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by Gif
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charger tripping
Replies: 30
Views: 12296

Re: Charger tripping

No, that was my thinking too. Have I read somewhere that the i3 will take 7.4kws? That's what the stated output of the BMW Wallbox is so I am assuming that's designed for the car's Type 2 max output setting. Standard UK equipment setup is for a power supply delivering 220-240vac giving an average of...
by Gif
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charger tripping
Replies: 30
Views: 12296

Re: Charger tripping

So by way of update, I've had the car set at "Reduced" now for a while and no sign of the CB tripping. This suggests to me that the CB at 32amps is just too close to the continuous rate that the car and charger are pulling on "Max". If it was something breaking down in the circuitry, I'd expect an R...
by Gif
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charger tripping
Replies: 30
Views: 12296

Re: Charger tripping

Okay, my Rolec has started doing the same now after 6 months use. Seems there is a pattern emerging here! Randomly and not all the time, the charger trips the circuit breaker on the consumer board whilst charging. It's not when it switches on but mid charge so it's not surge. All wiring / connection...
by Gif
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: 150 mile commute, is the i3 REX up to it?
Replies: 11
Views: 7176

Re: 150 mile commute, is the i3 REX up to it?

I drive a 94ah Rex so can't offer a definitive range figure for the 60ah but I'd say based on mine, you'll be struggling with that especially if you're going to drive at the speed limit (or over) and with lights, heat or a/c, wipers etc. In cold weather extremely unlikely without stopping for fuel. ...
by Gif
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 i3 BEV 94 ah range question
Replies: 7
Views: 4462

Re: 2017 i3 BEV 94 ah range question

Given that the Rex is generally less efficient (it carries the Rex and fuel around and has no heat pump option) then Rex range is just as good an indicator. I have a 44 mile commute daily with no workplace charging. No issues at all doing this and neither would a 60 mile commute even in comfort (whi...
by Gif
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Frunk Light
Replies: 2
Views: 8787

Re: Frunk Light

BWBMW wrote:It senses light so it does not operate during the day
If it's shut in the frunk in the dark how does it sense light during the day?

Or am I being thick here?
by Gif
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2018 BMW i3 Facelift Spied
Replies: 6
Views: 4270

Re: 2018 BMW i3 Facelift Spied

I had to do a 250 mile trip to London and back yesterday. First time really that I have had to well exceed the battery range. I drove at 70mph for 100 miles where I normally stop for a break anyway. By the time I had grabbed some grub, a coffee and been to the loo, the Ecotricity pump had finished i...
by Gif
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 94ah range at highway speed
Replies: 18
Views: 25105

Re: i3 94ah range at highway speed

So I had a long trip to do today and thought I would give it a test run for you. It's been really foggy so I was on cruise at between 52-55mph all the way and just let it run on EV. Comfort with lights on all the way and it was between 10-12c ambient temperature. I had to charge on a public charger ...
by Gif
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: The dreaded windshield rock chip/ crack
Replies: 20
Views: 8374

Re: The dreaded windshield rock chip/ crack

Agreed, sorry I forgot that bit. The point described to me was that the pressure exerted from above still had the ability to increase the crack. As regards laminate versus tempered, I've had three screens go on BMWs recently (I don't know, I've not had a screen go in 35 years of driving then three g...
by Gif
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: The dreaded windshield rock chip/ crack
Replies: 20
Views: 8374

Re: The dreaded windshield rock chip/ crack

The process I've seen them use is to place a suitably sized short section of pipe on the glass to contain the resin over the crack. A small mechanical screw press is then attached to the windscreen with suction clamps. Resin is inserted into the pipe and the press is used to pressurise the resin thi...

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