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by wmcbrine
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

I was shocked, I tell you, I was shocked, as up until now I had considered the engineering on our i-MiEV to be excellent. It simply never occurred to me that, with liquid cooling, there would be any thermal issues, and certainly did not expect high case temperatures. I don't think it's been proven,...
by wmcbrine
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Portable CHAdeMO
Replies: 65
Views: 10778

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

In case anyone is interested, an expensive portable CHAdeMO unit may well be cheaper than a new charger from Mitsubishi, and at least offer the option of charging at home (or having along on long trips) while troubleshooting the broken charger or looking for a used replacement. For example (I have ...
by wmcbrine
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

Don wrote:But, if not, recharging L1 at 12 amps (1440 watts) will cut your waste heat by more than half and it's a completely free option, costing you nothing and no mods needed.

L1 charging is less efficient, so there's a cost in terms of electricity. (I'm not sure how much.)
by wmcbrine
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7806

Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Aerowhatt wrote:So far all I have gotten for trying to have my photos stay with the forum by being a paid subscriber is my handle in ugly red letters.

Also you're now a "Gold Member"

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by wmcbrine
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger, DC-DC Converter
Replies: 32
Views: 1365

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

Not to derail the thread, but if we're contemplating replacing the charger, it would be... interesting... if we could upgrade it, to a faster rate, at the same time. Conceivable? Impractical?
by wmcbrine
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Poo Powered i-MiEV
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Poo Powered i-MiEV

I made a similar comment to praxidice's last year, wondered where it went -- turns out this is a duplicate thread:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3774
by wmcbrine
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV

From InsideEVs.com: https://insideevs.com/next-mitsubishi-m ... nissan-ev/

Not quite as cute as the original, IMHO. Kinda looks like a Spark.
by wmcbrine
Sun May 27, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Strange things with quick charging
Replies: 26
Views: 1393

Re: Strange things with quick charging

Gencis wrote:As 1 bar is 1kWh

Although we have 16 kWh, and 16 bars, I don't think the mapping is linear.
by wmcbrine
Fri May 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

Don wrote:A Google search says it's a 151R - viewtopic.php?t=2789

I can add that a regular 151R is a perfect fit -- no boards needed. :)
by wmcbrine
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Replies: 103
Views: 19149

Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

JoeS wrote:Pity that battery development lay dormant for 100 years. Now, EVs and large-scale storage are providing the impetus for its revival.

Eh, but handheld electronics have probably provided a bigger impetus.

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