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by wmcbrine
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: "Secret Box"
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: "Secret Box"

Curious, these differences between the LHD and RHD versions. I'd have thought they'd just flip everything.
by wmcbrine
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

A few weeks ago, I encountered a Spark EV leaving the thrift store as I was coming in. My first confirmed sighting of one of those (lots of Sparks around, but either not EVs, or I couldn't get a good look). Then the other day, there was a Leaf at the grocery store. I saw the same Leaf in roughly the...
by wmcbrine
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13120

Re: EVSE Upgrade

phb10186 wrote:This way you could use a standard US outlet converted for 240V

Does not compute.
by wmcbrine
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13120

Re: EVSE Upgrade

When the graphic battery cartoon reached 82%, and my dashboard gauge mirrored that, the thing stopped and told me to disconnect, that I was "full." With the stock 120vac EVSE, the gauge went all the way to the top and range indicated 84 miles but this took 14 hours, not eight minutes! Tha...
by wmcbrine
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13120

Re: EVSE Upgrade

jray3 wrote:The charger will pull whatever the EVSE says it can give, up to16 Amps max whether 120 or 240 VAC.

It's also limited to 3300 W total, so only 13.75 A @ 240 V.
by wmcbrine
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Modifying the EVSE charger?
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Modifying the EVSE charger?

(Answered the paperclip thing elsewhere.) But elsewhere I read that our charger (inside the car and yes I now get that) is set for 3.3 KW and not the 6.6 it needs to be for faster charge rate. But that makes no sense if our cars can be plugged into a level 2 commercial unit at a car dealer or munici...
by wmcbrine
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13120

Re: EVSE Upgrade

thomash85715 wrote:So has anyone successfully paper-clipped an early non-flashing EVSE and gotten it to flash 12 times in a 15A 120VAC outlet?

I don't believe that's a feature of the unmodified units.
by wmcbrine
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: My first real i-MiEV problem (but I think it's the EVSE)
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: My first real i-MiEV problem (but I think it's the EVSE)

I've bought a JuiceBox to replace (at least for now) my OpenEVSE. One successful charge so far.
by wmcbrine
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: that little remote controller with the antenna on it
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: that little remote controller with the antenna on it

It doesn't 'preheat the seats' - It preheats the car . . . . using the car's water heater. Only the drivers side seat has an electric heater in it and the remote doesn't activate the seat. BTW, in my experience, the seat heats up quite quickly (no real need to pre-heat it), and the heat is very eff...
by wmcbrine
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: that little remote controller with the antenna on it
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: that little remote controller with the antenna on it

Don wrote:even though it does have a ring on top, it's actually too large to keep on a key ring

Clearly you've never seen my sister's keychain.

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