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by photomac
Today, 08:37
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 31
Views: 5214

Re: Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Did the solar array issue at Mundrabilla ever get solved? I heard, about mid 2018, that the array would switch off mid morning when the generation hit peak...something to do with software on the inverters . It was mentioned it was giving solar a bad name on the crossing. So, was it resolved by a cou...
by photomac
Tue, 01 Oct 2019, 10:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: Kona AC charging question

Smaller, second Instruction book [Kona Electric] 1 Manual Cover.JPG Page 2-10 & 2-11 2 Manual 2-10.JPG Choice of three levels descriptive not quantitative. 4 Screen Home.JPG 5 Screen EV.JPG 9 Screen Steps.jpg My Wall Charger has two settings, fast = 7.2kW & Eco=1.2kw. This may indicate 7.2/3.6/1.2 f...
by photomac
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 14:29
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

Used UWA Tritium charger to lift from 5% (20km GoM) SoC to 45% SoC (206km GoM) in 35mins with 26.2kWh at an average of 45kW rate. If the new ChargeFox ( 350kW ) can put in 65kW into the Kona it translates to 269km in 35 minutes = 230km per half hour. My beverage, food, toilet stops require half an h...
by photomac
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 14:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 18716

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Is that kwh measured AC in? If so, keep in mind the charger isn't 100% efficient, and the rest of the cars systems don't draw nothing (running 12v, cooling battery, etc) so AC kwh in is somewhat higher than dc kwh that actually gets stored After dropping the battery to 5% from 100% charge by a day ...
by photomac
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 14:18
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Day trip Perth - Bunbury - Perth 407km on one charge. Two passengers and myself having a combined weight of 290kg ( ouch ). Fine and calm day with no need for air-conditioning ( allow 10% for AC consumption if required ). Started at 100% charge (GoM 526km) 1 Start Energy.jpg and ended with 12% (GoM ...
by photomac
Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 08:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 18716

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Good point Matt! Hard to guesstimate the difference too. Will continue to record and monitor.
by photomac
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 22:45
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 18716

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Peter C in Canberra wrote:
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 18:15
... discharging to 2 bars or less followed by a full uninterrupted charge to help the BMS to recalibrate for a more accurate battery gauge....
Will have the opportunity on Saturday, thanks.
by photomac
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 17:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 18716

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Kona EV 2019 battery capacity.
Stated as 64 kWh.
So why do my first 2 calculations suggest 78kWh?
Where is my error?
Estimated Capacity = Charged amount kWh divided by percentage SOC increase x100
Just two days recorded properly at this stage.
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by photomac
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 17:39
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Crickey! I’ve been looking to moulding the rear to improve storage and was looking at getting thermal camera to test temperature of controller for frunk potential. We are all mad! Kewl to see. Mmmm .... inspiration!
by photomac
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 17:35
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Limited Kona Electric Floor mat options in Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Limited Kona Electric Floor mat options in Oz

I used vee rubber matting from Clark Rubber. The wider at 1500mm meant rear could be done in once piece. Downside is that is tricky and the fumes are problematic- so only out in mats when on holiday. Needed just 1.25m of 1500mm wide version. https://www.clarkrubber.com.au/catalog/product/view/id/248...
by photomac
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 08:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The numbers are starting to build-up. ... I always drive in "Eco" mode because "Eco" in this Kona EV is "Ludicrous" in any of my previous cars :lol: ... Cheers, Patrick Brilliant data! Thanks and yes, eco can enuf ludicrous for me too, particularly shooting to the gap in front when changing lanes i...
by photomac
Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 08:06
Forum: Other
Topic: Public Education, misinformation corrected about EV basics
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Public Education, misinformation corrected about EV basics

I follow several FaceBook sites and try and share information about BEVs. Some times I am concerned by misinformation and lack of understanding. It is not to ridicule but to be aware of the education required for the masses, as we all do not have electrical engineering degrees. To kick off; “Hyundai...
by photomac
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 14:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Electric 2019 Tips, Tricks and the Manual
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Kona Electric 2019 Tips, Tricks and the Manual

Just kicking this one off as there appear to be many newbies like me keen for an assist. First off, echoing my response in the Real World Range thread. One pedal driving ... called [ Auto Hold ] Manual pages 5-36 & 5-37 RaVOLT Kona AutoHold 1of2.jpg RaVOLT Kona AutoHold 2of2.jpg and then there is te...
by photomac
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 14:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Back on Topic. First Freeway/urban long run. Calm day. No air con. 27C and 3 in car. Total run of 96.2km. Freeway for 70km with 30% at 80kph, 70kph on 50% of urban streets. As I started freeway it dropped from 15.5 to 13.1. I am impressed!!
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by photomac
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 14:35
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

... 1) I enjoy and use a lot the full stop using the left side regent paddle, but I can't hear any breaks applied after stopping. Does the car use electric power to the motor to stay on the spot? The consumption indicator says no, but this strange move when the car goes backwards a little bit is su...
by photomac
Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 11:34
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

antiscab wrote:
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 09:46
send it into dashcams australia?
On reviewing the footage I suspect it is an emergency run, there may be a woman unwell on front passenger seat.
by photomac
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 10:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Questions: Is there an app/website where I can see if a Tesla destination charger is available? Cheers, Patrick Congratulations ! First EV is incredibly exciting and the grin keeps going. PlugShare is the App you need. Note the settings. Also, if a socket is available always ask, always offer to pa...
by photomac
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 08:30
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

Can I ask what power supply the dash cam tapped into? OBD? Will there be much battery drain when the recording switches on and off when parked, if it records pedestrian activity at the front? I thought this’d be handy when leaving car with charger cable inserted. The power on leds are off when car ...
by photomac
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 09:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The long journey on this screen is Kalbarri to Perth. 1 hour top up in Geraldton using 7.2kW AC while having breakfast. 50mins top up in Jurien Bay at Caltex using the generously “donated” SETEC at 36kW. The range-o-meter to destination started at 100km leaving Jurien and ended up at 60km as a stiff...
by photomac
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 08:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2485

Re: I've got my Kona

Is that a Juice Booster 2 EVSE (not visible in the photo) allowing you to charge from that random looking GPO (15 A?) on a tin box you happened to find in the outback? :) They seem pretty handy, though at nearly 10% of what I paid for my second hand EV, it's hard to justify at present. It makes mor...
by photomac
Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 12:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2485

Re: I've got my Kona

Joined the clan with a white version. Day 3 drove to Kalbarri.
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by photomac
Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 12:48
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

It was too wet for ducks when we arrived so cables not well laid out. Luckily out of the way and no reason for public to stagger this way. So appreciate this charger. 36-38kW rate. F8971C3B-AD7D-46AE-9846-052C8A22A601.jpeg 6ED58526-E7A7-414E-8D60-90BB9D820694.jpeg 73CB7189-2457-4FA7-B25E-A101A6A0D45...
by photomac
Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 12:39
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Driving around Kalbarri, long inclines, 4 people. 90kph.
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by photomac
Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 12:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

We lashed out and got the Hyundai Osbourne Park offer for front...
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By Blackvue
They are stuck to the glass.

If any help to you 🧐
by photomac
Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 16:02
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 44
Views: 1861

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

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Sunday 1st Perth to Geraldton, heading north with NW headwind of 35-50kph torrential rain trying to hold 100kph. Sep 2nd was Geraldton to Kalbarri