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by djsharpe
Thu, 19 May 2016, 16:19
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Dinner for Matt Melbourne
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Dinner for Matt Melbourne

Ive been away to Syd up via Princes Hwy & return Hume Tesla of course. Ive found a suitable venue The Prince Alfred Hotel right next to the SC Richmond and is in Chyrch St. 31st May Will book table under name Tesla. You can contact me 0425877373. Will see if any of the Tesla staff want to come. Only...
by djsharpe
Sat, 07 May 2016, 16:07
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Dinner for Matt Melbourne
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Dinner for Matt Melbourne

Matt is returning to Perth thru Melbourne and I propose a dinner for him 31st May at a Pub within a few ks north or west of CBD. Im looking for one with off-street parking best. Pl indicate if interested
by djsharpe
Sun, 10 Apr 2016, 17:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 3 cars for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 213

3 cars for sale

I have my Charade (converted by CSIRO) for sale. Has 9 inch motor Advanced controller 144V 90Ahr Thundersky bat in good condition. 3 Zivan chargers 40A DC DC converter. This EV has been to Canberra & Adelaide on its own power. Spare controller. Both controllers are not working which is why I stopped...
by djsharpe
Mon, 04 Apr 2016, 18:32
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging Teslas from an Australian 3 phase outlet
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Charging Teslas from an Australian 3 phase outlet

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... 41/page-22

Wire up your own from the mob charger 16A 415V over 10kW. Use solar MC ferrules-some electrical knowledge needed.
by djsharpe
Fri, 26 Feb 2016, 02:42
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla ride sharing
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Tesla ride sharing

im providing my Tes for a friends daughters wedding 1st April
by djsharpe
Tue, 16 Feb 2016, 12:15
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Hi David, Thank you for your enquiry. We do not have 3 phase outlets available, and it would depend on the time of year you are travelling. We would not be able to supply 3 x 15Amp power point during peak season. Our peak season runs from March to November. Regards, Reception Port Augusta BIG4 Holid...
by djsharpe
Mon, 15 Feb 2016, 19:15
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Balladonia Roadhouse.(WA) I have had a response to my request to charge. They have a 5 pin 3 ph outlet available for EVs. Rating to be advised.They are keen to offer facilities to EVs. http://www.balladoniahotelmotel.com.au I will contact others on the route but my bias is towards the longer range T...
by djsharpe
Mon, 15 Feb 2016, 16:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 19726

Australia's first Electric Highway!

We have our own electric hwy on the East Coast but unfortunately you need a Tesla to use it. It is between Syd & Melb. Syd & Bne this year. They are building Port Macquarie now. With care you should get to PMac from Syd & get another part charge using Plugshare before hitting Bne where there are hig...
by djsharpe
Fri, 12 Feb 2016, 14:01
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Ive now got 1500ks of driving up having driven from Syd to Melb via ACT. Ive bought the chademo & mennekes adaptors from Tesla but not used yet. ACT has no charge stamp duty on initial rego. Ive used all of the Superchargers except the Richmond one which is out of the way. On the way back I stopped ...
by djsharpe
Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 18:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

He said some caoacitors became loose and the owner bought a new wall unit. He may have travelled on rough roads on the way. Ill be leaving mine is foam packaging.
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by djsharpe
Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 15:57
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

A Tesla techician told me that a tesla owner attemped the crossing using his wall unit which was never intended as a travelling unit. It failed from vibration and he was left stranded and had to be flat-bedded to his destination. Was this Steve B? . If so the crossing is still waiting to be conquere...
by djsharpe
Fri, 22 Jan 2016, 19:26
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Chademo
Replies: 18
Views: 3114

Chademo

I use a three phase set of Variacs to control capacitors connected to an induction alternator. The Variacs are rated at 25A. If set at 160V position you could produce 6kVA x 3 x 2/3 = 12kVA for charging a 400V battery. Might serve as a rough non finishing charger. Need 6 diodes on a heat sink & outp...
by djsharpe
Fri, 22 Jan 2016, 03:46
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 19726

Australia's first Electric Highway!

but 24 hrs to charge a Tes.
by djsharpe
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 21:58
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 19726

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Can you just turnup wth the right connections (electrical) & suck electrons?
by djsharpe
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 15:05
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Does this device connect directly with the traction battery? To do this using 3 phases it would need full bridge rectifier & handshake etc.
by djsharpe
Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 21:51
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Is that ex the electric hwy WA? Where can I buy the charger or is the Tesla supplied kit?
by djsharpe
Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 17:25
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

I hope to drive at around 70ks. The range calc says you can get 700ks at this speed so Id use 600ks planned range per day with 19 inch wheels at max psi. Is 3 ph charging using 3 phases or is it just a plug using the higher current available from these?
by djsharpe
Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 16:36
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Im not such a puritan Kurt. I used this genset on my earlier trips to Canberra and Adelaide (converted Diahatsu) which had a max range of 150ks. It was only used once Keith to Horsham 200ks (also tailgated a truck at 110ks). It is a range insurance policy & was outside the car. No fuel carried excep...
by djsharpe
Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 14:25
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

On checking the cost of the train I might do better to return via Albany. One Caravan Park advised they couldnt offer three outlets during peak season March to November. Plugshare indicates a paucity of power but any caravan park could be approached I guess. The remote ones are most likely diesel po...
by djsharpe
Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 19:21
Forum: AEVA ACT Branch
Topic: ACTEWAGL charger
Replies: 0
Views: 1203

ACTEWAGL charger

Pl advise if & when this charger will RFS
by djsharpe
Sat, 16 Jan 2016, 20:24
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging Teslas from an Australian 3 phase outlet
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Charging Teslas from an Australian 3 phase outlet

Id be interested, D
by djsharpe
Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 05:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MIEV Battery Replacement warning
Replies: 72
Views: 10331

I-MIEV Battery Replacement warning

if you have selectronics or sunnyboy inverters you can ac couple your ex miev bat using a grid inverter. this saves you the trouble of braking up the bat. ill give more info if you are interested. d
by djsharpe
Mon, 11 Jan 2016, 12:13
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

In fact each circuit would have a CB & contactor & the 3 pin plug fitted with a position uswitch such that no power flows until all plugs are in position & turned on thus preventing a 3PP becoming energised if unused. Unused 3PPs would be put in a dummy GPO. The box housing the above would have line...
by djsharpe
Sun, 10 Jan 2016, 22:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar charging
Replies: 21
Views: 1310

Solar charging

If that is the case (seems doubtful) put the PV on a rels friends or n'bours property.
by djsharpe
Sun, 10 Jan 2016, 17:04
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

You might be able to double triple etc by bringing multiple 15A male plugs and bringing them into a switch box to common before going to wall charger. The trick is to find all your supplies from the one phase or you will short out 415V. 3 such units will give you 45A. Another approach is to have an ...