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by Richo
41 minutes ago
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 31
Views: 805

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

I know the percentage loss is for total power, not just the Vmp, so the math is vague at best, but you get the general idea. The graph for the 150W panel indicates the peak power output drops ~10% every 25DegC above 25DegC. On a clear sunny summer day in Australia if you can't take a panel from ins...
by Richo
Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 13:04
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: HP in EV vs HP in ICE
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: HP in EV vs HP in ICE

There may be some rules developed about how long the vehicle should run for. I can’t imagine an EV full of super caps that runs at well over the 2400hp of the V8, but can only accelerate for 10 seconds before needing a recharge would be considered in the spirit of the competition. At this stage I d...
by Richo
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 13:01
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Zero Turn Mower Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Zero Turn Mower Conversion

Long time viewer first time poster?!?

Welcome John - even if it's 3 years late :D
by Richo
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 12:59
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Zero Turn Mower Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Zero Turn Mower Conversion

21HP (15kW) obviously is not used continuously in reality. Otherwise for an hour mow you would use 15kWh of battery capacity. That's a modest $7,500 battery pack... It maybe easier to work out how much petrol you use for a mow and try to convert that into a battery capacity. This would also give you...
by Richo
Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 12:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: ProLogium Solid State batteries (SSB)
Replies: 2
Views: 369

ProLogium Solid State batteries (SSB)

http://www.prologium.com.tw/NewsDetail.aspx?02F0EA87FB60FF52003AB70EAECFE03EC80757D9C75EC0110C4E14F09A3F397BCAF4F0A73BA67399F8B3A07F2CB48D31CE4F7B97FE3653973DE48FFC66B060AE82F045D252268314D157C3060DE8737493BCD1004C143314 Any hoo the next big thing to kick Musky's Giga-factory in the balls. {You are...
by Richo
Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 12:57
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 372
Views: 32208

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

...hole in the roof or the opposite wall... Well I guess that matches the rest of the quality of the structure. So there is what like $10k of electronic stuff on a rough concrete bench and a hole in the wall. They tripled the value of the building. I'm guessing old school style laundry / wash house.
by Richo
Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 12:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 372
Views: 32208

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

The whole installation was substandard anyway compared to our standards. Perhaps the view of people are similar - they're all delusional to us but to them they have different levels of delusional. There was no over current protection between the (black) cap -ve and ground since it was all bolted to ...
by Richo
Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 12:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 372
Views: 32208

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

That's dedication overlaying the two. So they DO match up bar the box not in the wide shot which is not relevant to the fire. There are a number of other things I notice now about the fire. The power point on the right has exposed cable hammered to the wall. So I'm thinking that their regulations ar...
by Richo
Mon, 17 Dec 2018, 12:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Seeking opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Seeking opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing

I had a look around for some pics of the L710 AWD running gear but haven't found anything yet. Must be rare if I can't even get a picture of one. Possible only on the auto import bid sites that have them. I doubt importing a whole L710 would be cost effective. I still think a beefier version of the ...
by Richo
Fri, 14 Dec 2018, 12:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Seeking opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Seeking opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing

Sorry I don't see what benefit you would get stuffing around with AWD. If you take 1st gear ratio + diff and add about 20% ie if was a turbo etc then using that torque direct drive you end up with around 200kW. So as if you were stuck in 1st gear with a turbo but still goes up to 150kph+ Estimated i...
by Richo
Thu, 13 Dec 2018, 12:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 131
Views: 9132

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Nice Hoist - I'm there 8-)

What about the BMS?
Do you have to remove the lid of the battery modules to fit that?
by Richo
Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 12:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dumtree Camry Hybrid
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Dumtree Camry Hybrid

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bunbury ... 1203601407

Batteries replaced in Jan 2018 - cost $3,500

$2,000 for the whole camry hybrid.
Obviously the 1/2M k's it's done is the down side...

But worth the batteries if you need them...
by Richo
Wed, 05 Dec 2018, 12:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 372
Views: 32208

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

This is an interesting youtube link to a company supplying a supercapacitor product on a slightly larger scale.. with a storage of 1.5 MW... MW is POWER - NOT storage. Utility companies tent to provide info in terms of MW capability. How much instantaneous power they can provide. You could get a MW...
by Richo
Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 12:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric motor scooter for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Electric motor scooter for sale

Victoria...
by Richo
Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 12:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 131
Views: 9132

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I'm lost - what's that for
by Richo
Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 12:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planning Scooter Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 2454

Re: Planning Scooter Conversion

Sorry this thread is 5 years old. I'd reckon its close to 100% that it never was built. The $1000 value limit before gst is collected has also been lowered No its still $1,000. The difference now is that GST is collected from the supplier overseas. Under $1,000 customs still don't look at it. IF GST...
by Richo
Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 12:26
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Leaf: Nissan breaks "end of 2018" promise and now targetting mid 2019 release
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: New Leaf: Nissan breaks "end of 2018" promise and now targetting mid 2019 release

Breaking News wrote:Thirdly he used the company's assets for personal use.
Big woop - that happens EVERYWHERE...
They're called big boss perks.

Well he dragged Nissan out of the mud when he joined may as well put it back in on the way out.
by Richo
Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 13:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please

Sorry but the way I see it going is through a big shredder.
So you will have to sell one of the small island nations.

You can ALSO pay for the customs broker fee, as suggested above, on top of that...
by Richo
Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 13:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please

Well I see it 3 ways: https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/import_options/evs.aspx Get a letter from a museum and get it in on the Exhibition Vehicles Option. https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/import_options/discretionary_approvals.aspx Get the minister in your back pocket to ...
by Richo
Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 12:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

diamond shape aluminium plate be attach centre of the number plate Well that is great for standard plates that have a dot in the center. WA has a variety of plates where that isn't practical so they mention somewhere where it doesn't cover the lettering. I vote: Petrol/flammable liquids top left ev...
by Richo
Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 12:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

The usual first action is to disconnect the engine battery and in most cases that cuts off the petrol/diesel/LPG/HV battery, so I'm guessing hydrogen fuel vehicles would follow the same safety protocol. I'm not so sure about this. A running petrol car without the battery is supplied by the alternat...
by Richo
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 12:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

I'm all for it. It'll be great to know that the car stuck on the side of the road is a hydrogen car and has no chance of refueling so will be there for some time. :lol: But how will emergency services know between a regular petrol car and a hydrogen car that had the label fall off? Shouldn't we have...
by Richo
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 12:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DO HYDROGEN FUEL CELL PHEVS QUALIFY?
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: DO HYDROGEN FUEL CELL PHEVS QUALIFY?

Well the prius is here is so I don't see why not.

But TBH a car that has no refuelling infrastructure...
The car manufacturers like it because it's a system that fits the old model.
The "fuel" no longer becomes their problem.