tcypherI wonder where that lines up with pre-production models... since they are indicating badge numbers are the off the line numbers.
Mine is : 800228
despite 14/500 (marketing?)
** one of those being a 100+ year old house where the electrical has only been updated to one outlet... took forever to find a grounded one.
- I try and stick to the 1 DCF per 4 slow charge rules. *obviously challenging when traveling long distances.
- I charge at home mostly, however, I have charged at numerous 110/120v outlets in my area not just home
** I have my bike on a smart switch, so it only charges to 100% pre-long ride right before I leave (say switched on 4 hours before - based on SOC % to full)
- I do use the DCF chargers pretty regularly on the weekend, as those are my longer ride days.
- I never let me bike sit below 30% or above 70% - the only time it's outside those ranges are pre-ride (above 70%) or pre-DCF for a long ride (below 30%).
- I have a heated gear plug and HDMCs Spectra Glo LEDs (both installed by HDMC techs and NOT to the 12v, to the RESS via a jumper.)
- I do occasionally get the red triangle ! - but it's cleared with a restart... have not figured out why yet. It has yet to be an obvious issue.
- I have had three (known) firmware updates to the bike. If there have been others, they were not made known to me during service.
- I have ridden my bike to 0% and beyond several times... with no obvious issues.
- I do NOT use a trickle charger on this bike for the 12v as warned against by the manual, service and HDMC
Current mileage - 11,422
Current SOC - 69%
Hope some of that helps with isolating similarities.
It's just a zwave switch I have connected to my smartThings hub.
The main reason for NOT using those things, is the permit approved wall wire is rated for the amount of constant power coming through them.Cool. Thanks. I took the HD Livewire manual too seriously when they wrote something about plugging directly in the wall outlet with no extension cords, blah, blah, blah. Fact is, I have an extension cord better wired than most homes. I'll look for that switch. I really like the idea of your charging schemata. Thanks!
I use an older version of this... you can use zigbee or zwave... I have a combination of them in my home.So I searched for both the zwave switch and the smart hub. I have Sonos speakers, but if you have time and could direct me to what you are using, maybe a switch to an outlet on the wall (?), I'd sure appreciate it. I may be a renter for a year upcoming, so I may need to find something external and not installed, like my Sonos speakers.
Below is the link I found searching for a zwave switch, and is there a particular smartThings hub brand/model you could share? Admittedly, I've resisted automating things, as I've worked one-year assignments all over the last several years. Add to that, the house I owned was in downtown Orlando, the lightening capital of the USA. Never lived anywhere with more people having had their homes fried by lightening. But it was the price I paid to live within walking distance of 57 restaurants and all downtown attractions. Downtown Orlando, the true downtown, is actually very, very small. The big buildings and ridiculous theme park traffic (72M per year pre-Covid) trick the eyes.
Thanks so much. I'm looking to adopt your charging regiment.
Link for the zwave on Amazon:
I'm not using either app.Tcypher,
So after I then my 14-year-old researched the Echo Show 8, which is indicated to be compatible with the Centralite Smart Plug Mini (link you provided), I'm thinking to go for it. Last question for you on this, maybe:
Are you using the app "Blink" or "Alexa" on your smartphone to run your system? Apparently, those are the compatible apps, and I'm curious if they have the timer built-in to the app. Assumption is if you're using either app, I'm good to buy these things. The Echo Show 8 is on sale, wife would love watching Netflix while she's cooking, and it also has a camera in a nice bundle so I can check in on my 95 pound chocolate lab puppy now and then when out.
Thanks for bearing through all these questions. The moment I read your charging approach, I was hooked.
Echo Show 8 Bundle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086ZND1QQ/ref=ewc_pr_img_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Keep me posted! I like less complicated options!FINALLY,
Appears all I need is a heavy duty TOPGREENER 15A Smart Plug, and the free app has the timer and scheduling features to work through my WiFi remotely. I'm buying four for $30. If they work, cheap solution. And if the move to Massachusetts goes as hoped, I may have to use one in the winter to power a space heater in my Jeep if it's stuck outside, then just unplug and drive a toasty warm vehicle.
But wait, it's for the Livewire. Who said anything about a Jeep?!
Thanks again for the inspiration, Tcypher!
I charged at home ( about 75% of time) and on Dealer's fast charger (remaining charges...) - as HD recommends. BUT this being said, it should have nothing to do with the 12V charging circuit failing (???).Sorry to hear about your woes, Flokki. Would you (and perhaps others) mind sharing with us if you've always charged at home, or often DC-fast-charged at stations?
Clearly, the long-distance gurus on this board will have charged at fast-charge stations so that alone cannot be a cause (I assume, being profoundly ignorant of the potential for problems if the 12V battery does not like cohabiting with the RESS while a fast charge is going in...)
...but the reason I ask, is because a Jaguar EV owner near me had almost the same problem when he switched from always charging overnight at his house, to fast-charging at his workplace. He and I wondered aloud - does the onboard module get used to one form of charging?
Disclaimer: I do medicine, not mechanics. I am yer basic clueless electrical amateur. Except if you need defibrillating. Which I hope you don't