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by karl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Oil Warning Light and Oil Level
Replies: 11
Views: 7236

Re: Oil Warning Light and Oil Level

The way you test is that you take out the stick, wipe it clean, put it back, remove immediately, and read. The car should have been idle for a little while - a couple of minutes is enough unless it's very cold. If it's too low - fill it, and check after a week or two. If it's way too high, take it t...
by karl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Towing - What Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: Towing - What Mode

I think this is one of those religious topics... I now have the MY2019 variant. It sound much better on those steep hills compared to the MY2014 I used to have. It also have a tiny bit more power. I don't drive that far, and not in the alps, and I don't tow often. For a 1500 kg fairly large covered ...
by karl
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Series mode efficiency
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Series mode efficiency

... If you drive the car in "series" speed for a while, it clearly alternates between long periods on electric and short periods using the ICE. It would give that it alternates between charging and discharged the battery too. Maybe the parameter used by the dog is not exactly what the developer inte...
by karl
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Series mode efficiency
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Series mode efficiency

The batteries are charged also in series mode, probably at a higher rate than in parallel mode at slow speed. What you are seeing is the momentary fuel consumption. If you go for a while, the ICE will shut down. At lower speeds, I think the ICE will be active for 1/3 of the distance or less, so you ...
by karl
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Motors still driving wheels while stationary?
Replies: 79
Views: 22519

Re: Motors still driving wheels while stationary?

The hill start assistance might be an optional feature, not sure. The function is always active and maintains the brake pressure for two seconds or until the car starts rolling in the selected direction. You need to apply the foot brake as hard as it's needed to keep the car stationary first if you ...
by karl
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Triple Procedure & Setup (Costs around 80USD)
Replies: 74
Views: 29209

Re: Triple Procedure & Setup (Costs around 80USD)

I don't get this whole idea about "artificially" decreased energy estimates. It's not possible to measure really, it's just the voltage and current that's possible to measure. There's a good measure of magic involved to map the fluctuating voltage and current to a SoC since it depends on the last ho...
by karl
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: The PHEV of the future?
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Re: The PHEV of the future?

Well maybe... It's perhaps primarily a more efficient fuel cell car, allowing a smaller and cheaper fuel cell and instead rely on a battery for peak power. The question is if a fuel cell is more efficient than a combustion engine? The range is still not that great, so as a plugin hybrid it's perhaps...
by karl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: EV cruising range
Replies: 22
Views: 6459

Re: EV cruising range

It's not clear from this thread if you are worried about the actual driven distance or the prognosed distance. There is absolutely not necessary to get battery angst over the prognosed distance. God knows what it reports. If you have noticed a reduction on the driven distance, but a battery report b...
by karl
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: PHEV Charging
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: PHEV Charging

I've pasted the relevant warnings from the Owners Handbook - It's more or less the same text in MY19 and MY14. The fuel in the fuel tank may not be consumed and it may stagnate for a long time depending on the use situation of the vehicle, the quality of fuel may change, and it may have a bad influe...
by karl
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging strategy and tools
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Re: Charging strategy and tools

Is there any logic to use 8A vs 12A charging mode? It doesn't hurt but I doubt it matters at all actually, 12 A is a small fraction of what the battery can handle. Regen braking must produce more than 100A for instance, if I got my numbers right. A Chademo charger is also pumping in much more power...

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