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Author Topic: Hot weather - worry about battery, or no?  (Read 508 times)

domingo3

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Hot weather - worry about battery, or no?
« on: July 30, 2016, 06:20:04 PM »

It's been around 100 F lately, which makes the garage over 100.  Also, there's no shade in the parking lot where I work.  I know that kind of heat isn't good for the battery, but don't know how big the effect is.  There's not much I can do about the ambient temperature, but I could use a light grey motorcycle cover when parked outside.  Is it worth the hassle, or should I stop being concerned and just ride?
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Re: Hot weather - worry about battery, or no?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 08:51:23 PM »

Use a cover at least. I've installed one of these onto the lid of my top case: http://www.kwikover.com
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Re: Hot weather - worry about battery, or no?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 01:41:07 AM »

Not much you can do.. so cover, yes.
I hope it's not in de parkinglot with 100% Soc?
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Re: Hot weather - worry about battery, or no?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 02:29:17 AM »

It won't affect the battery unless you are also fast charging using at least 2 Elcons or a supercharger.


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Re: Hot weather - worry about battery, or no?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016, 08:11:55 AM »

^ Ben is right. 4kW should be sustainable without extra cooling.
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