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by acmotor
Sun, 14 Feb 2016, 17:54
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

ChargeStar need a PayPal option.
by acmotor
Sun, 14 Feb 2016, 17:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Misc iMiev questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2133

Misc iMiev questions

Just my observation... I have regular dropouts using android via S4 or asus tablet with the OBDlink MX / Canion in imiev.... As others have experienced. Using the same OBDlink MX with 'OBDlink' android app off play store in Mitsi 380 or Great Wall ute works without a fault. So either OBDlink MX or C...
by acmotor
Wed, 03 Feb 2016, 15:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4382

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

Interesting theory. Just thinking on the topic.... Only the fluid in the slave cylinder would get hot. Slave cylinder is ‘sealed’. Heating that fluid above 100degC would force water back up brake line to master cylinder and reservoir. Water is still in system. Clearly best to keep moist air off flui...
by acmotor
Wed, 03 Feb 2016, 00:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4382

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

I have been going with the brake fluid change at 2 years/30,000km..... however, I am thinking that the lack of 200degC cycling of brake parts, as in an ICE vehicle, means that the cool EV brakes are just not killing their fluid. The 30,000km number just does not translate from ICE to EV with regen. ...
by acmotor
Tue, 02 Feb 2016, 15:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4382

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

Correct. our 2012 has the older e-key system. The 2010 had quite a few upmarket electrical features that were dropped for the 2011/12 model. Perhaps the more useful http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif feature introduced in the 2011/12 was the addition of 'top end of brake pedal regen' oper...
by acmotor
Tue, 02 Feb 2016, 01:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4382

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

I purchased a second e-key at the time of buying our i from dealer in 2012. It cost $130 programmed and works correctly. I have been caught in the past with a faulty e-key on a Disco that cost $550 to replace so wasn't going to fall for that again. Brake wear on 2010 vs 2012 models, with regen on br...
by acmotor
Sat, 30 Jan 2016, 00:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DC Fast charger roundup
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

DC Fast charger roundup

.... My I-Miev cracked a little sad though with turtle coming up after the fast charge for about 5 minutes.... Have you identified a shortfall in the A/C cooling logic ? The turtle came on after the final top up not the FC ? Your photo shows the energy meter at 100%. You didn't get there by FC and ...
by acmotor
Wed, 09 Dec 2015, 16:37
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

...and as technology does.... in the mean time the model S became available in Oz. Image
by acmotor
Wed, 02 Dec 2015, 19:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 32975

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Agreed, Kurt, you are getting a good range.
The lithium gods are smiling on you.

My best run recently was 115km to 1 bar.

Did you grab a battery status screen at the end of your 138km run ?
It would be interesting to see the cell voltages.
Typically I see 3.7V at 1 bar.
by acmotor
Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 03:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Permanent Magnet v Induction
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Permanent Magnet v Induction

Both IM and PM regen fine. It is just that a IM has control over the rotor magnetic field strength so that in the hands of a clever VFD it can optimise itself for a greater range of load conditions and frequencies.
Overall efficiency may be more a function of the VFD than the motor.
by acmotor
Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 01:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Permanent Magnet v Induction
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Permanent Magnet v Induction

"The motors were tested in three phases over a variety of speeds and torque values on the same variable-frequency drive to compare their efficiencies" So one VFD was programmed for each motor and each motor type IM/PM in turn. Considerable differences in control algorithm. There may be variability i...
by acmotor
Sun, 27 Sep 2015, 19:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev failed to proceed...
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Imiev failed to proceed...

Did they say what the errors were that wouldn't clear ?
I guess it will get pushed up the service chain until they find someone who knows what they are doing....
Yes, keep us informed.
by acmotor
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 03:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I Miev range extender
Replies: 17
Views: 4621

I Miev range extender

Skylogger, how did you get the imiev to close the DC contactor inside the battery pack so the Chademo connector was live ?

by acmotor
Wed, 09 Sep 2015, 20:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-miev Insurance (Comprehensive)
Replies: 41
Views: 4294

I-miev Insurance (Comprehensive)

You do need to check the excess and voluntary excess and the list of benefits, magazines, hire cars, roadside assist as well when comparing prices. I had to argue the case for the online pricing (as it is lower than the phone in price) but because the imiev doesn't come up on the online quote system...
by acmotor
Fri, 04 Sep 2015, 07:07
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I actually changed my vehicle insurance to RAC when they announced the eWay, even though they did not list the imiev on their online quote system. When I originally bough my i , RAC didn't actually offer EV insurance. Perhaps the eWay should remain free to RAC members ? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smi...
by acmotor
Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 05:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Mmmm, infrequent use by a few EVs is not the aim though ?

There are folk who would ban charging of EVs at home and force you to use public charging where you will be charged in line with petrol costs Image
by acmotor
Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 05:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

The message still isn't honest though. The tesla, as shown in the advertisement, doesn't need a charge en-route except for some un-organised folk. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif However, whilst the energy is free (until January ?), why not pick up some charge. Once the recharge costs ...
by acmotor
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 05:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17770

iMiEV tyre wear status

There are continental ecocontact 3s listed on eBay....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Continental- ... 27f9273673

These are the ones that I have put 50,000km on so far.
by acmotor
Sun, 30 Aug 2015, 04:23
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Well actually that may be a good look......
100% usage of the FC for the day.
by acmotor
Sat, 29 Aug 2015, 17:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Mmmmmm... No plasma with AC motors http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif unless it has all gone horribly wrong. Got to get the words right. An EHR with a line up at the charge stations may not send the right message to public ? It will outline the deficiencies of EV charging along the highw...
by acmotor
Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 03:54
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34359

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Hey Chris, don't call it a bad boy. That refers to a direct off mains charger as in direct rectified mains without isolation and was used historically and dangerously and is well known as such by electrical and electronics folk. There will be numerous people chuckling at your use of the expression. ...
by acmotor
Wed, 19 Aug 2015, 17:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 9906

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Sorry... My imiev gets hot in Perth. Can't do much about it in summer. I do avoid parking in sun over hot bitumen but if it is 45deg and I need to charge at 3.3kW to get home then I do most hot days in summer. Agreed temperature increases degradation but generally I can't do much about it. My imiev ...
by acmotor
Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 17:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 9906

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

yes, more info required. There is pack voltage, cell voltage and energy totally in pack and energy available limit due to an individual cell voltage. A 'discharged' pack may still have several kWh left in the stronger cells but no accessible due to the low voltage on the weakest cell. The energy met...
by acmotor
Sat, 15 Aug 2015, 06:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 9906

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Yes, following skylogger posts on battery swap.
If I could pay $6,000 for the originally advertised 160km range I would jump at it.
The reality is I am still happy with my present 100km range though.

I guess the exercise of the 2010 pack says that battery care is important.
by acmotor
Thu, 13 Aug 2015, 18:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 9906

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Yep, that's what I was saying about the voltage limits. Do the test printscreen at 100k/h and power meter pegged i.e. cells under load. I think it is a better measure of cell health. e.g. one I took a while back at 1 bar http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/24/iMiEV_pack_under_load_at_70kkm.png edit: G...