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by veimi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: DC-DC Converter always on
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: DC-DC Converter always on

I feel better that it wasn't just my imagination now that it has been confirmed that charging the car does not always recharge the 12V battery. If your 12 volt battery is in good shape, then it's always charged while the car is recharging. Don What do you do when you come out a few days after remov...
by veimi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: DC-DC Converter always on
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: DC-DC Converter always on

I was wondering how you determined that the 12V battery is being charged when the main battery is being charged. Because page 1-17 of the owners manual says so - The charging will work only if the 12v battery is still around 11v. Below that it won't be able to start the 400v dc-dc contactor or char...
by veimi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: DC-DC Converter always on
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: DC-DC Converter always on

I was wondering how you determined that the 12V battery is being charged when the main battery is being charged. Because page 1-17 of the owners manual says so - NOTE ● The 12V starter battery will be automatically charged during charging and also while the ready indicator is illuminated. Refer to ...
by veimi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: DC-DC Converter always on
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: DC-DC Converter always on

I don't want to drain the 12V onboard battery and for now the only way to keep the converter ON is on Ready Mode or while charging, I was interested in your comment that the 12V battery is being charged when the main battery is being charged, A few years ago my car wouldn't start because of a disch...
by veimi
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 14
Views: 3633

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

I was just curious if when charging you are disconnecting the charger when the battery reaches 16 bars or are you letting it continue as the cells balance? If my memory serves me on 120V , from 1 bar mine reaches 16 bars in about 16 hours, but will continue charging for another 6 hours before the ch...
by veimi
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned
Replies: 41
Views: 28223

Re: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned

I replaced mine from Canada Tire in Toronto with a Honda Fit 12V battery. What interested me was that Canada Tire charges varying prices for installation depending on the car, minimum $70. Canada Tire didn't have an I-miEV on their computer but did have the preprepared invoice for a Honda Fit. Batte...
by veimi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trouble with gearbox, un-drivable at the moment
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Re: Trouble with gearbox, un-drivable at the moment

After reading your post more carefully, I realized after posting which I have edited that the possibility of seized rear brakes was not a possibility.
by veimi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Re: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON

It's pretty normal for the voltage to drop 20 even 30 volts under full acceleration vs coasting and to rise at least 10 volts during regeneration, so there are large swings in response to current out/in of the battery, and therefore an ammeter would be misleading. I am not disputing your observatio...
by veimi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Re: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON

The power meter on the dashboard measures power, not current as far as I know. Where did you get the information that it measures current ? 5kW is enough to drive at a constant 30mph, and the needle will be much higher when driving at 30mph with the heater off than with the car stationary and the h...
by veimi
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3962

Re: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON

Thanks. My estimated calculations were based on a curiosity to get some idea of the impact on driving with the heater on in an extremely cold environment especially city driving where the heater would be a larger percentage of the total energy used. In driving for an hour with the heater fully on re...

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