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by Skyking6976
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!

Okay… I truly meant “THAT’S level 3” in a funny NOT electrical engineer way. I am well aware the station could provide 1,000 kW but the car could only take 50kW I believe. I was just wowed by how fast it charged, the huge wire cable you plug in versus my nightmare experience at HD and BMW on Monday....
by Skyking6976
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!

So…I went to an Electrify America charger before the charge got to low and OMG that was fast. Think I was high 30% charged and in 20 minutes or so I got just over 80%. By the time I went in the convenience store and got a sandwich there was only 6 minutes left to 80%…WOW. Maybe it’s just EA but I co...
by Skyking6976
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 3200+ Mile Trip in my 2017 i3 Rex
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

Re: 3200+ Mile Trip in my 2017 i3 Rex

I’ve seen several YouTube videos of nightmare trips in an i3 so it’s nice to hear of a trip with few issues. I happen to watch a video last night of a couple driving an i3 from I believe North Carolina to Orlando. So much for stereotypes of the southeast. This couple had no problems stopping at half...
by Skyking6976
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Boot Camp - For newbies (VIDEO)
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: i3 Boot Camp - For newbies (VIDEO)

Part 1 was excellent. Ready for Part 2…
by Skyking6976
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: “Idle” With A/C OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: “Idle” With A/C OK?

That’s interesting Arm. It was 88° yesterday and I thought to myself how well the AC was keeping the car cool at only the low fan setting on auto. Maybe it’s because the car is brand new. As a former lifelong Texan yeah…I’d be curious what August would be like in Houston driving an i3 but so far ver...
by Skyking6976
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!

Yes…because the BMW tech and I were having a problem clearing the “fault” and we would alternately swipe our cards to clear the fault. The CP rep on the phone “forced” the machine to dispense electricity and I guess when it did the tech’s card was the last one used so it was locked until the tech c...
by Skyking6976
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: “Idle” With A/C OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: “Idle” With A/C OK?

Yeah, if you think about it a little differently from a gas engine, the AC is doing nothing it wouldn't be doing if you were driving, and actually less, because there are lower cooling demands when the battery isn't under load. The system is doing the same thing when you climatize the cabin for dep...
by Skyking6976
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Virgin Charge Was a Nightmare!!!

Yes…because the BMW tech and I were having a problem clearing the “fault” and we would alternately swipe our cards to clear the fault. The CP rep on the phone “forced” the machine to dispense electricity and I guess when it did the tech’s card was the last one used so it was locked until the tech ca...
by Skyking6976
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: “Idle” With A/C OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: “Idle” With A/C OK?

Gotcha…
by Skyking6976
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: “Idle” With A/C OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

“Idle” With A/C OK?

I honestly had no clue what keyword to use searching for this ;) So the wife runs in the store, it’s still pretty warm outside so I sat there in “park” with the A/C on. And I waited… Battery drain was just a percent or two. I felt so guilty and wondered if that damages the car? Watched those cool “h...

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