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by Don
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

The differences are in the maximum voltage the charger brings the battery up to and then the float voltage after charging is complete - Both are a couple tenths different than for flooded batteries Any battery which is going to be repeatedly cycled nearly every day will live a much longer life with ...
by Don
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 165
Views: 4900

Re: Charging Down Route 66

JoeS wrote:New i-MiEV owners note the results of careful energy management:
rkarl89203 wrote:...Left Amboy with 88RR 16 Bars...
Some of what appears on the surface to be 'careful energy management' is actually just the result of doing more downhill driving than level or uphill driving - Not something we always have control over

Don
by Don
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapter to use my Clipper Creek 14-50 keeps showing power failure
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Adapter to use my Clipper Creek 14-50 keeps showing power failure

Just a guess - The NEMA 14-50 plug has both hot leads for 240 volts, a neutral and a ground while the NEMA 6-50 only has 3 prongs - Both hot leads and a ground, no neutral. Maybe this is what your Clipper Creek doesn't like? You say it works for you at home - Are you using a NEMA 6-50 socket and you...
by Don
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

The HVAC system has two air inlets - One gets you outside air and there's another inlet which recirculates inside air within the cabin. If you could position your heater near that inside air inlet and then run the HVAC on fan only, it would suck the heat into the HVAC system (with the car's heater o...
by Don
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

I for sure wouldn't place anything on the driver side floor - That's an invitation to all sorts of problems If you can find the inlet for recirculated air for the HVAC system, mount it near there and duct the hear in there you could use the OEM blower to move the warm air to where you need it - Defr...
by Don
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Down Route 66
Replies: 165
Views: 4900

Re: Charging Down Route 66

Yeah, reselling you $2 worth of electricity for a $33 profit makes me think maybe he has a pawnshop on the premises too - You never know, he might have offered you $35 for your $500 camera so you could afford the recharge! :lol:

Don
by Don
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 37
Views: 4266

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: 447

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: 33
Views: 539

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: 33
Views: 539

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 ...

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