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by veimi
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How Well Does My Remaining Range Compare With Other Older Cars?
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: How Well Does My Remaining Range Compare With Other Older Cars?

Rather than being a measure of battery capacity, RR simply reflects the driving conditions surrounding the previous 15 miles. ------------------------------------------------ I still defy anyone to predict what their full-charge RR number will be. Of course for varying driving conditions I agree, b...
by veimi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A/C sticker shock
Replies: 19
Views: 701

Re: High Voltage (HV) 50A fuse

@ imiev (in reverse) If the fuse is missing or blown, then no HV would be present outside of the pack on the (+) wire of the G20 connector that runs to the A/C compressor/inverter. If the G20 is just disconnected from the inverter but the fuse was present and intact, then HV would be present outsid...
by veimi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A/C sticker shock
Replies: 19
Views: 701

Re: A/C sticker shock

One other thing, almost too obvious, but there is a 50A fuse inline to the AC from the pack--surely they checked to see if the fuse was blown? It can be accessed for change with the car on a lift. Just a question regarding the fuse so that I might better understand the operation. What would be the ...
by veimi
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1610

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

An interesting question, factors work both ways. Lower power levels on L1. But much less up time for the charger on L2 Perhaps if everyone with a failure could give their most common charge voltage, a pattern will emerge. Aerowhatt I am presenting the following as a thought experiment. Other may ch...
by veimi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1610

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

J bought my 2012 with 50,000 km (30,000 miles) on it so I don't know its history. For the past two years I have been charging it only from 120V at the L1 (8A?) rate. It would be interesting to see if there is any correlation between predominantly used charging rate and charger failures. Are higher c...
by veimi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger, DC-DC Converter
Replies: 111
Views: 3879

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger, DC-DC Converter

I bought my 2012 used with 50,000 km (30,000 miles) on it so I don't know its history.

For the past 2 years I have been charging it only on 120 V L1 (8 amperes?).

I was curious what rate the cars with charger failures have primarily been charged with.
by veimi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Do The Windshield Wipers Increase Their Sweep Rate As The Car Goes Faster?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Do The Windshield Wipers Increase Their Sweep Rate As The Car Goes Faster?

kiev:

Thank you so much!

I was uncertain if I were imagining this.

I can't wait for it to rain again.
by veimi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Do The Windshield Wipers Increase Their Sweep Rate As The Car Goes Faster?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Do The Windshield Wipers Increase Their Sweep Rate As The Car Goes Faster?

While driving my car in a heavy rain I noticed that the sweep rate (not the speed) of my windshield washers was not constant but seemed to vary and increase in number of sweeps per second as the car's speed increased. It didn't rain long enough to verify if I were imagining this and I haven't had a ...
by veimi
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How Well Does My Remaining Range Compare With Other Older Cars?
Replies: 8
Views: 441

How Well Does My Remaining Range Compare With Other Older Cars?

After bringing my 2012 car which I bought used with 50,000 km (30,000 miles) on it out of winter storage, I have been doing a lot of city driving. I have been getting a consistent 120 km (72 miles) remaining range and if I drove the car to empty, this looks like a realistic figure. In the city, in E...
by veimi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1610

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

IMO, it's a real shame to turn one of the most reliable cars on the planet into questionable transportation by trying to get another 6 months of use out of an old lead acid battery. Don My point was to demonstrate that adding water to the battery might provide a simple and zero cost diagnostic tool...

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