Genesis Offroad Rep,I hope these points help you make a well informed decision, but if you have any questions please let us know!
Thank you so much for reading my post and returning your thoughts.
I like ESS for what it's trying to accomplish not so much for it's dissimilar battery implementation. However it does give an added dimension to driving. Being a software engineer, especially working as a powertrain controller developer earlier in my career, I'm willing to give new technology a try. I can certainly live with or without ESS but it doesn't drive me completely insane like it does some. I'm adaptive, open-minded and willing to give my old FCA colleagues a little latitude in working out the kinks. Granted most people want or expect perfection on such an expensive product, but the intent behind ESS is worth giving it a try.
I really do appreciate your disappointment with my post. No one likes to hear negative comments about a product that you work so very hard to develop and market. I really do admire the engineering that went into the overall vision and packaging of the Genesis Dual Battery Kit. It's far superior than the manufacturer's approach.
But why a limit of six ESS cycles per ignition event? Is there some subtle interaction with the Intelligent Battery System monitoring? Is there a way to reset or increase this count? Since this is some quantized behavior (always a count of six), I'm suspecting some type of digital logic rather than a more randomized analog (such as accumulated or built up capacitance) condition. Is there some sort of CAN Bus authentication with some calibrated max casual usage threshold? Or perhaps a missing AUX battery input?
Clearly based on your feedback asking me to manually recycling the ignition your team either doesn't understand or can't address a corrective fix. Maybe the solution is just too cost prohibitive (like needing to become a trusted FCA partner) in order to gain authorized security access to the vehicle's controller communication firewall.
Of course this is all pure speculation on my part. If the current Dual Battery Kit can't integrate with ESS, is there a less sophisticated kit to simply bring the Aux Battery up (from being hidden) with the possibility of replacing it with a larger unit? I don't know battery technology as well as you do, and I appreciate how non-trivial battery charging really is. However, can Genesis provide a kit with a slightly different overall goal? Rather than a 'be all, do all' replacement to one of simply replacing the current FCA implementation with a more convenient mechanical kit that makes both batteries more easily accessible?
How can we JL owners who don't add the high power accessories which require the genius of a complete battery system overhaul, to one that simply makes the Aux Battery more accessible? A Dual Battery Lite kit. One without all the complicated isolation. Just a mechanical widgit without much technology. Or even something to better monitor and independently charge just the Aux battery explicitly.