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by bladecar
Yesterday, 15:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Listen dear sir (public friendly term adjusted), I drive a Prius too. If you're driving at 40 kph, your motor is more-likely running. Stop the bu*l sh8t and let an ev be just another car on the road. Otherwise, sound generators for pedestrians, push bike riders, ice cars sitting at lights with motor...
by bladecar
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 08:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Oh HeadsUp, I apologise for mixing you totally up with Randall679. You got some inappropriate attention from me because I mixed up what he started. However, since I got you going, what I just wrote above is still the state of play. Sorry to tar you with the doubt I formed from the initial message. I...
by bladecar
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 08:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

So no ev then? I'm thinking that. You know the Star Wars films where the planet view is environmentally shot and there's all these tall buildings, probably with air-con (and very good filters). That's how we can fix this world. Always have a special A/C intake filter and use recirc only as an improv...
by bladecar
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 12:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Ok, I'll put this up front. What you wrote is really really silly :) :)

You say change the INTAKE FILTER in order to have NO PROBLEM with the visible and invisible shut that EXITS the exhaust....

By the way, what ev do you drive? Others will know.
by bladecar
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 15:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

by Randall679 » 05 Sep 2018 15:50 Has anyone found a digital sound generator that can be retrofit to an EV? I’ve nearly been skittled by hybrids in EV mode ... and sadistic neighbor with a Tesla S. Most new EVs have them as they are required by law in some countries. As usual, I can't let this one g...
by bladecar
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 12:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Ok I see where you're coming from :)

I'd change the topic to "Retrofit sound generator for all road vehicles" and then I'd be happy :)

I could never drive an EV. They're dangerous and kill people without warning LOOKOUT!!
by bladecar
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 15:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

OR, we could have someone walk in front of an ev holding a red flag. Personally,my approach is to put the responsibility on the EV driver in the same way that driving any other type of vehicle is. If you ride a motorcycle, you have to assume that all road users and pedestrians are not intelligently ...
by bladecar
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 05:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4253

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

Yes. I do treat this car like a go kart that is quiet and you only have to push the pedal for it to magically go. I only have short distances and it is perfect. I now have to have an electric car as my personal car. I feel ill at ease thinking about the alternative. When you believe that a car is so...
by bladecar
Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 06:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4253

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

Well, I regret to say I saw the car! icon again this afternoon after two days free of it. I know I have 14.4V going into the 12V when the car is charging, and similar to the 12V when the car is turned on. It looks like I'm in the same boat as everyone else. Just noting that the car can creep forwar...
by bladecar
Thu, 26 Jul 2018, 15:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4253

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

Hi, I took my imiev to the local mitsubishi dealer this morning for the car! symbol error and turtle symbol(not sure if all the time). They called back to 'clarify' a few things. They said that there were no errors showing (I presume after they connected up the electronic device) and asked me if I h...
by bladecar
Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 04:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

Hi
This is what I understand the Prius is doing. It regens on light brake application and then moves on to mechanical braking beyond that.
by bladecar
Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 15:51
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

dgh853, This TheBikeShow roadtest comparo has a different slant on the one you show with the comment on a bmw and which one is better. It's the feel as much as the figures. The H2 is very limited but the feeling of ridiculous urge is always there, low revs just promise even more with every 500 revs....
by bladecar
Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 15:40
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Hi dgh853 :) No worries. While I'd like to have a Zero, your information has always occupied my worry zone in regard to these bikes, thinking about Vectrix and any other EV, not warmly welcomed into the country by all and sundry. I've always thought: What happens if the charger fails, what happens i...
by bladecar
Sun, 22 Jul 2018, 18:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4253

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

Well, I regret to say I saw the car! icon again this afternoon after two days free of it. I know I have 14.4V going into the 12V when the car is charging, and similar to the 12V when the car is turned on. It looks like I'm in the same boat as everyone else. Just noting that the car can creep forward...
by bladecar
Sun, 22 Jul 2018, 11:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4253

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
Sun, 22 Jul 2018, 11:06
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

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
Sat, 21 Jul 2018, 18:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4253

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
Sat, 21 Jul 2018, 15:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4253

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: 94
Views: 4253

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: 13
Views: 1387

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: 94
Views: 4253

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: 94
Views: 4253

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: 636

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: 636

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: 94
Views: 4253

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...