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by Johny
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 22:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: quick question about temporary(test) batteries in an EV
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: quick question about temporary(test) batteries in an EV

The lower voltage may be an issue for either the motor controller or the DC-DC (if fitted). If you google the controller you should be able to get some specs. for it which should include minimum voltage for operation. You will very quickly kill any standard 12v batteries but if you don't care about ...
by Johny
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 14:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: DC - DC Converters?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: DC - DC Converters?

A 144 volt converter would handle your situation nicely I would think.
by Johny
Thu, 04 Apr 2019, 17:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV

Does anyone know what brand and size steel rim tassiem used as his spare. We will be towing our Avan to Alice Springs next year and a spare is in order I think.
by Johny
Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 20:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Smartphone APP apllicability.
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: PHEV Smartphone APP apllicability.

Correct - it only works on the Aspire.
by Johny
Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 13:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 81
Views: 9737

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

The most reasonable assumption I can think of is that turtle mode is invoked if any cell hits a low voltage threshold.
by Johny
Thu, 10 Jan 2019, 16:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 249
Views: 15827

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

It's my understanding that Tesla runs the battery heat control system even when the vehicle is off. I have found that the amount of time that the battery pack sits in an over temperature environment while the vehicle is not in use (parked) WAY exceeds any time when it is in use. So, IMO, if your are...
by Johny
Tue, 01 Jan 2019, 12:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 1826

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Thanks Terry. Understood about the diode - I've followed most of your posts on panels over the years.
by Johny
Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 11:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 1826

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Thanks Terry. We will be getting a couple of 80 watt semi flexible panels to mount on the yacht hatches this summer and I've been wondering how to not-cook them. I need enough power to support 24ah each day (fridge) and one may be shaded by a sail a lot of the time. Bunnies sell a product similar to...
by Johny
Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 04:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3558

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

I am so tired of people walking behind a reversing car. It doesn't matter what I'm driving they insist on ignoring the reversing lights. Same with opening drivers doors with oncoming traffic. Just stupid!
by Johny
Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 04:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

We'll done Mark. Great DIY repair.😊
by Johny
Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 04:11
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 73
Views: 6929

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Damon500 wrote:
Sun, 09 Dec 2018, 20:28
Was nice to see another EV out and about today in Nunawading- .....
Hey that's my stomping ground too. I'll keep a look out for you. If you see a 1965 Humber Vogue flashing headlights at you, flash back.
by Johny
Sun, 09 Dec 2018, 12:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 185
Views: 42185

Re: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Again, good to hear that the van is mostly well. I get lots of spider webs and at a car showy thing a year or so ago that I spontaneously attended (didn't wash car) someone commented I didn't drive it much (yeah, just every day). I looked down where they were looking and the grill was laced with web...
by Johny
Thu, 06 Dec 2018, 09:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 73
Views: 6929

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Really amazing time frame. So fast yet obviously done very carefully. Great work.
by Johny
Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 19:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 372
Views: 39623

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

Wow. Let's trot out the "tall poppies" drivel because some snake oil salesfolk want to make money off ignorance. Real shame the Vic government fell for that BS.
Nice touch giving us a history lesson though.
by Johny
Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 12:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 249
Views: 15827

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Richo wrote:
Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 12:20
I'm lost - what's that for
Looks to me like Chris is going to lower the car onto the battery pack😄
It's awfully big😱
by Johny
Sun, 02 Dec 2018, 14:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

From that I'd take the 240 to mean 24 and no following zeros. Next is why did it burn out. Might the bypass (main) contractor be faulty?
by Johny
Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 13:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 33
Views: 2567

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

mikedufty wrote:
Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 09:54
Someone just listed a PHEV on carsales with 200,000km on it. I wonder how the battery is going on that one.
$17k
Hmm. It would be interesting to take it for a test drive and quietly check with EvBatmon.

Edit: Queensland - it won't be me.
by Johny
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 12:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

The survey was about cabin heating!
by Johny
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 20:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please
Replies: 7
Views: 641

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

I suggest you secure the services of a customs agent. They must hit this problem often.
by Johny
Sun, 18 Nov 2018, 17:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

I agree it looks like self healing ceramic which makes it 800uf. Self healing ceramic? Is that a thing? I assumed it was a film capacitor. Some of them have really good peak current ratings. sorry you're right - self healing film. I bought a whopping great 330uf for my 2nd controller to replace 2 o...
by Johny
Sun, 18 Nov 2018, 15:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

It can't be 8000 F, though I admit that at first, it does look like it in the photo. It has to be 800 uF, .... I agree it looks like self healing ceramic which makes it 800uf. Don't ask me where but I've read somewhere that the purchase time in the iMiev is around 100mS. That makes my guess for the...
by Johny
Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 07:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 78
Views: 5856

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Nice work. Very neat.
by Johny
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 10:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander power consumption.
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Outlander power consumption.

It's hard to glean figures from the outlander but I'm guessing about 7 to 8kw for 60km/h and around 20kw for 100km/h. Maybe someone has better figures.