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  1. Factory battery ongoing issues

    Some battery mfg catalogs are not listing 2023's yet, probably because they have just not published an update yet, and who would ever have to replace a battery <1 year old? Some (such as the suggested NAPA) do show 2023 as a group 94 AGM, which is same as 2022. That makes the shopping a little...
  2. Factory battery ongoing issues

    So turns out I misread the work order and my 12V battery was NOT replaced. The WO said tested SOC "38% per FDRS to replace battery". Nevertheless, the service advisor stated battery tested good so Ford would not replace as warranty. Turns out cure to get truck out of low power mode was to put...
  3. Factory battery ongoing issues

    2023 PB had instance where it would not start. Stepping on the brake and pushing the start button produced an error message (something like "stop as soon as possible" even though I was still parked) and then clearing the error it would go into accessory mode. Did this multiple times and then...
  4. Starting Engine from a Stop

    When not towing I am usually driving in "eco" mode. In this mode, the "lurch" sensation typically comes when pulling out into traffic from a stop and I don't have the luxury of being super smooth on the throttle. IMO when the 400hp 3.5L comes on while asking for power, feeling the transition...
  5. Any secret to charging 12V battery on PB?

    I was not wowed by the 12.3V either. It's a 2023, so the battery is practically new. From reading some other threads, does not sound like the truck's charging system keeps the battery at a super high charge, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I had also been in and out of the cab a couple of...
  6. Any secret to charging 12V battery on PB?

    Apparently the NOCO does drop back voltage once it reaches full maint mode. After 48 hours on the charger and reaching solid green light stage, battery was reading 13.0V. Interior lights etc. still not coming on when opening the door. Drove it today for the first time in a couple of weeks...
  7. Any secret to charging 12V battery on PB?

    After 24 hours on the NOCO, the battery is at 14.7V with the charger light a slow green pulse, which per the manual is maintaining mode. Does the NOCO maintain this voltage constant in the maintain mode or does it let it drop back at some point?
  8. Any secret to charging 12V battery on PB?

    UPS delivered the NOCO G5 today and I took it straight to the garage to try it out. Initial resting voltage on the battery was 12.1, so it was a little low but not too bad. (My previous attempts at charging I think had partially charged it.) Made the connections (on the correct side of BMS...
  9. Ramcharger: How (Can?) Ford Respond - A Discussion

    Yes. I would trade off a smaller battery pack for more gas HP.
  10. Any secret to charging 12V battery on PB?

    You know I thought you were joking about knowing how to charge the battery but then I saw the attached video was 20 minutes long. Curiosity got the best of me so I started watching and darned if I didn't learn something new. So no, I didn't know about the BMS and the correct way to connect the...
  11. Any secret to charging 12V battery on PB?

    As we get into winter season, my truck will sometimes sit for a couple of weeks at a time. My rule of thumb is to put the battery on a maintainer if I expect it will go longer than 2 weeks without being driven, due to the "vampires" on most modern vehicles that will slowly drain the battery...
  12. Ramcharger: How (Can?) Ford Respond - A Discussion

    Almost, especially considering most half tons are used more like SUVs and few for serious towing. I don't disagree with the premise of reserving the battery energy in anticipation of a long climb. You have more faith than I do that the final product will have a drive mode that works exactly...
  13. Ramcharger: How (Can?) Ford Respond - A Discussion

    Generally agree with all of your points here. I currently own and love a PHEV car, so suffice to say I'm a PHEV fan and familiar with the ins and outs. My car runs about 3 miles/kWh and my utility rate (off peak) is 10 cents/kWh, so my "fuel" cost is 3.3 cents per mile when I'm within the...
  14. Charge 12v battery using ProPower?

    This brings up a related question for me: Maybe something I don't know about the PB design -- how is the 12V accessory power and battery system powered when the gas engine is off? My knowledge of other HEVs (and battery-only EVs for that matter) is, when in full power mode, they use a DC-DC...
  15. Fix for super annoying "low obstruction" alerts when towing

    When I was towing a trailer, I would keep hearing this single "bong" chime periodically, as if the truck was trying to tell me something but I didn't know what. Finally traced the source to the built-in nav system, which I never use, but nevertheless would pop an alert and sound the single...
  16. Trailer brake gain resets to zero on start up

    Thanks for everyone's feedback. I think next to try is delete the trailer profile and create a new one.
  17. Trailer brake gain resets to zero on start up

    So by coincidence (I think), an update got pushed to my truck last night, and today I received an alert in the Ford app that I am now on "Ford Power-Up 4.2.2.1" Be interesting to see what that does when I have time to test it out.
  18. Trailer brake gain resets to zero on start up

    So Ford has declared that the gain resetting to zero every time I power off to be "normal". If its "normal", is this what everyone is experiencing? And when I first started towing with it, the gain setting would not reset to zero and instead would remember the last setting like every person on...
  19. Threshold to use tow haul mode?

    Fuel economy would be the reason not to. I have towed my 6000 lb travel trailer with my 3.5L Powerboost in normal mode with 10th gear manually locked out and seen about a 10 percent reduction in fuel burn compared to towing in tow/haul mode under similar conditions. Normal mode performance is...
  20. Trailer brake gain resets to zero on start up

    Not sure. How could I tell if there was a software update? Also, not sure if this is a related issue -- the trailer mileage feature is also not working, although I think this has not been working longer than the gain resetting to zero problem has been happening. The trailer mileage for this...


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