Heima
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Tue May 25, 2021 9:38 am

As an aside, lately it seems that people are buying FFEs that appear to have degraded batteries. Fortunately they are able to return them during a trial period. But this makes me think, how many people are buying and returning the same vehicle? I think it was Onlybimmers got a bad one, returned it, and could Awefulspeller have purchased the same car? Its not like Carmax or Carvana to replace a degraded battery out of their own pocket.hey know that getting the battery replaced under warranty is like pulling teeth and takes months. They would just try to sell the vehicle to somebody else and push the problem off onto them.

Regardless, methinks a Degraded Battery VIN List might be in order.

Anti_Climax
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Wed May 26, 2021 8:39 pm

Seems most folks don't want to give them up so the ones most likely to end up on the market are the ones that have been worn out - and it doesn't help that so few were ever made. Unless it's a problem that makes a vehicle unsafe to drive, it's almost certainly going to be sold as-is.
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

awefulspeller
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Fri May 28, 2021 7:48 pm

Traded in the crap FFE today, at CarMax. They had another 2017 shipped to my local CarMax location from Riverside, CA.

I’m on the trip home now, and I already can tell the difference in range. The guess-o-meter says 113. I should have the opportunity to charge to 100% and get good data.

Now that I have a properly functioning FFE, I can most defiantly say the FFE I had previously has battery issues. Check out the VIN above and avoid at all costs…. Unless you get a really really good deal on it :lol:

I’m very happy with the 2017’s larger battery pack, and the super charge capability. It really does make a big difference.

Anti_Climax
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Mon May 31, 2021 7:20 pm

Not you just need to add CHAdeMO to it ;)
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

triangles
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:08 pm

awefulspeller wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 7:48 pm
Traded in the crap FFE today, at CarMax. They had another 2017 shipped to my local CarMax location from Riverside, CA.
Glad you got a good one! I hope to find a salvage '17 or '18 some day for peanuts to harvest the battery for my '14.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

awefulspeller
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:46 pm

triangles wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:08 pm
awefulspeller wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 7:48 pm
Traded in the crap FFE today, at CarMax. They had another 2017 shipped to my local CarMax location from Riverside, CA.
Glad you got a good one! I hope to find a salvage '17 or '18 some day for peanuts to harvest the battery for my '14.
Triangles,

There is one on copart right now.....super low bid. I would buy it, but I don't need it. If you're ready, this might be a steal for you..

https://ibb.co/hfvQLCN

awefulspeller
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:49 pm

Anti_Climax wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 7:20 pm
Not you just need to add CHAdeMO to it ;)
Show me the ways, and I think I am super interested in this.

I recently cracked the code on how to use Tesla Model S battery modules for power backup. I currently have 2x modules (50lbs/each) that have a capacity of ~10kw. This would be a nice addition to have in the trunk of the FFE, along with a way to fast charge. Although expensive.

Anti_Climax
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:53 pm

I'm working on a new rev of the hardware Sefs created along with a code release and write-up. I can't commit to when I'll have it out though, still working on fixing all the other problems with my car.
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

jghall00
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:50 am

I'd like to learn more about using the Model S modules for backup. I'm interested in getting a salvage 75 kWh pack for solar storage. Is there a written guide online someplace? These packs are the cheapest I've seen per kWh of storage.

awefulspeller
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Re: New to me 2017 FFE getting ~70 miles per charge

Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:33 am

Check out EVTV. Many years ago I stumbled on them when trying to create a spare battery for my FFE. They have some solutions for full Tesla battery packs.


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