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by ChrisMiller
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Charging
Replies: 18
Views: 3517

Re: Charging

European home chargers can deliver up to 8kW (32A 240V), and the PHEV can use 4kW (16A) - standard domestic sockets are generally restricted to 3kW (13A).
by ChrisMiller
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Charging
Replies: 18
Views: 3517

Re: Charging

A 16A charger reduces the ~5 hrs needed to reach a 'full' battery from 'empty' down to ~3½ hrs. For me, this advantage is not enough to justify the cost of a charger, I just plug my PHEV into a traditional 13A socket. If your normal usage pattern is to drive the car during the day and recharge it ov...
by ChrisMiller
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...
Replies: 81
Views: 30365

Re: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...

I made the 170 mile trip on 17th June, which was 2/3 days before the 91-day (if that's what it is) timer was due to expire. I wanted to see if it was possible the message wouldn't be triggered if a significant amount of fuel had been used, even though the tank hadn't been topped up. And I thought th...
by ChrisMiller
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...
Replies: 81
Views: 30365

Re: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...

I can't see a way of doing so automatically, and I've better things to do than sit for hours watching a progress bar. :) Anyway, it's second order stuff, I'm already very happy with the money the car has saved me.
by ChrisMiller
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...
Replies: 81
Views: 30365

Re: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...

Except my short trips always involve returning via a mile of 15% grade (and going down doesn't allow me to do any charging if I've already got a full battery). My bad for choosing a house at the top of a hill. :) If you do the calculation properly (as I explained, my trip was 170 miles, and 15-20 mi...
by ChrisMiller
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...
Replies: 81
Views: 30365

Re: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...

I live in a very hilly area - no mountains (this is England), but 15% grades for a mile or so every few miles - and my guessometer rarely shows a range much over 20 miles. I normally get about 2.5 miles/kWh (measured as the 'cost of charging' by the car) - for the last few months I've only been doin...
by ChrisMiller
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...
Replies: 81
Views: 30365

Re: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...

I finally got this message after 101 days (last filled up 19th March). I'd done a 170 mile round trip last week, so the tank was down to ¼ full, and a quick trip to the filling station to put 30 litres in removed the message (and the continual engine running). So the car must be basing its calculati...
by ChrisMiller
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: new 2.4 PHEV Towing a caravan
Replies: 17
Views: 3655

Re: new 2.4 PHEV Towing a caravan

I don't tow, so feel free to disregard my 2p-worth :), but I don't think you'll go far wrong letting the car do its own thing. The only time you really need to use Charge mode is if you've got a severe climb ahead (we're talking Alpine passes, here), that you need to start with reasonably full charg...
by ChrisMiller
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...
Replies: 81
Views: 30365

Re: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...

I assume that you can go as long as you like, but until you've done the "Refuel 15l or more" the engine will run continually. I'm wondering how the car measures this - it can only measure fuel in the tank somewhat approximately, whereas it measures fuel consumed extremely precisely. Does it really m...
by ChrisMiller
Sun May 17, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Charging under lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 3905

Re: Charging under lockdown

All I can say is that my PHEV is still broadcasting its SSID after 4 days without use (and it's been 3 years since I did the 'multiple presses' to connect a new device). I've no plans to disable the useful WiFi app to save a couple of Watt power drain.

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