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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/Energi to get Great Gas Mileage

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#141 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:02 PM

I don't want to tie up my phone, I need it for other things.  I'll look around and see if I can get a good price for one.  Then if I do I guess I'm going to need all kinds of formulas for the parameters.  What's the best ones to watch besides the obvious HVB temperature?

 

-=>Raja.









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#142 OFFLINE   Joshg678

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:32 PM

Have you placed the decimal point correctly?  The Energi charger draws about 13A; mine is drawing 3.114kW out of the local level 2 station (3114W/240V = 12.9A; the volts are a guesstimate).  I'd be very surprised if the regen can approach that value.

 

I was also under the impression that the ticks on the gauge are 5kW each, so a max 32A propulsion draw (6 ticks) is about right.

I believe so, i set the xgauge to what i was given, but i can double check.  Sitting idle with no load is about 1.6A.  Since mine is a hybrid it may act different, or maybe needs a different config for the xgauge?  Plus the Amp reading might be different, as i'm assuming its reading is directly from the battery, which is DC, so the Amp reading from the Charger on AC would be different than the DC on the battery side.

 

How much is one of these, $160?

 

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This is the one i bought  http://a.co/6bFqKn0



#143 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:58 AM

I don't want to tie up my phone, I need it for other things.  I'll look around and see if I can get a good price for one.  Then if I do I guess I'm going to need all kinds of formulas for the parameters.  What's the best ones to watch besides the obvious HVB temperature?

 

-=>Raja.

SOC is the most important one I think while driving in Hybrid Mode/EV later. There are posts on this forum with the codes for ScanGauge and maybe other types too. I also monitor WT and TFT(trans fluid temp). :smile2:

 

Here is a thread for Forscan codes:http://fordcmaxenerg...auge#entry35287

Here thread for ScanGaugeII:  http://fordcmaxenerg...ming-c-max-ffh/

Paul


Edited by ptjones, 11 November 2017 - 08:08 AM.


#144 OFFLINE   Tom_NC_1

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:34 PM

I don't want to tie up my phone, I need it for other things.  I'll look around and see if I can get a good price for one.  Then if I do I guess I'm going to need all kinds of formulas for the parameters.  What's the best ones to watch besides the obvious HVB temperature?

 

-=>Raja.

 

This time of year you should add it to your Christmas list. I got my ScanGauge as a Christmas gift after I had added it to me Amazon Wish list. It you do get one let me know and I will send you a list of over 20 xgauges that I have programmed. I find that my interest vary over time so I shift to look at different gauges depending on my current interest. 

 

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#145 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:38 PM

Working on it now Tom, will let you know!

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#146 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:03 AM

For New Members I thought I would mention with temps going down My video on How to Get Great Gas Mileage in your CMAX Video.  Total views are upto 4100 now. smile.png Go to Post #1 to view videos.

 

Paul 



#147 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:19 AM

post-143-0-01231000-1511795840_thumb.jpg Took trip down to Columbus, GA to ride bike trail and got 68.9 mpg/ 70%  EV, temps 50-63*F and some tail wind. You Tube video views up to 4300. smile.png

 

Paul



#148 OFFLINE   Joshg678

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

If you really want to get your youtube views up, make a new video about running out of gas and what the car does when that happens.


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#149 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:07 AM

That's funny. :smile2:  LOL  I would have to relearn how to do that again.  For those that don't know if you run out of gas the just switches to EV and drive to a Gas Station. The CMAX will start immediately after filling up.   I also thought about showing that the CMAX Hybrid/NRG can EV at 85 mph.  :smile2: If anyone has any ideas let me know.

 

Paul 



#150 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:19 AM

With Winter here now, temps in the mid 30's it is time to cover all the grills to conserve as much heat as possible.  BRRR sad.png  Yesterday I got 63mpg going to work with 46*F and some HVB charge and today only got 40.7*F with 34*F, sleet, rain and no HVB. sad.png You Tube video views upto 4,410 now. :smile2:

 

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