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by Johny
Wed, 23 May 2018, 10:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 107

Re: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?

You are entering winter weather temperatures here in Melbourne which probably accounts for the range reduction.
by Johny
Mon, 21 May 2018, 12:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Royal Wedding EV
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Royal Wedding EV

Can you imagine the conversion. No cost limit, no compromises - sigh!
by Johny
Fri, 11 May 2018, 12:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

Haha - previously they really were selling snake oil:

"Already on bail accused of selling snakes with “medicinal qualities” for more than $25,000 each, the pair told potential victims they were developing a device that could be used to generate “electricity from thunderbolts”.
by Johny
Thu, 03 May 2018, 09:11
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

whysomean wrote:
Thu, 03 May 2018, 07:16
At least this wouldn't happen with the supercaps!

https://www.lloydsloadinglist.com/freig ... uo8D4iFPAQ
I think I prefer your new fonzee handle/alias.
by Johny
Thu, 03 May 2018, 09:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

fonzee wrote:
Thu, 03 May 2018, 07:28
hey @Richo, you should seriously check your facts before making false claims about other business'.
Yeah Richo. fonzee has only posted this once so he hasn't seen how devilishly cunning you can be with facts.😜
by Johny
Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 05:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

TCryptos wrote:
Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 05:04
Truly amazing.
Careful there, @whysomean, your smokescreen is slipping a little :roll:
...inability to detect sarcasm.
by Johny
Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 10:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 47
Views: 1115

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

The DC/DC converter and the AC charger is one unit in the I-Miev... That explains a high cost. Considering that it is a specialist part that the manufacturer has had to keep a stock of, $4000 does not seem so disproportionate to other moderately complex car parts sourced from original manufacturers...
by Johny
Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 15:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lead Crystal batteries for non-EV application?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Lead Crystal batteries for non-EV application?

Snake oil. They're c$%p. Check some marine forums.
Edit: Treat any videos or posts by Martin Lorton with scepticism.
by Johny
Sun, 25 Mar 2018, 16:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

@Supercaps reminds me of a person who poses a complicated riddle with a stupid know-it-all look on their face and the only reason they know the answer is that they were told.
If it's so amazing -and true - just spit it out.
by Johny
Sun, 25 Mar 2018, 07:28
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 40
Views: 1325

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

You're right. I missed the fuse in the middle of the pack.
I have mine so the main traction fuse and aux fuses come off the pack - not fuses in series. That's just a preference though. Good that the charger has O/P relays. All good.
by Johny
Sun, 25 Mar 2018, 05:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 40
Views: 1325

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Looks OK but 2 comments.
1. It needs a fuse to the inverter.
2. If you are thinking of using a contractor on the charger DC side ensure the charger can handle being re-connected without damage. Some chargers can not connect without pre-charge.
by Johny
Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 07:27
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?

So glad it went well. When you say you "couldn't maintain more than 82 km/h" was that because you were keeping to a set power consumption?
by Johny
Wed, 21 Mar 2018, 07:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

That doesn't explain the sudden reading of 54 Volts (or thereabouts) when the short was removed.
by Johny
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 17:22
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

I totally missed that this was a riddle/challenge. If there is no DC/DC and it REALLY is super caps then it follows that it is switching series/parallel modes to maintain voltage. The price still doesn't pass the reasonableness test.
by Johny
Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 05:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

The super cap module internal resistance of 6mOhms explains the jump to match the power supply voltage IMO. So what are the questions that this raises? No questions - just some annoying facts. A 6 mOhm internal resistance would result in a jump of 0.0462 volts @7.7 Amps. The jump is more easily exp...
by Johny
Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 19:46
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

When you removed the short, why did the voltage jump up to over 50 volts?
by Johny
Wed, 14 Mar 2018, 14:17
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

I just hope that *when* its real, that people are as quick to apologise as they were to criticise.
"When" we find out its real I will eat each hat in my closet ....
I live near the folk selling these things. Wonder if I should pay a visit?
by Johny
Thu, 08 Mar 2018, 12:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Looking for Automotive engineering
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Looking for Automotive engineering

I used Rowan Carter of Cartech in Richmond.
by Johny
Mon, 26 Feb 2018, 13:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

We don't want any of your dirty little pockets of science and rationality spoiling this product Richo. It SOUNDS good - so it must be😥
When were marketing people ever wrong?
by Johny
Sun, 25 Feb 2018, 06:07
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10602

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

Very interesting. They appear to have the buck/boost converter built in which makes it a really good alternative to batteries for load shifting with the great cycle life.
by Johny
Sat, 24 Feb 2018, 20:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev won't start!
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: iMiev won't start!

The traction generator definitely starts the ICE in the Outlander PHEV. I don't think there is a conventional starter motor at all.
by Johny
Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 09:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BMW Australia cancels future EVs to Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: BMW Australia cancels future EVs to Oz

In fact Renault are showcasing their Zoe and Kanga? In Melbourne docklands tomorrow (18the Feb).
by Johny
Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 11:08
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 18v Power tool batteries ?
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: 18v Power tool batteries ?

The power tool battery packs actually contain a number of lipo cells in series. These cells are not rated to put out high current and will sag (voltage drop) if asked to do so. They will also not last long. EV battery packs using these smaller cells usually place many of them in parallel - then then...
by Johny
Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 12:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Open source inverter
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Open source inverter

Very detailed documentation. It looks pretty good to me. Since I have an AC motor and the car is under-controller powered - I find this very interesting too.
by Johny
Mon, 01 Jan 2018, 08:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

Didn't (don't) we all. It was a good question and I congratulate you on remembering to ask. My driving musings get forgotten 30 seconds out of the car.