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Erasmo

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Battery heater
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:00:12 PM »

Brians topic about a battery cosy inspired me to see if battery heating would have effect in the winter.

I ordered a 25x35cm heatmat and it does slide in nicely between the pack and the frame. For now it seems to have a bit of effect, even though it's only 15W but I guess the motorcycle cover helps keep the heat in.
I started around 16:00 and the temps were 8/10°C, before I went to bed 9/10°C and the next morning it was 10/11°C.
There is something going on at least, this might be a solution if your Zero lives in an unheated garage
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clay.leihy

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Re: Battery heater
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 06:02:42 AM »

I was thinking about trying a couple of these on my FX batteries: http://www.jsr2.com/product/100-mm-x-150-mm-12v-3w-heating-10-degree-c-1pc-free-shipping-silicone-heater/

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Erasmo

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Re: Battery heater
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 03:58:10 PM »

For on the road or in the garage?
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clay.leihy

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Re: Battery heater
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 09:54:50 PM »

For on the road or in the garage?
For me, on the road. It's a little scary on the interstate when I can't get over 60-65 mph.

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Re: Battery heater
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 02:04:57 AM »

Perhaps some preheating and wind deflection is enough in your case.

My bike is in an unheated shed and under a cover. I slipped the heat mat between the box and frame and waited a few days before measuring. Ambient temperature is about 5℃ and the app displays 8-10℃ so at this point I'm moderately positive that is is helping a bit.
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