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My charging sessions are greater than the capacity of my battery, how is that possible?
My charging sessions are greater than the capacity of my battery, how is that possible?

You don't want to overcharge your battery

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Written by Paul Rikumahu
Updated over a week ago

A car has an onboard converter that converts AC power (alternating current) to DC power (direct current). This is because the grid provides AC power and a battery uses DC power to charge. In this conversion process, as in any process, energy is lost.

In some cars this loss is around 10%. A car continues to consume power when charging, so when the percentage of the battery drops below a limit it starts charging again.

So it may be that your session at a charging station has consumed more power than the capacity of your battery pack can handle. However, this is nothing to worry about.

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