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by Busfolder
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Range and warm weather
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Range and warm weather

Interesting discussion, re. UK chargers, a significant proportion of the rapid network are unserviceable at any time- I always have a 'plan B' for long trips. But last Saturday 2 of 3 rapids were u/s and the 3rd was busy, so I had to REX for 20 miles. Based on my experience, I'm not currently recomm...
by Busfolder
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Converter Plug
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Converter Plug

You're right Art, sorry for my mistake!

I now recall reading that Mode 1 charging isn't used by the i3.

Nevertheless, there are still some simple public chargers here in the UK which need no payment. Let's see how long this continues!

Chris
by Busfolder
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Converter Plug
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Converter Plug

My take on this is: Any i3 can charge from any 120V to 240V AC outlet, using a simple 'dumb' cable with suitable connectors. This is borne out by a public charger I use in Didcot (Oxfordshire) Although on the Pod-Point network, it simply supplies 230V at up to 32A single-phase, with no app, card, or...
by Busfolder
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Converter Plug
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Converter Plug

According to the BMW University text 'Charging the High-voltage Battery' "The input voltage, which can be processed by the electrical machine electronics, may be in the following range: 100V to 240V, 50Hz or 60Hz" So you can use an adapter plug, and will get faster charging with 240V (for the same c...
by Busfolder
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Audio/nav system re-starts
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Audio/nav system re-starts

Not sure if this relates to my recent software update, but today the REX started its Maintenance Run with the battery at 78.5%

Previously, it's always waited until the 75% threshold. Possibly started early because I'd set the navigation for a short 25 minute trip...

Chris
by Busfolder
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Audio/nav system re-starts
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Audio/nav system re-starts

Problem improved- I found a specific software update at BMW.com (after entering my VIN number)

Easily applied using a USB stick.

Shutdowns are still occurring, but much less frequently than before.
So I'll leave it as is, unless it gets worse, mustn't expect perfection from a free fix...

Chris
by Busfolder
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Pedestrian warning Noise , in reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 7758

Re: Pedestrian warning Noise , in reverse

A couple of years ago I asked my BMW I dealer if the e-drive warning sound could be retro-fitted to my 2016 i3 REX. He said it couldn't be done... Of course, if it becomes obligatory, I'd expect this to change! In the meantime, I just take extra care when driving at low speed when people are nearby,...
by Busfolder
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Audio/nav system re-starts
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Audio/nav system re-starts

Thanks to everyone, especially malspa!

I'll contact my supplying dealer and see if I can get my car's software updated (though it's currently behaving normally...)

Chris
by Busfolder
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Audio/nav system re-starts
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Audio/nav system re-starts

During a 180 mile round trip today my 3 year old 94Ah i3 REX suffered several spontaneous re-starts of its audio/nav system. These started after being parked for about 5 hr. with the main battery at 33% and not charging. Following rapid charging to 95%, a few more re-starts occurred, but with less f...
by Busfolder
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Ext. Temp. Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

Re: Ext. Temp. Display?

There's more:

Go into the 'Settings' menu,
select 'Instrument cluster'
then you can choose which
parameters to display as
you scroll through.

However I still struggle to master
the two data sets found in the
"Onboard info" and the "Trip computer" and their various
Reset options...

Chris

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