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by spirilis
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charger connector
Replies: 5
Views: 5171

Re: Charger connector

I've had this happen once. Rocked the connector up & down, side to side a bit and finally yanked and it came out... was frozen on there. (edit: My 2017 has a different charge port with a bit of give, probably to accommodate the heavy & tensioned SAE Combo DC fast charge connectors, not sure how stur...
by spirilis
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Lost Charging Quadrant Not covered by Warranty
Replies: 15
Views: 11147

Re: Lost Charging Quadrant Not covered by Warranty

I guess the main function of the LEDs is alerting others that your car is still charging so they don't yank your connection... if you're in a workplace or apartment type of situation with many cars and few chargers. Otherwise yeah, who cares?
by spirilis
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2017 FFE 100km range
Replies: 11
Views: 10516

Re: 2017 FFE 100km range

In sub-20F temps my FFE consistently got around 70-75mi max. >20F it gets a little better and >32F, >40F etc it just gets better... There's definitely a persistent loss beyond the heater though. IIRC the battery coolant warmers might be running, though I haven't validated that with FORScan yet, but ...
by spirilis
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Forscan charging amps
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

Re: Forscan charging amps

I guess Im asking what is the pid that will tell me the amps being drawn from the charger. I know Ive seen a screenshot of someones app that showed a gauge with this info. Ive been charging with a 16amp (240v) charger and recently got one that I have set at 24 (service isnt high enough to set it at...
by spirilis
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33061

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

Ah breadboards, they always get me into trouble.
by spirilis
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Lost Charging Quadrant Not covered by Warranty
Replies: 15
Views: 11147

Re: Lost Charging Quadrant Not covered by Warranty

Also not strictly required for functioning of the EV/drivetrain components. Stupid but true... Ford's gonna use every reason to weasel themselves out of paying for anything.
by spirilis
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33061

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

So we know 2017's appear to be safe at 240V unmodified... prior years it's a gamble. Or at least one part# does work.
by spirilis
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33061

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

That's awesome... I love a good 'ole fashioned hack!
by spirilis
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Got a wrench today
Replies: 16
Views: 5260

Re: Got a wrench today

Yeah, driving the jeep in the bad weather. I understand the possibility of getting stuck. I really meant if there was any threat of fire or shock. The whole hybrid battery isolation fault leads me to believe that there may be 300v that is not isolated any more. No idea of course beyond an educated ...
by spirilis
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33061

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

cecil-t wrote:I can't imagine intentionally causing a short circuit is a safety feature? There must be something else to that mechanism we're not understanding.
An inline fuse maybe? It's a typical protection method for lower voltage DC stuff anyhow.

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