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by T1 Terry
Yesterday, 09:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?

Sorry for the delay in replying, been extra busy with work. I haven't actually wired the 24v well pump up to see just what it does because the 12v pump is doing everything I need at the moment. That 24v pump says it can lift water 40 mtrs, so, with a nozzle appropriately sized for the flow rate, wou...
by T1 Terry
Yesterday, 09:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 32
Views: 951

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

:lol: It does meet specification, the specification is under the STC test conditions and if you duplicate those test conditions you would most likely get a similar figure give or take a few %. The sly trick the solar industry has used for ever is to not give true output figures in a real world appli...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 16:33
Forum: Other
Topic: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)
Replies: 27
Views: 6284

Re: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)

Dear Terry - Did you notice my Emax posted under "Rossi's Motogp Ebike"? I also bought mine from Patrick last year - his personal bike. It had already been covered to LiFePO4 power pack (70A) with 16 x 3.2V cells. I love it! I ride it everywhere, even though I have a few "Real". Bikes (Old technolo...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 16:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 78
Views: 4759

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Maybe you can get one sent over from Melbourne, I had to do all my parts shopping there when I was running the workshop for ACE Bus service way back when I was living there. I paid $400 for the one I just fitted into my Prius after the old one got too weak to really do the job. The Prius pack is 220...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 14:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?

Are yes, I bought a 24v one of those bore pumps just in case I couldn't get the other pump to work properly https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DC-24V-284W-Solar-Water-Powered-Pump-Submersible-Bore-Hole-Pond-Deep-Well-2m-H/323512493270?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648. Maybe you co...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 13:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 32
Views: 951

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Just don't leave it too long, once it fully cures you will have a real battle on your hands. It is moisture and time that cures the stuff, not heat, the greener it is the more it is affected by heat. just be thankful you didn't use Simson 7003, that doesn't let go until you pass 125*C

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by T1 Terry
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 11:32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?

We live across the road from Murray wetlands (a flooded paddock the Murray/Darling people retain as flood land now) and I have set up 2 x 12v solar panels on a floating raft made from 2 plastic 205ltr drums. I run a 12v motor that is coupled to a 240vac motor that is part of a Davey self priming pum...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 11:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 32
Views: 951

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Lay the panel and thermoclear in the sun, it will pass 70*C where the Amourflex meets the thermoclear and let go if the glue is more than about 2mm thick. Lift the corner, the foot placed on the Thermoclear and carefully lift the panel off the Thermoclear, just make sure you do create any tight radi...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 08:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 71
Views: 3515

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

I'm guessing that should read 14kWh capacity per pack. Very neat looking set up, I'm looking forward to seeing this project's progression, particularly the planetary drive idea directly into each diff assembly.

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by T1 Terry
Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 08:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 78
Views: 4759

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I've been doing mostly 12v wiring lately when I can find time. I got a bit of a run over the Christmas break and I'm mostly done. Just a few bits and pieces to tidy up but nothing major. Had a few setbacks, like my brand new indicator stalk having a short in it and the wiper linkage circlip ascendi...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 13:41
Forum: Other
Topic: Rivian R1T and R1S
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

It might interest the RV towing public. A 5tonne towing capacity covers just about anything being dragged around these days and the ute version would be excellent for those towing 5th wheelers. With such brilliant traction ability it would appeal to those that tend to get stuck when camped up beside...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 12:40
Forum: Other
Topic: Tango T600 - 600kw
Replies: 10
Views: 1858

Re: Tango T600 - 600kw

g4qber wrote:
Sat, 24 Nov 2018, 08:21
Yes
Tesla modules from a crashed 90kwh.
That had done 4000 miles in 2016

Need to make sure it doesn’t end up like this
https://youtu.be/WdDi1haA71Q

Hence taking so long
Shitte, glad I saw this before I lashed out the $$ for Tesla battery packs to power the Kombi when it comes time.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 12:23
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Chevy Bolt motor / transaxle teardown
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Chevy Bolt motor / transaxle teardown

13 moving parts if you're generous. I count each ball/roller in a bearing as a separate moving part... What about the splines in each of the stub axles? Do you count each spline or just the 2 stub axles? :lol: The ball or roller could be a separate moving part, but it can only be serviced as a comp...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 12:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 32
Views: 951

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

We had a lot of the semi flexible panels fail with wide cracks showing on at least one module in each panel. At first we put it down to the uneven expansion pulling the modules apart, but then after another lot failed that weren't glued down to the Themoclear we stumbled upon the reverse current flo...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 11 Jan 2019, 13:10
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Chevy Bolt motor / transaxle teardown
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Chevy Bolt motor / transaxle teardown

I wonder when these units will come on the market along with a control module of aftermarket control module. they would make a great drive unit for converting just about any ICE to all electric drive.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 11 Jan 2019, 10:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 32
Views: 951

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Hi Terry, Well, got my Thermoclear, got my Armourflex and have lightly sanded and cleaned down the back of a panel and the Thermoclear, spread around the Armourflex and stuck down the Thermoclear. I've got a plywood panel on it and some weights to hold things together without damaging the cells (th...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 11:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

That's looks to be an easy way to control direct DC charging, simply open the relay if a cell goes over 3.6v. As far as the voltage boosting circuit, here is basic tutorial on how the set up works http://www.electronoobs.com/eng_circuitos_tut10_1.php Switching 144vdc @ 10 amps could even use one of ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 14:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I could give you lessons, but better to not know so you don't get dragged into having to do it :lol: phpBB is certainly easier to work with than Nabble when it comes to spitting up threads to new topics, but I avoid getting any deeper than that so I don't stuff things up altogether

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by T1 Terry
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 13:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I think we best ask the admin team to split this off into a separate thread in the lounge area or such like so we don't drag Chris's thread way off topic

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by T1 Terry
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 12:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

I'd look at a boost unit to lift the voltage up to the required charging voltage for the on board battery as you already have that and it is the item you want to recharge in the long run anyway. The LG 360w panels are good but they are heavy. A 2.5 times voltage booster would give you roughly enough...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 08:12
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: HP in EV vs HP in ICE
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: HP in EV vs HP in ICE

To do the burn out comp you would need to add flames coming out of exhaust pipes, the scream of a blower and the roar of a top fueller doing it tyre warming burn out :lol: Once you had that, the other part would be easy.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 07:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

What are the dimensions of the roof area you have available or could get away with if there was a little bit of overhang each side? How many panels 1060mm x 540mm could you fit on the roof? It is possible to boost the panel output to charge the battery pack direct but the real issue will be weight, ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 07:28
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 35
Views: 2807

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Thanks, Prius off the list! Because of the lack of room or the poor EV only range? There are a lot of lithium add-on packs and DIY upgrades around and being so cheap to buy the whole thing you could just transplant all the gear into the mini ..... then you could post photos so I can look at doing s...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 13:29
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 56
Views: 8531

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to get first hand info without the sales pitch a car sales type view would put on it. Looks great, can you spec up to a great battery capacity/range than 200kms? How long does it take to recharge after a 200km drive with big hills and freeway speeds involved?
by T1 Terry
Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 12:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 32
Views: 951

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Hi Terry, Thanks for that, I've emailed Ampelite's Perth office to see if they have someone that sells Thermoclear near us. Now I just have to see if I can find somewhere in Perth that sells the glue, I gather you recommend Simson 70-03 or Selleys Armourflex. Cheers, Selleys Armourflex is by far th...