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by alohart
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds

Given the big drop of the Rex fuel economy from 39 Mpeg ( 2014) to 31 Mpeg (2019), it looks like the 40Kg is making a huge difference. I believe the maximum RPM of the REx engine was increased between 2014 and 2019 to increase its output power and thus the REx generator output. Running at a higher ...
by alohart
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds

2nd, technically , you motioned 2019 model. The motor was really designed for the 22KWH battery max type of draw with the lighter weight of 22KWH. So unlike other EV'S, you have a situation where you have, over the years , a lot more capable and heavier battery , but the motor is the bottleneck Reg...
by alohart
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds

There is no loss of power unless your battery is very low. Not necessarily true. You can go up any hill an ICE can go up at normal speeds... you can accelerate with no loss of power. True if "normal speeds" don't include the top speed. Not sure where you got this idea. Maybe from these entries in t...
by alohart
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Charging Cycles

I know for certain Kia does with the eNiro. I don't recall if it's preset to 80%, or if it's user adjustable, but 80% is a commonly discussed stop point. Early Leafs had this capability as well. Not sure about current Leafs. I've read references to Tesla requiring the user to select a setting for c...
by alohart
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Charging Cycles

There are times that I think I should be limiting charge to 80% but since I have no automatic way to do that and I'm too lazy to monitor it manually, I just plug it in and forget about it. If I set an alarm on my iPhone for 1 hour before the estimated fully charged time displayed on our 2014 BEV's ...
by alohart
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Leaking windshield washer fluid reservoir
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Leaking windshield washer fluid reservoir

In that photo you shared, do you think that black line could be an O-ring where the neck connects with the reservoir? This is a photo of my leaking windshield washer fluid reservoir filler tube. Note that the black line isn't straight like that in the photo of a random reservoir that I posted earli...
by alohart
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on cutting off 100% to account for lost capacity?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Thoughts on cutting off 100% to account for lost capacity?

Art, in your scenario with a true 100% displayed at delivery, would that 100% always be 100%, or would the max decrease with degradation? That's a theoretical question I suppose -- the battery never gets to true 100%. Apparently, ISTA+ can display the current charge level as well as the lower and u...
by alohart
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...

Definitely the best i3 rear bumper protector I've seen. About 3 years ago when I ask Rearguard about a U.S. distributor, I was given the name of a Pennsylvania company that never responded to my inquiries. As a result, I bought an inexpensive 41" flexible silicone polymer universal fit protector on ...
by alohart
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on cutting off 100% to account for lost capacity?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Thoughts on cutting off 100% to account for lost capacity?

I would prefer a battery pack charge level gauge in which 0% was actually fully discharged and 100% was the actual full charge, neither of which is allowed by the BMS. Two other limits on this gauge would be the lowest (e.g., 9%) and highest (e.g., 95%) charge levels allowed by the BMS. Apparently, ...
by alohart
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Parallel HV Battery for added range.
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Parallel HV Battery for added range.

Joff wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Let me know if the link works please!
Photos are viewable, thanks!

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