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by T1 Terry
Mon, 30 Oct 2017, 15:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9

No worries, seems I have bought another motorhome... by stealth as usual, the own (mate) has talked the wife into taking it on our next off grid solar job for the 2 weeks or more stay. He used the same method to sell us his last motorhome when he upgraded to this one, now he has bought a house boat ...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 08:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1860
Views: 168389

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Are there updates for the 4000w 24v unit that stop the fan running 24/7? I've turned the fan over so it now blows up and that has greatly improved the noise and cooling, but the fan running 24/7 just wastes battery storage that isn't really necessary. If this should have its own thread, please move ...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 08:19
Forum: Other
Topic: Toyota Prius thread?
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Toyota Prius thread?

Are there any topics here that discuss the Toyota Prius in particular? Now I have my 2008 Brisbane taxi Prius registered it's time to start fiddling with it :twisted: It now has 710,000km on the original engine and drive train, the left hand drive shaft is up for replacement, apparently the battery ...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 09:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Bus Conversions - a Reality
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Bus Conversions - a Reality

First step, find an engineer who understands what you are attempting to do and has the power/authority to write the required engineers report for the conversion. It is a conversion because it was originally registered with an ICE propulsion unit and you wish to change it to a battery/electric propul...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 12:18
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9

Sorry, been away and then flat out since I got back. These cells are "experienced" :lol: so the internal resistance is higher than one would consider ideal for electric vehicle use but still might fit in well with an "experienced" battery pack. Malcolm, with a 20 amp load would you be looking at mai...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 30 Sep 2017, 10:30
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9

I have a number of Winston & Thundersky (LYP & LFP chemistry) cells from a previous house battery bank. I also have some Sinopoly 100Ah cells the same size as the 90Ah Winston/Thundersky cells. What capacity/voltage drop at what CA rating are you looking for?

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by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Jul 2017, 22:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1860
Views: 168389

PIP-4048MS inverter

This unit by the look of it https://rhinotools.com.au/product/desoldering-station/#reviews love the fact there are lots of spare parts available and the less than perfect reviews were quickly addressed. Their cable lugs are well priced too, have been a customer of theirs for quite a while now. T1 Te...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 25 Jun 2017, 21:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating

(1) Send the -20*C gas through a heat exchanger (condenser) between the fan and the motor so you get to use the cold for motor cooling before it goes through the case cooling tubes. (2) As the cooled water leaves the heater core in the drivers cabin, send it through the controller heatsink plate to ...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 21:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hydrogen as an export?
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Hydrogen as an export?

The topic started of here http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?title=hydrogen&t=5221 but rather than have it go off topic for that section of the forum I thought maybe it could be revisited over here. Wasn't there a method https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabatier_reaction of combining carbon dioxid...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 20:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: FULLY CONVERTED FORD FOCUS
Replies: 7
Views: 462

FOR SALE: FULLY CONVERTED FORD FOCUS

What date was it built and how much work has the battery pack seen? What price are you looking at?

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by T1 Terry
Wed, 18 Jan 2017, 17:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: RC Mower
Replies: 53
Views: 2059

RC Mower

Will this be bump steer as in when it runs into something it reverses with steering turned till it hits something else, then forward straight? or embedded wire sensing steer where it reverses direction and steps sideways one mover width each time it senses the embedded wire or sitting back in the de...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 14 Dec 2016, 20:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Formula 0 Australia spam
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Formula 0 Australia spam

So maybe the whole thing is a sample of his work that he can show to potential clients. If there an actual problem with this site or just that they have simply linked to already available material and made it look like their own? Maybe not morally correct, but marketing is a bit like legal talk, sal...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 06 Dec 2016, 15:43
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Teslas not paying their fair share waaa waaa!
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Teslas not paying their fair share waaa waaa!

Like any pollie thinks in the long term these days.... it's all about the $$ now to show the country can afford to increase pollie pension for the rest of their lives. Now, if all the $$ collected in the name of road tax actually went into building better roads would anyone mind paying the $$? T1 Te...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 24 Nov 2016, 22:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Noises on!
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Noises on!

Maybe a Keith Black top fuel dragster while idling and reversing back after the burn out. Margaret wants the Kombi to still have the VW dak dak noise at town speeds. I remember our first test dive in a Miev at a Sydney motor show just before they were released, approaching a pedestrian crossing a wo...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 17:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

4wd ev

The electric motor drives at the same RPM as the ICE would spin in 4th gear direct drive Ah yes - Diff at rear http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley18.gif No black eyes intended, I'd spend a lot of time on here wearing black eyes cause the ratio of correct to completely headed in the wrong direc...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 17:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

4wd ev

In layman's terms what the difference or pros cons of activities compared to dc motors. Am I understanding this correctly. If the electric motor was installed behind the gearbox with a dual or extended front and rear shaft, that whilst the ICE is running it will charge the battery pack. While drivi...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 15 Nov 2016, 22:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

4wd ev

The downside of that is the motor already needs 325Nm going into the gearbox. I doubt you could put an electric motor that big between the transfer case and rear drive. Even if you could the RPM drop is what 4:1? So 125kW full ev into gearbox would now be 30kW to drive shaft. The motor would be the...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 15 Nov 2016, 18:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

4wd ev

You guys are awesome. I still have a lot of research to do at this stage the hybrid idea that Terry suggested seems doable. 15 grand isn't a specific budget, I just know that ice engine swaps are around that mark. The trick will be to find an AC motor with a through shaft that can handle the torque...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 13 Nov 2016, 14:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

4wd ev

Have you thought about putting an electric drive motor behind the 4 x 4 gearbox? This would give you 2WD all electric by selecting neutral in the transfer box but still have the ICE and gearbox as a range extender and hill climb assist, even hybrid mode to reduce the power required from the ICE engi...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 13:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Infinite Energy (IE) Case Studies
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Infinite Energy (IE) Case Studies

Certainly a lot there that would benefit from a proper energy storage system and the state would benefit as well. I don't know that Tesla is the way to go, their storage seems too small but I guess multiple modules would give some useful capacity. The direction needs to be storage while the sun shin...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 24 Oct 2016, 04:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 1656

Minicab MiEV

battery's are hard to get here in OZ so could be worth while like i would love some leaf battery module but i am not going to pay $200+ and then add in shipping that is just ridiculous Talk to Graeme www.ozdiyelectricvehicle.com a Brisbane AEVA member and he imports them. Amazing the contacts you m...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 23 Oct 2016, 13:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 1656

Minicab MiEV

One of the things talked about at the AGM yesterday was forming a private buyers group. This was aimed towards buying second hand complete vehicles but an extension to buying part vehicles for building EV projects could be worth pursuing. There were a few members there that had experience with impor...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 21 Oct 2016, 12:24
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: AEVA National AGM / Conference / Plug-In Expo
Replies: 6
Views: 626

AEVA National AGM / Conference / Plug-In Expo

About to head down there from Mannum, my first trip to the big smoke since we've been here so I hope I don't get lost and I can find some where to park. I was going to drive down in the Kombi because it was so warm yesterday, it is rather chilly this morning so the Ford it is, no heater in the Kombi...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 06 Oct 2016, 21:47
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Last call - Blade EV in one piece: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Last call - Blade EV in one piece: SOLD

I should read all the post first eh.... I have sent you a PM
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by T1 Terry
Mon, 26 Sep 2016, 03:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V

I have an '88 model Prius, ex Brissie taxi with over 700,000kms on the speedo. Still the original engine and transmission and has had the battery swapped for one out of a wreck after 600,000km. It is a pleasure to drive, I didn't expect it to go near as well as it does nor did I expect low 4ltr/100k...