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by wmcbrine
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: for sale 2012 Miev Chicago area
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: for sale 2012 Miev Chicago area

rmay635703 wrote:Then you have this to your north

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I'd ask why the sales turned down, but I'm even more puzzled that the registrations stopped tracking the sales. People buying out of state?
by wmcbrine
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Sono Sion
Replies: 27
Views: 6907

Re: Sono Sion

As I was out driving today, I was looking at an apartment building, thinking how it would be to live there... but where would I charge? I hope that someday soon, apartment buildings will all have EV infrastructure, but they're mostly not there now. But, I thought, if I had a Sion, I'd just have to p...
by wmcbrine
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Neutrik Powercon True 1 connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Neutrik Powercon True 1 connectors

WReed82 wrote:Am I correct in understanding that a slightly modified 6-50 plug will mate with 14-30 and 14-50 receptacles?

No. It will not.
by wmcbrine
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: 2014 i-miev with quick charge
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: 2014 i-miev with quick charge

WReed82 wrote:The original owner's manual is missing, and Carmax said they will reimburse us for buying one. Anybody know of a good source?

I dunno about the printed version, but a PDF is here: https://mcarsstatic.cachefly.net/pdf/ow ... Manual.pdf
by wmcbrine
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: ChargePoint Charging Question
Replies: 40
Views: 3861

Re: ChargePoint Charging Question

The infamous charging 'timeout' happens very soon after plugging in and continues for 10-45 minutes. ... Can anyone else confirm this issue with ChargePoint? AFAIK, this is down to the car. I don't know why it does it. But it's not specific to ChargePoint. I see the same thing at home with my Juice...
by wmcbrine
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: dead charger
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

Re: dead charger

Hey Joe, yeah $6300 is way more than i thought i'd ever spend but, to replace that car would be 30 to 40 grand. What? No. It's $5K-$10K for a used i-MiEV on cars.com (but you might have to ship it), with one outlier at $15K. Or you might be able to get a used Leaf in the same range locally (there a...
by wmcbrine
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Both of my Peugeot Ion's won't charge
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Both of my Peugeot Ion's won't charge

Kes wrote:Do you know roughly what those chademo chargers cost?

$3400 from evseadapters.com. ($4000 for the dual-standard version, if you want to future-proof.)
by wmcbrine
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Electric Car Review Talking Points
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Electric Car Review Talking Points

Related: When looking at used EVs on cars.com, etc., the number one thing I want to know (for models where it varies) is: Does it have DCFC? How often this is answered in the ad: approximately 0% of the time. Instead, the listings are full of copy enumerating such amazing and unexpected features as ...
by wmcbrine
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: My JuiceBox has gone wonky
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: My JuiceBox has gone wonky

It doesn't use Bluetooth. The EVSE connects to wifi, and communicates with the app over the public Internet. (!) You can also use their web site. I won't be surprised if it comes back up after I restart it, but I'll be surprised if it stays connected long, at this point. (I'm leaving it off for now....
by wmcbrine
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: My JuiceBox has gone wonky
Replies: 2
Views: 539

My JuiceBox has gone wonky

The charge before last, the graph (as seen in the apps, on iOS and Android) abruptly dropped off after a few minutes, but the charge completely normally, AFAICT (almost a full charge, over five hours). Then, last night, I fully charged the car, and it never showed up in the apps at all -- in fact, t...

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