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by BigMouse
Mon, 06 Jul 2015, 21:42
Forum: BMW
Topic: BMW i3 for sale on carsales
Replies: 2
Views: 666

BMW i3 for sale on carsales

After moving to the US, I do not miss Australian pricing on this sort of thing! That kind of money will by an 85kWh Model S here!
by BigMouse
Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 19:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

Yeah, all modern EVs are AC. Even in the 90's they were AC. The only people using DC are DIY'ers because of the easy availability of forklift motors (hint, you can also get AC forklifts). I posed the question on here a while back about Subarus as EV candidates. Apparently the configuration of the tr...
by BigMouse
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 21:45
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Kostov, Kelly Postmortem
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Kostov, Kelly Postmortem

It's probably silicone potting gel. The same stuff that covers the dies inside of an IGBT brick (if you've ever taken the top off one, you've seen it).

I'm becoming very familiar with the stuff lately.
by BigMouse
Tue, 05 Aug 2014, 00:23
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: J1772 32A plugs and sockets
Replies: 1
Views: 87

J1772 32A plugs and sockets

They are with their new owner
by BigMouse
Tue, 05 Aug 2014, 00:22
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Tritium Waveculpter
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Wanted: Tritium Waveculpter

Got one, thanks.
by BigMouse
Tue, 05 Aug 2014, 00:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Industrial style motor couplers
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Industrial style motor couplers

Sold
by BigMouse
Sat, 12 Jul 2014, 17:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.
Replies: 8
Views: 164

RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.

Sold. Thanks guys.
by BigMouse
Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 16:06
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.
Replies: 8
Views: 164

RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.

Yup, that's the story. There's some more detailed information about the condition of the cells (optimistic findings in my opinion) in this post.
by BigMouse
Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 04:56
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.
Replies: 8
Views: 164

RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.

Adverse Effects wrote: that would be a hell of a start on a EBike LOL pitty its not in Brisbane



You're welcome to arrange your own courier if you want it shipped. That goes for anyone else too. As long as they come pick it up. I could even through them in one of the crates the the CALB cells for the 300zx came in.
by BigMouse
Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 01:35
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.
Replies: 8
Views: 164

RFE batteries, BMS, charger from Enginer kit.

When I helped Jason upgrade the batteries in his PHEV Prius, he gave me the set from the car. The BMS is a bit shotty, but the batteries themselves actually seem to be okay. We replaced the lot of them because the BMS was showing cell 16 to be erratic in voltage, but checking with a meter showed it ...
by BigMouse
Fri, 04 Jul 2014, 21:06
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Industrial style motor couplers
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Industrial style motor couplers

I bought these couplers intending to build a dyno for testing my controller. They are rated to something crazy like 900Nm. I've got the taperlock bushes for them to suit 38mm motor shafts (132 frame standard), and the rubber piece that goes between the jaws of the couplers. This could be good betwee...
by BigMouse
Fri, 04 Jul 2014, 20:48
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric throttle pedals (BMW, GM)
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Electric throttle pedals (BMW, GM)

I've got two electric throttle pedals for BMW. They'll fit in an E30, E36, and other BMW models as described by a4x4kiwi on his blog here: http://malfunction.faed.name/2013/04/bmw-fly-by-wire-accelerator-for-e30-win.html They're both from a manual vehicle (no kickdown detent) I also have a pedal fro...
by BigMouse
Fri, 04 Jul 2014, 20:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: J1772 32A plugs and sockets
Replies: 1
Views: 87

J1772 32A plugs and sockets

I bought these intending to use them in my various EV projects, but one of them isn't happening and the other is being rushed to completion so will just use an IEC socket. I have two plug/socket pairs. The sockets (car side) have never been used. The plugs (charger side) are connected to some custom...
by BigMouse
Fri, 04 Jul 2014, 20:22
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For sale: Electric pushbike (ebike)
Replies: 1
Views: 95

For sale: Electric pushbike (ebike)

Just looking for the value of the hub motor and battery kit. The bike needs work (tyres, rear sprocket freewheel, front forks are all worn). For best results, I'd swap the electric kit to a bike in better condition. The battery is a year old, 10ah lithium. The front hub motor works great and really ...
by BigMouse
Thu, 03 Jul 2014, 22:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric Power Scythe
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Electric Power Scythe

As with any cordless power tool, its usefulness is determined by its portability and run time. You -could- convert something like that to electric, but remember you'll be pushing the batteries around with it everywhere you go, you'll end up with less run time than the petrol engine, and you'll have ...
by BigMouse
Thu, 03 Jul 2014, 19:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: dogphlap's Jumbuck
Replies: 18
Views: 945

dogphlap's Jumbuck

How close to the spline are you going to be welding? Unless you're going to be heating the ENTIRE spline hub to red hot during the welding process (that's abig chunk of metal) I wouldn't worry about it. Last time I used a clutch disk spline alone in a coupling I machined the outside of it to be an i...
by BigMouse
Tue, 01 Jul 2014, 17:28
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Tritium Waveculpter
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Wanted: Tritium Waveculpter

Looking for a second hand Tritium, fairly urgently. Anyone got one, or have a line on one in Australia?

I believe I need the Type 6 motor interface. The motor has an SFK encoder bearing with single-ended outputs.
by BigMouse
Thu, 26 Jun 2014, 15:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 384
Views: 31391

Low cost BMS

If you have one cell reporting 0, that will skew the averages down significantly. I'm not sure how the code works as I haven't delved in to it. Do you maybe have a constant set in the master code expecting more that two cells? For example, if both cells are reading 3.33v, but the master is taking an...
by BigMouse
Fri, 13 Jun 2014, 16:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla Motors goes "open source"
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Tesla Motors goes "open source"

Tesla Press Release Tesla has decided not to sue those who use technology from their patents in good faith. This is an interesting development, but there is no mention of source actually being made open, so I'm not sure the use of the term is justified. Patents are intentionally very vague, and alm...
by BigMouse
Thu, 05 Jun 2014, 16:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Model S
Replies: 24
Views: 1160

Model S

Oh, nice! Was the Model S RHD? I haven't seen any pics of them yet. Must be a Tesla demonstrator since they're not officially released here yet.
by BigMouse
Wed, 04 Jun 2014, 00:13
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 13159

Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

The SOC/voltage relationship between NIMH and LFP are very different. If it uses voltage, then you'll see the SOC not actually changing much at all, even if it is being used. Do you have an ammeter? You might get lucky if the pack voltage sits in a "sweet spot" where the controller will both draw fr...
by BigMouse
Sat, 31 May 2014, 23:17
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Warp 11 HV Suppler
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Warp 11 HV Suppler

EV Works would probably import one for you. Just give them a call and ask.
by BigMouse
Wed, 28 May 2014, 21:41
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Kangoo ZE arrive in australia
Replies: 4
Views: 345

EV Kangoo ZE arrive in australia

Richo wrote: I hope the newspaper deliveries get them too.
I dream of the day I don't hear the newspaper guy screaming down my street at 4am.


That day will come, but it won't be brought by the arrival of electric delivery vehicles, it'll be brought by the demise of printed newspapers.