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by jaraczs
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Mitsubishi
Topic: Utilizing the coolant for heating
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

Re: Utilizing the coolant for heating

I would suggest to use heat pump isntead of heating strip to improve efficiency of the heater. The current heater cuts the range much more than A/C. With the A/C already in place, it should not be difficult to invert its function to provide heat.
by jaraczs
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Mitsubishi
Topic: Solar panel on car - no brainer guys!
Replies: 16
Views: 8319

Re: Solar panel on car - no brainer guys!

I would not dismiss the idea. It may seem cost prohibitive at present time and when looking at Fisker Karma cost of solar roof ($5000 as per above by Don) and MPGe=52. However, technology is improving. I have made my calculation based on: 1) pricing of 15.7 sq. feet PV panels at $295 for 205W: http:...
by jaraczs
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 9216

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

Don, thanks for your comments and suggestions. I have just charged my car on 240V (actual measured 242-247V) from 0 to full to address your questions. The vehicle was showing 1 mile remaining prior to charging. This time, I was less carefull to catch the moment for each bar on vehicle fuel gauge to ...
by jaraczs
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 9216

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this blog. I have my silver base iMiEV since mid March 2012 and I live in NJ. Based on the information here, I have opted for EVSEupgrade that was done during July 2012 ($332). Please note that as of early July 2012, the information on EVSEupgrade site speci...

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