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V60 Twin Engine
Charging the hybrid battery - starting
The car's hybrid battery is charged with a charging cable between the car and a 230 VAC socket.
Charging the hybrid battery
In addition to the fuel tank, as in a conventional car, the car is equipped with a rechargeable battery - a so-called hybrid battery of the lithium-ion type.
Charging cable with control unit
The charging cable with its control unit is used to charge the car's hybrid battery. Use a charging cable recommended by Volvo.
Charging current is used for charging the hybrid battery as well as preconditioning of the car. Charging cable between the car's charging input socket and a 230 VAC socket can be set for different current intensity loads (6-16 A) using the control unit.
Charging cable with control unit - ground fault breaker
The control unit for the charging cable has a built-in ground fault breaker that protects the car and the user from electric shocks caused by system faults.
Charging cable with control unit - temperature monitoring
In order for the car's hybrid battery to be charged safely every time, the control unit has a built-in monitoring device for the charging current.
Charging the hybrid battery - preparations
Before recharging the car's hybrid battery can be started a number of preparations need to be made.
Charging cable with control unit - status messages
During the charging of the car's hybrid battery, the indicators on the charging cable's control unit show the current status during ongoing charging and after charging is complete.
Charging the hybrid battery - ending
Finish charging by unlocking the car, unplugging the charging cable from the car's charging input socket and then from the 230 VAC socket.
Long-term storage of vehicles with hybrid batteries
To minimise hybrid battery degradation during prolonged storage (longer than 1 month) of the vehicle, a charge level of approximately 25% is recommended, as indicated in the combined instrument panel.