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by blackheart
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help won't charge
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Help won't charge

new tickler. I took it to a repair shop that works on hybrids and electrics (though they basically do tires and brakes on electrics). They had a leaf there. I plugged it into the leaf and it worked. I took it home and plugged it into my iMiev and it worked. A few hours later, when I was prepping to ...
by blackheart
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help won't charge
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Help won't charge

ok - I took the handle apart and tested the lead that it looked to be wired to. Looked like it was between the proximity detector and the equipment ground. With the button up - not pressed - the resistance between the two was 150 Ohms. With the button pressed it was 480 kilo Ohms. Does anyone know i...
by blackheart
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help won't charge
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Help won't charge

Well, it charged just fine on the L2 blink charger at Ikea.
The guy from EVSE will be getting a call tomorrow. Time to get out the testing equipment and see what's going on.
Of course this has to happen on our first temp drop of the year....
by blackheart
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help won't charge
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Help won't charge

I tried the qtip method with some rubbing alcohol. They came out dirty. It did it till they came out pretty clean, no change. I am charging at an expensive L3 right now. When I get to 80%, I'm going to go to a nearby network L2 and see if it will charge. If it does, I may go after my EVSE. I have em...
by blackheart
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help won't charge
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Help won't charge

I tried on the L1 and L2 charger tonight - nothing. I am going to go try and find a network L2 and make sure the car will take a charge. ;-(
Suggestions anyone??
by blackheart
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help won't charge
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Help won't charge

MAYDAY!! Just rolled over 20k in my 2012 iMiev. I like to have my battery topped off before leaving for work. When we went to take the dog for a walk, I noticed the car was still charging on my L1 plug. No worries, just swap the plug into the L2. The orange 'charge' light never came on. I thought it...
by blackheart
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help won't charge
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Help won't charge

Well, I had to leave the car at home with 4 bars in it bc mine is now not charging. Any good home diagnostic I can do?
by blackheart
Fri May 05, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range
Replies: 184
Views: 34015

Re: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range

The manual should list the fuse size for the heated seat. If I remember correctly, the heated seat uses about 120 watts when on, but it cycles. Put simply, the headlights use more. I would think this is still on-topic. Heated seats are about the best thing going for helping winter range (for me, it...
by blackheart
Fri May 05, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range
Replies: 184
Views: 34015

Re: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range

We just experienced a 20+ degree bump (Fahrenheit) in temp the last couple of days, and my range/efficiency has gone through the roof. It's like my car is brand new again (I purchased it during an early warm spring, so this is my first winter with my Miev). I know that this information is out there,...
by blackheart
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Future battery replacement
Replies: 79
Views: 19210

Re: Future battery replacement

Any hope that this would be a real solution in the not so near future?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/super-safe-glass-battery-charges-in-minutes-not-hours/

I'm hoping for one step closer to dilithium crystals for my imiev ;-)

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