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by PV1
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: How to shift gears
Replies: 37
Views: 6029

Re: How to shift gears

The US I-MiEV most definitely goes to full power in all 3 drive modes. ECO extends the pedal travel required to go full power by roughly twice that of Drive or Brake. My guesses on why there are two sensors are either to facilitate the different drive modes (which is easily done in software) or, mor...
by PV1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

I always lock using the fob button, pressing twice to get a horn chirp. This is a constant.

The difference is whether or not I start the car. I'm trying to see if something in the car doesn't go back to sleep mode if READY isn't invoked.
by PV1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown
Replies: 48
Views: 3874

Re: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown

My first thought is that the loose negative cable caused some problems for the DC-DC converter, which is responsible for charging the 12 volt battery. I would disconnect the negative cable for a few hours, then reconnect and tighten it and then start the car. Let us know if it achieves READY.
by PV1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

On both of my I-MiEVs, I've noticed a trend that, in my case, usually results in rapid discharge of the 12 volt battery (rapid being a few days). The Symptoms While the car is parked longer term and not being driven, there is understandably some drain on the 12 volt battery. Usually, each I-MiEV can...
by PV1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions
Replies: 171
Views: 21226

Re: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions

My issue with Hydrogen is, that even with Hazer's solution, it doesn't address the consumption of natural gas in the first place. Given that I live right in the middle of the Marcellus shale madness, putting wells in and fracking causes a great deal of emissions before any gas even comes out of the ...
by PV1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions
Replies: 171
Views: 21226

Re: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions

Plenty of new houses built every day. Make this the standard new homes are built to, well insulated and self-sufficient. We'll have better luck at that than forcing the replacement or retrofit of millions of appliances and an entire infrastructure to switch from CH4 to H2.
by PV1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions
Replies: 171
Views: 21226

Re: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions

It really is a completely separate problem. Any other suggestions than converting the whole mess to hydrogen? In our house currently, the following devices run on propane (since we don't live near any gas infrastructure): 1. Furnace 2. Clothes Dryer 3. Water Heater 4. Stove and Oven In the new hous...
by PV1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs

With the powertrain warranty now gone on both of my i-MiEVs, I've had thoughts about this. While many of the parts on the i-MiEV are pretty standard car components, the computer system is largely unique to the i-MiEV and thus can be difficult/expensive to acquire replacements for. Having followed wo...
by PV1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Nostalgic review from John Voelker
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Nostalgic review from John Voelker

Sure, now everyone praises the i-MiEV :roll: :lol: .

Thanks for the links. Those were good reads.
by PV1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Chevy Bolt production version
Replies: 104
Views: 14318

Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Guess that's a good reason to get Torque working on the Bolt, since my car can't send a code to GM 8-) . I wonder if it's related to full-time use of Hilltop Reserve.

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