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by DonDakin
Fri May 26, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Montreal , Quebec, Canada EV Auto show
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Re: Montreal , Quebec, Canada EV Auto show

Hey sandy,

I Had no idea this was on. Not sure if i can make it there.

How was it today ?

Don...
by DonDakin
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: I-MiEV owner - Portugal
Replies: 52
Views: 28864

Re: I-MiEV owner - Portugal

Congratz Malm

I should be there also in a few years.....

Don
by DonDakin
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Driving in Snow
Replies: 34
Views: 12820

Re: Driving in Snow

Hey brian,

Im curious what are your heater setting that use on your commute ? If you can get 90 km of winter range at -20 deg C you must not be spending much energy on heat.

Thanks

Don....
by DonDakin
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Will 12v heater work?
Replies: 13
Views: 7775

Re: Will 12v heater work?

If you are not concerned with staying warm in the car then you can just blow the outside cold dry air on the interior windscreen with the defrost position of air flow. This works well even on cold days but the problem of course is that you get cold. If it's raining or very humid outside then this is...
by DonDakin
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading the heating system to bioethanol or Diesel fuel
Replies: 286
Views: 110447

Re: Upgrading the heating system to bioethanol or Diesel fue

Thinking about it I don't see any difference in plumbing to the top or bottom of the reservoir. Which ever way works for you. I know if you plumb to the top you dont have to drain the system to get the heater into the heating loop. As for the air flow in the heater core its pretty simple just flick ...
by DonDakin
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading the heating system to bioethanol or Diesel fuel
Replies: 286
Views: 110447

Re: Upgrading the heating system to bioethanol or Diesel fue

It has been awhile since i tested the heater with a bucket but i believe that you need to short those wires and keep them shorted to have the heater run. In that way you could run the heater with a simple on-off switch but the timer and remote open up more options. if you want to install with a remo...
by DonDakin
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading the heating system to bioethanol or Diesel fuel
Replies: 286
Views: 110447

Re: Upgrading the heating system to bioethanol or Diesel fue

Most of the air heaters that i found are 2kw the water heater is 5 kw. The diesel water heater plumbs right into the existing heater loop all the controls face foot defrost work normally and you can heat the battery too if you are inclined to need that. I would think that an air heater install would...
by DonDakin
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Increase charging rate.
Replies: 17
Views: 8966

Re: Increase charging rate.

Hi Dani, Thanks for posting the pictures of the charger internals. It's really interesting what you are trying to do. I'm not a specialist in electronics but here are my thoughts on getting the second charger working. I think if you want to make progress on this you will need to understand how the c...
by DonDakin
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns
Replies: 63
Views: 22841

Re: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns

Well i cant speak much about the flow of the ac to the battery but i do remember that when i had the fan on the highest position the battery temp was not really decreasing. In order to get the temp to decrease in those conditions i had to set it to max. I was blowing one click into the cabin as it w...
by DonDakin
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns
Replies: 63
Views: 22841

Re: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns

I believe the highest temp cell did make it to 40 deg C on the last quick charge.

It would be nice to have all the cells below 30 deg c but you know they say 40 is the new 30 so i guess if all the cells are below 40 deg c on a trip like this then you are doing well.

Don....

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