At .23 ICE is commanded on (idle) as the energy meter jumps briefly to 14kw then settles on 8kw. The CIU SW has nothing to do with the mod it just what is on this particular vehicle. Range increases a mile every ~2 mins at 8-9kw. Have a longer video showing 3 miles in ~5 mins. If you are interested I can PM you the link.Please explain.
Stealth mode, apparently new or beta CIU SW, range apparently increasing while sitting still. Does not appear to be plugged in and the ICE does not appear to be running. Cannot tell if battery capacity is increasing, or if the Guess-o-Meter is just recalibrating.
Ah, this is a mod. That makes more sense. Yes, interested. Please PM me.At .23 ICE is commanded on (idle) as the energy meter jumps briefly to 14kw then settles on 8kw. The CIU SW has nothing to do with the mod it just what is on this particular vehicle. Range increases a mile every ~2 mins at 8-9kw. Have a longer video showing 3 miles in ~5 mins. If you are interested I can PM you the link.
Is this older software that was never released? Looking at the picture of the power generation screen, the graphic of the car has an actual engine. Current software has a square block for the engine that is either white when in Stealth or orange when in Sport. Plus the wheels might be slightly different on this graphic too, but I can't tell for sure.
is this a mod that can be done by csp ?That is just the CIU software that was on the vehicle (BL500 CIU vs 510 CIU which is probably on your vehicle) and the only reason it was captured is to show power generation at idle (8-9kw)- it has nothing to do with the mod. The solution presented in the video is actually an upgradeable plug and play hardware solution that is completely different than the previous Quantum (HCU) implementation of charging on the fly.
I find it very hard to believe that charging your battery from ICE is more efficient than an Electric Utility Power-plant. I can understand however, that if you are out of electricity, it makes sense to charge the battery enough to shut off the engine when you are coasting or standing still for better fuel efficiency while on ICE... like a Prius Hybrid.What is the result? Is it more or less efficient to run the ICE (low level), to recharge the car in "background" stealth, or place in SPORT mode.
thanks Joe -- When 5:30 comes in and/or before november I'll make arrangements to get my car to you and then we can discuss any of the upgrades.@JCMorrill when the ICE fires up at random for an OBD check it doesn't charge the battery much above maintaining. However with 520 software the ICE will not run no matter what above 95% SOC (don't quote me on the percentage). The important concept is that this will prevent misfires caused from an OBD forced GEN start at high battery level.
Mike this will not be available at CSP providers at this point These upgrades are being developed separate of Fisker. Whether or not Fisker adopts any of this, I will make it available here at my place. @PowerSource is working on some amazing stuff.
@watt gas there is a much more mathematical explanation but at idle, the GEN SET uses a certain "X" amount of fuel to charge. However at idle the Gen can only product a minimal amount of energy to recharge. In no cases is the car more efficient with the GEN recharging the battery when compared to plugin. However if you charge at idle, vs driving, the idle charging is certainly more efficient as you remove the energy demand required to drive the car. However, idle loaded generator with AC on a hot day could pose a thermal cooling issue with airflow required to keep all the radiators happy.Thanks @FiskerPhilly and @PowerSource. This is definitely interesting stuff. I would also be interested to know if the 6.6 kWh OBCM will be available from New Fisker. Once the Elevate program has been finalized, I think it will be easier for owners of the 2012 Karmas to decide if they want to modify their Karmas with "after-market" enhancements like this (at least that's my perspective). Also, whether the closest CSP we can use will support these after market enhancements is another key question.
On the original post topic, I am curious if charging the HV battery at a stand-still using ...