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by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 04:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV on Greeny Flat blog
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Outlander PHEV on Greeny Flat blog

Adverse Effects wrote: link that works

And the Canberra AEVA display gets a nice mention as the first place Andy saw a PHEV Outlander and test drove my two EVs (converted Charade and iMiEV).
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 12 Mar 2016, 22:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Hit a Kangaroo at 50kmh
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Hit a Kangaroo at 50kmh

Sorry about your i-MiEV and the kangaroo. That will sure not happen to me, since it will be very difficult to find one around here. I thought I heard of somewhere in your part of the world where there was a small population of feral wallabies. Perhaps it was France or England. Edit: Oops. Read on f...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 25 Feb 2016, 16:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two Chargers Simultaneous Charging
Replies: 55
Views: 7267

Two Chargers Simultaneous Charging

I have two 1.5kW TC chargers operating in parallel. Their endpoint voltages are nominally the same but actually not quite identical. Their output is 8A each up to not quite 165V (45xLiFePO4). One charger gets to its endpoint so the current drops over a short time to 8A as that charger tapers down th...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 25 Feb 2016, 16:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Imiev tyres

...My advice would be do not use the original Dunlops after 5 years of age. They appear to break up internally. that was the case with mine. Interesting. I replaced my front original tyres when they still had plenty of tread because I noticed a distinct egg-sized bulge on one of the side walls. I a...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 24 Feb 2016, 03:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Imiev tyres

Johny wrote: acmotor's new tyre experience starts here.
viewtopic.php?title=imiev-tyre-wear-sta ... 671#p48256

The 10mm wider front tyre was a distinct improvement in handling.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 17 Nov 2015, 02:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Carrying bikes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1785

Carrying bikes?

offgridQLD wrote: ... you could have access to it from the removable plastic section in the rear bumper. Kurt


Why did Mitsubishi put a removable plastic section in the rear bumper? Did they intend something to be attached to the structure behind?
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 19 Sep 2015, 20:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home Wall Chargers?
Replies: 59
Views: 5629

Home Wall Chargers?

Now I'm a bit concerned about the range estimate it's reporting once it's charged to 100% - but I'll find the right thread to ask about that... Wait till you have driven it a bit. It could get better. The last person to drive might have been a lead foot. Also, if it sat for quite a while getting ze...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 12 Sep 2015, 19:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 8392

10 Amp charging

yes, I was going to say you would be struggling to find a 10A extension cord at Bunnings with 2.5mm cable. Not that it needs to be that thick. I got an extension cord at Bunnings that was 1.5mm2 conductors but 10A plug and sockets at the ends. That is appropriate cable for 15A so you could put a 15...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 12 Sep 2015, 18:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 8392

10 Amp charging

Strictly speaking, the 15A to 10A adaptor is not legal, although it is possible to use it sensibly and safely. An adaptor sold commercially (such as from Jaycar) that includes a circuit breaker to prevent overload of the 10A circuit is legal. Be careful with cords sold as 'heavy duty'. Some have fat...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 10 Sep 2015, 20:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17716

iMiEV tyre wear status

"Tyres run Cooler hence longer life" Only from the supposed effect of keeping the pressure right. I can't see how a slightly different gas mixture (still 80 or 100% N2 either way) would make any difference to the running temperature if the pressure is correct. "Not only can nitrogen assist in mainta...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 10 Sep 2015, 14:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17716

iMiEV tyre wear status

I fill my tyres with 80% nitrogen, which comes for free!
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 10 Sep 2015, 00:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 8392

10 Amp charging

I carry a Holden Volt EVSE cord around with me and it comes with a 10A plug so can legally plug in anywhere. It works just fine on a 2012 model iMiEV but probably not with the 2010 that doesn't talk to EVSE. Someone else in the Canberra branch with a 2010 model is happy with a Jaycar adaptor box. It...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 08 Sep 2015, 13:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home Wall Chargers?
Replies: 59
Views: 5629

Home Wall Chargers?

Supercharger???..... Please explain.... I assume he is talking about a level 2 outlet as above requiring the extra pins for communication, not a Tesla supercharger or Chademo charger. If you read back through the thread above there are options to get a 2010 iMiEV talking to EVSE. The much faster, d...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 01:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Rego for ev's
Replies: 26
Views: 3324

Rego for ev's

I was just pondering on the thought, how long will it take for the powers that be, to start charging more for registering a EV... In the ACT the rego is discounted. Also no stamp duty on a new EV. The ACT has a 100% renewable electricity target and actively encourages EVs to run on that. Our electr...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 01:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV

If the tyre is going to live there for years it needs UV protection. Not a big deal if you only take it on special trips.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 16 Aug 2015, 21:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home Wall Chargers?
Replies: 59
Views: 5629

Home Wall Chargers?

The 2012 model has three spoke wheels - more like a disk with three openings, the 2010 model has 7 straight spokes. D Eco B is 2010, DBC is 2012. The 2012 has EVSE (box in the cord) and actually draws only 10A in spite of the 15A plug. Works fine with the 10A-plugged Holden Volt EVSE. I think the 20...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 05:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home Wall Chargers?
Replies: 59
Views: 5629

Home Wall Chargers?

I use the EVSE charger cable that came with the car, conveniently attached to a carport post with cable ties.
I also have a Holden Volt EVSE that came with a 10A plug and works perfectly with the iMiEV and that lives in the back of the car just in case I ever need a charge elsewhere.
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 19 Jun 2015, 03:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs
Replies: 109
Views: 12310

Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs

Just a few left it seems: http://www.carsales.com.au/cars/results?area=Stock&vertical=car&sortBy=TopDeal&q=(((Make%3D%5BMitsubishi%5D)%26(Model%3D%5Bi-MiEV%5D))%26(Service%3D%5BCarsales%5D))&WT.z_srchsrcx=makemodel The last few might be a bit more expensive but tell those still asking $50K that they...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 06 May 2015, 02:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Petrol car test drive, from an EV perspective
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Petrol car test drive, from an EV perspective

The following is a lovely spoof on a Tesla site: http://teslaclubsweden.se/test-drive-of-a-petrol-car/ "Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are said to combine cheap price with long range and fast charging. A winning formula on paper – but how are they in ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 02:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17716

iMiEV tyre wear status

I didn't notice any loss of range with the 155 front tyres.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 22:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9019

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Mitsubishi published this: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/vehicles/outlander-phev/news/id/1644/towing-with-the-outlander-phev-an-owners-perspective? which selected the most favourable quotes from what seems to be a genuine article from a PHEV Outlander owner and it does give the link to the own...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 03:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9019

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Two friends who were not at all into EVs aside from polite interest in what I did have bought PHEV Outlanders and both are very happy. Both seem to manage to stay in EV mode most of the time for their city driving. I approve of your 100% greenpower and to me the point of EVs is being able to use gre...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 08 Feb 2015, 15:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 44586

New to the forum & new I-miev

I think it would be a great feature, not just for the off-grid house, to be able to have the car charging automatically speed up and slow down to track the available surplus solar power. For those on a nett feed-in tariff, it would be good to soak up just the right amount of PV output, just the surp...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 10 Jan 2015, 19:36
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Kelly Controller Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Kelly Controller Settings

I added a 2K resistor that is in parallel with the 5K pot only when a relay closes. The relay is closed only when the car is in reverse. There is a switch on the gear box that turns on the reversing lights. That can also be used to close the relay. Thus, full travel of the pot would still produce le...