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by HighTestElectrons
Tue May 24, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Car-Net iPhone app suddenly no longer works
Replies: 6
Views: 6214

Re: Car-Net iPhone app suddenly no longer works

Not resolved as of noon PT 5/24/2016. If I log into the Web View of the CarNet service (carnet.vw.com) I receive: "To access these services, you need to have an active subscription. Please park your car in a safe location and press the "i-Button" from your vehicle or call 1-877-820-22...
by HighTestElectrons
Fri May 06, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fast Charging shortens life of battery, if done regularly.
Replies: 7
Views: 8726

Re: Fast Charging shortens life of battery, if done regularl

http://www.torquenews.com/1/why-vw-recommends-using-vw-egolf-battery-sparingly-when-it-comes-fast-charging "When it comes to e-Golf fast-charging VW has a statement in the owner's manual that every e-Golf driver needs to pay close attention. VW's statement about DCFC reads: “Requires charging a...
by HighTestElectrons
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers
Replies: 24
Views: 20570

Re: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers

I was just over at the EVGo charger and reminded myself to look at the signage again.

Miimura is correct: CCS at 500VDC / 125A and CHAdeMO at 500VDC / 120A.

Sorry for the confusion.

Geoff
by HighTestElectrons
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers
Replies: 24
Views: 20570

Re: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers

Actually, currently available CCS and CHAdeMO connectors are only rated to 125 Amps. Also, most DCFC units are rated to output up to 500VDC. However, the e-Golf will only pull max current up to 80% SOC which is about 355VDC. The e-Golf goes into constant voltage charge taper at 360VDC. If a chargin...
by HighTestElectrons
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers
Replies: 24
Views: 20570

Re: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers

I used my first CCS DC charger today with the eGolf. The charge rate was 20KW. This is a big improvement over the 7.2KW charger and allowed me to do 180 miles today in 30 degree weather. Does anyone know what the max charge rate is with the CCS charger? Was the car limiting it to 20KW? I checked th...
by HighTestElectrons
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Latest firmware update....no eco, eco, OFF ROAD?
Replies: 18
Views: 22955

Re: Latest firmware update....no eco, eco, OFF ROAD?

That's a sad state, but not unexpected. It's the job of the software developers to make the updates work only with the proper hardware, and in this case it looks like they didn't and probably rendered the hardware unable to process a new update. Service is doing the only thing it can which is to rep...
by HighTestElectrons
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers
Replies: 24
Views: 20570

Re: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers

It'll be a while before Powerwalls come down in price enough for me to justify buying one. A long while. Solar panels would come first. As with most of these technologies, both the rate of incremental improvement and limited lifespan of the electronics tilts the economics in favor of leasing. This ...
by HighTestElectrons
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers
Replies: 24
Views: 20570

Re: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers

I don't hold out much hope...Unless EVSEs come with a Mr. Fusion, that's not going to be possible. I hear what you are saying but Musk has already said that decentralized power storage is what will allow the infrastructure to keep up, and the power wall product is that idea in reality. Serializable...
by HighTestElectrons
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers
Replies: 24
Views: 20570

Re: Those 24kwh BMW/Chargepoint CCS chargers

The 50kwh Big kahuna's that cost $10 a charge with 50kwh capacity and charge to 80% in 20 minutes... are not the best for the longevity and life of a LiIon battery like in our e-Golf or a BMW i3. Probably not good for a Nissan Leaf with CHAdeMo 24kwh or 30 kwh battery either. Having just used an EV...
by HighTestElectrons
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving Mode no longer working...
Replies: 8
Views: 8698

Re: Driving Mode no longer working...

I found the same issue. It appears to be that the computer gets "confused" on starting the car. To be more precise, upon starting the car the UI has a boot-up routine that takes about 45 seconds for all functions to become available. On occasion, if you try to do too many things during thi...

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