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Range Drop after Range Charge

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by dhrivnak, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    Has anyone had a drop in STD range or their CAC after range charging? I do a range charge about once a month and never have noticed a drop in the past. But this summer I needed maximum range a few times and afterward I had a drop in range of about 2 miles. Maybe it is random chance or possibly range charging puts more stress on a 5+ year old pack. Has anyone else seen something like this? Range_after_range_charge.JPG
     
  2. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    How far did you drive after the Range charge? A full discharge (to <20% SOC) gives the algorithm an opportunity to measure the end points of the battery capacity and recalibrate the CAC. It's typical for the CAC to hold a constant level or drift higher on shallow charge cycles, and be reset to the correct level on the next long drive.
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    I did drive from nearly full to nearly empty both times. So yes I could be seeing a recalibration. If I look at my car while on the low side of other owners it appears I am in "normal" limits, just low normal and battery loss is part of having an EV.
     
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    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    I saw the same on my last road trip. My CAC has been hovering around 155-156 for the past four years, and dropped to 153.5 after driving to Vermont and back. I'm not too worried about it, it's less degradation than I expected when buying the car.
     
  5. hcsharp

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    This.

    Cac rarely drops slowly. It moves in steps whenever it gets re-calibrated.
     
  6. tomsax

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    Here's a chart of our Roadster's CAC history (upper line) along with a graph of our daily miles driven (lower spikes). As noted by others, the CAC tends to drift when lightly used then correct when driven through full charge cycles.

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    The first giant dip (Sep-Nov 2010) was after our pack had three sheets fail the bleed test, which resulted in a full pack replacement. After the battery swap, it took several months for the car to get to know the new battery pack. After that you can see a number of rapid changes (mostly dips) generally associated with road trips.
     

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