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by jray3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Thanks Mandrake- I confirmed that the ACC position does not bring in the dc-dc, as my house battery (a yachting term) is resting at a measly 12.1V even after an overnight charge plus an hour of driving. :o With temperature correction for 50 degrees F, that's only 25% state of charge, and turning on ...
by jray3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

You can measure the non-charging voltage at the cigarette lighter socket without putting the car in ready mode - just turn the key to ACC or ON without entering ready mode, and the cigarette lighter socket will have power without the DC-DC inverter running. Good to know, and wow- that's a curious d...
by jray3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Yes Mandrake, you are correct. However, the battery snapping back up to 14.38 V immediately upon the first start in 2 weeks indicates that it was not significantly discharged, as it would have shown some voltage sag EVen with the dc-dc running. In my EV conversions with standby loads and equally pow...
by jray3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Here's a data point. After two weeks of unplugged storage at 40% SOC during our recent vacaton, MR BEAN snapped back to life and the first reading I saw on my cigarette lighter plug-in meter was 14.38 Volts. That indicates to me a plenty healthy house battery that had not been depleted in the least ...
by jray3
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 15
Views: 1775

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

DogMan12, my number of cycles to get down to 37 Ah would be a guesstimate (unless that feature is hidden in CanIon), but at now 84,000 miles, I’ve already seen a 76 mile RR morning during a warm week in February with the winter tires still mounted! We start most mornings cold-soaked around 40 degree...
by jray3
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs

Anyone see what the Colorado salvage car sold for?
by jray3
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Used 2012 DCQC - Good Price?
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Used 2012 DCQC - Good Price?

The other day I found one 2012 ES with DCQC and remote key fob for around $5500 about 400 miles away. So shipping cost would be around $400. It has around 15k miles. Is it an ok price? I actually want 2014 model or 2012 SE premium, but they are all around $7k for low miles plus shipping which would...
by jray3
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Future battery replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 26976

Re: Future battery replacement

Samsung SDI looks promising. Very exciting, kiev! I have a friend with more money and ambition than time for tinkering, so he has not just one, but two totalled Fiat 500e cluttering his driveway. Lemme know if you want to tackle a full pack rebuild! I have a spare i-MiEV battery, but it is perfectl...
by jray3
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Nostalgic review from John Voelker
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Nostalgic review from John Voelker

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115896_appreciating-the-i-miev-oldest-modern-electric-car-still-in-production-after-10-years/page-2 A nice review that linked to a couple of gems I never saw when they first posted. None other than EV Goddess Chelsea Saxton had an i-MiEV demonstrator that she n...

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