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by CZero
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage

Hi Joe + others. I just found out a company offers a product called an EV Power Station: http://www.nichicon.co.jp/english/new/new135.html . Apparently it allows us to draw power directly from the battery pack, and not from the 12V circuit. I am going to look into this further to see if it is an opt...
by CZero
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage

Cheers, Joe. What I needed to know :)
The sensible thing would be what you suggest; a fixed batteri powered by solar panels. When, for those grey winter days a backup plugin into the car to draw some LEDs and not much more.
by CZero
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage

Teronuc + others, this is interesting. I dream to use my C Zero to power up a “tech unit” with a fridge, heat pump, water heater and 12v outlets for a small off grid cabin I am designing. I wondered how to tap into the battery pack, but reading this thread i understand you can simply insert an outle...
by CZero
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Seized Gearbox

New update: So I took the car back to the shop and showed the oil film, but the mechanic suggested the small amount of oil was due to a leaking washer at the fill hole (they had that open to check the level the first time the car was in the shop). He put in a new washer and now it seems the leak has...
by CZero
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Seized Gearbox

Argh! Bummer. So the mechanic concluded all was dandy with the gearbox. I was suspicious because of the dark, greasy dirt only present in that area under the car. So I thoroughly cleaned the gearbox and drove the car for a week. Now when I wipe my finger across the bottom part of the gearbox it is d...
by CZero
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Seized Gearbox

Update: I got the car back last week. The mechanic cleaned the oil off the gearbox, took a drive, checked for leaks, let it sit for a day, checked again. He said he did not see any oil escaping. He also checked the oil level and found it ok. So he cleared the car back without any repairs. Weird, but...
by CZero
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Seized Gearbox

seismic seems to have left. Bummer. Anyway, I'm dropping the car off at the mechanic on monday and he will give me a quote / fix it if its not too costly. I will let you know how it plays out.
by CZero
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Seized Gearbox

Hi seismic + others How did you solve the leaking driveshaft-differential-gearbox? I just purchased a used C-Zero and the seller “forgot” to tell me the gearbox is leaking in the same way as yours. Now I will do as you-refill and consider the costs of replacing the seal. Your experiences/ expenses f...

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