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leaving on trip x 4 days tomorrow. taking our rogue.
the new arriya has less than 40 percent battery and no level 2 charger installed yet.
max ill get to by morning with level 1 is prob 50 to 60 ish percent. what should i do ?

leave it as is till im back?
or charge it non stop with slow charge till im back in 3-4 days?

thanks for any advise on this.
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I would not charge it around the clock, for sooner or later it's sitting there for days @ 100%. That's not a good idea. The battery pack should lose on the order of 1% per day to self-discharge, and that's likely max. Assuming you have no vampire drain, security system running, etc, then best answer us to unplug and leave it be

You could also use a timer that was rated for 15 amps and give is 4-5 hours every day.

Best answer would be to use a smart plug and add power if needed. Does the Ariya have an app that lets you check it's power level?

Mind you leaving it should be fine, is what I'd do in your situation.
Ok.... Thnks for input!!
40% is just about ideal for long-term sitting.
Best answer would be to use a smart plug and add power if needed. Does the Ariya have an app that lets you check it's power level?
The smart plug is a good idea. Just FYI, yes, the Ariya's app does show charge level. (It's the primary purpose.)
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40% is just about ideal for long-term sitting.

The smart plug is a good idea. Just FYI, yes, the Ariya's app does show charge level. (It's the primary purpose.)
Curious, why would 40 percent be ideal in ur opinion?
Curious, why would 40 percent be ideal in ur opinion?
40-60% is the least stressful range for storage of LiIon batteries.

Some of these talk about phones and laptops, but the batteries (and principles) are essentially the same. The biggest difference is that the Ariya has a buffer at both ends to help improve battery life, so 100% isn't really 100% and 0% isn't really 0%.
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For those interested in an L1 smart plug that will handle 15 amps, I use the Kasa plugs.
40-60% is the least stressful range for storage of LiIon batteries.

Some of these talk about phones and laptops, but the batteries (and principles) are essentially the same. The biggest difference is that the Ariya has a buffer at both ends to help improve battery life, so 100% isn't really 100% and 0% isn't really 0%.
This. The experimental work reported on Lion batteries will indeed be looking at a real 100% charge. The Ariya seems to offer a 80kWh operating window from a 87 kWh battery with buffers "above and below". The User Manual ~recommends leaving it plugged in to a domestic wall socket charger every night -even I don't do that, but I have the charge timer set to take 6 hours cheaper night time electricity. Faster charging would be different.
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