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by DBMandrake
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trouble with gearbox, un-drivable at the moment
Replies: 5
Views: 373

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

:cry: I drove to work today, parked and plugged in as I always do. When I left at the end of the day the car was slow to move, it seemed like the e-brake was still on but it wasn't. I pressed harder on the accelerator and it lurched repeatedly as it moved forward almost like something in the gearbo...
by DBMandrake
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Turtle at Half Charge Under Load?!?!?!
Replies: 23
Views: 3024

Re: Turtle at Half Charge Under Load?!?!?!

I ended up buying a scan tool and the cells that are lower are 10 and 11. About .4v to .6v at 50% load range has definitely took a hit also. So two cells are 400-600mV lower than the rest ? At 50% SoC ? That's massive - I'm surprised the car would drive at all. :shock: Careful diagnosis would be ne...
by DBMandrake
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: PR: GS Yuasa to double driving range
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: PR: GS Yuasa to double driving range

I've said it before but it wouldn't take much of a refresh to make the i-Miev into a viable small city car even with today's competition. 1) Increase the battery capacity to double the range to a real world 120 miles. There are still a few EV's launching today that only have 120 to 150 miles range. ...
by DBMandrake
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 726

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 DBMandrake
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: PR: GS Yuasa to double driving range
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: PR: GS Yuasa to double driving range

That would be great if the 170km claim for the existing i-Miev was true.... :lol: :roll:

Add this to the long list of "I'll believe it when I see it in cars available for sale" battery claims...
by DBMandrake
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 726

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

i think the power scale is marked with 50A divisions with full scale at 150. The center of C in ECO is halfway to 50, so i would call that 25. 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 ? Split that dista...
by DBMandrake
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: additional electric heater
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: additional electric heater

The built in heater in the car actually peaks at 5.5kW during warm up, although it typically settles down to about 3kW once the selected flow temperature is reached. (The temperature knob controls the flow temperature of the water through the heater matrix, not the cabin air temperature - it's up to...
by DBMandrake
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

I do have an Android phone. Where do I get the other gizmo? I bought a code scanner a few years ago but it never produced anything intelligible. Car charged up to 15 miles/3 bars again today, no real gain vs. Yesterday. If you already have an Android phone download "Canion" from the play ...
by DBMandrake
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Do you have an Android phone or tablet capable of running Canion ? If so, do yourself a favour and get an OBDLink LX so you can use Canion - this will give a wealth of information about the state of the traction battery, including the BMU reported Ah capacity, individual cell voltage and pack voltag...
by DBMandrake
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Buying a used 2011 iMiev from Norway
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Buying a used 2011 iMiev from Norway

38.1Ah and 38.3Ah are both very good for the mileage, so I would go by other factors, in particular age. There is no 100% guarentee that the September 2012 car is using the new cells as we don't know the exact cutoff date but you at least have a good chance whereas the 2011 car will definitely not h...

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