cjm1219 wrote:My preheat and whatnot seems to work as intended while the car is charging(120v standard charger) but not once fully charged (still plugged in). ..
cjm1219, welcome to the forum and hope the car is meeting your expectations.
Interesting observation about the car locking out the Remote when fully topped up. Inasmuch as I almost never fully charge, I haven't experienced this and perhaps someone else might comment
In my case, I try to time my cold-weather (uh, cool
weather by most standards as our temps so far this winter rarely get down below 40°F) charging by reducing my EVSEUpgrade.com
modified Mitsu EVSE
to only draw 6A on 120vac and using the Remote I time the power turn-on to give me about 13 bars at about the time I'm ready to leave in the morning, thus she's still charging when I subsequently use the Remote to pre-heat. That's my 'winter' regimen in the belief that it keeps the battery less-cold and also running it on 120vac reduces the stress on the OBC.
Incidentally, we use the term "charger
" to denote what is better-termed the On Board Charger
(OBC) built into the car whereas the inline-cord thingy that comes with the car is more-awkwardly and generically called an EVSE
(Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). Not to worry, everyone knows what you're talking about when you say charger