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by PV1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 66
Views: 8111

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

Joe, thanks for clearing up your talking points. After reading through the last few pages, it's been tough for me to even follow what was disputed. It will be interesting to see results of regenning down a hill at different speeds. Be careful out there.
by PV1
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Peugeot ION multiple problems
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Peugeot ION multiple problems

My impression is that the charger isn't getting high voltage DC. What is the voltage of the 12 volt battery both with the car turned off and running (READY illuminated on dash)? This will tell for sure if the charger is getting DC power from the drive battery, as the 12 volt converter and main batte...
by PV1
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Constant 12V with ignition off
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Constant 12V with ignition off

There definitely should be a live 12 volt line to the radio in the stock harness, although there is no ground. Typically with the adapter cables, constant power is Yellow and switched power is red. The color code of the stock harness doesn't follow this, though. When I was messing around with differ...
by PV1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 66
Views: 8111

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

I think what's getting lost in the conversation is the steepness of the hill (grade). Bradley's post seems to relate to slight downgrades where the i-MiEV can maintain or very slightly gain speed while coasting, and therefore regen has almost no excess energy to recover. In this case, best to coast ...
by PV1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Airbag Warning Light
Replies: 48
Views: 11092

Re: Airbag Warning Light

Does anyone know if the airbag system is under a warranty that is separate from the normal i-MiEV warranty? (Sigh.) :( Does anyone know if the iCarsoft i909 Scanner can perform an airbag light reset? Seconded. Now Koorz has a lit airbag light. Since I also have the Takata recall for the passenger a...
by PV1
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 45
Views: 7262

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

Toyota is anti-EV because they believe in Hydrogen more, and they don't consider Hydrogen cars to be EVs (however, the only difference is they have a fuel cell instead of a lithium ion battery, though FCVs still have a smaller battery pack). They were the ones to introduce Hydrogen cars back in the ...
by PV1
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 45
Views: 7262

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

It's been a while, but the Bolt is now fully repaired. Two new tires (one necessary, the other due to front right wheel/tire becoming a full spare), 4 new, aftermarket wheels, an alignment, and a new wheel bearing. Total cost - $1,400, though I gained a full spare tire, two winter rims, and a 6"...
by PV1
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 307
Views: 17202

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

That's where the difference is then. My Eaton EVSE drops the contactor out when the button is pressed. Either way, current flow stops, which is the important part.
by PV1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Morning timed charge to warm battery
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Morning timed charge to warm battery

I try to time my charging so the car charges as long as possible and as close to morning as possible. I charge at 12 amps, 120 volts. My formula is # of bars plus one, each bar representing one hour. I try to time it to finish when my alarm goes off, so the charger gets a break before pre-heating.
by PV1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Need a longer range ev
Replies: 17
Views: 780

Re: Need a longer range ev

Comfort package gives you heated mirrors, heated front seats, and heated Leather steering wheel. Interior protection package includes all-weather floor mats and cargo mat. Besides the Confidence package (rear parking sensors, cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitor), the only remaining options are w...

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