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by bladecar
Thu, 26 Jul 2018, 15:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 70
Views: 2653

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: 1204

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: 9
Views: 799

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: 9
Views: 799

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 9
Views: 799

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 9
Views: 799

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 477

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: 477

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 70
Views: 2653

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: 4378

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: 1824

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: 1824

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: 4094

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: 3496

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: 2129

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: 4678

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...