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Old 01-22-2018, 02:30 PM   #207 (permalink)
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So my IMA battery is definitely going out. Off a fresh charge, it'll get me about 15 miles before getting angry. Noticed it was only when under a heavy load (such as accelerating) so for the last month, I've kept my clutch switch on (except when I get to a stop, I disable and charge). Thus far, no issues. Haven't gotten a forced recharge or anything from it.

So, I think I'm going to make a new switch to a relay that just keeps the clutch switch on at all times, but the brake light will click the relay over to disable for stops.

I do miss the boost of power, but not the constant issues with it. I don't think I could live without the auto start, plus I like the high voltage starter MUCH better than the 12v starter! So... any thoughts on the matter? Seems the best way to go about keeping happiness maximized without shredding wallet or time.
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