Charge it to 100% once a month on your AC charger. This is good for the battery. Using a rapid DC charger regularly is best avoided.So as far as I understand you should aim to keep your car around 50-70%, but is it better to keep it plugged in all the time with a limit of 70% or charge to 70% and then only plug it in when it drops to around 50%?
Based on everything I've been reading, 100% is fine as long as you immediately start using it, if you charge to 100 and then leave it, then it is bad. Rapid charging is also apparently beneficially when done occasionally!Find myself wondering whether it’s better to take the charge to 100% for a long run, or stick to 80% and require a top up, likely from a rapid. More than just hypothetical as I’m making such a journey on Wednesday.
If planning a longer trip, have a look at ABRP - www.abetterrouteplanner.comFind myself wondering whether it’s better to take the charge to 100% for a long run, or stick to 80% and require a top up, likely from a rapid. More than just hypothetical as I’m making such a journey on Wednesday.
Do the physical atoms in the battery "know" they have been at 100% for only a few hours or a few months? No. To them, all time at 100% is the same, regardless of whether it's 6 hours a day (after charging) at 100% for ten years, or being charged to 100% once and left for 2.5 years. Both are bad.Wow, this is all over the place... leave out the Leaf examples people, non-cooled battery, caused all kinds of degradation issues.
again, leaving the car for a few days at 100% charge is NOT the long term storage situation... I would suggest rather than "partially understanding" these things, do not get your information from these forums, but from sites that are manufacturers of the batteries...
But luckily for you, your own link validates what Ed said in his post:Gosh Edd.... so the effect of charging to 100% is instantaneous? Do you even know the mechanism of the issues with storage at higher levels?
Again, talking specifically about worrying about charging to 100% and "storing", meaning not using the battery for a while..
To make such a statement, without clearly even understanding the mechanism is really wrong. (hint, not all chemical actions nor ion/electron migrations take place instantaneously, this is your major error)
So yes, charging to 100% is more damaging for the cell than charging it to 100%. It's also in the Mediatum investigation as referenced in my post, with the caveat that 100% charging is worst for the cathode, whereas the anode is more involved in capacity fade.Most Li-ions charge to 4.20V/cell, and every reduction in peak charge voltage of 0.10V/cell is said to double the cycle life. For example, a lithium-ion cell charged to 4.20V/cell typically delivers 300–500 cycles. If charged to only 4.10V/cell, the life can be prolonged to 600–1,000 cycles; 4.0V/cell should deliver 1,200–2,000 and 3.90V/cell should provide 2,400–4,000 cycles.