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by Don
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Pretty Good Level 2 EVSE for Less Than $200
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Pretty Good Level 2 EVSE for Less Than $200

I bought one of these to use with our new Chevy Volt and I'm pretty impressed with it, so thought I'd share it with the group in case anyone is looking for a good L2 EVSE with adjustable current settings https://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-EV-Charger-EVSE-6-20-Plug-6-16A-240V-For-Electric-Vehicle-J177...
by Don
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: OEM EVSE Fault
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: OEM EVSE Fault

While there's nothing 'wrong' with using an extension cord to charge (especially not with a 10 gauge one) the extra NEMA 5-15 connections that adds are prone to giving intermittent connections, especially after repeated plugging and unplugging. A 5-15 is a pretty poor choice for any circuit drawing ...
by Don
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 19
Views: 493

Re: Is my battery dying ?

I'm sure you're correct that initial degradation (probably the first 15% or so) is pretty much hidden by how far the car will go after it reaches zero RR. I recall once early on when we went 6 miles at about 40 or 45 mph and got home without any sign of the car slowing down - No idea how much farthe...
by Don
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 19
Views: 493

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Driving it fast, can you actually go 55 to 60 miles?

IMO, how far the car can go now vs how far it used to go is a better measure of the battery than any of the 'scientific' tests - Unless you've noticed a marked decrease in actual range, I wouldn't be too worried about it

Don
by Don
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: OEM EVSE Fault
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: OEM EVSE Fault

My thoughts are the same - Since it's such a random failure, it's probably a grounding problem of some sort. True OEM EVSE problems are pretty rare

Don
by Don
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BenNelson's Accident and Recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: BenNelson's Accident and Recovery

by Don
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Maintenance of gearbox ....
Replies: 15
Views: 3336

Re: Maintenance of gearbox ....

75W-90 Hypoid Gear Oil is usually only called for in differentials which have hypoid gears, where the teeth 'wipe' across each other which cause a shearing action of the oil. Modern manual transmissions don't call for it's use anymore Guess what Dodge called for as lubricant in a 5 speed manual tran...
by Don
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: terms of baterry warranty
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: terms of baterry warranty

Even if you were successful in getting the warranty changed to match the USA version, it wouldn't do anything for your 32% degradation because battery degradation isn't covered by the warranty in any country - The warranty only covers failure. When we bought our car new in May of 2012, we signed a s...
by Don
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiev wiper blades size
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: iMiev wiper blades size

RogerHalifax wrote:Has anyone done this?
Besides you? :lol: I'm guessing you're probably the first. There are a few who have removed the passenger wiper and just put a single 26 or 28 inch on the drivers side

Don
by Don
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 195
Views: 25355

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

sandange wrote:Sending positive thoughts out to Ben, wishing him a speedy recovery.
Gosh! We three on the speedy recovery

Don

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