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by pbui19
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 58
Views: 79661

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

I just got a SolarCity H6 inverter in the mail the other day. The battery input on it uses high voltage, but it's a little HIGHER than what the iMiEV pack puts out. I think I can run the battery in to the solar input by adding a fuse and pre-charge circuit. Ben - i don't think you can do that, conn...
by pbui19
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 105
Views: 84133

Re: Hatched a Tesla

bought an used 2016 90D April2021, have already logged ~12kmiles. I decided to drive instead of flying for work the last 2-month (July through Aug) between SF BayArea-Salina,KS-Houston,TX-Palmdale,CA. The SCharging & auto-steering+adaptive-cruise are just a paradigm shift. It's like being on a r...
by pbui19
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 83
Views: 87585

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

We have 2 2017-Bolts, one approaching 90kmiles, the other over 80kmiles. Haven't been taking these warnings seriously, though may be I should. I think i've charged to 100% may be 3x in the last 4-yrs; usually daily charge and stay within 35-75%. Looking forward to a new pack :) We have been getting ...
by pbui19
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: price on a 2014 imeve
Replies: 11
Views: 5354

Re: price on a 2014 imeve

so sorry to hear about Aerowhatt, we had a lively exchange a few years back and my current household power outage backup system incorporated many of his suggestion. Another 2014 iMiev good feature is that it may have the more robust inverter/charger. I just drove through Albuquerque a few days ago, ...
by pbui19
Mon May 24, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 2012 I-Miev available in the Bay Area
Replies: 8
Views: 5968

Re: 2012 I-Miev available in the Bay Area

I am debating the same discussion, as there are now 5 EVs in my drive way. My 2014 iMiev has around 25kmiles. My plan is to get all the recalls done this week, then put it on non-op then eventually configure the pack as a house battery for outage back-up and base load shifting. I just cringe each ti...
by pbui19
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Replacing 4 cell pack
Replies: 22
Views: 10906

Re: Replacing 4 cell pack

how do you plan to bring the new cell module to more less the same SOC as the rest in series ?
by pbui19
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.
Replies: 19
Views: 14520

Re: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.

Thanks for the warning. I was concerned about over charging too, and the cheapy solar charger indeed does not have a controller, just a blocking diode. I've kept an eye on the voltage with a cigarette socket volt read-out, the read-out is never above 12.4 v in ACC, then promptly goes to 14.xx in Rea...
by pbui19
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.
Replies: 19
Views: 14520

Re: 12V battery cumulative drain higher then overall charging.

Since my iMiev is mostly sitting around these due to the shelter-in-place, I have a solar battery maintenance panel on the dash and connected to the 12v . It's been left in place 24/7, even while driving on occasion. https://www.harborfreight.com/15-watt-solar-battery-charger-62449.html?cid=paid_goo...
by pbui19
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Trailer Hitch Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 12875

Re: i-MiEV Trailer Hitch Wanted

count me in as well, thanks
by pbui19
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12v Battery - All You Ever Wanted To Know
Replies: 70
Views: 48987

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

We discovered the "quirk" early on, that the 12v gets drained if locked by the fob. Since then, I have into the habit of locking by pushing the lock button on the door on the way out, making sure key is in hand. Replaced the 12v with a sealed 12v from Harbor Freight a year ago, seems to be...

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