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by Luddite
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!
Replies: 27
Views: 760

Re: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!

Since I am not really set up to post pics on some hosting site then link them here, I am not going to post any pics right now. (Like WTF? So cheap they think a few pics will drive the bandwidth through the roof?) My background is 12v / auto electrical. Not EE level stuff, but I have been wiring car...
by Luddite
Wed May 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 45
Views: 2954

Re: A New Tire For Us!

While researching 175/55R15 tires to go on my new wheels, I ran across a new Eco Continental tire in 145/65R15 which is the OEM size for the front of our cars. The good news is . . . . they are only $85 at Tire Rack!! Don This tyre is available in the UK too - but might not be as eco as it seems. I...
by Luddite
Mon May 07, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: UK iMiEV tyre supplier needed
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: UK iMiEV tyre supplier needed

I would recommend going to
blackcircles.com

or asdatyres.com

They can deliver and fit tyres at a local garage.
Prices are reasonable too but you may have to wait a few days for your tyres to arrive.
by Luddite
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2987

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Shipping Yuasa batteries by air? That ought to go over well :lol: ;) (Dreamliner incident?). Yup, they don't seem to literally ship anything anymore! ;) Li-ions can travel on cargo air only. So, provided, the paperwork is complete - should be no problem. Seller is getting back to me as unsure about...
by Luddite
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2987

Re: Is my battery dying ?

The precipitous drop is out of character for the car, and after reading many other threads here that started with similar concerns and ended up with a battery pack replacement under warranty due to a rapidly dying cell, I'm naturally quite concerned. Especially when I still have 3 years of personal...
by Luddite
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2987

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Simon, Thanks for all your data and investigations. Do you have any information on the temperature of the batteries? Despite our mild climate, heavy use and rapid charging can heat up the cells and on a few wintery days, I have rapid charged which has heated up the battery and increased the range. I...
by Luddite
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Miles/kwh long term data?
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Miles/kwh long term data?

Hi Luddite - I had somehow missed your 2 April post. Between you, DBMandrake, and myself, we are seeing fairly consistent results on our wall-to-wheels numbers. Early in my i-MiEV ownership, I had carefully maintained my energy consumption for over 8000 miles and published the results here: http://...
by Luddite
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1801

Re: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?

I posted a full description and photos in the following speakev thread: https://speakev.com/threads/c-zero-ion-charging-failure-due-to-stiff-gear-lever-mechanism.98153/ (sorry to keep posting links to another forum mods, but I really don't want to copy and paste all the text and pictures) Thanks fo...
by Luddite
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Miles/kwh long term data?
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Miles/kwh long term data?

Hi All, It's been just over a year that I have had my little ion. I have paid nothing except electricity, annual inspection and a wiper blade. I also paid 44GBP for a charging card to access public charging and some L3 charges. I have driven just over 10,000km in temperatures ranging from -5c to 25c...
by Luddite
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: High Mileage - 2014 Miev - Level 3 winter battery charging time
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: High Mileage - 2014 Miev - Level 3 winter battery charging time

I would say we Use fast charging (L3) about 10 times a week That's a lot more than I do! :shock: Great that it still seems to be in good shape! I haven't got canion yet because I don't want to get paranoid about monitoring cell health. I have only ever L3 charged to 80% and I don't think the L3 cha...

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