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by 9h1bw
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 37
Views: 4266

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: 10
Views: 426

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: 10
Views: 426

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: 10
Views: 426

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: 1967

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.
by 9h1bw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Thanks Dom for that explanation. I never knew it worked like that. I looked up the software you recommended and I need the obd ii bluetooth dongle to be able to communicate with the iMiev computer. I went on eBay and found a variety of dongles with varying extremes in price. I read also that one has...
by 9h1bw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Thank you both for your informative and helpful posts. BTW I am living in Malta with a mild climate. I quite understand that whilst I am driving the km distance meter will reflect how I am driving and the condition of the road. In fact as soon as I switch on the airconditioner the range drops by 20k...
by 9h1bw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Thanks for both replies. The can monitoring system should give me an indication if the battery is at fault. I have made contact with the local dealership and I am still waiting for a date. Probably they are waiting for a reply from Mistsubishi. I will give them this information to see if it speed up...
by 9h1bw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Hi Dom, Until now I did not have any problems to deal with exception that it uses up a lot of charge on going up a hill and as I live on one the range is reduced quickly. With regard to my driving style I try to drive in the ecom range. I use drive B and break with regen. My present problem started ...
by 9h1bw
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

I have just joined and am not sure how to create a new post. I own an iMiev for two years now and recently noticed that the km range meter is not charging up to the 120 km, and over, and am only getting around 103 km. I balanced charged twice in a row to get the cells balanced. However this did not ...

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