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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:54 am

Hello!

A have done a small rework now: I have checked the connection from the hood made of rubber from the pack, which is located at the front of the pack to get fresh air from the cabin to the air tube inside the cabin. Therefore i had to remove the passenger front-seat to raise the carpet. It does not fit straightaway. The hood has a notch all around, which is catching the floor plate. Have a look:

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:15 am

i can't tell where some of the connections were made. Is the fuse at pack (-)? To where do the 2 interior side terminals (+) of the LEV-4 modules connect and run? Is the top of the pack (+) at the drivers side LEV-4?
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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:28 am

kiev wrote:Will you be dissecting the failed cell to determine cause of death?

No, i'm no material scientific.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:30 am

RobertC wrote:Were any other special tools required?
Do you charge outside in the cold in the winter?

Hello Bob,

no special tools required :-)
I charge outside the whole year: yes.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:41 am

rkarl89203 wrote:just one minor question: why no protective gloves? Would hate to have someone inadvertently get shocked or worse.

Hello,

all inside the pack is well isolated. So on looking to one LEV50-8 module there are round 32V to handle. It's looks also very save to me after removing the orange emergency switch. We also checked the terminals first, if voltage is zero. If it looks just easy in the video, please be aware that the whole system has 330V nominal voltage. You should know where to touch and where not, protect yourself or the part of the system. I saw only a risk on removing the screws holding the LEV50-8 module to the chassis. So i put there a textile first.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:46 am

Phximiev wrote:where did you find the auto and battery lifts and what lifts were they? Perhaps a tranny shop?

Hello,

i used only a auto lift. Go up with the car, place a table or something similiar under the car, go down with the car very close to the table, remove the bolts holding the battery to the car, go up with the car again, work on the battery on the table under the lifted car. After battery housing closed again, go down with the car and mount the bolts holding the battery to the car again. Go up with the car, remove the table, go down with the car. Finished.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:53 am

Hello me68.
How long would you guess that it takes for a man who has never tried it before?

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:23 pm

Hi Martin,

Well congratz on the cell replacement. You are a true pioneer on the iMiev.

a couple of questions:

On your post for a mod to the cooling plumbing in the car I'm not sure what you modified. I read the text a few times. What did you change ?

I guess you are now the go to guy for a single cell replacement. Hold onto those 3 good cells and bring them down to 3.6 volts for storage. All the north American iMievs have a warranty until 2020 and I am hearing perhaps until 2022 but in Europe I'm sure you would be able to "sell your cells" to DIY guys like yourself in case of cell failure.

Thank you also for the videos they were fantastic. Just to get a idea how long was the entire process ?

Thanks again

Don.....

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:13 pm

Hi Don, do you have a reference to that warranty? 2020 sounds great, but I've never seen anything like that.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:36 pm

I dont have a reference but a few posts were mentioning it. Perhaps someone else can chime in

Don.....

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