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by WReed82
Tue May 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 22
Views: 3032

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

Hi Folks, Last week Maeve would not go to Ready. She is a 2014, so 12V starting battery is about five years old. Checked the battery and water was low, added some, charged at one amp for an hour and everything was ok. Bought a 21#, 9.5Kg Braille B3121 AGM battery. These are marketed toward race cars...
by WReed82
Tue May 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery Degradation
Replies: 31
Views: 7386

Re: Battery Degradation

Hi Aleks,

Thanks for posting photos!

Good health, Weogo
by WReed82
Fri May 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Illinois Insanity
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Illinois Insanity

Hi, WMC,

I think it's a great idea.

Of course it needs to be accompanied by the $10,000 tax for internal combustion ownership.

Thanks and good health, Weogo
by WReed82
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Hill Climbing!
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Hill Climbing!

Hi Joe, Thanks for the ASC-disable reminder, though my guess is ASC may actually be helpful in the situation described. With aired-down snow tires I bet it could go up any steep dirt road around here, limited only by ground clearance, on the really rutted roads. Mitsu could say the I-MiEV is sorta l...
by WReed82
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Hill Climbing!
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Hill Climbing!

Hi Folks, We live in the mountains of western North Carolina, USA. Our house is at the foot of a mountain and easily accessible. Our neighbors are at the top of a rutted, dirt/gravel road that is quite steep and curvy. Our front-engine, front-wheel-drive Honda Fit can make it up there, but it is a b...
by WReed82
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 22
Views: 3032

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

Hi PBUI19, Can this battery be charged at below freezing temperatures? Does it freeze where you are? Lithium Titanate batteries can be charged below freezing, will likely be on the market before the end of the year. Thanks and good health, Weogo [quote="pbui19"]I am so tempted to try out t...
by WReed82
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Replies: 105
Views: 27399

Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

I would love to see a big jump in battery life, capacity per pound/weight, use of easily available materials, faster charge times. An EV driving friend just retired last year from a career as an automotive engineer. He thinks we are approaching the limits of the laws of physics with currently availa...
by WReed82
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!

Hi Folks, From the pictures it appears to be smaller inside than the I-MiEV. For me, the bigger volume is important. Any idea how much it weighs? The relatively light weight of the I-MiEV gives it a bit of a lower power draw going up and down the mountains that surround my house. (A LEAF weighs abou...
by WReed82
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Power the house with MiEV battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Power the house with MiEV battery?

Hi JoeS, "even though it could provide much more power, I personally wouldn't want to draw more than about 100W out of an inverter hooked up to our i-MiEV 12v battery (the car in READY), especially nowadays as our OBC/dc-dc is proving to be iffy." Ah, I see the light. For the EV expo I'm g...
by WReed82
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Power the house with MiEV battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Power the house with MiEV battery?

PV1, Good point about the watts pulled by the car in READY for four hours. Across the street from the event there's a free 240V charger at the Ingles grocery store that will be getting me home! Or I could spend the big bucks on Chademo. Nice to have options. Pbui19, How long is that jumper cable? Fo...

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