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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-09-2019, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by lafe005 View Post
@deltasmith: about the level 1 or level 2 for PHEV. You think that Kia needs to explain their recommendation that level 2 is better than level 1 for long term battery life.

Pretty simple, Time and Temperature..

Time - "Level 1 charging at work could also be a supplement for people driving over 40 miles per day, or even a substitute for those who canít charge at home (because they donít have a garage or fixed parking place, for example)."

Temperature - "Beyond range issues, Level 1 may not be suitable for primary charging in all cases. In extreme climates, more power may be required to maintain proper battery temperatures. In these cases, Level 2 charging may be more appropriate."

Thanks for providing that info. Neither consideration is a big factor in my personal situation, but I can see how one or both might be important to other Niro owners and I hadn't fully contemplated these considerations before.

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Originally Posted by deltasmith View Post
The whole question about which is better for your PHEV battery, level 1 or level 2, deserves its own thread..
I apologize for quoting myself, but for those who are interested in the topic, I started the thread that I previously suggested. You can find it here:

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