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by veimi
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 14
Views: 2566

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

I was just curious if when charging you are disconnecting the charger when the battery reaches 16 bars or are you letting it continue as the cells balance? If my memory serves me on 120V , from 1 bar mine reaches 16 bars in about 16 hours, but will continue charging for another 6 hours before the ch...
by veimi
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned
Replies: 41
Views: 25179

Re: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned

I replaced mine from Canada Tire in Toronto with a Honda Fit 12V battery. What interested me was that Canada Tire charges varying prices for installation depending on the car, minimum $70. Canada Tire didn't have an I-miEV on their computer but did have the preprepared invoice for a Honda Fit. Batte...
by veimi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trouble with gearbox, un-drivable at the moment
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

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

After reading your post more carefully, I realized after posting which I have edited that the possibility of seized rear brakes was not a possibility.
by veimi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

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

It's pretty normal for the voltage to drop 20 even 30 volts under full acceleration vs coasting and to rise at least 10 volts during regeneration, so there are large swings in response to current out/in of the battery, and therefore an ammeter would be misleading. I am not disputing your observatio...
by veimi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

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

The power meter on the dashboard measures power, not current as far as I know. Where did you get the information that it measures current ? 5kW is enough to drive at a constant 30mph, and the needle will be much higher when driving at 30mph with the heater off than with the car stationary and the h...
by veimi
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

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

Thanks. My estimated calculations were based on a curiosity to get some idea of the impact on driving with the heater on in an extremely cold environment especially city driving where the heater would be a larger percentage of the total energy used. In driving for an hour with the heater fully on re...
by veimi
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

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

Full heater power at full pack voltage would be about 12 Amps, so the needle would go to halfway between the green and the C in ECO. Thanks for the information. For fun while driving home today I was curious at what speed on flat ground would result in the same current. Only a rough estimate but I ...
by veimi
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

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

While defrosting the windshield on my car in my driveway with the heater and fan turned on max I noticed that the ammeter increased to a maximum point half way between the start of the green and the word ECO. You could also see it decreasing as it cycled on and off. I was wondering if anyone had inf...
by veimi
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My least favorite feature
Replies: 11
Views: 3491

Re: My least favorite feature

My least favorite feature is that the driver's seat doesn't slide back far enough for me to exit the car easily.

As I have aged my knees are not happy with bending far enough to easily enter or exit.

If my memory serves me correctly some early adapters were able to move the seat slides further back.
by veimi
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Temperatures Slightly Below Freezing (30 deg F)-All Dash Lights Come On-Car won't Start
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: Temperatures Slightly Below Freezing (30 deg F)-All Dash Lights Come On-Car won't Start

Thanks for your suggestion. Yesterday when the car wouldn't start, I turned the windshield wipers on and they seemed to be perhaps just a little bit slower than normal but not slow enough for me to suspect the 12V battery. The car hadn't been driven for about a week and during that week it was signi...

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