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 Post subject: Re: forgive an ignorant quesion
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:28 pm 
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dgmulti wrote:
DibbyDibbyDJ wrote:
The only issue with using Charge is that if you are at a higher speed then the ICE can direct drive the car if it thinks necessary, and will not run the generator at all.


Not completly true...
It is running the generator all the time - but at 42MPH to 60MPH the generator output is lower due to teh engine RPM being lower than its "Charge" setting, At 60+ MPH the generator output is the same BUT some of the engine output will be driving the front wheels directly thus MPG will be 10% ish worse than being on "Save" mode - "Charging" using the Engine is not an efficient use of the Fuels energy...


I didnt say it will. I said it 'can' run the engine without the generator. Yes when the ICE is running it is charging, however the Cars primary objective is to get you from A to B, and it isnt worried about efficiency. If you are using the CHARGE function and you are travelling at higher speeds and needs extra power at the wheels the Generator can switch off.

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 Post subject: Re: forgive an ignorant quesion
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The generator cannot be switched off - it is driven continously. What the car can do is regulate the power demand from the generator.

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jaapv wrote:
The generator cannot be switched off - it is driven continously. What the car can do is regulate the power demand from the generator.


So i should have said the generator will stop charging. My bad.

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