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by MikeD
Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 14:48
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Gearbox modifications (making a 2 speed from a 5 speed)

The gearbox in MR02EV is is a standard Toyota gearbox. When driving 2nd gear gets the car smartly of the line and 3rd gear is for cruising above 60kph. However, in a manual gearbox shifting between 2nd and 3rd gear is a “dog leg” which is pretty annoying after a while. So with the help of two fellow...
by MikeD
Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 14:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

The AC Electric Motor

In 2008 I purchased an MES-DEA 200-250 AC induction motor for the EV conversion of my MR2. More information on the motor can be found here:-

www.mr02ev.me/blog/the-ac-electric-motor
by MikeD
Sat, 19 Mar 2016, 22:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

Hello Michael
Yes I can help. Over on my website is a contact page where you can reach me.

www.mr02ev.me

Michael
by MikeD
Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 13:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

MR-02-EV has covered over 1,500 km since registration and whilst there are plenty of things to fix or improve I drive it to work almost every day. Recently I drove it over the Harbor Bridge on the way home from work ... first time.
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by MikeD
Wed, 12 Jun 2013, 14:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

MR-02-EV at the AEVA Sydney meeting, June 2013.ImageImage
by MikeD
Thu, 11 Apr 2013, 16:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

Received my certificate on the 14th March 2013. Yes it is definitely possible!
by MikeD
Wed, 10 Apr 2013, 23:41
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

The Automotive Engineer has signed-off my eMR-2 and I have a vehicle safety compliance certificate (an engineering certificate). Following is an extract from the document which gives you a flavor of the information that was required. Section 3. Description of vehicle or modifications to vehicle in a...
by MikeD
Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 15:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

The controller is very complex to setup and configure. I got nowhere for several months until I managed to contact the engineer at MES who designed it …. the supplier was useless but he did accidentally include an email conversation with the engineer in an email to me! Since setting up the controlle...
by MikeD
Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 21:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

Hello World … it’s probably time for an update. Whilst the MR-2 conversion has been slow going it has definitely been progressing and in Dec 2012 my father and I took it to Kreative Engineering in Windsor for an engineering certificate. It did not pass … but all the problems are minor and well on th...
by MikeD
Tue, 07 Feb 2012, 16:34
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Branch Meeting 14-2-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Sydney Branch Meeting 14-2-2012

Count me in.
Michael
by MikeD
Tue, 10 May 2011, 14:34
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Tuesday 10-5-11 Terrey Hills Tavern
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Tuesday 10-5-11 Terrey Hills Tavern

See you there.
by MikeD
Tue, 10 May 2011, 14:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Charge The Movie
Replies: 0
Views: 625

Charge The Movie

A new film by MARK NEALE the director of FASTER. Narrated by EWAN McGREGOR. CHARGE Is proof that maniacs on motorcycles can be a force for global good. The movie follows several teams to the world’s first zero-emissions grand prix on the Isle of Man in 2009, and on their return in 2010. For the visi...
by MikeD
Mon, 07 Feb 2011, 13:27
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Branch Meeting 8-2-11
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Sydney Branch Meeting 8-2-11

Will see you there.
Mike
by MikeD
Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 13:42
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: EV CUP
Replies: 0
Views: 786

EV CUP

The world’s first ‘green’ motor racing series ?

http://www.evcup.com/
by MikeD
Thu, 16 Sep 2010, 14:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

This is my high voltage circuit for the moment, it will definitely change as I plan to add more cells (when finances allow).

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by MikeD
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 14:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

Well spotted ... when setting up I was turning up the power supply dial whilst watching a volt meter with the probes accross the battery terminals which was ... dumb.

I very artistically framed-up and took the photo ... then noticed the power supply meters!
by MikeD
Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 14:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

There are 60 Thundersky lithium-ion TS-LFP60AHA batteries in the MR2 at the moment which makes the traction battery pack 195 volts. They are linked together with EV Works braided cell interconnects and looked after by Tritium IQ-Cell BMS cards. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/190/DSC_1075.JPG http...
by MikeD
Thu, 05 Aug 2010, 19:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

The inverter in my car is an MES-DEA TIM-600:

Peak power : 100 kw
Max input voltage : 400 VDC
Input voltage range : 80 .. 400 VDC
Input (battery) current : 225 A
PWM switching frequency : 3 .. 9 kHz
Output current max (RMS/peak) : 225/350 A

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by MikeD
Tue, 03 Aug 2010, 05:23
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

Hello B PM’ed you back, but am following up with some general thoughts on an EV conversion. - Consider what you want the car to do ... in my case I hope to have a daily driver that will get me from the suburbs to the city (and back) - Work out the range you need from the car ... 40km round trip (for...
by MikeD
Thu, 22 Jul 2010, 14:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

The motor in my car is an MES-DEA 200-250 which is manufacture by MES-DEA in Switzerland but purchased from Metric Mind in the USA. The selection and purchasing process is a bit convoluted and I could try to explain - alcohol would probably help. The motor specification sheet. http://forums.aeva.asn...
by MikeD
Mon, 19 Jul 2010, 18:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing a new EV
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

Importing a new EV

And the $64,000 question - which EV would you import ?
by MikeD
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 21:51
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Tuesday 13/7/2010 Terrey Hills Tavern
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Tuesday 13/7/2010 Terrey Hills Tavern

And me.
by MikeD
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 19:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 24
Views: 5606

Michael's MR-02-EV

I recently got the MR-2 back from Geoff O’Tool (GT Tooling) who mounted the radiator, made four battery boxes, mounting frames and a fibreglass board for the electronics. The radiator is mounted at the right side of the engine bay. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/190/RadiatorA.jpg The main battery...
by MikeD
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 18:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Pimp my Tesla
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Pimp my Tesla

Are yes the options list.....

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