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#1 OFFLINE   ceilidhdog

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 04:52 PM

In preparing for a road trip in our 2013 FFH SE, I stacked a lot of stuff on the shelf that covers the HVB.  My wife took a look, and said, "Won't that interfere with the batteries' ventilation?"  I replied, "The batteries don't need ventilation."  My (stupid or not) question:  do they?

 


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#2 OFFLINE   marklally

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 05:07 PM

I'm pretty sure the HVB uses cabin air to cool, so nothing in the trunk should interfere.

 



#3 OFFLINE   ceilidhdog

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:11 PM

That's what I thought.  Thanks.


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#4 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:47 PM

The place that you don't want to put anything is on the shelf behind the rear seat backs.  That is where the air intake for the HVB is located.



#5 OFFLINE   ceilidhdog

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

Do you mean the shelf in front of the rear window?  BTW, I see you've got Ice Storm, too.  We love it.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:20 AM

Do you mean the shelf in front of the rear window?  BTW, I see you've got Ice Storm, too.  We love it.

 

Another Ice Storm owner! *high five*

 

Yes, the shelf behind the rear headrests in front of the rear windshield. Don't stack anything big there. All I placed there was a tissue box.

 

And yeah putting stuff on top of the HVB in the trunk is perfectly fine and often the only way to get big bags inside. 


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:32 AM

Also anything on the shelf behind the top of the rear seat backs becomes a missile aimed at your head in a panic stop situation.



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 07:37 AM

Also anything on the shelf behind the top of the rear seat backs becomes a missile aimed at your head in a panic stop situation.

 

That would be a pretty good incentive to get a good brake score! 


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:01 PM

In preparing for a road trip in our 2013 FFH SE, I stacked a lot of stuff on the shelf that covers the HVB.  My wife took a look, and said, "Won't that interfere with the batteries' ventilation?"  I replied, "The batteries don't need ventilation."  My (stupid or not) question:  do they?


Hi ceilidhdog,

Per your Owner Manual, the high voltage battery is cooled by cabin air pulled into the high voltage battery through vents in the rear package tray. Avoid placing objects on the package tray which could block air flow through the vents.

Have a great trip!

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 04:19 PM

Per your Owner Manual, the high voltage battery is cooled by cabin air pulled into the high voltage battery through vents in the rear package tray. Avoid placing objects on the package tray which could block air flow through the vents.

The name assigned to this shelf behind the seats is kind of ironic. We should not put anything there because of safety reasons and battery ventilation which seems sensible and reasonable. Yet, it is called a "package tray".  :gaah:


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 04:45 PM

That's in the same class as

 

Park on a driveway and drive on a parkway.


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:58 AM

You can sit in the waiting room, or wait in the sitting room.


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:15 PM

The name assigned to this shelf behind the seats is kind of ironic. We should not put anything there because of safety reasons and battery ventilation which seems sensible and reasonable. Yet, it is called a "package tray".  :gaah:


Well, you can put things there, but just not where the vents will be blocked. :)

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 03:48 PM

Well, you can put things there, but just not where the vents will be blocked. :)

Meagan

It would be okay to put your cookies up there, right?  ;)


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 03:56 PM

Well, you can put things there, but just not where the vents will be blocked. :)

Meagan

Oh, good.  Now I can put my bobble, wobble solar powered Hula Dancer back!   :)

 

 

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:08 AM

It would be okay to put your cookies up there, right?  ;)

 

Or I can just take them. ;)
 

Oh, good.  Now I can put my bobble, wobble solar powered Hula Dancer back!   :)
 
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Sounds good to me!

 

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