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by Don
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Mitsu Tech said I set car to not charge on Mondays
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Mitsu Tech said I set car to not charge on Mondays

Make sure that the 12V Aux battery is not worn out or old--a fresh 12V is cheap insurance to get you through the winter. A weak or old 12V can cause a multitude of issues with Electric Vehicles... Good Luck to you Excellent point - I should have mentioned that. A weak 12 volt battery is probably to...
by Don
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: How good is the car's range prediction
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: How good is the car's range prediction

My point was . . . . if the car stops moving at 4.5%, then the 10% remaining isn't really 10%, since a big part of it isn't usable

Don
by Don
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: How good is the car's range prediction
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: How good is the car's range prediction

So if the car often stops moving at 4.5%, then the RR is actually showing range 'til 5.5% and not 10% :roll: I find in my two cars over the past 6+ years, how far the car will go after zero RR appears to be a constantly decreasing number - When they were new, I could go 6 or 7 miles at 45 or 50 mph ...
by Don
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Mitsu Tech said I set car to not charge on Mondays
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Mitsu Tech said I set car to not charge on Mondays

So . . . . they kept the car for a week and did . . . . absolutely nothing? Great Dealer!! As to question #1) I would ask them to show you where it says this in writing. I've never heard of such a thing and it's not a requirement #2) There have been other instances of the behavior you're speaking of...
by Don
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

Ohmite makes a 25 ohm, 40 watt, 5% wire wound resistor. $15.82 USD

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Oh ... 2s9%2fk%3d

Don
by Don
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Wrecked i-MiEV Battery Pack Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 14726

Re: Wrecked i-MiEV Battery Pack Discussion

Ohmite makes a 25 ohm, 40 watt, 5% wire wound resistor

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Oh ... 2s9%2fk%3d

Don
by Don
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Need a longer range ev
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: Need a longer range ev

I really like the idea of driving pure EV's . . . . wherever and whenever practical. Our two iMiEV's have been the best things we've purchased in a long time. The wife loves hers and that's largely because in more than 6 years, she's never had the slightest bit of 'range anxiety' - I keep it charged...
by Don
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: What's inside a cell?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: What's inside a cell?

Interesting! - He calculates an iMiEV could have a 27 Kw pack made out of standard 18650 cells. I hope someone starts assembling modules using our OEM BMS modules so when the time comes, we have better options for replacement

Don
by Don
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: long-term parts availability ?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: long-term parts availability ?

I think $300 is pretty close to the dealer price for a headlight assembly - I've seen them on eBay more than once for $200. I have a spare right one in my garage as a result of a minor fender bender my wife had a few years back. I've hung on to it thinking sooner or later a forum member here might n...
by Don
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Simple question about chargers
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Simple question about chargers

I think it would help if we knew where you're located (Europe or North America) and what year and model car you have - iMiEV, iOn or C-Zero Public charging doesn't involve you buying any cables - You just plug in the J-1772 connector and you're charging . . . . unless maybe you live in England, wher...

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