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Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm
by zzcoopej
9h1bw wrote:However does the i-Miev have Bluetooth?


To connect your Android phone/tablet to your iMiEV a Wifi or Bluetooth OBD adapter is required. For iOS only Wifi OBD adapters are supported. The iMiEV is quite fussy about the OBD so for EvBatMon we recommend Scantools LX or MX for the best connection.

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:33 pm
by 9h1bw
Thanks Dom for that explanation. I never knew it worked like that.
I looked up the software you recommended and I need the obd ii bluetooth dongle to be able to communicate with the iMiev computer. I went on eBay and found a variety of dongles with varying extremes in price. I read also that one has to be careful as not all the dongles will work on the iMiev. What model number did you buy?

Regards

Chris

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:14 am
by kiev
ScanTool LX , but beware of fakes and cheap clones on ebay--only a real LX will work.

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:45 am
by 9h1bw
Thank you all for your help. I am now more serene that I do have a problem in the battery but that I was relying too much on an inaccurate meter.

Have a nice day

Chris.

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 am
by PV1
Ed5000, any updates on your situation? I take it that the dealer has the car now?

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:24 pm
by ed5000
PV1 wrote:Ed5000, any updates on your situation? I take it that the dealer has the car now?

Hi PV1, The dealer has had the car since Monday morning. At first they were not sure if its the inverter or battery pack but now they said they're 90% sure it's the battery pack. They also said that the "battery won't take a charge" which is a new development.

So far the dealer has been great to work with. They offered me a rental car but so far I'm having fun taking my folding bike on the BART train. He said the car rental didn't have any electrics anyway. :cry: ;) I'll probably call them Friday if I don't hear from them sooner.