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by JoeS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery Balancing L1 vs L2
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Battery Balancing L1 vs L2

The "time-out" which occurs after the start of charging I've seen last anywhere from 6 to 20 minutes. Especially infuriating when it occurs at a public charger and one wants to get on with it. IIRC, we even had a report of a public charger shutting off, thinking the i-MiEV had stopped char...
by JoeS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: Is my battery dying ?

DBMandrake, I think we're on the same page and perhaps with your permission I might move this efficiency discussion to a separate thread if you wish to continue it - finding these conversations within mis-titled threads in the future is difficult. My RR always goes up after leaving home: I live up a...
by JoeS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: Is my battery dying ?

DBMandrake, thank you for posting those images and analyses, and thanks for stress-testing your battery in the interest of science. My impression is that your battery is just fine and does not exhibit the dramatic individual cell failure which some of us have experienced (and which was cause for bat...
by JoeS
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: Is my battery dying ?

DBMandrake, thanks for posting your details. Warranty questions aside, at least the initial readings by CaniOn look very good. As you pointed out, lower down the SoC is where we'd expect issues, if any. I haven't checked mine down there for a long time. After you fully fully charge the car and it do...
by JoeS
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: OEM EVSE Fault
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: OEM EVSE Fault

bradleydavidgood777, nice discussion and explanation by kiev and I agree with Don that problems with our OEM (Mitsubishi-Panasonic) EVSEs are very rare. Although your test plug showed no issues, the quickest way to isolate is to try a different EVSE on your home power circuit - whereabouts are you l...
by JoeS
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: (WTB) Looking for an LEV50.
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: (WTB) Looking for an LEV50.

Hello mievan,

1. Where are you located? Perhaps update your profile.

2. When you finally do obtain your LEV50, would you be kind enough to let us know where you got it?

Thank you, and good luck.
by JoeS
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Fully Charged
Replies: 99
Views: 17982

Re: Fully Charged

misterbleepy, thanks for the post. Truly a massive energy-storage and power-generating system. It took them over ten years to build and become operational, probably at an astronomical price. 75% efficient, but interesting that they can get a generator on-line in only ten seconds. Only three such sit...
by JoeS
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Miles/kwh long term data?
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Miles/kwh long term data?

Hi Luddite - I had somehow missed your 2 April post. Between you, DBMandrake, and myself, we are seeing fairly consistent results on our wall-to-wheels numbers. Early in my i-MiEV ownership, I had carefully maintained my energy consumption for over 8000 miles and published the results here: http://m...
by JoeS
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BenNelson's Accident and Recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: BenNelson's Accident and Recovery

Neil, thank you for going to bat for Ben.
I'm sure many of us chipped in to tide him over while he recovers.

If you haven't seen it, here's his (painful) video post: http://300mpg.org/2018/03/26/hit-by-a-truck/
by JoeS
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Teslas are notorious for a short service life on their 12V batteries due to the standby loads and continuous wireless connectivity. Yup, the inordinate cycling contributing to its demise, which is why I keep my Tesla's 12v battery on a float charger. Left to its own devices, the Tesla wakes up and ...

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