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by Aerowhatt
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Passive cooling ?
Replies: 96
Views: 13649

Re: Passive cooling ?

Actually, once I turn the AC to the battery, I always get some cold air on my feet. More than I would like, too. The vents are not 100% sealed. That's interesting, On my car it is a very good seal. No discernible airflow out of the floor vents when in Battery vent mode. It's hitting 105 F here toda...
by Aerowhatt
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Passive cooling ?
Replies: 96
Views: 13649

Re: Passive cooling ?

The thing to watch for when trying to run the pack fan is that the cabin HVAC has the battery damper flipped and the vents set to the floor. Otherwise, you're not going to get much airflow through the pack. A good reminder. I assumed anyone deep into this thread would remember that, but likely a re...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?
Replies: 35
Views: 1259

Re: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?

Two 2014's here . . . ES is the only model offered for 2014, 2016, 2017. The steering wheel is not heated on either of ours. Twin seat heaters and DCQC standard though. :)

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by Aerowhatt
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Passive cooling ?
Replies: 96
Views: 13649

Re: Passive cooling ?

So I've been looking at the main battery exhaust blower and wiring, etc, in the shop manual. Looks doable to add in a relay to run the blower powered by, perhaps the onboard charger 12 volt relay activation. That way when the charger shuts down (and the DC to DC shuts down too ) so does the fan. Als...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Passive cooling ?
Replies: 96
Views: 13649

Re: Passive cooling ?

I personally avoid that method ever since I tried it once and nearly emptied my 12V battery. Turns out it's only charged during "ready" mode. About other solutions, well I posted in another thread about portable chademo chargers which can work from single-phase power. We can regulate thei...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Aerowhatt, Do you know what is the transfer rate of the iMiev dc to dc converter? It is rated for an output of 80 amps and 14.4 volts . . . However as measured those are a bit off BTW what does SOC stand for ? As Don pointed out it refers to state of charge: 100% is full and 0% is empty This soluti...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Thank you both for your replies. Which mirror each other. Thus my idea is a non starter. Thank you for your help. I disagree! You just need to go about it differently. With one more 12 volt (deep cycle) battery, a backup system using the car works quite well. By running a small load over along peri...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Passive cooling ?
Replies: 96
Views: 13649

Re: Passive cooling ?

It's battery cooling season again. I have kind of a unique home parking situation that I would like to take better advantage of. 97F outside today and summer is just getting started. I've found even though my garage stays under 80F no matter how hot the outside temperature is and it starts the morni...
by Aerowhatt
Wed May 31, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2012 I Miev Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: 2012 I Miev Problem

There are three fuses built into the positive battery connection. Seems that would be a good place to start given the description of events leading up to the issue.

Aerowhatt
by Aerowhatt
Mon May 22, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

There have been VERY few instances where I've beaten another driver off the line. Those instances only included other drivers who were not expecting/anticipating a race off the line and were very late to the throttle, or other cars that looked/sounded like they'd probably cough up a lung if their d...

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