8A Limited Current charging better for the battery?

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  1. CarlB

    CarlB Junior Member

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    I understand the Prime can be set to limit charge current to 8A for circuits of 10A.

    Question is: would this slower charge rate be better for the battery? I would think so, based upon usual battery "likes" and "dislikes."

    Overnight charging should still get a full charge, so I can't think of a downside.
     
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    The Prime already charges up Way Below 1C, so it already charges up at a very slow safe rate.


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    The battery will see substantially more stress and heat for a longer period of time by discharging (running in EV Mode) than any charging rate. Your car’s charger is equipped with a lot of sensors capable of utilizing both heaters and the A/C during charging. The only thing that’ll appreciate the lower charge limit is the car’s AC/DC converter, NOT the battery.


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    What @Rob43 and @drash said. Toyota really babies these batteries. Coddles them, actually.
     
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    I would argue 16amp 220v charging is better for your wallet as the aid systems that waste juice don’t have to run as long making the charge more efficient
     
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    Did you really mean, "isn't better for your wallet?" Looks like the kind of typo I usually make. ;)
     
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    Gotta live auto correct, hmm it doesn’t like the word love either
     
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    :ROFLMAO: I make sure that auto correct is OFF with all my devices. My typos are all my fault. :oops:
     
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