Pre-Conditioning Battery on trip

dixiekidd88

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Hello all.... We decided to give it another try again so we are going on our first long distance trip to SoCal from NorCal tomorrow since the first HVBJB failure in Dec. 2021 that was catastrophic for us and left us stranded for days at Christmas.

Past 2 years we drove ICE vehicles for the same trip and don't want to spend the gas money, we are going about 7 hours away and have a little PTSD....

Would it be better to pre-conditioning the battery prior to the fast charger or not to avoid risk too much power/heat? We have only DCFC a total of 10-20 times in the 94k miles since we had the car and it was not for long trips.
We are ok with taking a bit longer to avoid any issues, we are even taking a different route (99) to avoid the grapevine on I-5.

Thank you everyone in advance!
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Nothing to worry about. Enter the charging stop in the onboard Navigation, the car will do what is needed.

With a charger set as your destination and as are driving the car will cool/heat the battery as needed.
 

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Joey,
Is your car under the new recall for the HVBJB? They said not to drive hard or charge at DCFC.
Please do not go over the grapevine. Take the 101 to avoid high mountain passes.
The 99, if it still exists, would go over the Tehachapi Mtns.
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