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by GdB
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: What's the WORST range you've gotten
Replies: 27
Views: 4972

Re: What's the WORST range you've gotten

I was getting only 32 miles RR with a full charge at home. I took it to the dealer and gave them copies of news articles about battery problems at the battery manufacturer and the $30 million dollar settlement to make it right in Japan. They tested for weeks, over and over, techs from Japan, etc. a...
by GdB
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Autonomous i-MiEV Photo
Replies: 2
Views: 3808

Re: Autonomous i-MiEV Photo

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/23/baidu-releases-apollo-1-5-new-open-source-autonomous-driving-platform-announces-1-5-billion-fund/ The China-based tech giant Baidu has released the newest iteration of its widely used open-source autonomous driving platform Apollo I could see a universal kit tha...
by GdB
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Solar-powered interior cabin heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 1788

Re: Solar-powered interior cabin heater?

This looks like a good heating option for the miev, if we could get a salvage one from a crashed ??? EV.
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/22/borgwarner-supply-unnamed-ev-auto-manufacturer-ptc-cabin-heating-tech-improve-range/

How hard is it to get access to the battery high voltage?
by GdB
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 5630

Re: Duosida EVSE

PS I see you have a Zero motorcycle. I have a couple motorcycles and I would like to get a Zero. How is it? It's perfect for commuting. I really like it. Many advantages to ICE motorcycles. Range is easy to extend a lot in a pinch, by drafting and slowing down. Once I calculated I was getting 450MP...
by GdB
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 5630

Re: Duosida EVSE

The Duosida's are great in that they allow 240V or 120V. The 16A model is good low cost option for charging 240V up to 16A at home. This avoids the 120V 14A or 16A charging issue. http://www.e-zencar.net/charging-mode-2-16a/ After I bought the 16A version I found out about their better version, abou...
by GdB
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 5630

Re: Duosida EVSE

probably more due to instrument tolerances, although maybe the newer i-MiEV might have it's power draw dialed down slightly. These power meters are much more accurate than the 14% difference between 12A and 14A. http://documents.ekmmetering.com/EKM-Omnimeter-Pulse-v.4-Spec-Sheet.pdf EKM Omnimeter a...
by GdB
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 5630

Re: Duosida EVSE

sandange, I'm an engineer and I'm sorry I noticed an error in your calculation, house mains are usually closer to 117V (not 110V) and 235V, with 120V and 240V being the maximum allowed. So when I recalculated, your Duosida is charging your 2014 i-MiEV at 12.2A assuming 117V. Which is fine for all 15...
by GdB
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 5630

12A and 16A versions of the Duosida

I noticed Amazon sells 12A and 16A versions of the Duosida https://www.amazon.com/Level-Portable-Electric-Vehicle-Charger/dp/B018A6QK7C/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t What does the inside of the 12A version look like? I'm wondering if it's possible to modify my 16A version with a switch that does either 12A o...
by GdB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Self driving iMiEVs in Singapore
Replies: 4
Views: 4348

Re: Self driving iMiEVs in Singapore

I want a nuTonomy Upgrade! Maybe someone at nuTonomy would be willing to share what learned about hacking the i-miev? The comma.ai open source self driving effort seems a good fit to the i-MiEV with electronic power steering and throttle, but the power brakes are not helpful. With such a long batter...
by GdB
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 5630

Re: Duosida EVSE Thermal 15-5P plug

These are the perfect range to check the temperature at the plug. I'm going to stick one on my 5-15P. The minimum order is 10, if anyone want's to order one. I'll sell the extras on Ebay also. http://www.tiptemp.com/Products/Seven-Event-Reversible-Temperature-Label/TLCSEN503-Digitemp-Single-High-Tem...

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