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by Don
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

A question - What controls the pump cycling?? With 435 cfm going through the radiator, my pump kicks on for about 30 seconds and then is off for about a minute and then repeats when I'm charging L2 @ 12 amps. If it's a thermal switch cycling the pump, then it is carrying away an awful lot of heat ge...
by Don
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

For now - Until we find a way to energize the OE radiator fan - I'm using this blower on medium speed placed in front of the car. It forces at least 90% of it's air into the radiator with almost none hitting the bumper cover https://www.samsclub.com/sams/pivoting-utlity-fan/prod8670795.ip?xid=plp_pr...
by Don
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

There must be much more heat generated when driving the car, cooling the motor and the inverter - I can't believe the cooling system that handles that cannot handle the charger alone. In your tests, do you think you were moving as much air through the radiator as the stock cooling fan would? If the ...
by Don
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

There is an OEM fan on the radiator at the front of the car - Any thoughts on just making a mod to use that fan? Many ICE cars have 12 volt cooling fans behind the radiator which are energized using a thermal switch on the radiator tank - When it gets hot enough, the fan comes on for long enough to ...
by Don
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7811

Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

I've been here for 6+ years and never posted a single photo - It's just incredibly more difficult than on any other site I frequent (where I do post photos). Just not worth the trouble here, sadly Maybe one day we'll join the 21st century here, but after waiting 6 years, I'm for sure not holding my ...
by Don
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-MiEV (and clones) in non-supported (?) markets
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: i-MiEV (and clones) in non-supported (?) markets

Does anyone has any hints on how difficult owning a small EV would be in a country that supposedly doesn't offer any official support? Or should I wait for a couple of more years until Tesla officially sells in Greece, in which case everybody else will hurry to the same direction as well? Two separ...
by Don
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 39
Views: 876

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

Comments please. Is any of this worthwhile, or is a charger replacement every 50-90k just to be expected? I guess if you're always in need of a quick turnaround, your 3300 watt figure just can't be avoided - But, if not, recharging L1 at 12 amps (1440 watts) will cut your waste heat by more than ha...
by Don
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 30
Views: 1564

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Tire Rack has the Continentals for the front - $85 each . . . . or, the OE Dunlops for $141 each - Your choice :shock:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSear ... iameter=17

Don
by Don
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 30
Views: 1564

Re: A New Tire For Us!

That is truly unfortunate! We've had the same UPS driver for several years. He knows to deliver all packages to the side porch and if we're not home, he sets them inside the 'people door' of the garage, which we leave unlocked just for that purpose I didn't have to sign anything when my tires were d...
by Don
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Extended Warranty?
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Extended Warranty?

kiev wrote:psyflyjohn was really thinking ahead back in 2012, his thoughts and approach were spot on.
He hasn't posted here in about a year - Wonder if he still owns the car . . . . and did the money he paid for the extended warranty ever benefit him at all . . . . other than the peace of mind?

Don

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