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by Jon_h
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Battery Range vs Capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Re: Battery Range vs Capacity

An easy way to get an estimate of (usable) capacity is to use Forscan and an OBD2 tool. Estimated energy is right there.
by Jon_h
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Hey Folks, My 2017 FFE has reached its first maintenance schedule (20,000 miles). After seeing what's on the list I question whether or not I should bother with it. Rotate tires, check brakes, air filter etc.... Should I bother? Its only 75 bucks. Or is it a waste of time. On my ICE vehicles I had ...
by Jon_h
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: How to increase regen in L gear
Replies: 13
Views: 6688

Re: How to increase regen in L gear

In my Energi, the electric motor does all engine braking in L unless the battery is completely full (then the engine turns on to provide engine braking). Since the electric motor does the "engine braking", it regens the battery more than when coasting in D. You can modulate the brake pedal to get t...
by Jon_h
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: How to increase regen in L gear
Replies: 13
Views: 6688

Re: How to increase regen in L gear

Again, per the C max energi owner's manual, shifting to L only increases the engine braking effect. It does not increase the pedal off regen or the total regen. It is all in the manual. Drving the Cmax, energi or not, in L will make your fuel economy worse and keep the engine on. L does not mean the...
by Jon_h
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Charging at 120V daily, max current for circuit breaker.
Replies: 7
Views: 7599

Re: Charging at 120V daily, max current for circuit breaker.

Level 1 charging does NOT engage the battery heaters. You can observe this yourself using forscan. It is OK to charge lithium batteries at below freezing temperatures so long as the current is sufficiently low. Level 1 charging is very low, like C/30 for a 2017 FFE. Level 2 charging does engage the ...
by Jon_h
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Charge
Replies: 7
Views: 2891

Re: Battery Charge

Your friends are both right, but I'll try to clarify: 100% in the FFE corresponds to about 4.07V per cell. That is less than consumer electronics which typically charge to 4.2V per cell. This is done for longevity. However, you can do even better if you want. It is best practice to store the battery...
by Jon_h
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: How to increase regen in L gear
Replies: 13
Views: 6688

Re: How to increase regen in L gear

"Low" in the cmax does not mean the same thing as in the FFE. The Cmax, having a continuously variable transmission, is able to do engine braking through lower gearing. Same as any conventional ICE car that you shift into a low gear. This is outlined in the owners manual. "Low: Low (L) is designed t...
by Jon_h
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 93,300 Miles and Still Rolling
Replies: 9
Views: 4960

Re: 93,300 Miles and Still Rolling

I am really happy to hear about your high milage FFE! I plan on owning my 2017 for many years!
by Jon_h
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 FFE DC charging problem and solution Important!
Replies: 5
Views: 4392

Re: 2017 FFE DC charging problem and solution Important!

Good info, thanks for details.

Curious to see what long term effect all that fast charging has on battery health.

There are a few CCS stations around me, but i have yet to need one on my 2017.
by Jon_h
Mon May 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: 2017 FFE...no more allocation for 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 12872

Re: 2017 FFE...no more allocation for 2017

At the beginning of the year I had multiple dealers give me the same line "No allocations". Well, maybe THEY couldn't get an allocation, but others could and I got my 2017. I would not trust any dealer's word on that. Anyway, there is a white 2017 on a dealer lot near me in Center line,Michigan. htt...

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