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by coulomb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger, DC-DC Converter
Replies: 23
Views: 915

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

You can see the four square pads at the bottom that attach to pins that go into the Main PCB where C121 and C122 were originally. It looks to me that they are using 2S2P of surface mount capacitors to replace one through-hole capacitor. Unless they had severe supply issues, I can only see this as t...
by coulomb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7732

Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

I'm hoping that for my $30 contribution I will actually get me some guidance on how to upload photos to the forum data base for posting. So far there is nothing. I haven't contributed, so I can't say for sure. However, based on other forums that use phpBB, I'd guess that for members that have contr...
by coulomb
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: And now my I will not charge!!
Replies: 25
Views: 890

Re: And now my I will not charge!!

I've used Kenny's chopstick technique (edit: suggested by Kenny) many times on Elcon chargers, which have a thinner coating of what appears to be a similar potting material. I can attest that it works well! Kenny, have you found a source for a replacement for this potting mix? I usually use a spray-...
by coulomb
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: And now my I will not charge!!
Replies: 25
Views: 890

Re: And now my I will not charge!!

That bottom board will need to be removed in order to access the solder joints on the bottom that hold the resistor. ... disassembly step to remove the board and requires all the solder on those top joints to be removed in order to get that bottom board out of the box. Yeah. And I thought Elcon cha...
by coulomb
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Decyphering iMiEV and iON CAR-CAN message data
Replies: 115
Views: 27003

Re: Decyphering iMiEV and iON CAR-CAN message data

In your opinion, do you feel that getting hold of the firmware is the most straightforward way to proceed ? I'm very new at iMievs; I don't have one myself. My only connection is a friend of a friend is trying to transplant a complete iMiev drive train into a Citroën, and there are problems. I've a...
by coulomb
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Decyphering iMiEV and iON CAR-CAN message data
Replies: 115
Views: 27003

Re: Decyphering iMiEV and iON CAR-CAN message data

From another perspective. if it is completely unrealistic to get a handle on controlling how the existing software works, how crazy is the concept of generating a totally new operating system ? When its all said and done, its difficult to imagine a more basic EV than an iMiEV, consequently developi...
by coulomb
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1337

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

Here's the spec sheet for our 20A fuse under the inverter inspection cover. Still haven't found an online vendor. The nearest equivalent I have found so far isn't great. It's a Bussmann/Eaton PV fuse, part number PV-20A10-T, which is surprisingly rated at 33 kA or 50 kA of interrupt capability (wha...
by coulomb
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1337

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

Here's the spec sheet for our 20A fuse under the inverter inspection cover. Still haven't found an online vendor. I believe that PEC might stand for Panasonic Electronic Components ... I was WRONG. It stands for Pacific Engineering Corporation. Here is a detailed drawing of the fuse, in case we mig...
by coulomb
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1337

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

It sure seems like there is a rash of failed chargers here lately... we need to figure out what's going on with these thangs? My guess is electrolytic capacitors coming to their end of life, and going high internal resistance and/or low capacity. Some photos I've seen have the plastic no longer cov...
by coulomb
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 30
Views: 1337

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

Here's the spec sheet for our 20A fuse under the inverter inspection cover. Still haven't found an online vendor. It's an unusually compact fuse for the rating. It's like a 3AB ceramic fuse with tags, but slightly larger diameter. I believe that PEC might stand for Panasonic Electronic Components, ...

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