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by Don
Fri May 25, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

That would be great if they could find a dc to dc converter robust enough to power all the controls and accessories without a lead acid battery. Obviously it would have to be powered up from the traction battery 24/7. In actuality, that's exactly what's happening - Nothing 'runs off the 12 volt bat...
by Don
Fri May 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

. . . . but a flooded lead acid battery in a lithium powered car just seems so . . . . Twentieth Century :lol:

Don
by Don
Thu May 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Public Charging Station Customers
Replies: 19
Views: 2808

Re: Public Charging Station Customers

I agree that public L2 should be inexpensive. Less than gas, but not free. At $2.50/gallon, a fleet average approaching 25 mpg and 250 Wh/mile, my rule of thumb is a breakeven point of $0.10/mile or $0.40/kWh. That's a 400% markup on electricity from Puget Sound Energy Won't work everywhere. Joe sa...
by Don
Thu May 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Gen 2 Honda Fit EV
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Gen 2 Honda Fit EV

. . . . and you can BUY it - Last generation was lease only, wasn't it?

Don
by Don
Wed May 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Public Charging Station Customers
Replies: 19
Views: 2808

Re: Public Charging Station Customers

Recently there have been a lot of clueless newbies at both J1772 EVSEs and Tesla Superchargers that I've helped out numerous times, and it was a surprise to every one of them when I said that these were NOT parking spots and they DID NOT need to fully charge the cars and that the expectation was th...
by Don
Wed May 23, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

Same thing happened to us - The car was stored for about 6 months without a trickle charger and the OE battery was toast. The other car, driven regularly still has the 6 year old OE battery going strong. If you plan to store an older car for a month or more, a maintenance charger is a must

Don
by Don
Tue May 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

A Google search says it's a 151R - http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2789 I bought a Miata AGM battery because I was familiar ith them, they're AGM and it was cheaper than the flooded replacement. Installed it in one of the cars about 2 years ago. It's not as tall as the OE battery, but I cut...
by Don
Sat May 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: FS: 2012 I-MIEV SE $5000
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: FS: 2012 I-MIEV SE $5000

Wait. I hope this guy sells his i-MiEV too but didn't I post one with over 30,000 fewer miles last month for only $900 more? By golly, I believe you did! A few minor differences - While your car has fewer miles, this car has a new traction battery, only 2 1/2 years old. He has the remote (an expens...
by Don
Sat May 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Shore Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Shore Trip

Stan's car was new - It will go farther than your car will. Stan also had an abundance of talent not found in the average EV driver If you think you're a pretty good hypermiler, I would first try proving it to yourself by driving 50 miles and still having 30 miles (or more) left on the RR display, r...
by Don
Sat May 19, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging Nit Pick
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Charging Nit Pick

Yup - A blinking LED on the dash like the Volt has would have been a nice 50 cent addition

Don

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