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by T1 Terry
50 minutes ago
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 540

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Well good. Just use the links others have provided and fit one :) My "freeway" suggestion is only so you can be immersed in conventional vehicle noise and be more at home with the safety of it all. Or, you could try a really truly EV and have NO SOUND at all. Ah, pure bliss. I have wondered what th...
by T1 Terry
58 minutes ago
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

At the Adelaide meeting last night we had a presentation from the 2 people involved in the recharging station roll out throughout the Adelaide shopping precinct. The system is based on either a smart phone app or a credit/debit card tap on and off, the costs for the user were something like $1 per h...
by T1 Terry
Today, 08:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 540

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

I think a sound generator is overkill and not going to make an actual difference. A way to alert someone that is not as harsh as the horn is a good idea not just for EVs but all vehicles. A bell is probably the best way as it's not a sound people hear as much nowadays so it'll attract attention bet...
by T1 Terry
Yesterday, 11:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 540

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

You do drive an electric vehicle don't you Michael? Today I had someone in quite little Mannum step straight in front of me. I was travelling at 40km/h in a 50km/h zone, they simply didn't hear me and chose to Jaywalk the last bit from the crossing rather than using the islands designed for pedestri...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 12:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cheapest Commuting Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 2180

Re: Cheapest Commuting Challenge

Does the per km cost have to include the purchase price of the vehicle? Can the per km cost be divided by the number of people conveyed on each trip? My recently purchased PHEV Prius can run on electric only for our 5km commute from home to work and the same return trip as well trips to the shops an...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 11:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 540

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Hi Rob, also being one of the hearing challenged folk, I know what you mean about hearing the low frequencies, or feeling it as well as hearing it might be more to the point. A sub woofer behind the grille, not too loud as to annoy and attract an unwanted fine, but loud enough to be noticed even by ...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 11:56
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating
Replies: 20
Views: 2335

Re: Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating

Great to see you have had a win with this project. I very recently became the new proud owner of PHEV Prius and stumbled across a problem regarding the heater. It runs the ICE motor to heat the water for the heater so just wastes fuel, so I'm looking at the possibility of either reworking the air co...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 11:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 540

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

OK, if the flames have died down now, I'd like to find out how others have added a sound generator to their ev for stop/start driving in towns ... or even just driving through a quite town for that matter. I am now the proud owner of a PHEV I recently purchased for Jason in the Sydney suburbs. Not b...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 11:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive Help
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Direct Drive Help

@Johnny got a sliding spline made for his Vogue at Precision Balancing in Melbourne http://electricvogue.blogspot.com/search?q=tailshaft&by-date=true I think his motor was imbalanced and so was the tailshaft. Sorry I should have piped up earlier. The motor was slightly off but my main problem is my...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 16:25
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

I dropped Richard an email about a tour coach, no idea if they actually have one they are flogging off but it doesn't harm to ask eh. An all electric motorhome conversion would be something very 21st century 8-)

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 14:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.

PM sent

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 16:39
Forum: Other
Topic: Prius error message
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Prius error message

That will eliminate it being an error error message :lol:

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by T1 Terry
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 14:00
Forum: Other
Topic: Prius error message
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Prius error message

Much later model than our unit, but we had the same red triangle error message come up. Disconnect the high voltage traction battery via the orange lever/plug and disconnect the 12v aux battery, have a cuppa and then reconnect them making sure you lift the lever on the orange HV plug to lift and loc...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 12:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Certainly a lot of research has gone into matching up the 2 units for the swap over. Obviously you are in the know as to just what is needed in each model so it isn't just a matter of buying one of each and getting to work with the spanners. Not really a job for the novice DIY even if they do have a...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 09:11
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.

Applying the arm twist pressure on the wife to not only release the funds but to allow me to buy another vehicle. I'll send you a PM with my email address so we can get a few photos of the inside and outside. If that meets approval I think we have a sale

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 15:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

You certainly have plenty of time free to do all this work. Most of us have to juggle the projects and working to keep the $$ rolling in but great to see just how fast you are moving with this project.
Does the ICE model and the EV model have power assisted steering?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 10:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

Yeah, I can see the photos this time :lol: Is the first photo with the bell housing attached and the second with it removed? In the first photo there is an input shaft and the second quite a large coupling, does the input shaft have a coupling on the end that matches the one show in photo 2? Or have...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 10:08
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.

Exaturbo wrote:
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 19:22
Price dropped.

Looking for $6,000
That’s less than what the batteries alone cost.
Now I'm confused, not hard I know, but the opening post was from 85turbo and your sign in is Exaturbo and this is your first post. Is this for the same vehicle?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Mon, 03 Sep 2018, 16:42
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

Well I see them. But as I mentioned to some I had some trouble getting the images here. So it doesn't surprise me that others may not be able to see them. Just to make it clear I still don't have the attachments tab in this thread in the full editor. These are where the image files are (Space added...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 01 Sep 2018, 10:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 46
Views: 2198

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm assuming the 3C charge rate is set max for the iMiEV, wouldn't double the capacity half the charge rate per cell extending the cell life? Looking at the Tesla reports that the on board computer limits the charge rate after what I considers excess fast charging cycles, it says to me the lower the...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 01 Sep 2018, 09:01
Forum: Other
Topic: Fiat 500e
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Fiat 500e

Thank you Damon, I'm already across the new thread and watching for further updates. I have a big shed but I don't have a hoist, something I miss from my mechanical workshop days. Maybe something to add in the future, along with the 48 hr day and 10 day week so I can actually have a bit of time to d...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 12:01
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

The OTR chain in South Australia might be interested, worth a phone call maybe?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 11:52
Forum: Other
Topic: Fiat 500e
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Fiat 500e

Hi Terry, at this point the only way to register one legally in Australia is to retrofit the running gear into a RHD Australian compliance vehicle and certify the modifications. That is of course much easier said than done! Given that the ICE 500 has been on sale for 10 years now they can be purcha...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 10:24
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

The hybrid and plugin use the same motor as above. The full electric is different - wait 2-3 years you might see one. Thanks Richard. As it would be much easier to transfer the whole motor and control system I'll wait to see what else comes on the market. I'm sure there will be a flood soon from Ch...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 10:18
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

Ah, the photos didn't appear in your first post, just image icons that don't seem to open. @T1 Terry, the images have always been visible here, not sure why you couldn't see them. You might want to try force-refreshing your browser (<ctrl><F5> on most PC browsers) and see if that makes any differen...