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by jonescg
Yesterday, 21:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 69
Views: 11382

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

So Reecho - yourself and Harald have ordered one in Perth, there was one more you mentioned?
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 10:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Got the clamps welded up, and started to lay out the busbar. I wanted to put an isolator in the back, but it's probably just as easy to put the isolator up the front since I'm splitting the battery into a rear unit and front unit. The HVSL connector from Amphenol has an interlock circuit which can b...
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 08:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2599
Views: 353249

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Oh - I was going on an earlier response to a query concerning newer models of this inverter. It's about 100 posts back or something.

I can see how attempting to hold a LiFePO4 battery at 58.8 volts for hours would be undesirable. If it still have a float charge bug that's no good.
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 21:03
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2599
Views: 353249

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

I'm told the MPP Solar product range (like the PIP5048MK series) are solid products, and most of the bug fixes discussed in this thread are not issues in the later models. A friend wants to install a whopping 30 kW off-grid system in a shed on WA's south coast. At US$580 each, they are outstanding v...
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 16:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electrikhana.org
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Electrikhana.org

Well both the Tassie Electrikhana and the WA Electrikhana are up on the site and the booking links are live.
So get to it!
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 11:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

jonescg wrote:
Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 22:30
I think I have this right:
If you stare at it long enough you find a way :)
Charge control box2.png
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Saves me installing a microswitch.

Edit - just added a diode to prevent this from becoming a useless machine.
by jonescg
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 11:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Honestly, I don't think DC fast charging is necessary for the most part, especially on a conversion with limited capacity anyway. It's possible to fit 22 kW worth of on-board charger in most cases, and that's about as fast as a DC fast charge on a 24 kWh battery anyway, maybe 15 mins slower at the w...
by jonescg
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 21:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: Starting my journey.

Jon Egg in Warners Bay is reasonably close to you. Likewise with Elmofo.
by jonescg
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 20:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Productive weekend all round. We had a whole bunch of kindling to remove from the back corner of the yard, so the green waste bin was filled in half a day. So that left an afternoon to get busy drilling out potted holes in the battery floor. Module clamps.jpg The six rear battery modules will be hel...
by jonescg
Fri, 08 Feb 2019, 21:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: Starting my journey.

Wonderful to hear! Where are you based? I'm sure the community is keen to help.
by jonescg
Fri, 08 Feb 2019, 12:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Used vehicle (formerly ICE converted to EV)
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Wanted: Used vehicle (formerly ICE converted to EV)

This was one of the tidiest conversions I've ever seen. It looks great!
by jonescg
Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 22:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hmmm, turns out it needs a microswitch too.
by jonescg
Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 18:41
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

reecho wrote:
Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 17:48

I'm thinking the ZEVA BMS Core has some functionality for inhibits you can use..??
Yes there is some functionality there. Will look it up.
by jonescg
Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 14:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 416

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

If you go with LFP you won't need a new charger.
by jonescg
Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 22:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I think I have this right: Charge control box.png The charger will draw 32 amps from the wall by default. Most public chargers are good for 32 A, and the home will have a 32 A charge point installed. But for lower power, you need to turn it down using the ZEVA EVMS. Or a rotary switch with a series ...
by jonescg
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 21:56
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Where did you buy the plug from? These guys: https://evconnectors.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=173&search=vehicle+male+inlet&description=true It took a while because their supplier sent the wrong one to them in the UK, but luckily I wasn't in a huge rush. Once they got the right p...
by jonescg
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 21:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

Hmmm, sure looks that way:
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by jonescg
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 21:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

Ah - thanks for clearing that up. So the ES are still single phase only?
I'm thinking of setting one of them up on my house, but its a 3-phase home.
by jonescg
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 20:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Just arrived - Type-2 inlet with 32 A, three phase cable. I ordered a second one for my car :)
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by jonescg
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 14:18
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

Hi All, Goodwe have improved their website and critically, made their datasheets a little easier to follow: http://www.goodwe.com/ There are really three choices - GW5048ES, GW5048EM, and GW5048SBP. All three of these have a 3.6 kW version too, but for not much extra you can have room to grow. All o...
by jonescg
Mon, 04 Feb 2019, 14:06
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Electrikhana 2019, March 9th, Canning River Eco Education Centre
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Electrikhana 2019, March 9th, Canning River Eco Education Centre

The Perth Electrikhana is back! New year, new EVs and new location! EK19 poster LowRes.JPG The City of Canning have been magnificent in letting us host the event at the Canning River Eco Education Centre, otherwise known as Wilson Park or the Kent Street Weir. Attendance at the event is free, but if...
by jonescg
Sun, 03 Feb 2019, 12:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV News #234 available for download
Replies: 0
Views: 88

EV News #234 available for download

http://www.aeva.asn.au/content/ev-news-234

You just have to log in to read it.
by jonescg
Sun, 03 Feb 2019, 10:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Modules Questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Battery Modules Questions.

Yeah even Tesla doesn't do that. It has a sliding scale - if it's fully charged and the temperature is 45'C, it will run the chiller to bring it down to say, 25'C. If it's only 30% charged and it's 45'C, it might not run the chiller at all, or perhaps taking it down to 35'C. And it will only run the...
by jonescg
Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 18:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Modules Questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Battery Modules Questions.

Not sure - as each cell is wirebonded to the nickel plated aluminium busplate. It can't be much, surely. I guess the fairest comparison given the ambiguity around the cell's discharge performance, is to calculate peak heat removal by the cooling system. We know that quite accurately from the mass fl...