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by kiev
Sat May 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging Nit Pick
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Charging Nit Pick

One aspect that i find annoying is that it is nearly impossible to see the "fuel" gauge during charging, from outside the car. i have to open the door and look in to see the gauge. From that standpoint i like the way they did on the Leaf with the charging level indicator on the top of the ...
by kiev
Sat May 19, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Mitsu EVSE Ground Fault
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Mitsu EVSE Ground Fault

i've never opened one of those, the Panasonic version has a potted control board and it is quite a pain to remove all the conformal coating without damage. i'm gonna guess that your board will be potted also. The old version does 2 ground checks before allowing charging: one checks that the ground w...
by kiev
Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Cost to charge at home
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Cost to charge at home

i just use easy round numbers. Electricity from the wall is measured in units of kilo-Watt-hour, and costs ~10¢ per kWh. The battery pack in our car is nominally sized as 16 kWh, and there are 16 bars on the "fuel" gauge--so one bar is about 1 kWh and costs a dime. So i tell folks that it ...
by kiev
Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Mitsu EVSE Ground Fault
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Mitsu EVSE Ground Fault

Did you remove the screws located under the labels?
by kiev
Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Can Bus Reverse Engineering for the iMiev
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Can Bus Reverse Engineering for the iMiev

i previously reported accelerator pedal position sensor findings here:

viewtopic.php?p=35567#p35567

Let me know if you need more information
by kiev
Wed May 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Tire Pressure Sensor Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Tire Pressure Sensor Issue

That's an interesting story--yes i think you cleared that trouble code.

Years ago Bosch has a "MUT" type device for accessing engine parameters, diagnostics, etc. Funny thing is that is was called the "Bosch Hammer"
by kiev
Tue May 08, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: FS: 2012 I-MIEV SE $5000
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: FS: 2012 I-MIEV SE $5000

PM sent. Have trailer, will haul.
by kiev
Mon May 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Chinese EV styling cues
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Chinese EV styling cues

Sure looks familia,

Image
by kiev
Tue May 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Ah Rate And Full Charge
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Ah Rate And Full Charge

What does Canion report for the pack voltage and for the difference between the max and min cell voltage? If you have a low cell or unbalanced pack, then the Ah capacity data will be affected, as will the State of Charge %. Temperature is a big factor also that affects the measurement. It is a dynam...
by kiev
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery charging: Full versus Partial
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Battery charging: Full versus Partial

There is no need to worry. Anybody can cut and paste graphs from anywhere--this is a non-technical article with no application for Miev. Different cells: 18650 cylinder versus the LEV50 prismatic, and they use a different chemistry. Yuasa datasheet for our cells shows cycle life data of 5500 cycles ...

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