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by Don
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Traction battery going bad or something else?
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Traction battery going bad or something else?

It's only been a short time that we end users have had a way to measure capacity. I think most who have measured replacement packs are reporting 44 or 45 Ah - Who knows what the supposed 50 Ah packs actually measured when they were brand new? I would *assume* that replacement packs are put together ...
by Don
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Larger capacity battery replacement (20+kwh?!?)
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Larger capacity battery replacement (20+kwh?!?)

He's stretching the truth just a bit here and there, methinks ;) First , "Regularly gets between 86 to 110 miles per charge" is a bit of a stretch - You would have to drive very conservatively and quite slowly. I have never seen a documented 110 miles, but it may be possible . . . . if you...
by Don
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: LRR's vs Ultra High Performance Summer Tires
Replies: 0
Views: 29

LRR's vs Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

Motor Trend got a Chevy Bolt for a long term test and one of the first things they noticed was lots of tire squeal and understeering when pressed hard in the corners - Sound familiar?? Since they were going to have the car for a year, somebody talked them into putting a set of summer tires on in pla...
by Don
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: TPMS on i-MiEVs
Replies: 19
Views: 3732

Re: TPMS on i-MiEVs

My warning light comes on when it gets really cold. I don't think I got a nitrogen fill the last time I had tires put on. The light's never come on before this set of tires, and yes, I've checked the pressure (all above 36 PSI at 50 F). Same thing happened to us over the weekend. TPMS light is on m...
by Don
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Failed traction battery. How many weeks does Mitsubishi make you wait?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Failed traction battery. How many weeks does Mitsubishi make you wait?

I don't know . . . . but I would bet you that it varies some from location to location - Not all dealers are equally (in)efficient :lol: It appears at least you were easily able to get your car to a dealer who can fix it - That's a 110 mile trip for me. Thankfully, Mitsubishi has paid to have them t...
by Don
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown

What I really want to know is, what went wrong with the current one? I bet it's actually nothing expensive to fix at all, but it's much easier for them to simply force you to replace the whole unit, rather than actually have someone on staff who is trained to truly troubleshoot these things and rep...
by Don
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 78
Views: 9036

Re: Hatched a Tesla

It's true!! You meet the nicest people driving an EV

Don
by Don
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 volt power inverter for emergency home power...
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: 12 volt power inverter for emergency home power...

It all depends on what you want to power with the inverter. Most things will run just fine on an inexpensive square wave inverter. I've been using a 750 watt from Harbor Freight in my van for a couple years to charge our Segways. I also use it to power a small 120 volt air compressor. I have it moun...
by Don
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 volt power inverter for emergency home power...
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: 12 volt power inverter for emergency home power...

The Inverter would need to be coupled directly to the 12 volt battery under the hood. I would recommend a maximum 750 watt inverter because the DC to DC converter which supplies 12 volt power to the battery from the main traction pack is only capable of about 900 watts and you would not want to over...
by Don
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

As Aerowhatt mentioned earlier, if you want to charge from a dryer outlet using a 10 or 12 gauge extension cord, you must employ a properly rated fuse or circuit breaker very near the dryer outlet you're plugging into - Your dryer outlet is probably breakered at 40 or 50 amps and your 10 or 12 gauge...

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