Heating the Car

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Atul Thakkar, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. AnthonyW

    AnthonyW Well-Known Member

    Also see the very first attachment on the very first post of the thread below called AC system description.

    Honda Service Express Bulletins for 2018 Clarity PHEV

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  2. Vezz66

    Vezz66 Member

  3. Eric1978a

    Eric1978a New Member

    Would it make sense to you then to pre-condition maybe 40 minutes before the AM commute, that way the car has 10 minutes to charge back up before leaving? Or is that not enough time?
    I'd like to precondition the car as well as possible in the winter, so that the battery doesn't drain too fast during the AM commute. But I'd also like to start the commute on a full charge.
  4. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    From the way you phrased your question, it appears you already know preconditioning cuts off after 30 minutes. If you have a Level 2 EVSE the Clarity uses that to power the climate control during preconditioning and you don't lose any charge.

    I don't know how much of the battery 30 minutes of preconditioning uses up (it depends on the outside temperature), or if you can replace that charge in just 10 minutes with the Level 1 charging cord, but 10 minutes is long enough for cold weather to suck away the heat preconditioning generates. Let us know how your experiment turns out.
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  5. toronto_clarity

    toronto_clarity New Member

    Thank you all. First off it was my mistake. It is the driver's seat heater that comes on not the passenger seat. Now I understand based on the page 191 / 192 of owners manual that this is normal operation, one can choose to shut off the seat heater if they don't need it.

    Seat Heaters section
    “When the ECON mode is active, the driver’s side seat Heater functions according to the status of the
    climate control system. If you want to use only the climate control system, press the seat heater button
    to OFF.”

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