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by T1 Terry
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 12:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 238
Views: 42522

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

So I read Francisco's comment and tested 2000 grit sandpaper. It takes off a bit of the layer, but not the whole lot: IMG_0366.JPG This was very similar to the scourer that I started out with: IMG_0367.JPG So I switched back to the scourer. The things in T1 Terry's link look quite similar, but onna...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 10:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...

The old argument that crops up every time on other forums, how do you power these additional EV charging stations? Big solar and battery installs that connect into the grid nearby to stabilise the grid? LNG fuelled fuel cells or gensets to provide the energy into a smaller battery bank, that way the...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 15:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 238
Views: 42522

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

A 3M scotchbrite type pad https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/31Pcs-2-Roloc-Surface-Buffing-Sanding-Disc-Polishing-Pad-With-1-4-Tray-Holder/392296880747?hash=item5b56b75a6b:g:-SEAAOSwU1hc20GI and some kero does a great job of cleaning the cell terminals and links. I prefer to use the thin copper links with ...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 13:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

... The one in the photo is 32kWh, 10kW continuous, 15kW for 20mins (depends on temperature and type of load) and a peak of 20kW. ... Wow! That makes me even more curious, what did the 'kid' do to overload it? The system got loaded for more than 10kW for more than 20 minutes? That 'kid' must be min...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 11:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

Nice setup! :geek: I must say, that is far more compact than I expected. At 30kWh, that is just a tad more compared to 2 x Powerwall-2 in parallel for roughly the same size (considering the gateway requirement as well). Do you mind revealing how much your system cost (just the one in the photo)? I ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 12:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5420

Re: electric lawn mower

It would give me an extra 6 inches of catchment area when I'm on my tippy toes on the top rung of the ladder swinging the pole saw wildly with one hand trying to reach that last damn palm branch. :? :lol: You need a tennis ball gun with a light tracer line and swivel anchored into it. Launch the te...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 13:55
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5420

Re: electric lawn mower

I have found that the 12 inch bar on some of those cheap Black & Decker and Ryobi 230 volt AC chain saws actually fit/replace the 6 inch bar on the battery pole saws. Interesting, thanks for that tip, a longer bar and chain on the B&D battery chainsaw would be handy. As far as the pole saw, if the ...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 13:52
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

Forgot about those batteries must be the smoke was like fog yesterday. How about having the BMS shut down the inverters at a preset current That would work for a long term load, it's the induction motor start up current that I think might be causing the problems. That load isn't constant so an over...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 11:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

This particular set up has 6 x 200Ah Winston LYP cells in parallel x 8 in series to build a 1200Ah @ 24v battery. The 3 inverters at full load would only be around 240 amps because the load would not be enough to pull the voltage below 50vdc, at peak overload only 480 amps and the 0.5CA capacity rat...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 10:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Inverters in parallel to power a house

First, some background to the problem. I installed 2 x PIP4024MS inverters in parallel some where around July last yr. The system has been running well until just before Christmas when the younger members of the family (who have no idea about power conservation or maximum limits) travelled up to thi...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 08:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5420

Re: electric lawn mower

I also have one of the 18v Black & Decker pole saws. I bought an extra pole and modified it to add into the existing 2 extension poles ..... the idea was good, but trying to swing the chainsaw on a pole that long and apply pressure so it would cut .... nah, a failed experiment. The NiMh celled batte...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 10:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5420

Re: electric lawn mower

Terry, I borrowed a friends corded chainsaw last weekend to bring down a weedy tree behind the house. Brazilian pepper tree. Made light work of it and was worth 150 bucks new. I would definitely recommend you stick with corded chainsaws unless the job absolutely necessitated cordless. Travelling in...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 13:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5420

Re: electric lawn mower

Well, I never did get the new mower....I cancelled the order. My old mower is still running well, but really heavy stuff slows it down. I am seriously considering getting a 56v EGO and seeing how it goes...I really like the new Echo range of 58v stuff, but it isn't sold outside North America yet......
by T1 Terry
Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 13:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia
Replies: 72
Views: 6423

Re: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia

http://www.kokpower.com/js/htmledit/kindeditor/attached/20180509/20180509184155_20230.jpg https://djgenergy.com/web/image/product.template/158/image?unique=321fb9e Interesting idea, then flood the container with EV battery cooling fluid, I believe Shell and Total Quartz among others make a specific...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 13:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IPA Report on Road User Charges
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: IPA Report on Road User Charges

Why hasn't someone invented a vehicle that runs on crap? You put a politician to the boot and drive for ages until it was fully depleted, then chuck the suite (who would want to wear it after it had something like that in it) out and replace it with another pollie. There is an excess of them, beside...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 04 Jan 2020, 13:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 36
Views: 5015

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I thought I did well at $3,600 for 10kW of Tindo series 3 panels second hand. They are 250w panels, so 40 of them to build the 10kW array. Picked them up with the VW Kombi on the really hot day SA started to burn itself to the ground. Way too hot to be travelling in a vehicle without air con, but th...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 09:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing salvage complete cars or parts fron the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Importing salvage complete cars or parts fron the USA

Has anyone here had experience buying and importing a salvage damaged EV or EV driveline parts from the USA? Can the battery pack also be brought into the country? Or is there still the fear they will explode mid shipment or something?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 15:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Imersion cell cooling, Shell E products including thermal fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Imersion cell cooling, Shell E products including thermal fluid

You didn't think a petroleum company would make a product for electric vehicle use and not try to claim they were the saviours of the human race did you Brendon :lol: They can spin all the BS they like as far as I'm concerned, just as long as they start making products to address the problems that s...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 11:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Imersion cell cooling, Shell E products including thermal fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Imersion cell cooling, Shell E products including thermal fluid

Came across this on another forum, looked interesting and a spin off from the formula E series that might help ultra fast charging and cell life https://insideevs.com/features/384545/shell-e-fluids-electric-vehicle-transition/ The fluid for the motor and transmission combined set ups like the Chev B...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 07 Dec 2019, 13:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

What about the Camry hybrid? If the travel tax is introduced for full electric vehicles, a hybrid might be a better option. add a PHEV pack after market like we have in our 2006 Prius and it really does result in cheap motoring for those trips under 100kms.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 08:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

I placed a thread in the technical - motor section as I have a Ioniq Motor here in Perth. I will be testing this in due course to see what it can do. I have had issues with photo uploads so hopefully you can see these... Front.JPG Back.JPG I take it this view is from the back where the the large di...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 08:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

Hi Richard, any further progress on this project Ioniq hybrid motor controller or using a higher voltage pack to spin it faster? Just thinking it could be another option for repowering the VW Kombi.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 09:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AGM for home storage?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: AGM for home storage?

Recently finished an AGM battery replacement with Winston LYP cells. The original AGM battery was built from 2v 600Ah cells to build a 48v battery. We replaced it with a 300Ah lithium battery, removed the 5kva on a good day heavy as lead inverter and replaced it with 2 x PIP 5048 inverter/chargers i...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 13:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Re: Tesla PW2

Big bugga, how much real useable capacity in there? Can the 5kW inverter actually pull a continuous 5kW out of the battery until it is fully discharged?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 07:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

If the tax is one of those things they are going to bring in no matter how much we complain, will they also tax hybrids? That would be a double tax if they did, one for the fuel and the other for the kms travelled x weight or what ever formula they decide on that will make them the most money. The o...