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by blackheart
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My Brother Bought an I-Miev!
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

Re: My Brother Bought an I-Miev!

My mitsu dealer is supposed to have a tech who 'recently when to training' and they were excited about working on local EV's. But when I started talking to him about battery health and balance charging - I got a 'deer in the headlight' look.... Still, I am coming up on 13k. At 15k I may bring it in ...
by blackheart
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 183
Views: 63300

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Although it's not a demanding task, I picked up a new Thule bike rack yesterday. I'm going to Pittsburgh for a bike ride with some friends, so I'm finally making use of my "accessory" hitch. I went for a quick test drive around the block last night, and only felt a little extra tug at the...
by blackheart
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My Brother Bought an I-Miev!
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

Re: My Brother Bought an I-Miev!

sounds like the same options I got my 2012 ES last March. Mine had 1700 miles on it. Now it has nearly 13k. No issues - NONE. Quick charger is a life saver if you are going out of town, or trying to do to many miles in our damp/colder NW winters (keeping the windows defogged just seems to eat my bat...
by blackheart
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day
Replies: 68
Views: 29633

Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Right about 360 miles total. My Canion app froze a couple of times and I didn't think to clear my trip odometer. All in all, the car performed very well - especially for having the battery size that it does. But wow - what a difference a 20kW or 24kW battery would make (or at least the added range.....
by blackheart
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day
Replies: 68
Views: 29633

Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Just got back from a one day trip up to Seattle to see my daughter for her birthday. I decided to go ahead and take the miev. The Chargers all seemed to be operational and my old fossil truck just wasn't up to it. 350 mile round trip in one day. Left at 6:30am from Portland and got to south Seattle ...
by blackheart
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: Kiwi in Slovakia
Replies: 86
Views: 29384

Re: Kiwi in Slovakia

Excellent write up as always!!!
by blackheart
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 39
Views: 12225

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

I have a bit - but I will run through it again
Thanks!!
by blackheart
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 39
Views: 12225

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

Didn't take it that way at all - And me being a newb to all things electrical - this forum has been a great place to learn - so that's why I made the post - 'give your thoughts' ... I know it won't make much - but looking at my Canion during my morning commute, when I am using heat, 500-700W seems t...
by blackheart
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 39
Views: 12225

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

On cold mornings, I have pre-heated the car with my L2 plug. When leaving the house, I see the Heater using electricity (via Canion) within one mile. By the time I get to work, it shows that I have used about 500 watts. So, for my ride to work, all I should need is 500-700 watts to keep things up to...
by blackheart
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 39
Views: 12225

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

Ok - side stepped the pusher trailer for a while - expensive helper project... BUT, I did order a cradle for my Dolphin 48v 11aH ebike battery from Luna Cycle.... Why? So I can mount the 10 lb battery in the car safely and wire it to a 48V heating element that I will mount someplace in the heating f...

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