Go to advanced search

by JoeS
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 54
Views: 1374

Re: Charging Down Route 66

RV parks are our friends. … amen to that! :) Rick, hope you are aware of http://www.rvparky.com which also shows the type of power available (especially the 50A NEMA 14-50). Pricing varies all over the map, and it helps to talk with the RV park owners and show them the difference in power consumpti...
by JoeS
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 54
Views: 1374

Re: Charging Down Route 66

Glad you had a nice day with great weather and are finding places to charge, although that $15 Springfield KOA Leviton fee is a bit steep. You are exactly back on original schedule! Trip data spreadsheet updated. I find it interesting that you have only 38 miles above your original projection (I tho...
by JoeS
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Replies: 71
Views: 6335

Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

PV1, it's wonderful to see the thousands of bicycles in use in, for example, Copenhagen. Bicycles, complemented by electric bicycles, as slowly making inroads into our culture. In the big picture, there are two considerations - 1. Emissions 2. Energy efficiency If energy generation can become emissi...
by JoeS
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: solar on the car roof
Replies: 64
Views: 10267

Re: solar on the car roof

Hi LMT, and a belated welcome to this forum. You might update your profile to let us know whereabouts you are located. http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3196 In the engineering world, prior to undertaking any electrical design, we first go through a systems design process, clearly id...
by JoeS
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Back-In Parking
Replies: 54
Views: 5025

Re: Back-In Parking

Interesting Florida law about that - good thing I didn't get a ticket when I backed my Tesla into the Superchargers during last year's trip (I have no front license plate on that car either, which is illegal in California). :o Hmm, now that I think about it, many (if not most) of our parking lot spa...
by JoeS
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: solar on the car roof
Replies: 64
Views: 10267

Re: solar on the car roof

...If the solar panels added to the Cd by even 5% or so, it would probably be a net loss - You'd lose more range by increasing the drag than you would gain. An important point, often overlooked! If you google "flexible solar panels" you'll see a whole bunch of 100W panels (one of which mi...
by JoeS
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Alternative 12V Aux battery options
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Alternative 12V Aux battery options

Totally agree with Don regarding aluminum corrosion, and I've extensively used flattened copper pipes for hooking up batteries. Here are a couple of links to brass terminal adapters of the type I've used in the past (randomly found on the Web): https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?Re...
by JoeS
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 54
Views: 1374

Re: Charging Down Route 66

Munger Moss Motel is in Lebanon, Missouri. About 19 miles miles ahead of scheduled Hazelgreen. Trip data spreadsheet updated. Rick and Selinda, don't forget to smell the roses and experience some of the wonderful aspects of Americana. Oh, and be sure to walk at least a couple of miles each day. :geek:
by JoeS
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2012 SE Won't Arm
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: 2012 SE Won't Arm

veimi, sounds as though you finally woke up your i-MiEV successfully. Whew! Lessons learned: 1. When storing the car, always keep a float charger (NOT old-fashioned unregulated trickle charger) attached to the 12v battery, especially in cold weather. 2. Storing the car at 100% charge is not recommen...

Go to advanced search