Category: ZOE

This is a re-post of what I wrote on SpeakEV a few days back. The battery in my key card had failed. Note that in the “non-keyless” version, the car does not warn you about that. I removed the mechanical …

Defective key card – again Read More »

Before we start two things: I made a significant error about ripple current in the previous post, corrected now. Also, we have a lot less data for three phase operation, so this post is more speculative. If you think I …

Charging currents (three phase) Read More »

After the startup sequence described in the previous posts it is now time to move on to the actual charging. Again, all the measurements come from SpeakEV user ElectricBeagle and tons of valuable info has come from user arg. If …

Charging currents (single phase) Read More »

This is a companion to the previous post. All measurements are done by SpeakEV user ElectricBeagle. They are all done using either a granny cable set to 10 amps or a decent chargepoint set to 30 amps. Here is the …

Charger startup sequence – the measurements Read More »

We’ve had somewhat of a blank spot when it comes to the start of a charging session. Understanding it well can help diagnosing why the car might refuse. SpeakEV user ElectricBeagle bit the bullet and started measuring currents in all …

Charger startup sequence Read More »

The key card of my ZOE was slowly giving me trouble (not the keyless entry one BTW, it’s a simple ZOE Life). It was slightly iffy for a few weeks, but nothing that a bang couldn’t fix. However yesterday I …

Defective key card Read More »

Fred Leudon disassembled his Q model BCB himself and here a few of his pictures, now including the filter module! Note that what I earlier identified as the flyback diode is actually a 63 uH coil. Also visible is the …

More BCB and filter pictures Read More »

In The Netherlands there is a car sharing initiative called We Drive Solar, basically using car batteries as PV grid storage on the neighborhood-level, as opposed to home-level. In that neighborhood (Lombok in the city of Utrecht), they have long …

V2G and V2H charger: Next step Chamelion? Read More »

As there is no indication about a degrading 12 volt battery like a struggling starter motor in an ICE, it’s condition that can bite you, and I am sure that is the reason for Renault advising replacement after 3 years. …

Lead acid battery replacement advice Read More »