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by JoeS
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Adapters

...But I want to be safe so a few extra bucks may be worth it... Most of the past discussion has been dealing with current and you should be ok using any of the connectors and that #10AWG extension cord from an i-MiEV operating current perspective. Voltage You are using 120vac connectors for either...
by JoeS
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 47
Views: 14093

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

I personally find it impossible to keep my foot in that 'sweet spot' of zero power and zero regen, confirmed by using CaniOn. There is no difference in the vehicle's energy consumption efficiency amongst D, ECO, and B. Any efficiency improvement comes from NOT using the brake, and in ECO the vehicle...
by JoeS
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

For those of you who can't see it, the photo shows the READY light on, the battery symbol lit up, the tire with an exclamation point through it, and the car symbol with an exclamation point through it. jray3, hopefully it's just the 12v battery (you might have jinxed it by bragging about it recently...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Adapters

Last I checked, 30A dryer cords were #8AWG and 50A oven cords were #6AWG. I think both are considered continuous service. #10AWG extension cord should be fine for the i-MiEV, even at 100'. Let's check: #10AWG wire has a resistance of 0.9989Ω/1000ft or 0.09989Ω/100ft Thus, round-trip 200ft wire has a...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Adapters

Good for us to be discussing safety, and we need to be mindful that charging our i-MiEVs is considered a steady-state load which means every connector should be derated to 80% of its specified amperage. This is why 12A should be the maximum EVSE draw on a conventional 120vac 15A outlet. High amperag...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Santa Monica Boulevard

Yawn. It self-extinguished just as the fire department got there. There were 174,000 vehicle fires in the US in 2015. https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Vehicle-fires/Highway-vehicle-fires From https://www.etonline.com/tesla-responds-to-extraordinarily...
by JoeS
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Skinnier rear tires on front rims
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Skinnier rear tires on front rims

165/65r14’s (re92’s) have a lower rolling resistance and are dimensionally the same as the stock front tires. Lightweight aluminum Rims off the Honda Insight fit as well, I bought an extra pair for $25... You don't mean the SpaceSaver rims, do you? http://www.katiekat.net/Vehicles/Mitsi/MitsiHondaS...
by JoeS
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Don, great to hear that and I've already passed this on to my neighbor and the fellow who bought my first i-MiEV. Any problems with the stability control system kicking in when pushed on curves?
by JoeS
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??

Checking the i-MiEV manual, it is Gray 0.85Ø
Good luck, and use a voltmeter to verify it before doing any permanent wiring changes.
by JoeS
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Adapters

bradleydavidgood777, thank you for your post. I see that you took the inexpensive way out and are using your 120vac extension cord for 240vac without changing the connectors over to 6-20. Just pay attention as to which voltage you have at the other end when you use it. :geek: :roll:

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