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by vh2q
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 13800

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

I charged the aux on the bench last night using my house inverter set for lead acid open cell, 20A charge rate in stage 1 til it got up to voltage, then held at 14.4 V with controlled amps for an hour, then float for about 15 mins. It was reading 13.1V this morning after being plugged in all night, ...
by vh2q
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 13800

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Back to square one .. Car was still charging when I went to bed (about 2 hours in) but gauge showed zero bars with flashing pump. Got up this am charger had kicked out but only 3 bars showing. Hooked up my RC LIPO charger to aux and it read 14.2V. Checked charger again it had clicked on while I was ...
by vh2q
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 13800

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Charged aux out of car, put it back, car is now taking a charge. But if dc-dc box is shot then aux will not be charged thru main while charging or driving right? And it will run down leaving me stranded even if main is still good? Car purchased in FL is in Bahamas voiding Mits warranty according to ...
by vh2q
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 13800

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Well the new aux was sitting for about a month before install but I figured it would charge with the main pack. And yes I probably ran it down some when I had the lights on. So I removed aux and have it on a charger now. When it's fully charged I will put it back in car and see what happens. Just ho...
by vh2q
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 13800

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Well after starting a charge cycle, the charger kicked out after a few minutes and now it will only stay in charge mode for a few seconds. Each time the charge starts normally .. The Orange and green are on, the cooling fan comes on, then after 30 secs or so the charger goes into ready mode. So I ca...
by vh2q
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 13800

Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Due to an illness and then a hurricane, I let my car sit in an enclosed garage with what I thought was a full main batty and a disconnected aux battery for over a year. Replaced aux battery, car went to ready status ok, but fuel gauge showed no bars. Put car on charge, charger kicked out within a co...
by vh2q
Thu May 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using I Miev for backup power unit
Replies: 18
Views: 10845

Re: Using I Miev for backup power unit

I have it all rigged up and tested (with lights only ... and for some reason they come on and off, something to do with a load sensing feature on the inverter and the fact that most of our lights are LED) .. I have not tested it under load and have not really had a reason to. My one concern is the w...
by vh2q
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Replacement 'Ignition' Key
Replies: 8
Views: 6483

Re: Replacement 'Ignition' Key

My problem is my car is at vacation home on an island in the Caribbean. No Mitsubishi dealer there. Bought a blank "chipped" key off Ebay and tried to get it cut. No go. Island locksmith says he can't do it. Texas locksmith says he won't do it. Mitsubishi dealer says "you have to brin...
by vh2q
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Check engine light on
Replies: 18
Views: 12787

Re: Check engine light on

It just scrolls through the list of codes. I am trying to ascertain what they mean and then to reset them. I drove the car 50 miles and pulled the codes again with the same result
by vh2q
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Check engine light on
Replies: 18
Views: 12787

Re: Check engine light on

The car runs fine. I used an "Oxgord" scan tool I bought off eBay. It seemed to function as it should reading the instructions. Only the reset codes came back with a "fail" message and the check engine light is still on.

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