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by jonescg
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 12:30
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 92
Views: 12886

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Murbs wrote:
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 11:57
Wow.
I wonder how many prospective buyers will be running a ruler over those prices before deciding to look elsewhere?
I think lots of people will be looking back at their Model 3 options...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 10:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 71

Re: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS

I've just found Model-3 pack density is merely 159.5Wh/kg . How on earth yours get that high, even with LTO? I thought LTO is much lower energy density?? I'm super impressed!! :o That mass includes the charger, DC/DC converter, HV switch gear, cooling system and related control electronics. If you ...
by jonescg
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 14:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 90
Views: 5076

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

I'm impressed it all fits! What are you using for a floor on the battery module? 5 mm aluminium sheet?

Edit - pictures finally loaded - looks like steel :)
by jonescg
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:47
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Richo wrote:
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:26
Energica wrote: Unlike many other brands, Energica doesn’t use a dedicated 12V system for the bike’s electronic systems
Well there goes safety and aus compliance out the window.
I'm guessing this is a track bike only?!?
Zero motorcycles don't use an auxiliary battery either... They got through somehow.
by jonescg
Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 13:40
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/energica-ego-superbike-no-fairings/?fbclid=IwAR3vleyJXhiXbPhrwYb2Gh2OEAhSx5gDG7SMD7dZURQe3M8cyeuXgSTXM-Q https://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Energica-Ego-naked-up-close-Jensen-Beeler-14.jpg?fit=3600%2C2391&ssl=1 8-) 8-) 8-)
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 17:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13760

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well the application of Sikaflex and foam went well. The aligning of the pack with the subframe was tougher, and a couple of holes needed re-drilling, but we got there in the end. Sika goes off rather quickly, hence the mess... Battery in place.jpg I started to route all the HV cables up to the fron...
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 10:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13760

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

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Things always look proper when painted black.
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 09:28
Forum: Other
Topic: Vmoto 110S battery needed
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Vmoto 110S battery needed

It would be the same as mine Rich - classed as a moped.
by jonescg
Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 09:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13760

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The cover is almost done. I have patched up the parts which were fouling the chassis and made sure water can't collect on it or leak through. A few points were on the thin side, so I figured I would use some intumescent silicone as a sealant. It has the added bonus of being an effective fire-stopper...
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 19:16
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Entire MotoE paddock burned down!
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Entire MotoE paddock burned down!

http://emotomag.com/late-night-fire-des ... MQ3AFfCX2s

The series is toast before it even turned a lap :(
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 16:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??
Replies: 18
Views: 1869

Re: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??

I have the AVC2 unit as well - I hope to install it in the Prelude shortly. Main goal is to allow charging from Type-2 connectors in public, but it also incorporates a relay which can be used as an interlock which prevents driving off while still plugged in :o
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 12:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!

Hi Mick, you were in the original email list. But in any case these cells would be pretty ordinary for a conversion, unless it was a very low voltage conversion which never went very fast. Most DC conversions run 144 volts, or about 45 cells in series. That's the best part of 500 kilos of battery! A...
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 08:56
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!

Hi Mick,
There was another bunch of battery cells come available after the AVASS buses were stripped. I sent the email yesterday at 9 am WST, but it may have wound up in a spam folder.
In any case all of the cells were bought up within the hour.
Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 14:30
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: X1 vs S6000?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: X1 vs S6000?

Sounds like you need an electric motorcycle. You can probably do a half-decent conversion for $10,000. At least it would be more thrilling than a scooter, and a fair bit more comfortable.
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 10:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13760

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I have often wondered why it's not done that way, but the main reason is that the car will be pretty ordinary. It will have an odd weight balance and it will be too short a driving range for most people. In the end it's better to make a purpose built car for the job.
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 21:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13760

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Unfortunately Daniel is just too busy with other work, he wasn't able to get around to the adaptor plate in a reasonable time frame, so I decided to take the motor and transmission up to Mike McCarthy's workshop in Chidlow. He managed to pop the old flywheel hub off (it was originally destined for a...
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 20:08
Forum: Other
Topic: Vmoto 110S battery needed
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Vmoto 110S battery needed

Hi Andy, no worries - I have asked someone who was in the market for a scooter if they are keen. I don't mind doing the work, but I don't need another scooter :) Will keep you posted.
Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 14:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13760

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I think a 19 kWh battery can be made to work for most vehicles with fuel tanks in this spot (in front of the rear axle line). Its not the full compliment of cells though, if you are shooting for 355 V nominal there's still 6 kWh to go somewhere up the front. If I built the modules as 16s10p, I could...
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 10:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!

Hi everyone!
Please make sure your membership is up to date as we will be announcing another members-only deal on Wednesday the 13th of March. An email will be sent to all new and current financial members of the association at 12 pm AEDST (11.30 am in SA/NT and 9 am in WA).
Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 21:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13760

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well Electrikhana occupied Saturday so today was my day to finish the fibreglass touch-ups on the battery cover. Luckily the underside of the car is greasy and tacky with black gunk, so it showed up where the cover was fouling the chassis. I cut these out with the dremmel and sized it up. Offending ...
by jonescg
Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 08:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD - 2016 Fonzarelli S1 - Perth WA
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: FS - 2016 Fonzarelli S1 - Perth WA

Matt - there was a young lady at Electrikhana yesterday who might be very interested in your scooter. Libby Cramer - I think she's a candidate for the upcoming Federal Election actually.
I'll try and put you in touch.
Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 13:20
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Welcome to the blue club!
by jonescg
Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 11:02
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Ping; did anything come of this, I and my company are interested, potentially in all 3 + their chargers. Kind regards, Jan Hi Jan, Unfortunately no - they went about 5 months without any genuine contenders. The fact they were unlicensed and needed certification to get near a public road put everyon...
by jonescg
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 19:59
Forum: Other
Topic: Vmoto 110S battery needed
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Vmoto 110S battery needed

Hi Andy - I've done about half a dozen lithium conversions on these scooters - takes about a day and costs about $2600. I'm based in Kalamunda.
Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 09:11
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Yeah I suspect that record was set at 60 km/h though. The long range bus was the hardest to license as it was a direct import from China.