Depends on what SOC you are charging to. My take is charge earlier then unplug as needed. This covers you for unexpected emergencies. Charging generated from heat will be mild unless its simply a real hot day which means it won't really matter a whole lot when you do it.Dyno1 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:45 am That’s not good to hear but I’ll do what I can to minimize battery degradation. According to the seller they only charged to 80% , so I am thinking the first owner before it was imported may have not taken the best care of battery. I rarely charge over 80% and never go below 20%. I don’t need to charge to 100% to get to work, even at 80% I can make the round trip to my furthest work location . As for charging , am I better to charge right away when I get to work or later so the battery has time to cool down a bit . Right now the temperature is pretty cool out , about 2-4 Celsius. Also can I expect to see an increase in battery range once the weather warms up and what gains can I expect if there is a gain .
My 30 kwh held up perfectly (SOH 100%) and I spent most of a Summer with the pack hot all day but my SOC was never at 100% by default. I was DCing 2-5 times a day for 6 weeks missing only 2 days during that stretch. The benefit of the 30 kwh pack is full speed charging past 80% SOC which saved my bacon. As it was, I was doing 11-14 hour days so slow charging would have been more time on the back end.