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by WReed82
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Canion vs Hobdrive
Replies: 23
Views: 1000

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: 14
Views: 459

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: 176
Views: 45152

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...
by WReed82
Tue May 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 24
Views: 3439

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: 7876

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: 341

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: 271

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: 271

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: 24
Views: 3439

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: 28317

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...

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