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by jadnashuanh
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Level 2 Charging Approach
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Level 2 Charging Approach

Electrical code only allows you to use a max of 80% of the rated circuit with something like an EVSE, so on a 30A circuit, you could put a max of a 24A EVSE, which may limit your choices some. If you were going to share that circuit with your dryer, you may want to install a transfer switch so that ...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 43
Views: 18584

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

Fisher99 wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:17 am
Do you happen to know what software version made this change? And how to check which software version you have in your car?
No, I read it somewhere on the forum. You can probably get an answer from the Genius line or from your service manager. Someone may remember, and post it (again).
by jadnashuanh
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Coding REX in Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: Coding REX in Ohio

People talk about programming on BMWs, and that scares many people off. It can get messy, but BimmerCode is pretty simplistic...essentially, pick things off of a menu then tell it to program, wait, and it's done. It keeps a backup of the original, so you can revert back, if you change your mind. Go ...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: REx Distance
Replies: 11
Views: 4492

Re: REx Distance

You'll get several advance warnings if your SOC gets low prior to the system starting to shut down functions to try to preserve power. The time you'll notice you can't keep charging up a long grade will be as the SOC gets into the low single digits. On the flat, the vehicle can hold charge up to abo...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 43
Views: 18584

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

The AUX18L is an AGM battery, so not as likely to short out as a typical wet cell.
by jadnashuanh
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 43
Views: 18584

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

It used to be, if you wanted to trickle charge the battery, you had to pull the HV disconnect first. Supposedly, that changes, depending on what system software is in your vehicle. Because the vehicle disconnects the 12vdc sockets in the vehicle, you can't use them to maintain the battery...you have...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Strange BMW e-mail
Replies: 10
Views: 2554

Re: Strange BMW e-mail

My X5 45e has enough battery range for 95% of my driving needs, but should I need or want to go further, it can easily continue on for 300-extra miles, and go again with a 5-minute stop at a gas station. The X5 has their largest hybrid battery pack (bigger than the original i3's), and I've seen abou...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Unplugging EVSE When Not In Use:
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

Re: Unplugging EVSE When Not In Use:

MOst items fail upon power application, so you have to decide if the low wattage draw is worth the risk of the EVSE failing when you turn it on. Now, always being on also exposes the electronics (admittedly small in an EVSE) to spikes and noise on the power line that I use a whole-house surge suppre...
by jadnashuanh
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Road Trip Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 3741

Re: Road Trip Experience

The REx is nearly $4K more than the BEV version. Not sure about the resale value when it comes time to sell, but assuming you take out a loan, and how long, that price will be higher (and, if you take it out of savings, a potential loss of investment income on it). That could pay the rental for a bu...
by jadnashuanh
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure
Replies: 17
Views: 3999

Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Glad to hear you sorted it out in the end. The ISTA+ that you refer to..... is this the same as Bimmer code or Biimmer link. No, they are very different. With ISTA+, you have essentially complete control of the software in any module and not understanding what you're doing, you can really mess thin...

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