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by Don
Wed May 16, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Solar panel to keep 12v starter battery charged
Replies: 12
Views: 3351

Re: Solar panel to keep 12v starter battery charged

Unless it stays parked for a month or two without being driven, I doubt you'll ever have a problem

Don
by Don
Wed May 16, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charging the I MIEV @ 6.6 Kw instead the nominal 3.3
Replies: 51
Views: 12581

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

When I finally got home after getting lost on my 73.8 mile goose chase yesterday with 8 miles RR, I was eager to start charging at my highest rate (~3 kW) to minimize the time below 40% SOC. If I used the Mitsubishi supplied wall wart , the time below 40% SOC would have been much more. I don't know...
by Don
Tue May 15, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Range Remaining
Replies: 159
Views: 32983

Re: Maximum Range Remaining

I'd love to participate, but I am refraining from 100% charges I'm charging mine fully every time. Is it actually '100%' or something less? Who knows? I've gotta believe that if a 90% charge was going to give you significantly better battery life, then the Mitsu engineers would have designed the ch...
by Don
Tue May 15, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Questions about the audio system
Replies: 14
Views: 3670

Re: Questions about the audio system

I figured my iPod would work - I guess not. Yeah, certainly not worth the extra $$ just to have that on the SE. Let me know if you do get the aftermarket stereo. I'd love to see photos. I don't think the upgraded stereo was the primary reason many of us chose the SE over the ES, although the 360 wa...
by Don
Mon May 14, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Fuel Gauge Question
Replies: 24
Views: 5893

Re: Fuel Gauge Question

I don't pay that much attention to the fuel gauge - The computed mileage remaining is a much better indication of where you are range wise, or so it seems to me I always charge mine fully. I gotta believe that if there was a marked difference in the packs longevity between charging it at 90% or 100%...
by Don
Mon May 14, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charging the I MIEV @ 6.6 Kw instead the nominal 3.3
Replies: 51
Views: 12581

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

I wouldn't want a 6.6 Kw charger even if it was free I think there are several things one can do to improve battery life. Certainly avoiding regular deep cycles is a good idea . . . . not leaving it sit at 100% charge may be beneficial as well, but for sure slower charging rates are better than fast...
by Don
Mon May 14, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Speed vs. Power Gauge: Request for Data
Replies: 30
Views: 9580

Re: Speed vs. Power Gauge: Request for Data

It seems to me that there are just too many variables for the collected data to be meaningful Speed is easy enough measure, but temperature, a few MPH of head or tail wind (or even crosswind) a degree ot two of uphill or downhill when it appears to the driver that the road is absolutely flat, vehicl...
by Don
Mon May 14, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: key fob
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: key fob

The owners manual says 100 meters (328 feet) assuming no obstructions

Don
by Don
Sun May 13, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Driver's Side Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 3049

Re: Driver's Side Mirror

Joe, This eBay seller lists convex mirrors for both sides of many Mitsubishi cars, as well as most other makes and models http://stores.ebay.com/car-parts-market?_trksid=p4340.l2563 If we could figure out what car Mitsu 'borrowed' our mirrors from, we could maybe buy the convex replacements and just...
by Don
Sun May 13, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Actual mileage per charge
Replies: 11
Views: 3419

Re: Actual mileage per charge

. . . . just wondering what the cars in america are actually seeing in the mileage per charge. As I look on-line I'm finding a very big difference. Any where from 60 to 100 miles per charge. This seems a rather extreme variance even while considering all driving styles. Any thoughts?...... Thoughts...

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