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by MKH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: BMW i3 Carbon Fiber Tablet/Phone Holder
Replies: 9
Views: 4228

Re: BMW i3 Carbon Fiber Tablet/Phone Holder

Proclip makes an excellent mounting base for i3 Yes, they do!, I ordered one and it just arrived today. Clips into the dash perfectly - very nice solid mount. I ordered the ProClip i3 base only. I re-used a Nite-Ize Steelie magnetic mount from my previous car, attaching it to the ProClip base to ho...
by MKH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New i3 owner from TX
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: New i3 owner from TX

Asked a friend, who is an electrical engineer (designs solid state chips and circuitry for high-end video cards) what he though stand-by power draw would be on my EVSE. He said with a pic of the circuitry "innards" he could do a calculated guess - but he also said something interesting. Th...
by MKH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Is the maintenance plan worth $600?
Replies: 10
Views: 3764

Re: Is the maintenance plan worth $600?

$600 is a lot to pay for an oil and filter change once a year and some wipers. For service, you are looking at one oil change a year + the standard vehicle check list they do at that time, and one brake flush every two years + the standard vehicle check list they do then too. Figure $150 for the oi...
by MKH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New i3 owner from TX
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: New i3 owner from TX

I bought the 60 A JuiceBox kit


Yeah, those are long-gone. eMotorworks has gone main-stream, and with maybe a few growing pains.

Now to get open source kits, you would need to go to Open EVSE

https://www.openevse.com/
by MKH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New i3 owner from TX
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: New i3 owner from TX

Hi Alohart: Thanks, good info. Yeah, JuiceBox was one of the three top contenders I was considering, Clipper Creek being the other. If eMotorworks still made the classic model, without the wifi and voice control, which I don't need or want, and adds to the cost, I might have been tempted - but 6% tr...
by MKH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New i3 owner from TX
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: New i3 owner from TX

I looked at several, including Juice Box, but was a little leery of the raft of negative reviews on Amazon. Was looking for US made with adjustable amp settings in the hardware, not the (sometimes flaky) software - as I have only a 100 amp panel, which will take another 30 amp double-pole 220 breake...
by MKH
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2018 i3 Recall
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Re: 2018 i3 Recall

VAShel - the reason they want your car in the service department for an hour, is so they can charge BMW for an hour's worth of service, as part of processing the recall on the turbocoard. If they just let you exchange the turbocord, all they can have BMW pay for is the new turbocord.
by MKH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: BMW i3 Carbon Fiber Tablet/Phone Holder
Replies: 9
Views: 4228

Re: BMW i3 Carbon Fiber Tablet/Phone Holder

Other options: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4ZF4NS/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B4ZF4NS&linkCode=as2&tag=bestprodtag157423-20 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F0IQTE8/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creat...
by MKH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! mY 2016 rex gas range never goes over 50
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Help! mY 2016 rex gas range never goes over 50

If your building has two charge spots, are they always the same cars, all day, or do they switch out? Option would be trying to get to know who is charging, Leave nice notes on windshield, and ask to coordinate swapping out cars via texts, etc. Or try coming early and see if you can beat them in (or...
by MKH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! mY 2016 rex gas range never goes over 50
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Help! mY 2016 rex gas range never goes over 50

Colder weather definitely impacts range - the car is using some of its charge to warm the batteries to optimal operating temperature. Your commute is pushing your range beyond the car's electric range, Any chance of plugging the car in at work? Even plugging in to a standard 110 outlet during the da...

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