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by Don
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 36
Views: 4160

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Luddite wrote:A 40kwh imiev? That'd be great :D
The Chevy Bolt has a 60 Kwh battery for those who want to go a bit farther

Don
by Don
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: "Secret Box"
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: "Secret Box"

Don't think we have that on the North American versions

Don
by Don
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

My comment was based on the fact that the Coast Guard forbids mounting flooded batteries of any type in any passenger space on a boat - They usually don't make such rules without good reason I'm sure you could probably breathe the fumes in low concentrations without any harm, but the very thought of...
by Don
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

For use in a space where humans are breathing the same air, I would buy a sealed AGM battery, no question - I wouldn't even look at anything else For charging, you could plug the EVSE into the car, put the brick in the back along with the little 6 amp battery charger and plug both into an extension ...
by Don
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Rock in the windshield
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Rock in the windshield

I've dreaded the thought of a rock to the windshield since we bought our first iMiEV 5 years ago. I always assumed the windshield would be both hard to get and expensive - If someone quoted you $1000 to replace it, sounds like my fears were correct If it's not a bad 'star' and not in a location wher...
by Don
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

If you can plug in at work, I would forget the solar panel and just get a little 6 amp battery charger and go with that. For sure there will be days when you'd get little or nothing from solar, but with a battery charger plugged in you would always start with a full battery at both ends of your trip...
by Don
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 144
Views: 4375

Re: Charging Down Route 66

Selinda flies home out of LAX Tuesday. Then MY drive home begins. Just a thought - Unless you're eager for another 3 or 4 week journey home, I'm pretty sure you could pay to ship the car home by truck *and* buy yourself a ticket to fly home with Selinda for less money than you'll spend on another 2...
by Don
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

Welcome to the forum!! Glad you found us! The Road Pro is a 25 amp, 12 volt 'heater' which equates to only 300 watts - Not a lot of heat. By comparison, a 120 volt AC household heater provides 750 watts on low and around 1500 watts on high. On a cold morning, 300 watts isn't going to do a great deal...
by Don
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Upgrade
Replies: 113
Views: 13044

Re: EVSE Upgrade

It's all in the EVSE Phil reverse engineered it and figured out how to change the duty cycle - He even figured out how to make it adjustable!! So far, nobody else has cracked that nut . Once you reverse engineer your own EVSE, you'll be good to go! . . . . assuming you're as smart as Phil and you do...
by Don
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 36
Views: 4160

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

I think they want you to plug the car in periodically to maintain the 12 volt battery - It recharges when the traction battery does, so 30 minutes or so would top it off and add next to nothing to the traction battery using the USA version 8 amp, 120 volt EVSE . . . . or, since they say to fully rec...

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