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by PV1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

At least the parking spaces have double lines.

In addition to my work's Volt and my car, there is now a Cadillac ELR at my workplace. This makes a total of four plug-ins at my work.

Also, this morning, I spotted a black i-MiEV parked along the road. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of it.
by PV1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 134
Views: 3935

Re: Charging Down Route 66

Rick, congratulations on making it all the way to California! What a historical trip, to drive nearly the entire length of Ol' Route 66 in an EV with such relatively short range. This definitely speaks well to the i-MiEVs capabilities and to how well you planned out your trip. Don't forget to change...
by PV1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: New traction battery under warranty- will that new battery have its own 10yr 100k warranty?
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: New traction battery under warranty- will that new battery have its own 10yr 100k warranty?

It should, but it doesn't. All warranties follow the VIN. My new pack only gets the remainder of the battery warranty.
by PV1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Future battery replacement
Replies: 72
Views: 12595

Re: Future battery replacement

I wonder what the weight difference is compared to lithium ion. While energy density increases are always helpful, does anyone else find the charge time claims almost pointless? With Gen2 EV battery packs in the 50-60 kWh range, <1 hour recharge time isn't going to make much difference when the char...
by PV1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Motor Warning Light Comes On Shortly After Restart With Nearly Full Charge
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Motor Warning Light Comes On Shortly After Restart With Nearly Full Charge

Has it only done this the one time? Our cars, like all modern cars, are heavily software-dependent and prone to glitches. Most times, simply shutting down and restarting fixes issues. It's quite possible that it was related to the 12 volt battery being run down a bit (something we'll likely see a lo...
by PV1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Modifying the EVSE charger?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Modifying the EVSE charger?

Feeding the stock EVSE 240 volts will blow out the power supply inside that powers the control circuit.
by PV1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 12909

Re: EVSE Upgrade

The EVSE that came with 2012 US i-MiEVs is an 8 amp, non-programmable unit. As with all EVs, any current limiting below the charger's max power is controlled by the EVSE. The i-MiEV's stock EVSE will only charge a Tesla at 120 volts, 8 amps, for example. Newer i-MiEVs ship with an 8/12 amp EVSE that...
by PV1
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battpack precharge resistor value
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Battpack precharge resistor value

There are two resistors. The one in the MCU is a discharge resistor, designed to bleed off the high voltage when the car is turned off. The pre-charge resistor, which slowly brings the drive system up to voltage, is located inside the battery pack.
by PV1
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Future battery replacement
Replies: 72
Views: 12595

Re: Future battery replacement

That part number appears to be for the 12 volt battery under the front hood. I wonder if someone like EVWest or Youtube's jehugarcia would be interested in assembling some LEV50 replacements? The dimensions of the cells are readily available, and I've already calculated that it's physically possible...
by PV1
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 52
Views: 4970

Re: i-bargains

Bargain? https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventoryListing.action?entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity=d2166&radius=50000&zip=85004&trimNames=NONE_NONE&trimLevelNames=NONE_NONE&colors=NONE_NONE&utm_term=2017-04-12&utm_campaign=1-1&u...

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