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by DBMandrake
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Canion
Replies: 699
Views: 169932

Re: Canion

The OBDLink app is not compatible with any EV’s including i-miev as it is expecting regular OBD-II pids which are not supported by EV’s.

In fact it will cause the warning lights on the dash to appear as it attempts to probe the car to find out what it is.
by DBMandrake
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 76
Views: 14717

Re: Is my battery dying ?

I spent this weekend removing the traction battery from my Ion and it is currently sitting in my (slightly less freezing than outside) garage. Plan is to actually disassemble the pack starting on Wednesday (my body needs a rest after two hard days working on it in the freezing cold) to swap cells an...
by DBMandrake
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!
Replies: 27
Views: 1722

Re: On-Board Charger (OBC) Warranty Extended!

Code 39 is not necessarily a fault with the car. It just means the AC voltage supplied to the car was too high, or too low in which case the OBC will refuse to charge to protect itself. I’ve had failed charges and Code 39 set in the OBC when the AC voltage was above 247 volts. As soon as the voltage...
by DBMandrake
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: CMU board notes, eprom, cell numbering
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: CMU board notes, eprom, cell numbering

Nice work - testing the ability to read and write and read back a new blank chip seems to be the sensible thing to do to verify the results we're getting, otherwise there are too many unknowns if we're not even sure our diagnostic equipment is working properly... Regarding CMU numbering I found a li...
by DBMandrake
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Install a Remote Control in a 2011 i-Miev
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Install a Remote Control in a 2011 i-Miev

The reason for wanting the remote (and receiver) is that models without them cannot pre-heat - eg it's impossible to run the heater while plugged in, even manually. This is one of the things I dislike most about my 2011 Ion. In winter when there is ice to deal with I end up unplugging and turning th...
by DBMandrake
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

From memory these two capacitors are in parallel ? If so, another good question would be in all cases where the capacitors have failed have both of them failed together or have there been any cases where only one failed ?
by DBMandrake
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

Interesting thread, however to play devils advocate for a moment, I am quite sceptical that the fuse could be the initial point of failure. It seems much more likely that the dielectric of the capacitor is breaking down, either due to the capacitors being marginally speced, degrading with age, or a ...
by DBMandrake
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Canion
Replies: 699
Views: 169932

Re: Canion

Yes, the OBDLink MX+ works with Canion - I have both an LX and an MX+ and they both work with Canion using an Android tablet and Bluetooth. Although the MX+ is supposedly a much faster adaptor internally, (as well as more support for cars) I don't notice any difference between them for the purposes ...
by DBMandrake
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 414
Views: 79920

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

Sorry if this has been posted already in this very long thread, but I stumbled across a nice hands on video of the typical DC/DC inverter capacitor and fuse replacement repair on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63ZWosSyq7Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynFKclou-LI Very handy for anyone co...
by DBMandrake
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: The aftermarket cell replacement saga
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: The aftermarket cell replacement saga

My battery is currently down to 32.1Ah and I would say that my summer no heater range is now down to about 55 miles and winter with heater range about 37 miles... So that's a loss of about 10 summer miles and 6 winter miles compared to the 39.9Ah that the car had at the start of 2017. :( I'm not exp...

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