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by Luddite
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5796

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Thanks for your replies jray and Brian.
I am still getting used to my car but loving it.
Why can't tesla make a more basic car? The model 3 is still too complicated with the massive screen!
A 40kwh imiev? That'd be great :D
by Luddite
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5796

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Thanks for the reply jray3. Good to hear that Mr bean is keeping well! To you ever charge using CHAdeMO? Since my car is new to me I have been charging up to 100% when I've been making longer journeys (40 miles with 30 miles of freeways - 70mph traffic) Today I drove after charging up to 13 bars and...
by Luddite
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5796

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Thanks for the quick reply guys. :D Don, wouldn't starting the car also charge up the 12v battery when storing long term? 12v battery concerns me more than the traction battery - seems strange that it's a battery you have to top up instead of a sealed unit like most ICE car batteries. Don't want to ...
by Luddite
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5796

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Nice to see these forums are still alive! I am a relatively new owner of an ion, but I noticed that the manual of the i-miev (US version) states that "What do I do if I need to store my mitsubishi i for a long period of time? Do not disconnect the battery or any of the i's cables. Make sure the...
by Luddite
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 937

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Hi All, New user here. I just bought my ion (2011 model) 3 weeks ago. The 12v option looks like it will work for pretty much all EVs. Just stumbled upon this video published today - How To Power Your House In an Emergency From Your Electric Car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADqk4IjzjXs Hope this h...

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