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by RobertC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Attached Garage Air Conditioner
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Attached Garage Air Conditioner

Having moved to central Florida two years ago, we found out how hot our attached garage gets in the summer. Going through the door from the house into the garage is like walking into an oven, and the interiors of our vehicles we keep in the garage are also like ovens. After recently purchasing two C...
by RobertC
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 262
Views: 12266

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger, DC-DC Converter

A week ago one of my 2012's would not charge. I connected Canion and it showed that all 88 cells were the same voltage, ruling out a bad battery pack. When I connected the EVSE the fan would start on the battery pack as usual, and the EVSE would indicate charging, but would shut off after a few sec...
by RobertC
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Pics: New '17/18 interior, 2DIN and paddles (!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Pics: New '17/18 interior, 2DIN and paddles (!)

Here's the brochure for the 2018 i from Mitsubishi-Motors.com. https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/showroom/i-miev/catalog/pdf/17_5my_i_miev_g_exp.pdf I'm happy to see it, but I can't believe Mitsubishi is still producing this car! Mitsubishi added a regen paddle, but I've found I only use the rege...
by RobertC
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 41
Views: 6359

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

What we like about our Chevy Bolt so far, besides the 238 mile EPA range, is how much fun it is to drive with one-pedal driving and 266 lb⋅ft of torque. It's very comfortable, roomy, and has a touch screen Infotainment center with Apple CarPlay.

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by RobertC
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Extended Warranty?
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Re: Extended Warranty?

A week ago one of my 2012's would not charge. I connected Canion and it showed that all 88 cells were the same voltage, ruling out a bad battery pack. When I connected the EVSE the fan would start on the battery pack as usual, and the EVSE would indicate charging, but would shut off after a few seco...
by RobertC
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Passenger heated seats
Replies: 21
Views: 3937

Re: Passenger heated seats

After my driver seat heater failed last November I bought ... Aftermarket heated seat cushions. These are inexpensive, install quickly, have both a high and low setting, heat both the bottom and back, stay on all the time, and are made out of real cushy velour. They use 40 watts each on the high set...
by RobertC
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Yokohama AVID ENVigor Tires
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: Yokohama AVID ENVigor Tires

Comparing new tires with old tires or new tires with deeper tread to new tires with less tread it's really hard to get and true statistical data because as you highlighted, the revolutions per mile for the various tires are different and the car bases it's calculations on the odometer, which gives ...
by RobertC
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Yokohama AVID ENVigor Tires
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: Yokohama AVID ENVigor Tires

Tires need to be able to flex to protect themselves - If you hit a chuckhole with a rock-hard tire, you'll be damaging the tire because it couldn't flex to absorb the impact. Agreed. I recently mistakenly overinflated a tire on an electric scooter and the tire sidewall failed while riding it becaus...
by RobertC
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Quantifying Charging Power and Onboard Charger Efficiency
Replies: 17
Views: 3295

Re: EVSE Upgrade

Also the canion input to the battery numbers don't add up. The DC amp reading we get from Canion is about 1.0 amps low. The on board charger takes alternating current (AC) from the EVSE and converts it to direct current (DC) going to the traction battery. http://i.imgur.com/viEIEUZl.png Heres's the...
by RobertC
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Dunlop Availability / Price
Replies: 19
Views: 5088

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

DogMan12 wrote:Onlinetires.com has them for $235 for the front pair and $251 for the rears. $58 shipping. $544 in the door. Has anyone found a better price?
It looks like onlinetires.com has the lowest overall price. I ordered my Dunlop Enasave's from tirerack.com and they were just under $600 with shipping.

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