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#1 OFFLINE   Keviboy2017

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:06 PM

Hello all i recently installed a charging station Flo G5 the unit charges great but i have one question
That is bothering me. There are 3 indication lights Green for ready to use Blue for charging White for pluged in with NO energy transfer.

Now i plug in my cmax it charges every thing is good until i get a msg on myford mobile that the car is Full
So at this point you would assume the car would send a signal to the station and the Led indicator would switch for White as its pluged but no energy transfer wich is not the case.

The blue ring on the car stays lit up and i hear the ventilation fan in the battery compartment stays on .
The only way it seems to stop and switch White is if i go out open the door and relock it otherwise if i dont do so it can keep running the vent fan and blue ring?

I also measured the ampacity when charging around 15amps and decending as its more full and then when it says FULL i just measure .5amps wich i figure is the vent fan running

My question is why does it do this? And not when i was charging with the 120v plug?
It should cut off after full charge?







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#2 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

240v charging builds more heat on the charging circuit, its possible the fan is running to cool down the charger inside the car.  If you check during charging (give it some time to warm up) you may notice the air is hotter behind the right rear seat (remove HVB disconnect cover to feel it) compared to 120v charging.

 

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#3 OFFLINE   Keviboy2017

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

Yes but the fan can run for 2-3 hrs is that normal?

#4 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:21 PM

It should shut off eventually.  Seems like a long time.  Why don't you do this.  Charge it with the 120v charger to 92%, then unplug it, wait a little bit for it to cool down.  

 

Then plug in the 240v and charge from 92% to 100% and see what happens.  I say 92% as sometimes you charge it to some % and then if you unplug and come back later the % can be higher or lower depending on what happened with the outside air temperature in the meantime.

 

See if the fan shuts off this way.

 

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#5 OFFLINE   Keviboy2017

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:33 PM

Ok ill try it out thanks

#6 OFFLINE   Levi Smith

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:08 AM

Yeah, the car will draw power potentially before and after actual charging, but it should be something like around .4 amps instead of 14.5amps when it is actually charging.  It will power the fans and the 12V side of things as needed to keep the battery temp as happy as can be while it has outside power available.

 

And if you set go times it will use power to top off the charge or heat or cool as needed as well.  

 

Or if you remote start, or even start the car with the push button while plugged in.

 

 

In short, there are lots of times the car will use a bit (or a lot) of electricity while plugged in.  

 

Still, with the meters on my EVSE, if I plug mine in at like 6pm, have it value charge at midnight and then set a heated go time for like 7:30am, it might be just under 7kwh total actually used.


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#7 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:10 AM

Yes but the fan can run for 2-3 hrs is that normal?

 

Yes it continues to run but 2-3 hours might be too long up in Quebec this time of year IF it is still running the fans at higher speeds.  Mine typically just keeps the ring light and EVSE lights on and no fan sounds.   From my experience, a positive benefit is the 12v is getting charged if the ring lights are still on.


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#8 OFFLINE   Keviboy2017

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

Ok well iam happy it seems normal :) it eventually stops so everything is good i guess thanks alot








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