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by Bryce
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 05:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

Hi there - short answer: 'Yes!' Longer answer: 'Hell yes - go for it!' Having in 2019 done 2400km around Vic in 7 days with no DC fast chargers (https://thedriven.io/2019/10/10/re-defining-the-australian-long-weekend-drive-with-an-electric-kona/) - that trip would be easy if you have access to 15A o...
by Bryce
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 04:37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 29
Views: 459

Re: Prospective EV owner

As FYIs: the coming Nissan Ariya has liquid battery cooling .... and even the e-NV200 van (base on the Leaf) has had an active air system cooling system since 2014. Leaf has been the standout for not including either.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 09 Jan 2021, 06:33
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: And then there were 5...

And now there is only 1. (CJ: is that the famous Esperence experience one? ;-) )

... plus one Kangoo EV. (BTW - Renault are still importing and selling them!)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 08 Jan 2021, 09:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion
Replies: 22
Views: 230

Re: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion

Hi George - have you spoken to Graeme at Suzi Auto/OZDIYEV yet? He offers conversion kits for Suzuki cars, as well as being very supportive of EV converters and is a long-term member of AEVA.
He's based in Qld - sites:
https://www.ozdiyelectricvehicles.com/
https://www.suziauto.com/

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 02 Jan 2021, 05:33
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Hi there Chris - that symptom in a Blade is indicative of a failing AZD controller. Mine failed that way. Definitely worth checking the other options .... but my money is on the controller. Simplest fix is installing a Curtis motor and controller (there are options for installing a new controller on...
by Bryce
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 07:06
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

Re: Single phase charging

Hi there - seems to be an issue with Zoes and some EVSEs. (Had the same happen with ours on my wall EVSE - the Zoe randomly stops charging. A reset of the EVSE off/on again sets it right again). Am in the process of swapping the EVSE over to another. Will report back once that's done.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 10:05
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Maps Self updater
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Hyundai Maps Self updater

Probably a specific dealer thing. My maps didn't get updated at the 1500 or 15,000km services-but I swapped dealer for my recent 12 mth service and they mentioned the maps would be done before I even got the chance to ask for it!
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 14:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 3-Phase Adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: 3-Phase Adapter

Hi there - I often use a constant voltage/constant current benchtop power supply for just that purpose. I set the voltage in gentle stages to bring the cell back to the rest of the pack and set the current to a suitably safe level to avoid cooking it. (2 or 3 amps max).
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 08:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

Re: Single phase charging

:lol:
jonescg wrote: Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 20:26 *Frenchmans spit*
I doonot like this po-wer!
by Bryce
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 08:27
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: bike racks for Kona

Re roofracks on a Kona: recently did my usual run to Rosebud with ladders and a plank on the roof doing 80 to 100km/h for most of the 80km trip - took about 12% off the range compared to my usual run.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 13:43
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: And then there were 5...

Not a worry as far as I am concerned. Lots of them overseas. In fact they have been the best selling EV in Europe for years. Renault also have an obligation to provide support and parts here for 10 years. Plus Renault are the biggest auto group in the world. Guessing they are likely to be around for...
by Bryce
Sat, 12 Dec 2020, 05:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC
Replies: 26
Views: 808

Re: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC

If anybody here picks it up - would be interested in buying a few small items off it... If it was in Melb, might have been interested to buy it and do a break-down of one. Would be all too hard to get it brought down from Qld though. On a brighter note: any luck David in getting a replacement? Best ...
by Bryce
Sat, 05 Dec 2020, 05:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 32
Views: 749

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Sounds weird. Will chase it up and get back to you.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 05 Dec 2020, 05:33
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 68
Views: 13376

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Hi Ray - the talk from EVs Enhanced at the 2020 EV Vision conference is available for viewing (well, will be soon ;-) Tickets for the website are only $25 (or free to conference attendees - was part of the ticket benefits). See thread on the conference for more details. Cheers Bryce FORMER 2020 EV V...
by Bryce
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: My senior moment ...
Replies: 1
Views: 125

My senior moment ...

Ah hah - seems I have just qualified for 'Senior member' according to the website! (My designation just moved from 'Groupie' to 'Senior Member').
Only took 10 years as a forum member. Or was it the mark of reaching 400 posts?
Cheers
Bryce
P.S. Do I get a senior card too?
by Bryce
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 13:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Hi all - letting you know the website and system for viewing the conference sessions and downloading resources should be available in a week or two. (There is only one of me, and I am worn out!)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 09:02
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: And then there were 5...

First batch in 2017 was approx 50. Second batch in 2019 was 75 .... less write-offs for oil damage! (See https://thedriven.io/2019/08/08/renault ... oil-spill/ )

Guessing approx 100?

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 15:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: bike racks for Kona

Hi there - the back of the petrol vs electric Kona is the same. If you use a flat bar towbar like the Tag (https://www.tagtowbars.com.au/products/ ... 9336653935) - which is the one I've fitted - that bike rack will fit.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 11:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: And then there were 5...

Enjoy! Zoe is a lovely car. My partner is still wrapt in hers after 2 months. If only Renault had brought the current ZE50 Zoe here .... would've been tempted to swap the Kona if they'd included the R135 GT line Zoe ;-) ...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 14:30
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: DC Motors - Shunt?
Replies: 20
Views: 523

Re: DC Motors - Shunt?

Personally, I'd go AC - the price difference with DC is very little now and you get a whole lot more flexibility through programming if you select the right brand ... and a whole lot more confusion if you get one with a less than helpful computer programming interface .... :-( Will dig out my notes ...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 14:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

Hi there - the EVSE is nothing but an automatic power point controlled by the car. For a Zoe - provided the EVSE charges at or above 3.6kW, the Zoe battery will be charged the same by all EVSEs irrespective of brand. Below 3.6kW the Zoe Chameleon charger gets very inefficient, so that's why Renault ...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 04:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

Yes, the 2 comms pins plus the earth go through. (Especially the earth!) Cheers Bryce As an addendum: if you check the CCS2 plugs at the charging sites - you'll see the three top pins of the Type 2 socket are populated as well as the 2 big DC pins. These are the proximity and pilot pins (the 2 uppe...
by Bryce
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 16:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

Yes, the 2 comms pins plus the earth go through. (Especially the earth!)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 09:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs on the up ... and up
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: EVs on the up ... and up

jonescg wrote: Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 20:35 Amazingly the cheapest EVs are still $15k or so.
Considering the Leaf was over $50k 8 years ago its not all bad. But cars are just a waste of money, some are bigger wastes than others.
But some are fun to waste it on. 😆
by Bryce
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 16:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs on the up ... and up
Replies: 4
Views: 210

EVs on the up ... and up

Wow - CarSales.com.au listings for EVs for the first time have cracked 500 for sale! Give the total site has reduced from a high of near 200,000 in Feb to a current 131,000 ... but the number of EVs for sale never fell. Instead they have steadily increased over the same time. AND there weren't the s...