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by nuggetgalore
Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 18:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Chris, Seriously looking forward to hearing how you get on with this project. The battery in my 2010 car is now down to about 80 km range and I will need a rework plan soon. Pity we are so far apart or else I could help. Same here, just today I did a few errands (84 km) and ended up with 6 km on th...
by nuggetgalore
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 19:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

Well now that I've finished the Prelude I can finally move on with fitting the 60 Ah cells to Pauline's iMiEV. Will make it a bit more useful I think. Ah, I was going to ask on the progress of this project. Mine is down to 80km ( less on a cold day), maybe I have to come out west and say hello afte...
by nuggetgalore
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 06:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

"Perhaps not muscle-car enough for the US market."

My guess similar reason for Australia. Add to it the range anxiety ,high price and lack of environmental awareness. Ten years on and a lot has changed.
by nuggetgalore
Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 15:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

It has been very quiet lately on the iMiEV front.
Just came back from Qld where I hibernate, the cold weather sure reduces the range!
Any new developments in the cell replacement saga?
by nuggetgalore
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 06:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I thought that the 2012s that came to Australia were all made before the change to LEV50N and so have LEV50 like the 2010 model. That is an interesting comment. For one reason or another,I assumed (guilty as charged), that the 2012 units have the LEV50N cells. Nevertheless , checking and comparing ...
by nuggetgalore
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 19:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

There will be about $7500 worth of cells in an iMiEV, and probably another couple of grand in labour putting it all together. It should give about 150 km range though. For 150 km range ten grand would be worthwhile . The next question is I suppose harder to quantify: how long do these cells last, r...
by nuggetgalore
Wed, 22 May 2019, 17:04
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Replacement battery

jonescg wrote: "The 60 Ah cells will fit standing upright (as opposed to on their sides)" Interesting ,can you explain that some more. I understand the LEV50s stand in the frame with the terminals on top, where are the terminals going to be? I was obviously terribly wrong. I think I got the false i...
by nuggetgalore
Wed, 22 May 2019, 07:18
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Replacement battery

jonescg wrote: "The 60 Ah cells will fit standing upright (as opposed to on their sides)"
Interesting ,can you explain that some more. I understand the LEV50s stand in the frame with the terminals on top, where are the terminals going to be?
by nuggetgalore
Tue, 21 May 2019, 18:17
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Replacement battery

Hi Toby, unfortunately I can't easily fit the 84 Ah or 100 Ah cell options in the iMiEV case without a major re-work of the enclosure. The 60 Ah cells are still a lot of work, but they would actually fit and with minor hassle from the BMS. I will be placing an order for these NMC cells (60 Ah and 1...
by nuggetgalore
Mon, 20 May 2019, 18:04
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Replacement battery

I have an iMiEV battery ready to do the swap on too, but I suspect it will be even more problematic
Are you referring to the 60 Ah limit if the replacement cells are 80Ah?
by nuggetgalore
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 16:41
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

[So hopefully, we're over it now, or at least the worst of it.
[/quote]

Got a fright last night as the website brought up errors left right and center.
I feared my compi was hacked!!!!!
But all is sweet and fine now, yep looks good.
Cheers
by nuggetgalore
Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 18:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?

i agree, the disks and pdf's are no better than the russian website! [/quote] I found this website selling what I assume to be exactly the same as is on the disk but in PDF or html format. I think it might be worth getting if it really has all the nitty gritty available but not if it is just the sam...
by nuggetgalore
Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 09:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?

http://mmc-manuals.ru/manuals/i-miev/online/Service_Manual/2013/index_M1.htm Thanks for the link. Plenty of useful stuff in English. Unfortunately my Russian is non-existing. I wonder how much information is in the Russian section? A friend of mine thinks he may be able to get our discs to read, no...
by nuggetgalore
Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 04:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

You can tap into the fast charge relay and trigger it to close manually, which closes the fast charge contactor's and gives a direct connection to the pack from the chademo port. It might confuse the state of charge calculation if the EV ECU isn't active and monitoring current flows though. But I c...
by nuggetgalore
Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 04:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?

The new battery packs have LEV50N cells which require software updates to the BMU and then calibration with the CMU's. Nicely packaged on a CD but useless unless you have an MUT-III diagnostic tool and the applicable modules for I-Miev. A related question: I have two Car service Manuals discs MITSU...
by nuggetgalore
Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 04:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

I'd look at a boost unit to lift the voltage up to the required charging voltage for the on board battery as you already have that and it is the item you want to recharge in the long run anyway. The LG 360w panels are good but they are heavy. A 2.5 times voltage booster would give you roughly enoug...
by nuggetgalore
Sat, 01 Dec 2018, 05:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

I sent a PM a couple days ago, I wonder if you did not get it.
Cheers
by nuggetgalore
Sat, 01 Dec 2018, 05:09
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

Hi Doug,
\We are interested in the battery if it is still complete .
We are three Melbourne iMiEV owners who want to make sure both 2010 and 2012 iMiEvs will accept batteries from an other car.
The next step will be to replace the cells and do the same tests.
Is it still for sale?
regards
by nuggetgalore
Sat, 01 Dec 2018, 04:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 6273

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

Are there any balancing circuits with a dc-dc converters instead of resistors that transfers the energy to the other cells? Interesting question. Actually I would be interested in a step further, to divert the shunted power to a second device. It still would charge up the lower cells but not waste ...
by nuggetgalore
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 18:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

g4qber wrote:
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 17:16
134km Gom when travelling at 60-80kmh
Warm weather
Else 90km gom at 100kmh
1 year new batt from Mitsubishi
Almost 40k kms since November 2017
That's a lot of km in a year!
I guess your signature should read
"2011 i-MiEV - 158k kms Nov 2018" if you did 40k in the last 12 months.
by nuggetgalore
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 11:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

. In practice, we never exceed the battery range in either car for all our local driving and only use petrol on a longer trip out of town. Horses for courses. That is why I am still very happy with mine. The long trips we do are towing a small van anyway,so no chance of using an EV. But I am still ...
by nuggetgalore
Wed, 14 Nov 2018, 19:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

My 2012 iMiEV only ever did around 100km when new to us 5 years ago and now typically in the 90s. When you click the quote button you get the whole post quoted but then you can delete some of it as I did above. You just have to leave the beginning and ending bits between the square brackets alone. ...
by nuggetgalore
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 17:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the onboard computer to convince it to recognize a non-standard battery. Mitsubishi appears to have a good handle on VIN locking and there hasn't been any real progress on overcoming the obstacle... If drop-in replacement cells could be found, I do...
by nuggetgalore
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 17:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16645

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

My 2010 iMiEV has suffered a bit this last winter. Struggling to get more than 90 km. I'm waiting (hoping) for some smart chap to confirm in real life experience, that cell replacement is practical. If the 100 Ah cells fit, that would be a real bonus, if they degrade to half in a few years, it would...
by nuggetgalore
Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 19:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 6273

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

I haven't done anything further yet, other projects have taken priority. I hope to get back to it within a couple of months. Next step is to compile a list of the components. Once I have that I'll get a quote for board manufacture, and I'll be able to work out a price. Then we can order enough for ...