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by theothertom
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New to me 17' Rex questions
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: New to me 17' Rex questions

Fifty miles on a fully charged '17 is too low. Depending on temp, speed, wind, etc, should be at least 80-90. Look at the sticker on the driver's side door jamb to make sure of the date of manufacturer, or run the VIN on one of the web based VIN search tools. If it's really a '17, I recommend taking...
by theothertom
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: lightning bolt and i3
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: lightning bolt and i3

nashvegasr wrote:Kind of an interesting question. I have no idea of the answer... but now I want to know too !

Ie - what would happen if lightning struck an i3?

It's bad news if lightning strikes any car.....
by theothertom
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rear trunk panel removal
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Realoem.com might give you some clues.
by theothertom
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Please educate me on how "adaptive" regen works
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Please educate me on how "adaptive" regen works

Thanks Jim
Lots of technical papers out there
Here's one that's interesting:
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/0 ... 30812.html
by theothertom
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Please educate me on how "adaptive" regen works
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Please educate me on how "adaptive" regen works

jadnashuanh wrote:I think you'll find that on an ac induction motor, you can change the regen (the drag) by phase shifting the inputs.

That sounds intriguing. Can you go into more detail or link a website with more info?
by theothertom
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Please educate me on how "adaptive" regen works
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Please educate me on how "adaptive" regen works

Some EV's (Bolt, Leaf) have more than one regen mode whereby the amount of regen can be more or less aggressive. According to my limited understanding, regen is produced as the magnet in the electric motor (rotor) is turned by the wheel, and produces a force in opposite direction to the wheel turnin...
by theothertom
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: CCS stayed locked
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: CCS stayed locked

Just got the BMW i3-REx back after, "SAME ISSUE AS LAST VISIT." "CHARGING PORT FAULTY ON THE VEHICLE COMPLETED SHORT TEST ON THE VEHICLE AND FOUND NO FAULTS FOR DC FAST CHARGE. DROVE VEHICLE TO NEAREST DC FAST STATION AND FOUND IT COULD NOT COMM. WITH VEHICLE. FOUND A KNOWN GOOD I3 A...
by theothertom
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying new i3 / not available to order
Replies: 16
Views: 2876

Re: Buying new i3 / not available to order

I’ve got the car now. It was because of the factory switching to the 120ah cell that meant I couldn’t order. I did well not to take the offers the dealer gave 8in the interrim. The discount increased a lot if I took one when the 120 became available. I’m glad I got the car I wanted! Thanks for the ...
by theothertom
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Converting BMW 2002 to electric using i3 parts
Replies: 16
Views: 1395

Re: Converting BMW 2002 to electric using i3 parts

I hate to be a "negative Nancy" but that's a quite challenging project. As you probably know, a 2002 can be a collector car. You might want to restore the 2002, sell it, and buy a new i3. Just a thought.
by theothertom
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone reached 0% battery while the Rex was running.
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Has anyone reached 0% battery while the Rex was running.

Mine ran down to around 4% and the power dropped so that I could only go about 40 mph max. The Rex was able to charge it up to around 6% at which time full power returned.

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