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by PV1
Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: The Magnet Hack?
Replies: 10
Views: 9164

Re: The Magnet Hack?

Newer i-MiEVs came with a similar EVSE, but they just push the button to switch from 8 amps to 12 amps before plugging in. I've moved on from stock EVSEs to my OpenEVSE units. Fully programmable, open-source, and have built-in energy meters. Mine support level 1 and level 2 up to 40 amps, with a lon...
by PV1
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12v charging when plugged in but not in “ready”
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: 12v charging when plugged in but not in “ready”

I've been successfully using a wifi dongle and hob drive on an iOS device and it connects with the dongle, but cannot "see" the car. On the weekend, I tried a bluetooth dongle and an Android device with Torque app (just to see whether it would connect). and it was able to connect to the d...
by PV1
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2012 iMiEV right mirror assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 3618

Re: 2012 iMiEV right mirror assembly

The mount is different, but the glass and housing from the 2015 Lancer looks very similar.
by PV1
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12v Battery - All You Ever Wanted To Know
Replies: 69
Views: 34273

Re: 12v Battery - All You Ever Wanted To Know

One thing I experienced today is the car with exclamation point idiot light being lit after using a Noco battery booster to get her started. You'll need to clear the codes to turn the light off. Had this happen with a flat 12 volt battery in Koorz. Does anyone remember if we have measured what the ...
by PV1
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled
Replies: 168
Views: 131939

Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Bear is now at 50,822 miles. Photon (my Bolt) recently surpassed 41,000 miles. Koorz is close to 27,000 miles, having 19,300 miles on when I purchased it in 2015. The Model 3 joined the family at 12,500 miles and is now at 15,059 miles, having already done two 300+ mile day trips. All in all, I'm si...
by PV1
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What Other EV's Have You Driven?
Replies: 40
Views: 39478

Re: What Other EV's Have You Driven?

We have just bought this week our first I-MiEV but have previously driven a 1976 Enfield 8000 - restoring one too Congrats, and welcome to the club. I've obviously been getting a lot of seat time in the Model 3, now that I own the first Model 3 I've ever driven. I really haven't had any experience ...
by PV1
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Business Ads, Deals, Sales and Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle
Replies: 10
Views: 19464

Re: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle

Thought this interesting, iMiev battery upgrade from Australia and they’re looking for partners: https://youtu.be/Wy2vFrsMrPQ Very interesting, and great to see 3rd party development and expansion for i-MiEVs. Doubling the range is a considerable boost to the car's usability for many people. I thin...
by PV1
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12v Battery - All You Ever Wanted To Know
Replies: 69
Views: 34273

Re: 12v Battery - All You Ever Wanted To Know

So, Question 1: Is there any more info on this battery-draining quirk? Question 2: I've seen some posts here about the relatively easy and longer life i-MiEV 12V batteries have. In my ICE cars, 5 years was pretty much the limit (likely imposed by the need to start an ICE in Boston winter weather). ...
by PV1
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 80
Views: 78040

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

I stopped by my local dealer this morning to see where I’m at on the list. Looks like I’ll have a good wait. He said check in a few weeks. I’m anticipating Spring at the earliest, which is fine as I’m not in a big hurry for the new packs. While I was there, FedEx showed up with two new packs, so rep...
by PV1
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: How to add Tesla's OBC to imiev?
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: How to add Tesla's OBC to imiev?

Buried on this forum are results from testing different charging methods. If the car is aware of AC charging in progress, it has a limit somewhere around 5 kW, and if the battery receives more than that, the car shuts down charging. To make faster charge rates work, the car either has to be kept in ...

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