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by wmcbrine
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!
Replies: 16
Views: 444

Re: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!

DBMandrake wrote:... or was 2012 the first year the i-Miev was sold in the US ?

Yeah it was.
by wmcbrine
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Car not turning on
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Car not turning on

So, it was the 12v. Are these special batteries? The dealer is charging me $400, and had to ship the battery in from somewhere?? Dangit. I was able to buy the side mirror on eBay for $75! This is a 2012. They're not special at all, they're standard 151R car batteries you can get anywhere. Do not pa...
by wmcbrine
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: 2012 Raspberry i-MiEV, thinking of buying this
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 2012 Raspberry i-MiEV, thinking of buying this

sheinr4143 wrote:It is a low mileage SE premium with QC and the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin from MMNA so that you could qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit to offset most of the $7,800 purchase price.

Eh? The tax credit is only for new cars.
by wmcbrine
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Car not turning on
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Car not turning on

It could just be the 12V...
by wmcbrine
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Can't Find CHAdeMO Charging Port Lever
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Can't Find CHAdeMO Charging Port Lever

Don wrote:we've still never used the Quick Charge feature once

Aw, you gotta use it once, just to try it. It's fun to see the bars go up so fast. :)
by wmcbrine
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 413
Views: 68179

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

DBMandrake wrote:These cars will not charge if the AC voltage is above about 247 volts ... appearing to start charging at first including the fan running but aborting after a few seconds.

Oh, man. Now I'm wondering if my OpenEVSE didn't go bad after all, and I just had high voltage that day. Thanks.
by wmcbrine
Sun May 26, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero
Replies: 105
Views: 40812

Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

JoeS wrote:On another note, does anyone know if the Mitsubishi Highlander (edit: mean to say Outlander :oops: )

There can be only one!
by wmcbrine
Fri May 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12 volt battery 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: 12 volt battery 2012

It's a standard 151R, not hard to find. I got one at Advance Auto Parts. I tried to get them to install it (they're supposed to do it free), but they were incompetent, so I ended up doing it myself: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3766
by wmcbrine
Tue May 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Imiev/Smart car
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Imiev/Smart car

And now neither of them will be sold in the U.S. :( Yes, I've mistaken an illustration of the rear of a Smart for an i-MiEV before. I saw this idea posted once here before, but couldn't find it when I was looking for it the other day. It's not even mentioned on the i-MiEV's Wikipedia page. Thanks fo...
by wmcbrine
Mon May 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Illinois Insanity
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Illinois Insanity

Then you could charge each car $200 as a starter. Or -- here's a thought -- abolish the idea that road maintenance has to be funded by regressive user fees, and pay for it out of mostly-progressive income and property taxes, like the rest of the state budget. But that's beside the point, which is t...

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