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by Aerowhatt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 11
Views: 1188

Re: Seized Gearbox

seismic seems to have left. Bummer. Anyway, I'm dropping the car off at the mechanic on monday and he will give me a quote / fix it if its not too costly. I will let you know how it plays out. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. It's valuable information that should get recorded for others who run i...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

JoeS wrote:BMU case (sits on top of Charger): 95°F (35°C)


Do you have a picture of the charger setup in the 2012? It sounds different than the 2014.

Aerowhatt
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

There must be much more heat generated when driving the car, cooling the motor and the inverter - I can't believe the cooling system that handles that cannot handle the charger alone. In your tests, do you think you were moving as much air through the radiator as the stock cooling fan would? If the...
by Aerowhatt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

There is an OEM fan on the radiator at the front of the car - Any thoughts on just making a mod to use that fan? Many ICE cars have 12 volt cooling fans behind the radiator which are energized using a thermal switch on the radiator tank - When it gets hot enough, the fan comes on for long enough to...
by Aerowhatt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

Aerowhatt, what did you pick up as your fan's 12v power source, activated only during charging? Right now it is temporary, separate 12 ah AGM. The DC to DC output is right there and easy to connect to. The negative will go to ground (likely to the bracket for the blower). Fuse (3 amp) right at the ...
by Aerowhatt
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

I don't think it's been proven, yet, that there are thermal issues -- only that greater cooling is possible. But, what matters is what temperatures are in spec for the components, not whether they're hot to the human touch. I've been charging EV's for clients for 18 years. Recommending and installi...
by Aerowhatt
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

I have a prototype cooling blower mounted in my car and two charges monitored with it. First let's review. First all of, the numbers are are based on my 80F ambient charging environment. It is reasonable to use these numbers adding or subtracting as needed depending on your ambient charging location...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: And now my I will not charge!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: And now my I will not charge!!

Is it possible that the resistors were damaged by overheating or is it possible to tell if overcurrent was the cause as he said? Yes over current is caused by over voltage with a resistor (or less common, resistance value drifting out of spec). Over current results in overheating which damages the ...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 51
Views: 14870

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

For completeness I went back and compared E mode and B mode on the same stretch of road. Take note that this was a different day and conditions were different than the conditions in the graphics in the previous post. In the previous post there was a pretty decent headwind. In the following results t...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7772

Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Just click on the three lines, and you should see the Attachments tab, as in the second image. The colours and details will vary from what I've posted, but the principles should be the same. Please let us know if this allows you to use the forum to host your images. Thanks coulomb, there is an &quo...

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