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by jonescg
Today, 10:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

How'd you go Kurt? 48 V and 440 Ah?
by jonescg
Yesterday, 19:10
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 29
Views: 3285

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

By the way, shipping to SA might be about $200 by road freight.
by jonescg
Yesterday, 19:09
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 29
Views: 3285

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Hmmmm...... If I'd known that was the price, I would have bought it while we were over there and found a spot in the Hino some where so we could bring them home. Freight would probably make it prohibitive now, the premium on shipping lithium batteries is the killer. T1 Terry I believe we did discus...
by jonescg
Yesterday, 18:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

My PCB arrived earlier than I thought, so I quickly started to put it together. charge control box made.jpg The Arduino is to manage the coolant temperature into the battery pack. Precharge delay timer is for the master contactor - it will look after the DC/DC converter and aircon compressor capacit...
by jonescg
Yesterday, 08:05
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 18
Views: 2049

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Dan - if you join the AEVA before July you can enjoy the $40 annual fee, as it goes up to $50 shortly. We'll keep you abreast with any offers as they come along.

The buses themselves have been pulled apart, and Jason from AVASS will let us know about the drivetrain parts later this year.
by jonescg
Yesterday, 07:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 21
Views: 180

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

60 Wh/km is probably about right for a bike this size. My scooter is in that range, and even the electric Superbike will manage 60 Wh/km if you ride at road legal speeds. Looking forward to seeing this turn a wheel.
by jonescg
Tue, 23 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Hey Kurt, Yeah the sloshing was a bit unusual, but these cells have been pulled out of a working bus and I think they were laying down in that instance. Either way, its not a big deal to lay them down, at least during transport. The aluminium case shouldn't be galvanically connected to the cell term...
by jonescg
Tue, 23 Apr 2019, 17:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I found some Holden heater and bypass hoses, seems to work reasonably well. Not 100% comfortable with the heater unit inlet, as the hose clamp was done up pretty tight to stop it from sliding around, but I can't do much else but make sure it doesn't leak. I will find a surge tank and test it tomorro...
by jonescg
Mon, 22 Apr 2019, 17:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Easter Monday and nothing is open, so I spent the afternoon working on the heater plumbing since it's a bit more straight forward than the battery plumbing. Well, until you realise that without some specific U-turns and 90 degree bends, it's starting to look a bit comical. I might try and find some ...
by jonescg
Mon, 22 Apr 2019, 09:13
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Replacement battery

Hi Sonja, The plan is to replace the cells in a Nissan Leaf 24 kWh pack with more energy dense ones, so its more like 35 kWh. However there are two issues - one, it will cost about $15k but you get to keep the old cells for a DIY home storage battery or whatever. And two, the battery management syst...
by jonescg
Sun, 21 Apr 2019, 21:37
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Replacement battery

That wasn't the red Leaf was it? I think we shared images of it here.
Would be good to know if the battery is recoverable. I'm looking into doing battery upgrades, but they aren't any cheaper than a replacement. At least you'd theoretically get more range.
by jonescg
Sun, 21 Apr 2019, 19:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I lowered the gearbox into place so I can work out how much room I have available for mounting all the other components. Looks like there's a fair bit of space, but without the motor attached I'm still sort of guessing. I will try and mount the aircon compressor somewhere close to the original A/C c...
by jonescg
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 12:43
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LFP battery, 48 V 180 Ah
Replies: 0
Views: 72

LFP battery, 48 V 180 Ah

I'm selling my Power Cabinet as I don't really have a use for it. It's too small for adapting to household storage, and it's a bit daggy to be mounted somewhere prominent. Located in Perth Hills. 20190420_123104.jpg 20190420_123057.jpg It consists of 144 GBS 20 Ah LFP cells, bolted together in a 16s...
by jonescg
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 12:27
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD - 2016 Fonzarelli S1 - Perth WA
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: SOLD - 2016 Fonzarelli S1 - Perth WA

Nice. Hope they love it.

I actually spotted a black Fonz parked on the side of Welshpool Road East, half way up the hill :/ Was gone the next day. Hopefully by the person who owned it...
by jonescg
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 12:25
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 29
Views: 3285

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Hi Everyone,

I plan on selling this Power Cabinet as I really can't use it in a household situation (bit daggy really). It stores an honest 8 kWh.

Happy to sell the cabinet complete for $2000 ONO. Doesn't include the inverter as that's not mine, but it can include the charger if you need it.
by jonescg
Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 17:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The chap who bought the old engine let me go up and take some measurements, and it was a good chance to offload the fuel tank and a few other bits and pieces. I came back none the wiser though, as the engine face plate was difficult to take measurements from. I later went past Mike's place and picke...
by jonescg
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 21:29
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: DC - DC Converters?
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: DC - DC Converters?

Yeah it will be fine. 144 is normally the nominal rating. It will work from 85 V to 165 V or something.
by jonescg
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 09:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Added the diode and it works a treat :) As I mentioned earlier, it means the power of the blower motor is being drawn through this diode when the vehicle is being charged, but on the lowest setting it's about 6 amps - well within the ratings of the silicon (10 A). So now we move onto the adaptor pla...
by jonescg
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 09:36
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 32
Views: 250

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

I'm both pleased and disappointed to see battery buffered fast chargers being designed. Pleased because it's such a good idea, disappointed because I had this idea 3 years ago but couldn't get the financial support for it. Still, it's a great idea for those places who will see less than 6 cars a day...
by jonescg
Wed, 17 Apr 2019, 15:11
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 96
Views: 5997

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Another epic conversion build :) Well done.
by jonescg
Wed, 17 Apr 2019, 09:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hehe, well as always you find errors as you go along. I wired up the A/C system as drawn here with much discomfort (soldering painfully short wires upside down in a car footwell is awful) but when I turned the ignition to ON, the system fired up. That's not supposed to happen... Then I realised what...
by jonescg
Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 10:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

So the final wiring for the A/C looks like this: new Aircon wiring3.png The Arduino will switch a relay should it read a temperature greater than 26'C or something. This will provide unswitched +12 V power to the Aircon control relay in the glove box, which runs the compressor. All of the safety and...
by jonescg
Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 21:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Nailed it :) After finding the diode I would work out which wire was supposed to supply the A/C system with power from the compressor control unit. Turns out it was a red and blue wire, which was nowhere to be seen on the compressor control unit, but I figured since it's being replaced with a relay ...
by jonescg
Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 20:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 250
Views: 15919

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I've ordered a slab of 40 mm thick aluminium, big enough to make three adaptor plates (minimum purchase was 1200 mm x 600 mm). So if anyone wants some let me know. The goal is to machine it out as a single part with motor PCD on one side and gearbox bell housing on the other. I have the dowels and c...
by jonescg
Sat, 13 Apr 2019, 17:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 73
Views: 6971

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

I'm sure they could appreciate the effort involved (mainly just jealous :) )