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by JoeS
Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube

selmateacher, thank you for your nice video which is a great introduction to our car. You said the 2017 was different than earlier US models. What differences were you thinking of? He refers to extended range (larger battery?) in the video -- and says it's one of only six (!) units with this capabil...
by JoeS
Wed May 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote/heat/ac while charging
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Remote/heat/ac while charging

Kerrye, congratulations on retrieving that Remote! As a result of the OBC issues I've stopped using my mechanical countdown timers and have gone back to using the Remotes when charging both cars as I normally stop charging at around 12 bars. Now that our summer TOU rates have kicked in the Remote ti...
by JoeS
Wed May 15, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Illinois Insanity
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Illinois Insanity

What's sad to me is the 'diversion' caused by the $1000 number - instead of debating the whole concept of such a tax, it has everyone focused on the $ amount and thus the concept has been accepted by default. I wouldn't be surprised if it'll get negotiated to some lower number, but the tax will rema...
by JoeS
Mon May 13, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 20
Views: 3668

Re: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.

Part 2, finally edited and uploaded. hope this helps.. also, there could be other failure modes, that this might not fix... Thank you to Kiev, Coulomb an Mikedufty for all your help, without you guys we wouldn't have taken on this repair. your expertise and willingness to help others is very much a...
by JoeS
Sat May 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Dash Disassembly - 12v Outlet Access
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Dash Disassembly - 12v Outlet Access

Don had made a nice 12v and USB outlet, and I'm posting his photo: http://www.katiekat.net/Vehicles/Mitsi/Dons12vUSBoutlet.jpg Here's what Don wrote about it: ... It's a cheap piece of Chinese junk I bought on eBay. Should have started with something better. It does have a USB power port, but it's o...
by JoeS
Fri May 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Dash Disassembly - 12v Outlet Access
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Dash Disassembly - 12v Outlet Access

Don, thanks for that as I also have need for multiple12v and USB charging outlets: Cobra dashcam, Garmin GPS, Android tablet (for Canion), iPad charger , and iPhone charger , as well as a small 120vac inverter to feed my MacBook. On my long Tahoe trip I had (unbeknownst to me) overloaded the multi-o...
by JoeS
Wed May 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2266

Re: Got Solar!

It's beginning... not only had PG&E already raised the rates on March 1 of this year (I don't remember the percentage), and was quickly followed by another one on May 1, the following is from my latest CCA's BOD agenda packet regarding the generation portion of the rates (generation costs had be...
by JoeS
Mon May 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Canion vs Hobdrive
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Canion vs Hobdrive

Bjron wrote:Oh Hobdrive.. its for fossil fuel cars. Wont work With ev.s... Canion and OBDzero are for Miev.
OBDzero - I must have been asleep. Can anyone comment about this app?
by JoeS
Sun May 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 20
Views: 3668

Re: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.

electronpusher, thanks so much for this video, which will give someone further confidence to tackle the repair themselves. Interesting to see the mirror-image of things under the bonnet compared to the LHD version. BTW, on the US version, disconnecting the airbag connectors underneath the seat sets ...
by JoeS
Thu May 02, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2266

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, I think it's a great energy-saving idea to use the solar collectors and water heater tank as a pre-heater with storage! The tankless using only 1kW is a HUGE consumption reduction. Hope this scheme continues working for you and I trust you have some automatic controls for not overheating the...

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