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by jonescg
Yesterday, 11:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

All the cells have been allocated to each branch - none remain. Thanks to everyone - you will be getting an email with payment and shipping details early next week.
Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 09:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

4Springs wrote:
Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 06:26
I'm not sure that the specifications are correct for the 220Ah version - they are exactly the same as the 460Ah version except for the weight. Even lists the capacity as 460Ah!
That was my typo... Sorry about that.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 20:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

Should point out that there are still some 11 kWh battery packs available over east:
(Updated 9:48 am WST 24/06/2018)

ACT 0
NSW 0
QLD 0
SA/NT 0
TAS 0
VIC 0
WA 0

WA filled its allocation within about 3 hours!
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 19:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

Makes me kinda sad to learn that an electric bus project has fallen through. I don't have any use of one of these batteries, but I'm happy others do. Yeah I was really bummed to hear about that too. Would have much preferred an Australian company to build E-buses than a bunch of storage batteries, ...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 18:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

440 Ah cells:
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by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 18:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

220 Ah battery images:
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by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 16:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

Wow. So that's been an interesting day of answering emails... AVASS were the company building the Brighsun electric bus in Melbourne. Sadly, the bus project fell through and they had 1.7 MWh worth of LFP batteries in need of a home. They very kindly contacted our association and offered us first dib...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 13:02
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Complete parts to make EV
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: FS: Complete parts to make EV

Hi Kel,
Merv, a recent new member is interested in the controller if you're parting it out. He's not got forum access sorted out yet, but I can relay information to him. I suspect he's forgotten his password...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 13:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dumtree e-max scooter
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Dumtree e-max scooter

"...and very quick" :lol: :lol: :lol:
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 09:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

Details of the home storage battery offer!!!
Brighsun LFP spec sheet.pdf
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by jonescg
Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 09:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 46
Views: 3882

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Yes but the Ioniq is also very efficient, so that 28 kWh will get you almost 200 km. Still a bit short, but definitely better range than a 2012 Leaf.
by jonescg
Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 09:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: TE Connectivity contactors
Replies: 6
Views: 124

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: 12
Views: 238

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: 7
Views: 254

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: 5160

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: 138

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: 248

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: 248

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: 5160

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: 248

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: 248

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: 1927

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: 21
Views: 603

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: 1927

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: 1927

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.