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by T1 Terry
Sat, 23 Mar 2019, 07:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia

I think they would be excellent as a replacement battery pack for the series 2 Prius Finally we have a use! what the battery's or the Prius? HAHAHAHA Mean and nasty people :lol: Still love both my series 2 Priuses or Pri or what every the term is these days. If I can modify them to tow behind a mot...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 10:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia

I think they would be excellent as a replacement battery pack for the series 2 Prius to extend the all electric and greatly extend the mixed mode range. The issue with LiFe cells is the high charge rate the regen pumps out, often seen as high as 180 amps on the scan gauge. That is a 4.5CA charge rat...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 11:49
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 25
Views: 7908

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

The best thing the Australian prospective EV buying public can do is delay buying a price gouged 40Kw EV (of any brand) until the Global standard 60Kw battery versions are introduced to Australia at a realistic price! The problem with that approach is all companies these days are controlled by the ...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 11:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1433

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Thanks for that, back to the big wheeled forklift. It seems the battery forklifts are all the small solid tyre type and I doubt they would be any good on the gravel driveway. I'll go back to my original search.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 10:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hybrid drive caravan?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Hybrid drive caravan?

Weight would be the problem with a big caravan battery. a lot of our work comes from people who need to reduce their van weight by pulling out the lead acid batteries and installing lithium batteries. from there the inverter ends up getting upgraded and then the solar and in the end they have the ab...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 14:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1433

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Í just need something to push caravans into the workshop to do the solar and battery install and then drag it back out. We used a one wheel caravan mover for a while but its steering gearbox tore the teeth off the gears with a rather front heavy van and now requires kick steering. The other issue is...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 14:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hybrid drive caravan?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Hybrid drive caravan?

Yes, as far as I understand it the caravan would become a driverless vehicle and at the moment that isn't legal, the vehicle may be able to drive without the driver input but there must be a licenced driver behind the controls to take over if things went pear shaped. Adding the lack of actual steeri...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 12:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1433

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Do you think one of these beasts could push a 3 tonne caravan into a workshop on flat level ground? Buying one with an exhausted battery and repowering it would make a great workshop tractor if it could push/pull that sort of weight.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 12:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hybrid drive caravan?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Hybrid drive caravan?

I'd much prefer a hybrid drive motorhome towing an electric vehicle or hybrid that I could control from the drivers seat. It would give the advantage of sharing the drive and increasing the regen braking. With the towed vehicle driving itself up the hills and taking care of its own weight with regen...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 14:05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hybrid drive caravan?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Hybrid drive caravan?

The was a link to this article on another forum I frequent and it has me thinking, is it legal and if it is, could a range extender trailer be built that could drive itself while extending the range of the tow vehicle? https://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/editorial/details/world-first-hybrid-drive...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 14:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 1687

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

We have arrived back home after our trip to WA in the Hino with the 6 x 270w Tindo house type solar panels flat mounted on rails mount to the roof. Looks kinda agricultural, but it worked better than we expected. The very best output we saw was 60 amps @ 26.6v or 1596w, not bad from 1620w of solar. ...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 10:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1433

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

If the cells won't hold better than 3.5v over night with nothing attached to discharge them, then they are not fully charged. Very important to fully charge the cells before the first use and equally important not to push any cell much over the 3.6v mark and hold it there for long periods if you wan...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 10:40
Forum: Zero
Topic: The 2019 Zero SR-F
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: The 2019 Zero SR-F

I was thinking more along the lines of a pit stop refuel so the electric bikes could compete with the ICE powered units in the longer events.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 12:02
Forum: Zero
Topic: The 2019 Zero SR-F
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: The 2019 Zero SR-F

Would the hot swap battery idea work with electric bike racing? Would one of these things be competitive on the race circuit against the ICE powered units?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 10:38
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 25
Views: 3058

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

we should have talked about this while we were there. we fitted up a semi off grid set up very similar to what you are suggesting a bit over 2 yrs ago and it works great. they also have grid tie feed in so that offsets the power they use and the grid connection fee and they still get a bit of money ...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 22:47
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: iMiEV on Pickles Auction house
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: iMiEV on Pickles Auction house

Hi all, Since I am stalking this forum to find my first Ev thought I might contribute :) The bidding reached over 17k and didn't meet the reserve! It may have been sold via negotiation after the end of the auction as it hasn't popped up at pickles after the initial auction. The condition was overal...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 22:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)

Well there ya go, I just posted a rely to your thread on the Prius Chat forum :lol: I had a harness and battery computer I could have sent to you but I think I've butchered the harness to make a battery for my pump out of the river and another pack for the "Welcome to Mannum" wall night light. I'm g...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 22:31
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: ZEVA

Yes indeed - and I would love to put that Evo motor of yours in another bike :) I can see you need another project :lol: It was great to meet up and see your new house and workshop. Definite envy with the hoist, I certainly have the workshop part but no where I can put a hoist really. Might see you...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 21:23
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: ZEVA

Thank Richard. I needed to talk with Ian direct, just to get the whole face to face contact thing and feel out the whole thing before we decided if we were going to promote or use his products in our business. we have enquiries for a number of BMS systems for a client over seas and they mentioned an...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 13:42
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: ZEVA

Hi Chris, we are in Pinjarra at the moment, I'll drop you PM with my phone number and see if we can arrange something.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 13:27
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 259

ZEVA

Does any one have a bricks & Mortar address or even a phone number for ZEVA? (Zero Vehicles Emissions Australia) Nothing on their website and they don't even appear to be in the phone book, well not in the phone books I could find anyway (a rare item these days) or yellow pages Aust wide. We are in ...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 19:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 92
Views: 12886

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I think we have wandered well off topic so I'll back out.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 20:01
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 92
Views: 12886

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

a 6kW solar array, that is one very big caravan, I doubt you would be towing that with a Pajero, the tail would wag the dog. We have a Hino RB145A and I just fitted 1.62kW of solar to the roof, it is nose to tail and side to side. we could maybe squeeze another panel on if we over hung the front a b...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 19:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1433

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Ummm... a bit late to be joining the conversion but I've been on the road and out of range for a far bit. A second hand Prius battery from the wreckers for around the $400 mark, reconfigured to 7 modules would be 45.5v min and 56v max. Each module is 6.5Ah and there are 28 module in the pack. 4 x 7 ...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 19:02
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 92
Views: 12886

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Kona electric is not yet homologated for towing in any market. Rumour is it will be, but don't hold your breath .... Cheers Bryce The interesting thing for the Australian market will be making them into toads, vehicles that can be towed behind a motorhome. An ignored market to date, to their peril,...