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Air Conditioner turns on during Battery charging for Ford Fusion Energi


Best Answer FordService , 05 October 2015 - 02:04 PM

I have a 2014 Ford Fusion Energi titanium.  About 1 time a month, while the car is plugged into the wall charger to charge the battery, the air conditioner turns on. The main air conditioner fan in the front by the engine turns on, and the inside cabin vents puts out cool air into the cabin.  To be clear, this is different than the trunk battery fans that turn on each time I charge the car.

 

Is this occasional air conditioner turning on normal, perhaps to cool the battery from getting too hot?  Does this happen to any other ford fusion energi owners?  Can Fordservice representative also answer my question?

 

Thanks in advance for your help and answers.

 

 

 

 

Hi rad,

 

You mentioned knowing this already, but per your Owner Manual: The fan noise comes from a fan located outside the high voltage battery. This fan turns on when the battery requires cooling air. The fan speed, and associated noise level, will change according to the amount of cooling required to maintain good performance. Maintaining the battery temperature at optimal conditions also prolongs the useful life of the battery and helps to achieve better fuel economy.

 

Here's some info on GO Times: Setting GO Times allows you to control charging schedules and cabin conditioning settings so your vehicle is ready to drive when you are. By setting a GO Time, your vehicle can use your value charge settings to minimize your electricity costs but still prioritize getting a full charge before your GO Time. A calendar view allows you to program two GO Times per day for each day of the week.

 

Meagan

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#1 OFFLINE   rad

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 04:10 PM

I have a 2014 Ford Fusion Energi titanium.  About 1 time a month, while the car is plugged into the wall charger to charge the battery, the air conditioner turns on. The main air conditioner fan in the front by the engine turns on, and the inside cabin vents puts out cool air into the cabin.  To be clear, this is different than the trunk battery fans that turn on each time I charge the car.

 

Is this occasional air conditioner turning on normal, perhaps to cool the battery from getting too hot?  Does this happen to any other ford fusion energi owners?  Can Fordservice representative also answer my question?

 

Thanks in advance for your help and answers.

 

 

 









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#2 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 04:49 PM

The battery cooling air is drawn from an opening on the rear shelf.  I don't know if mine has ever turned on the A/C during charge however.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:52 PM

Murphy. Thanks for your input.  I know it is normal for the battery fan in the trunk to turn on at every charge, with this trunk fan being quiet.  I am talking about very loud air conditioner fan turning on in the front hood, next to the engine.  The air conditioner fan is so loud, that initially I mistook it for the ICE (internal combustion engine) turning on.  If it happens to you, and you are next to your car, you will not miss it, because the air conditioner fan makes a such a loud fan noise from the front hood of the car.  This happens irregularly, may be once a month. Just want to know if any other ford fusion energi owners have the same experience.  My dealer did a check of the electric and battery system, and found no problems.



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:51 AM

Sounds like you have go times set with cabin temp set to on.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:52 PM

Timewellspent. Can u give more details about ur answer? I never manually set go time set or cabin temp. How do i check in the car about go time set and cabin time set?

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 03:28 PM

You can check it from MyFordMoblie or from the car.  The car would be the best.  Click the leaf icon on the big screen where it shows power and settings for the battery.  Click settings and see if it shows any go times with temp displayed.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:04 PM   Best Answer

I have a 2014 Ford Fusion Energi titanium.  About 1 time a month, while the car is plugged into the wall charger to charge the battery, the air conditioner turns on. The main air conditioner fan in the front by the engine turns on, and the inside cabin vents puts out cool air into the cabin.  To be clear, this is different than the trunk battery fans that turn on each time I charge the car.

 

Is this occasional air conditioner turning on normal, perhaps to cool the battery from getting too hot?  Does this happen to any other ford fusion energi owners?  Can Fordservice representative also answer my question?

 

Thanks in advance for your help and answers.

 

 

 

 

Hi rad,

 

You mentioned knowing this already, but per your Owner Manual: The fan noise comes from a fan located outside the high voltage battery. This fan turns on when the battery requires cooling air. The fan speed, and associated noise level, will change according to the amount of cooling required to maintain good performance. Maintaining the battery temperature at optimal conditions also prolongs the useful life of the battery and helps to achieve better fuel economy.

 

Here's some info on GO Times: Setting GO Times allows you to control charging schedules and cabin conditioning settings so your vehicle is ready to drive when you are. By setting a GO Time, your vehicle can use your value charge settings to minimize your electricity costs but still prioritize getting a full charge before your GO Time. A calendar view allows you to program two GO Times per day for each day of the week.

 

Meagan


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 06:07 PM

Thanks to everyone who replied.  Thanks in particular to Timewellspent. My go time was set to Thursday 10pm, so that car was preconditioning the car's cabin by turning on the air conditioner at that time. I cancelled the go time, and that appears to have solved the problem.


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