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by PV1
Sat May 12, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best Commuter Charging Practices
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Best charging practices

My commute is 23 miles, which usually leaves me with around 11 bars (9-10 in the winter, usually 12 in the summer). I fully charge every night when I'm driving the i-MiEV the next day. Since you have level 2 charging at work, giving the car 2 hours of charging per day ought to keep it from fully cha...
by PV1
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Pics: New '17/18 interior, 2DIN and paddles (!)
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Pics: New '17/18 interior, 2DIN and paddles (!)

How can I get one? 8-) A/C during charging, nicer looking interior, and regen paddles were all on my wish list.
by PV1
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tire shop hillarity
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Tire shop hillarity

I know someone that bought an I-MiEV recently and was complaining about really bad range. When I first saw it, I checked battery capacity, and while it was on the lower end, it wasn't bad enough to cause such a low range (struggling to get 50 miles in the city). Chalking it up to being stiff from no...
by PV1
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Problem With Putting Car Into Park
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Problem With Putting Car Into Park

I've had mine not quite latch all the way into Park a few times. Pushing the lever to the right locked it in.
by PV1
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1836

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Shipping Yuasa batteries by air? That ought to go over well :lol: ;) (Dreamliner incident?). In all seriousness, though. DBMandrake, per your signature, your car is a 2011. When most of us here in the States bought our cars, there was an addition to the owners manual after it was printed in the form...
by PV1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Been a while. I went to get my flash drive with music out of the I-MiEV. The car's been sitting since April 3. I went out to the car, it unlocked and started just like normal. I started it up and let the battery charge up a bit. Tonight, I plan to go out, unlock the car, open the door, close the doo...
by PV1
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: How to shift gears
Replies: 37
Views: 6660

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: 12
Views: 899

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: 4820

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: 12
Views: 899

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...

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