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by zzcoopej
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Outlander PHEV thread
Replies: 46
Views: 7706

Re: Future battery replacement

Outlander PHEV for the rest of the world and claims it'll eventually arrive here.... According to this, the PHEV can be ordered in both USA and Canada now - http://www.myoutlanderphev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3211 After contacting a half dozen dealers within about 6 hours driving time fro...
by zzcoopej
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Mitsubishi on Capacity Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Mitsubishi on Capacity Loss

If you consider a laptop or phone battery I think the biggest factors differentiating laptops and phones from EV are battery temperature and average SOC. Its almost impossible to control cell temperature in a phone or laptop, other than shut off charging when cells get too hot. SOC in a laptop ofte...
by zzcoopej
Tue May 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 55
Views: 7194

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

I would have loved to have gotten another all-EV, especially one with significantly more range like the Bolt or the upcoming Tesla Model 3. However, we were replacing our Toyota Sienna minivan and needed a similar vehicle. This is the car we use when we need to drive farther than our Meepster can g...
by zzcoopej
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: EVBatMon Readings
Replies: 76
Views: 9722

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: 1182

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: 54
Views: 3947

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: 54
Views: 3947

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: 54
Views: 3947

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: 54
Views: 3947

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: 54
Views: 3947

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...

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