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by kiev
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: And now my I will not charge!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: And now my I will not charge!!

The video was a great idea. It looks like the big white ceramic resistor (left one of the pair) is cracked and has discoloration at 0:11 of the video. There could be some stored DTC in the EV-ECU related to the charger, but it seems like the dash would show a trouble light. There are about 26 intern...
by kiev
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell

i had a very similar situation in which one cell was lagging all the rest. i didn't want to believe it could be a bad cell, but there was no easy way to access the cell in order to troubleshoot and test. The cell "seemed" to be working in that it would charge and discharge, so maybe if it ...
by kiev
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell
Replies: 9
Views: 353

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'v...
by kiev
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Switching on the balancer for an individual cell

Howdy mani and welcome to the forum, How much is the difference in voltage between the low cell and the rest? i had a similar problem and tried driving to empty the pack below 2 bars on the fuel gauge, and then re-charging and letting it stay until the charging quit on it's own (after balancing). I ...
by kiev
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test

That was amazing to go down to zero bars and keep running in the Turtle, you guys did great.
by kiev
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

L1 versus L2 charging thought experiment Level 1 at 120 vac (rms) is ~170V peak, and this will provide about 160 VDC when rectified. Level 2 at 240vac is ~ 340V peak, and makes about 320VDC when rectified. Since the pack needs 360VDC to get charged, this requires a Boost stage in which the rectified...
by kiev
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Extended Warranty?
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Extended Warranty?

You got lucky and had great timing to get a new charger with 1 month to go under warranty. And great service too. It seems odd to have an 8- or 10- year warranty on the battery pack and then have the chargers failing before the pack. i would think that the designers expected the charger to outlast t...
by kiev
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: 2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!

Hopefully they will honor your extended warranty if you still have a month to go, this sounds like good news. Extended warranties were discussed back in 2012 and RobertC had his charger replaced April 2017, a month before his ran out. http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=562&p=32668#...
by kiev
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: 2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!

Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear of your charger problem. We have started a charger troubleshooting thread due to the seemingly high number of reported failures lately. Hopefully we can determine if there is some age- or temperture-related component failure that could be replaced for a low-cost r...
by kiev
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: And now my I will not charge!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: And now my I will not charge!!

The gray color of the sealant leads me to think it is an electronics grade RTV that doesn't off gas acid as it cures (non-corrosive). They are somewhat pricey but worth it for anything near electrical or electronic parts or boards. Less is better than more, a very thin bead is plenty. But i haven't ...

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