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by Idleup
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charge Percentage
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

Re: Charge Percentage

Lithium cells still have upper and lower protection buffers at “absolute” full and low charge. Therefore, even if they were to reach this state, these buffers built into the cell to further protect it. It’s important to note, just because a pack is charged to 90-100% on occasion or even often, does ...
by Idleup
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charge Percentage
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

Re: Charge Percentage

Thanks for the reply however even at full charge there is sufficient high end buffer on the I-3 for regen when at full SOC. So everyone understands it does not damage the health of a lithium battery to charge it to 100% on occasion. I would highly suspect that BMW has a regen level at some point to ...
by Idleup
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charge Percentage
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

Re: Charge Percentage

I thought that I read somewhere about BMW software-limiting the top end of the battery pack for longevity reasons, where 100% full isn't really 100%? Am I confused and it was actually someone else doing it? When I leave home every morning with a full charge, regen seems to work fine at the stop sig...
by Idleup
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New Juice EV Charger
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

New Juice EV Charger

Check out the new Juice charge unit I was the first guy to order one last week should arrive Monday I'll put up some images on the install.

Mike

https://evcharging.enelx.com/store/residential

Image
by Idleup
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New member, charging question.
Replies: 17
Views: 6662

Re: New member, charging question.

Major mistake with BMW only allowing the owner to use 1200 watts to charge. with the larger packs it can take days to charge. While the 1200 watts was acceptable with the first pack - its deficient with the last two upgrades. Minimum for any EV 110 v charger should be at least 1500 watts or the same...
by Idleup
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Charging while driving
Replies: 5
Views: 4230

Re: Charging while driving

As you already know there is almost no benefit - just mount the panel for show and leave the wiring alone to prevent problems.

REgards
by Idleup
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: No heat on in BEV
Replies: 16
Views: 6285

Re: No heat on in BEV

It appears as if the I3 with an RX is lacking when it comes to cold weather use. GM uses a cold weather protocol for additional battery and cabin heat. It would seem logical the i3 RX could be activated during cold weather and the coolant used in a heat exchanger to heat the battery and cabin and sa...
by Idleup
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rubber trunk mat
Replies: 12
Views: 3687

Re: Rubber trunk mat

Mine mats are BMW rubber with a stich white cnter and blue outline. I would like to buy the matching rear and trunk mat any idea where I might find them.

Thanks Mike
by Idleup
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Alternative I3 Charging on Lithium RV System
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Alternative I3 Charging on Lithium RV System

Hello I3 Owners - Here's an image of my alternate charging method when I need to add a few miles to my i3’s pack when traveling off the power grid. I recently upgraded this RV from flooded batteries to a state of the art 8 kw Lithionics lithium power system capable of even running the roof top air f...
by Idleup
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW CEO - i3 Will Continue to Be Built
Replies: 8
Views: 1919

Re: BMW CEO - i3 Will Continue to Be Built

For all us owners - i hope this new guy at BMW is not just telling us all what we want to hear. BMW has a track record of not being honest, such as when they advertised the I8 would get 36 miles of range and we only got 12-18 miles. I think what will save the I3 is the fact people are now seriously ...

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