Use external charging port?
Hi to all CPX owners...
As I have two batteries and I always chage batteries by extracting them from the bike and taking them home (with two batteries one is charing while the other remains in the bike for its use). I am planning to install a wall socket for charging the bike on the garage. Any of you have used the external port for charging the battery? Do you have to plug or unplug any internal cable for charging using that external port? In the user manual do not say anything about unplugging internal cables but in other models that is the usual way to procedure.
Experiences about it, please 😉
I plan to charge through the external port cause I keep the motorcycle in my garage and have a plug. I also plan to connect a Xiaomi smart plug that can program, turn it off and on remotely and also control consumption.
Yesterday charged the bike through the external port and simply connected the charger cable, then the AC cable and it started charging directly. I checked the load curve and it fully matches the one you put in another post. Consumption was about 2.2 KWh (from 43% to 100%).
What seemed strange to me was that when I finished charging I got a message from the app saying that the battery had been disconnected. I tried to start the bike on but it was not responding, so I unplugged the charging cable and it allowed to start. In addition, I checked the circuit breaker and I could see that the little window that was previously green, was now red. I assume it is a voltage limiter and now I don't know if it will work properly or have any limitations. I have to consult about it.
Do not worry about that... red means that everithign is OK and "please do not toush anything becouse the breaker is on". If you tur it off... it will become green so you can manipulate cables 😉
It is a bit confuring but I check it in my bike and it is the same.
Perhaps when the bike detects current in the loading port it decides to disconnect internally the battery from bike electronics? 🤔
Thanks Javi, you're right. 😀 Now I'm more relaxed
I checked it and it turned green after switch was off and red again when it was on. I thought it was like a domestic switch with other protections (I don't know what de right word is "transitorias" in spanish, you know)
About battery disconecting, I'm not sure cause I can turn on the bike when is charging, really is the only way to know that the process is right cause I don't see any light or battery level in the panel, only I can see chargging is amounting when I see it in the app. Perhaps it disconect when finish chargging to sure you will unplug the wire and not going to road on with a charger put on 🤣
I have charged my new CPx (1 battery) just once via the external port. No issues.
I am using a timer set to 4-5 hours to charge my NIU NQi in case I forget to unplug the charger or if I let the battery charge at night.