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by NORTON
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging while driving
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Charging while driving

Not sure what your question is.... You want to add power to the battery pack while using power from the battery pack while driving? Where would this power come from? Early on some dude here was posting pictures of a small gas generator in the hatch area of the Spark EV. Even if you don't mind the sm...
by NORTON
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: LED Headlight Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: LED Headlight Modification

Beam tech H13. Perfect beam and you don't lose your high beam. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B073ZDLKT9?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_image How can you say 'perfect beam' without some comparing photos? You can do this in 10 minutes of swapping bulbs without moving the car. I can't see how those lar...
by NORTON
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires

OK, here's a confession: I'm cheap. :lol: I bought really cheap front tires for my Spark EV on amazon for <$50 ea. , delivered to a Sears Tire Center near me and they installed the pair for $30. LIONHART LH-501 all_ Season Radial Tire-185/55R15 82V (yes chinese, and hopefully a real DOT rating, this...
by NORTON
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charge Cycle won't end
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Charge Cycle won't end

Not normal. It is probably the BMS trying to balance the cells. TMS uses more power than that and you'd hear the fans, circulating pump and AC running, (if it's needs to cool and not heat as it would in the winter). If it continues, I'd say there is a problem. Give it a few days... But then,,, good ...
by NORTON
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging 101
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Charging 101

I charge daily through the week to 100%. It stays there for ~4 hrs or less, then I drive home and it sits overnight at ~ 60-70%. On the weekends I only plug in if I have a busy day planned. My battery degradation has been minimal. I posted about this in some current thread. I wouldn't worry about or...
by NORTON
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How to lower kwh
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: How to lower kwh

....The mechanical brakes will engage as soon as you press the brake pedal far enough and regen is no longer producing enough speed reduction, not based on a regen level. The reason for that is because regen level depend on how much momentum the car has, and you would only reach 60kW regen if you h...
by NORTON
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How to lower kwh
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: How to lower kwh

- use 'L' mode (more aggresive regeneration). - let the REGENERATION slow down the vehicle, instead of the brake pads. Again, the Spark EV has Blended Brakes and you can get all the regen available up to the max with just the Brake Pedal, driving normal style. Watch the power meter. Use the Brake P...
by NORTON
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos of the Chevy Spark EV
Topic: Long and Short
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Long and Short

,, I love the sleeper aspect of the Spark EV and the lack of unwanted attention that goes along with it. Nobody bothers me. +1 on the stealthiness of the Spark EV. What's up with all the Tesla haters and attacks? What's fuelling these actions lately? Who's beating this drum? Has Faux Gnews been spr...
by NORTON
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How to lower kwh
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: How to lower kwh

... I haven't even gone far out, but it looks like I'm using 11 Kwh..... [/quote] You didn't say how many miles used 11kWh. At shutdown you get a trip pop up for that individual trip ( displayed in Mi/kWh ) and you can reset the actual trip meter to measure a full battery of trips. Also the Leaf but...
by NORTON
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 26
Views: 1595

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Not knowing diddly about DCFC manufacturer brands, (I only have 50kW Efacec's in my area and they work),
if the chargers work on some EV's and not others,,,

It's not the hardware. It's the software.

Get the nerds to fix it. :D

That's why they make the mediocre bucks ! :?

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