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by jray3
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 80% charge limiter (automated)
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: 80% charge limiter (automated)

There's been speculation but no advanced design or implementation by list members beyond simple charging timers, AFAIK. I've been waiting over a year now for my JuicePlug to arrive and get this done. Being able to say "Charge to 40% now and 100% by 07:30" would be the best regimen for me, ...
by jray3
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

The only place I see a secondary battery fitting is in the cabin rear hatch area. This poses a bit of a problem. I have some concerns about gasification especially during charging. If I am charging a battery in the hatch area I would have a power cord coming out of the vehicle so I suppose the simp...
by jray3
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 37
Views: 4266

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

During the first couple years I did a CHAdeMO charge 2-3 times per week. My record for a single day is at least 10 sessions on a road trip. After gaining confidence (during dcfc network downtimes), I never use CHAdeMO any more on my regular 54 mile Saturday morning trip, plus MR BEAN can rest and re...
by jray3
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 37
Views: 4266

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Since no simple and easy 80% option emerged during the first few years of ownership and we need most of the range on a regular basis, the only coddling that my battery gets is a 4-bar storage State Of Charge when we leave town. The longest hibernation has been two weeks at low SOC, though my car sat...
by jray3
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13120

Re: EVSE Upgrade

The charger will pull whatever the EVSE says it can give, up to16 Amps max whether 120 or 240 VAC. My main EVSE is the Bosch Power Express (originally by SPX), which was the first EVSE with universal 120/240 input and adjustable amperage limits between 6 and 32 amps. Unfortunately it's as big as a s...
by jray3
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13120

Re: EVSE Upgrade

Anybody using a Duosida EVSE or the ZenCar EVSE? https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Electric-Vehicle-Charger-Duosida/dp/B018A6QK7C http://www.e-zencar.net/product/evse-32a/ Both are universal 120/240 voltage input, and the ZenCar unit has many selectable amperage ranges. They're Chinese built, non UL-l...
by jray3
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

UPDATE- found my answer in the best resource, this here forum! (A CANbus signal is required.) http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1751 Does anyone know if our DC-DC is 'turned on' via a CANbus command, or is it simply connected downstream of a relay, such that it only sees HV input whe...
by jray3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 141
Views: 21285

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

I replaced my generic camlock cargo strap for the hatch with the Trunk Buddy. Made in the USA by mentally disabled workers, it has a specialized safety hook and loop for locking in the latch, plus it stores away more compactly. http://thetrunkbuddy.com/shop.html Recall from earlier in this thread; y...
by jray3
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 52
Views: 5157

Re: i-bargains

Just how good is Carfax? Here's a potential bargain, an i-MiEV that failed Oregon emissions testing! :roll: ----------------------------------- 02/07/2017 Oregon Inspection Station Failed emissions inspection 02/08/2017 9,976 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale 02/15/2017 Oregon Motor Vehicle ...
by jray3
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

One possibility to not overlook is using the i-MiEV in parallel with a larger 12V battery (or battery bank) attached to the inverter. A permanent pigtail on the i-MiEV battery using an Anderson SB50 connector rather than jumper cables does the trick. This would allow much larger intermittent loads t...

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