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by Aivar
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

Found the compressor and the can of tire fixer, still has few months until out of date. It takes Philips head screws to open the cover. There is a washer that you can use instead of screw driver. Seems that there was something else there. Maybe tire wrench? Should be 21mm. Replaced the cabin air fil...
by Aivar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

1700 miles, got the 50amp plug and hooked up Level 2. Bought it on https://www.ebay.com/itm/EV-Car-Charger-Level-2-32A-240V-25-Cord-14-50-Plug-6-times-faster/112511852975?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 But the price was about $289 when I got it with shipping and it ha...
by Aivar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 1 MONTH OWNER 2012 MIEV
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: 1 MONTH OWNER 2012 MIEV

I got my Nema 50amp plug installed and was able to use the heater with the 240v 32amp Level2 I got from ebay and it was toasty in 10min. Most mornings in Oklahoma are in upper 60 this time of the year so the Level1 does fine for me, but when we hit the cold North winds I need to make sure I got my L...
by Aivar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 1 MONTH OWNER 2012 MIEV
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: 1 MONTH OWNER 2012 MIEV

Great! I bought my "supersized yelly bean" not long ago too! I got little tool that I use before I plug my charger into unknown place. It tells you if its working and wired correctly. These are available in many stores. https://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-110V-125V-US-Socket-Plug-Safety-Tester-Hig...
by Aivar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 81
Views: 5240

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

Extending high amperage is dangerous and you need to make sure you have what it needs. Look for cables that have good size AWG wire and are not damaged. The longer the cable the smaller the AWG number. Most codes will give you minimum but I say get one to make sure you don't fail. Like 6 AWG copper ...
by Aivar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

First month plus I have driven 1500 miles and having fun. I charge using mostly the Mitsu 8 and 12A charger and sometimes plug in the 16A for little faster. Also purchased the 240V charger but still need to wire in the Nema 50amp plug. Hopefully next weekend. Wait weekend is tomorrow!!! Car did not ...
by Aivar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

You will save time but who cares, your car is charging all night and ready in the morning, no difference for you whether 12 amps or 16 amps. I don't think i will go for the 240 evse. *If* you live where it's cold and *if* you would like to leave in the morning in a toasty warm car, then L2 might be...
by Aivar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

Am little puzzled about the $500 kit you suggested for charging. I find Level 2 chargers on ebay for $178. What am I missing here? http://www.ebay.com/itm/EV-Electric-Car-Charger-Vehicle-Charging-Cable-Cord-16A-EVSE-Level-2-Sell-/322505876142?epid=894304871&hash=item4b16d922ae:g:HLQAAOSwy3NZYzZ...
by Aivar
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

Thanks for information. This is really helpful to me. Am little puzzled about the $500 kit you suggested for charging. I find Level 2 chargers on ebay for $178. What am I missing here? http://www.ebay.com/itm/EV-Electric-Car-Charger-Vehicle-Charging-Cable-Cord-16A-EVSE-Level-2-Sell-/322505876142?epi...
by Aivar
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

Thanks.

Does the Level1 use all the 16amp and flip the fuse? Most circuits are rated for 15amp.

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