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by kiev
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Service, Diagnostic Troubleshooting and Repair, MUT 3
Replies: 23
Views: 3436

Re: Service, Diagnostic Troubleshooting and Repair, MUT 3

It does display the capacity in Ahr. That data field is found in the "BMU" section. i haven't been thru the "Display" section, but i'm guessing that may be where the km or miles units are found--i'll put it on the list of stuff to check. There is a video on utube where a dude ste...
by kiev
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Service, Diagnostic Troubleshooting and Repair, MUT 3
Replies: 23
Views: 3436

Re: Service, Diagnostic Troubleshooting and Repair, MUT 3

i decided to take a chance on the iCarsoft i909 even though the website seems hosed. So i got one on a buy it now auction listing for $120, and it works great. Can read all the data from the control modules plus trouble codes, didn't have any codes to reset, but it will likely do that also. It's not...
by kiev
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Vehicle did not start
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Vehicle did not start

May want to check the water level and give it a good top up charge to 14.4V. If the water is low and it's been running in hot weather, and not been charged up lately--then that could be the root cause of the trouble code= weak old battery.
by kiev
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Vehicle did not start
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Vehicle did not start

How old is your 12V starting battery? i went thru a spell where that fault would sometimes occur when the temperature was high, and my 12V starter battery was old. Replaced the 12V and no more starting faults, all working fine. Looking at the CAN buss data i have found that the voltage measurement d...
by kiev
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Vehicle did not start
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Vehicle did not start

P1A15 is High-Voltage System Error (1), this code is set if the ECU detects that it takes too long for the large capacitor in the Motor Control Unit to charge up to full voltage.
by kiev
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Service, Diagnostic Troubleshooting and Repair, MUT 3
Replies: 23
Views: 3436

Re: Service, Diagnostic Troubleshooting and Repair, MUT 3

It's hard to find out who makes the iCarsoft version and which ones are real vs fakes. And who to deal with to get one... The US site doesn't seem to be functional--i was not able to send a message and the phone number got forwarded 3 times and was not working, and no response from direct email eith...
by kiev
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Level 2 charging
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Level 2 charging

The charger is actually in the car, and it has a power rating of 3.3 kw. A level 2 EVSE provides 240vac to the charging port terminals, so theoretical maximum is 3300/240 = 13.75 Amps.
by kiev
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Extra battery connection
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Extra battery connection

Wow, that is great news. i'm glad you found a tool that would do the reset. does it also reveal any of the stored information from the car's memory, etc. over the can bus/diagnostic connector? Thanks for sharing, all info helps gain a better understanding...
by kiev
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

The VFD approach would use the traction pack at 360VDC to connect directly to the internal dc buss of the VFD, bypassing the rectifier section used for ac input power. The VFD doesn't know or care where the dc buss voltage came from. Usually it it held up with large electrolytic caps also. Not for t...
by kiev
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

How are you charging using solar--is it direct DC from the panels or do you have battery storage...? As far as less expensive options, variable frequency motor drives, VFD's, are quite plentiful from surplus and auction sites. i have used one with dc connected directly to the dc buss bars to drive a...

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