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by JoeS
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 19
Views: 605

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: 19
Views: 605

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: 83

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: 243

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: 858

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: 952

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: 19
Views: 605

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:
by JoeS
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 82
Views: 12809

Re: Hatched a Tesla

Hi jray3, glad you had a chance for an extended Tesla test drive - with a gaggle of 12-y/o girls notwithstanding. I found your comments interesting - certainly more insightful than talking with typical (around here) suburban Tesla owners who appear clueless... I mean, some of them don't understand s...
by JoeS
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 16
Views: 516

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

electronpusher, so sorry to see you jerked around by the Mitsubishi dealer. Their mis-diagnosis cost you time and money and their refusal to do right by you reflects horribly on not only the dealership but Mitsubishi Australia Ltd., as well as the Mitsubishi Corporation - a sure way of stopping futu...
by JoeS
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: FS: 2012 I-MIEV SE $5000
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: FS: 2012 I-MIEV SE $5000

melloyello wrote:Sold to CarMax for $2000. Farewell friends. It's been fun.
melloyello, thank you for following up and appreciate all your past posts. Sorry to see you go, and I'm sad that someone here didn't pick up this car. Wish you all the best in your new surroundings.

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