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by scrambler
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Advice on buying a used 2015 Spark Ev
Replies: 8
Views: 6974

Re: Advice on buying a used 2015 Spark Ev

Apart from regular inspection of the car condition, you can get a rough estimate of the current battery usable capacity by driving the car until it has more than 50% of the battery used, then taking note of the Battery percentage used and kWh used in the energy screen (press the leaf button on the d...
by scrambler
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Roof rack to spare?
Replies: 0
Views: 1808

Roof rack to spare?

Does anyone have roof rack (bars) for the Spark EV they would like to sell?

I could use a pair, but really don't want to put $400 in that...

Thanks
by scrambler
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Spark does not start this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Re: Spark does not start this morning

The battery would not charge, so it was clearly dead.

Went ahead and replaced it, car is working fine, and the error is gone.

I assume if the charging system was actually defective, the error would still be there, unless the error is purely based on the actual charge of the 12 volt battery.
by scrambler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Spark does not start this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Re: Spark does not start this morning

OK, so the 12 volt battery was discharged (explains the weird behavior). Now on to figuring out if the battery has gone bad, or if the 12 V charging system is bad (or both)

Charging the battery to see if it holds the charge and if the car starts with it charged...
by scrambler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Spark does not start this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Spark does not start this morning

OK, SO bad day for a dead car... I start the spark this morning fully charged, but when I shift to move nothing happens. Try to turn it off, and it keeps reinitializing and restarting. I eventually can get it to shutdown by powering off a second time The service light soon (car with exclamation mark...
by scrambler
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: New-to-me 2015 Spark EV owner questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

Re: New-to-me 2015 Spark EV owner questions

First read whole thread below that will answer most of your questions. http://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4994 Once you did that, 4.5 miles per kWh and 73 miles range corresponds to a battery capacity of 73/4.5 = 16.2 kWh; 4.2 miles and 73 range to 17.3 kWh. I live in North Cali...
by scrambler
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Connecting an inverter for emergency power
Replies: 23
Views: 13794

Re: Connecting an inverter for emergency power

The principle has been used a lot, apparently without any issues on the Volt Gen 1 and Gen 2. I think I read that the DC DC converter (APM) that recharges the battery can supply 175Amp at 13.5-14.5 volts. I also remember reading that the Volt Gen1 could support providing 1500W, but the Gen 2 was a l...
by scrambler
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Connecting an inverter for emergency power
Replies: 23
Views: 13794

Re: Connecting an inverter for emergency power

Forget all that I had looked at this too quickly and got the impression the screws available on the battery connectors were tiny, but they should actually be big enough for the Cables I plan to use. http://www.roughcountry.com/quick-disconnect-winch-power-cable-rs107.html And 100Amp breaker for the ...
by scrambler
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Connecting an inverter for emergency power
Replies: 23
Views: 13794

Re: Connecting an inverter for emergency power

I already have a pas powered generator for two sump pumps in my yard, so this is just clean power for house electronics. We use to only have outages once or twice a year during big storms, but they lasted from 1/2 days to 3 days. An we had 3 outages during a few hours now in the last two weeks... St...

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