12-04-2011 01:13 PM - edited 12-04-2011 01:13 PM
You should try not charging it at all and let the battery completely die, then charge it without turning it on and see what happens.
12-04-2011 05:21 PM
12-05-2011 08:28 AM
If you look at the options in the Power Manager so do you have a percentage lever. You can also fiddle with other options.
The advantage with these kind of options is that you can recharge the battery to maximum 80% if you want to, and then the battery will get much higher life cycles. When GM built the Volt they made it only possible to recharge the batteries to 80% so they could have the ten year warranty on the battery. If they went over the 80% the damage would increase exponentially.
However, correct me if I´m wrong. But I believe I also have heard that if you keep recharging all the time, in other words constant keeping the battery at 100%, so would this over time damage it more than letting it loose some energy before recharging again. (e.g. doesn´t start to recharge before it has gone down to 96%)
12-05-2011 07:28 PM
I'm not sure why or if this makes any sense or not. But this started ever since I changed where I was connecting my laptop at. I changed the output/ wall socket and it went back to charging.