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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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How much kWh does a full charge use?

I think I have read somewhere that a full charge takes about 15kWh, while the battery capacity is 16 kWh.
Given that some buffers are reserved on the low and high-end of the battery capacity, it is unlikely that 15kWh are actually stored into the battery. Some of it is wasted.

Does anyone have an idea of how much is wasted ? With 110V charger ? with 240v charger ?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 02:31 PM
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I hear the limit is 60%-65% of the full charge. So the most you should have to charge is about 11KWH.

Waste depends partly on the charger itself. Best to measure over time to see what this is. I would think it is a trivial amount.

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