One thing I was thinking about is that the cooling system on most ICE vehicles relies on the fact that the car is generally moving and able to pass a large amount of air over the radiator. When the car is not moving (parked in a garage) and it’s also in an enclosed space where the attempt to cool will cause the ambient temperature to rise, it’s gonna be more difficult to cool things down.Isn't it odd that charging at 6kW is considered to produce excess heat?
The hybrid battery system is capable of well over 100kW in/out and the ICE cooling system has enough thermal reserve to handle operating an Internal Combustion Engine in 50degree heat without overheating. A normal 6cylinder should have 2000cfm electric fan spec’d for it and yet Chrysler has to run the electric fan at 90% to charge at 6kW?
Lets see if we can point out 1 other Level 2 charging EV that runs a fan during charging?
It simply doesn't add up to me. I’d love Chrysler to explain why it has to be this way.
I have my money on mistake. And haven't done the software updates in spite of this. So we'll see. My battery has lasted this long and I get great range. but If I did get a new HV battery before 10years is up its not actually a bad thing either.
I’ll play a control in this experiment. I have the November 2018 powertrain software.
Maybe there’s an algorithm in the cooling system that tries real hard to keep the temperature from going over a specific limit. When the temperature hits this limit the cooling system gives it all it’s got to try to bring the temperature down.