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by PV1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Replaced My Pack!
Replies: 22
Views: 3144

Re: Replaced My Pack!

Regarding that 65 mile airport run, I guess I neglected to say that yes, of course I exercised “rather attentive driving”. Hypermiling an I-MiEV is the epitome of attentive driving. However, I did not set out to hypermile on the outbound leg- I was simply faced with gridlocked highway traffic so to...
by PV1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 54
Views: 17564

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

I've had the stabilizer links, stabilizer bar, rear axle, traction battery replaced and other small issues. But the noise that is killing me is something that sounds lose when in stop and go bumper traffic. You would think it is the torque but it isn't. It is a Tink noise like as if something is bo...
by PV1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Add another OBC Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Add another OBC Failure

It may be on its way to failing. My first charging problem "fixed" itself and the car charged fine for 3 days before the OBC stopped working for good. Keep it close home so you don't get stranded. That’s what I figured. I charged it to 95% and left it at work, since the dealer is only 7 m...
by PV1
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: CCS/SAE
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: CCS/SAE

It’s going to take a long time, if ever, for CHAdeMO to disappear. It was the de-facto world standard for quick charging until the SAE got involved. Personally, I think big on-board chargers capable of three-phase as is done in Europe would’ve been the better answer instead of having four different ...
by PV1
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Add another OBC Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Add another OBC Failure

Well, it charged to 70% and stopped. I replugged it and it continues charging. I have CaniOn running to log data. So the charger may not be bad, but on its way to failing.
by PV1
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 54
Views: 17564

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

What kind of noise is it making? What all issues are there?
by PV1
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Add another OBC Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Add another OBC Failure

Well, there’s been a development. After two failed charges last night. I try this morning on 110 volts and it charges. I then switched to a level 2 unit and is charging. I’ve gained about 10% charge so far this morning. I’m trying to get hobdrive installed now so I can check for error codes. I’d lik...
by PV1
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Replaced My Pack!
Replies: 22
Views: 3144

Re: Replaced My Pack!

DB, if I was a betting man, I’d say the biggest differences between my range and Jay’s range is terrain and speed. All main roads around me are 45-55 MPH and most climb and fall more than a rollercoaster. Also, most destinations are at a lower elevation than home, so the furthest out I’m comfortable...
by PV1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Replaced My Pack!
Replies: 22
Views: 3144

Re: Replaced My Pack!

The replacement battery continues to improve, or more likely, the slow BMS recalibration continues. For the first time in several years, I made an airport run without charging. That’s a 65 mile round trip, on a battery that was cold-soaked near freezing at both ends, on snow tires! I arrived home w...
by PV1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Add another OBC Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Add another OBC Failure

Koorz nearly left me in a jam tonight. Drove it instead of the Bolt due to snow, got to work with less than half a charge, plugged in, and no charge. Of course, I didn’t find out until I went to leave. Thinking that it might have been the charging station at work, I went two miles down the road to a...

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