mrpalerider wrote:Following up on that battery question; does the battery 'like' being drained as much as possible or near fully charged as much as possible? If I keep my iPhone fully charged all the time then when I work it I only get an hour or so out of it on battery, however, if I drain it to dead and fully recharge it I get about 50% more life. Any comparisons with this battery?
I'm not an expert, but have picked up some tips and tricks from my experiences with my plug-in:
Optimally, batteries do not like to be stressed. They don't like to be charged quickly, nor depleted quickly (ie, full throttle for 50 miles). They don't like to be cold or hot. Like us humans, they like to stay at about 72 degrees F. And they like to sit between 20% and 80% full. So, if you're going to leave it for a few days, 80% charge is a good idea. Likewise, if possible, in normal driving, try not to go below 20% charge. Finally,batteries appreciate gentile driving, rather than full throttle starts and stops.
We are fortunate with the FFE, with its active battery temperature management, as it will tend to keep it near 72 for us.
Not that you always have to be very careful. The battery can take a lot of abuse, as it is built for the general public, who doesn't usually think about all these things