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by Richo
Yesterday, 12:14
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Leaf cells
Replies: 31
Views: 6055

Re: Leaf cells

There are 48 in the original leaf.
But I have 40 for my conversion due to voltage requirements (20S2P).
by Richo
Yesterday, 12:11
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Leaf cells
Replies: 31
Views: 6055

Re: Leaf cells

I guess landed at my door $165-180ea.
But since there is low availability this has driven the price up a bit.
by Richo
Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 12:50
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Each leaf module is 2S2P.
Wouldn't you do the same?
by Richo
Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 12:46
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Toyota Prius Copper Bus Bars - Tin or Nickel Plate
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Toyota Prius Copper Bus Bars - Tin or Nickel Plate

Tin has 0.65V and Nickel is 0.30V. Most copper lugs are tin plated. My preference is Nickel plating. But most of the local people that do this are for small one off consumer goods / art not industrial battery busbars. I did contact these people some time ago about plating busbars but never actually ...
by Richo
Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 12:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: All about the money :)
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: All about the money :)

I was really surprised that the battery consists of so many cells, from a layman's perspective it doesn't seem like the best way to construct a battery, but then again I'm sure there's method to the madness. It cuts down on weight and the battery pack can be shaped to maximise space. Barring racing...
by Richo
Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 12:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: All about the money :)
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: All about the money :)

By direct drive is that to say to bypass the gearbox? I mean that would be ideal, and the conversation I had with the fellow who is selling this setup indicated it would have the guts to do so The AC-51 is rated for 155Nm Peak. This is similar to a 2L petrol motor. Going direct drive would mean dri...
by Richo
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 12:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 13
Views: 125

Re: which power specification is correct?

brendon_m wrote:
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 16:52
However it is technically free energy
Yes global warming IS free!
Remember it's only free until you get caught :lol:

We are currently on the buy it now and pay for it later plan :o
And that balloon payment is fast approaching :arrow:
by Richo
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 12:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander power consumption.
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Outlander power consumption.

Johny wrote:
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 10:11
Maybe someone has better figures.
Nah I doubt it - they seem pretty good to me :lol:

Unless someone actually did a roll down test and weight the car.
And why would anyone have done that :roll:
by Richo
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 12:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: All about the money :)
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: All about the money :)

It probably is good value for what it is but I doubt the batteries suit your purpose. Unless you intend to do hill racing in your ute. :twisted: There would be better value batteries around to give more range and less power. the entire kit would include ... drive shaft yolk You weren't intending to ...
by Richo
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 13:06
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

brunohill wrote:
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 20:15
A 33 kW LEAF Battery???
Using the "claimed" 3.6V 42Ah is a 30% increase over the standard leaf module.
Is it worth the effort?
by Richo
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 12:58
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Electric boats
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Electric boats

Geoffozz wrote:
Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 23:42
Performance roughly equivalent to a 60hp outboard.
Presumably this would mean 45kW continuous.
As a 3-phase induction motor this is 15kW 4-pole, 110kg.

Any smaller suggestions?
by Richo
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 12:52
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Electric boats
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Electric boats

My thought that there must be a size where the sun+battery can keep it going non-stop at a respectable pace.
Well at least until the batteries wear 8+ years.
But I'm thinking big.

https://yatta.club/uncategorized/hydrop ... catamaran/
by Richo
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 12:39
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Electric boats
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Electric boats

These are the ones I was looking at:
http://soelyachts.com/soelcat-12/
by Richo
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 12:35
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2018 eV Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: 2018 eV Challenge

Yep saw your car too - very niice!
I thought it too much of a coincidence that all the nice cars were lined up.
by Richo
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 13:11
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

I watched a young guy scream past me in a 100kph zone. Looses control, smacks the inside lane barrier, swerves to the outside lane and crash into a tree. 100kph+ into a tree! He got out of that without a scratch - through the back door mind you. He didn't want me to call the police because he was dr...
by Richo
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 12:51
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2018 eV Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: 2018 eV Challenge

Yeah I was there too. Unfortunately after 5 hours and only seeing 3 cars run I gave up and went home. I have been going to these events since its inception and I think this was the worst organised I've seen. Definitely NOT a spectator sport. The key secret design to the winner of class C was sand pa...
by Richo
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 12:43
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Electric boats
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Electric boats

I was looking up the electric solar catamarans a couple of weeks back. I came to the conclusion that boats consume 10x what a car does. So ~1,500Wh/km - sorry I'm not a boatie you'll have to convert it back to boat terms. Rotto and back would need like 90kWh of pack. Even a leisurely cruise around t...
by Richo
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 13:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

I'd reckon $25k less battery so $55k.
by Richo
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 12:55
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

crash stats :o https://www.greenslips.com.au/interesting-statistics.html Still the stats don't really show that Jane goes out once a day and John is out 6 times a day. Jane drives 10 under in a new car with fluffy airbags and John is frustrated at Jane driving 10 under causing him to crash his 20 ol...
by Richo
Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 13:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

Yes winning votes is important by giving more money to the already successful and let the struggling poor people go to the wall. :? Guess that's what they call a good bet... I see SEA import the vans and stick the electric bits in. https://reneweconomy.com.au/first-all-electric-delivery-van-availabl...
by Richo
Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 12:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 56
Views: 1462

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

francisco.shi wrote:
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 20:31
This is the cooling plate that goes between the batteries.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/A889D7QWj7iTv7gn6
Seems overkill. Are you sure you need to go to all that trouble?
I'd go -

C
B
B
C
B
B

Guess it really depends on how lossy the battery is and how much each plate can cool.
by Richo
Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 12:31
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

So have you only got the miev left until the Tango?
by Richo
Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 12:30
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

$133k Ouch
Oh well I'm sure the bits will go to good use somewhere else anyway.
g4qber wrote:
Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 08:24
Lady Irish driver wrong side of road
Hmm they drive on the left in Ireland.
So was she on the wrong side because she was irish or a she?
:lol:
by Richo
Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 12:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

That's ridiculous. So a company already doing it, struggling to make it work goes out. Within a few months the govt signs a deal with another company that doesn't even have a factory or the land for a factory to build the same thing. Would have made a better headline that govt saves electric bus com...