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by kiev
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: "Secret Box"
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: "Secret Box"

yes behind the plastic panel in front of your knees--with razor sharp edges too. See previous discussion here:

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by kiev
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: "Secret Box"
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: "Secret Box"

There's no room for a cubby below the steering wheel in the US cars, we get the knee shredders...

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by kiev
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13046

Re: EVSE Upgrade

If you can change or send a longer PWM-duty cycle over the pilot wire, then you can increase the charge current according to the spec from SAE. i read this to say that miev 8 Amp is at 13%, leaf (12A) is ~19% duty cycle.


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by kiev
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13046

Re: EVSE Upgrade

Go read the 62 pages over on the myleaf forum and you'll find that back in feb 2011 Ingineer Phil de-potted one of these EVSE units and reverse engineered the circuitry. He then started evseupgrade.com to offer this $300 upgrade. By Nov 2011 the nytimes reported that over 15% of the 7000 leaf owners...
by kiev
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13046

Re: EVSE Upgrade

Thanks for the good words. I will ponder offering plug and play power supplies that allow for 240V AC Level 2 charging. I forgot to mention that after the changes are made inside the EVSE case, the unit is still perfectly functional as a Level 1 EVSE. If you put on a 240V plug you would then need a...
by kiev
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battpack precharge resistor value
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Battpack precharge resistor value

i looked in the MCU awhile back and made some notes here . There was a 56k resistor that looked like it was to bleed off the charge after the key is turned OFF, not sure about the pre-charge resistor, it would likely be inside the pack next to the main contactors. Check with user dani , he dismantle...
by kiev
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

That's the most fun about driving Electric -- the great low-end torque off the line.
by kiev
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: that little remote controller with the antenna on it
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: that little remote controller with the antenna on it

If you have the seat heater switched to the ON position, then the seat will also be pre-heated when the remote turns on the car heater.
by kiev
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: i-spied
Replies: 0
Views: 110

i-spied

Drove thru the dealer's lot in huntsville, AL, and spied a raspberry i-MiEV parked over by the service department. It had TN tags from Hamilton County, probably in for service or recall work, hope it's back on the road soon...
by kiev
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: anyone in Toronto want to loan/rent ?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

anyone in Toronto want to loan/rent ?

This was posted over on the DIY electric car site, Looking... Hello, CBC producer is Looking to rent an electric car for filming an episode of a serial on 18th April, 2017 Tuesday in Toronto downtown CBC studio. You can drive in the car to the studio and drive away once the shooting is finished. Any...

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