|Just found that I had a misunderstanding about the cycle mode 6.|
The MaxChgTime* is not the variable that is used during the cycle mode 6 to stop the charge due to it running too long. That is the case for regular charging, but in mode 6, we use the MaintRunTme* variable that we have been setting at 540 minutes, so some of you have been having chargers stop prematurely do to exceeding this time. R3 is the code.
The fix is to simply put the same recommended 1400 minutes into the MaintRunTme* variable.
Finally got the charger datalogger ready, and have the videos up on my Mikes Video page. The chargers and dischargers are selling steadily, and at this point 12/08/2012 we can make 50 more.
Not sure what the plan will be to get another batch going, so if you want one, best get it now.
A charger in the hand is better than not getting one next year. I have so many projects that I am not getting to, that I am not keen on sucking all of my time building chargers next year. We price the chargers pretty low for what the materials cost us, so I doubt that we can get a job shop to build them for what we are doing it for, and I hate to raise the price?????????????????????
|Making a simple IMA bypass connector from an old pack relay board
The IMA battery can be completely removed from the car, and the car will still function, if the DC/Dc converter can have the HV input it requires.
The typical way to do this is to remove the whole connector/relay board from the pack, and use it to make tho... more
|2006 and up civic packs
many people have asked if the MaxIMA and other replacement sticks can be used in the later civic packs. The answer is maybe.
The sticks them self are actually 2 of the 6 cell sticks, but instead of the big screw connections that we see on the replacement s... more
|Recovery after the deep discharging.
We ran another two deep discharges, and saw that the process brought all the cells into balance, and now the flat discharge slope remained flat, until all the cells dropped out together. The pack behaved quite well in the car, with no codes or strange beha... more
|More deep discharging.
A long time MIMA user got T boned, and the car sat in the shop for a couple of weeks.
He had disconnected MIMA for the past year as His wife was driving the car, and did not want to deal with it.
The IMA was misbehaving and he had some codes and virtually ... more