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by Fisher99
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Charging Cycles

I just talked to my buddy who I bought the i3 from. He replaced it with a Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Long Range. He confirmed that he can set the charge percentage to whatever he wants. Wish the i3 had that feature.
by Fisher99
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Charging Cycles

Do any of the current electric vehicle's take care of this automatically? Seems that the onboard charger/BMS should easily be able turn off charging at a preset percentage of charge.
by Fisher99
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Charging Cycles

Never thought about checking the estimated completion time on the dash. Actually, didn't even know that it showed that info, as I've never really paid attention to the dash when I plug in. But that does sound like a reasonably workable option.
by Fisher99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Charging Cycles

Interesting! Thanks for the explanation. 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. In the winter time, particularly, I plug it in whenever I'm at home, e...
by Fisher99
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Charging Cycles

Can someone enlighten me as to how charging cycles are counted? Is charging from 0% (yes, I know we never actually get to 0%) to 100% the same as charging from 50% to 100% twice (i.e, both equal to one charging cycle)? Or is 0-100 one charging cycle and 50-100 twice equal to 2 charging cycles? I ver...
by Fisher99
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test

An ICE also loses efficiency in cold weather due to things like warm ups before driving. Anytime the engine is running and the car isn't moving you're getting zero mpg... And yeah, if I'm by myself I tend to run the heat only enough to keep the windows defrosted/defogged. However, when my wife is al...
by Fisher99
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test

This is pretty consistent with my experience in this, my first winter with the i3. With temps in the 20's and low 30's I lost about 25% of my range. On days where I could pre-condition the battery before leaving the house things were a bit better, but I couldn't always do that due to a non-predictab...
by Fisher99
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Things I Dislike About My i3
Replies: 51
Views: 4741

Re: Things I Dislike About My i3

But why bother to even buy the i3 if the dash looks cheap? Why bother to buy if there are no rear door audio speakers? Why bother to buy if there are no power seats? Why bother to buy if there is no AutoPilot? Why why why?? It makes no sense to buy a car you know does not have the features you want...
by Fisher99
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: upgrade charging
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: upgrade charging

I had an unused 40 amp breaker in my garage but needed wiring extended to a different location in my garage. I had the electrician use wire rated for 50 amps for a bit of future-proofing. But my current EVSE (TurboCord) is only rated at 20 amps so he downgraded the 40 amp breaker to a 20 amp. When I...

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