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

Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:02 pm

So, I just got this notice from PTel. Looks like I need to find a new SIM card. Anybody have any suggestions?

Dear PTel Customer,

We regret to inform you that after 15 long years, our journey has come to an end. We will discontinue offering wireless services at the end of January 2016. We do advise you to port out your number to a new provider. We will still be here to assist you in your move. We have negotiated some offers with excellent providers using the same network so you can still use your existing phone and keep the same coverage. We have offers for you below. Please check our website regularly (ptel.com) for any updated information or offers.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:22 am

Straight Talk, $500 a year (bought up front) can get them at Walmart. Mine runs on ATT and is great, no issues.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:26 am

PV1 wrote:I was reading on the Tesla forum that the OVMS has the capability to stop charge at either a desired range or a SOC. Have you or anyone else tried to get the i-MiEV to stop charge at 80%, for example?

I gather daily readings of usage, distance, HVAC usage, etc. Currently, the best (most accurate) way to gather daily usage info is to allow the car to fully charge everyday, so that ending SoC is the same. I would like the capability to automatically stop charge at a lower SoC, say 85-90% to extend the life of my battery.

Here's the page on the Tesla forum:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/6754-Open-Vehicle-Monitor-System-(OVMS)-Technical-Discussion/page8


was there an answer to PV1's question about OVMS ability to stop charge at a selectable SOC % ?

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

Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:00 am

I wonder what would be required to bribe the devs into adding pre-heating and charger control. Although I'm not sure that the Mitsu has charger control from the can bus.

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

Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:18 pm

databeestje wrote:I wonder what would be required to bribe the devs into adding pre-heating and charger control. Although I'm not sure that the Mitsu has charger control from the can bus.


i was wondering about that today also, then looked it up on the schematic--indeed the on-board charger is on the CAN2 buss.

i want to figure out the CAN commands to turn on the defroster while plugged in to the EVSE. The remote obviously sends a signal that tells the car to do this, so it should be possible.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:38 am

pbui19 wrote:
PV1 wrote:I was reading on the Tesla forum that the OVMS has the capability to stop charge at either a desired range or a SOC. Have you or anyone else tried to get the i-MiEV to stop charge at 80%, for example?

I gather daily readings of usage, distance, HVAC usage, etc. Currently, the best (most accurate) way to gather daily usage info is to allow the car to fully charge everyday, so that ending SoC is the same. I would like the capability to automatically stop charge at a lower SoC, say 85-90% to extend the life of my battery.

Here's the page on the Tesla forum:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/6754-Open-Vehicle-Monitor-System-(OVMS)-Technical-Discussion/page8


was there an answer to PV1's question about OVMS ability to stop charge at a selectable SOC % ?


Here is how I did this for home use (not remote use) with a Intermatic CA3750 Z-wave device, and a VeraLite Home Controller, and a BeagleBone Black Single Board Computer.

I purchased a Intermatic CA3750 to shut off my electric car charger when the charge reaches a certain percentage (like 80%). Many thanks to the previous reviewers of the Intermatic CA3750 on Amazon.com for clarifying how to wire this unit up for electric water heaters; the wiring is the same for an electric car EVSE. I simply wrote a Python program to read the charging status and state of charge percentage from the OpenVehicles.com server. So when the car is charging the Python program watches to see when the car is charging and when the state of charge reaches say 80%; it then sends a Http request to my VeraLite Home Controller which sends a Z-wave signal to the CA3750 and shuts off the power to the car charging unit. The python program runs on a BeagleBone Black Single Board Computer Development Board I had laying around doing nothing. This set up works really nice and I already had all the parts except for the Intermatic CA3750. Plus I learned Python in a very short time and love its ease of use.

Intermatic CA3750 InTouch Wireless Multi-Volt 120-277VAC Contactor Module by Intermatic
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-CA3750 ... B000YUCES2
Link: http://store.homeseer.com/store/Interma ... -P407.aspx
Link: http://www.smarthome-products.com/p-331 ... odule.aspx

Wiring diagrams:
Link: http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire ... A3750.html

Mi Casa Verde VeraLite Home Controller, White and Green by Mi Casa Verde
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Mi-Casa-Verde-Ver ... Controller

BeagleBone Black Rev C (4G) Single Board Computer Development Board
Link: http://www.amazon.com/BeagleBone-Black- ... C+%284G%29

Python program Link:
http://bit.ly/OVMS_EVSE_80_Percent
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 Feb 13, 2016 10:30 am

Very cool. Glad someone was able to make something like this work.

As for my SIM card, I switched to Ting, which has pretty reasonable rates (no traditional plans, just tiered rates for separate items such as data and messages). Plus, because I switched from PTel, I got a $75 credit on my account, which should last for 3-4 months.
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Re: OVMS for Mitsubishi i-Miev, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i

Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:52 pm

PV1 wrote:Very cool. Glad someone was able to make something like this work.

As for my SIM card, I switched to Ting, which has pretty reasonable rates (no traditional plans, just tiered rates for separate items such as data and messages). Plus, because I switched from PTel, I got a $75 credit on my account, which should last for 3-4 months.


With this setup there is also a safety factor built into the OpenEVSE I am using since it it set to only charge between the hours of 00:05 through 07:30. So I don't have to worry about the Intermatic CA3750 coming back on unexpectedly and charging the car more. If I want to charge during the day I just push the OpenEVSE button to charge now and the Python program will still shut it off at 80%.

Yes, I switched to Ting as well. However I did file a complaint against PTEL with the FTC and the state attorney generals office since I still had air time with PTEL which could not be used and will not be refunded. I won't do any good but at least it felt good to complain about it. 8-)
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

Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:33 am

I've discovered that the OVMS uses very little data, I see usage logs of 8-15kB, and apparently it's being rounded to 0 on the billing system.

I'm using a Simyo prepaid sim, and apart from 2 SMS messages for 10 cents each, I still have 22,30 euro left. The data is billed by the kB for 15 euro cents per MB. So far, just 20 cents has been deducted after a week of use.

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

Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:24 pm

Jjlink, PTel was offering refunds on remaining account balances, but it was case-by-case. I'm not sure what happened to them, but they could've been a little more graceful on closing the company.

I had $77 left on my account, but didn't find out about the refund availability until it was too late. At least I got a $75 credit with Ting, so that pretty much made up for it. Something happened to my in-app notifications, so I've been using SMS, and that took care of some of the balance I was building up (no cost incurred with data usage). A side benefit is that I know exactly when my car finishes charging at night (I turn data off on my phone when not using it to save battery, so any in-app notifications come in with the time stamp that the phone gets them (which is when I turn data on in the morning).
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