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by siai47
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: how many motors ?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: how many motors ?

By the way, as far as the OP's request, almost all the motors in an EV are common to motors in ICE cars. Motors like the blower motors are usually variable speed pulse width modulation (PWM) motors. The fixed speed blower motor in the pack is in fact a PWM motor similar the HVAC system blower motor....
by siai47
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: how many motors ?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: how many motors ?

Yep, all cars have the purge blower in the pack. I have had the pack out of a cold weather package only vehicle, one with DCQC and finally one without either. All had the purge blower. On the base car without either package, the harness going to the pack had the wires in the connector to mate with t...
by siai47
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: how many motors ?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: how many motors ?

Yep---missed after re-reading Don's post---Windshield washer pump motor.
by siai47
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: how many motors ?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: how many motors ?

Well, there are at least a few more. There is a radiator fan motor. In addition to the brake booster (vacuum pump motor) there is an ABS pump motor. The battery pack in all cars has a purge blower motor. If you have the cold climate package or DCQC, you get a servo motor that redirects cabin air to ...
by siai47
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Can't Find CHAdeMO Charging Port Lever
Replies: 9
Views: 5244

Re: Can't Find CHAdeMO Charging Port Lever

To clarify, cars that go "woosh" could have either CHAdeMO or the cold weather package. Cold weather gets you all the stuff to heat the battery with the vehicle heater (or to cool it if you do the mod). All cars have the blower in the battery container but it doesn't seem to be used for an...
by siai47
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Can't Find CHAdeMO Charging Port Lever
Replies: 9
Views: 5244

Re: Can't Find CHAdeMO Charging Port Lever

The CHAdeMO port is in the left rear quarter panel. The operating lever you don't have is under the left side of the drivers seat. Don't let the "purge" fan noise fool you into thinking you have the QC option. This fan is on all vehicles. I've never understood the reason for that fan as it...
by siai47
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned
Replies: 41
Views: 35987

Re: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned

I don't know if it means anything or not but I had two I-MiEV's built in 2012 about three months apart. I had the pack out of both of them and noticed the pack in the earlier car had cells wrapped in a blue colored vinyl and the later car had cells covered in yellow vinyl. Other than that the batter...
by siai47
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 74
Views: 38819

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

The charger, inverter and motor are in the same cooling loop. There is a pump that circulates coolant through all three during charging. If you put your hand on the coolant hose between the inverter and the charger you can feel the circulating pump cycling on and off. And yes, the motor gets hot dur...
by siai47
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 9566

Re: Seized Gearbox

I was just at my old I-MiEV dealer and talked to the owner about the I-MiEV I sold him for parts. He says he still has the gearbox assmebly. I don't know what he wants for it but it only had 600 miles on it when the car was in a wreck. If you look at some of my old posts, you will see some pictures ...
by siai47
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 81
Views: 41803

Re: Tesla Model 3

Well I finally got my Model 3 on Friday and have had the weekend to give it a shakedown. It seems to be a very good car with a few quirks. None of the quirks are bad enough to not consider the car. The build quality and fit and finish is excellent. The panel gaps that everyone was worried about are ...

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