….
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Tested OEM EVSE and it appears to do L2 Charging fine….

We've has a couple threads on it. The older Focus travel charger was a different model that was swapped out for that clipper creek after they had some 110V plugs melt. But that older one could do 220 as well.
by Anti_Climax
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Hello, should I return my car?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Hello, should I return my car?

When I bought my '12 in 2016, the battery was down to around 75% of the original capacity. Depending on how old that you're was and how hard it was driven, it very well could have degraded to 50 miles useable range.

You can actually check the battery capacity with a few different tools.

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