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by jonescg
Yesterday, 09:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: TE Connectivity contactors
Replies: 3
Views: 44

TE Connectivity contactors

Ever wished you could find a contactor small enough to do pre-charging or HV auxiliary switching but didn't want to fill a massive box up with needlessly large contactors? Looks like TE Connectivity have some up with some pretty neat solutions. http://www.te.com/global-en/products/relays-contactors-...
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 14:47
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

That switch on the vehicle side - is it a microswitch built into the Type-2 car charge port?
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 14:04
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Complete parts to make EV
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: FS: Complete parts to make EV

Kel wrote:
Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 13:18
Pictures: I am happy to send pictures (not sure how to add them to this post)
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Just make sure they are under 200 kB or so.

And while it's sad to see an EV reverted to ICE, I can appreciate the desire for more comfort :)

I'm sure there will be plenty of interest!

Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 13:13
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: jonescg's eCRX build thread
Replies: 36
Views: 5018

Re: jonescg's eCRX build thread

Tempting, but it's a fully operational race bike as is, so I'm not likely to raid it for a motor and inverter. But that's more or less the sort of power I want to use in the CRX. We're looking to buy a house at the moment, so a shed to park a project in and work on for a year is important. It would ...
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 14:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 105g/km CO2?
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: 105g/km CO2?

It is - and it has been recently updated to be a bit more relevant to the new mix of energy in the grid. You can find the most recent update of the factors here: http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/5a169bfb-f417-4b00-9b70-6ba328ea8671/files/national-greenhouse-accounts-factors-july-...
by jonescg
Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 12:22
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable

Would that work with the Type-2 connector as well? Given that it doesn't have a switch on the handset?
by jonescg
Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 09:51
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable

That's what I had in mind - thanks Mike. I assume all this does is allows the charge point contactor to close and commence charging, but has no means to change the power output of the charger? Which is an acceptable compromise IMO.
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 20:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: jonescg's eCRX build thread
Replies: 36
Views: 5018

Re: jonescg's eCRX build thread

Wow - four and a half years since I last posted here... Well to be fair I did build a race bike and that took all my money. But I can also see how little I knew at the start of this thread, and how far I've come. And the fact that I'm still posting questions shows how far to go :D I have since moved...
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 13:21
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable

reecho wrote:
Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 12:57

The best solution is to convince the supplier of your BMS to include it in his product... :-)
Paging @zeva :D
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 11:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable

Hi Everyone, Conversions are still happening, and for as long as we're allowed to, we will continue to build them. But being able to use a public charger would be lovely. I'd really like this post to be a go-to source for wiring diagrams and circuits for making sure your conversion is able to plug i...
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 13:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1813

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I have some lower current HV connectors and 4 m of cable which can come directly from the battery pack. I just figured if I'm going to be putting a contactor in series with the charging leads, I might as well use the same one as the discharging leads. Anyway, the charger is the size of a small brief...
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 10:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home

A replacement pack would probably be $7000 - plus the low cost of the car it would still be a low cost entry to EVs
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 09:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1813

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

HV distribution rev 1.png
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R indicates a resistor across the main terminals of the contactor.
(edited to use the words closed and open, instead of off and on)
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 09:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1813

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Yeah, the AC and DC/DC converter can be 'enabled' via a low voltage signal, so once their caps are charged there shouldn't be any significant energy consumption outside of the need to charge the 12 V auxiliary battery.
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 08:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1813

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Sorry I meant putting a resistor across the contactors of the AC and DC/DC converter, while leaving the master contactor as is. I will draw another diagram...
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 21:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1813

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I could probably leave a resistor across the contactor since the master contactor will be open whenever the vehicle is vacant.
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 21:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1813

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

OK, a few ideas please. I have been planning on using a master contactor inside the traction battery enclosure for safety, but it turns out the inverter I'll be using manages precharge itself. So I was thinking of setting it up a bit like this: HV distribution.png This way any time I want to charge,...
by jonescg
Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 16:06
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home

Some photos would be awesome - unless you have a build log here on the forum?
by jonescg
Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 14:57
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home

So that's a working, road-registered, licensed conversion for $1500?? That's a steal if I understand correct. Pretty sure someone over east would be keen.
by jonescg
Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 12:53
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 28
Views: 3118

Re: Renault EVs

We have just ordered our Zoe Intens from BBBerwick, we are in Brisbane. So far, after a full 5 working days it hasn’t arrived in Berwick from the Port of Melbourne..... BBBerwick have been good to deal with but I sense Renault are not serious in the market. I think you are right - Renault has a cap...
by jonescg
Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 19:59
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Heat Conductive Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Heat Conductive Materials

It will end up in my face though, since I'll be working from underneath the car. Funny thing about gravity... :lol: From your picture there I wonder if you couldn't secure the copper coil ends somehow, loosen the clamps and pack Plasticine all around the sides were it might leak out. Then sort of f...
by jonescg
Thu, 07 Jun 2018, 11:03
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Around Australia Electric Highway
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Around Australia Electric Highway

https://www.plugshare.com/location/131757 for example. The longest stretch on the Nullarbor is now 180-odd km. And that's because there is literally nothing between the two roadhouses. I think the iMiEV or a Leaf would struggle in a few points, but jeffthewalker managed to drive his Leaf around the ...
by jonescg
Thu, 07 Jun 2018, 09:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Around Australia Electric Highway
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Around Australia Electric Highway

The route around Australia is now complete! Thanks to the efforts of AEVA members and Tesla owners, we can now drive any electric car around the country without the need for a generator. Australian charge points.JPG Bring an adaptor so you can use one, or all of the phases of these mainly 3-phase, 3...
by jonescg
Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 13:14
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Heat Conductive Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Heat Conductive Materials

Aluminium and copper will corrode quite quickly, so a pourable compound would be ideal. The stuff I have will pour slowly, but you can also fill a 50 ml syringe and force it into nooks and crannies. It takes about an hour to set firm. If you ever needed to remove it you can probably chip it off. The...
by jonescg
Fri, 01 Jun 2018, 20:53
Forum: Other
Topic: MikeD - E-Max 110S
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: MikeD - E-Max 110S

Interesting. I would have thought that the higher voltage made it spin faster. Mine does 70 on 16s LiFePO4.