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by PV1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

If the fuse blows during operation of the OBC, then it is very likely that the two snubber capacitors in the HV output section will also be destroyed. This scenario has been reported dozens of times in the past 2 years in the OBC Troubleshooting and Repair thread. So looking at this another way-- c...
by PV1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Electric Motor Warning Light
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Electric Motor Warning Light

When I first got my second i-MiEV, the 12 volt battery got run down and we tried to start it. The failed start latched the warning light. Nothing wrong with the car, just one of those things that needs a manual clear with a programmer.
by PV1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: ASC
Replies: 24
Views: 10738

Re: ASC

I’d say to unplug a wheel sensor if you don’t want any safeties, but I think that knocks out regen, too. Maybe the steering wheel sensor will do?
by PV1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What Other EV's Have You Driven?
Replies: 33
Views: 10701

Re: What Other EV's Have You Driven?

I can add Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (more in-depth drive) and Tesla Model S to my list. Also took a second spin in that Model 3.
by PV1
Thu May 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube

Nice review, although you definitely should post some shots from CaniOn showing battery capacity and acceleration power. Never heard of an "upscale" i-MiEV for the US. It seems yours has: 1. Larger battery 2. More powerful motor 3. 5th Seat belt, for a very narrow middle, rear passenger. 4...
by PV1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Care and Feeding of the OBC/dc-dc
Replies: 20
Views: 2401

Re: Care and Feeding of the OBC/dc-dc

So on the other side of the argument, is it fair to say that if one simply plugs in the J1772 in without engaging the button, that the charging process will not start? Does this perhaps explain our experience why on occasion when out at a public charger where the button doesn't engage, that chargin...
by PV1
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: New Honda EV . Similar IMIEV idea!! It’ll work???!!!

I like it...except for 3 things: 1. That top-mounted charge port is going to have major problems with snow. Even the fender-mount charge port on my Bolt builds up snow inside as it sits at an angle. The i-MiEV doesn't have this problem with its completely vertical opening. 2. The pillar-to-pillar sc...
by PV1
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: how to limit dcqc rate
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: how to limit dcqc rate

I think the 16 bars was a holdover from the original gas turbo i. It just happened to coincide with the i-MiEV battery being 16 kWh.
by PV1
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Removing side graphics?
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Removing side graphics?

I'd worry a bit about the paint not matching, but they should come off without too much trouble. Wonder if anyone on the forum would be interested in them? :idea:

What's kind of funny is I have the opposite car, a silver i-MiEV with the side graphics added to it :lol: .
by PV1
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Care and Feeding of the OBC/dc-dc
Replies: 20
Views: 2401

Re: Care and Feeding of the OBC/dc-dc

I think Lithium Titanate cells, wired 6 cells in series, are better suited for aux. battery duty than LiFePO4. Voltage range is 9-16.8 volts, so no worries of the cells sitting at full charge all the time. This is the same chemistry used in the SCiB drive batteries for JDM i-MiEVs and features incre...

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