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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:27 am

Hi Folks,

i am considering this mod. My first question is:

:?: Does anyone have a approximate complete cost? :?:
Sean
2014 blue iMiev

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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:30 pm

Description Unit price Qty Amount

OVMS Car Module v2
Item# 1000300 $99.00 USD 1 $99.00 USD

PICKIT 2 Compatible Programmer/Debugger
Item# 1002200 $16.99 USD 1 $16.99 USD

OBD-II to DB9 Data Cable for OVMS
Item# 1139300 $9.50 USD 1 $9.50 USD

OpenVehicles OVMS GSM Antenna
Item# 1000500 $2.50 USD 1 $2.50 USD

Universal GPS Antenna (SMA Connector)
Item# 1020200 $4.89 USD 1 $4.89 USD

Total cost = $132.88 USD

Plus a minimal pay as you go cellular data plan from PTEL or some other low cost carrier.

REAL PAYGO:
https://www.ptel.com/plans
Maybe < $60 a year.
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:59 pm

The killer with the SIM cards are the service days. my OVMS module has hardly incurred any data costs, only SMS. $20 for every 3 months, but there could be something cheaper.

Are there any signs pointing to the module controlling the car (locks, preheat, etc.) yet?
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:03 am

Just ordered all the parts and the SIM.
:mrgreen:

:geek: I will soon be performing surgery on our dear Mitsi. :geek:

Thanks all.
Sean
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:10 pm

While I wait for the PTel systems to come back online so they can activate my Sim, i started planning the install and reading the posts of those who have gone before me.

first (of many, I'msure) question:
I am sure I missed it but... where is the diagnostic connector and how do I get to it :?:
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:38 am

The port is at the bottom of the plastic in the driver's footwell. You can see where my module plugs in at the top center of this picture.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0qh33qnxkwau ... 115213.jpg
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2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:12 am

This makes a good place to mount it with Velcro:

Image
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:59 pm

The disk I got with the h/w was all in Chinese and the only executables are for Windows OS.

We only have Macs. Is there a Mac application that I can use to update the firmware? I looked on the PIC Kit2 site and there is nothing there.

[edit]
Google is my friend.

Found this and am trying it...

http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en ... ly/mplabx/

[edit 2]
Ran the IPE (the app that has the same functions as the Windows version) and it does not recognize the PIKit2 or the OVMS that is plugged into it. Going to try a Windows PC at work tomorrow.

[edit 3]
got to work, fownd and loaded the proper software. It recognised the OVMS module. Loaded the V2 firmware OK.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:21 pm

Progress and new problems.

Got it connected to the car in an exposed lot with wide open sky. It responds to SMS commands perfectly. Registered main phone, changed module password, configured server and its password, set it for miles and non paranoid mode.

Stat? returns Not charging and 0% SOC.

GPS? returns the coordinates of a lovely spot near a gold mine in Wales.

SOC is far from 0% and I am very far from Wales.

Green flashes 5 and red flashes 7. So the green LED is telling me "GPRS Network initialization" and the red LED is telling me "Error during GPRS initialization (might be temp related). I get this pattern whether the internal switch is toward or away from the LEDs.

I wonder I got a bad unit?
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:09 am

Did you configure GPRS settings? Who is your SIM card provider?

What do you get with GPRS?

It will only read SoC information if the car is on or charging. Also, set vehicle type to MI. Did you download the experimental .hex file?
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"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

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