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Old 01-06-2020, 06:28 PM   #21
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Exactly.

In the real world, temps do fluctuate,

we may not often fill the space with thermal mass,

of course doors get periodically opened, and

warm contents get inserted as cold stuff is consumed.

But it would IMO be silly to try to build variability in those factors into the protocol.

I agree, and after thinking about it, probably even the modification I would like to see (simulate normal temperature fluctuation by testing 12 hours at 25c and 12 hours at maybe 15c) might be too complicated for most people to follow through with.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:25 PM   #22
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Even a steady 25° for days is a challenge for many.

But that should not stop a member from conducting the tests and publishing their data.

Just do the best you can reasonably
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Example report.

Not standardized but still very useful
https://www.expeditionportal.com/for...r-alone.211885
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:43 PM   #24
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Example report.

Not standardized but still very useful
https://www.expeditionportal.com/for...r-alone.211885
I don't see how you consider this useful. There are countless variables not measured or mentioned which could & would have significant impacts on the energy consumed. Food & drinks added / removed in unknown quantities @ unknown temperatures @ unknown intervals/frequencies. Ambient temps expressed as a vague range, which in the context of a month-long outing makes them pretty much meaningless.

The only metric that was stated with any accuracy was SOC, & we don't even know what age/condition the battery(s) were in.

Two people could write the exact same story, in the exact same words - truthfully - & experience vastly different energy consumption.
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