srl99
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(EV?) power used by Air Conditioning

Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 pm

.59 kW, as reported by a Chargepoint pedestal. Does that seem right?

DucRider
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Re: (EV?) power used by Air Conditioning

Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:56 pm

Perhaps a bit more detail would help.
Was this during a charging session? Pre-conditioning? or??

Pre-conditioning the BEV in the winter will see an initial 7 kW draw, that will taper during the 30 minutes it runs.
Gary
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srl99
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Re: (EV?) power used by Air Conditioning

Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:26 pm

Air conditioning. The inside temp was over 100F, and this brought it down to ~80F. Charging had completed, so only residual loads and AC. I would imagine heat has higher consumption (resistive heating in the Clarity, like the Fit?)

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Re: (EV?) power used by Air Conditioning

Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:15 pm

Clarity Electric has a heat pump (but maybe resistive as a supplement?)

Fan motors are not an insignificant draw on their own, and when heating/cooling, both the cabin fan and the heat pump fan are pulling juice.

As one of those weird quirks, I often see less estimated range loss for climate control when using A/C set to an auto temp as compared to fan only (one of the options in the center display shows range with climate setting impact broken out). Haven't bothered to run actual range tests to see if it is a "guess-o-meter" glitch or A/C can indeed be more efficient than fan only (med/low setting).
Gary
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