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by mark_hetho
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 08:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 181
Views: 15663

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Forget light-years, Moke-minutes is my new favourite unit of distance. :D
by mark_hetho
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 07:05
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 181
Views: 15663

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I know this is just anecdotal but we didn't need a seperate changeover switch with our Redback based system (NSW, 2016 regulations). As far as I have seen It is all shared neutral and earth, with only the active being seperately swtiched. The inverter manages the upstream islanding, and supplying po...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 12:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

It's the traction control switch. I just had a look at my car and it's labelled "TCL OFF".
by mark_hetho
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 12:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 403
Views: 47730

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

130K range sounds great to me - especially if you get that range for many more years because the batteries are not being cycled as hard. I'm curious about something. Which part of the pack state of charge is being used? Is it charging the cells all the way full, and then hitting turtle mode before t...
by mark_hetho
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 09:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

It looks like that plug might not exist on a 2013+, and there is a coolant hose. Full details should be visible at http://mmc-manuals.ru/manuals/i-miev/online/Service_Manual/2011/14/html/M114200120001700ENG.HTM From memory I spent about 10 minutes refilling, but a lot of that was just letting the co...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 06:21
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

I replaced the coolant in our imiev after a charger repair by draining from the motor. https://i.imgur.com/hIn7nAU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hIn7nAU.jpg (I ended up using a bigger spanner.) Between opening that and the cap on the reservoir I think it got all the coolant out. [ Edited Coulomb: added im...
by mark_hetho
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 06:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

My charger is one of the later models dated 2015-04-04, serial #00089. I guess it was replaced under recall many years ago when previous owner had it. This was exactly our experience. Had the original 2010 charger replaced under recall in 2018 with one dated 2015, and it failed about 18 months late...
by mark_hetho
Wed, 01 Jul 2020, 07:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2820

Re: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

Wow, we can blame the 12V battery for a lot of ills apparently!

Once the charging session starts, the DC-DC converter should keep the voltage up, but I suppose without enough voltage the car can't quite get to that point.
by mark_hetho
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 06:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2820

Re: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

I think BeeWBee may be talking about a type2 (Mennekes) to type 1 (J1772) adapter? I would have thought if it works on the Mitsubishi EVSE (cable with brick) and a 3rd party wall charger (Siemens) it should have the PWM signalling (or at least the control pilot resistor) required to work on a public...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 02 Jun 2020, 15:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 403
Views: 47730

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

For reference I have a 2010 imiev. I read at some stage and was able to reset or clear (or the car cleared it automatically): - P0A0A Inter lock SW - P1A10 OBC power supply circuit low - P1A15 High voltage circuit (1) - P0A09 DCDC converter fail (1) - P1A14 Quick CGH. contactor circuit low I remembe...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 02 Jun 2020, 11:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 403
Views: 47730

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I was able to connect an i909 to our imiev and reset HVDC fault codes. This was sufficient for the charger repair, and also replacement of the pre-charge resistor due to a botched charger repair. I think some of the menu items resulted in a comms error, but I just assumed we didn't have that particu...
by mark_hetho
Fri, 29 May 2020, 09:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2010 Imiev charging question
Replies: 45
Views: 9303

Re: 2010 Imiev charging question

I suspect he meant "Level 2" (i.e. public AC charge, not home charging), rather than the phyiscally different plug (as the 2010 imiev's don't have the ability to communicate with the EVSE even with the right plug)? I'm interested to see how you go. I'm planning to get a wall mounted EVSE here for th...
by mark_hetho
Fri, 08 May 2020, 14:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 403
Views: 47730

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

14.5mm? Is that a pouch cell?
by mark_hetho
Thu, 07 May 2020, 13:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2820

Re: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

Edit: the pilot processing hardware may be missing from the 2011 chargers, but then how can that mob offer a harness that fixes the problem? I think with the modified harness, it's just enough to convince the EVSE a car is there and to close a contactor. I don't think the car then reads the control...
by mark_hetho
Fri, 01 May 2020, 16:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2820

Re: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

That the brick reduces charge current on MY12+ but not 2010s tells me that the 2010 charger ignores the signal from the EVSE about how much current it should draw. As I understand it, all the 2010 mods are just enough to fool an EVSE to turning the juice on. They don't make the charger smarter, but ...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 28 Apr 2020, 08:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2820

Re: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

I wouldn't be able to set a timer accurately enough to hit 95%, given the length of time needed also varies. I did briefly play with a raspberry pi connected to the OBD port to monitor charging and somehow trigger a charging stop but I could never reliably get it to read the messages and track charg...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 28 Apr 2020, 06:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2820

Re: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

I reckon you could get to 120 or more by leaving your location and descending to a much lower altitude with regen (but should you ever do that??). We do this on our work commute, the regen slowly tapers off as the battery reaches max state of charge. I'm not sure it is great for the battery, and I ...
by mark_hetho
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 18:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

I did at some point come across a recall notice for the charger issue on Mitsubishi Japan's website. Google translate indicated it was because "capacitors may crack"... To me it sounded like there was a problem in the chargers prior to the recall that is suspiciously similar to the problem in the ch...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 09:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

I don't know exactly what grounds they agreed to replace it, but quite likely the main factor was that the charger had been replaced in a recall about 18 months before the failure. My charger failed within 18 months of the recall replacement, and my suggestions to the dealer that it should last at ...
by mark_hetho
Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 15:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

As a quick test you could wire in a more readily available fuse holder with eyelets, and either stuff it under the inverter cover or just leave it hanging out. Obviously longer term that's not vibration proof and might have insulation rub bare.
by mark_hetho
Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 12:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 403
Views: 47730

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I was thinking it's only 3 years lifetime at one cycle per day, or four years for one cycle per weekday.

Although I guess our imievs capacity is more like 35ah now, so what is a full cycle on the old cells would be a half a cycle on 70ah cells.
by mark_hetho
Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 07:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 403
Views: 47730

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Max voltage 4.2, and the imiev charges to just under 4.1.
Looking closer they are only quoted for 1000 cycles at 0.2C rate... So you might have to be quite gentle with them.
by mark_hetho
Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 16:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 60
Views: 3656

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I have some photos from the process of replacing the blown capacitors in our charger. Unfortunately I'm also the originator of the precharge resistor thread, as we got some wires crossed when putting it back together. It's actually relatively easy to remove the charger, definitely a lot easier than ...
by mark_hetho
Thu, 09 Apr 2020, 09:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 403
Views: 47730

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I agree that it is best to sell the car unmodified, unless it is sold directly to an owner who is taking it on as a project. Then I guess hope to find a good buyer for the cells as home energy storage. They'd be a lot easier to put together than thousands of 18650s. If there was another test project...
by mark_hetho
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 06:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 266
Views: 46603

Re: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Might not be original battery?