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by WReed82
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 23
Views: 2009

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

Kenny, How did you get those very cool photos?! One guess on the alloy blob is something that would heat up, release smoke, and discolor the inside of the fuse so it is obvious the fuse is blown. Alternately, if it has a relatively low melt point, it could tell a tech that the fuse has been near its...
by WReed82
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Help Identify Connector, 12V Output of DC/DC Converter
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Help Identify Connector, 12V Output of DC/DC Converter

Hi Kenny,

I don't know that connector.
Fastest might be sending your pics and dimensions to some of the big, online connector dealers and
seeing if they can chase down what you need.

Good health, Weogo
by WReed82
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Good deal on Yoko 175/60R15s
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Good deal on Yoko 175/60R15s

Hi Ctromley,

Will the seller give you the date of manufacture?
Even without use, tires age, and if these came off the line five years ago they may or may not be so great.

If you go with them, please let us know how they do for you.

Thanks and good health, Weogo
by WReed82
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 76
Views: 14554

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Hi Simon, Here in the USA 12" wide x 16" long x 8" high concrete blocks cost about $3 each. A stack of two of these with a piece of 3/4" ply on top gets you up to around 16" , or about 40cm. Including the plywood cost would be under $50. I would take some fiberglass-reinforc...
by WReed82
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 2012 for sale near me
Replies: 2
Views: 378

2012 for sale near me

Hi Folks,

There's a 2012 I-MiEV for sale about 30~40 miles from me:

https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/d/ ... 86885.html

I don't know the owner or the car, just posting the ad.

Thanks and good health, Weogo
by WReed82
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cargo space dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Cargo space dimensions

Hi Evo, With the rear seats down, the storage space width is a maximum of about 48" 122cm, and length behind the seats is about 51" 130cm. The rear opening diagonal is about 44" 112cm. Your case diagonal is about 37" 94cm so would likely go in. I'm designing a board to go in the ...
by WReed82
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Recommendations for new brake pads/shoes/rotors/drums?
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Recommendations for new brake pads/shoes/rotors/drums?

Hi Robb,

How many miles on it?

Am guessing you have some rust/dirt buildup.
A good shop may be able to disassemble all brake parts, clean, scuff up pads, re-assemble,
and eliminate the noise you are hearing.

Thanks and good health, Weogo
by WReed82
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Canion vs Hobdrive
Replies: 24
Views: 2647

Re: Canion vs Hobdrive

Hi Serhge,

I have a 2014 and would be happy to test, but will first need to know
what interface to buy,
exactly how to run tests, and
how to report results.

I appreciate you moving all of this forward!

Thanks and good health, Weogo
by WReed82
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 23
Views: 2009

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

Hi Kiev and Joe, Are you comfortable replacing a 20A fuse with a 40A? Would the 30A be a better choice? If the mounting legs are vibrating and breaking, what about building up a 'mountain' of silicone around each leg? This might also help lengthen the life of the fusible link. Thanks and good health...
by WReed82
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 181
Views: 53592

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Hi Bradley, The DC~DC converter can take power out of the big battery at a rate of about 80 amps x 12 volts = 960 watts. Your 8A, 120V saw pulls 960 watts, so on paper a good match. Except the 12VDC > 120VAC inverter power conversion losses take some of that power, and the I-MiEV DC~DC converter isn...

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