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by JoeS
Thu May 17, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE
Replies: 14
Views: 3226

Re: Level 1 Charging Cord

Don, the SPX only has gradations of 12A, 16A, 24A, and 32A - the last two settings unusable by the present iMiEV - on either 120vac or 240vac. Agree with you about the pricing for a box with a connector/cable and negligible circuitry. At least they could all build in power/energy meters. archie_b, t...
by JoeS
Thu May 17, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Blink Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Blink Charger

Cool! The resolution is fairly coarse, so it didn't pick up the ten-minute full-off timeout by the BMS after about an hour of charging. Note that she was pretty-well charged after two hours and the last hour was spent topping off. Bet you had a full 16+ bars ... what was your Range Remaining after y...
by JoeS
Thu May 17, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: ODBII Reader?
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: ODBII Reader?

FWIW, my ScanGaugeII also failed to connect.
by JoeS
Thu May 17, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: LiON accessary battery
Replies: 23
Views: 6513

Re: LiON accessary battery

mievsolar: I currently have a number of small regulated solar panels float-charging a few of my rarely-used ICE vehicles, so i understand what you're saying. The vehicles are under covers but the panels are out in the sun. I do this because there are some parasitic battery-draining loads in these ve...
by JoeS
Thu May 17, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE
Replies: 14
Views: 3226

Re: Level 1 Charging Cord

If you really want a small portable one like this, get one for the Nissan Leaf (also made by Panasonic, just like the iMiEVs). It's good for 12A vs only the 8A for ours. Sorry, I don't know what the present prices are. You might also check with evseupgrade.com to see if they sell outright instead of...
by JoeS
Wed May 16, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Woo-Hoo! Our i has arrived!
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Woo-Hoo! Our i has arrived!

Yay! Have fun!
by JoeS
Wed May 16, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2453

Re: Regen discussion

fjpod, sorry if I misunderstood you. Coming to a stop using regen, it doesn't matter which you use as long as the hydraulic brakes are not engaged - and I can't tell when that happens. I modulate my deceleration using the shift lever most of the time until the very end. Also, I coast in N for the ma...
by JoeS
Wed May 16, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2453

Re: Regen discussion

fjpod, you've identified a number of different issues and asked a number of questions which have already been discussed in other posts on this forum. Amount of regeneration is a function of shift lever setting and vehicle speed: as you slow down the regeneration diminishes. There is no "rate&qu...
by JoeS
Wed May 16, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charging the I MIEV @ 6.6 Kw instead the nominal 3.3
Replies: 51
Views: 13057

Re: Charging the I MIEV @ 6.6 Kw instead the nominal 3.3

Opinions may vary - Hopefully one day we'll have a real EE here to help us with such discussions.Don You don't need a EE - you need a chemist specializing in Lithium-xx battery design. We have a number of different issues here, and FiddlerJohn's concern at leaving the battery at a low SOC and not w...
by JoeS
Tue May 15, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: What is your average range?
Replies: 10
Views: 2701

Re: What is your average range?

D gives max power and small regen ECO physically makes it harder to push the accelerator and changes the amount of power for a given pedal position, artificially inducing the driver to not expend as much energy; however, flooring it will give you max power (a good safety feature). Regen is greater ...

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