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by Al123
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.
Replies: 19
Views: 2252

Re: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.

Thank you JoeS for taking the measurement. I have measured my i-Mievs drain again, and left the multimeter connected half an hour to see if the current goes lower after a while. It didn’t. It stayed at 13mA. I have also checked with a door open, to see if the 153mA current was caused by a light insi...
by Al123
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.
Replies: 19
Views: 2252

Re: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.

I lock the car using the switch on a door, or by using the locking lever on each door (together with the door handle) if I have already switched the 12V off. I guess because of a habit, I open all our cars with a key. Couple of times, by somebody else, the i-Miev was locked with a fob, and when I op...
by Al123
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.
Replies: 19
Views: 2252

Re: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.

My i-Miev draws 13mA just sitting, no key in an ignition, no doors open, and no alarm set. It is possible, that some I-Mievs draw less than others. My is 2012. I was curious how that drain compares with other cars. I have tested our 2009 Chevrolet Aveo, and it draws 3mA, that is 4.3 time less than t...
by Al123
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.
Replies: 19
Views: 2252

Re: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.

Rather than modifying the car (which is a Band-Aid for the real problem) I would suggest finding and correcting what's really wrong Here is a summary of the 12V battery charging and discharging two weeks ago. (over one-week period) Charged around 8 hours during the whole week (120V level 1 charger)...
by Al123
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.
Replies: 19
Views: 2252

12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.

The 12V battery in my i-Miev just died. The battery was one year old, bought by the previous owner from Mitsubishi dealer. I have measured the parasitic drain, and it is 13mA, but it goes higher with a door open. The car does charge the battery when on or being charged. We do only short infrequent t...
by Al123
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I-Miev airbag warning light on
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: I-Miev airbag warning light on

Hi, I got the icarsoft i909 scanner, and it had reset all 7 fault codes for an airbag. The codes were: B1477 IGI (B) Voltage extraordinary low B1476 IGI (A) Voltage extraordinary low UO154 OCM CAN timeout B1506 dr. seat position timeout B1431 FL side ABG squib open B1421 FR side ABG squib open B1558...
by Al123
Wed May 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help with problems with the 12 v battery
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

Re: Help with problems with the 12 v battery

I suspect that the lack of use could be the reason for the battery being low. If the slow drain is cumulatively greater than the infrequent charging, the battery will discharge, and if left discharged for a while, the capacity will go down. A battery load test would clarify that. If the car is provi...
by Al123
Mon May 18, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Help with problems with the 12 v battery
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

Re: Help with problems with the 12 v battery

I am not an expert, and I am new to I-Miev as well. My I-Miev has a high drain on the 12V battery. In one week it discharges the battery significantly. I understand that the alarm is partly to be blamed. I lock the car by the switch on the door, and that doesn't set the alarm. I don't lock the car w...
by Al123
Sun May 10, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I-Miev airbag warning light on
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: I-Miev airbag warning light on

Thank you Jray3. I have now ordered the iCarsoft i909 scanner. Once it gets here, I will update on the outcome. I love working on cars, and overcoming obstacles.
by Al123
Fri May 08, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I-Miev airbag warning light on
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

I-Miev airbag warning light on

2012 I-Miev. I took my front seats out for cleaning, and had windows down. I have removed 12V before removing the seats. At the end of the day I had to close the car windows, and the seats were not ready to be put in. I have connected the 12V just to get the windows up. I didn't start or drive the c...

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