Weird charging behaviour?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Wildeyed, Jun 15, 2019.

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  1. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    I charged 3 days ago to 100% and left the car plugged in. I haven't used it at all. But last night the charge port was illuminated. The Blue link reported that it was full and not charging. What's up with that?
     
  2. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Maybe it lost a little bit of charge, like a percent, since you didn't use it and filled it up again?

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  3. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    Maybe. I thought of that. The only hiccup is the Blue link saying it wasn't charging. But, let's face it, Blue link is not terribly reliable so it might be misreporting.
     
  4. XtsKonaTrooper

    XtsKonaTrooper Active Member

    After it reported it was fully charged, and sent out the alert or email, it dropped a percentage and youyou j happened to walk by and looked at the indicator.
    Or
    It was ET calling home and it then needed a little charge.
     
  5. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    What color was the illumination? Also maybe it was charging just for a few minutes and when you checked on the app it was done?

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  6. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    I'll leave Aliens aside for the moment... The light was green, the "battery" indicator was flashing and showed full. The light was on a full 3 hours after scheduled charging starts. (A long time for a simple top-up) According to Bluelink the range had dropped only 1km from 3 days earlier.
     
  7. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    If it had been only a half hour after scheduled start and had then shut off I wouldn't have thought a thing of it. But 3 hours is enough time for a 30% top off.
     
  8. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I can't come up with any reasonable explanation, aliens are unlikely. So I'd go with your car was bored ...

    Maybe it wanted some attention. Looks like that worked ...

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  9. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Just curious, what type of EVSE do you use?
     
  10. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    Sun Country 40amp
     
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