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by ExtensionCord
Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: LRR Tire Availability (besides OE Ecopia EP150)
Replies: 67
Views: 45250

Re: LRR Tire Availability (besides OE Ecopia EP150)

I got spanked in an impromptu drag race today by an older Acura. Not dangerous street racing or anything, just gunning it off the line trying to beat the other guy to the merge. It was a friendly mutual thing. I have had it though, no way I should have lost. The road was a little bumpy and my tires ...
by ExtensionCord
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: List your miles and MPGe
Replies: 155
Views: 97371

Re: List your miles and MPGe

More honest answer is mi/kWh, not MPGe. But when speaking with non EV folks, they better understand MPG, which they assume relate to how much they actually pay. So the honest answer to MPGe question when speaking with general public should be from my table, not EPA fantasy numbers. Among us EV folk...
by ExtensionCord
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Post-charging fan problem?
Replies: 37
Views: 22999

Re: Post-charging fan problem?

I have my car set up on delay charge to be ready at 7am. I usually leave around 8a. Sometimes I use 120v @ 8a, sometimes 240v @ 16a. I've never had the fan running when I've gone out to leave in the morning.
by ExtensionCord
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Let's talk tire pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 9827

Re: Let's talk tire pressure

About a week ago I bumped up my pressures from 35 to 40. I have noticed no significant differences. It seems to be slightly more efficient and squeal a bit less in hard turns, but it could be placebo.
by ExtensionCord
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Conditioning
Replies: 7
Views: 6326

Re: Battery Conditioning

I did notice over the weekend (temps were in the 90's) that my Spark was drawing 2kW when stopped at a light. I killed the AC and lights and it was still drawing 1kW. I assume this is the battery conditioning due to high temperatures.
by ExtensionCord
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: CA HOV sticker placement photos
Replies: 15
Views: 16461

Re: CA HOV sticker placement photos

got my stickers yesterday! Bought on 4/26, mailed in application when I got the plates. About a month and a half purchase to stickers. Here's my placement thinking. I fear the minor fender bender that requires replacing/repainting the bumper skin, so I put the side stickers on the quarter panel, and...
by ExtensionCord
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: List your miles and MPGe
Replies: 155
Views: 97371

Re: List your miles and MPGe

I clicked over 1000 miles today. I've got a lifetime MPGe in the app of 124MPGe. I reset the stats in the car when I picked it up, and now at 1000 miles it's showing an average of 4.8mi/kWh (208 Wh/mi). On any given drive it's pretty easy to keep it above 5.5mi/kWh if I want, but usually I'm not tha...
by ExtensionCord
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVSE 120 VAC Charging Efficiency
Replies: 58
Views: 30579

Re: EVSE 120 VAC Charging Efficiency

I will be sure to take advantage of that offer. We use a gas dryer at home but the laundry room is also wired for 240 VAC single phase. My plan would be to have the dryer wiring disconnected at the 30-amp power panel breaker and then use that breaker to wire up the L2. Hopefully, 30 amps is suffici...
by ExtensionCord
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Anyone use a home charger that is outdoors?
Replies: 11
Views: 9367

Re: Anyone use a home charger that is outdoors?

no issues with the rain. The connectors are designed with water i mind, and the EVSE's are GFCI protected. All is good.
by ExtensionCord
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Anyone use a home charger that is outdoors?
Replies: 11
Views: 9367

Re: Anyone use a home charger that is outdoors?

My 30a EVSE is in the garage, with a 25' cord that I run under the door. It's fine for my usual parking spot in the driveway. If I need to park further down the driveway (sometimes I do) I use the factory supplied 120v EVSE set on 8a plugged into a 50' long 10awg extension cord. No heat or voltage d...

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