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by charliejuliett
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter

Just an update repairing the OBC on the miev by eliminating it entirely: I've driven about 1000 miles since the repair. There have been no issues and I like how quickly the car charges. I did replace the vacuum pump, and it cut the current draw from 30A to about 16A DC when the vacuum booster pump k...
by charliejuliett
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter

I think the Elcon charger would work without too much fuss, the cars HV lines are easily accessible, they are the lines I tied into with the dc dc converter. You could also tap the chademo HV lines by using a jumper inside the car and a jumper at the chademo port if I remember correctly. The only hi...
by charliejuliett
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Power Hungry Vacuum Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Power Hungry Vacuum Pump

On page 14 of the recall bulletin it states the replacement pump has a black motor covering and a plastic housing. So I actually replaced my unit with the recalled style! :shock: Well I suppose will keep the old pump if this new one acts up...
by charliejuliett
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Power Hungry Vacuum Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Power Hungry Vacuum Pump

Since tossing my OBC, I have been closely monitoring my 12 VDC draws on the car since I now only have 36 amps to work with. According to canion my single largest load was the vacuum pump. I decided to look up the recall information and replace the pump since this recall was never performed on my car...
by charliejuliett
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 164
Views: 43303

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Its great to see people using the i to its true potential. The hitch really is a lifesaver. I have a few pictures of my i doing its part to haul some things, including a stack of solar panels that now help power it. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fhNUhYxiHcM9UFumZcNc0SHuzq34bgSO?usp=sharing
by charliejuliett
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: [POLL] On-Board Charger and DC/DC Converter
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Re: [POLL] On-Board Charger and DC/DC Converter

1. Year and mileage on your iMiev: 2012 35K miles 2. OBC failure experience: OBC Failure During Charging, 20A 400V fuse blown inside inverter housing. Replaced with ots dcdc converter and chademo charger. Car has been running great for 1000 miles+ since failure. 3. 12V Battery Condition, Age: Origin...
by charliejuliett
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter

Sadly I did not keep any part of the old dcdc converter. There were witness marks from quite a bit of arcing inside it so I assumed nothing was worth keeping. Also, I was worried I would attempt to fix the thing and end up hurting myself, so I tossed everything from inside it. I did save the aluminu...
by charliejuliett
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter

Some real top notch engineering grade tools... MS word with some help from MS paint! :lol:
by charliejuliett
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter

Finally put together a wiring diagram of how to connect the off the shelf dc dc converter, which I should mention is less than 200$. As coulomb mentioned above, this solution is not for everyone, but it is quick if you have only one car to rely on as I did. The arduino code is a simple variation of ...
by charliejuliett
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Eliminating Mitsu's Onboard Charger/DC-DC Converter

It seems my forum etiquette is lacking by going back and editing my original post without notice, I will do my best to conform and follow the rules from now on. :oops: I have been a longtime lurker on this site and a big thanks to those who post- there is tons of good information. I credit finding t...

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