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by jonescg
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 12:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Chargers being turned off
Replies: 19
Views: 216

Re: Chargers being turned off

Oh good - couldn't tell from the picture
by jonescg
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 10:16
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Chargers being turned off
Replies: 19
Views: 216

Re: Chargers being turned off

So the other pins are live when plugged in?!
by jonescg
Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 10:13
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Multiple Kona drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Multiple Kona drivers

Kones - pulled a few in my early days.
Koner Kebabs - well, you know munchies and all.
Kowners - clever.
by jonescg
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 18:19
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tow bar on Model 3
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Tow bar on Model 3

@roddilkes made a towball the first modification on his car. He's in WA.
by jonescg
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 19:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVNews coming next weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: EVNews coming next weekend

The old website had a lot to do with that. Hopefully your experience with the new site will be 100 times better.
by jonescg
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 08:03
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

On the 'most sustainable things you can do' scale I think we win. No kids. Boom. 8-)

But repurposing otherwise destroyed batteries for home storage and driving a modest EV are pretty effective middle class things to do.

I still eat beef though.
by jonescg
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:18
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Generally when it comes to sustainability, really expensive things aren't sustainable. Like a $1 million eco-friendly home isn't really eco friendly compared to say, a sea container. But you have to spend something to get quality, and I think the Ioniq hits the mark nicely. It does 95% of what a Mod...
by jonescg
Wed, 14 Oct 2020, 08:36
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 29
Views: 11113

Re: Leaf Range *no discussion*

It can plug into a three phase source, but will only charge from one of the three phases, so a maximum of 7.2 kW.
by jonescg
Wed, 14 Oct 2020, 07:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 405
Views: 47951

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm going to be using 2300 individual 18650 cells for the Prelude battery. Not looking forward to it.
In the case of repacking the iMiEV modules it worked out to be not much better than the original cells because of the wasted volume, but 21700 cells might be a better fit.
by jonescg
Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 08:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 618
Views: 69361

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Yeah I've looked at a few different epoxy systems. All would work, but I have no idea about the long term performance in a battery application. Main goal is to seal the battery from moisture ingress and help protect it from vibration and physical trauma. So something with a little give is ideal, but...
by jonescg
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 16:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 181
Views: 15702

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

If I'm using the battery it discharges a small amount to the grid at all times. Maybe 100 W or so. Likewise at night, when loads are less than 50 W, it's importing from the grid, about 100 W or so.
by jonescg
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 14:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 181
Views: 15702

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

No, it's still $360 per year, but if I can export a few cents worth of power each day, my total outgoing costs might be closer to $200 instead of $360. Our house is not very warm in winter, so the heat goes on a lot. If we can do as much charging elsewhere through winter as possible we might be able...
by jonescg
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 21:17
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 74
Views: 9986

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

I think it's 64 kWh useable, and might be as high as 68 kWh in total. It's not the standard 96s cell arrangement either I believe - more like 98 cells or something odd? https://www.coolingzone.com/index.php?read=1740 If they re LG63 Ah cells, there's 189 Ah and 358 V, or 67.6 kWh. Possibly more depe...
by jonescg
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 14:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?

4Springs wrote: Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 08:29 Label your axes Chris!
I did! That Y axis should probably be labelled "EVs on the road" as it's a cumulative total.
by jonescg
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 08:35
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?

JD Solar and EV wrote: Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 06:42 Very interesting Chris.

The numbers you have posted above, is that this years or a cumulative total?
Cumulative. The new sales each year are still stubbornly low, but always higher than the year before.

Table version:
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by jonescg
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 15:36
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 181
Views: 15702

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Yeah we would need a generator through June and July, especially if we're charging the car at the same time. I've already run the battery flat once - it was a cold night and the car was on charge. But for 10 months of the year it's great.
by jonescg
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 13:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 33
Views: 3741

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

The 3-phase option is a good choice for travelling long distances, as you can pretty much fill the car in 2 hours. But it is bulky and heavy.
by jonescg
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 12:54
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Ask Bryce to list it in the Newsletter Matt.
by jonescg
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 09:12
Forum: BMW and Mini
Topic: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website

I'll try and get the Livewire write up for you too 🙂
by jonescg
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 09:11
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe

No PF correction! I guess that makes sense with the inverter as the charger, but still.
by jonescg
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 17:03
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?

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Hope there's a Christmas rush...
by jonescg
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 16:33
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?

I have these data sitting in a spreadsheet right now - I'll post them up in a minute.
So far this year:

260 Ioniq BEVs
342 Kona EVs.
291 Leafs.
89 Mercedes EQC400s.
77 Zoes and 13 Kangoo ZE vans
56 Jag iPaces
43 BMW i3s
31 Mini Cooper EVs
24 Audi eTrons
by jonescg
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 08:35
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2543

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

The ex demo Zoe at Melville Renault, Perth is in the 'want it gone' camp. The sales guys were saying $40k drive away, but I reckon they'll take $35k.
by jonescg
Wed, 07 Oct 2020, 18:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 618
Views: 69361

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

No, EPL-9 is more like regular resin when it sets, but with a little bit of give.
http://specialty-products.com/spi_products/epl-9/
Density is about 1.1 g/ml