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by JoeS
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 9628

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

jjlink wrote:
So the L1 EVSE supplied with the 'i' will only do the original 120V/8A. The test will tell us if a Leaf L1 EVSE can allow the 'i' to charge at 120v/12A.

Exactly :!:
by JoeS
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 9628

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

jjlink - the Nissan Leaf EVSE Upgrade adds 240vac capability and has the option of increasing the current to 16A, but only on 240vac. Thus, the Level 1 feature of 12A is left intact and either the stock or upgraded unit works the same way.
by JoeS
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 9628

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

jjlink: Thanks for the Level 2 datapoint. If you could borrow a Nissan Leaf Level 1 EVSE (rated for 12A) and plug it into the iMiEV and measure its 120vac input power (using, e.g., a Kill-A-Watt), that will quickly settle the question whether the iMiEV charger does any current limiting at 120vac. A ...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tires
Replies: 17
Views: 9388

Re: Tires

jjlink, without answering your question directly (I figure anything published has an ultra-conservative lawyer-influenced bias), I'd be inclined to hold off buying anything as the world of Low Rolling Resistance (LRR) tires is rapidly evolving, and I would expect to see a better selection of LRR tir...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Instrument Names
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Instrument Names

jjlink wrote: Maybe we should make up a term for 'i' owners...

Meever? Maybe written MeEVer or MiEVer? ... :(
ievier, ivier, iever ... :(
How about Electric "i" Owner? :)
... have to start thinking out of the box...
by JoeS
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Overview
Replies: 18
Views: 4920

Re: EVSE Overview

WeeJohn, I still don't have my iMiEV and haven't yet decided whether I will upgrade the Mitsubishi Level 1 EVSE since my SPX unit gives me two max current levels at both 120vac and 240vac. jray3, I was under the impression that the 120vac 8A current draw was limited by the Mitsubishi EVSE and not th...
by JoeS
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wraps
Replies: 24
Views: 8797

Re: Wraps

Wee John, thank you for that - my artistic bent leaves something to be desired, thus I'm content for now to sit back and see what cutesy decals/wraps people come up with.
by JoeS
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Instrument Names
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Instrument Names

FiddlerJohn and jjlink, thank you for the inputs. Appreciating that the Leaf camp has already adopted the disparaging name Guess-O-Meter ('GOM') for their notoriously-questionable display, I would hope that the iMiEV's algorithm is a little more accurate and we won't have to denigrate it as well. As...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Overview
Replies: 18
Views: 4920

Re: EVSE Overview

Hello MichaelS - welcome to the Forum! Yes, my wife can't wait to get her iMiEV. That will be great if you could let us know how the iMiEV fares with the upgraded Leaf EVSE, both on 120vac as well as 240vac. It will only provide 12A at 120vac, but that is a 50% increase over what the Mitsubishi Leve...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: proud new owner of an 'i'
Replies: 63
Views: 12150

Re: proud new owner of an 'i'

A simple throttle is more efficient than a cruise control, and I may put in an aircraft one with its vernier control (I have one in my Gen1 Insight - 77.7mpg lifetime); however, it is more efficient to vary one's response to terrain, traffic, wind, etc.,… most of the usual hypermiling tricks which w...

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