Coda | 2012 Vehicle | System information | Coda 2012 Vehicle System information

Coda 2012 Vehicle System information
TM
TM
The all-electric car from an all-electric car company
CODA 2012
TM
Emergency Responder’s Guide
Technical Assistance Center
888-718-5046 or techinfo@codaautomotive.com
Copyright  2012 CODA Automotive, Inc.
Information in this document is the confidential property of CODA Automotive, Inc. and,
shall not be disclosed, disseminated, copied, duplicated, or used except for purposes
authorized by contract or agreement or otherwise expressly authorized in writing.
Products and services referred to in this document may be either trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of the respective owners. CODA Automotive, Inc. makes no claim to
these trademarks.
The marks appearing on this document including, but not limited to: (i) CODA and the
CODA Logo (circle within a circle); emblems, slogans and vehicle model names and body
and battery designs are trademarks and/or service marks of CODA Automotive, Inc.
For more information contact:
CODA Automotive, Inc.
2340 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
1-855-GO4-CODA (1-855-464-2632)
Twitter: @CODAAutomotive
Table of Contents
1. ABOUT THIS MANUAL .................................................................................................. 1
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 1
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL .............................................................................. 1
2. ABOUT THE CODA VEHICLE .......................................................................................... 2
CODA Identification - Exterior Features ............................................................................. 2
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) .................................................................................. 3
Interior Component Location ........................................................................................... 4
3. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM INFORMATION ............................................................................ 5
High Voltage and 12-Volt Component Locations and Descriptions ......................................... 5
High Voltage Safety Measures .......................................................................................... 7
4. ELECTRIC VEHICLE SAFETY RULES ............................................................................... 8
5. EMERGENCY PROCEDURE ............................................................................................. 9
STEP 1: ASSESS DAMAGE AND PREPARE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ..................................... 9
STEP 2: STABILIZE VEHICLE ........................................................................................ 11
STEP 3: DISCONNECT HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY ............................................................. 13
High
High
High
High
High
High
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
System
System
System
System
System
System
Shutdown When Vehicle Is Connected to Charger .......................................... 15
Shutdown Sequence .................................................................................. 15
Shutdown- 12 Volt Disconnect ..................................................................... 16
Shutdown- Main Service Disconnect ............................................................. 17
Shutdown- Rear Service Disconnect ............................................................. 18
Shutdown- Front Power Distribution Box (FPDB) ............................................ 19
STEP 4: Thermal Event Containment ............................................................................. 20
STEP 5: Accessing Vehicle Occupants.............................................................................. 21
STEP 6: Remove the Vehicle and Secure Accident Site ...................................................... 22
Spare Tire Repair Kit Canister Cautions ...................................................................................... 23
Storing the CODA Vehicle ......................................................................................................... 23
Towing the CODA Vehicle .......................................................................................................... 23
Table of Contents
Emergency Responder’s Guide
i
1. About this Manual
Introduction
This manual describes first responder operations, related warnings and cautions for this vehicle.
This vehicle is powered by a HIGH VOLTAGE battery pack. Improper contact with a high voltage
battery pack or other high voltage components MAY RESULT in serious injury or DEATH.
Please fully read this manual in advance to understand the technology of this vehicle and to help
you safely respond to an incident involving this vehicle.
Follow all warnings and procedures in order to help perform a safe and proper first responder
operation.
Important Information about this Manual
This manual will have various symbols which are defined as:
This symbol is used to inform you of a hazardous situation, which will result in death or serious
personal injury if the enclosed instructions are not followed.
EXAMPLE: Cutting the high voltage wires without properly following disconnection procedures will
result in electrocution.
This symbol is used to inform you of a hazardous situation which, could result in death or serious
personal injury if the enclosed instructions are not followed.
This symbol is used to inform you of a hazardous situation which, could result in minor or
moderate injury if the enclosed instructions are not followed.
* All specifications and descriptions are accurate at the time of printing. Because improvement is a
constant goal at CODA Automotive, we reserve the right to make changes at any time, without
notice and without obligation. This manual applies to all 2012 model year CODA vehicles.
1. About this Manual
Emergency Responder’s Guide
1
2. About the CODA Vehicle
TM
CODA is a plug-in electric vehicle that uses two types of batteries:
•
High voltage traction battery – a 333-volt Lithium ion battery pack (Lithium Iron Phosphate
technology) to power drive motor and other high voltage components.
•
Low voltage accessory battery - a standard 12-volt lead acid battery (Absorbed Glass Mat
(AGM) technology) to power select vehicle electrical equipment.
The high voltage battery pack is encased in an aluminum enclosure with a plastic cover and is
mounted underneath the vehicle. The 12-volt battery is mounted in the rear trunk area next to
right panel.
CODA has two independent onboard chargers located under the rear cargo compartment. Chargers
will accept 110 volts AC or 230 volts AC power via the J-1772 charging port located in the left rear
of the vehicle.
CODA Identification - Exterior Features
Details on identifying the CODA are indicated below in Figure 1:
1
2
3
4
Figure 1: Location of Identification Features
1. CODA name placed on trunk deck lid left side
2. CODA emblem, placed on center of trunk and front grill
3. CODA All Electric emblem
4. Plug-in charge port left rear panel
2. About the CODA Vehicle
Emergency Responder’s Guide
2
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
The Vehicle Identification Number can be located in the lower left side of the dashboard as seen
through the windshield. Example of the VIN numbering: 53G1U4A4XCBXXXXXX
Figure 2: Location of Vehicle Identification Number
Figure 3: Example of Vehicle Identification Number on dashboard
The VIN is also displayed on the vehicle certification label on the driver’s side b-pillar.
2. About the CODA Vehicle
Emergency Responder’s Guide
3
Interior Component Location
Interior controls and locations in this manual are shown below in Figure 4:
Figure 4: Interior Component Location
1. Instrument panel illumination
2. Exterior lights and turn signals
3. Instrument Panel
4. Wiper and Washer
5. Trunk release
6. Hazard warning flashers
7. Passenger Airbag status indicator
8. Touch-screen (Entertainment and navigation system)
9. Heating and Ventilation Controls
10.Gear selector
11.Starter switch
12.Steering column adjust
13.Horn
14.Hood release
15.Exterior mirror control
16. Power window control
2. About the CODA Vehicle
Emergency Responder’s Guide
4
3. Electrical System Information
High Voltage and 12-Volt Component Locations and Descriptions
Main components of CODA’s electrical system are shown in Figure 5-7. Table 1 presents
description of the components shown in Figure 5-7. High voltage battery specifications are shown
in Table 2.
Figure 5: High Voltage and 12-Volt Component Location
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
On-Board Chargers and DC/DC Converter
J1772 Charge Port
Rear Service Disconnect (RSD)
High Voltage Cables ORANGE-COLORED
Propulsion Inverter
PTC Heater - Figure 6
High Voltage AC Compressor - Figure 6
12-Volt Accessory Battery
Li-ion Battery Pack
Main Service Disconnect (MSD) – Figure 7
Propulsion Motor
3. Electrical System Information
Emergency Responder’s Guide
5
7 (AC Compressor), 6(PTC Heater)
10 (Main Service Disconnect)
Figure 6
Figure 7
Table 1: Electrical System Components
Component
Location
Description
1
On-Board
Chargers and
DC/DC
Converter
Rear compartment, floor pan
area
Two independent on-board chargers convert standard
110/220 volt AC wall plug power into DC power to charge
the high voltage battery. The DC/DC converter reduces
the voltage of the high voltage battery to provide power to
the 12-Volt accessory components (i.e. headlights, radio,
windows).
2
J1772 Charge
Port
Rear panel driver side
This is the interface that connects the SAE J1772
standard charging connector to the vehicle.
3
Rear Service
Disconnect
(RSD)
Inside vehicle, under rear seat
cushion, under access panel
The RSD will disconnect all systems from the Lithium ion
battery pack.
4
High Voltage
Cables (2)
Run length of battery pack
under floor pan.
All high voltage harnesses are identified in orange.
Cables carry high voltage (33 volts DC) from battery to
high voltage components (i.e. chargers, inverter, DC/DC
converter, AC compressor and PTC heater.)
5
Propulsion
Inverter
Motor compartment in holding
fixture above Propulsion Motor
The inverter generates a power signal to control speed
and torque of the electric drive motor.
6
Positive
Temperature
Coefficient (PTC)
Heater
Under hood above AC
Compressor
This is a high voltage electric heat source in the system. It
uses DC voltage to warm a high-current grid in the
coolant stream.
7
High Voltage AC
Compressor
Under engine hood below
Power train Control Module
High voltage AC compressor for separate battery and
cabin air conditioning
8
12-Volt Battery
Rear of trunk on right side
This is a 12-Volt battery (AGM-type) to provide power for
accessories
9
Li-ion Battery
Pack
Under floor pan attached
between front and rear
suspension
3. Electrical System Information
Emergency Responder’s Guide
The Lithium ion battery has capacity of 31 kWh and
nominal voltage of 333 Volts. This battery supplies power
to the propulsion motor and high voltage components.
6
10
Main Service
Disconnect
(MSD)
Under vehicle on the front of
the battery pack
This service disconnect plug is a high voltage
interconnect loop and is used to manually disconnect the
high voltage between the battery and the vehicle. High
voltage is still present inside the battery pack even if the
MSD is disconnected.
11
Propulsion Motor
Under hood, mounted below
high voltage inverter
Permanent magnet brushless DC motor uses three-phase
high voltage current to propel the wheels via transaxle.
Table 2: Li-ion Battery Pack Specifications
Nominal Voltage
333 Volts DC
Number of modules
18
Total number of cells
Pack Dimensions
624
W44” x L80” x H9”
893 lbs / 405 kg
Weight
High Voltage Safety Measures
The following safety measures are implemented to help identify high voltage areas and to ensure
safe handling of the high voltage battery pack:
Table 3: HV Safety Measures
Circuit insulation
The high voltage Positive (+) and Negative (-) circuits are insulated
from each other and from the metal chassis with dielectric materials
rated at minimum 1000V.
Reducing the risk
of electrocution
The high voltage components and harnesses have insulated cases or
coverings. The high voltage battery pack assembly is installed to the
vehicle body through mounting bolts. These bolts are electrically
conductive between the battery pack insulated tray and vehicle
chassis ground This connection helps protect the vehicle occupants
and emergency responders from high voltage electrical shock.
Identification
The high voltage components are clearly labeled with DANGER or
WARNING Labels. The high voltage components and harnesses
have insulated cases or ORANGE-COLORED coverings to provide
easy identification of high voltage presence.
3. Electrical System Information
Emergency Responder’s Guide
7
4. Electric Vehicle Safety Rules
The CODA vehicle is powered by a HIGH VOLTAGE electrical system. Failure to follow
these instructions will result in death or serious injury from high voltage electrical
shock.
1. Never attempt any repairs if you are not familiar with any of the affected systems
or how electric vehicles operate.
2. Never approach or attempt any high voltage disconnects or repairs without Class
O gloves, safety glasses/shield, non-synthetic clothing, and personal jewelry
removed.
3. If it is necessary to touch any of the high voltage harnesses or components, wear
the appropriate Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE) and shut off the high
voltage by referring to “Step 3: Disconnect High Voltage Battery” on page 13.
Never touch exposed wires at high voltage connectors. Only trained personal can
repair these items.
4. To avoid the risk of electrocution, NEVER touch the inside of the Li-ion battery
connector with bare hands even if you have disconnected the high voltage system.
The Li-ion battery remains charged even if it is disconnected or if the high voltage
system is shut down.
5. When high voltage connectors are disconnected always cover them with nonconductive insulated tape. Do not touch any exposed terminal. (See Figure 8)
Figure 8: High Voltage Connector Protection
4. Electric Vehicle Safety Rules
Emergency Responder’s Guide
8
5. Emergency Procedure
STEP 1: ASSESS DAMAGE AND PREPARE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
Before attempting any emergency procedures, verify that the high voltage
battery is disconnected and use appropriate protective equipment (PPE).
Failure to disable the high voltage electrical system before the Emergency
Response Procedures are performed will result in serious injury or death
from high voltage electrical shock. Read all other Danger and Warning
messages in this manual before performing any of the Emergency Response
procedures.
The CODA is an electric vehicle powered by a high voltage battery. NEVER
assume the CODA sedan is shut off because it is quiet.
If it becomes necessary for the rescuer to leave the vehicle unattended, a
placard or a sign stating “DANGER” or “HIGH VOLTAGE” should be placed on
the vehicle to alert other people of this high voltage situation. Never work
alone on or around a high voltage vehicle. Always alert others that you are
working with a potential high voltage danger.
Before touching the vehicle perform a visual inspection to assess the condition of the vehicle and
its occupants:
•
Check if the vehicle is stable or requires stabilization to prevent it from rolling or collapsing.
(See Step 2, page 11)
•
Check if the battery high voltage system is active by checking the vehicle dashboard for system
readiness indicators. (See Figure 9)
•
Visually inspect the battery and high voltage components for signs of damage such as exposed
high voltage wires (orange) or battery enclosure cracks or dents.
•
Visually inspect for signs of battery thermal event - hissing or popping sounds, small amounts
of white smoke and acrid smell typical for electric fires.
•
Disconnect the high voltage battery. (See Step 3, page 13)
If accessible, verify the READY or CHARGE indicator is off and the high voltage system is
inoperable (See Figure 9). If the READY or CHARGE indicator on the dash is illuminated, the high
voltage system is active in the vehicle.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
9
Battery Charge READY
Indicator
Lamp
Figure 9: Location of READY and CHARGE Indicators
READY Lamp
Flashes green to indicate that the vehicle is performing pre-drive system checks. Illuminates
continuously when the vehicle is in Drive mode and is ready to be driven.
Charge Indicator
Illuminates yellow to indicate that the vehicle is charging. The indicator will turn off when charging
is completed. If a fault is detected, the indicator will turn off.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
10
Before beginning any work on the vehicle, ensure that you have the following PPE.
Table 4: Preparation Items for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Preparation Items
Specification
Purpose
Insulated Gloves
1,000 Volt rated
To help protect responders from
HIGH VOLTAGE electrical shock
Insulated Shoes
1,000 Volt rated
To help protect responders from
HIGH VOLTAGE electrical shock
Face Shield
1,000 Volt rated
To help protect responders from
HIGH VOLTAGE electrical ARC
FLASH
Wrenches
Size: 10 mm
To remove accessory battery cable
terminal bolts/nuts
Side Cutting Pliers
Diagonal cut pliers
To cut 12 Volt battery cables if
terminal ends cannot be unbolted
Heat-proof, Solvent-resistant
protection gloves
Heat-proof, Solvent resistant
protection shoes
Heat-proof, Solvent resistant
protection tools
To utilize in the event of an AGM or
Li-ion battery damage event.
Absorbent Pad
The same type used for internal
combustion engine spills
To absorb any liquid leaks from
transaxle or cooling system
Extinguisher
Type ABC, Type C, Type D
To extinguish a variety of fires
Insulated Tape (non-conductive)
Insulating open connectors
To cover the damaged harnesses to
help protect from and prevent
electrical shock. Tape should cover
all bare or damaged wire connectors.
STEP 2: STABILIZE VEHICLE
Stabilize the vehicle to prevent further damage and danger to occupants and emergency
personnel.
1. If the vehicle is submerged in water, remove the vehicle from water and completely drain
before proceeding with subsequent emergency procedures.
If possible, the driver’s key switch of the submerged vehicle MUST BE
TURNED OFF. The vehicle must be completely emptied of any water to avoid
electrical shock.
DO NOT contact or touch the high voltage components or harnesses until
the vehicle has been removed from the water and/or all water has been
drained from the vehicle.
Wear appropriate PPE before removing any service disconnect or handling
high voltage harnesses and/or components or disconnecting 12V battery.
2. If possible, immobilize the vehicle by using one or more of the following:
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
11
•
Set the parking brake (Figure 10)
Lift up on handle and firmly apply parking brake.
Handle should move at least 6 clicks.
Figure 10: Parking Brake
•
Use a minimum two wheel chocks of wooden blocks to prevent the vehicle from rolling.
Do not stabilize the vehicle with wooden blocks under the Li-ion battery
pack.
To avoid electrical shock, do not put air lift equipment and wheel chocks
under the high voltage components and harnesses.
Lifting
Vehicle lifting equipment should be placed under secure areas of the body. The CODA vehicle has a
high voltage battery pack located under the vehicle. Incorrect stabilization or lifting procedures
may damage the battery or high voltage cabling and cause risk for occupants or rescue personnel.
Secure lift points on the front mount are approximately 8 inches from edge of fender opening.
Secure lift points on rear mount are approximately 8 inches from front edge of rear wheel opening.
Side trim panels have indentation arrows indicating lift point locations. The locations of lift points
are shown in Figures 11 and 12.
Figure 11 Locations of Lift Point
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
Figure 12: Locations of Lift Points
12
STEP 3: DISCONNECT HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
Read and follow all Danger and Warning messages covered in Section 3“Electric Vehicle Safety Rules” before disconnecting the high voltage
battery.
Failure to disable the high voltage electrical system before the Emergency
Response Procedures are performed will result in serious injury or death
from high voltage electrical shock.
NEVER APPROACH OR WORK ON HIGH VOLTAGE WITHOUT WEARING PPE.
Failure to do will result in serious injury or death from high voltage
electrical shock.
DO NOT touch with bare hands any high voltage harnesses colored in
ORANGE or high voltage components.
High voltage can be present in the system for up to 2 minutes after shut-off.
Wait at least 2 minutes after disconnecting high voltage before proceeding
with emergency procedures.
Do not attempt to reconnect any of the high voltage connection points if any
arcing were to occur while disconnecting these components.
After high voltage system shut down, there is a possibility that high voltage
remains in the air conditioning system. Be sure the air conditioning system
is turned off at the dash controls.
The high voltage battery for the CODA vehicle is designed to shutdown automatically under certain
events, such as airbag deployment, seat belt pretensioner deployment, and if the Battery
Management System or Driveline Control Module detects a malfunction that deems the need to
shut down the high voltage system. Even with these designs in place, the high voltage system
should be treated as not shutdown when first responding and assessing the vehicle.
High voltage shut down has to be performed before any first response operation. The high voltage
system shutdown takes up to 2 minutes. Wait at least 2 minutes for total system shut-down before
starting work on the vehicle.
ALWAYS use appropriate PPE (insulated gloves, insulated shoes, and face shield) and observe high
voltage safety rules before performing high voltage shutdown even if the READY and CHARGE
lights are off and there is no visual damage to the battery.
Table 5 summarizes several component used to shutdown the CODA’s high voltage system.
Locations of main components of the vehicle high voltage shutdown system are shown in Figure
13. The choice of the shutdown method depends on the incident circumstances, vehicle position
and shutdown device access.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
13
5
4
3
2
1
Figure 13 High Voltage Shutdown System – Component Location
Table 5: High Voltage Shutdown System Components
1
High Voltage Interlock
High Voltage In-Line (HVIL) interlock system is a
continuous loop connecting all high voltage
components. If any of the high voltage connectors are
separated, the main high voltage battery relay opens,
disconnecting the battery from the vehicle. High
voltage is still present inside the battery pack, but all
vehicle components are disconnected.
2
Main Service Disconnect (MSD)
Positioned in the front center of the battery case.
Removing the MSD plug opens the pack high voltage
circuit.
3
Rear Service Disconnect (RSD)
Rear Service Disconnect is located on top of battery
pack on left side under rear seating area. Accessible
from inside vehicle by removing rear seat cushion and
access panel on floor. Unplugging the RSD will fully
disconnect the system from the high voltage source.
Important Note: This is the
preferred and only full high
voltage disconnect accessible
with the vehicle on the ground.
4
Charging Connector
(Electric Vehicle Service
Equipment) EVSE
Located on left rear quarter panel under charge door.
Some high voltage components are activated when the
EVSE plug is connected to charging system. Remove
EVSE plug to deactivate these components.
5
12-Volt Battery Disconnect
Located in right rear of storage area (trunk) next to
right rear panel. If the 12V battery is disconnected, the
high voltage battery main relays open disconnecting
the battery from the vehicle.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
14
High Voltage System Shutdown When Vehicle Is Connected to Charger
There are many manufacturers of Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE). For exact disconnect
procedure follow specific manufacturer’s instructions.
General instructions are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the unlock release button on lever on the J1772 charge connector handle.
Pull the charge connector handle to remove it from charge port connector.
Replace connector handle to EVSE charging station. Never place high voltage charge
connector on ground.
Avoid driving vehicle over charge cable.
Figure 14: Charger Connector
High Voltage System Shutdown Sequence
The preferred sequence for High Voltage System shutdown is specified below. Crash severity,
location of deformation, vehicle orientation, safety of occupants and first responders, and other
variables may influence the ability to perform the High Voltage System shutdown in the following
sequence. When the vehicle has been severely damaged and the Lithium ion battery has been
deformed, broken, or appears to have been damaged in any way, appropriate Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE), such as high voltage gloves rated at least 1000V and a face protection mask,
must be used and the Lithium ion battery or high voltage components must not be touched.
Even if the collision is minor and there is no visible damage to the battery and high voltage
components, as a precaution the below sequence should be followed.
Perform the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn vehicle off and remove key. The READY light should turn off.
Disconnect or cut 12V battery cable in the trunk.
Disconnect Main Service Disconnect (MSD) in the front middle of the battery pack under
the front of the vehicle.
Disconnect Rear Service Disconnect (RSD) under rear seat inside vehicle.
Disconnect main high voltage cable connector at Front Power Distribution Box (FPDB)
under the hood if MSD or RSD are not accessible. The FPDB is located under the hood.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
15
High Voltage System Shutdown- 12 Volt Disconnect
Perform the following steps:
Disconnect 12-Volt battery to disable airbag systems and shut-off high voltage battery.
Disconnecting 12 volt battery in most cases will disconnect the high voltage
battery, but it is possible that high voltage may still be present in the
vehicle. Use proper PPE and observe the high voltage safety rules in this
guide while disconnecting the 12V battery.
1.
Locate the 12-volt battery in rear trunk compartment on the passenger side.
2.
Disconnect the negative terminal or cut the negative terminal cable using insulated tools
3.
Protect the battery terminal from contact with vehicle metal parts (use electrical tape or
other dielectric material).
If 12-volt battery cannot be reached, pull # 6 (10 amp) fuse in the under dash fuse
panel.
4.
No.6 fuse 10A
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
16
5.
Before proceeding with any emergency procedures including extrication of occupants,
wait 2 minutes for high voltage and SRS system to fully power down.
High Voltage System Shutdown- Main Service Disconnect
Perform the following steps:
1. Unlatch the orange plastic cover on the skid plate to access the MSD.
Connector Unlock Tool
2. Insert connector unlock tool.
3. Unplug the MSD plug.
4. Wait 2 minutes to ensure that the high voltage is fully disconnected.
5. Secure the battery connector terminals with electrical tape.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
17
High Voltage System Shutdown- Rear Service Disconnect
Disconnecting the RSD is the only shutdown method that fully disconnects the vehicle from the
high voltage battery.
Perform the following steps:
1. Remove rear seat cushion.
Remove 13mm mounting bolts
Remove rear seat cushion
2. Remove access panel on the rear left floor.
Remove the cover screws
Open the cover
3. Unplug the Rear Service Disconnect plug.
Insert tool to release tab
Lift and pull latch handle
Completely unplug connector
Unplug HVIL connector
Unplug rear power distribution box connector
4. Wait 2 minutes to ensure that the high voltage is fully disconnected.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
18
5. Secure the battery connector terminals with electrical tape.
High Voltage System Shutdown- Front Power Distribution Box (FPDB)
Perform the following steps:
1. Lift and pull orange latch connector handle.
2. Completely unplug connector and move away from FPDB.
3. Wait 2 minutes to ensure that the high voltage is fully disconnected.
4. Secure the battery connector terminals with electrical tape.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
19
STEP 4: Thermal Event Containment
In case it is necessary to extinguish a fire involving the high voltage battery
pack, large amounts of water from a fire hydrant (if possible) must be
applied. Small amounts of water could produce a combustible or explosive
gas mixture via electrolysis or from a chemical reaction between the Li-ion
battery and water.
CODA’s Lithium ion battery is designed to help mitigate electrical thermal events by electronically
managing the Lithium ion battery and automatically shutting down the high voltage system if
temperatures are detected to increase beyond normal operating limits. The battery pack structural
materials are also fire resistant to a minimum UL-94 V1rating. Lithium cells contain flammable
electrolyte and in extreme cases the electrolyte could ignite. A Lithium ion battery fire could
generate large amounts of smoke which may contain toxic components. The emergency
responders and any vehicle occupants should use self-contained breathing apparatus. Persons
exposed to the smoke should be transferred to a fresh air area and immediately treated by a
doctor.
The fire department should be contacted to extinguish all vehicle fires. If it is necessary for
someone other than the fire department to extinguish the fire, then that person(s) should also
follow these instructions.
Watch for signs of thermal event from the battery of other electrical components. Listen for any
hissing, bubbling, or popping sounds, any amounts of smoke coming from under the vehicle, hood,
or trunk area, and any acrid smell typical for electric fires. If gas is present or thought to be
present, then responders should not perform any operation that could potentially create a spark.
In the event of a small fire, a TYPE ABC fire extinguisher may be used to extinguish an electrical
fire caused by low-voltage wiring harnesses or electrical components.
In the case of extinguishing a fire involving the high voltage battery pack, large amounts of water
from a fire hydrant (if possible) must be applied in order to completely cool down the battery pack
and to help ensure no secondary thermal events occur. Small amounts of water could possibly
produce gases from a chemical reaction between Li-ion battery and water. DO NOT try to
extinguish a high voltage battery fire with a TYPE ABC extinguisher. A Class C, CO2 gas is the
most common extinguisher used to displace the oxygen in the event of electrical fires.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
20
STEP 5: Accessing Vehicle Occupants
DO NOT cut the Li-ion battery and/or case to avoid possible exposure to the
high voltage battery and possibility of electrocution and or battery pack
damage leading to electrocution.
DO NOT cut high voltage harness wires (ORANGE) to avoid possible
exposure to the high voltage battery and possibility of electrocution and or
battery pack damage leading to electrocution.
DO NOT touch the high voltage parts or the insides of the exposed ORANGECOLORED high voltage cables.
The vehicle has air bag inflators and pyrotechnic seat belt retractors. These
inflators and retractors are gas charged and can be set off after a vehicle
collision if not properly worked around or handled. Disconnecting the 12
volt battery will discharge the air bag inflators after 2 minutes.
Use the appropriate tools (hydraulic cutters) when cutting the vehicle to
protect the first responder.
DO NOT CUT air bag or seat belt parts.
Wait at least 2 minutes after disconnecting 12V battery and high voltage system before proceeding
with removal of occupants from vehicle or cutting the vehicle in approved areas (See Figure 16).
E
Figure 15: Location of Airbag and Seat Belt Pretension Components
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
21
A
Front Airbags
Driver Steering Wheel
Passenger Front Instrument Panel
B
Side Curtain Airbags
Driver’s, Front Passenger’s & Outer Rear Passenger’s roof line
C
Seat Airbags
Driver’s Seat Outer Trim Panel
Passenger’s Seat Outer Trim Panel
D
Seat Belt Pretensioners
Driver’s and Passenger’s Seat Belt Retractors
E
Side Curtain Inflators
B Post, Above roof line
Figure 16 shows safe cutting area. There are no high voltage harnesses in the top of the vehicle,
above the belt line. Avoid cutting through curtain airbag inflator and seat belt pretensioners, see
Figure 15. If cutting below windows, avoid cutting high voltage components, see Figure 5. Follow
Step 1-5 before performing any extrication.
SAFE CUT ZONE
Figure 16: Safe Cutting Area
STEP 6: Remove the Vehicle and Secure Accident Site
If battery electrolyte comes into contact with your eyes or skin, flush with
lots of clean cold water. If swallowed, battery electrolyte can be fatal.
Seek medical assistance immediately.
Some fluids in this vehicle can get very hot. These fluids include battery
acid, anti-freeze, brake and windshield washer additives.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
22
There are various fluids that could possibly leak in the event of a collision. Primary fluid leak would
be coolant from the cooling system. Avoid this fluid to avoid possible burns from hot liquid. Other
fluids that could possibly leak are brake fluid and/or transaxle oil.
High voltage battery cells contain a small amount of flammable electrolyte. Major electrolyte leaks
are unlikely as it is largely absorbed in the cell material. Small electrolyte leaks should be treated
in a similar way as gasoline or other solvent leaks.
Spare Tire Repair Kit Canister Cautions
The tire repair kit is located in the storage space behind the left-hand trim panel in the trunk. To
access the storage space, pull the top of the trim panel away from the side of the trunk.
Figure 17: Location of Tire Repair Kit
Storing the CODA Vehicle
If the vehicle is to be stored for a long period of time, over 45 days, disconnect the 12-volt
battery. The high voltage system will not function from the vehicles switches, but the high voltage
battery will remain charged for a period of time. It is recommended to charge the high voltage
battery every 90 days to avoid excessive self-discharge.
If the vehicle is being charged, the battery management system will monitor both the high voltage
and 12V battery and adjust voltage levels as necessary.
Never attempt a high voltage jump start directly to battery pack
Towing the CODA Vehicle
No attempt should be made to remove a damaged battery from the vehicle when the battery pack
appears to be deformed or partially damaged. Tow companies should follow the procedures in the
Vehicle’s Owner’s Manual when securing and transporting the vehicle. The vehicle should be towed
to an authorized CODA service center for proper handling if at all possible. If the vehicle cannot be
towed to an authorized CODA service center, the vehicle should be stored outdoors at least twenty
feet from other vehicles or structures until CODA-certified service personnel can discharge or
remove the battery and confirm the battery condition with a CODA diagnostic tool. After the
battery is removed or confirmed by CODA-certified service personnel to be discharged and in a
safe condition, the damaged vehicle can be stored in the same manner as an internal combustion
engine vehicle. The battery should be removed prior to vehicle recycle.
5. Emergency Procedure
Emergency Responder’s Guide
23
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising