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by Don
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

Good price, but you probably don't need 100 feet of wire ;-) Lowes, Home Depot, West Marine and many other places sell duplex wire in most gauges by the foot, so you can just buy what you need. 12 gauge would be fine for 10 amps or so if it's just a short piece. If you want a more robust installatio...
by Don
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

The stock socket is fed with a tiny wire - 18 gauge I would guess. Not good for any sort of current There are quality cigarette lighter type sockets rated for 15 amps and would probably handle up to 20 amps with correct sized wire - 10 gauge or 8 gauge if it's more than just a few feet long. They're...
by Don
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat Damaged Charger Plug
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Heat Damaged Charger Plug

Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you've found a very nice low miles (kms) car - Those are the best ones The 'charger' is built into the car. What you're calling a charger is actually the EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) and a heat damaged plug on the EVSE has nothing to do with the conditio...
by Don
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: IS the ASC OFF switch the same as TCL OFF switch please?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: IS the ASC OFF switch the same as TCL OFF switch please?

Welcome to the forum!

You didn't say where you're from - Euro model car or North America model? On the NA model, its to the left of the steering wheel, just above the lever that releases the charge port door. The switch has a logo with a car and the squiggly lines and say 'OFF' on it

Don
by Don
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

If someone researches a replacement (especially with a spring clip mount), please post it. The fuses look very much like standard 1.5 inch household cartridge fuses . I have a pair of 20 amp AC fuses mounted in ceramic snap in holders that I'm using in the circuit for charging my Volt - They are co...
by Don
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: ASC
Replies: 24
Views: 9819

Re: ASC

I shudder to think what various magazine road-tests will have to say about the iMiEV's higher-speed obstacle-avoidance tests. On the one hand, the ASC will keep the car in check, but on the other hand it will preclude spirited driving. No kidding! - I've driven our two cars for 6+ years and never o...
by Don
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Replace Low Beam (H11) Head Light Bulbs
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Replace Low Beam (H11) Head Light Bulbs

The dual fog/running light housings used on the SE models are available on eBay for about $15 per pair - The exact same fixture fits many other cars and as long as the eBay listing says they'll fit a 2012 Mitsu iMiEV SE, then they will mount to your front bumper cover with 4 screws. You will also ne...
by Don
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Convert coreless trimmer to wired
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Convert coreless trimmer to wired

Cordless tools powered by anything other than lithium batteries will almost always end up being a disappointment in the long run. An otherwise quality tool, the 18 volt Dewalt tools suffered from batteries which died at an early age, even when seldom used. The lithium batteries on their similar tool...
by Don
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

Very interesting Construction wise, that looks very much like a standard household fuse from the 1930's or '40's - I guess I would have expected something just a bit 'higher tech' from a 21st century electric car Also seems a bit odd that the circuitry is designed so something else fails when (or be...
by Don
Thu May 30, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 24
Views: 3387

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

Joe,

I never noticed that the AGM is any wider - I saw it was shorter and measured by how much and that's why I sat it on a piece of 2 X 6. The factory hold down clamps worked fine after raising it up 1 1/2 inches, so I didn't need any other hardware to mount it

Don

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