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by Aerowhatt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

We got recall notices in the mail for both cars last week!

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by Aerowhatt
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Many Mitsubishi products will be recalled on this issue. Like Don I used the VIN look up and came up empty. But if you go further and use the make model and year look up we are listed. The explanation is that gathering the VIN data and putting it in the data base takes time. Just last year we did th...
by Aerowhatt
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 36
Views: 2099

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

So after a long search for the proper CPVC components for this project and not finding some of what is needed even being made in CPVC, in addition to large size CPVC fittings generally only available by the case. Then looking at metal alternatives. It occurred to me while doing some wire runs that P...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Home energy monitoring
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Home energy monitoring

I'm curious as to how you think using this would ' find ' you energy savings? You see the fridge kick on and kick off and maybe see how long it ran?? Same for the water heater, the dryer and various other appliances. How do you make use of that info to save on your power bill? $50 worth of caulk to...
by Aerowhatt
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Home energy monitoring
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Home energy monitoring

I've been using the TED 5000 for five years or so. Unlike JoeS I haven't had conflict issues with my enphase inverters (could be logistics of the install) or he likely has far more than my 12 inverters trying to share the power line for communication. I have 2/0 - 200 amp feeds to the house and the ...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charge disappeared
Replies: 14
Views: 822

Re: Charge disappeared

It's pretty clear (from all related literature) that the battery temperature management only functions when the car is plugged in to L1 or L2 charging equipment. So that is not what brought it to dead. If they did indeed only warm it up, and charge it normally, then the only normal operation scenari...
by Aerowhatt
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 140
Views: 19735

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

An aluminum trailer-hitch cargo carrier seems like a good idea at first glance for those odd sizes, but securing a tall item could be a problem. Would use it so rarely that I personally couldn't justify it. These go on sale often: http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-capacity-aluminum-cargo-carrier-...
by Aerowhatt
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Connector/charger problems.
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Connector/charger problems.

It charges to 16 bars when it does charge. so you can pretty much rule out a cell failure. The onboard charger works sporadically with little, if any pattern. Given those facts I would be first looking at the controls wiring at the onboard charger and other locations (under the back seat etc). Vibra...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 36
Views: 2099

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

The threads and wire connections on these things do get quite hot. That's one reason I'm going with 2 inch pipe so that there is room for a brass adapter between the element and the CPVC threads. This will be necessary for any decently adequate heat output for the application. the first foot of wire...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 36
Views: 2099

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

I got the heating element. It's a bit smaller than I was expecting, which is a good thing (only about 6 inches long). I reconfigured the jumpers on it so that the two elements are in series instead of parallel. I did an emersion test with a three gallon bucket and the surplus 36V battery as the sour...

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