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by DonDakin
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns
Replies: 63
Views: 22847

Re: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns

Well I'm on vacation again this week so another long distance iMiev trip this time 295 KM (184 Miles) into the mountains north of Montreal. Thanks to the government program quick chargers are popping up like mushrooms all over the province. They are all on plug share. Mount Tremblant is 130 KM (81 M...
by DonDakin
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Imiev efficiency on the highway
Replies: 31
Views: 11464

Re: Imiev efficiency on the highway

Well now I'm curious.

My GPS says the Speedo in the car is slow 2-3 KPH.

Frosty's radar sign says it's fast..... (maybe that offset the radar to get people to slow down ?)

Anybody else want to test with a GPS and chime in ?

Thanks

DOn.....
by DonDakin
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Imiev efficiency on the highway
Replies: 31
Views: 11464

Re: Imiev efficiency on the highway

80 on the speedo was 77-78 on the gps. In kph.

Don....
by DonDakin
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Imiev efficiency on the highway
Replies: 31
Views: 11464

Imiev efficiency on the highway

I recently watched this video http://youtu.be/ubDItYYrtZ0 And i thought i would try this on the imiev for comparison sake. I did 4 runs on a 7km mile stretch of the highway 2 at 80 km per hour and 2 at 110 km per hour. I did the runs in both direction to compensate for wind and elevation differences...
by DonDakin
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Oops..... Broke J1772 Plug
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Re: Oops.....

Hey Joe, Btw congratz on your trip sounds like you had a great time and all in an ev. Way to go. I think your right. I had some of these torx with a hole bits at work but none of them fit. I asked the forum on the chance that someone successfully removed these screws but I guess nobody had any reaso...
by DonDakin
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Oops..... Broke J1772 Plug
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Re: Oops.....

Just a little update, I fixed the handle with a little man handleing..... A little bending and pushing and it popped back together. The screw head is not a standard it has a little bump or pin in the center i tried lotsa of torx type heads and nothng worked. Anyways its history now but i would advis...
by DonDakin
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Oops..... Broke J1772 Plug
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Oops..... Broke J1772 Plug

http://imgur.com/a/uJkBL I thought i would start this post with the images and then the explanation afterwards. So long story short the car was not unplugged before starting on our sloping down driveway. Car was put in D no ready light and roll down the driveway and twang..... The stock evse was in ...
by DonDakin
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns
Replies: 63
Views: 22847

Re: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns

Well another long trip for the imiev. This is the longest one yet. From Montreal to Gatineau (just accross the river from Ottawa) 392.7 Km (245.4 Miles) round trip. It was an over-nighter to see the fireworks for Canada day July 1st. First stop was in Vaudreuil at the QC, only 22 km from home but I ...
by DonDakin
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns
Replies: 63
Views: 22847

Re: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns

Hi Brian, Yup i do it manually as described somewhere here on the forum with a picture also. Joe sorry i didn't explain the graph more. But it is as you mentioned a spike of about 4 deg c during quick charge and then a taper down while cooling the battery. I dont remember exact numbers but it looks ...
by DonDakin
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns
Replies: 63
Views: 22847

Re: Long Distance Travel Battery Thermal Concerns

Well I did another road trip. 302 KM (188 Miles) total distance four QC of about 30-80% about 65% highway and 35% secondary roads. I would have loved to show another map but I forgot to enable the GPS on the phone so the tracking did not work. It was from Montreal to Valcourt to visit the Bombardier...

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