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by JoeS
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charging Interruption
Replies: 12
Views: 3945

Re: Charging Interruption

Hi Jenn, what you're hearing I think is a pump of some sort running intermittently back there, and I swear I can hear gurgling sounds as well. The actual charging is silent. On my SPX, suspended charging produces a solid green light instead of a blinking green light. On the Mitsubishi charger I forg...
by JoeS
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Survey: PayPal deposit of $299 for the car, refund.
Replies: 23
Views: 4939

Re: Survey: PayPal deposit of $299 for the car, refund.

jjlink, I don't blame PayPal at all for not wanting to be involved, as the issue is between us and Mitsubishi. I've cooled off a bit and will keep you informed of my progress.
by JoeS
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: SF South Bay to Capitola (Over 1800ft Summit) Trip Data
Replies: 8
Views: 3367

Re: SF South Bay to Capitola (Over 1800ft Summit) Trip Data

... would make the RR optimistic unless you could continue down hill (at the same rate below sea level) for the next 49 miles.. Guess I used the wrong 8-) smilie (smily?) for the tongue-in-cheek 90-mile comment. Next time I'll use: ;) :) Actually, based on what little I've measured so far, I'm sure...
by JoeS
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charging Interruption
Replies: 12
Views: 3945

Charging Interruption

Has anyone else noticed an interruption in the power drawn by the iMiEV charger? I've seen it occur using either the Mitsubishi 120v EVSE or my SPX, at both 120vac and 240vac. The interrupt lasts anywhere from a couple of minutes to about 20 minutes. At least once it simply stopped charging complete...
by JoeS
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Li-ion Battery DETROYED by DEEP DISCHARGE
Replies: 13
Views: 6898

Re: Li-ion Battery DETROYED by DEEP DISCHARGE

A non-issue in everyday life IMO, as it's sensationalist "journalism" picked up by the media. Credit Tesla with being pro-active in tackling this. I'll let someone else dig out the iMiEV manual and its overload of lawyeristic CYA statements. Yes, fully discharging a battery pack, or allowi...
by JoeS
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: SF South Bay to Capitola (Over 1800ft Summit) Trip Data
Replies: 8
Views: 3367

SF South Bay to Capitola (Over 1800ft Summit) Trip Data

SF Peninsula --> Capitola and Back Over Hwy. 17 1800ft. Summit Trip from my house (Los Altos Hills) to Capitola was 41.2 miles. I started with 16 bars and RR of 94 and arrived in Capitola with 9 bars and RR of 49. Temperature a little under 70degF. No heat or aircon, but driving lights on (not head...
by JoeS
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: San Francisco BayMiEVers
Replies: 32
Views: 6259

San Francisco BayMiEVers

Before our group gets too large, I'd like to invite San Francisco Bay Area iMiEV owners over to my house for a social get-together. I live in Los Altos Hills, a couple of miles up from Foothill College. We can plan on some pot-luck munchies, pizza (or something healthier), and some liquid refreshmen...
by JoeS
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Survey: PayPal deposit of $299 for the car, refund.
Replies: 23
Views: 4939

Re: Survey: PayPal deposit of $299 for the car, refund.

As some of you may remember, I had placed the $299 refundable reservation for an iMiEV online in early December. This included the free $99.99 mandatory GeekSquad inspection since I was one of the first 2000 purchasers. I went through the time-wasting GeekSquad and MrElectric hassle without ever rec...
by JoeS
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge
Replies: 66
Views: 23425

Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Did you raise the tire pressure? FiddlerJohn, thanks for the comments. No way would I suggest, recommend, nor countenance my experimental 60psi tire pressure to determine its effect on improving rolling resistance and iMiEV handling. Note that the maximum sidewall rating is 51psi, with a Mitsubishi...
by JoeS
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: iMiEV CdA?
Replies: 52
Views: 16728

Re: iMiEV CdA?

Quixotix, you are quite right about consumer demand driving the manufacturers, and I'm very pleased with our iMiEV spacious aft packaging. My own personal choices have always strayed from the mainstream. The Gen1 Honda Insight was an experiment and to this day I believe it is the most efficient gaso...

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