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by kiev
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trouble with gearbox, un-drivable at the moment
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Trouble with gearbox, un-drivable at the moment

Are you having some really cold weather in your location? The gears are always meshed, so if it rolled with little effort while in Neutral, then i think that rules out a mechanical issue with the gearbox. The motion of the shifter lever moves a sliding electrical contact, actually 2 sets of sliding ...
by kiev
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging two i-Mievs
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: Charging two i-Mievs

If you are trying to use the same outlet, first check the electrical panel to determine which breaker controls that outlet and determine if there are any other outlets on that circuit. Then determine if it is a 15-Amp or 20-Amp breaker? lf 20, and there are no other outlets or possible loads on that...
by kiev
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: additional electric heater
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: additional electric heater

Using 2L of water and a 1kW heating element, it would take about 6 minutes just to heat the water by 50 degrees C. Then you look at the heat loss due to recirculation thru the heater core and the desired volume of air to be heated. The interior volume is 2.4 m3 or 2400 L, so there is about 3 kg of a...
by kiev
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Maybe it affects all but 1%... i got the notices for kiev and kiev2, and Paul said he got one for piev. Not sure about the other two that he passed thru to family members. And i haven't checked with my pharmacist yet, who recently bought an excellent silver 2012 that i found for him.
by kiev
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: additional electric heater
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: additional electric heater

The owner's manual gives the refill capacity for the hot water heater as 2 Qt or 1.9 L including 0.4 L in the reservoir. That seems really small, but i guess that's the case for a tiny car. The FSM indicates there is a drain plug on the bottom of the heater, so you could drain and catch to measure a...
by kiev
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON

i think the power scale is marked with 50A divisions with full scale at 150. The center of C in ECO is halfway to 50, so i would call that 25. Split that distance to get 12.5A. In the FSM, the heater capacity is rated 4,200 Watts. Full heater power at full pack voltage would be about 12 Amps, so the...
by kiev
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: PR: GS Yuasa to double driving range
Replies: 4
Views: 673

PR: GS Yuasa to double driving range

found this on asia.nikkei.com, aug 2017 https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/GS-Yuasa-s-new-battery-to-double-electric-car-range OSAKA -- Japan's GS Yuasa will begin mass producing as early as 2020 lithium-ion batteries that double the driving range of small electric vehicles. Lithium Energy Japan, a jo...
by kiev
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Sounds like you are taking good action to rule out the aux battery. From what i've read, the turtle mode could be triggered by either any one cell dropping below the low voltage limit, or the pack voltage dropping below a certain low voltage limit, or the calculated capacity value approaching or exc...
by kiev
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

It does appear that the OBC and DCDC are working okay, possibly the 12V aux is weak or needs a good long charge at 14.4 to desulfate the plates. Take it out and charge it up on the bench so acid doesn't overflow in the car. With the car being out of service for so long, it may be that the EV-ECU has...
by kiev
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Sounds like good news! You will need to measure the voltage on the aux while in READY to determine if the MCU fuse has blown, but if your pack is charging then that means the OBC is okay, and i would guess that the fuse is likely okay also or the car wouldn't charge. i use a little plug-in USB phone...

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