Shipping Yuasa batteries by air? That ought to go over well
Yup, they don't seem to literally ship anything anymore!
Li-ions can travel on cargo air only. So, provided, the paperwork is complete - should be no problem. Seller is getting back to me as unsure about which forms to be filled in..
If anyone else located in the UK/EU is looking, I can order extra cells to save on postage/customs.
Good to have a few extra cells
PV1 wrote:In all seriousness, though. DBMandrake, per your signature, your car is a 2011. When most of us here in the States bought our cars, there was an addition to the owners manual after it was printed in the form of an orange paper, stating that a change in the car's software made it so that a balance charge was activated when charging was initiated at 2 bars charge or less. Do earlier versions of the car (2009-2011) have this feature?
For some reason I remember they do.... /Checks/
Yes it does. Found my pdf copy of the 2011 i-miev user manual. It states:
"It is recommended that you perform regular charging from 2 bars or less on the energy level gauge to full at least every three months. This lets the energy level gauge adjust to decreases in battery capacity and correctly show the remaining energy in the main drive lithium-ion battery."
This is something I have not done in a while - On most of my longer trips, I quick charge to 80% or L2 charge for an hour or so. I end up with 3-5 bars remaining when I arrive home. The car gets charged to full bars on L2 at least once a week. Trying to make my cells last as long as possible. Lowest battery has been is 1 bar and when I connected to the quick charger, it rated the battery at 18%. Haven't tried canion yet as it will just give me degradation anxiety. I was under the impression that the car periodically does battery balancing when charging on L1/L2 and always when charging from 2-16 bars.
See this postviewtopic.php?f=23&t=270&start=10
Now I'm scared to run down to 2 bars and back to 16. May significantly reduce my RR gauge - although I know it will not make any difference on the actual capacity!
2011 Peugeot Ion