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by bmscott
Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 20:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 55
Views: 2908

Re: 10 Amp charging

2010 I-Miev's pull 13 Amps all the time. that will explain the continuous tripping or the breaker in the Amphibian. My 2010 iMiev charges with an Amphibian all the time and only pops the circuit breaker on days when the outdoor temp is in the high 30s or above - or if I leave it in direct sunlight....
by bmscott
Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 20:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

reecho wrote:
Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 16:30
I sold my 2010 for $12,500 a year ago with similar mileage. The battery replacement cost is about that too. Redbook is about right...
Thanks for that - but I thought the battery had gotten significantly cheaper since the car was first released? Like, down to the $8000 range?
by bmscott
Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 12:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 49
Views: 2074

Re: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

I get similar geuessometer readings after charging. But sadly this reading goes down by about 3 to 4 km after 1 km (and I use eco with a very light foot). I get about 7 km or more out of every kWh charged (measured at the power point that includes the charging losses). The battery capacity has redu...
by bmscott
Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 19:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

I suspect the EVbatmon app output is the closest thing around to a battery condition report, but I can't get it to work on mine. Canion allows you to show the cell voltages. The RR reading is probably a good thing for sales. Would certainly be harder to sell if that is showing 60. I can certainly g...
by bmscott
Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 19:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 49
Views: 2074

Re: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

nuggetgalore wrote:
Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 11:09
There are now at least 4 or five 2010s I know of in Melbourne that struggle to keep going for 100km on a charge.
I snapped a photo at 8:30am this morning: https://imgur.com/gallery/nMK0m

Brag, yes; humble, not really...
by bmscott
Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 10:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

On the other hand, if anyone really wants an electric car under $20k, there is not much available so you might get $15,000 for it. There are usually one or two listed on carsales.com.au at $15k-$20 at any given time. Currently only one there, asking $19k. Yeah, I don't think the book value means mu...
by bmscott
Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 19:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 327

How to value my iMiev for sale?

Hey all - it's time to sell my dear 2010 iMiev... it was great while I was commuting over an hour a day, but now I'm a house-husband, keeping it in the driveway for occasional trips to the store doesn't make sense. I don't expect to get close to what I paid for it, as I bought it while it was still ...
by bmscott
Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 16:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: YouTube channel of interest? (iMiev)
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: YouTube channel of interest? (iMiev)

And I'll just drop this here because it doesn't warrant its own thread: https://twitter.com/ClickHole/status/91 ... 13/photo/1
by bmscott
Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 13:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 55
Views: 2908

Re: 10 Amp charging

My answer is "give it a try and see"... sometimes you just get lucky. The first time I ever saw the insides of a VCR, I happened to fix a mechanical problem with a rubber band (I was maybe 16). Just recently, I fixed a handheld media player (which was an expensive item ~6 yrs ago) by opening it up a...
by bmscott
Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 16:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: YouTube channel of interest? (iMiev)
Replies: 1
Views: 153

YouTube channel of interest? (iMiev)

Haven't looked at many of the videos yet, but this is an EV hobbyist who owns an iMiev or two - https://www.youtube.com/user/BenjaminNelson (from the FB iMiev group)
by bmscott
Sun, 27 Aug 2017, 15:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV - any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: iMiEV - any good?

this sort of thing AMAZES me people buying a $15K to $30K car and then cry when a $5 OBDII unit that is a cheep crappy chines knock off dosent work on there $30K car stop being cheep and but a quality OBDII unit for $25 to $50 I bought the one recommended by the older iMiev app, not EVbattmon, I fo...
by bmscott
Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 13:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV - any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: iMiEV - any good?

Tried scantools obdlink mx and lx. But they seem to keep asking to pair after 5 mins. Also noticed that if blue tooth audio is switched on, Connection to canion is not stable. I had endless problems with Bluetooth dongles - tried multiple dongles, multiple apps and multiple phones. My hope was to s...
by bmscott
Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 08:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 3D printing replacement parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1255

Re: 3D printing replacement parts

I also bought the Anet A8 after reading dozens of positive reviews. It's remarkably complete, capable and flexible, especially for the money. The advantage of building it from a kit is that you understand how every part fits together, and feel confident deciding what to upgrade or tweak going forwar...
by bmscott
Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 08:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV - any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: iMiEV - any good?

FWIW - I'm in Melbourne and am considering selling my iMiev! It's a 2010, and I believe the battery to be in excellent shape as I still get a max range of over 100km on a full charge (based on the guess-o-meter). It's got 30-some-odd thousand k on it, I bought it 2 years ago with under 10k. I've rec...
by bmscott
Tue, 08 Aug 2017, 18:04
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 3D printing replacement parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1255

Re: 3D printing replacement parts

In case anyone's interested - I finally got a 3D printer last week and have been finalizing the calibration and adjustments... printed myself a Tesla logo today (a small test run) and had my wife paint it with nail polish: http://i.imgur.com/Q1aTEtP.jpg Need one about 300% bigger and some real chrom...
by bmscott
Mon, 26 Jun 2017, 23:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev
Replies: 11
Views: 717

minicab miev

greggy wrote: Has anyone had any experience with the minicab miev?


No, but I for one would love to hear about yours!

I'm a fan of the wee cars too - tried to get Mercedes to let me import an electric Smart ForTwo awhile back, but they wouldn't even return my calls.
by bmscott
Tue, 30 May 2017, 19:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2010 Imiev charging question
Replies: 40
Views: 1868

2010 Imiev charging question

i was unaware of the charging hardware limitations with the 2010 model, that being it cannot be charged from public chargepoints, or my own podpoint charger, i have been advised by members here that the 2010 model cannot communicate with the new "smart" chargers, Well why can my 2010 iMiev charge f...
by bmscott
Thu, 11 May 2017, 20:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev Recall notice
Replies: 14
Views: 816

iMiev Recall notice

So has everyone gotten the new recall notice? Something about a software update to the Cell Motor Unit.
by bmscott
Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 02:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Interesting PHEV article - (non-Mitsubishi but!)
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Interesting PHEV article - (non-Mitsubishi but!)

The "Do the Math" blog hasn't been updated much recently, but it's one of the best places to learn about the nuts and bolts of energy use - both at the personal level and globally. He just updated with some interesting info about his experience over the past few years with a Ford C-Max Energi - http...
by bmscott
Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 00:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spares from other Mitsubishis?
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Spares from other Mitsubishis?

I need to replace the passenger-side outer mirror on my iMiev - a pricey part, unless I can find one from a junkyard, and there are few-to-no iMievs in junkyards... I seem to recall that some body parts were the same as on other Mitsubishi models such as the Mirage. How can I confirm this? I did som...
by bmscott
Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 18:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Battery pack prices plummet
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Battery pack prices plummet

nuggetgalore wrote:But Peter Egon's comment is a real eyeopener! I haven't checked his figures ,just hope he is right.


Thanks for noting that, I usually overlook comments - but you're right, it's got a lot of interesting tidbits!
by bmscott
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 22:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Battery pack prices plummet
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Battery pack prices plummet

At these figures, an iMiev replacement pack could be $3600...https://electrek.co/2017/01/30/electric ... la-190kwh/
by bmscott
Fri, 03 Feb 2017, 16:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Did I break any laws?
Replies: 18
Views: 1068

Did I break any laws?

The adapter I use to charge up at home is from Ampfibian and it does seem to limit the power consumption of the charging process to under 10 amps. However, on warm days the adapter's circuit breaker trips often (even if I keep the adapter out of direct sun) and the owner's manual confirms that its u...
by bmscott
Tue, 31 Jan 2017, 15:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 1906

What to replace i-MiEV with?

I would also point out that once the battery starts to decline (when the cause is simply age/use) it's often a steady and noticeable decline. So if you're getting 80km range now, and still about 80km after 6 more months of regular usew, that's probably down to the conditions in which you're driving ...
by bmscott
Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 19:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 1906

What to replace i-MiEV with?

(Hi Tinker - I think we met earlier today...) My plan has been to hold onto the iMiev so long as it gets a reliable 100km range, then upgrade perhaps to a Leaf. Or if I can hold out long enough, and BMW comes through on the rumors, a 2019 electric Mini!! I bought my 2010 iMiev in 2015 with less than...