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by Rwbill
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: New Recall - 3G modem?
Replies: 104
Views: 46926

Re: New Recall - 3G modem?

I scheduled the recall with Richmond (VA) Ford for today Friday 16 Dec, this previous Monday. She said they would call me if parts didn't come in, and Tuesday morning they texted a confirmation of the appointment. I dropped the car off at 8:00 a.m. today and a shuttle driver dropped us off at variou...
by Rwbill
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Car has no power - Any Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 6705

Re: Car has no power - Any Ideas

Thanks for posting this issue. I work in wireless communications with some tower sites supported by battery backup. Similar to automotive batteries, if the battery voltage got as low as 2.1 VDC (!) for any length of time, chances are that battery has been severely damaged and cannot be trusted to pe...
by Rwbill
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How much draw using heated seats?
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: How much draw using heated seats?

Well that's weird. I reduced the size of all of the photos in Photobucket to the same 600 x 450, yet on my screen all the pictures display huge except for the last one, which is the size I was hoping all would be. I'll try to play around and get them all reduced to the same size as the last one, whi...
by Rwbill
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How much draw using heated seats?
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: How much draw using heated seats?

trying links to photobucket.
by Rwbill
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How much draw using heated seats?
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: How much draw using heated seats?

This is fairly easy to establish. The draw for the electric seat heaters is minimal compared to the heater and defroster, and until winter temps drop into the 30s and below this is my preferred way to offset the chill. The seat heaters will draw 200-300 Whr compared to the heater which can begin at ...
by Rwbill
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MFM will not connect/update
Replies: 24
Views: 8705

Re: MFM will not connect/update

What module? Was it the TCU? Does your MFM trip log show all the proper data? Did replacing the TCU impact this? I can look at my invoice/receipt to get you more detail on which module was replaced. Since the replacement, my MFM trip log is complete which shows brake and driving scores again as wel...
by Rwbill
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?
Replies: 36
Views: 19544

Re: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?

Please take a look at the other topic "Real Time Look at Accessory Power Consumption", or something like that. Good photos on how to see your real time usage of battery power.
by Rwbill
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Volts
Replies: 3
Views: 2773

Re: Volts

Econenviro wrote:I believe that it is 300 volts. The solar panel on the leaf only keeps the accessory battery charged. On the prius it can run a cooling fan.
That makes sense, thanks for the info.
by Rwbill
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Volts
Replies: 3
Views: 2773

Re: Volts

Hi and thanks for the post. The Main Battery is 360V DC. It of course can be charged by 110V AC or 240V AC (level 2 charger). It also powers the 12V DC battery that is used for the traditional accessories like radio and lights, DC to DC converted from 360:12. The power for driving comes from the Mai...
by Rwbill
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Real Time Look at Accessory Power Consumption
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

Re: Real Time Look at Accessory Power Consumption

I meant to say dwf, I had read that the auto wipers was possible but never knew how, 8-)

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