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Old 07-13-2014, 08:36 AM   #328 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nemo View Post
I thought the vent is for flow through ventilation. Design to bring in fresh air to the cabin in the front and exit here. This can be confirmed by which direction the flap works. You may be better off exhausting your pack here. You will be going with the normal air flow both under and through the car and less chance of drawing moisture into the battery pack. Just my thoughts.
The little vent is actually used to equalized pressure in the trunk, according to the shop manual. It makes it easier to open up and close the trunk.

The real issue with the charger is that the fan runs at a slow speed at 120v and twice as fast at 220v. If I charge at 220v, everything is fine, but at 120v and hot weather it tends to over heat unless I crack the trunk open and blow an addition fan on it.
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