mixmike6
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Location: Montreal, QC

Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:07 pm

Oh got my car from Boisvert also. I thought you were in Quebec City. How do you like their service so far?
Mike D.
2014 Ocean Blue i-MiEV ES
Montréal, QC

sandange
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:01 am

mixmike6 wrote:Oh got my car from Boisvert also. I thought you were in Quebec City. How do you like their service so far?


Overall I think they are good - but for EV's they are on a learning curve & they rely heavily for tech support from Japan, as I have described earlier on this posting.

I am located near St Sauveur in the Laurentians - 1 hour North of Montreal and often travel (weekly) to Montreal, Hudson , & West Island to see family, with our Miev.

Where are you located?
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

mixmike6
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:30 am

Oh i see now how you managed to get 65K in 2 years! I live on the island in Anjou.
I bought the car there because they were offering the best price. I hope I don't need to go there to have my car serviced as there are many other dealers near my place.
Mike D.
2014 Ocean Blue i-MiEV ES
Montréal, QC

sandange
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:34 pm

To have closure on this posting


I visited my Dealer about a month after I picked up our new 2014 Miev and asked the service manager what happened with my 2012 Miev I traded in.
He said they changed the 3rd OBC and his mechanic drove it daily for about 3 weeks,
They recently sold it and it seems there is no problem with it.
I asked him what was the cause of the problem.
He came back with that he believes it was the EVSE upgrade I had done.

With the last OBC failure, it lasted 3 days, and I never even used my upgraded OE portable EVSE.
Reflecting on the recent epidemic of OBC failures in our forum.

Horsefeathers - I just shook my head and walked away.
I guess we will never know what was the cause.
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

PV1
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:04 pm

I'm guessing you didn't get the EVSE Upgrade back.

That's the problem with troubleshooting, when you want the problem to show, it never does. I work IT, and I can't tell you how many times a user reports an issue, I walk over to their computer (never touching it), and suddenly it's working. It's like there's an aura around techs.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015
"Photon" - 2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

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sandange
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:11 pm

No never got it back
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

mixmike6
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:56 am
Location: Montreal, QC

Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:36 pm

So Sandage what was the make and model of the EVSE Upgrade so I can stay away from it? (even if we'll never know whether it's truly at fault)
Mike D.
2014 Ocean Blue i-MiEV ES
Montréal, QC

sandange
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Location: Quebec, Canada
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:03 am

http://evseupgrade.com/

They take you original EVSE and modify it.
They have done thousands of upgrades on all kinds of different model without problems

However when I got my 2014 Miev I inquire about having the new OE EVSE modified and was told they cannot do it . The new one is different.

Since I need a mobile Level 1&2 EVSE with the mileage I do
I sold my my new OE EVSE and bought
The Turbo cord charger approved by Mitsubishi

http://evsolutions.avinc.com/turbocord
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

mixmike6
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:56 am
Location: Montreal, QC

Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:20 am

Oh I see I didn't know they did that.

I am hesitating between the Turbo Cord or a Schneider Charging station for L2 charging.
Its just weird to me that they can fit all the components of a charging station into the Turbo Cord.
Makes me wonder if the materials used are sub par and if I'm better off going for a 1000$ station with better components.

Sandage did u get a a credit from the government for buying the Turbo Cord ?
Mike D.
2014 Ocean Blue i-MiEV ES
Montréal, QC

PV1
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:29 am

There's not much to an EVSE. It's a logic board that controls a relay. Check out OpenEVSE to get a visual of the components.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015
"Photon" - 2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

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