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by gt6k
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Drivers door inhibit
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Drivers door inhibit

Why would you want to open the car door whilst it is moving and more to the point why would you want the car to do anything else other than stop damn quick if you did.
by gt6k
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery discharging while Stationary
Replies: 37
Views: 8204

Re: Battery discharging while Stationary

If the 12v battery is worn out then it might not hold charge long enough between switchons. It probably could be arranged to continuously top up but then a fading 12v might continuously pull charge and lose it running the risk of fully flattening the traction battery which is very damaging and costl...
by gt6k
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery discharging while Stationary
Replies: 37
Views: 8204

Re: Battery discharging while Stationary

The whole point of the 12v battery is to power all the systems that support the traction battery control so if the 12v is flat there is no way the car can get power from the traction battery. If it was recoverable by itself there would be no point in having the 12v battery.
by gt6k
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Set a maximum charge limit
Replies: 25
Views: 4060

Re: Set a maximum charge limit

Although I think the 80% charging is the EV equivalent of a fad diet I will suggest a way to achieve it as it is the OPs right to do what he wants with his car. The answer is that if you have a sufficiently smart charger such as the OHME one then you can set the charge level on that. It even allows ...

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