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by markrmarkr
Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 13:58
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney branch meeting 2019-04-10
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Sydney branch meeting 2019-04-10

The next Branch meeting is scheduled for 7:30pm at Baulkham Hill Sports club, 11 Renown Rd Baulkham Hill. If you arrive before 6:30pm you can have dinner and a gab.

Also, the draft minutes for the last meeting are attached.
by markrmarkr
Tue, 10 Jan 2017, 04:06
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: North Woolongong Fast Charge - It's alive
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

North Woolongong Fast Charge - It's alive

Well it's on plugshare, which seems to be the preferred system. I even put a little map of the campus on plugshare.

Also, it seems to be open 24/7 as there are no boom gates or anything to restrict access.

Here is a video. Sorry I got a bit excited.

Cheers,

Mark
by markrmarkr
Mon, 09 Jan 2017, 18:06
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: North Woolongong Fast Charge - It's alive
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

North Woolongong Fast Charge - It's alive

Hi all, I took the Leaf from Earlwood in Sydney to the North Woolongong Fast charger today. This is the one Feng discovered late last year. Well its now functional. I used it today and it works fine. It's on plugshare, and there are some pics and a map. It's easily in range from the NRMA Strathfield...
by markrmarkr
Tue, 04 Oct 2016, 16:02
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: ChargePoint McDonalds Dural
Replies: 15
Views: 2638

ChargePoint McDonalds Dural

Thanks David. I have a lot of questions too.
by markrmarkr
Tue, 04 Oct 2016, 03:34
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: ChargePoint McDonalds Dural
Replies: 15
Views: 2638

ChargePoint McDonalds Dural

Greg,
what sort of turn out are you expecting at Dural tomorrow? Is it just you and me?

Also could you bring your Tesla to J1772 adapter please, I'd really like to look at it, and pick your brain If I get a chance.

Mark
by markrmarkr
Tue, 04 Oct 2016, 03:31
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: ChargePoint McDonalds Dural
Replies: 15
Views: 2638

ChargePoint McDonalds Dural

Is this going to be an initiative across all McDonalds or just this one in Dural? I'm Working on getting more ChargePoints into McDonalds. There may be 1 more in the pipeline shortly. What would EV owners be prepared to pay for a DC (CHAdeMO/CCS) 80% charge. $5,6,8,12? I'd pay $10 happily. Hey, if ...
by markrmarkr
Mon, 03 Oct 2016, 04:53
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: ChargePoint McDonalds Dural
Replies: 15
Views: 2638

ChargePoint McDonalds Dural

I'll go.
by markrmarkr
Thu, 18 Aug 2016, 02:38
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Second on board charger
Replies: 1
Views: 1417

Second on board charger

Greg,
a better option is probably the 10KW Portable 3 phase to Chademo charger Stewartm is using. He posted here: http://ozleaf.proboards.com/thread/754/ ... llTo=11221


Cheers,

Mark

P.S Did you end up getting a Towbar?
by markrmarkr
Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 12:20
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 11338

Portable generator

I tried playing with the eco switch. It made no difference at 10A. On or off it still worked fine. With eco off at 15A it started with the gen running at full speed, but once I plugged in the EVSE noise increased and it quickly bogged, before tripping the overload. With eco on at 15A it starts at lo...
by markrmarkr
Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 02:32
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 11338

Portable generator

Thanks for all your input, but I'm not quite ready to face reality yet. I'm thinking of taking the air-cleaner off, and taking the muffler off, and maybe even giving it a wif of Nitrous Oxide (no that won't work - it takes hours to get a reasonable charge, and Nitrous Oxide is expensive, but you get...
by markrmarkr
Sun, 18 Jan 2015, 23:29
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 11338

Portable generator

I bought this Generator with the hope of being able to charge when pushing extreme range. This 7KVA Generator should give 5.6KW continuous. This should be enough to charge two cars simultaneously. Before doing anything I did some measurements. The voltage is always 240V not 220 or 230. This means on...
by markrmarkr
Wed, 14 May 2014, 17:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Portable CHAdeMO
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Portable CHAdeMO

However, as Mark points out, finding the 3 phase outlets is the next challenge. 32A gives just over 20kW and 64A just over 40kW At least these are a lot cheaper to install than present CHAdeMO chargers $40k ++ Surely this is all transitional though..... The EV manufacturers will install ( dual purp...
by markrmarkr
Wed, 14 May 2014, 13:02
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Portable CHAdeMO
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Portable CHAdeMO

I've been keeping an eye on developments at http://www.emotorwerks.com/ and I really think we are on the cusp of a much cheaper 3-phase to CHAdeMO which is portable (as in you can put it in your boot). There is some fugliness in the approach, but it looks viable. The cost I'm expecting will be under...
by markrmarkr
Mon, 05 May 2014, 02:16
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Forum integration with the main site
Replies: 133
Views: 15975

Forum integration with the main site

Gabz wrote:
jonescg wrote:
I had a small discussion with the last web admin about something as simiple as linking from the main AEVA site to plugshare... something about endorsement bla bla bla...


Your kidding?. No your not! Does he think this is the ABC or something?
by markrmarkr
Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 19:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importin i-Miev or Leaf from Japan…?
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Importin i-Miev or Leaf from Japan…?

Not every body can drive a handi ... sob Image
by markrmarkr
Fri, 24 Jan 2014, 17:50
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: New AEVA Brochures on the way...
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

New AEVA Brochures on the way...

How about this soft core factoid.

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by markrmarkr
Sun, 12 Jan 2014, 06:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 2825

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

My Issues paper comments I have a bad fealing about this paper as it appears to be rail-roading discussion in directions which meet government agendas but appear to have only incidental relevance to the stated goals of the paper. For example: Oil is presented in a way that makes it look like there a...
by markrmarkr
Fri, 30 Aug 2013, 14:06
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 11338

Portable generator

I guess we would have to look at something like this 5KVA generator then. at $$639 it's a bit pricey; Peak rating of 5KVA , and rated output of 3.7KVA, it would probably be ok as long as the PF is close to 1 on the charger. Even with PF = 3.3/3.7 = .89, we would still be within spec for rated output...
by markrmarkr
Thu, 29 Aug 2013, 14:29
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 11338

Portable generator

Tuarn, how do you think that 4.4KVA Inverter Generator would go with a 15 Amp load. I ask because a guy on another forum has sourced a portable 15 Amp J1772 charging station    for $500. Though you'ld need to swap the plug. With that charging station and your generator the cost is less than $1000, f...
by markrmarkr
Tue, 19 Jun 2012, 18:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The death of Peak Oil (according to Kohler)
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

The death of Peak Oil (according to Kohler)

The thing that always annoys me about these oil discussions is when someone starts talking about all the money that's being sent over seas to pay for oil. This is such an over simplification. To a large extent the oil companies own the foreign oil in the middle east and elsewhere. Note how Kohler's ...
by markrmarkr
Tue, 19 Jun 2012, 03:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV
Replies: 33
Views: 3760

Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV

Other costs are the charger - I was thinking of a bad-boy with a high voltage cut-out, turned on and off by a timer. Similarly the inverter will need its own timer to turn it on and off, and a low voltage cut-out. Add in a couple of contractors - though the current shouldn't be too high, at least wh...
by markrmarkr
Tue, 19 Jun 2012, 02:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV
Replies: 33
Views: 3760

Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV

Jonescg,
all grid connected inverters take care of this for you.
by markrmarkr
Mon, 18 Jun 2012, 21:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV
Replies: 33
Views: 3760

Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV

Terry, that's good to hear. I think using the cable gage to limit charging rate is an excellent, almost foolproof way of doing it.   The potential to destroy your pack if your distracted for like 30 seconds, is a real possibility which worries me no end. I understand the CHAdeMO DC fast charger is a...
by markrmarkr
Mon, 18 Jun 2012, 17:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV
Replies: 33
Views: 3760

Howto convince your partner to let U build an EV

Matt, how about this 1.5KW Inverter on Ebay for $600 .   It'll operate with 100 - 550 V DC, which should cover most EV's The payback time for $600 should be less than a year, though there are other costs....   This is still the only approach that seems to get through to her. ------------------------...
by markrmarkr
Fri, 18 Mar 2011, 00:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 100
Views: 15353

Grid Connect PV systems

Goodness,
con rods, connecting rods, seals cracking chambers... I just had a moment of deja-vu. What was the name of that ancient device people used to use to power their cars???