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by FrostyCanada
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1820

Re: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?

Hello Luddite, have you tried running the brakes with the car in neutral?

Removing the regen braking from the equation will help see if it's a software issue or just grabby brakes.

Brian
by FrostyCanada
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Range and Charging Observations and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: Range and Charging Observations and Questions

Hello Bradley, welcome to the forum.

I can't add much to the discussion, but I agree with the others asking you to slow dowm (this makes a big differece).

Concernign the 120V EVSE ... i observed .7 KWH @ 8 amps and maybe a 1 KWH @ 12 amps (approx + depending on battery temp).

Regards,
Brian
by FrostyCanada
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System

Hello Don, I think the diesel heater is unnecessary if the car is used as intended.

This is my humble opinion and I mean no disrespect.

Brian
by FrostyCanada
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System

We got our iMiEV on Dec 23 heading straight into sub zero temperatures here in Massachusetts. I'm really interested in knowing how to best deal with cold snaps like this. I've come appreciate the remote which lets me pre heat the car but wonder how that affects range and if there's other concerns w...
by FrostyCanada
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System

Hello ChrisEV, this will be our third winter with the imiev and it will never get hot like a traditional gas car (never). We knew the imiev would be cold right from the start of ownership. Strange as it might seem, but we practiced with our gas car keeping the heating low to simulate how it would be...
by FrostyCanada
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Cold Weather and Battery Warming System

Hello guys, we're heading into a cold snap and was wondering how our imiev uses the a/c system to keep the batteries warm? Has anyone witnessed this in action ... does it run the a/c just to get current flowing through the battery pack which in turn warms the batteries? I also searched the forum and...
by FrostyCanada
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Meet The Black Adder
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Meet The Black Adder

Hello jray3, the car looks great.

The batteries alone must be worth 7-9k if not more.

Regards,
Brian
by FrostyCanada
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Oh look another new i-MIEV owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: Oh look another new i-MIEV owner!

Hello Chris, welcome to the forum. I drive the "north shore - montreal" corridor everyday and the depending on your driving habits and vehicle settings the car will handle an 80km winter commute with ease. On very cold days I can easily preheat for 25 minutes before leaving home - boot war...
by FrostyCanada
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Chirping Noise while Driving
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Chirping Noise while Driving

Hello forum friends, has anyone experienced this while driving their IMIEV? Note: this noise happens with the a/c on or off at highway speeds, and never happens when accelerating, deceleration and or at city speeds. When I'm cruising at highway speeds I get this chirping noise from the car. I can't ...
by FrostyCanada
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 56
Views: 11143

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Hello Luddite, we have three different charging styles with our imiev when commuting to work. Winter time = home or work, we immediately charge to 100% when a plug is available. Spring / fall = we delay charge to 100% (and very close to our departure time + rarely or never charge at work). Summer = ...

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