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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote g4qber Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2016 at 10:14am
oh thought it was only mandurah that had chademo holster broken.
http://snag.gy/RvO7J.jpg
Chris is correct.
Holster has survived till now.

just saw this on scope - 3d printed jet engine
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-26/australian-researchers-create-first-3d-jet-engine/6262462

perhaps we can 3D a metal version of the CCS latch?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jonescg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2016 at 8:16pm
Yes, it seems another Tesla was charging at full power on a hot day and popped a diode. It should be repaired this week.

I suspect once you have to pay to use these fast chargers, 'local' charger use will decline significantly...
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Mandurah CCS Bmw fixed now thx mdk n co.
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Some usage data from the last couple of months

December
total 113 sessions 1044.91 kWh 31 unique users | per day 3.65 sessions 33.71 kWh HQ
total 66 sessions 809.65 kWh 12 unique users | per day 2.13 sessions 26.12 kWh Mandurah
total 21 sessions 295.70 kWh 12 unique users | per day 0.68 sessions 9.54 kWh Bunbury
total 20 sessions 206.41 kWh 4 unique users | per day 0.65 sessions 6.66 kWh Busselton
total 21 sessions 105.14 kWh 4 unique users | per day 0.68 sessions 3.39 kWh MargaretRiver
total   2 sessions    0.02 kWh 1 unique users | per day 0.06 sessions 0.00 kWh Augusta
total 15 sessions 190.81 kWh 7 unique users | per day 0.48 sessions 6.16 kWh Harvey
total 10 sessions    7.88 kWh 4 unique users | per day 0.32 sessions 0.25 kWh Donnybrook
total   3 sessions   83.58 kWh 3 unique users | per day 0.10 sessions 2.70 kWh Nannup
total 18 sessions 257.11 kWh 8 unique users | per day 0.58 sessions 8.29 kWh Dunsborough
January
total 105 sessions 1098.62 kWh 25 unique users | per day 3.39 sessions 35.44 kWh HQ
total 52 sessions 632.70 kWh 16 unique users | per day 1.68 sessions 20.41 kWh Mandurah
total 31 sessions 436.86 kWh 10 unique users | per day 1.00 sessions 14.09 kWh Bunbury
total 17 sessions 280.93 kWh 9 unique users | per day 0.55 sessions 9.06 kWh Busselton
total 34 sessions 296.76 kWh 9 unique users | per day 1.10 sessions 9.57 kWh MargaretRiver
total 12 sessions   94.80 kWh 5 unique users | per day 0.39 sessions 3.06 kWh Augusta
total 27 sessions 337.70 kWh 9 unique users | per day 0.87 sessions 10.89 kWh Harvey
total 20 sessions 177.70 kWh 7 unique users | per day 0.65 sessions 5.73 kWh Donnybrook
total 10 sessions 150.61 kWh 7 unique users | per day 0.32 sessions 4.86 kWh Nannup
total 23 sessions 376.86 kWh 9 unique users | per day 0.74 sessions 12.16 kWh Dunsborough


110 unique RFID cards used to tag on, across all charging stations as at 31 January 2016
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CCS broken. Mandurah. Super glued for now. Press microswitch when inserting

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Mandurah ac bollard repowered
Superglue holding for now for CCS latch
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The RAC Electric Highway charging stations will be migrating to the ChargeStar Genie platform from the 14th of March.

That means if you haven't registered for a new RFID card in the last couple of days you will need to do so now at ChargeStar

Existing Circontrol (or other) branded RFID cards won't work after the migration, however the new cards will work immediately.

It will take a couple of weeks for the new cards to arrive once you have registered, so please register by the end of February to ensure your new RFID cards arrive in time.
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ChargeStar need a PayPal option.
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Some People aren't so keen on the Electric Highway
-Opinion piece by ANDREW LUOBIKIS in the Fremantle Herald this week ...
https://heraldonlinejournal.com/2016/02/12/its-the-vibe/

"As of June 2015 there were 170 electric vehicles in WA, with just 57 using the swipe card system required for charging stations: hardly a solid business case.

And, electric vehicle sales are falling: in 2015, just 73 were sold in WA from a total pool of 100,000 vehicle sales. That represents less than one tenth of one per cent of the market. The year before, 97 electric vehicles had been sold in WA.

Nationwide, in 2015 there were just 890 electric vehicles in more than one million sales. The year before, there had been 1045.

The trend is clear both in WA and across Australia — fewer people are buying electric vehicles."

To be fair, his main objection is not to the existence of the highway, just of Freo council contributing $130,000 to having a station there.

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https://heraldonlinejournal.com/2016/01/15/park-n-spark/comment-page-1/

Typo reported £=$

Wow the total cost will be $170k

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Councils and governments spend public money on all sorts of stuff I never use or expect to use. But in the grand scheme of things this represents one staff members salary, super and ongoings for a year. And his EV sales figures are about half of what they really were.
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Andrew's opinion is quite correct from an accountant's point of view.
That reminds us never to let our lives be run by an accountant.

Local councils (and the RAC) are one of the few organisations who have little vested interest in the Status Quo of ICE and oil. They are free to support new, world changing, technologies.

Actually, it is amazing we have even the uptake of EVs we do in Australia, given the negativity of most organisations from PM down.

It must be time for an Engineer and not an accountant or lawyer for PM   
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Typical armchair critic....
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We have our own electric hwy on the East Coast but unfortunately you need a Tesla to use it. It is between Syd & Melb. Syd & Bne this year. They are building Port Macquarie now. With care you should get to PMac from Syd & get another part charge using Plugshare before hitting Bne where there are high power chargers. Even if other EVs were allowed to use the Tesla network it is doubtful they would suit due to the distances.
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Originally posted by mikedufty mikedufty wrote:

Some People aren't so keen on the Electric Highway
-Opinion piece by ANDREW LUOBIKIS


‎"Parts Business Devlepoment(sic) Manager - Western Region at Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd."

I could see how someone in the Parts Business might be threatened by cars with less moving parts...
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Would he get into any trouble with HQ for criticising something that would benefit one of their products? Not that Nissan Australia seems to make any effort in promoting the LEAF.
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mandurah CCS latch being fixed today - Sat 20 Feb

busselton CCS latch was fixed Thu 18 Feb
Just in time for radio crew to charge on Friday.

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Mandurah fixed
Insert and lift CCS connector until pin locks in place above latch
Same as Harvey

Radio crew skipped Mandurah
Bunbury to Perth. Probably using some Rex

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Busselton ccs latch broken again. Couldn't find broken piece to superglue.
Mandurah and Margaret river latches superglued.
Augusta still dead for ccs, tried lifting the cable as for Rac hq.

Chademo holsters broken at dunsborough and Margs

Rac hq back to 50kw. More robust diodes installed.
Ccs a 32 32 Cs 0 error randomly shows up still after firmware update

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Originally posted by g4qber g4qber wrote:

Busselton ccs latch broken again. Couldn't find broken piece to superglue.
Mandurah and Margaret river latches superglued.
Augusta still dead for ccs, tried lifting the cable as for Rac hq.

Chademo holsters broken at dunsborough and Margs


Do these charge stations have cameras on them? If not, maybe they should just so we can work out how they're getting damaged

also - might be worth giving g4qber a bunch of spare parts and superglue given the frequency of use :D
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Originally posted by antiscab antiscab wrote:

Originally posted by g4qber g4qber wrote:

Busselton ccs latch broken again. Couldn't find broken piece to superglue.
Mandurah and Margaret river latches superglued.
Augusta still dead for ccs, tried lifting the cable as for Rac hq.

Chademo holsters broken at dunsborough and Margs


Do these charge stations have cameras on them? If not, maybe they should just so we can work out how they're getting damaged

also - might be worth giving g4qber a bunch of spare parts and superglue given the frequency of use :D


No cameras, but they could easily be installed...plenty of room..

The plastic used on the latch for the REMA CCS connectors is crap. Their J1772 connector uses a totally different plastic and that seems more durable.

Machined aluminium would appear to me the only long term option, as well as a more robust cup to stow it.
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Bunbury trashed
12.05am 6th March
Christina's Report via ant
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OK, screen smashed, attempt to remove boards through front panel, connectors removed (wtf does anyone do with a chademo? ) . the j1772 is not physically damaged but she says not operating

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