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 Post subject: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:38 pm 
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I have noticed a couple of times that the charger while in operation will drawing the normal amount of power when charging.
Today, it was charging and drawing the average 2.3kw and then look at it and it’s drawing around 87w.

Is this normal operation and it will kick back in at a point?

From looking at the normal power draw on a full charge it general stays at the Mac and finishes up.

Charger shows no indication of not charging, still a solid green light. The time today the car on the dash was showing 1.15 hours left of charging??

Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:12 am 
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Yes, the portable charging station (and any other charging station) will modulate the charging current to protect the battery.

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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:27 am 
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In fact it's the car controlling the charging. The charger tells it the maximum that's available, and the car then asks the amount it wants up to its own maximum or the charger maximum, whichever is lower. As it nears full, it will ramp down the power to level the charge in each of the batteries in the pack

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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:04 pm 
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ThudnBlundr wrote:
In fact it's the car controlling the charging. The charger tells it the maximum that's available, and the car then asks the amount it wants up to its own maximum or the charger maximum, whichever is lower. As it nears full, it will ramp down the power to level the charge in each of the batteries in the pack


Almost true, this is how a DC rapid works not an AC charger; the chargepoint does tell the car the maximum charge current, then the onboard charger charges the batteries using that maximum. The only thing the chargepoint does under request from the car is to close the contactor to supply the power.


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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:13 am 
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I'm unclear where you think my statement was incorrect.

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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:38 am 
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It’s the bit where you say the car asks for the amount of (unclear) that it would like, and that it controls the charging. This is kind of right but for brevity the car doesn’t ask anything for the amount of (current assumed), as the car IS the charger in this case, the only thing the car asks the charge point (EVSE) for is to switch the power on.
You may know all this but what is written is not very clear and I was just trying to clear it up, it could be read in many different ways.


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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:39 am 
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It’s the bit where you say the car asks for the amount of (unclear) that it would like, and that it controls the charging. This is kind of right but for brevity the car doesn’t ask anything for the amount of (current assumed), as the car IS the charger in this case, the only thing the car asks the charge point (EVSE) for is to switch the power on.
You may know all this but what is written is not very clear and I was just trying to clear it up, it could be read in many different ways.


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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:14 am 
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And yours is a model of clarity, is it? What maximum does a 43kW AC charger using a 32A charging cable report to the PHEV? Does the PHEV charge at that maximum like you say?

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 Post subject: Re: Mitsubishi Stock charger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 am 
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Lol, ok but I was being nice, you obviously don’t understand “Maximum”. I didn’t think it necessary to say that the maximum allowed by a charge point may be higher than the maximum the car could actually use.
I didn’t think I’d been particularly rude but this has obviously got your back up, wasn’t my intention and I think if you read your initial statement you’ll see it didn’t really make sense.
Sorry.


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