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How Long Does it Take to Charge my EV? Plugshare i MiEV chademo charging j1772

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In this short video, I go over charging your EV. I use my i MiEV as an example. https://www.facebook.com/daniel.berry.9 https://twitter.com/selmateacher http://selmateacher7.wix.com/home#
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Ruud Op Klompen relayed this information about charging his i MiEV: It usually takes approx. 4.5 hrs from empty to 100% full with the on-board 120v charger. It takes 1 hour with our mobile 10kW ChadeMo charger to charge from empty to 85% It usually takes 22 minutes to charge from empty to 85% with a 43kW Quick charger... The last 15% always go way slower then the 85% before that. Balancing all the individual cells just takes time. We almost never wait for that. 85% is almost full too...
Patrick McDonald (1 month ago)
Another interesting video can I ask about when you mentioned you only tend to charge locally when your charge level is approx 50% can you say if your battery's then gain a charge memory as some laptops and Rc model cars used to do I remember if you did not take your battery's down to 5-10% charge they would think they were fully charged at 50% or what ever you kept charging to and that led to you replacing your battery's early
Patrick McDonald  I always try to help.
Patrick McDonald (1 month ago)
selmateacher7 - Daniel Berry  Thanks for the quick reply and easy to understand explanation
According to the i Miev owners manual they do not have a memory like the older battery packs because my EV uses a Battery Management System -BMS- that monitors the pack and eliminates the dreaded 'memory' syndrome that was found on other devices. With that said, Mitsubishi does recommend that you run the battery pack down to 2 or 3 bars (12% to 18%) at least once or twice a year so that the BMS can recalculate the SOC of each cell, but when I talked to i MiEV owners, there are folks who have driven over 100,000 miles without ever doing that and they still have their full EV ranges. So... I recommend talking with EV owners at places like "Mitsubishi i MiEV owners group" on facebook. What I have discovered is that the battery pack inside my i MiEV is one of the best- long living packs out there. My only complaint is that it is a 16 kWh battery pack. I want an upgrade to 32 kWh or even more. I have found a group in Australia which is doing just that. If their packs prove to be reliable I will most likely buy one of their upgraded battery packs after my 5 year/ 100,000 mile Mitsubishi battery pack warranty is over. By the way- draining a EV battery pack to 5% is too low and may harm the Traction battery pack. I think around 12% low enough. Oh, by the way... the i MiEV has an EPA range of 62 miles - so its easy getting to 18%. I drove 101 miles one day ( driving around 30 mph around my town) and it went down to around 12%. The BMS creates a "reserve energy" area, so even when you think you have only 5 miles to go, you can really go 25 miles. I found this out when an i MiEV owner did just that- he drove his i MiEV till it would go only in 'turtle' mode (The car's top speed was something like 20 miles per hour in turtle mode and it tells you to recharge it 'NOW!' ) He did this to find its real range, which is much more than the stated EPA range. This means that the i MiEV is either more efficient than they state or it holds more than 16 kWh than they state. I am running an efficiency test on the i MiEV right now to find out which is true. So far it looks like it is unbelievably efficient. I drive 100 miles on just 20.32 kWh of electricity (most other EVs would use 30 to 40 kWh). Anyway I am going to rerun these test. Thank you for the question.
Lindsay Forbes (1 month ago)
Great video. There's nothing like plugging in to someone's actual experience. Did you say you can get unlimited fast charging for only 9.99 a month? But how good is it to get free juice - and it's solar.
The free solar is great! I used that as my sole source of electrons for a month, tastes like premium.. No preignition or dieseling... LOL. I'm joking, of course, my Car is 100% electron powered. The flow rate is slower at the solar stations by about 30% as compared to the other Free EV stations that I have used. But, if you are away at an 6 or 8 hour job, it really does not matter, t will charge the EV to 100%. There are so many choices in my area for FREE EV stations, the fastest are from the Free EVgo stations and the slowest are the solar stations found next to city halls in California. If you are thinking of going with an EV, look at your daily commute and see if one has the range that fits your needs. My commute is a lowly 25 mile trip to one of my classes. My other classes are within walking distance, so I rarely drive to those. I use to drive only once a week (rode the bike or walked) , but since I bought an EV, I have found myself driving more because it is so much fun.
Thank you for the comment. I did not use the words "free and unlimited" with EVgo? EVgo.com has two forms of membership to their EV charging network. One method is "pay as you go" ($0.20 - .35 per minute) and the $9.99 /month which is applied to your usage ($0.15 - .21 per minute) for their FAST DC charging. They are only unlimited in that they do not put limits on your spending for their electrons. That is only one EV charging network. There are many EV charging networks and each one has a different payment system, but many are 100% free and unlimited, you just need to use their app on your smartphone. There are also the free EV chargers (places that do not need you to use an app and do not track your use), of which there are MANY. In fact, if you use the website "plugshare.com" you can see that almost ALL of the EV charging station out there are FREE, and unlimited. I looked for just level 3 fast DC chargers that are 100% free and unlimited and I was surprised to find so many that are near the places I like to go. So I am happy to say "Yes" they exist. Use websites like plugshare.com to find the best options for your budget and travel. Plugshare and Google maps are not perfect and I have found many FREE and unlimited EV charging stations that are not in their databases (probably because there are so many new EV stations popping up now) Anyway, for the last month, I have been charging my car at the free EV charging stations near my town and they have -no limits on how many times I plug in or use those stations. They are part of the 'Electrify America ' www.electrifyamerica.com which is aimed at installing free EV charging stations everywhere across the USA. Their stations are free and unlimited. Last Tuesday night I plugged in my car to my home just to calculate its efficiency by using a "Kill a watt" P3 device, which is going to allow me to accuracy describe how many miles I can driver on a kilowatt. So far I see that I can drive a mile on 2.1 cents of electricity, but I am going to take more measurements to get a better assessment of this price per mile, because I know that the i Miev is efficient, but the number should be around 3.6 cent per mile. Either I have been driving REALLY carefully and slow (which I do kinda drive slow) or one of my numbers is off. So I topped off the tank with electrons and I am going to do the test again next week when I drive to work on Tuesday.

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