Go to advanced search

by Benjamin Nead
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: 12v Power Into Main Cabin
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

Re: 12v Power Into Main Cabin

Splendid, guys. Much appreciated for all the info. I don't have a timeline on this project and it might not happen until after the new year. But now I have a good basic plan.
by Benjamin Nead
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: 12v Power Into Main Cabin
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

Re: 12v Accessory Socket Power Draw

Just to clarify, we've drifted off-topic . . . We have, Joe? The "topic" (which you already changed once) was, as far as I can see, safely running an AC device, such as an audio power amplifier, off of the vehicle's electrical system. A full discussion on this topic shouldn't be limited t...
by Benjamin Nead
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: 12v Power Into Main Cabin
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

Re: 12v Accessory Socket Power Draw

Thanks for the link to PowerWerx, PV1. I knew of the Anderson connectors (past adventures in the model airplane world and with the DYIers in our EV club,) but not where to get everything under one roof. The i-MiEV's accessory battery is 32Ah at a nominal 12V, so that's around 384W. The 45W capable (...
by Benjamin Nead
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: 12v Power Into Main Cabin
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

Re: 12v Accessory Socket Power Draw

Thanks, all, for replies on this and, yes, making this a specific new topic is a good idea. My reply is late in coming, since the Forum's software didn't allow me to log on to reply until I reset my password (an artifact of the upgrade, perhaps.) I've heard lots of bad things regarding the use of th...
by Benjamin Nead
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: 12v Power Into Main Cabin
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

12v Power Into Main Cabin

It's been a month of so since I last posted here: a busy time of the year for me. Wow! I like the revamped look of the My i-MiEV Forum! Anyway, here's why I'm posting today . . . I'm contemplating the purchase of a small pure sign wave inverter: something I can plug into the car's cigarette lighter ...
by Benjamin Nead
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Residential Solar Regulations
Replies: 21
Views: 6205

Re: Residential Solar Regulations

That "shared driveway" analogy is, as best, spurious. The idea that homeowners with their own grid tied PV are the equivalent of parking space interlopers is so wrong, it's hard to parse such observations with a straight face. If a solar homeowner is grid tied and the utility is buying a k...
by Benjamin Nead
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: 2016 National Drive Electric Week
Replies: 10
Views: 7560

Re: 2016 National Drive Electric Week

Our movie presentation and follow-on panel discussion on Saturday (see earlier post, above) wasn't very well attended. But, when we placed our cars at the nighttime street fair later that day, we had lots of people coming up to us the learn more about EVs. Nice turnout there. But "the big story...
by Benjamin Nead
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 30571

Re: New Sins and Old Sins...Mitsu Fuel Economy

You really have to wonder some days if the best thing that could possibly happen to the i-MiEV is for Mitsubishi to sell off all the tooling and spare parts for it, then have someone else manufacture/market it. :oops: Maybe everyone here on the My i-MiEV Forum should chip in a few dollars each and m...
by Benjamin Nead
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Sono Sion
Replies: 28
Views: 9132

Sono Sion

Hi folks . . . Here's another interesting electric car that might or might not ever come to fruition. It's called the Sono Scion. No, not the Japanese film director (I'm not familiar with his work, but when I typed."sono sion" into Google, it flipped the order of the words and he was the f...
by Benjamin Nead
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: TPMS Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 10516

Re: TPMS Thread

TPMS saves me again. The indicator light was on when I was making my short commute to work yesterday morning. A quick visual inspection after I parked didn't show any of the tires under-inflated. 7 hours later, after work and getting back to my parked car, the rear drivers-side one looked a bit low,...

Go to advanced search