Air Conditioner on while charging question?

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  1. adamsocali

    adamsocali New Member

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    When I turn my car off I always see this question "Can you use air conditioner while charging? or something like that. It also gives you a yes or no option. So, one time I selected "no" and the next time "yes". It then shows my driving score. Does yours do this? Is this just a random question the car asks or does my answer change some setting?

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    I just noticed my did the same and I selected yes. I think the question was for using the air conditioning to cool the battery while it is plugged in. I assume it is to help the battery life and I selected yes because of that.

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    For the battery's sake, you want to select yes.

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    Will this be asked then every time I turn off the car and the battery is low? I don't remember if I selected no or yes first! :)
     
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    After I selected yes, I haven't seen it again.

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    sadly for me that message has never come up:cry:hopefully maybe June/July?
     
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    Hello all - I just bought a Prius Prime Advanced, and I love it already. I see the same message when I shut my prime off about allowing the car to use the A/C during charging. I want to always allow this, but, unlike you, it keeps popping up. Is there a way to set it to always use the A/C? I'm concerned that I will miss the message sometimes and it will charge without the A/C. Thanks
     
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    After making that post, I have seen the message come up again and again. Not sure if you can permanently keep the setting to keep turning on everytime it needs to. I use a scanning tool for adjustments and don't see it there either.
     
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    Definitely let the A/C do the job, you want to keep the battery in its happy place.
     
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    Okay, thanks for letting me know that. Perhaps it's not possible to change the default? What did you mean when you said you use a scanning tool for adjustments? What is a scanning tool, and what does it do? Thanks!
     
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    probably something like Carista:D

    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=carista+obd2&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=241932768901&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12926671049079529829&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016788&hvtargid=aud-395617894931:kwd-66579838584&ref=pd_sl_76pdy3fjw6_b
     
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    A scanning tool is used to used to look up faulty codes if an engine light comes on. Certain scanning tools like I have can change settings on the car like changing the reverse beep and such.
     
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    Hi Dalcon95 - Which scanning tool do you use, and does it require a paid subscription? Thanks
     
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    Does that Carista allow you to program in another electronic key? Or is there some other way to do it other than paying the dealership to do it? Thanks!
     
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    That would be something you would have to take to the dealer for.
     
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    Does anyone know if this situation (saying “yes”) means a Level 2 public EVSE will be notably less efficient at charging the traction battery? I initiated a session yesterday in quite warm conditions after having driven the car over an hour. The charger put in nearly 1kWh of electricity according to my app for that network, the A/C was on, and after 37 minutes (had to leave earlier than expected) I went from 0 to 2% (I was expecting at least 8-9%). I’m trying to determine if this is normal or if the EVSE was not working properly. To be fair, the car interior was nice and cool.
     
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    If the battery is hot, it won't charge the battery until it gets it to a cooler temperature, and it uses the EVSE power to run the A/C to cool the car and the battery. It probably didn't start charging for most or all of the time you were there.

    Normal 208V charging is almost 1% per minute. Normal 240V charging is 1% per minute.
     
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    I just experienced this last week. It was 100 degrees and I optioned to use AC to cool the traction battery. I was parked and charging on an L2, for 45 minutes and only got 4% increase SoC. This would normally get me to at least 30% SoC. The car interior was as cool as the building that I just left.
     
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