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by jonescg
Today, 15:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 23
Views: 2677

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Hi All, Now that the bank and I share a home, I figure it's time to add solar and storage. My ~8 kWh battery as the subject of this thread is probably not up to the task, and I want to go fully legit. So what's the plan of attack? The house: House.JPG It's a basic open gable with an east-west split....
by jonescg
Yesterday, 21:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 172
Views: 11389

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Series wins. Cooling loop installed.jpg So the diagram to the right is the working solution. I ran just a single string of three modules in series and measures about 2 lpm which is more than adequate. With two of these 3-series loops in parallel the flow is pretty close to 3 lpm. So adding two more ...
by jonescg
Yesterday, 10:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 172
Views: 11389

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Agree about the flow rate - as long as it's moving, I don't think it matters. But pressure is an issue - less pressure is safer all round. All the battery fittings and plumbing is 3/8 (or 9.5 mm) and that's the main source of flow restriction. I did run the test battery module at 3 l/min (about 6 ti...
by jonescg
Yesterday, 10:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 172
Views: 11389

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Yes it would be difficult to ensure the same flow. And making all hoses the same length would require me to run hoses around the back, where I definitely don't have the space. I'm not opposed to the series runs, but I will need a better / bigger pump. The Bosch 12 V pumps with 19 mm fittings are gre...
by jonescg
Yesterday, 08:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 172
Views: 11389

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

So I have a couple of options for plumbing the battery cooling loop. I can run three in series and parallel these, along with the last two in series, paralleled. Or I can run two paralleled lots of three in series, and the other two in series, in parallel with the six. To borrow (and then butcher) a...
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 13:31
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: ZEVA

Hi Terry, @zeva might chime in, but if you're in town it would be good to catch up regardless!
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 11:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 172
Views: 11389

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

mikedufty wrote:
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 11:47
I hope they don't make you take all that apart for the licensing inspection.
That's what the photos are for :)
by jonescg
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 18:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 172
Views: 11389

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Today was a good day for progress on the Prelude - I have finished all the work on the inside as far as the rear seats are concerned. Also, the charge port (complete with LEDs) is installed. I finished the charge port first - pretty straight forwards. I added a length of 4-core cable to the charge l...
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 21:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 74
Views: 11549

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: 172
Views: 11389

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: 2604
Views: 354778

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: 2604
Views: 354778

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: 409

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: 172
Views: 11389

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
Charge control box2.png (54.21 KiB) Viewed 341 times
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: 172
Views: 11389

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: 1624

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: 172
Views: 11389

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: 1624

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: 16
Views: 974

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: 172
Views: 11389

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: 172
Views: 11389

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: 38
Views: 528

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: 172
Views: 11389

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: 172
Views: 11389

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...