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by PV1
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-MiEV (and clones) in non-supported (?) markets
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: i-MiEV (and clones) in non-supported (?) markets

I got a really strange feeling while trying to talk over the phone with them, one of them also told me that EVs in general do not exist and that they are "fake news"! I think that takes the trophy even over some of the wonkiest things US dealers have told potential buyers. According to ht...
by PV1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A/C sticker shock
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: A/C sticker shock

I'd sure like to know what goes wrong with these compressors. I don't know what disconnecting it would do, but I do know that the A/C is totally separate from the heater, so being without A/C shouldn't affect heat. Without the compressor, DC quick charging may be possible, though it'll likely fault ...
by PV1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell

Mani, how are you charging the car? Are you using a cord plugged into a 120 volt outlet or a 240 volt charging station? What may help is running the car down to 2 bars and charging uninterrupted using the slowest charge method available (in most cases, the stock cord at 8 amps, 120 volts). One membe...
by PV1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Lost regen with new tires
Replies: 25
Views: 5059

Re: Lost regen with new tires

I think it's an oversight in programming, as the regen paddle in D will also cause it to slide, even with all safeties on. Leaving it in D and using the brake pedal doesn't have the issue. But enough about the Bolt.
by PV1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Lost regen with new tires
Replies: 25
Views: 5059

Re: Lost regen with new tires

The car allows enough difference in the tires for the tires to wear differently without disabling regen, but changing the ratio of front circumference to rear circumference outside of the really narrow window will disable regen. Koorz has new rear tires and nearly worn out fronts and the regen is st...
by PV1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: First post and first problem (12V Battery Short)
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: First post and first problem

Unless you noticed the lights on the car (dome, headlights) being exceptionally brighter than normal, I second a shorted cell in the 12 volt battery. Won't hurt (hopefully ;) ) to rule out proper charging voltage of around 14.4 volts while READY.

By the way, welcome.
by PV1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 51
Views: 14867

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

Another complication with feathering the pedal at zero power is that the car moves the zero point dynamically with speed. If conditions allow, start down a hill at around 15 MPH, find zero power and hold the pedal steady. Watch the gauge move into Charge as your speed increases. The same happens, bu...
by PV1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown
Replies: 62
Views: 6740

Re: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown

KiEV, the main positive contactor won't engage until the condenser is at pack voltage. Since the condenser tops out 12 volts shy of pack voltage, the car errors and never connects the pack. It appears that the condenser discharges really quickly after the flag was set, which may point to an undesire...
by PV1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V

It boils down mostly to less overhead losses. The car's systems pulls around 600 watts when the high voltage circuit is active. This is near half the power input of a level 1 charge, the other half actually making it into the pack. During a level 2 charge, you still have the 600 watt overhead, but i...
by PV1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Re-Imagined: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Rendered As a Tiny Nissan EV

Those comments are all over the place :lol: . Zephod, I've come to really like my Chevy Bolt. My theory behind its design is that Chevy wanted to quietly sabotage their EV, so they bought an i-MiEV and copied it, thinking that the worst selling EV in the US would be a good start. Turns out, if there...

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