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by jray3
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Car Now Charging! (was Car Not Charging)
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Car Now Charging! (was Car Not Charging)

Congratulations and very impressive! I'm sure glad I kept a failed OBC on hand, to attempt the now 'cheap and simple' repair documented in that video. This community has reduced the repair cost from over $4000 at a dealer to $400 from a junkyard, and now down to $20 worth of parts. 8-)
by jray3
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 76
Views: 14728

Re: Is my battery dying ?

[quote="DBMandrake"] Did the fault code prevent the car driving or charging or was it only a warning ? [quote] The HV lamp was just a warning, no problem driving or restarting the car. Rupert's technique for lowering the battery via threaded M12 rods replacing four of the large mounting bo...
by jray3
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 23
Views: 2107

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

Excellent work KiEV, thank you! The rigid mounting of this fuse could be another factor, with thermal cycling moving the end caps back and forth at a different rate than the element. As in my EV conversions, I used a Littelfuse KLK20 as a temporary replacement, and when mounted in spring clips, it n...
by jray3
Thu May 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 76
Views: 14728

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Nice thread! My data to add won't be as pretty, but yesterday the HV warning lamp came on at the end of a drive that went from fully charged to one blinking bar and 12.5% SOC, no turtle, odometer 102,683 miles. The warning was due to code P1A4B, "Each Cell Voltage Difference". The highest ...
by jray3
Thu May 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 182
Views: 53797

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

That GreenWorks inverter is only 300 W, so it won’t power either of your corded saws.
by jray3
Fri May 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 182
Views: 53797

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Bradley, I'd say go for it with your inverter and chainsaw. I've used MR BEAN as a mobile jumpbox for my big diesel truck many times, boosting dead lead batteries for long enough to melt the bad crimps on jumper cables, and then continuing with better cables for 30 minutes or so. I've also left the ...
by jray3
Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 182
Views: 53797

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

I had approached both local dealers about getting their i-MiEV marketing displays when Mitsubishi allowed, and both came through with the green jellybeans! Both of them had failed 12V power supplies for the led lights, but that is a very easy replacement. And of course, the sign fits inside on our h...
by jray3
Mon May 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote/heat/ac while charging
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Remote/heat/ac while charging

Good on ya, KerryE! If you were to lose it, secondhand remotes can be reprogrammed, but tis a PITA. I consider the remote a major asset for the car, and since it stays stationed atop my dresser, it the most valuable tool to ensure that I leave each winter morning with a fully charged and heated car....
by jray3
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

Re: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test

Oh yeah, thx for that linkage reminder. What about that 3700 mile battery, and how’s the pack capacity looking in Bluey?
by jray3
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

100,000 miles status report

I'll glom on to Sandange's thread with my own 100,000 milepost. MR BEAN turned six digits on 3/29/2019, and I compiled all the battery data at that moment. Basic vehicle history is that it was sold a full year after production, and probably spent most of that idle time sitting at 100% SOC, with no o...

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