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by Aerowhatt
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

So I'm not sure 30A at the front fuse box is a good fuse size - might need 15A at the fuse box??? Thanks I would fuse the front at 20 amps for two reasons. The set up in the back is breaker is 15 amps. I'm not sure what your wire size is, looks like it's 12 or 10 gauge which is good. By going sligh...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

I had the need for 12 Volt on all the time also, mine for a 300 watt sine wave inverter. I picked up the ground behind the panel that you show your set up mounted into. The always hot positive is available at the front side of the On Board Charger under the rear deck. I just removed one of the child...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: hobdrayv - and i-MIEV ion zero, show electronic control units, reset errors
Replies: 88
Views: 14015

Re: hobdrive - new program for monitoring charge readings

Nevertheless, there are such electric cars, questions in the subject were asked, we added new electric cars, now we have to check, the questioners allow them to write about the correctness of hobdrive, something like that. We have two 2014 North American iMievs, but as of yet have not been able to ...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned
Replies: 21
Views: 10592

Re: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned

Tesla packs are arranged in replaceable modules, either 13 or 15 of them in the complete pack IIRC. I would bet if they have a failure, it's as simple as changing out the defective module. In addition, they use thousands of small cells, each fused separately so that if a single cell shorts out, the...
by Aerowhatt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: Always on lighter/12v port

Wait, I have not checked if the stock lighter is active while plugged in. I assumed it was not. That would make it even easier...but then I wouldn't have my aux lighter port when not charging...which is useful for lighting things. The stock socket only works with the key on, unless a 2017 is differ...
by Aerowhatt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: Always on lighter/12v port

The car does charge the 12v while charging. It uses the DC to DC converter which always puts out 14.4V. Which is a cycle charging voltage for a 12 volt battery. Float or trickle would be around 13.6 volts. 14.4V is exactly the same voltage charging when in READY mode too. Once the car stops charging...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

Okay, this is enough evidence of mechanical failure for me to put a pre-emptive fuse replacement on the maintenance schedule. My original lasted 80k miles, but a friend's only made it 45k., Do you have information on how both cars were charged most of the time L1 or L2. Any significant charging hab...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Care and Feeding of the OBC/dc-dc
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: Care and Feeding of the OBC/dc-dc

Mitsu tested things for the way that they suggest they be used. So as long as one is starting and stopping charging in the ways supplied and suggested in the manual, then things should be alright. There are externals like line surges and spikes, power outages, etc., that the system must absorb rarel...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Will not preheat when fully charged.
Replies: 16
Views: 1978

Re: Will not preheat when fully charged.

New owner still figuring out the many quirks and features :lol: . My preheat and whatnot seems to work as intended while the car is charging(120v standard charger) but not once fully charged (still plugged in). I unplugged and fiddled around a bit with it. Plugged it back in. Charge light goes on. ...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Spare Wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 8514

Re: Spare Wheels

I just thought I would update this old thread with some new information. I've been carrying around the 2013 Honda Fit spare tire for three years and unfortunately we finally needed to use it (The wheel is stamped 15x4T, tire size T135/80D15 . . . 60 psi) . My wife came home last Friday evening with ...

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