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by bladecar
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 13:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 43
Views: 1496

I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

Hi, I'd like to discuss how we charge the imiev. Is it true that the battery pack only balances when it is charged to full. If that is true, then the fewer times we charge to full, the fewer opportunities there are for the pack to balance and the more likely particular cells will vary from highest c...
by bladecar
Fri, 05 May 2017, 14:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 907

real time electricity generation

Hi, From being an early solar panel owner on the second top tariff income (by a cent) to now having to pay for the privilege of having a meter for the solar and increased charges, they have managed to neutralise our income (and we have solar hot water and no airconditioning). Something positive is h...
by bladecar
Thu, 04 May 2017, 05:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 907

real time electricity generation

Hi, No smart meters in Queensland that I know of. Anyone see a report about the status of "smart meters" as a means for outsiders to determine much information about the house. It was explained that certain power usage increment measurements could be used to determine which electrical units were act...
by bladecar
Sun, 30 Apr 2017, 19:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 2546

Westfield new installations

Hi Jeff, Won't the Commodore driver's self-worth be tested when the driverless cars turn up.   I know it's jumping the gun (at least here) but much of the talk online is about how far down the track numerous companies are with driverless technology. They are past 'will we - won't we' to do with ev's...
by bladecar
Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 22:45
Forum: BMW
Topic: Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan
Replies: 30
Views: 1883

Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan

The one that I would fix if I could is the 'indicate as you start to turn' thing. A car is coming the other way and you want to turn right, across it's path. It's quite a distance down the road but since it's going straight ahead, you wait for it.   If it had its indicator on to turn left down the s...
by bladecar
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 23:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Richo said: "Do you have any specific ones that would help me change my mind?"

No. I can't help you.
by bladecar
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 20:12
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2691

My Motor Died

4Springs wrote: "As far as I know this motor is designed specifically for EV conversions." Yes, so, I wonder, was it? I also wonder is there a general philosophy existing on whether an ev conversion would be expected to include a clutch. The Blade car had a gearbox, but no clutch, just as additional...
by bladecar
Tue, 18 Apr 2017, 23:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

"Summary: A large amount of contaminated water has accumulated on site and has been treated to remove all but traces of tritium, which limits the potential to release treated water to the sea. Some radioactivity has been released to the sea, but this has mostly been low-level and it has not had any ...
by bladecar
Mon, 17 Apr 2017, 19:40
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2691

My Motor Died

I love to float a few ideas on this. So I'd guess that these electric motors usually attach to shafts that are immobile so that they only have to turn and not take end pressure. Which means that they have end play because it doesn't matter and that they'd usually be installed around the half-end-pla...
by bladecar
Sat, 15 Apr 2017, 14:24
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2691

My Motor Died

I don't remember too much about it but sometimes motors have shims or washers which adjust end play when being assembled. Other ideas are: Motor casings being put back together with a really thick gasket compared to standard so that the casing is longer than it should be. Bearings being on in revers...
by bladecar
Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 05:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Out of curiosity Richo, do you know anything about the two cesiums which are involved, strontium 90 or plutonium. Half life. Have you heard of the giga factory and how it's roof will/does consist of solar panels, or the recycling of gases used in the making of the batteries. So, has Tesla/Musky done...
by bladecar
Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 18:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Hi Jeff, I think the first two posts have something to do with electric cars (why do we want them, how is it coming about, why aren't there more of them sort-of-thing. I think the rest of the posts are to do with why-are-we-bothering when critical issues are being ignored, all to do with trying not ...
by bladecar
Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 22:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Richo said: Fukushima is an ongoing tragedy but in the grand scheme of things it isn't that significant. In a 1000 years fish'll still be swimming around, the earth will still be spinning. This time, it doesn't look that way. Tiny fine bits of various types of nuclear material are being washed into ...
by bladecar
Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 06:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Well while the wildlife have to die a shocking nuclear death, let's have a world-wide nuclear war. Let's start at the edge of the blast area of the nuclear states, and at the edge of the blast area for the leaders of the nuclear states. But only if we must put the rest of life through this without a...
by bladecar
Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 06:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Musk put in all his money, and then needed to be bailed out. The 'anyone else' had to have a strong desire to create a clean industry. They also needed to have the guts to take on the oil industry in all its forms. There are not many of this type of Elon Musk around. Branson has a flavour of it. How...
by bladecar
Sat, 08 Apr 2017, 04:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Ok, well that's interesting. I imagine that there would be no Tesla, as such, without Musk so I guess you're saying that his methods were not worth the ends and that you'd rather that the pre-Tesla still existed. There would be no world-wide change in the ev industry without a threat to Porsche, Mer...
by bladecar
Fri, 07 Apr 2017, 06:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Why do I need company when I can reply to myself :) In keeping with forum rules, I am changing the topic on each occasion. I was watching Q&A this week and one of the informed tweets along the bottom of the screen remonstrated with the greenies about the way Nuclear was being ignored when talking ab...
by bladecar
Thu, 06 Apr 2017, 21:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Hi, so that I don't try to create endless topics often with no likelhood or sometimes expectation of a reply, I'd like to put up another discussion point. You might have seen that the proud owners of VW diesel vehicles are unhappy with the non-performance of their cars since the "upgrades" (note, ne...
by bladecar
Mon, 03 Apr 2017, 00:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Loss Battery Capacity iMiEV 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Loss Battery Capacity iMiEV 2013

Yes, hopefully someone who lives not far away might volunteer to do that test with you to avoid the pain of buying the device and the app since there's not much need to use the app after that.
by bladecar
Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 20:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Charge stopped before completion
Replies: 10
Views: 596

I-MiEV Charge stopped before completion

Hi Philipowen,

Could you tell me where you got the i-MIEV workshop manual from, please.
by bladecar
Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 23:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Win a model s
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Win a model s

Brett should be so lucky :) I'd love to enter it for brett with the danger that it might actually win. I never buy a lotto ticket for someone without putting my name on it as well (though it's so rare that it seems worse than it is) but for Brett, I'd do it. The only thing I would never do is go to ...
by bladecar
Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 14:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Win a model s
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Win a model s

"Max 1 entry per person per day." This makes me think of the question, ok, so what is first prize? These competitions are for the gullible because they give nothing and mine information. It's long been that I ignore the holdin v8's or something similar at the hypermarket when you know that the objec...
by bladecar
Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 14:42
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 2691

My Motor Died

I wouldn't buy a brushed motor. I remember the generators on the cars of the 60's. I remember a vw with worn brushes and an eccentric commutator. Never mind having to replace the brushes. The idea of sparks flying is irksome. Don't like 'em. Imiev, Vectrix, leaf blower, whipper snipper, drills. All ...
by bladecar
Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 05:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 2546

Westfield new installations

Hi,

Thanks for the information.

I knew there was a second charging plug on the other side but I wasn't certain of the type so I appreciate the reply. :)
by bladecar
Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 22:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Tesla's Place in history

Hi Watching the wonderful job Elon Musk is doing in forcing the established car industry to branch out to electric propulsion reminds me of Bill Gates establishment of a colossus in the IT world. I thought it wonderful that one man was in control and made Microsoft a company with proper management (...