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by jray3
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: USA i-MiEV Sales 2011-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: USA i-MiEV Sales 2011-2017

The state of Washington just released data on current EV registration numbers. Out of over 50,000 EVs on Washington roads we appear to have 81 i-MiEV, Which is fewer than the 100+ BMW i8, but more than the 22 Fisher Karmas!
https://data.wa.gov/widgets/f6w7-q2d2
by jray3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using a second pack in parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Using a second pack in parallel

Here are examples of the sort of battery trailer I am proposing. First we have two RAV4 packs in parallel, so much more complex due to liquid cooling, etc. well done with lots of videos, just a bit verbose, so the first link is a succinct summary from Rich Rebuilds. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb7...
by jray3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using a second pack in parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Using a second pack in parallel

1kaspars, here’s an example using a low V battery and a UPS inverter to charge an I-MiEV (from its own back seat). https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NlZ6BOzn41g I do similar off-grid charging from the big 48V battery in my tiny home with a 3kW pure sine wave inverter, but of course towing the 3800lb tin...
by jray3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using a second pack in parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Using a second pack in parallel

Thank you Gary12345 and 1kaspars I wouldn’t leave 360V exposed in a dangling Anderson connector, but energize the trailer pack’s CHAdeMO contactors with 12V switched from the driver’s seat, so as to parallel the packs only in READY mode. Recharging with an offboard charger is easy enough, but I’d wa...
by jray3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 181
Views: 51063

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Very fun Joe, though a High Schooler named Brent Singleton beat you to this approach in 2004 with his converted Ford Escort “quadbrid”. His salt flats EV racing camp was powered by wind and sun! See page 8: https://utah.sierraclub.org/sites/utah.sierraclub.org/files/05summerUT.pdf I’ll dare you to d...
by jray3
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using a second pack in parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Using a second pack in parallel

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3074&hilit=Wrecked+pack+discussion&start=20
Here’s that thread, wow 4 yrs ago, sure would like to hear the rest of the story...
by jray3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using a second pack in parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Using a second pack in parallel

I'm working a new job 75 miles away, and can get there with one DCFC stop, but would of course prefer not to, and I happen to have my original battery pack just hanging around, with probably 10 good kWh available in it... I recall but am not finding the thread on a European college project that plac...
by jray3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!

I called the hotline, which confirmed they will not swap a new charger for my obviously failed one if it is not inside the car and throwing the code. :roll: So, it looks like I'll be reinstalling the failed charger to go thru the exercise of getting a new (and hopefully longer-lasting) OBC...
by jray3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!

Grrreat! Now this sounds like an occasion to make a claim, and when my dealer has one in stock, take 45 minutes to reinstall my failed OBC rather than negotiating for a $400 reimbursement for the junkyard replacement that will almost certainly have a shorter life than a new factory replacement!!!
by jray3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain transplant
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Drivetrain transplant

With a sub-50 kilomile car now on offer at $3995 (in Utah), our cars are worth more as parts than as working cars. Not necessarily a bad thing. I'd love to transplant a full set of i-innards into a classic small car such as my Karmann Ghia Cabriolet. We've seen a LEAF fully disassembled and function...

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