Fan runs while charging - is it normal?

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hungerdunger
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Fan runs while charging - is it normal?

Post by hungerdunger » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:20 pm

I usually charge the car at home using the VW Granny charger.

Over the last few days I've noticed that a fan is running continuously while charging. I'm assuming that it's due to the heat (the car is currently in the shade with an air temperature of 30°c) but I'd like reassurance that it's nothing to worry about.
ID.3 1st Edition - Manganese Grey - purchased 15/12/20 with 0783 (2.0) installed by dealer. Updated to 0792 (2.1) on 01/04/21

MotMot
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Re: Fan runs while charging - is it normal?

Post by MotMot » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:36 pm

Yes it’s fine. Mines running now whilst charging at 7kw. When it’s on a rapid charge (50kw) the fan cranks up a few gears.

I (assume) charging makes the batteries warm/hot - which may need cooling esp on a warm day.

scott28tt
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Re: Fan runs while charging - is it normal?

Post by scott28tt » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:26 pm

Yep, mine was doing that on a 7kW home charge the other evening.
ID.3 1st Edition / Moonstone Grey / October 2020 onwards

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