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by jray3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Joe, I'm reading that 12V at the cigarette lighter, err. 'accessory outlet'. Need to go straight to the battery posts, it's just harder to do solo. I haven't gone further than this because the car shows no other signs of being dissatisfied with the 12V system, the weather is warming up, and I have a...
by jray3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech/Reference Articles (Read Only)
Topic: NREL EV Studies go AWOL
Replies: 0
Views: 43

NREL EV Studies go AWOL

I'm finding almost only dead links in the Library for Advanced Vehicles research at Idaho National Labs. https://avt.inl.gov/search/content/i-miev It's not just the i-MiEV, but most modern EV research. Much older documents seem unaffected, such as old studies from the FreedomCar initiative. :?
by jray3
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Salvage Miev in April auctions Corpus Christi and Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Salvage Miev in April auctions Corpus Christi and Seattle

The Corpus Christi car just went for $2750. High for a suspected floodie, but the dashboard did light up enough to be tempting... good thing I'm too far away from this one. No date set yet for the Seattle car. I'm seriously considering it, so if a forum member wants it, a PM to ensure we don't bid a...
by jray3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Thanks Mandrake- I confirmed that the ACC position does not bring in the dc-dc, as my house battery (a yachting term) is resting at a measly 12.1V even after an overnight charge plus an hour of driving. :o With temperature correction for 50 degrees F, that's only 25% state of charge, and turning on ...
by jray3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

You can measure the non-charging voltage at the cigarette lighter socket without putting the car in ready mode - just turn the key to ACC or ON without entering ready mode, and the cigarette lighter socket will have power without the DC-DC inverter running. Good to know, and wow- that's a curious d...
by jray3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Yes Mandrake, you are correct. However, the battery snapping back up to 14.38 V immediately upon the first start in 2 weeks indicates that it was not significantly discharged, as it would have shown some voltage sag EVen with the dc-dc running. In my EV conversions with standby loads and equally pow...
by jray3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Here's a data point. After two weeks of unplugged storage at 40% SOC during our recent vacaton, MR BEAN snapped back to life and the first reading I saw on my cigarette lighter plug-in meter was 14.38 Volts. That indicates to me a plenty healthy house battery that had not been depleted in the least ...
by jray3
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

DogMan12, my number of cycles to get down to 37 Ah would be a guesstimate (unless that feature is hidden in CanIon), but at now 84,000 miles, I’ve already seen a 76 mile RR morning during a warm week in February with the winter tires still mounted! We start most mornings cold-soaked around 40 degree...
by jray3
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs

Anyone see what the Colorado salvage car sold for?

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