justanotherdrunk
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Location: Silicon Valley

Used the Comfort Climate Control app for the first time

Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:23 pm

on this rare, freezing Silicon Valley day.

Nice and toasty quick! Wife likes it!

What I don't completely understand is that the car was fully charged at activation ...

Yet, it now shows a fully charged time ~1/2 hour in the future ... like it's not heating only thru the ac plug.

Probably because my charging current is set to Reduced ~8 amperes after nearly burning the house down set to maximum.


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and the display heating icon .....


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8-)
2014 i3 BEV
Solar Orange/ Mega

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Used the Comfort Climate Control app for the first time

Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:08 pm

During preconditioning, I"ve seen my EVSE register up to 20A, so at a 6A max input, you WILL be draining some from the batteries. Now, that max discharge rate isn't constant, and would tend to taper off as the cabin warms up, but the average is still probably more than what it can get from the EVSE when limited. While my EVSE didn't come with a meter, I bought a panel-mount one off Amazon and wired it into the junction box feeding the EVSE.

If your wiring and receptacle are up to snuff, you should be able to use the max of the OUC. The limitation is there primarily if that circuit must be shared with another load. IOW, if your wiring isn't up to snuff, you really should fix it...then, it won't matter if you charge at max rate.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

cmj912
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Location: Rhode Island

Re: Used the Comfort Climate Control app for the first time

Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:52 pm

Wow. The app looks very different on the iPhone

justanotherdrunk
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Re: Used the Comfort Climate Control app for the first time

Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:06 pm

cmj912 wrote:Wow. The app looks very different on the iPhone



Let's see some pics!
2014 i3 BEV
Solar Orange/ Mega

I33t
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Location: Australia

Re: Used the Comfort Climate Control app for the first time

Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:05 pm

justanotherdrunk wrote:Image


Does the bonnet look closer in color to the rest of the car in daylight? It looks a completely different color in that shot!
2014 BMW i3 BEV deposit placed 19th Dec 2013
Delivered in Melbourne 4/12/2014. Arrived locally 11/12/14, with 24km on the clock.

cmj912
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Location: Rhode Island

Re: Used the Comfort Climate Control app for the first time

Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:23 pm

justanotherdrunk wrote:
cmj912 wrote:Wow. The app looks very different on the iPhone



Let's see some pics!


I'm not sure how to do that...but if you watch the videos by BMW i on YouTube the lady in the vids uses the iPhone app.

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