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by kiev
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: can I use this to charge my car
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: can I use this to charge my car

That will work.
by kiev
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Dead Charger Repair, How To (Summary and Discussion)
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Reduced Replacement Cost?

i heard of a fellow (not on the forum) who was getting a replacement OBC from a dealer at a greatly reduced cost, ~$500. Maybe the recent numerous failures of the OBC has risen up to Mits to where they are realizing a problem and dropping the price as a goodwill gesture? It may be worth asking your ...
by kiev
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Dead Charger Repair, How To (Summary and Discussion)
Replies: 2
Views: 28

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by kiev
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Dead Charger Repair, How To (Summary and Discussion)
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Dead Charger Repair, How To (Summary and Discussion)

The onboard chargger OBC troubleshooting thread has technical circuit board details, but this thread is intended to be a simple HOW TO for fixing the OBC. The technical investigation is still in progress, but circuit details are not of much practical use for most folks. So far it seems that only a f...
by kiev
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 160
Views: 32785

Who needs a truck anymore? hits a Home (Depot) run

Buckets of tools and bins of bolts, jugs of juice and a case of water, duffel bags of clothes, a seat full of lumber and a pocket full of schells...

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no seats were harmed in the filming of this road trip
by kiev
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 215
Views: 7990

HR R Safety Caps, MuRata DEH series

The safety caps in my box, HR R 102K 2KV, are 9mm in diameter and only rated 2kV. The MuRata catalog datasheet (C85E.pdf) i found from Newark doesn't have the restriction about EV charrgers, but it has a date code of 06.6.1, whereas the restricted version datasheet was dated March 28, 2018. So i thi...
by kiev
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: CAN messages for pre-heat / cool and charge start/stop delays
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: CAN messages for pre-heat / cool and charge start/stop delays

i looked at this awhile back and recorded the CAN buss data while using the remote to turn on defrost. i have the raw data capture file and a .csv file, and a spreadsheet if you want to pursue looking at some data. If is difficult because we don't know the CAN Ids and don't know meaning of the data ...
by kiev
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 215
Views: 7990

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

Good idea, i'll have to run some cycles on it and see how it does. Since the waffle plate is off there is no path to charge the caps, but i could rig something up to put ac thru the contacts. Too bad there is no way to inspect the contacts without destroying the relay. i was hoping this relay would ...
by kiev
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: [POLL] On-Board Charger and DC/DC Converter
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: [POLL] On-Board Charger and DC/DC Converter

i've added a 5th question concerning interruption of AC power during charging, if you could go back and edit your responses for this, thanks.
by kiev
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 215
Views: 7990

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

jray3 wrote:... I’ve unplugged 120V from the wall before disconnecting the handle a very few times, but not 240V.


That's an interesting clue--It only takes once to cause damage.

i had assumed that nothing like that had occurred, but this raises a possible culprit for your box failure.

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