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by twosout
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Auxiliary battery pack to add a little EV range
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

Re: Auxiliary battery pack to add a little EV range

A nice idea
BUT
I don't think you can drive at the same time as you're charging.
The assumption being, among other things, that the cable would be attached to a stationary fixture.
by twosout
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Outlander PHEV's 1500W Inverter: Pure Sine Wave!
Replies: 18
Views: 4649

Re: Outlander PHEV's 1500W Inverter: Pure Sine Wave!

There are two things to consider: 1. The power of the inverter must be adequate for the item you want to use with it and the wires used must be large (thick) enough to cope with the current. 1200W = 12V x 100A! 100A requires very thick wires from a 12V source to the inverter. The wires will only be ...
by twosout
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: Buying a relatively new Outlander PHEV (UK)
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Buying a relatively new Outlander PHEV (UK)

The age of a second hand car is important if you want to avoid road tax and the more recent high spec cars will incur quite a bit in the second to fifth year. If register before Aug 2018 (I think) there's no tax. But the government needs it and you can afford it. Cheapest motoring is probably a clas...
by twosout
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: Outlander PHEV deal too good to be true?
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Outlander PHEV deal too good to be true?

I think it's true.
If not, you may have a Pumpkin on the drive when you wake up!
by twosout
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: New Owner Questions

I suspect that there is some algorithm trying to protect things by being overly cautious in charging and adjusting the rate as it establishes all the parameters that are important to it.
by twosout
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Outlander PHEV's 1500W Inverter: Pure Sine Wave!
Replies: 18
Views: 4649

Re: Outlander PHEV's 1500W Inverter: Pure Sine Wave!

I'm sure you could put an inverter across the auxiliary battery and it would "work". BUT A 1200W inverter will draw 100A and 2400W one, 200A (keeping the arithmetic simple). You'd need a similar fuse and some hefty wires, too. A problem will arise, I fear, if you consume more than half the capacity ...
by twosout
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Best overnight charge
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Best overnight charge

The range meter is often referred to as a 'Guessometer' because of its inaccuracy. Part of its calculation includes whether you have the heating or air/con on, which makes a big difference and varies according to the weather. You can learn a lot about driving conditions and their effect on range fro...
by twosout
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 208
Views: 69739

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

I think any difference between letting the 'car brains' do the work and trying to manage it myself will be marginal. If I could manage it well, it ought to be better because I know the nature of what is ahead and the car does not. Has anyone got any credible evidence that taking control yourself is ...
by twosout
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Outdoor charging solution
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: Outdoor charging solution

The 'brick' should not dangle on its cord, so needs to be supported somehow. You could strap it to a wall in a way that is difficult to remove. Plan 'B' would be to use a padlock around the cable to fix it to a cleat on a wall. That way it'd be easier to take the 'brick' with you. I've not bothered ...
by twosout
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Has anyone installed a driver's seat memory switch?
Replies: 10
Views: 2428

Re: Has anyone installed a driver's seat memory switch?

There must be two end stops. If there are only two drivers, see if you can move the end stops to describe each position. Of course, that would also limit any adjustment to those positions, so set them a little beyond each extreme, then nudge back after it's moved to the other position. The easiest s...

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