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by nkane
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: steep hill vehicle stall
Replies: 29
Views: 4356

Re: steep hill vehicle stall

And as far as I know, almost all countries have regulation for the maximum inclination on public roads, and the Outlander can overcome it even with full load. All the vehicle's manufacturers apply these specifications to their cars. And If I'm not wrong, it is usually 12% for all public roads. If f...
by nkane
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?

Huh. So we have weak 120V plugs here in the US and the charging brick always says it's charging in 8 amp mode. Plugging those into an online calculator (https://www.inchcalculator.com/amps-to-kilowatts-calculator/), that gives charging power of .96 kW. According to your formula, that would be 9.4 ho...
by nkane
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?

Whether it takes 8, 12, or 15 hours to get a full charge will matter quite a bit for which electric rate plan I choose, and also whether it's worth it to invest in a level 2 charger. Is there a way to see how long it's taking to get to full charge? I looked through the MMCS and PHEV watchdog (I have...
by nkane
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Motor cut-out on steep hill climb
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Motor cut-out on steep hill climb

Interesting! this seems consistent with the guy who couldn't tow his boat out of the water in Sweden. It seems like the car has little ability to provide torque from stopped when there's too much resistance. My question is whether this is true of all electric cars, or is it just an Outland PHEV thin...
by nkane
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 208
Views: 65779

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

What happens exactly when you get Turtled? Can you maintain 60 mph going uphill? Could you accelerate to 70 mph if you wanted to? I was able to maintain 60 mph uphilll, but no longer had the torque to accelerate hard. I don't think I could have gotten up to 70. Fortunately the Turtle showed up clos...
by nkane
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 208
Views: 65779

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

Alright, next road trip I'll try some B5. But I remain skeptical.
by nkane
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 208
Views: 65779

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

I suspect that you thought you hit Save but actually didn't, otherwise the charge level would not have fallen significantly, roof box or not. I've done it myself. Either not pressed it, or pressed it twice. I assure you that was not the case. The "SAVE" icon was lit on the dashboard the whole time....
by nkane
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 208
Views: 65779

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

What happens exactly when you get Turtled? Can you maintain 60 mph going uphill? Could you accelerate to 70 mph if you wanted to? I was able to maintain 60 mph uphilll, but no longer had the torque to accelerate hard. I don't think I could have gotten up to 70. Fortunately the Turtle showed up clos...
by nkane
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Cross bars ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4388

Re: Cross bars ?

Weird. Amazon seems to have issues with links across national borders.

It's ASIN B0897D3B2L, PHATRIP 53" Universal Roof Rack Cross Bars Set, 4 Legs with Key Lock, Aluminum Bars, Idea for Ski Rack, Bike Rack, Kayak Rack Fit SUV Vehicles with Raised Side Rails and Flush Side Rails
by nkane
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 208
Views: 65779

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

So here's my report after my first big mountain road trip in the Outlander PHEV. We loaded up with 2 adults, 1 baby, a roof box, and skiing and climbing gear and headed from the Bay to Mammoth for a long weekend. A few takeaways: We got turtled twice: once heading north on 395 going up to Sherwin Su...

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