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by Telek
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Turn Signal Noises
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Turn Signal Noises

The Bolt does have a warning when you have left the turn signal on for too long. It's generally for normal driving where you may have forgotten that it was on after a lane change, for example.
by Telek
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Drive range questions
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Drive range questions

The motor is 6 phase. This means there are six sets of coils that make a magnetic field to push the rotor around, connected to the 6 phases output from the inverter. eh.... I might have to disagree on the details of this, and sometimes stray a tad off topic, sorry, and I know you're knowledgeable, ...
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Drive range questions
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Drive range questions

The motor is 6 phase, and is computer controlled. The computer will energize phases, one at a time, to make the car move. If the computer energizes 1,2,3,4,5,6,1,2,3,4,5,6,... the car goes forwards. If the computer energizes 1,6,5,4,3,2,1,6,5,4,3,2,1,... the car goes backwards. If the phases are mo...
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: "Free" heat in cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: "Free" heat in cabin

The car heats a tank of water, and then the hot water heats the air exchanger going to the cabin. While parked, that hot water will retain heat for quite a while. TIP: Turn off the “heat/cool” button 5 or 6 minutes before reaching your desrination to save energy. You might as well use up that “stor...
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: "Free" heat in cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: "Free" heat in cabin

I suspect that the reason that they don't do this is the added complexity is probably not worth the small amount of heat that you would get. Don't forget, we're talking about electrical components here that are very efficient. Your cabin heater runs at up to 7500W. The motor is about 93-97% efficien...
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Infotainment screen black & does not reboot, but sound works
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Infotainment screen black & does not reboot, but sound works

Press and hold Home+FF (the two buttons to the right of the volume knob) for ~7 seconds and the infotainment system will reboot.

If that fails, disconnect the 12V battery and leave for 10 minutes or so. That'll force a complete restart of all the computers, which should fix it.
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Request Battery Heating/conditioning To accelerate fast charge in cold climate
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Request Battery Heating/conditioning To accelerate fast charge in cold climate

I don't agree with the temperature gauge - 15C is all that is needed to get full. Tesla does this, BTW - it will heat up the battery on route to the charger. It will absolutely save you time and money by doing this. The extra charging speed will greatly outweigh the relatively small amount of power ...
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Energy detail, energy added
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Energy detail, energy added

Get OBD2 and check it out for yourself :D

You can check out my page for full details - bit.ly/ChevyBoltPIDs

You might have a battery problem.
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCQC charging rates
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: DCQC charging rates

Most ChargePoint DCFC that are floor standing models (not pole mounted) are “rated” at 50 kw and tend to shove 44kw to 47kw into the Bolt. The newest Chargepoint DCFC is “rated” at 62.5 kw (I hear it is capable of more but software limited to 62.5 kw). It will shove about 55kw into the Bolt. The Bo...
by Telek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Driving in "L" when it is slippery
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Driving in "L" when it is slippery

I have mixed feelings with this. I have repeatedly been able to have the car activate ABS (or something similar, traction control at the very least) when driving in slippery snow and letting full L regen kick in. However, others (on the facebook group) have video proven that L on ice will just cause...

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