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by gt1
Wed May 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 28
Views: 889

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

Yes, same here. I asked in case I missed something. It is very disappointing, Kappa Max was the monst useful parameter for monitoring the battery data. After all the effort to get it running, I only got about month worth of data.
by gt1
Tue May 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 28
Views: 889

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

I also noticed that user gt1 had problems with his/her automated system from late March thru mid-April. I suspect that s/he was probably using Home Assistant or OpenHAB. BMW USA server had either intentionally or accidentally blocked oauth access from these systems for that period. I had the same i...
by gt1
Sun May 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: The spam here is insane!
Replies: 25
Views: 1343

Re: The spam here is insane!

1) Throttle posts to one per minute per user, if the forum software allows. Makes cleanup easier when they can only post 60 messages in an hour. The latest spam wave posts ones in two minutes... Excellent advise otherwise. This is a low volume forum, new user premoderation would be the most effecti...
by gt1
Tue May 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 28
Views: 889

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

I use an automatic system to pull the data from BMW. The server went offline on 3/26. It came back up on 4/16, but the Kappa.Max is gone from the data set. Users in other parts of the world still get it.
by gt1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BEV vs REX
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: BEV vs REX

I went from REX to BEV, and one thing I realized only after the purchase was that the battery and related parts warranty for the BEV in CARB states is shorter. CARB requires 10y 150k miles warranty for PHEVs, but not for BEVs. I still think that the BEV is a better choice. i3 is a city car, not well...
by gt1
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Benchmarks: 2014 BMW i3-REx and Standard Range Plus Model 3
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Benchmarks: 2014 BMW i3-REx and Standard Range Plus Model 3

Hmm, quick googling found this:
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Your M3 is way slower than advertised.
by gt1
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Management of Battery Life
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Re: Management of Battery Life

jadnashuanh wrote:If you believe the e-book on the i3, he says that the wear on the battery to charge it from 0-100% is the same as charging it 10x from 90-100%.
He is probably right, but would it be the the same for 10 charges from 40 to 50%?
by gt1
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Management of Battery Life
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Re: Management of Battery Life

I try not charge above 85% or so. Usually I set the EVSE timer to 2 hours and it does the trick. (I have a 94AH model). My only concern with this strategy is that it might interfere with the automatic cell balancing.
by gt1
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How I keep track of how much it cost to charge.
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: How I keep track of how much it cost to charge.

I would also caution against running a high current load through a cheap Chinese smartplug.
The car maintains a long term power efficiency number, which is in my experience is fairly accurate. You can easily calculate your costs from it.
BTW, charging on L1 is less efficient compared to L2.
by gt1
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How important is Drive/Park Assist?
Replies: 7
Views: 1366

Re: How important is Drive/Park Assist?

IIRC you can't get the back up camera without the park assistant on the older years. I had the park assistant on a 2015 I leased and never used it because it was known to curb the rims. i3 is incredibly easy to park thanks to the tight turn radius and short overhangs. I doubt the system will present...

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