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by jray3
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: ChargePoint Charging Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1967

Re: ChargePoint Charging Question

I see the same thing- plugging in at low SOC, say 20%, then a brief 3 kW charge of around 5 minutes followed by a 15 min timeout and resumption at 1.1 kW for the rest of the first hour, at which time I had to go. Really disappointed to only harvest 0.6 kWh in that time.
by jray3
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: ChargePoint Charging Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1967

Re: ChargePoint Charging Question

Ok thx for the feedback, I guess it is ChargePoint’s fault for providing the best real-time data, and being the only public EVSE option between my office and home, which is the main time I need a top-off - after a heavy day of errands! I’m wondering if the timeouts become longer or more frequent as ...
by jray3
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: BMU Wanted. Battery pack 14.5kWh
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: BMU Wanted. Battery pack 14.5kWh

Wow Tom, you're rebuilding that box of cinders? I'll be replacing my battery pack in about 3000 miles with a salvage pack, but want to keep the spares for long-term maintenance. Have you exhausted the salvage yards in your area?
by jray3
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: ChargePoint Charging Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1967

Re: ChargePoint Charging Question

I have a pretty definite issue with ChargePoint stations, including the newer two-headed units. The infamous charging 'timeout' happens very soon after plugging in and continues for 10-45 minutes. Now that my pack is degraded, the ability to harvest at least 3 kWh during an hour on L2 can make all t...
by jray3
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: my Miev will not charge
Replies: 150
Views: 26753

Re: my Miev will not charge

MikeDuffy, I'm glad that you finally got the car back. From your reading of the service notes, am I to gather that the fault that you presented to the dealer in June was finally addressed with a charger replacement in October, and then they finally replaced the blown 20 amp MCU fuse in December? Thi...
by jray3
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Both of my Peugeot Ion's won't charge
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Both of my Peugeot Ion's won't charge

Hi Kes, and yes, swapping the entire left-side aluminum box containing the charger and DC-DC converter is a fairly easy job. (I got one from a breaker's yard). The coolant hoses are a straightforward connection, but as I recall, you have to remove the two plastic gland nuts along with the HV wires. ...
by jray3
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Both of my Peugeot Ion's won't charge
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Both of my Peugeot Ion's won't charge

Strange that the 20 amp fuse in the inverter is not blown. If that were the case, a quick and easy swap of the charrger/ dc-dc assembly would be my prescription. It would probably still be worthwhile to remove the charrger lid and see if those two teal-colored mouse-ear capacitors are indeed intact....
by jray3
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Got Solar!

Gosh, all this whinging by Californians has me wondering if it's time to return to Guerilla Solar! :P https://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/the-guerrilla-solar-movement-zmaz01zsel https://www.guerrillasolar.tk/ Modern solar modules with microinverters are perfectly safe and easy to instal...
by jray3
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Unexpected Turtle
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Unexpected Turtle

I've also met the turtle before the last bar blinks out, but never with two or more bars showing... First guess would be it's the first sign of a saggy cell, but I thought that a low voltage cell would trigger a solid turtle until reset by a recharge. The flicker makes me wonder about a cold solder ...
by jray3
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Imiev tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Imiev tyres

I'd definitely stick with the Dunlops out back, which is a good investment because the rears last longer and are the larger factor in rolling resistance, as they carry more weight. The Continentals are a reasonable option for the front. My impression has been that the Contis wear well and have bette...

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