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by gps1539
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

I have the app and it is pretty much what you see in the video. Maybe useful for checking status once in a while.
by gps1539
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector

The 3 pin dryer plug 10-30P has no ground, just a neutral and they are no longer used in new houses as there is a 'small' risk of shock. Code is now 4 pin dryer sockets (Nema 14-30P). However most US houses (including mine), still use the 3 pin 10-30 sockets, which is what I created my cable for.
by gps1539
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector

If I understand you correctly, you built a cable like this, right? https://www.amazon.com/10-30P-T-Blade-adapter-3-Prong-Adapter/dp/B081NNSFZS I guess that the ground wire of the 6-20R is wired directly to the neutral pin of the 10-30P? Do you have a picture of your adapter? Yes, very similar but a...
by gps1539
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector

Thought I'd post the following in case others are interested. At home (California, US) I wired up a NEMA 6-20 outlet and use a 16 Amp Dostar for charging at home. However when we travel to family and charge at 110v we commonly needed the REX to fire up to get home. My brother in law is kind enough f...
by gps1539
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: 1st long trip in our 2015 i3 REX : Bay Area to Tahoe
Replies: 1
Views: 590

1st long trip in our 2015 i3 REX : Bay Area to Tahoe

We've owned a 2015 i3 REX for ~2 years and mostly driven to work/shops and to family who are <50 miles away. This week we headed to Tahoe from Los Gatos CA, which is ~ 230 Miles and a 6000' climb away, our 1st long trip. After a bit of planning with plugshare and 'Drive the Arc' on where to charge, ...
by gps1539
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!
Replies: 2
Views: 1839

Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!

I just watched this on Transport Evolved's youtube channel and wonder if anyone has seen mice or rats in/on your i3 and if so where to look for them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uChfezFhL2w&t=325s
by gps1539
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Pondering the notion of using an i3 as the basis of a home hydroelectric power setup. Why is this a bad idea...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Pondering the notion of using an i3 as the basis of a home hydroelectric power setup. Why is this a bad idea...?

Power via water wheels is a great, 100+ year old idea (birth of the industrial revolution). :-)
However, not sure if connecting your i3 is the best way to harness the the energy
by gps1539
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Uneventful 110 mile drive today on 90% charge...
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Uneventful 110 mile drive today on 90% charge...

Thanks for sharing.
Reminds me of when my wife asks, how was your flight? "uneventful"is far better than "I thought we were going to crash" :-)
by gps1539
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Can not send messages to my i3
Replies: 9
Views: 2395

Re: Can not send messages to my i3

@jfran2, thanks for evangelizing, that did indeed fix the issue for me.

I found a nice photo of the fuse location here.
https://preview.redd.it/w3cdhn09w8a41.j ... a681e829c0
by gps1539
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Any good independent mechanics that work on i3s in the Bay Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Any good independent mechanics that work on i3s in the Bay Area?

@fbt12, many thanks. My inlaws are up in Oakland so I may well check them out.

ps. My 1st ever car was a 70's Mini, awesome they still live on.

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