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by T1 Terry
Yesterday, 13:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 67
Views: 3359

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Remember an apprentice sparkie mate who wired in relays for the horn, high beam and low beam on his '70s Triumph Bonneville. First time it rained the water got into the switches and it looked like an anti theft alarm going off, lights going on and off and the horn blasting :lol: well until it flatte...
by T1 Terry
Yesterday, 11:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 67
Views: 3359

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Ah yes, the spiderweb of wiring required to retrofit the Lucas wiring into something that didn't go up in smoke when it was the least convenient. Short of a total rewire from end to end, it looks like it might have been quite a reasonable adaption job. a fuse for every circuit makes it easier to tra...
by T1 Terry
Yesterday, 11:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 46
Views: 2553

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

I remember making wiring harnesses that combined the VN -VP V6 wiring harness into what ever vehicle we had fitted the Holden V6 into, then drawing a wiring diagram so any auto sparkie could back track any problems if needed. A whole floor section of the workshop with stripped out harness laid out s...
by T1 Terry
Yesterday, 11:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

With LPG, the requirement is a diamond shape aluminium plate be attach centre of the number plate for each LPG tank on board. We now have a mix of LPG, diesel, petrol, hydrogen and battery/electric to consider and it can be a combination of any these in any particular vehicle. The usual first action...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 12:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

Have you thought about making the board shorter but wider with all the components mounted to either the positive end or the negative end, then a cable to connect to the other terminal? That way the board would fit between the terminal and vent and the cable would go around the vent and make the modu...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 11:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1691
Views: 289963

Re: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Still trying to get my head around what is actually causing the loss of capacity. The house battery packs I've tested recently still have over 100% of the advertised capacity, one 200Ah pack is over 7 yrs continuous service and the other over 5 yrs continuous service. The 5 yr old pack has spent qui...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 10:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1691
Views: 289963

Re: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Can't take the credit for that one, a member of the South Australian branch used it to insulate his (Winston I think) aluminium cells from each other in his PHEV battery pack for his Prius. He made a 3 sides envelope so each pairr were insulated from the bottom, short sides and the one long side, th...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 10:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: which power specification is correct?

Cooling/heating kW is not necessarily electrical energy used, the EER or COP comes into play. The current rating is to allow for a stalled compressor so it doesn't trip the circuit breaker every time it cycles back in as the compressor usually stops on a compression stroke. Soft start air con units ...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 07:48
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1691
Views: 289963

Re: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Is there enough clearance each side to add a piece of the barbeque plate Teflon sheet to act as an insulator so you avoid any nasty experiences or alarm trips?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 10:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS

A 100Ah 12v LiFeP04 battery and a 1500w inverter would give you approx. an hrs charging at 5 amps through the on board charger, but would 1.2kWh worth of recharging that would put you on the side of the road for an hr be worth the effort and expense? To step that up to 10 amps would really require t...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 09:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

For a motorhome it would need to be around 400km from a charge and be capable of topping up with solar. They don't drive 00km in one hit very often, but it is not uncommon for it to be 400km between power points in the outback.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 14:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

At $80,000 plus for a van with only 200km range, it wouldn't fit into the campervan market to be viable for conversion to an RV for the eco switched on baby boomers who will hit the market very soon. I wonder how much for the vehicle ex batteries? I'm watching evric's battery upgrade with the new ch...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 09:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

Not the way political parties work. The headlines for saving a company that was going to the wall doesn't stand out near as well as establishing new generation vehicle manufacturing plant for the future in an area with recent unemployment problems due to closing a dirty power plant of the past. The ...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 14:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 46
Views: 2553

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Wow, this is taking shape way faster than I expected. Congratulations on the great work so far, looking forward to further updates

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 15:15
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

I have a Suzuki Jimny ... as a direct drive into the 2nd gearbox that has 2wd, 4wd and low range 4wd. So the auto isn't permanently married to the transfer case in a Jimny? Short tail shaft between the two from memory ..... just sort of squeezed under it to double check and the tail shaft isn't all...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 15:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you
Replies: 10
Views: 479

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

Are plug in hybrids being considered in this buyers guide? Until the range on a single charge exceeds 400km highway driving with hills included and recharging for the next 400km in an hr or less, a pure EV can only really be the second car. Since we purchased the plug in 2006 Prius a mth ago, it has...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 11:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

Any further progress on this project? I have a Suzuki Jimny that has lunched its automatic transmission and I'm wondering if the added 32kW from the Ioniq to the 68kW @ 6,000rpm ICE motor would give it enough torque to get off the mark/climb the average road hill as a direct drive into the 2nd gearb...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 12:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Aluminium Air battery
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Aluminium Air battery

I managed to score an aluminium plate salt water battery of the type the Chinese use for emergency lighting power while sorting through a natural disaster type situation. Apparently they just use the ground water and add a salt packet if there isn't enough salts normally occurring in the ground wate...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 09:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Battery pack prices plummet
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: Battery pack prices plummet

The price for parts and the number of hrs labour charged to an insurance claim don't relate to the normal cost for a person off the street. The fact it can take 3 mths or more to get paid or take a hit on the amount paid if you want to factor it through a finance mob means that cost has to be writte...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 07:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For sale J1772 to Type 2 charging cable
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: For sale J1772 to Type 2 charging cable

Bugga, I didn't need one back then but I do now .... might look at making my own as I think I have the J1772 plug and socket already as part of the gear I bought from Big Mouse a few yrs back.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 10:55
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 46
Views: 2553

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

There is another type that consists of a spring loaded centring point and a very small hole saw. Centre punch each spot weld so the hole saw centring guide locates properly, then just cut away the upper layer from the lower layer in a circle around the spot weld. this way any parts that have to matc...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 15:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 46
Views: 2553

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

It looks as though the one still in the petrol body fits the electric floor pan, is that correct? At least that should give some sort of reference points to get it all back together. I've been shuddering at the thought of removing the spare wheel floor pan from the rear of the Prius so I can fit a b...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 15:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug

You mean an EVSE? Yes, Adelaide has installed level 2 charging points in a number of parking stations. I know there is an adapter lead that goes from a type 2 to a type 1 socket, but is there anything that would go from a type 1 or type 2 charging outlet to a 3 pin 15 amp plug to fit my car's 3 pin...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 13:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 46
Views: 2553

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Does the cross member section out of the electric body need to be transferred over to the petrol body? The first photo with the electric boot floor in the petrol body shows the multiple spot weld holes but the petrol body doesn't appear to have the second cross member for them to weld onto ...... Wh...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 12:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 67
Views: 3359

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I'm trying to picture where there is enough room in the engine bay for the motor to fit where the flywheel and clutch originally was, can't wait to see a photo of it in position.

T1 Terry