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by bladecar
Today, 11:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Yes, Mike, if the 12V was the first thing they looked at, it's probably how it seems to you all.
My only final point is that a new fully charged 12V is the first thing to do in this situation.
Anything not new needs to be load-tested at least. Good luck :)
by bladecar
Today, 11:06
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Well, yes, this discussion point is rubbish, isn't it. The Zero would go around a corner faster than a H2. I'd say the Zero would be faster at the standing start because of the combination of light weight and constant controllable power. The H2 could use its launch control but it usually wouldn't in...
by bladecar
Yesterday, 18:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Mmm, our EV's need a good Volt Meter feedback on the 12V system, as required. It seems obvious now. Traction battery readout. 12V battery readout. Independent 12V battery charging port available, while they are designed the way they are :)
by bladecar
Yesterday, 15:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Mike, I would say definitely put a new 12V battery in first, not because I know that was the cause, but because it seems to me that is the weakest link in the whole system. The Blade car drove me up the wall with its crap 12V system, because nothing else works when the 12V is not coping. It has seem...
by bladecar
Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 15:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Hi, My imiev has just started showing the car with ! icon on the dash. But also, a few months ago, once, it failed to energise the dash and I sort of recognised the behaviour and charged the car, thinking that the 12V might be low. That got it going again. Well, as I say, it was now showing the car ...
by bladecar
Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 15:17
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

I enquired to an ex-dealer on the Sunshine Coast in Q sometime last year. I found out that he was an ex-Zero-dealer because the US had decided to end sales in Australia and he could no longer obtain one at any price, so to speak. About a year later a BMW dealer employee said that he had just heard t...
by bladecar
Wed, 09 May 2018, 17:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I do not really know who John Cadogan is. I've seen his photo in the newspaper and the face associated with the videos is not him, though, to my eyes, the video guy is much more suited re presentation. Have you watched enough "expert" videos to know what his slant is? Without watching more than a fe...
by bladecar
Wed, 09 May 2018, 16:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Hi, This is disgusting, this vin thing. But probably to be expected, noting the apparent Japanese reluctance to get with the program. You know, to employees, the world has changed, if you can't change, you have no place here. Maybe it's the USA influence (aside from the magnificent Elon Musk). Imagi...
by bladecar
Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Powering the home from spare EV charge?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Powering the home from spare EV charge?

I haven't got an EV yet, I plan to build one though. One way of speeding the approval process from the Minister for Recreation and Finance might be if I can sell it on saving electricity costs. I could even purchase the batteries and get the home grid thing going while building the car. It would se...
by bladecar
Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 14:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Powering the home from spare EV charge?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Powering the home from spare EV charge?

HR,
Would you be related to PuffnStuff.
by bladecar
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 09:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

If our iMiEV required a $4000 repair, I'd be a bit annoyed but I would recognise that spending $4000 would get me back to having a well-put-together EV with no other known problem. That is not an outcome I could get for this price any other way. BTW "If only the 12V battery could be topped up, as r...
by bladecar
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 21:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

If our iMiEV required a $4000 repair, I'd be a bit annoyed but I would recognise that spending $4000 would get me back to having a well-put-together EV with no other known problem. That is not an outcome I could get for this price any other way. BTW "If only the 12V battery could be topped up, as r...
by bladecar
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 14:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

mikeduffy suggested that paying $4000 might be too high a price to continue using an imiev. What comes to mind is whether imiev chargers are robust, intentionally or unintentionally. It would be most stressing to think that they are a component meant to keep profits coming in. They do seem to be a c...
by bladecar
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 13:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 60
Views: 4048

I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

Hi, I'd like to discuss how we charge the imiev. Is it true that the battery pack only balances when it is charged to full. If that is true, then the fewer times we charge to full, the fewer opportunities there are for the pack to balance and the more likely particular cells will vary from highest c...
by bladecar
Fri, 05 May 2017, 14:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 1645

real time electricity generation

Hi, From being an early solar panel owner on the second top tariff income (by a cent) to now having to pay for the privilege of having a meter for the solar and increased charges, they have managed to neutralise our income (and we have solar hot water and no airconditioning). Something positive is h...
by bladecar
Thu, 04 May 2017, 05:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 1645

real time electricity generation

Hi, No smart meters in Queensland that I know of. Anyone see a report about the status of "smart meters" as a means for outsiders to determine much information about the house. It was explained that certain power usage increment measurements could be used to determine which electrical units were act...
by bladecar
Sun, 30 Apr 2017, 19:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 3933

Westfield new installations

Hi Jeff, Won't the Commodore driver's self-worth be tested when the driverless cars turn up.   I know it's jumping the gun (at least here) but much of the talk online is about how far down the track numerous companies are with driverless technology. They are past 'will we - won't we' to do with ev's...
by bladecar
Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 22:45
Forum: BMW
Topic: Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan
Replies: 30
Views: 3167

Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan

The one that I would fix if I could is the 'indicate as you start to turn' thing. A car is coming the other way and you want to turn right, across it's path. It's quite a distance down the road but since it's going straight ahead, you wait for it.   If it had its indicator on to turn left down the s...
by bladecar
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 23:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1984

Tesla's Place in history

Richo said: "Do you have any specific ones that would help me change my mind?"

No. I can't help you.
by bladecar
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 20:12
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 4303

My Motor Died

4Springs wrote: "As far as I know this motor is designed specifically for EV conversions." Yes, so, I wonder, was it? I also wonder is there a general philosophy existing on whether an ev conversion would be expected to include a clutch. The Blade car had a gearbox, but no clutch, just as additional...
by bladecar
Tue, 18 Apr 2017, 23:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1984

Tesla's Place in history

"Summary: A large amount of contaminated water has accumulated on site and has been treated to remove all but traces of tritium, which limits the potential to release treated water to the sea. Some radioactivity has been released to the sea, but this has mostly been low-level and it has not had any ...
by bladecar
Mon, 17 Apr 2017, 19:40
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 4303

My Motor Died

I love to float a few ideas on this. So I'd guess that these electric motors usually attach to shafts that are immobile so that they only have to turn and not take end pressure. Which means that they have end play because it doesn't matter and that they'd usually be installed around the half-end-pla...
by bladecar
Sat, 15 Apr 2017, 14:24
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 4303

My Motor Died

I don't remember too much about it but sometimes motors have shims or washers which adjust end play when being assembled. Other ideas are: Motor casings being put back together with a really thick gasket compared to standard so that the casing is longer than it should be. Bearings being on in revers...
by bladecar
Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 05:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1984

Tesla's Place in history

Out of curiosity Richo, do you know anything about the two cesiums which are involved, strontium 90 or plutonium. Half life. Have you heard of the giga factory and how it's roof will/does consist of solar panels, or the recycling of gases used in the making of the batteries. So, has Tesla/Musky done...
by bladecar
Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 18:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1984

Tesla's Place in history

Hi Jeff, I think the first two posts have something to do with electric cars (why do we want them, how is it coming about, why aren't there more of them sort-of-thing. I think the rest of the posts are to do with why-are-we-bothering when critical issues are being ignored, all to do with trying not ...