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by phb10186
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 358
Views: 36232

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

The obvious two culprits. I think, especially now that these cars are ageing a bit, I will charge control more closely in the very hot/ very cold weather via the remote... though luckily that is quite rare here in the UK (and the climate is somewhat similar to Japan) (can't remember any charger fai...
by phb10186
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 358
Views: 36232

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

Yes, this victim had an original 12V battery, and it's weakness was not apparent until the owner tried to drive in 'total loss mode'- overnight 12V recharging and DCFC traction battery recharging. He replaced the 12V battery before we replaced the OBC. This car had been subjected to 'hard shutdowns...
by phb10186
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: power windows not working
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: power windows not working

That's extremely odd, as the car lets you close the windows for a short period even after being turned off and the key removed. If the door lock also didn't work, then It points to the door wiring, or a short in that area... don't suppose you've had any crash damage or other repairs in that area, th...
by phb10186
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!

Totally agree with the hood mounted charger port - the door is too big, it's too liable to be caught or tampered with, and the lead could also end up rubbing the bodywork. Plus, I always like the chargers on the rear of the car, it always seems to be more convenient when I park at home or away. The ...
by phb10186
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Removing side graphics?
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Removing side graphics?

Personally, I like the side graphics - it gives continuity of the two-tone design throughout the car. Could also look good with a black hood/ roof too. If I could find a set of those decals, I'd actually add them - my all-silver car looks a bit plain IMO. You will never get a decal sticker off in a ...
by phb10186
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!

Take a look on this new urban EV from Honda: https://youtu.be/MfD67KCFxqI Urban, Rear motor, rear wheel drive, 124 miles of range(EU IMIEV has 100) !! Similar idea, practical, etc... like my 2 IMIEVs! Why Mitsubishi don’t update the IMIEV? The project is more than paid, etc... What was bad in my op...
by phb10186
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 358
Views: 36232

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

^ It is extremely surprising to me that such a clear single point of failure is not protected properly by a) thermal protection, b) resistance protection, c) secondary circuit breaking or d) a replaceable sub-component. What's that fuse on the board there for? This is the sort of evolution that ICE ...
by phb10186
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(

Did they test the 12V aux battery under load according to the method of the Factory Service Manual, FSM? Just putting a voltmeter to it won't reveal the condition. Have a look at post #2 of the OBC troubleshooting thread for information about testing the 12V aux, http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic....
by phb10186
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: i-MiEV Cuts Out After Hitting Bump
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: i-MiEV Cuts Out After Hitting Bump

Thank you all for your suggestions. So, my friend cleaned up the 12v battery terminals and reseated all the fuses and removed a bunch of junk off his wife's keychain and we'll see what happens before proceeding with phb10186's suggestions ... so far, no news is good news. Joe - I should probably ad...
by phb10186
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What Other EV's Have You Driven?
Replies: 32
Views: 8324

Re: What Other EV's Have You Driven?

My IMIEV (which is a less common 'Keiko' spec with brown seats, dash and trimmed door cards, chrome touches and so on) My Parents IMIEV (which actually drives a bit different to mine, even though a 2012 also, quite a lot of spec differences, but feels slightly quicker off the mark, though an earlier...

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