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HPWC operating temperatures

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by miltiad, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. miltiad

    miltiad Member

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    Hi,

    I did a lot of search and couldn't find an answer to my question. How cold can the HPWC still be functional ? I live in Canada and during the winter it can get as cold as -30C and I plan to install an HPWC outside wired at 80A.

    Thanks !
     
  2. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

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    The contactor is the only specific thing I saw inside the HPWC's that had a temp rating if I remember correctly. I will have to pop one open and re-read it. I believe it was only a max temp thing though. I have used a Public HPWC in -15*F, worked no problem, though, thats quite a bit warmer then -30*C :)
     

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