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by PV1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Add an Aux Jack to 2012 iMiev (revisited)
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Add an Aux Jack to 2012 iMiev (revisited)

Sorry. I meant an iPhone USB cable. The radio will charge the phone and allow you to scroll through playlists, artists, songs, and more right on the dash. Regarding the mileage, maybe they thought the service interval display was the odometer? 14,700 miles sounds about right for a 1st or 2nd service...
by PV1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Can I plug in but not charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Can I plug in but not charge?

Set the delay start timer (first one when you turn the remote on) for 19.5 hours. If you have a fairly regular schedule, this should prevent charging while still allowing pre-conditioning. Plug in, turn on remote, hit left arrow once, press send. The car will temporarily charge for about 15 seconds,...
by PV1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Add an Aux Jack to 2012 iMiev (revisited)
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Add an Aux Jack to 2012 iMiev (revisited)

If you can get a cable, the radio will see the iPhone as an iPod and will work just fine. I even built a dock that fits in the cup holder using the Apple Lightning dock, a block of packing foam, and a short roll of Velcro. Works great. As for building a cable to plug into the radio, a modified USB c...
by PV1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

Yes, the paddle is on/off. With no pedal input and pulling the paddle, you're getting as much regen as the motor can generate, all the way to a stop, regardless of which drive mode you're in. If you want, you can modulate paddle regen strength with the throttle pedal if you need something in between...
by PV1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

I think the lack of fatigue is mostly due to low frequency rumble and vibration (I know, arguably the same thing) caused by the ICE. I'm not sure how much of a role stopping and charging plays. I drove straight home from the charger. In the Volt, I did the same drive but with a gas stop in the middl...
by PV1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 55
Views: 6919

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Anywhere in the 20-80% charge range should be more than fine for extending life. The I-MiEV's full charge is actually about 90% real SoC (4.1 volts per cell), so even allowing the car to fully charge shouldn't dramatically affect battery longevity (though sitting there for extended periods may). On ...
by PV1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

Took the Bolt on a 524 mile drive yesterday. The first leg of the trip was 166 miles, and when I stopped to charge I had 67 miles left for a total possible range of 233 miles. I charged up at a ChargePoint Express unit for just over an hour and got back to 90% charge (the Bolt counts down time to 80...
by PV1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Hurricane Irma Prep
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Hurricane Irma Prep

750 watts is about all I'd pull through the 12 volt system. 80 amps could really warm some stuff up.

Personally, with a category 5 coming towards me, I'd pack up the cars and take a trip out of town. Are you located somewhere high and dry?
by PV1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Add an Aux Jack to 2012 iMiev (revisited)
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Add an Aux Jack to 2012 iMiev (revisited)

I like it. So much cleaner than my cable. Since I ended my Android head unit experiment by ripping all that out and putting the stock radio back in, I use the Aux full time for my 1st gen iPod nano (another orphan I own now that Apple only makes the iPod Touch :cry: ) and USB for my Lightning dock (...
by PV1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Will 12v heater work?
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: Will 12v heater work?

That's OK.

Time to start thinking about this again for some folks. Winter is on its way.

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