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by thrifty3
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Charging time household plug
Replies: 24
Views: 7733

Re: Charging time household plug

Our 17 Rex takes 4.5 hours to charge on a dedicated 240V circuit(which was wired with really thick gauge cable and paired with a 50 Amp breaker) here in the US. The voltage on it fluctuates between 225 and 255V. Our i3 maxes out around 31 Amps due to its internal charging limit set by BMW. The math ...
by thrifty3
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum
Replies: 264
Views: 239864

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Greetings! I've been poking around forums and Facebook groups for nearly 2 full years now and about 13 months ago pulled the trigger on a super low mileage 2017 Rex with HK, driver/tech packages, park assist and 20 inch sport wheels. No regrets about the purchase. The wife and I share the driving fu...
by thrifty3
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Retrofits Questions (a lot)
Replies: 13
Views: 7111

Re: Retrofits Questions (a lot)

On the topic of adding Carplay there are 2 ways to go about the task. One is upgrading all the OEM electronics to the tune of $2k plus additional activation fees n such either through BMW or Bimmertech. The other is the piggyback MMI unit that plugs between the stock electronics of the BMW NBT (2014...
by thrifty3
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Build electric tailgate
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Re: Build electric tailgate

I've been poking around and have not seen anyone tackle this as an aftermarket option yet. I don't need the foot activation. Would be just happy to have a power lift gate that goes up when I pop the hatch open with the remote or with the interior button. Tesla Model 3 didn't have one from factory, b...
by thrifty3
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How often do you charge?
Replies: 12
Views: 4411

Re: How often do you charge?

If I am at home, the i3 is always plugged in, either charging or waiting for "time of use" period to start charging. Our electricity provider has the least expensive rate between midnight and 3pm, so the charging is limited to that time. I use roughly 30% of the capacity of our 2017 Rex on my daily ...

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