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 Post subject: Re: FFE Battery Size
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:29 pm 
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klaus wrote:
Speaking of which - Charged Up, you did a lot of posting on FordFocusElectric.com. It looks to me like that forum is dying?



I was working with Lyle Dennis on that forum, but he wanted to sell it, so now I am doing posts for Inside EVs when I can.

I had hoped to see that forum and this one combine, but alas it could not be worked out.


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 Post subject: Re: FFE Battery Size
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:35 pm 
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igh wrote:
It is because of their broken registration system. I tried to register twice couple of months back. I am still waiting for the moderator to activate my account. If you do not allow the forum to expand, it dies a slow death.


Thanks for the heads up IGH, sent the admin an email, hopefully they will get it going again.


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 Post subject: Re: FFE Battery Size
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 pm 
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Last Monday, I traveled 110 miles around Las Vegas on one charge. I noticed that this put me in 5th place in the EV Stretcher category for Region 2.
My trip to work is right at 20 miles, so, Thursday, I decided to see how far I could go. I left work Thursday night with a full charge. Drove
home, then, back to work on Friday. Same Saturday and today. I arrived at work at 119 miles, hitting zero as I arrived. I began doing laps
in the garage where the charger is, and, hit 124.7 miles as the FFE came to a stop a few feet from the charger. I pushed it into the stall
to let it charge up. My trip meter showed 124.7 miles, and, 19.6 KW used. I was mostly doing 5~10 mph in the garage, so,don't know if
this was slow enough to not trip any error messages, but, other than the gauge showing zero miles, there was no warning at all, the car
just stopped. No lights, no bells or whistles, just stopped moving.
As far as charge time / amount, when not trying to find something out, I generally leave it plugged in to my level 2 charger. Prior to
this, I had a Chevrolet volt, which said, keep plugged in whenever not driven, and, presently own two Zero electric motorcycles. The first
thing that it says in the Zero manual is to plug it in as soon as uncrated, and, leave it plugged in whenever not being ridden. Failure to
do so, can cause the warranty to be voided.
I have only run the battery to zero three times, including today, and, that was to discover different things.The first time, ( 124 mile charge ),
I plugged it in to the standard supplied 110 charger. It took 20 hours from empty to full. Second time was last Monday ( 110 miles ) on my
30A level 2 charger. 2.5 hours to 90%, 3.5 hours to full. The battery was not fully depleted like today, I drove around the neighborhood until
it showed zero miles, then plugged it in. The Level 2 at work is either 12 or 16 amps, and, was only adding about 15% charge per hour.
Had to move the car before fully charged. From Empty to about 50% in around 4 hours. I have had the FFE for 4 months this week.
One of these days, I will take it to a ChargePoint station at a known level of discharge, and, see how much energy it takes to return
to full, and, compare what Chargepoint says it used to fill it, vs what it shows as used.


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