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by Richo
Thu, 22 Feb 2018, 12:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell

jonescg wrote:
Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 13:33
No this cell is toast - I believe it came out of Larry or Tom's iMiEV which had the battery replaced.
I thought it was out of the abandoned iMiEV. :shock:
by Richo
Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 12:28
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Partially Converted BMW 2002 For Sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Partially Converted BMW 2002 For Sale.

...and blows at the same time :lol:

I'm sure in 20-30 years time ppl will convert cars to Petrol for the novelty factor.
I guess he's just ahead of his time.
by Richo
Tue, 20 Feb 2018, 12:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Floride conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Floride conversion

Wow I've never seen one of those!
I haven't heard of anyone doing a conversion and not being able to get it through using the Modify form.
If its off the road then you can submit the form a few weeks before completion.

Common sense prevails!
If it doesn't follow NCOP14.
:lol:
by Richo
Tue, 20 Feb 2018, 12:44
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: EV-Power - experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: EV-Power - experiences?

Yeah known Rod for years. Even though he lives 100's of k's from the Perth metro area he still managed to turn up to the odd AEVA meeting. That's dedication! I actually asked about one of the ME motors about a year or so ago. Unfortunately he did not have the model I was after in stock and the point...
by Richo
Wed, 14 Feb 2018, 12:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Converting petrol quad bike to EV
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Converting petrol quad bike to EV

Problem with facebook is I have to like something before I can unlike it. :roll:
Its like a world where you're forced to take anti-depressants. :) :D :) :lol: :) :D :lol:
by Richo
Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 12:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Converting petrol quad bike to EV
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Converting petrol quad bike to EV

Bit disappointing - I would have hoped some others had 2c to put in by now.
by Richo
Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 12:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Diesel generator + Tesla vs Diesel car
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Diesel generator + Tesla vs Diesel car

TBH non-eV people would see this as 0.4L/100km of convenience to fill up a diesel car wheneva and whereva with more range. Really who could be bothered to save 55c/100km for all that electric car hassle? Just looking at it from the other side of the coin. Now can we see how far the diesel runs on su...
by Richo
Mon, 12 Feb 2018, 12:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Converting petrol quad bike to EV
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Converting petrol quad bike to EV

A string of 48V headway is about $398 with 2.2km range.
A string of 48V LTO is $240 with 650m range :oops:
A String of ~48V Leaf is about $1000 with 12km range.

edit:added leaf
by Richo
Mon, 12 Feb 2018, 12:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Converting petrol quad bike to EV
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Converting petrol quad bike to EV

Ah yeah here's one
http://www.evalbum.com/4733
48V150Ah 54kph 32km 172Wh/km

:lol: Yeah it'd be a biatch trying to get a tesla pack to fit.

6 leaf cells wouldn't be too bad.
That would be about 12km range.

How far do you think you would travel?
by Richo
Fri, 09 Feb 2018, 13:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Converting petrol quad bike to EV
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Converting petrol quad bike to EV

Where do I find what power is needed to drive the quad bike, carrying an 85Kg rider on a steep property, mainly as a form of transport, not a performance vehicle. I have a small trailer (about 1M sq) which I would use to transport fencing material, feed, tools, etc. Regenerative braking would be de...
by Richo
Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 12:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Quad bike EV
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Quad bike EV

Welcome Tony from West Oz.

Rob hasn't been on here for 2 years.
I'd reckon it's a low probability that anything happened.

You're better off starting a new thread in technical discussions outlaying what you want you eV to do and then everyone can put in their 2c.
by Richo
Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 12:29
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Stolen / abandoned Leaf - Perth
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Stolen / abandoned Leaf - Perth

Abandoned vehicles get dealt with by the local council. They sped a few months tracing the owner. If they cant be found or the owner refuses to pay impound fees then the title is cleared and put to a silent auction. The reason it would go to a police auction is if it was part of a crime and the owne...
by Richo
Fri, 02 Feb 2018, 12:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 18v Power tool batteries ?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: 18v Power tool batteries ?

How does the price compare on a tool battery pack v's Headway,leaf,LTO's etc?
by Richo
Fri, 02 Feb 2018, 12:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 18v Power tool batteries ?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: 18v Power tool batteries ?

Apart from reverse voltage fireballs mentioned above if parallel packs are not similar they can also unbalance which again ends up in fireballs. This will become more noticeable the more it's used. Another quick question with the motenergy 12kw/30kw It shows a rating of .15nm/amp output If I can jam...
by Richo
Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 12:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 18v Power tool batteries ?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: 18v Power tool batteries ?

I do remember some show TV where they used tool battery packs for a conversion.
Some of the packs were in parallel so they had common +/- rails mounted to some wood.

Well the wood had moisture in it and started smoldering.
by Richo
Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 12:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 18v Power tool batteries ?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: 18v Power tool batteries ?

Even the headway you'd need more like 66-100 to get 30kW peak. The 10Ah headway would more like $2,650 for 30kW. Not too sure on the cost for 15Ah cells. The LTO 2.4V 2.9Ah that I mention in another thread would be about $900 for 30kW peak. Downside is you'd only have like 5km range :lol: But you'd ...
by Richo
Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 12:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Open source inverter
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Open source inverter

And here is the link to the curtis 1239E-85xx 72-144V (170V Max) 500A (1min) - 135A Cont So ~20kW cont / ~70kW Peak. http://m.curtisinstruments.com/circuits/datasheets/?fa=Product&ProdID=612 http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=230 At a guess landed in AUS would be $4,250 incl ...
by Richo
Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 12:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Open source inverter
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Open source inverter

Here is the link the the previous Open source Inverter thread.
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=317&hilit=open+inverter
by Richo
Mon, 29 Jan 2018, 12:58
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Open source inverter
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Open source inverter

That power ring cap is weird.
Seems a lot of work goes into fitting it.
Unfortunately I doub't 5-9 similar spec'd standard shaped caps would be cheaper.
by Richo
Mon, 29 Jan 2018, 12:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Open source inverter
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Open source inverter

Generally my question is will this controller linked above end up costing more than using something off the shelf already? Generally it should cost less than anything off the shelf. The only cheap alternative is the low voltage curtis stuff. But I'll warn you that end is very deep.. If you are goin...
by Richo
Tue, 23 Jan 2018, 12:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Toshiba LTO SCiB
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Toshiba LTO SCiB

coulomb wrote:
Mon, 22 Jan 2018, 20:11
I thought that was plasma for roughening the surface
You're probably right - I've never seen anything exactly like that.

The start of the vid shows samsung as the battery supplier so they wont be Toshiba or possible even LTO's.
They look similar tho.
by Richo
Mon, 22 Jan 2018, 12:42
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Toshiba LTO SCiB
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Toshiba LTO SCiB

A peak current of 200A puts this in at 65C :o Claimed peak power is 420W which means peak power is at 60C. So a 2kWh($3,500/44kg) pack would have 120kW peak. And with normal use 40,000 cycles... :idea: All they have to do now is make the internal battery structure last 100 years.(shelf life) Nice v...
by Richo
Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 15:42
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Toshiba LTO SCiB
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Toshiba LTO SCiB

Well finally some of the Toshiba's SCiB Lithium Titanate batteries are hitting the open market. Here is the link to Toshiba's spec on the cell. http://www.scib.jp/en/product/cell.htm The ones that seem available are the high power 2.9Ah 2.4V cells. They claim testing at 10C charge and 10C discharge ...
by Richo
Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 12:36
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Odometer tax?

There was another segment last night on the Drum on ABC on the same subject. (Adam Spencer)
It seemed more objective rather than beating the eV community into the ground.
But they went off topic a bit about autonomous vehicles.
by Richo
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 13:09
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Odometer tax?

All irrelevant tho.
On the TV show last week "10 things.. about the future" - we are getting flying cars!
The irony was that they thought we needed some complex swarm algorithm to stop people crashing into each other.