Mievo wrote:Okay much ire.
Nah, just giving you a friendly hard time ... around here, you have to be pretty precise with numbers.
Mievo wrote:First, I discharge the battery when it's under half, but not low. It will charge full in 4 hours on the apartments 240V charger, so I plug in late and low. I don't want it sitting for 10-12 hours fully charged; more on weekends.
While it's admirable that you don't want the car sitting fully charged, I can't help but wonder if there's a different scheme you might use, even if it involves getting up very early in the morning to start charging. I don't remember, but I guess you don't have a Remote, but how about rigging a mechanical timer?http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=129&p=2910#p2910
The point is to avoid unnecessarily exercising the battery.
Mievo wrote:Next; the ~25% A/C and ~50% heater penalty is guestimated from the change in range remaining. Not kidding, 25% for ac, 40-50% heater. I watch 54 RR go to 40-45. With the heater I'll sometimes see 30 turn to 15.
Tell you what, get a notepad and write exactly what the readings are: specifically, RR before and after AC or heater are turned on without the MAX button depressed, for various levels of charge. Take a few data points and convert to percentages and report back.