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by JoeS
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Fully Charged
Replies: 99
Views: 18043

Re: Fully Charged

misterbleepy, thanks for the post. Truly a massive energy-storage and power-generating system. It took them over ten years to build and become operational, probably at an astronomical price. 75% efficient, but interesting that they can get a generator on-line in only ten seconds. Only three such sit...
by JoeS
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Miles/kwh long term data?
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Miles/kwh long term data?

Hi Luddite - I had somehow missed your 2 April post. Between you, DBMandrake, and myself, we are seeing fairly consistent results on our wall-to-wheels numbers. Early in my i-MiEV ownership, I had carefully maintained my energy consumption for over 8000 miles and published the results here: http://m...
by JoeS
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BenNelson's Accident and Recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: BenNelson's Accident and Recovery

Neil, thank you for going to bat for Ben.
I'm sure many of us chipped in to tide him over while he recovers.

If you haven't seen it, here's his (painful) video post: http://300mpg.org/2018/03/26/hit-by-a-truck/
by JoeS
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Teslas are notorious for a short service life on their 12V batteries due to the standby loads and continuous wireless connectivity. Yup, the inordinate cycling contributing to its demise, which is why I keep my Tesla's 12v battery on a float charger. Left to its own devices, the Tesla wakes up and ...
by JoeS
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 81
Views: 9735

Re: Tesla Model 3

Hi sandange! We're now seeing many Model 3 Teslas around here. The owners I've talked to at the Supercharger stops really like the car (duh!) and laud the car's handling, but wish it was quieter. There was an M3 parked by the trail just next to me that had a very-nice-looking white interior - probab...
by JoeS
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

Re: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?

...I posted a full description and photos in the following speakev thread: https://speakev.com/threads/c-zero-ion-charging-failure-due-to-stiff-gear-lever-mechanism.98153/ (sorry to keep posting links to another forum mods, but I really don't want to copy and paste all the text and pictures) DBMand...
by JoeS
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: How to shift gears
Replies: 37
Views: 6068

Re: How to shift gears

Since then also i have found that the accelerator pedal has two separate hall sensor channels. One channel uses a ~5V range full scale, the other is only half that, ~2.5V full scale... Thanks for these posts. Interesting that they would go to the trouble of having two Hall sensors instead of simply...
by JoeS
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Peugeot Ion not charging with high AC voltage
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Peugeot Ion not charging with high AC voltage

Good data, thank you. Inasmuch as my neighbor and I are at the end of the line and each of us has >11kW(ac) solar, our grid voltage regularly goes up over 250vac. I replaced a solar inverter that did not tolerate >256vac, but the i-MiEV has never hiccuped. Interestingly, the local power company says...
by JoeS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions
Replies: 171
Views: 21336

Re: Riversimple and Fuel Cell Discussions

Built my all-electric home in the mid-70's - even have a useless 'award' certificate for its energy-efficiency. Haven't run the resistive central heating since the mid-80's, as one very efficient wood fireplace insert kept the whole house toasty warm, until I realized how bad burning wood is for the...
by JoeS
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 35
Views: 5257

Re: What tire would you recommend?

Update on the new front Blizzaks and rear Enasaves: As I was pushing the car a bit going down my windy road last night, the ASC kicked in prematurely :shock: keeping me from applying full throttle in the curve. Guess there must be a diameter mismatch between the Blizzaks and Enasaves which is recog...

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