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by michael
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: CCS Conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 19639

Re: CCS Conversions

Yes, based on my experience I do think that. Mine was down 22% in three years/52000 miles. Your climate is somewhat milder than mine, this may be a factor, too. How many kWh is your present capacity? When INL completes their testing, we will get a clear measurement, but for now I can only extrapolat...
by michael
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: CCS Conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 19639

Re: CCS Conversions

I am happy to agree that apart from the battery the FFE seems very durable and required essentially no maintenance. Most EVs will probably be that way... I think they just tend to stay "new-like" (probably from lack of vibration, and gasoline engine and other parts going through extreme temperature...
by michael
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: CCS Conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 19639

Re: CCS Conversions

I think a CCS retrofit makes no sense....far better to replace the car with a 2017 I tend to agree with this observation as well. Small batteries aren't sell suited for CCS anyway so it makes much more sense when you get a 2017 with its bigger battery and CCS. You guys are so narrow minded. What's ...
by michael
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: CCS Conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 19639

Re: CCS Conversions

The 8 year warranty covers failure, not fading. Correct. What I meant to imply is that if Ford is willing to warranty the battery for that long, even against failure, the car's useful life is not likely to be over by then. That is in contrast to fbitz777's opinion that an FFE won't be "usable" afte...
by michael
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: CCS Conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 19639

Re: CCS Conversions

The 8 year warranty covers failure, not fading.

Based on my experience a 7 year, 100,000 mile car will be down to 50-60% of initial battery capacity. At that time, 200+ mile cars will be the norm. A 40 mile car will be essentially valueless.
by michael
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Guess-o-meter or battery capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 5515

Re: Guess-o-meter or battery capacity

You are right about that. In my case, it would drop very fast for the few few miles and then more gradually afterward. I have the impression, but not certain, that this became more pronounced as the battery aged.

Heater run down test as described above is the best test I know of.
by michael
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Can you set maximum charge?
Replies: 8
Views: 3471

Re: Can you set maximum charge?

You are absolutely correct in pointing out that high levels of charge are detrimental to battery life. And while it's true that the FFE "full charge" is only about 90% max state of charge, lower levels yet would be far better. I have complained repeatedly here about the lack of ability to limit char...
by michael
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to force extensive re-balance of battery
Replies: 4
Views: 3716

Re: How to force extensive re-balance of battery

I don't think there is any way or any need to force an "extensive" rebalance. Rebalancing simply means that at the end of the charge cycle, all the cells are charged up to the target Voltage. This happens automatically. What you are seeing is normal battery fade if it's at normal temperature. 8% ove...
by michael
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....
Replies: 5
Views: 4213

Re: Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....

The last I heard from the car was four days ago...a flurry of text messages saying the 12 V battery was going low, please plug in. I checked and it was still at the dealer. Just now I checked and still there.

So about two months so far, still apparently not fixed.
by michael
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Field Service Action 16B02
Replies: 23
Views: 13169

Re: Field Service Action 16B02

Mine has been at the dealer maybe two months. Thank goodness the lease has expired, no longer my problem. I check the location occasionally to see if they fixed it and sent it off to auction...nope...still there!

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