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by wmcbrine
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 151
Views: 32618

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

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by wmcbrine
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: happy new owner
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: happy new owner

Only thing quite weird is there is NO seat heater, just a never holed out place in dash where toggle switch would have been. Since we have the remote, not too concerned, though. Guess one could always get an aftermarket 12V pad, although I would be afraid daughter would just run down her battery by...
by wmcbrine
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Any tips to NOT damaging the main battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: Any tips to NOT damaging the main battery?

Gorfllub wrote:That's OK. Its in their budget. They don't mind one bit.

Like how the banks don't mind when you rob them, because they're insured?
by wmcbrine
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Any tips to NOT damaging the main battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: Any tips to damaging the main battery?

I don't feel bad about it in the absolute slightest. Warranty work keeps my fellow technicans employed. I am certain our dealership generates as much revenue in warranty work as retail work. Maybe even more. It actually helps my local economy. It might benefit the dealers, but clearly it penalizes ...
by wmcbrine
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project

Don wrote:The car sure drives different with larger tires on the front

Could you please elaborate on this?
by wmcbrine
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Used Electric Car Dealer
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Used Electric Car Dealer

ed5000 wrote:I would say the salesman was more knowledgeable than even some new car salesmen that sell electric cars!

Geez, I hope so. That's a pretty low bar...
by wmcbrine
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 68
Views: 3070

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: 69
Views: 11527

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: 68
Views: 3070

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: 41
Views: 8766

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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