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by jadnashuanh
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Panic braking
Replies: 23
Views: 9141

Re: Panic braking

Replying to old post but so far, I haven't seen "even though the i3 stops really well, what happens to the car behind it??" - *Smashhh is the experience I got... I've had two accidents where I stopped and the person behind me didn't...both were in slippery winter conditions. Too many people do not ...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Question on Installing Level 2 Charger @Home
Replies: 34
Views: 795

Re: Question on Installing Level 2 Charger @Home

The cost of wiring (the materials and labor) can be a significant part of the cost to install an EVSE. Newer EVs will tend to have bigger batteries. So, IMHO, at least putting in the infrastructure for a larger unit, even if you buy a smaller one to plug or wire in, is prudent. What works well today...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to find key fob pairing instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Trying to find key fob pairing instructions

I bought the remote from the BMW dealership...so, that might make a difference...don't know. I had lost one, so would have needed to have a key cut, but still might have been cheaper buying elsewhere...it was just easier.
by jadnashuanh
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I Officially Hate Deer
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: I Officially Hate Deer

I've come close a few times, and once, on White Sands Missile Range, had a close call with an Orix! Now, one of those will ruin your day! In upstate NY (apple orchard country), one night, something caught my eye, so I slowed, then stopped. In the next 10-seconds, 14 deer crossed the road in front of...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to find key fob pairing instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Trying to find key fob pairing instructions

I lost one, and to pair the replacement, it was simple. - open the vehicle with the one working FOB. - take that one out of range of the vehicle - take the new one and put it up against the marked point on the steering column and hit the start button and you're done. This was a few years ago, but it...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: communication with BMS
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: communication with BMS

Back near the release of the i3, BMW showed a prototype i3 battery installed as a home battery backup device. I don't know if they ever actually marketed it anywhere, but they have also done some demonstration utility battery backup systems using those battery packs. You probably won't get anything ...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Question on Installing Level 2 Charger @Home
Replies: 34
Views: 795

Re: Question on Installing Level 2 Charger @Home

FWIW, I've seen my i3 (a 2014 BEV) pulling over 20A at the point where it's warming the batteries and the cabin at the same time. So, if you want to leave with a full battery and want to precondition and warm the batteries, you may not achieve that with something less for an EVSE. That 20A isn't con...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 volt Battery Warning
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: 12 volt Battery Warning

Lead acid batteries, even AGM ones, can be damaged if they're discharged and sit too long at that state. AN AGM one can handle it better, but at low temperatures, a discharged AGM or plain lead acid battery can actually freeze and split its case. So, yes, setting the vehicle into ready state should ...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: GOM range from 66 to 71 mi
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: GOM range from 66 to 71 mi

The vehicle tells the CCS (or EVSE) when to stop charging, so I don't think you can blame the CCS unit (all it has to do is break the interlock signal). FWIW, 99% isn't full, and once it gets near full, the charging rate can slow down considerably and trickle in those last few watts, which is often ...
by jadnashuanh
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solid State Battery Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Solid State Battery Progress

Depending on the MY, you may have up to 38Hp available when your battery is essentially 'empty' (but BMW won't let that happen). The EV motor is 170Hp...you will not have full capabilities when running only on the REx. Will the vehicle go? Yes. On the level, as long as it can overcome drag, yes...tr...

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