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by ThudnBlundr
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Motor cut-out on steep hill climb
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Motor cut-out on steep hill climb

You could have 1,000,0000hp electric motors (and a comparable ICE), but that's meaningless if the torque isn't enough to get things moving. Power is meaningless without torque. And there's no point adding more current from the ICE/generator if the existing motors aren't able to handle the existing c...
by ThudnBlundr
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ICE running - does pressing CHRG do anything?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: ICE running - does pressing CHRG do anything?

Thanks for the replies. I’ve never seen a change when engaging CHRG, but they swear that pressing it charges the battery “harder” than it would when the ICE is already charging the battery - and of course they claim it uses more fuel doing so. I’m still thinking that charging is charging and there’s...
by ThudnBlundr
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ICE running - does pressing CHRG do anything?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

ICE running - does pressing CHRG do anything?

I was under the impression that once the ICE was running, the car would be powering the generator and charging the battery - subject to the usual limits of battery level, temperature and throttle position. But I was having a discussion with someone who claims that the engine note drops when they pre...
by ThudnBlundr
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How empty can it go?
Replies: 22
Views: 9180

Re: How empty can it go?

Mine shows '---' when there's around 40 miles of petrol range showing. But there is still loads of fuel in the tank when the petrol range gets to zero. When we first got the car, we'd start filling up when the range disappeared, but it would only take 30-35l (in a 45l tank). I find it really annoyin...
by ThudnBlundr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V motorcycle lithium battery to replace aux battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: 12V motorcycle lithium battery to replace aux battery?

Am I missing an ironic tone here? You plan to jumpstart the rear hatch so that you don't have to use a jumpstarter for your 12V ;)
by ThudnBlundr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V motorcycle lithium battery to replace aux battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: 12V motorcycle lithium battery to replace aux battery?

I'm part of group who are into engine swaps on MG Midgets. Most swaps include removal of the battery tray to allow room for the OHC engine. Quite a few people use lithium batteries as they're much smaller and can be fitted anywhere and anyway up in a more crowded engine bay. The only problem people ...
by ThudnBlundr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?

The car has an overhead power consumption to run the onboard computers while charging. While the power required is small, charging at less than 1kW means it becomes quite significant, hence the extra time required
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: Regenerative Braking
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Regenerative Braking

There is no engine braking. The engine never contributes to retardation as it is only ever connected to the wheels above 40mph and it disconnects when the throttle is released or the brakes are pressed. There is only the electrical regen.
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Any generic auxiliary batteries?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Any generic auxiliary batteries?

It needs a special vented battery as it is deemed to be inside the car. Have a look at Section Z in Richi's FAQ
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: How to figure out how long it takes my car to charge?

It's quite simple. The car takes roughly 9kWh to charge when it shows empty. Divide 9 by your charging power and you have a rough figure for the number of hours. You need to add a bit as the rate slows near full. We charge at 3.6kW at home, so it takes less than 3 hours. The granny is 2.5kW, so you'...

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