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by eNate
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tou calculation help.
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Tou calculation help.

That assumes though that charging is done consistently every day, versus every few days as needed. Or that a Monday household usage looks the same as a Saturday.

My usage is much more spikey so higher tiers tended to hit me on certain days but not most days.
by eNate
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Visual differences between 33kw & 42kw i3
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Visual differences between 33kw & 42kw i3

Checking the VIN is the only reliable method I know. The only visual telltale I know is the 2018 facelift, and as you're finding, that's not enough to tell the difference. I had a similar experience when searching for my 2017. A majority of ads listed the wrong battery size, so I relied on plugging ...
by eNate
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tou calculation help.
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Tou calculation help.

It seems to me that you've got it mostly figured out. You need to present what the daily electricity consumption looks like. Does your utility provide you a hourly breakdown so that you can form an idea of what you're using and at what time? Do you charge your car daily and can you keep it under the...
by eNate
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps
Replies: 27
Views: 5549

Re: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps

<span>I'm not surprised that a 16A <a href="http://www.myelectriccarforums.com/electric-vehicle-charger/" class="interlinkr" target="_blank">EVSE<span class="tip">Compare EVSE equipment</span></a> makes a big difference. A car draws a couple of amps of a parasitic load to service its internal circu...
by eNate
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Say Address Help requested
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Say Address Help requested

I'm curious where you're located? I'll have to try saying "zip code." It would be an interesting navigation experiment — the average US zip code is a 10 mile wide blob, and the largest is the size of a small state. I recall being frustrated once trying to navigate just to "Main Street" in a small to...
by eNate
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps
Replies: 27
Views: 5549

Re: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps

It's seems like a belt-and-suspenders approach, but I can understand arguments for and against. As for Clipper Creek, I received a reply from my contact this morning : "This is a very good question, the answer is that the HCS-50 will try to supply the 48 Amps if the car goes haywire but the breaker ...
by eNate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps
Replies: 27
Views: 5549

Re: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps

I'm betting that's a feature of the Open EV, and I can't argue against including it, although it is one more thing to malfunction and prevent charging. I was nosing around inside a Clipper Creek 40A unit I have and the input and output wires are directly connected at a contactor with no apparent mea...
by eNate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Mazda's Answer to the i3?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Mazda's Answer to the i3?

Jalopnik published a drive report of the Japan-market Mazda MX-30. I sounds as if it's destined for the US later this year, or at least for California. Linkey >> https://jalopnik.com/mazdas-funky-mx-30-ev-is-high-style-high-price-low-ra-1847003108 It's seems short sighted that this late in the game,...
by eNate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps
Replies: 27
Views: 5549

Re: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps

The EVSE only limits current to what it is set to or limited to, once it confirms that it is plugged into the EV, power can be turned on and the EV can start a charging session. I would only point out that the EVSE has no internal means to LIMIT current. It's a safety pass-thru, and communicates to...
by eNate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Early charging termination.
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Early charging termination.

Oops, sorry, I forgot there's an L2 option. (I have my L1 Reduced Charging option set to a hot key.) Your plan sounds good -- try that alternate L2 for sure. About the breaker, if you're doing it right and shutting off the power, then you don't have to worry because there'll be no electricity to pla...

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