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by jonescg
Today, 09:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 56
Views: 3009

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Johny wrote:
Today, 04:11
If you see a 1965 Humber Vogue flashing headlights at you, flash back.
And then slow down, because there's a speed camera ahead :D
by jonescg
Yesterday, 12:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 181
Views: 38224

Re: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Wonderful to see you're still driving the beast around!
by jonescg
Yesterday, 11:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Is the potting compound only on the bottom of the cells? Correct. The bottom face of the cell stack represents about 20% of the total surface area, and it's all in the plane of the electrodes, so thermal conductivity is at it's highest. Screenshot from a video I'm preparing: potting screenshot.JPG
by jonescg
Yesterday, 06:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

It's polycarbonate which is tougher than perspex. The screws are also glued in place by virtue of the seal it goes through. I reckon they will be okay.
by jonescg
Sat, 08 Dec 2018, 21:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I seem to have about a one-a-day sort of productivity right now.
Prelude modules.jpg
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And now there are four (and a spare).
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by jonescg
Fri, 07 Dec 2018, 18:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Yes, Daniel Klemm's bike. Still has problems and we're trying to re-flash the firmware to make it go. Currently a 50 km/h limited bike with 5 km range and won't take a charge... :(
by jonescg
Fri, 07 Dec 2018, 10:26
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

So is the case still for sale pending a better offer?
by jonescg
Fri, 07 Dec 2018, 09:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

And then there were two.
2nd module done.jpg
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by jonescg
Thu, 06 Dec 2018, 09:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Potted my first complete battery pack with thermal epoxy. Next step is to wire up the BMS and test it :)
Potted pack.jpg
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by jonescg
Thu, 06 Dec 2018, 09:26
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I should add this was based on a measured DC IR of 100 mOhms per cell, which is probably higher than it really is. But not a lot higher. It's a used pack, so the DCIR has no doubt increased from new (which is supposed to be 60 mOhm).
by jonescg
Thu, 06 Dec 2018, 08:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 56
Views: 3009

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Most. Epic. Conversion. EVER!
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Dec 2018, 13:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I've not yet set the modules up for testing, but I will have several tests to do by the weekend. The one module have already built is to be the 'spare' module, and it's just as well because the thermal epoxy doesn't have the sort of coverage I'd like it to have. It's probably 90 % as good as it need...
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Dec 2018, 08:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV

Leaf brand new in 2012 was ~$55,000 Now, 7 years later, they are on the second hand market for ~$22,000 (nobody should pay that much for one, but that's the sticker price). So just over half the price in 7 years. Compare to say, a Pulsar which sold for $25,000 in 2012, and is second hand for about $...
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 12:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

It's a car hoist. It will be installed in the workshop ahead of the Prelude conversion. Since the battery is going where the fuel tank used to be, the hoist will make the whole job a lot easier.

It's a clear-floor type, so they are taller than the regular 2-post hoists.
by jonescg
Mon, 03 Dec 2018, 21:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Managed to get a little help from Mike to bring the hoist up the hill. The Hyab truck they use to deliver and install wouldn't fit through the carport, so we had to unload it and roll it down to the shed. While we could have driven all the way back, we then wouldn't have a means to get it off the tr...
by jonescg
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 13:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

I answered it anyway... as an electric scooter rider :lol:
by jonescg
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 12:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Melbourne has the record for the hottest day in any Australian capital, so I don't agree with your claim that we don't have to worry about external heat causing degradation. Even Hobart can get over 40 degrees on rare occasions. This is true, but it's about the long term average temperature. Hobart...
by jonescg
Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 19:32
Forum: Other
Topic: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...



Really, bigger and bigger trucks, electric or otherwise, are not what the world needs :(
by jonescg
Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 10:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6226

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Not exactly a gigafactory, maybe a kilofactory?
3 modules worth.jpg
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by jonescg
Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 09:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planning Scooter Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 2208

Re: Planning Scooter Conversion

In my experience, the cost of importing things is roughly: Total cost to you = Invoice in USD or EUR * exchange rate * 1.14 So if the bill from your Chinese vendor is US$5350 (including shipping) - you can expect to pay a total of AU$8844, assuming an exchange multiplier of 1.45. Arrange a customs b...
by jonescg
Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 19:58
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Official launch of the Bassendean charging station.
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Official launch of the Bassendean charging station.

Might come down for a scoot! And complain about the lack of 10 A GPOs :P
by jonescg
Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 09:30
Forum: Other
Topic: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Starts at US$65k, so $100k here I would guess. Which if you look at the price of a new F-truck... It's not that crazy.
by jonescg
Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 22:23
Forum: Other
Topic: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...
Replies: 8
Views: 285

When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

:shock:
H.-Rivian_R1T_Beach-e1543221920755.jpg
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I don't normally give a hoot about pick up trucks, but this actually looks bloody impressive.
https://electrek.co/2018/11/26/rivian-r ... kup-specs/
by jonescg
Sat, 24 Nov 2018, 19:30
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

I would certainly be interested in the case - plan is to install more capacity. Would be good to minimise the time spent off the road by working on the battery pack first.
Not interested in the cells as such, but whatever is easier.