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by kiev
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.

Howdy Mike, no schematics yet, but Paul is on this forum also [piev] and we might have to trace it out and draw it up for another round of schematics and troubleshooting/repair. So far it hasn't been necessary, but e-pusher's issue may require it. i think one of those big white ceramic resistors is ...
by kiev
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???
Replies: 21
Views: 685

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

It sounds like it's working much better, nearly normal by the distance travelled and the range remaining (RR). You should try it again--charge it up to full and see if it has 16 bars, then drive it around to under 2 bars and hook it up to charge until the EVSE is cut off by the car. This will do a c...
by kiev
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Santa Monica Boulevard

Or looking at it from another angle--it happens so rarely is exactly why it gets the special attention. Also if it did burn up all the combustibles and extinguish on it's own, then it performed as designed, especially if it was contained to only a few of the module sections. If any section can burn ...
by kiev
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Santa Monica Boulevard

parked tesla combustion caught on video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VtbBKnG97c
by kiev
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???
Replies: 21
Views: 685

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

If the "fuel" gauge is not indicating the full 16 bars after charging has completed using either level 1 or level 2 EVSE, then there is at least one bad cell in the pack. The charger cuts off when the cells reach the highest voltage allowed (4.15V) and the charge current drops below the cu...
by kiev
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 21
Views: 856

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Howdy Don,

i may give those a try also, what is the date code on the tires you got?
by kiev
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Skinnier rear tires on front rims
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Skinnier rear tires on front rims

The front and rear wheels can't be swapped--they intentionally have different diameter collars that fit to the axle hub. So the lips won't fit, and you'll have to a quit.
by kiev
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.

It's a dual function box--it does both the dc/dc for the 12V, and the ac/dc for the pack charging. Here's what i think we are looking at: the 3 big electrolytic caps and coil at the rear of the box (bottom edge of picture) are the rectified dc buss , the diode bridge and FETs for PFC are mounted to ...
by kiev
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.

@coulomb Howdy Mike, welcome to the miev forum. i was thinking those blue caps were like the 2 Y caps of an EMI filter such as this: https://www.emcbayswater.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/radio-frequency-ac-mains-emi-filter-network-emc-compliance.png i scrapped back some of the potting and it re...
by kiev
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.

Looks like a different layout used in the US 2012 versions--i opened mine up to read that resistor value for you and my unit doesn't have that vertical board such as yours. There was scorch marks under my cover where the inductors and transformer wires got warm and off gassed the plastic tubing. htt...

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