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by jonescg
Today, 16:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Brighsun 220Ah cells
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Brighsun 220Ah cells

In all seriousness though, I think you can buy thick walled aluminium tube from Bunnings or the like with an 8 mm diameter hole. You could put that on top of the buslink and then put the cell top monitor on top of that. The M8 bolt would tighten all of them down with NoAlOx or carbon-based grease.
by jonescg
Today, 13:30
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Brighsun 220Ah cells
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Brighsun 220Ah cells

coulomb wrote:
Today, 13:26

The vent height is a bit of an issue if like me you want to use cell-top cell management units:
Nah - just pack it out with a dozen zinc plated washers! :P
by jonescg
Yesterday, 13:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Sorry, all the cells were taken. It was only open to financial members of the AEVA. There may be other offers like this in the future, so it's worth signing up. But we would say that... ;)
by jonescg
Tue, 17 Jul 2018, 16:28
Forum: BMW
Topic: I3S CCS2 DC charging woes
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: I3S CCS2 DC charging woes

Glad it's working out. I guess it would be up to the local governments as to whether or not they upgrade the CCS-1 to CCS-2.
How's the range on the new i3-s?
by jonescg
Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 21:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Just letting everyone know that Queensland's order has made it to Springwood, and all of the shipping consignments have been paid for. We can expect Tassie's shipment to arrive in Launceston tomorrow some time, and WA at the end of this week. The final bill came to $92,100 for cells and $7919 for fr...
by jonescg
Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 13:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Converting petrol quad bike to EV
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Converting petrol quad bike to EV

I have a project on the backburner to convert a quad bike. I don't really need much speed, would be happy with walking speed, It is a 4WD model used for towing things around the farm. Being 4WD the engine has two drive shafts. I'd love to get a direct drive dual shaft motor, but that seems unrealis...
by jonescg
Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 14:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 57
Views: 2503

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Very good to know! Yes there will be a need for adapting the additional AC parts to the existing system, particularly crimping onto the heat exchanger after the evaporator/blower unit.
I'm in Willetton, but will be moving to Kalamunda soon.
by jonescg
Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 21:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Imiev bms
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Imiev bms

I would definitely recommend an aftermarket BMS for a conversion. Just use the cells as they are and install a known entity from ZEVA/EV-Power/Batrium.
by jonescg
Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 14:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: TE Connectivity contactors
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: TE Connectivity contactors

You can see the magnetic blow-outs potted in the top corners of the unit.
by jonescg
Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 19:44
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 45 times 90AmpHr LiFePo cells, charger, BMS, plus
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: 45 times 90AmpHr LiFePo cells, charger, BMS, plus

Damn... If I wasn't in the process of buying a house I might have jumped at that!
by jonescg
Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 14:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Some pictures of the 23 kWh and 11 kWh battery allotments thanks to Mic in Adelaide!
460 Ah cells in Tesla boot.JPG
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by jonescg
Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 09:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Batteries have reached Adelaide and Sydney already - please get in touch with Mic or Ewan respectively to collect your cells!
by jonescg
Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 20:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Elcon 3kW cuts out after 1 hour
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Elcon 3kW cuts out after 1 hour

I think @coulomb might have a few ideas, but heat was going to be my first suggestion...
by jonescg
Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 08:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: AVASS Battery order details

And finally they are on a truck destined for Murrunbateman, Launceston, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Phew!
Loaded Batteries Lrg.jpg
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by jonescg
Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 09:14
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Thanks guys, We'll see where it all ends once the cells are picked up. They still haven't left Melbourne yet. Seems all other states are sorted except WA now. Likely they have packed additional cells on the WA order by mistake and don't want to remove them. Fair enough, people will line up to buy th...
by jonescg
Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 14:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 11
Views: 339

AVASS Battery order details

Hi All. I have decided I will put some information about the AVASS/AEVA battery deal here for reference. Firstly, the origin of the cells was Brighsun, and their electric bus project. Sadly the bus project fell over, so they were keen to liquidate the cells. They had about 2 MWh worth of LFP cells -...
by jonescg
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 16:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1678
Views: 268066

Re: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

For only the strong survive.
by jonescg
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 13:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds

I'm beginning to thing we need a whole sub-forum devoted to solar and storage...
by jonescg
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 13:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: My home battery storage system

Depending on what you think you might use your stored sunshine for, it may be possible to run say, the light circuits and one GPO circuit from a battery-inverter. It's going to be a fairly predicable load year-round and probably well within the battery's storage. In my case I know I will never need ...
by jonescg
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 09:02
Forum: Other
Topic: Jaguar i-PACE SUV might arrive 3Q 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Jaguar i-PACE SUV might arrive 3Q 2018

Yep, type 2 means 3-phase destination chargers are good to go.
I read that the LCT will actually be INCREASED! Low emissions vehicles are still subject to some relief, but it would make more sense to just get rid of it.
by jonescg
Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 10:21
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Around Australia Electric Highway
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Around Australia Electric Highway

ev.2549 wrote:
Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 10:19
I can now use both CCS1 and CCS2, so that helps.
Oooh so you got the adaptor?
by jonescg
Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 08:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: My home battery storage system

Nope, just slid the drawer in. I was originally planning on having someone help but end the end I just picked up the shelf on my own and slide it in. It was heavy but I could lower it onto a milk crate first.
by jonescg
Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 19:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: My home battery storage system

So how do you power the house coulomb ? I assume you have a PIP4048 or similar with a built-in changeover relay which flicks over to mains when the battery voltage drops too low? And the inverter is set to PV priority? Otherwise I assume the mains will attempt to charge the battery as soon as it dro...
by jonescg
Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 09:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: My home battery storage system

Bruce is popping over this morning so I will ask the owner of the inverter directly ☺.
Could you not put each 220 Ah cell in parallel with the existing cells? Saves on an extra BMS but the wiring would be a bit of a hassle.
by jonescg
Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 08:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

This is true - but assuming they were way out of balance it would help. I did that for my scooter batteries however they were lower capacity and I did leave them for a good 3 weeks. Probably the better option is to charge them in this state as a giant 3.2 V cell. That way any individual cell differe...