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by JoeS
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: my Miev will not charge
Replies: 68
Views: 10757

Re: my Miev will not charge

DonDakin, thank you for the writeup. I would find that situation disconcerting, especially if I were in a hurry. At least it makes us aware of the possible key-turning problem/solution as one of the things to look for. At least it doesn't appear to be the 12v battery. :lol: FWIW, I charge my car eit...
by JoeS
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned

psyflyjohn, thank you for the update. So far, when the battery pack has demonstrated a problem such as a defective cell, Mitsubishi has been outstanding in immediately replacing the pack. Yours is the first one that has had a serious range loss with no individual cell problem, but I'm surprised at t...
by JoeS
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: trouble charging 2012 miev with level 1 charger
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: trouble charging 2012 miev with level 1 charger

I don't have an unmodified Mitsu EVSE, but I don't recall the green light blinking. It DOES b l i n k on my EVSEUpgrade.com EVSEs, the number of blinks indicating the current (amps) setting, default being 12A. Could someone verify that the green light is supposed to blink? dylen 77, you still didn't...
by JoeS
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 78
Views: 2957

Re: Modifying the EVSE charger?

Does anyone know what is the maximum current draw by the i-MiEV on 120vac if the input current is unrestricted by the EVSE? Connected to 120V, through my EMW Wattbox with EKM OmniMeter II, my Duosida EVSE charging my i-MiEV indicated either 14.0 or 14.2 Amps. Thank you for that valuable answer. Goi...
by JoeS
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: How do I disable the alarm so I can disconnect the 12 v battery?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: How do I disable the alarm so I can disconnect the 12 v battery?

I don't recall my i-MiEV alarm ever going off, so I have zero experience with it. PV1 addresses the issue, with the suspicion that the system was already 'armed' when the 12v battery disconnect was attempted. This discussion left me a little perplexed, and my question remains: if disconnecting the 1...
by JoeS
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New member needs commute distance help please!
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: New member needs help please!

Spoke with work and one of the outbuildings has an external 13amp wall socket, just negotiating "borrowing" it for a few hours a day to ensure no range anxiety :) Wonderful news, and just hope your co-workers don't get jealous and complain. You might find that you only need it for as litt...
by JoeS
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: How do I disable the alarm so I can disconnect the 12 v battery?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: How do I disable the alarm so I can disconnect the 12 v battery?

You mean the alarm continues AFTER you disconnect the 12v? Not only have I not had the alarm go off when doing this, I would imagine that without the 12v connected that the alarm would stop. On my car, it is easiest to simply lift off the negative (-) terminal. No problem with leaving the 12v batter...
by JoeS
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 2 week trip, storage
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: 2 week trip, storage

Julian46, we have many posts on this topic. Simply put, leave your main pack at around six bars (around 40%) and, if possible, attach a small smart 'float' charger (e.g. Battery Tender) to your 12v battery. The reason for keeping the 12v battery on a charger is because there is a continuous low powe...
by JoeS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 222
Views: 10890

Re: Charging Down Route 66

rkarl89203 wrote:Just wanted to let all know...
Will be posting the Charging analysis for this trip in the next week.
The main photo/ video DVDs is/are a work in progress...
Stay tuned!
Great! Looking forward to it!
by JoeS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New member needs commute distance help please!
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: New member needs help please!

...Could I put 10 minutes into the car to get me another 10 miles? Heck, ten minutes on a 50kW CHAdeMO DCQC will give you 30 miles ! Rather than rely on that, it would be preferable if you could make arrangements to slowly but regularly charge your car from the mains while at work. Even though the ...

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