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by 9h1bw
Mon May 01, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5066

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Thank you for that information. I have an accurate data of the charging process. I will first try how the remote works.
by 9h1bw
Mon May 01, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Thank you for your recommendations.
Just to clarify what I did. I had the engine set to Ready during the test.
by 9h1bw
Mon May 01, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Before I took the measurement I allowed the load on until the first used notch was used up.

Do you have any recommendations on how I can measure the consumption more accurately?
by 9h1bw
Mon May 01, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Hi all I just found the time to experiment using the battery as an emergency supply. Using an inverter I attached a 95watt electric bulb and monitored the consumption using a kill a watt meter. I let the load on until one notch on the fuel meter was consumed. The result is not very exciting since I ...
by 9h1bw
Mon May 01, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5066

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Thanks gentlemen for all your input. I just noticed that someone actually answered. I must have forgot to tick the email reminder. If I understood you all the battery should be charged to about 12 bars. That would reduce the range quite a lot. I charge the iMeiv about once a week and live in Malta w...
by 9h1bw
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5066

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

I have been reading that a traction battery should not be full charged. Does this also apply to the iMeiv?
I charge mine at home and the charger keeps on charging up to 16 notches. Is this OK or should I stop it before. If yes up to which notch should it be charged?
by 9h1bw
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

That is an excellent idea and will try it. My 100 w transmitter draws 20 amps on peak. I will need to find a load that will give me the right average current consumed during duty cycle of reception and transmission and see how many hours of autonomy per notch on the fuel gauge will give me. Regards ...
by 9h1bw
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Thank you both for your informative reply. I had a look at the Transport Evolved video you posted and it is just what I was looking for. I do have a 1kw inverter which I use for my ham radio activities and so I do not need to invest in anything. In fact I could use my radio , with in limits, (I have...
by 9h1bw
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Using the battery as an emergency supply

I was reading that mitshubishi marketed an emergency 200 v ac supply inverter for the Japanese market. Did it ever reach the european Market? If yes can one still buy one? Alternatively can one source a 330 v dc to 230v ac Inverter? I also read that one can tap the auxiliary 12v battery and attach a...
by 9h1bw
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 2357

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Thank you all for your help. I am now more serene that I do have a problem in the battery but that I was relying too much on an inaccurate meter.

Have a nice day

Chris.

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