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by Bryce
Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 05:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV tuk-tuk off left Melbourne for drive to Cairns on Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 200

EV tuk-tuk off left Melbourne for drive to Cairns on Saturday

Hi all - the EV tuk-tuk done by RMIT students has left for all points north. Lots of traffic last week within the committees about meeting up with it - bit last-minute for Melb AEVA though as we only found about it last week! Other states will get a better chance to organise events though. Have fun....
by Bryce
Sun, 18 Nov 2018, 06:41
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Type 2 charge leads
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Type 2 charge leads: Caveat emptor

Hi all - would like to add a note of caution that built-in RCD protection is listed as 'optional'. IF you were thinking about ordering one - you must order it with Type B RCD protection. As for switching 16A currents without a decent sized relay to be seen - seems to me a rather unlikely candidate f...
by Bryce
Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 06:06
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: December 2018 meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 208

December 2018 meeting

December 12 will see our usual '2nd Wed of the month' monthly meeting and presentation. 7pm start at the Blackflat Community Hall, corner Springvale and Waverley Rds, Glen Waverley. Topics: Wrap-up report on EV Expo, Conference and AEVA AGMs in Brisbane - including pics and specs of Ioniq and Kona E...
by Bryce
Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 05:58
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: November special event: BBQ in the park, Sunday Nov 25th
Replies: 0
Views: 126

November special event: BBQ in the park, Sunday Nov 25th

Victorian AEVA and Renew EV Group annual joint BBQ get-together When: Sunday, November 25 Time: 11am Where: Finn's Reserve, corner Templestowe Road and Union Street, Templestowe Lower. Renew's Melbourne Electric Vehicle Branch (formerly the ATA Melbourne EV branch) and the Vic branch of the AEVA ar...
by Bryce
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 17:11
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

In that case, yours has the electronics. ☺ It will talk the EVSE into turning on and pull from the wall EVSE whatever the charger is set for. (Blades never pull much, so the chances of it exceeding the EVSE settings and confusing things are pretty close to nill). Cheers Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 18:51
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

Not a safe assumption. My mk5 Blade had a J1772 but did not charge on EVSEs. The one I am working on now plus last one I fixed both do. (Those were both 'upgraded' versions. Mine was an early fitted J1772 version). Easy to test, try it on either a portable or wall mount EVSE! Cheers Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 18:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Victorian conversion and registration requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

Or come to my talk at the Brisbane conference/expo. Its on the conversion process and staying sane throughout. (If that's possible ;-)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 18:05
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

Hi there-it's not the wallbox you need-it's some electronics you need to add to the car to convince any wallbox to turn on. Search for 'modular EV power AVC2'. You just add it to your car J1772 inlet socket and you are good to go for any AC EVSE. I have it on my Berlingo conversion and it works well...
by Bryce
Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 07:08
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

Hi there - your Blade possibly won't work with Mode 3 EVSEs (i.e. the fixed wall box AC ones) as they communicate with the car to allow charging. Is an easy fix if it won't though. Cheers Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 13:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you
Replies: 10
Views: 574

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

Was driving it yesterday - a blue Zoe.
Was hard to give it back after our AEVA display weekend!
Pity it doesn't have DC fast-charge (my 5th item to your 4 item list) or I'd order one. (Now waiting to look at the Kona EV when it arrives).
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 13:20
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Zoe charging

Hi Lou - Zoes here are only 22kW for three phase charging (7kW/30A per phase). I believe Renault de-tuned the charging rate with the increase in battery size from 22 to 41 kWh. (Something to do with too much heat build-up in the longer charge time perhaps?) Also - there are no 43kW (60A/phase) AC ch...
by Bryce
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 13:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you
Replies: 10
Views: 574

EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you

Hi all - as per my promise in EVNews - here is the thread for discussing the criteria for choosing an EV type that suits you .... So what do people think are the defining criteria for choosing between an EV type to buy? I tried my best to define some parameters - but there will be issues and experie...
by Bryce
Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 15:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Zappi EVSE
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Zappi EVSE

Hi Lou-have you spoken to the new Australian distributor of the Zapi yet? Rus is very helpful. They are a corporate AEVA member too. EVolution's details in 'Product Review' in latest EVNews. (As in a hint that Oct-Dec issue went out on Sunday so look out in you email inbox :-)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 15:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

... plus wait till EVNews comes out in next week or so-full Australian availability BEV and PHEV list including basic some specs for each in it. (Apologies for delay getting newsletter out: getting it all into the new format is taking longer than expected!)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 13:14
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: October AEVA Vic meeting, Wednesday 10th
Replies: 0
Views: 601

October AEVA Vic meeting, Wednesday 10th

Hi all - just a reminder that the next monthly AEVA meeting is this coming Wednesday, October 10th. 7pm start. Address: Blackflat Community Hall, corner Springvale and Waverley Rds, Glen Waverley. Topics for this meeting: - discuss last minute details for AEVA Motorclassica display, Oct 12 - 14 - Up...
by Bryce
Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 07:39
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

Hi Randall - email sent. Schematics and owner manual for Mk5 sent.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 06:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: Our new Zoe
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Our new Zoe

Hi Lou - I believe a batch of around 50 2017 R90s were sent to Australia. Best guess is that about half to 2/3rds of them are now sold. Ditto re Eco mode - my test drive initially seemed quite sluggish and I was quite disappointed - till I discovered the dealer had left it in Eco. Went much better o...
by Bryce
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 08:42
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Sept meeting talk topic
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Sept meeting talk topic

Hi all - reminder that the September meeting is Wed 12th (tomorrow as I type this). Meeting notice did go out some time ago as it is the AGM! Nominations received for all positions, so no need to avoid coming in case you thought you'd get 'roped in'. ;) We DO need you to come to hear about AEVA Vic'...
by Bryce
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 10:56
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

BTW: if anybody wants the later one: I have pdf's of both the Mk5 owner manual and its wiring schematics - just PM me if you want either.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 10:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

Hi Lou - unfortunately what you are asking for is 'how long is a piece of string'! It can range between $600 and $10,000 depending on if/how much upgrade work is needed to supply 32A. If you want a detailed consumer oriented info article on the ins & outs of installing an EVSE at home - see ReNew ma...
by Bryce
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 15:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 3983

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

Just in passing for those looking to assess a secondhand Leaf. My 2011 Leaf has 9 bars left at 40,000km but still does 100km in summer and 80 in winter. Guess-o-meter is absolutely useless for knowing range on it though. Leaf-Spy very much more helpful.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 12:25
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

Short answer: unless you are using it as a base to rebuild to your own specifications, don't! (They are a nightmare to fix as no two are the same).
by Bryce
Fri, 17 Aug 2018, 07:54
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 42
Views: 9751

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Likely release is Feb 2019. Hoping for a more definite announcement from Hyundai at the EV Expo & Conference in Brisbane. (They are bringing one to the Expo I believe: looking forward to seeing it!!)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 18:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Repair 10A-15A Converter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: Repair 10A-15A Converter?

Hi there-a few quick answers as an electrician and trade teacher. 10mA is for medical area use. Cheap RCDs are a matter of 'you get what you pay for' - have seen several failures (and recalls) of cheapies. Clipsal ones are quite good. L&H not small customer oriented-they target large customers and o...
by Bryce
Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 11:55
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: August Vic branch meeting: Wed Aug 8th, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: August Vic branch meeting: Wed Aug 8th, 2018

And the topic is:.... (drum roll) ....

'Making your home EV ready: tips and traps when planning your EVSE installation'

Cheers
Bryce