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by jonescg
Yesterday, 14:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Aluminium Air battery
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Aluminium Air battery

So it's a primary battery then? Aluminium is interesting as it exists as a 3+ ion in most forms. That is, Al3+ requires 3 moles of electrons to become a metal. In other words, a boatload of electricity. So the 'stored' energy of a block of aluminium is significant. However it's not a rechargeable ba...
by jonescg
Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 10:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Cairns use group, conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Cairns use group, conversion

There was a chap up there working on a conversion - @KDRYAN
by jonescg
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 15:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Battery pack prices plummet
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Battery pack prices plummet

Looks fine from here, but the trick will be to fully charge it and check the voltages then, likewise when close to Turtle mode. That's where the big discrepancies are.
by jonescg
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 13:15
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric Motor Cycle 9 KW
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Electric Motor Cycle 9 KW

Will you have these on display in Brisbane next month?

PS You might want to check your corporate member status - I think it lapsed.
by jonescg
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 13:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you

In order of importance:

1. Available.
2. Affordable.
3. 200-250 km range on the highway (any more would be a waste)
4. Blue.
by jonescg
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 10:44
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

And that was a nasty hit - mount a kerb at speed?
by jonescg
Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 11:56
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop

Awesome! Take lots of photos for us!
by jonescg
Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 13:09
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Leaf spotted...
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 2018 Leaf spotted...

My CRX is pretty close to unserviceable, but I can't afford an EV to replace it. So I have to stump up to maintain it and sweath the two-wheeled options as long as I can. We would like to buy a used Leaf (maybe from Japan) in the first half of next year, but it's got to be under $14k. Very frustrati...
by jonescg
Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 11:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 61
Views: 3427

Re: AVASS Battery order details

The clearing account I'd set up had a payment of $525 in it referenced: "FERGUSON SOLAR BATTERIES". The amount looks like a half-payment but I have no matching records for it. Anyway, because of this extra payment I was able to pay the full shipping bill with $76 to spare. If not for this I would b...
by jonescg
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 15:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug

I think your best bet would be something like this?
https://www.gelcoservices.com.au/gelco_ ... ehicle.htm
GS1026 for the type 2 version.
by jonescg
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 14:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Gear ratios and torque
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Gear ratios and torque

Yep, that's correct. You are of course limited by speed now, so it won't be a particularly fast mover, but should move OK.
by jonescg
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 08:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 27
Views: 8236

Re: Michael's MR-02-EV

Nice one! I got the air cooled one for the Prelude conversion. If ends up running too hot I can always swap the fins for a cooling block.
by jonescg
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 12:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 56
Views: 3200

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

mikedufty wrote:
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 11:30
Looks like I shouldn't try to sell my i-MiEV to Chris for Kat's "reliable car" as it would end up in pieces in the garage before long.
In that instance the CRX would be in pieces before the iMiEV...
by jonescg
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 11:00
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

From Jason: "Hey Chris, Avass will be able to supply the buyer with a mountain of technical information on these buses, but as for complete manuals not in the form of a Gregory book. Parts are available & Avass will be supplying some spare parts with the purchase of the buses. The fast chargers will...
by jonescg
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 10:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 56
Views: 3200

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Probably ready to place an order at the end of the month. 88 of the 100 Ah cells for the iMiEV for certain.
by jonescg
Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 15:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 56
Views: 3200

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I think the first step will be to get your hands on an old iMiEV battery and pull it apart. Take your time and work out how many cells can be made to fit, without complicating the BMS placement and wiring. Then it should be a quick replacement job.
by jonescg
Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 09:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV

The RAC report included the cost of finance, as if to suggest that borrowing money to buy a car is not only the done thing, it's encouraged.
by jonescg
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 09:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

I'd add the Kangoo ZE to the list of EVs available now.

Also hope to be able to add the Ioniq EV + PHEV and the Kona EV to the list by year's end.
by jonescg
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 08:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Nah, we don't keep a record of peoples vehicles. Mainly rely on the friendly community we have to share amongst themselves :)
by jonescg
Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 16:12
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k

What sort of price are you looking at selling the iMiEV for Mike?
by jonescg
Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 08:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k

I'm hoping to have the CRX back on the road by the weekend. But Kat's mind is made up...
by jonescg
Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 08:09
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k

Not a bad suggestion... Will definitely look into that.
by jonescg
Thu, 04 Oct 2018, 20:44
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k

Well the CRX suffered another ignition problem and left Kat stranded. $300 worth of towtruck later we're home, but she's refused to drive it ever again. Even if I find the source of the problem and fix it, 99.9% reliable is not reliable enough. So we're in the market for a used EV, preferably a Leaf...