· IMA Enthusiast
Discharging using austop etc then drive charging will have minimal (possibly zero) effect on recovering battery capacity etc.So discharging using autostop and then charging by driving won’t do anything for the useable capacity or does it help a bit?
After re-reading this thread (since I have too much spare time due to a lockdown in the Netherlands), one thing was unclear to me. In the beginning of this thread, it was stated that disconnecting the 12V battery resets the IMA battery, if I am not mistaken. Does this (slightly) bump the useable capacity? If so, would it be smart to do this once a month for example and how does disconnecting the 12V bump the useable capacity?
Unfortunately, performing the (dis)charge cycle is not an option for me. My car is parked in the underground parking of the appartment building I live in. So I am looking for different/easy ways to bump the useable capacity that are easily done in an underground parking without power supplies. Do you have any recommendations, maybe one of the above two things (discharge via autostop or disconnecting 12V)?
Sorry. You need to grid charge and discharge properly.
Disconnecting the 12v battery clears several systems, not just the IMA, and is not recommended repeatedly.