Submitted by kevin_rf on Sun, 2019-07-14 21:56
So I'm in the middle of an 1800 mile mini vacation and ran into an issue at a SC Friday that had me scratching my head.
With the exception of one SC stop in Martinsburg WV the other four 150kw stops have been faster than I can wander into the Sheetz/Wawa/Starbucks to get a snack.
The only difference with Martinsburg was I decided to push one SC past Hagerstown (120kw) letting my SOC drop below 5%. The rest have been in the 15-20% SOC range.
While the Martinsburg rate initial peaked above 100kw, it quickly crashed down into the 30kw and slowly inches into the 50kw range and only much later in the season got much above that.
I realize such a low SOC places higher load on the battery generating more heat, and it was hot out. So, do people think that was the more likely throttled due to an overly warmed battery, or did I pull up to a bum charger? Thoughts?
Thinking of charging my behavior a little on the return leg to keep the SOC in the 20+ zone to prevent another SC thermal (if it was) delay.