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by zzcoopej
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: EVBatMon Readings
Replies: 71
Views: 5958

Re: EVBatmon Readings

Is it correct to say that we have had 22% degradation? Correct, PMC = Percentage of Manufacturer's original Capacity, so 78% PMC = 22% degradation. This assumes the battery pack has been in the vehicle for a while as the BMU needs a good bit of data to calculate an accurate battery capacity. Discha...
by zzcoopej
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Mechanical Timer for Charging?
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Mechanical Timer for Charging?

I charge my car usualy during night time (starting at 10:00pm) but I can't stay awake until it will be charged. I would like to use a mechanical timer Could you please tell me if I will have any problem using it? I used this https://www.jaycar.com.au/mains-timer-with-lcd/p/MS6110 timer for my iMiEV...
by zzcoopej
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1966

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

9h1bw wrote:However does the i-Miev have Bluetooth?


To connect your Android phone/tablet to your iMiEV a Wifi or Bluetooth OBD adapter is required. For iOS only Wifi OBD adapters are supported. The iMiEV is quite fussy about the OBD so for EvBatMon we recommend Scantools LX or MX for the best connection.
by zzcoopej
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1966

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Do you have any idea why this is happening and if it is a battery fault? You would need to go to your dealer or connect EvBatMon or caniOn to your iMiEV to find out any more regarding the source of the issue. EvBatMon displays the current Ah capacity of your battery which is an accurate indication ...
by zzcoopej
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1966

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

ed5000 wrote:The last week of January I took a road trip and got it down to one bar.


That's pretty recent. Did it get more than 5 hours of charging before you drove it again?
by zzcoopej
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1966

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

ed5000 wrote: My car actually did go to 2 bars flashing today for the first time in some time.


How long would you say (in Time and Km) since you did a full charge from <2 bars, including enough time to balance considering I doubt 5 hours is enough)? Are we talking months or years, and 10,000km or more?
by zzcoopej
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1966

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

That is a good point. I have been using the car's delay timer which is set for 5 hours of charging. That seems fine for charging up a half full battery but it may need more time now. Remember it is only after you drop to <2bars (ie flashing) that the BMU will trigger cell balancing when the battery...
by zzcoopej
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1966

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

I'm wondering if I should park the car until the Monday appointment. I'm no expert however I've done a lot of reading on battery degradation & cell failure and have a keen interest in understanding it further. I don't think continuing to drive before the dealer sees it will further damage the b...
by zzcoopej
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New iMiEV in Japan gets 6 regen levels like the Outlander PHEV
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: New iMiEV in Japan gets 6 regen levels like the Outlander PHEV

BTW, I'm presently just down the road (940km) from you in Melbourne Yes I noticed that in another post of yours, welcome and G'day! Sorry about the weather, not sure if Melbourne has been copping it however its regularly sizzling up here. If I get a battery failure, I know why. I also like the narr...
by zzcoopej
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New iMiEV in Japan gets 6 regen levels like the Outlander PHEV
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: New iMiEV in Japan gets 6 regen levels like the Outlander PHEV

Regardless, it's hard for me to get excited about the i-MiEV's future anymore. I was surprised they even updated the iMiEV. Its so dated now, only a very cheap price could keep it moving out the dealerships. The steering stalks and paddles in that picture look pretty much identical to my PHEV. I re...

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