Anti_Climax
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Location: The Valley of the Sun

Allow battery maintenance power during value charge

Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:35 am

Living in Arizona, I plug my car into my L2 charger habitually so the car can run the battery cooling.

When value charging is enabled the car behaves as if it is not plugged in at all until off-peak hours, which is fine for a lot of folks - but it would be really nice if there was an option to allow cooling at all times but wait on charging.

It's all or nothing and this actually wouldn't be crazy to enable in software.
2012 Candy Blue FFE with a 33.5kWh battery pack

triangles
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Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Allow battery maintenance power during value charge

Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:02 am

TMS should be active whenever plugged in. Are you sure the TMS doesn't keep your battery below 95F? In winter here TMS will kick in with value charging enabled. I would find it odd that they wouldn't do the same for high heat.
Last edited by triangles on Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

Anti_Climax
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri May 20, 2016 12:22 pm
Location: The Valley of the Sun

Re: Allow battery maintenance power during value charge

Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:05 pm

Tested during the summer. With value charge enabled it did not cycle cooling at all. Turned it off and it did.
2012 Candy Blue FFE with a 33.5kWh battery pack

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