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Old 02-06-2018, 02:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
Last I checked, no normal cars start with a dead 12V battery... Is this a design flaw too?
Strange, because I've started a number of normal cars with an (almost - not enough juice to turn the starter) dead battery. You just give it a good push (or hope you're pointed downhill), hop in, pop the clutch, and go.

Indeed, I probably started my old Austin-Healey that way almost as often as I used the started. Lucas electrics, you know?

And yes, it is a design flaw because it would be simple to make the DC/DC converter provide current from the traction pack.
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