Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:39 AM
I have a 2014 Fusion Hybrid. The other day I was sitting at Sonic around 6 pm the outside temp was in the high 80s. I never turned off the ignition and the AC kept running even though the engine was off. I noticed it would run for about 15 min before the engine started and ran for about 5 min then it shut off again, all the while the AC kept the car cool. The battery gauge was about 1/2 and when it got to about 1/4 the engine would start.
So whats powering the compressor? Is it a dc motor? It cant be the engine because it wasn't ruining most of the time.
Suggestion ... if you haven't done so - and are wanting to understand more about your car - might I suggest looking through this thread? It's got a lot of the answers for "how does this work?" type questions along with technical stuff. I've done a pick and choose on the materials and it's helped a lot!
Larry - aka Cobra
Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather
602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go
Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel)
My additions: WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),
Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare,
blacked out grille
Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread
Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice