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Drive-In disappointment

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#61 OFFLINE   livesmith


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

I'm guessing you haven't tried this procedure for more than ten minutes and you're going to be pretty disappointed at the drive in. At least that's how mine is. What you describe gives me ten minutes then powers itself off to "save power". Then I can turn it on again for another ten minutes and it powers off. At that point I have to actually "start" the car (and the headlights will be on) to get anything more out of the sound system.

I think the only way I'd take the C Max to the drive in would be planning on disconnecting the headlights.

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#62 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 11:48 AM

Yes,10 minutes is the maximum you will get after the 12 V battery age is reset to zero months (per my observation on a US model) before shutdown to save power.  It will be a lot less like down to a few minutes as the battery ages to say 4 - 5 years.  The "good" news is that with the FORSCan APP the battery age can be reset anytime that you want to and thus keep the shutdown cycle to around 10 minutes. :)  The unknown though is we don't know the effect battery age has on charging algorithm for the 12 V battery and the life of the battery.

Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 04 July 2018 - 11:51 AM.

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