19 amps at 12 volts for 312 CFM seems pretty high. I've got a Procomp radiator fan rated at 500 CFM that pulls about 5 amps at 12v. Maybe because it's pushing through restricted passages?
Picked my car up today. Didn't overheat, but it wasn't that warm out and didn't take my usual route. Temp was on the last blue bar, though.
One thing they did was to remove the "sump cover" This is a plate the covers the area that had leaves in the photo I posted earlier (here). They want me to monitor the temps and report back to them. I was thinking that area was where the hose from the blower attached to the PEM, but apparently not. Wish I could have been there when they removed the PEM.
> Wish I could have been there when they removed the PEM.
?? So who took that photo of the leaves blocking the vent??
As this was going to turn a 6 hour recharge into an 18 hour recharge we came up with a solution (Don't try this at home folks... water and electricity do not mix... but it did work for us)... PEM ice cooling.
We put *sealed*bags of ice on top of the PEM and waited to see what happened (we also put some snacks on top of the ice to cool them too):
While I wouldn't want to put bags of ice on the PEM regularly, on this occasion it worked and we charged at 32A after about 30 mins with the ice packs.
Of course the Model S has this problem covered. Maybe one day one of us will come up with a liquid cooling upgrade for PEM and motor...
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I think that upgrade might be coming from TM itself.
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How big of a gesture would that be to replace all the PEMs on the Roadster for free with a liquid cooled one. Won't happen since its expensive.
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