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by PV1
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Power the house with MiEV battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Power the house with MiEV battery?

Nice. Just a warning, though. You will lose at least one bar, more likely to lose 3 during that event. Don't forget that the car pulls a few hundred watts on its own when READY.
by PV1
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Power the house with MiEV battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Power the house with MiEV battery?

The cabin heater in the i-MiEV runs directly off the main battery, but all the HVAC controls and blower fan run on 12 volts. The A/C compressor also runs off the high voltage. I've used my i-MiEV as a mobile battery before at events. It's easy to do. I take both keys, leave one in the car with the c...
by PV1
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: how to limit dcqc rate
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: how to limit dcqc rate

Chilling the pack would've been my method. Are there any 25 kW CHAdeMO units around you?
by PV1
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Any I Witnesses?
Replies: 113
Views: 40722

Re: Any I Witnesses?

Saw a blue i-MiEV at W&J College last night :D . I'd like to know how they got a 2014/2016 i-MiEV in this area. I don't know of any dealers that re-stocked after selling their 2012 inventory.
by PV1
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What Other EV's Have You Driven?
Replies: 33
Views: 11800

Re: What Other EV's Have You Driven?

rmay635703 wrote:Impact at an energy fair in the 90’s

You win :o .
by PV1
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What Other EV's Have You Driven?
Replies: 33
Views: 11800

Re: What Other EV's Have You Driven?

So, recognizing the expansion of CCS availability, now that your parents have owned it for a while, is there anything that the C-Max Energi (with its ICE) does that your BoltEV doesn't? My grandparents have the Energi. My parents still have their hybrid (sorry, should've worded that better). Either...
by PV1
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What Other EV's Have You Driven?
Replies: 33
Views: 11800

Re: What Other EV's Have You Driven?

Got the opportunity to take a Model 3 for a quick drive last fall. Combine the comfort and performance of the Bolt with the vantage point of driving the i-MiEV, and that's what driving the 3 felt like. Lots of power and good handling with the feeling of being right on top of the road. My Pap bought ...
by PV1
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 4837

Re: Got Solar!

Calculate out your electric bill for 25 years, then compare that to the cost of a solar install sized to meet 100% of your consumption. With solar, you're basically pre-paying for power, and often it ends up being cheaper over the warranty period of the solar panels.
by PV1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My Battery health long term?
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: My Battery health long term?

That mileage sounds a little low to me, but certainly not bad if that's the original battery. I'll be able to make a better comparison once warmer weather hits. The last couple times I drove my i-MiEV (Chevy Bolt is my daily driver), the range has seemed low, but that might be due to the car sitting...
by PV1
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: Dead C-zero after only 6 years and 21k miles :(

I'll second the 12 volt battery replacement. Be really careful if you mess with the heater/AC power connectors. 360 volts is nothing to be careless with. My guess is that the A/C compressor has an internal short or is trying to run while the car is powering up. Both would cause a drain on the high v...

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