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by Gary12345
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Used On-Board Chargers for sale in Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Re: Used On-Board Chargers for sale in Japan

What is interesting is that the charger/dc-dc units are all flat topped versions, even the one that says 2015. Here in the UK 2009 and 2010 chargers were flat topped, after that they had an additional smaller box on the top.

Maybe they were always flat topped in Japan?
by Gary12345
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: WTB MIEV CMU/Balance boards
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: WTB MIEV CMU/Balance boards

i'll have 1 in the next couple of weeks, im in the UK.

Look up Pro-Lox on facebook, he strips EV battery packs.

Thanks.
by Gary12345
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Shifter starting to have problems
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Shifter starting to have problems

From what i've read, issues like this were resolved by greasing the linkage at the motor/gearbox end. There are 2 sensors and if they disagree it causes you issues.

Thanks.
by Gary12345
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Best value software & hardware to diagnose car
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Best value software & hardware to diagnose car

Hi,

I used an icarsoft i909 to diagnose a failed LTC voltage monitoring chip on my 2011 i-miev. The detail it gave on errors was very good.

They are around £90 new but I found one for £50 second hand.

Thanks.
by Gary12345
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Got the RBS and car with exclamation mark through it errors.
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Got the RBS and car with exclamation mark through it errors.

Just to add to this issue - i've seen this before. The "gearbox" has 2 sensors, both have to agree for the car to be happy to drive. The sensors tell the car what gear it is in, if they differ then you get these kind of issues. First try can be to lubricate the mechanism by the gearbox, if...
by Gary12345
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero
Replies: 105
Views: 39529

Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Hello, again: one cell does not reach end of charge cell voltage anymore. Hi, I notice your screenshot is at 85% charge - does it have the same voltage as other cells when the battery is fully charged, or is that as far as it will charge up? Looks like the cell is faulty, these cells are hard to ge...
by Gary12345
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Another i-MiEV Battery Pack Failing...? Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Another i-MiEV Battery Pack Failing...? Help!

Hi yes they are 50AH cells. Seems like you've got a dead cell, although the screenshots from Canion and MUT dont really match up, plus you have the fault code for Voltage Sensor. Drop the pack out, test each cell with a multimeter, see if any are actually low. If they are, you'll need replacement ce...
by Gary12345
Thu May 30, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Another i-MiEV Battery Pack Failing...? Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Another i-MiEV Battery Pack Failing...? Help!

Hi there, I've fixed the fluctuating voltage issue (caused by failed chip in the battery pack) on my i-miev and from looking at your pictures it is pretty certain that you have a cell which has a low capacity compared to the others. The next task would be to remove the main drive battery and find th...
by Gary12345
Fri May 17, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 64
Views: 10852

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Sorry my cells are still not here, i'm relying on a favour to get them shipped 400 miles for free, so basically have to wait until the guy is close to me to get them ! Hoping for soon.

Thanks.
by Gary12345
Thu May 02, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: not charging my iON, cell or CMU or BMU problems
Replies: 76
Views: 11430

Re: not charging my iON, cell or CMU or BMU problems

Hi, Sounds reasonable - the battery pack is fairly tall so I ended up with blocks under the wheels - 12" high both sides, still the pack could not slide out, had to put another couple of inches under the wheels one side to get it out so you may need blocks to put the axle stands on, but see how...

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