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Charging at home (@120v) while on trip

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I have been out of the country and have noticed that the mile range has dropped (via Lucid app) almost 70 miles in less than a week. I have the charging set at daily and have contacted Lucid to see if this is normal. Has anyone had a similar experience, i.e., loosing range when not using the car and having it just parked and plugged in?
 

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From my limited observation, it seems there is a bug when charging. Not sure if this is the case, but it seems as if when the car gets to the charge limit, that it just stops charging even if it's plugged in. So then the problem becomes you reached your charge level but because it's still plugged in the car thinks it's supposed to be charging and runs the fans but doesn't actually charge.
 

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That is exactly what is happening however, after the charge goes below that set level the fans run, but it never starts charging back to that set limit. I have lost over 100 miles range over the past week and a half without any charge being replaced with the plug in and the app saying it is charging.
 

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That is exactly what is happening however, after the charge goes below that set level the fans run, but it never starts charging back to that set limit. I have lost over 100 miles range over the past week and a half without any charge being replaced with the plug in and the app saying it is charging.
Interesting. My DA said if I was going away on a trip to leave the car plugged in to trickle charge so that it didn’t run down to zero and for general battery health. There must be a bug that runs the fans hard like @hydbob was saying which uses more juice than the trickle charge is giving it? Or maybe the car just sucks at math and your range isn’t going down that much? Can you just say “stop charging” in the app remotely and see if that stops the fans and helps over time? OR MAYBE they secretly activated reverse power and you’re powering your house off the car woohoo 😝
 

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You can stop charging remotely. I tried that and it didn't make a difference. When I get back into town I have a service tech coming to check it out.
 

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Interesting. My DA said if I was going away on a trip to leave the car plugged in to trickle charge so that it didn’t run down to zero and for general battery health. There must be a bug that runs the fans hard like @hydbob was saying which uses more juice than the trickle charge is giving it? Or maybe the car just sucks at math and your range isn’t going down that much? Can you just say “stop charging” in the app remotely and see if that stops the fans and helps over time? OR MAYBE they secretly activated reverse power and you’re powering your house off the car woohoo 😝

Trickle charge? Really? How does that even work?

I guess an alternative would be to plug the car into a Level 1 charger (regular 110V extension cord) and see if that could be a functional trickle charger. It could charge so slowly that the fans would never be needed. Might be an interesting experiment.
 

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You can stop charging remotely. I tried that and it didn't make a difference. When I get back into town I have a service tech coming to check it out.
Bummer. Yeah that shouldn’t happen. The car is definitely expending energy when it shouldn’t.
 
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