Thx a lot Toby! I'm glad to help because a little repair like this will make the difference between keeping a car on the road or just letting it grow mold! I'm working on a big parts request from another member right now, and as these will be the final parts from stripping that car, I'll begin surveillance for what would be my third parts i-MiEV! These doodlebugs are surprisingly easy to repair, so let's keep 'em going. I've actually delayed my battery swap from the wreck, because the cars are actually still quite useful down to about 30 miles of range EVen in my rural location, so I'm trying to squeeze maximum life out of them. MR BEAN has accumulated 36,000 miles on his seond pack and is going strong, but the BlackAdder is at under 45 miles range with 67k on the clock, though that car lived a hard life, first in UBER service and then winter hill-climbing in Colorado before it retired to leisurely high-school commuter duty (in which it has predictably added the most scars). Edit: we got it at under 50k, but it just passed 67k, so nEVer underestimate the ability of a sociable 16 year-old to rack up miles!
I've yet to find a simple solution to using an intact i-MiEV pack for stationary storage applications, as Dala's just cracked that equation on a LEAF and JoeS discovered that the CHAdeMO inverter from Setec Power is not compatible with the i-MiEV and indeed only works with a few model years of the LEAF...
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i-SE "MR BEAN"
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