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by Johny
Yesterday, 20:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please
Replies: 7
Views: 87

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: 15
Views: 195

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: 15
Views: 195

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: 67
Views: 3358

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: 62

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.
by Johny
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 20:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: which power specification is correct?

brendon_m wrote:
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 16:52
I think you missed the sarcasm.
.....
Sorry Brendon, I should have read more closely who posted that remark. I know from your previous posts that you wouldn't have been serious. The over-unity debate got pretty hot here a couple of years ago.
by Johny
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 15:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: which power specification is correct?

It's free energy! Big oil has been keeping it under wraps for years. Not quite but is is true that for the same electrical power input, a heat exchanger provides almost twice the cooling power and about 150% more heat than a purely resistive heater. The heat pump hot water salesfolk call it "heat f...
by Johny
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 12:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1691
Views: 289961

Re: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Good to hear that you have a solution guys. My headways have lost about 20% in the last year. July 2017 the degradation was hard to measure but mine are just over 10 years old too. No particular cells down but all 384 cells are at pretty much the same temp. daily. Not a bother as range is still fine...
by Johny
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 12:52
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Electric boats
Replies: 7
Views: 165

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. Yes it makes more sense to have electric as the mooring/anchoring/Marina powe...
by Johny
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 13:02
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

crash stats :o https://www.greenslips.com.au/interesting-statistics.html ... 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 old year car and gets seriously injured. so Jane is cautious, aware that she is driving a le...
by Johny
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 08:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: New repair undertaking from the US of A
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: New repair undertaking from the US of A

That's good news. I would love the ability to change the speed at which the Outlander PHEV switches to parallel mode. Currently 70km/h - I want 80. It's a towing thing when hills get involved.
by Johny
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 17:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Victorian conversion and registration requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

necrogt4 wrote:
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 05:54
Johny wrote:
Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 20:02
I just followed NCOP14 and paid pointless money to the VicRoads accredited engineer. VicRoads just treat it like an engine swap. It's the engineer you have to convince...
Who did you use to get the engineering certificate for your conversion Johny?
Cartech in Hawthorne.
by Johny
Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 20:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Victorian conversion and registration requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

I just followed NCOP14 and paid pointless money to the VicRoads accredited engineer. VicRoads just treat it like an engine swap. It's the engineer you have to convince...
by Johny
Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 13:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Thanks to everybody for your comments and suggestions. As I understand it, the direct engine to wheels mechanical drive only connects above the speed of 120 km/h, a bit too fast! That's not quite right. The ICE directly powers the front wheels as low as 70km/h which is a real pain towing. I constan...
by Johny
Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 13:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 67
Views: 3358

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Ha ha. It must be an environmentally friendly heater.
Nice build BTW. Good to see another classic EV coming together.
by Johny
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 18:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 1405

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

Thanks for the excellent summary Rob. Since I launch a boat with my PHEV, I'll check the underside carefully. (Although the rear wheels never touch water)
by Johny
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 16:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 362
Views: 29417

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

Oh wow! Surely this must signal the end of these modules being made available.
by Johny
Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 05:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Introduction

Welcome Gary (I assume). Are your interests production EVs or maybe DIY? Either way there's lots of support here.
by Johny
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 14:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive Help
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Direct Drive Help

Back in the days of the Ford LTD and Landau (stretched body Fairlane and 2 door Fairmont) they suffered tail shaft vibration because of the long shaft and possibly because they weren't put together quite straight. The go was to put a hose clamp around the tail shaft, turn it to put the screw part i...
by Johny
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 09:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive Help
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Direct Drive Help

@Johnny got a sliding spline made for his Vogue at Precision Balancing in Melbourne http://electricvogue.blogspot.com/search?q=tailshaft&by-date=true I think his motor was imbalanced and so was the tailshaft. Sorry I should have piped up earlier. The motor was slightly off but my main problem is my...
by Johny
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 11:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 67
Views: 3358

Re: Brendon_m Moke

brendon_m wrote:
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 06:37
None of the pics in any of my posts? Or just the last post?
All pics fine for me.
by Johny
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 14:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

My family bought me an EV version of the SoundRacer mid 2015. I constructed the Jetsons sound files for it and even made turbo sound files. It runs of my controller speed OP but I still haven't installed it.
The Shelby V8 really needs a BIG speaker to sound OK.
by Johny
Thu, 23 Aug 2018, 13:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4486

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Thanks Chris.
by Johny
Thu, 23 Aug 2018, 09:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4486

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Is there anywhere the full range of cells and cell dimensions are documented? Thanking of maybe upgrading the Vogue . I'd be looking at 37ah.
by Johny
Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 16:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: TE Connectivity contactors
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: TE Connectivity contactors

jonescg wrote:
Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 13:39
Just ordered 2 of the FTR-J2AK012W relays myself.
Where are the FTR-J2AK012W available for under $24 ?