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Old 12-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i noticed the packs coming off the pl8 were not fully charging. and saw "cold weather mode" on the screen. anyone know how to tweak this setting. it was 57 degrees and sunny California winter. but the charger had spent the night in the car. so I guess it thought it was cold.

"Cold weather settings adjustable per preset" is the only info I found in the manual.
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**DISCLAIMER**
I have owned or touched this charger for a grand total of 3 days now... This information may or may not be fully accurate**

Do you have the CCS software on your computer and the USB link to the charger? It is do-able from there, but I do not know if you can get to it with just the screen on the charger it'self. I believe the temp is set to 50'F standard. I may be wrong about that though.

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Actually it is doable from the charger. Good news! Bad news... The preset values are **NONE** 32'F, 41'F, and 50'F...

With NONE, I would imagine however that regardless of temperature, the charger would go to max. charged voltage. See video below on how to get there from your charger.

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you have the CCS software on your computer and the USB link to the charger? It is do-able from there, but I do not know if you can get to it with just the screen on the charger it'self.
yeah i just turned it off for high power.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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turned mine off also. I just make sure it's 60 deg or more when fast charging.
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turned mine off also. I just make sure it's 60 deg or more when fast charging.
Why do you need to be above 60F when fast charging? I think my temperature sensor is broken. could only get 93% charge when set to 32F. I know it wasn't freezing in my garage. I want to turn that feature off.
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Funny thing,mine did the same, ambient was close to 14 Deg Centigrade. Turned the function off for high power charge, very rare we get below 10 Deg in cyprus!
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