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by Aerowhatt
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 68
Views: 4624

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

SO, I'm considering the following unprioritized list of options. #1- Remove some insulation to create an air gap above the charger. (and then likely add Dynamat to offset any increased noise) #2- Add a ducted fan fed by the charger AC input to blow cool air across the top of the charger or pull hot...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 45
Views: 3564

Re: Amazon/UPS customer service--NOT!

[quote="kiev" So that's my first and last order from Amazon, and i'm not going to ever use UPS again either, and i'm gonna tell all my rowdy redneck friends to take their business elsewhere too.[/quote] Sorry to here about all these troubles! I hate UPS, feel pretty safe with amazon though...
by Aerowhatt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell

Hello! Thank you all for your hints. I have an imbalance of about 100mV, so that's very much, and is about 30 - 35% if I can trust the display. I agree with you that as long as the car sits the imbalance could be internal discharge. However if you think about it, one cell out of 80 or 88 is a red f...
by Aerowhatt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell

With the i909 i select many pages of data items, such as all the balancers, then turn on the capture and scroll thru the pages to see all the selections. It does display just 3 or 4 items per page, but you can scroll forward and back. There is a balancing set point voltage that is displayed, but i'...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell

The balancers do dump only a small portion of the charging current which makes a larger imbalance less likely to quickly be remedied. There are a couple of ways to improve your odds. As near as I have been able to tell (with the I-909 scanner) balancing starts at 75% or 80% SOC during the charge. It...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 2459

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

kinda doubt you would ever see a meaningful pattern evolve. Maybe a better question would be do you plug in to recharge immediately after driving the car, when the inverter charger is already heated up, or do you wait several hours and plug in when everything is cool? Do you recharge during the hea...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 53
Views: 16680

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

I thought of a quantitative test for this best gear choices for the hypermiling debate. Using a well known stretch of highway, I used canion to compare two back to back (as identical as possible) runs. One using D and N as needed and the other leaving the car in B the whole time. Both runs I used th...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 2459

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

J bought my 2012 with 50,000 km (30,000 miles) on it so I don't know its history. For the past two years I have been charging it only from 120V at the L1 (8A?) rate. It would be interesting to see if there is any correlation between predominantly used charging rate and charger failures. Are higher ...
by Aerowhatt
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 53
Views: 16680

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

'Loose efficiency?' - Better tighten that up!! It all depends on the driver - You can 'coast' in B without shifting to N just by feathering the pedal so you're neither using power nor regenning. One pedal driving, no shifting required. The ammeter on the dash will tell you when you're in that sweet...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 34
Views: 2371

Re: Adapters

So if more amps end up in the wire it's going to be up to 30 amps momentarily before the house breaker trips right? No sustained high current will be thru there right? Maybe 50 amps at a campground tho right? Again, I'm not arguing with you just letting you know my questions so that I can understan...

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