Hybrid Battery Charge Level

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Re: Hybrid Battery Charge Level

Postby Terry » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:32 pm

Talking about the hybrid battery and charging. Does anybody know if the car is left unused for say a month, is the hybrid battery ok to do this?
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Re: Hybrid Battery Charge Level

Postby Greenman » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Not sure what the handbook says, but what I would do is: drive the car slowly around neighbourhood roads until there was a reasonable charge e.g. 75% on the display, then charge the 12v battery fully, and if possible leave it on a trickle charge. Can't see there would be any drain on the Lithium battery, and don't know what the residual demands are on the 12v battery - you live and learn...

Edit: Having thought some more, this is a precautionary first experience. If it turns out that there is no significant loss of charge in the Lithium battery, then in future you can leave the car for long periods of time without worrying about it. Remembering gimball saying that lithium batteries are best stored at 30% charge in cool conditions. I wonder how long Niros hang around between manufacture and delivery to the customer?
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