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by Johny
Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 09:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BMW Australia cancels future EVs to Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 116

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: 121

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: 523

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: 9
Views: 355

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.
by Johny
Sat, 30 Dec 2017, 20:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

Mine does not have creep mode and I find it no concern at all. With Regen braking it's pretty much single pedal with just moving to the brake pedal to hold still. On hills I two foot it. I don't miss creep mode and find driving normal autos a bit annoying now.
by Johny
Mon, 25 Dec 2017, 12:21
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 25924

Re: Johny's Electric Vogue

Thanks for the offer Terry but I think the effort getting them to 60v would be a bit too much. I have recently bought a charger rated to 5 Amps and dialled down to 3 as a replacement to try and I think it'll be massively more reliable. I may just replace them as they fail and stop repairing the old ...
by Johny
Mon, 18 Dec 2017, 08:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: BMS card warning
Replies: 17
Views: 279

Re: BMS card warning

I've edited my previous post - yes it's wrong. It look like a capacitor so may be more prone to RF Interference or EMI than if it was correctly placed.
Can you elaborate on "doesn't discharge properly"?.
by Johny
Thu, 07 Dec 2017, 11:24
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

My expectation would be one bar lost. Two if it has been treated badly. If you google, somewhere there is a description of how much capacity each of these bars represents - it's not linear. Ahh what the heck - I googled it. The first lot of hot links tells the story. One bar lost is 15% lost, 2 bars...
by Johny
Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 09:11
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

The Leaf comes with a handy battery condition indicator right there on the dash. The large inner scale is the projected range for "today", while the outer scale is the overall battery pack condition.
You can quickly assess when the condition is before even driving the car.
by Johny
Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 07:27
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 25924

Johny's Electric Vogue

I seem to only post here with problems but that's just because the Vogue has now done over 35,000km and never stranded me - or missed a day of travel. The chargers are pretty much my only ongoing issue. I had a spectacular charger failure a couple of months ago. The Vogue has 12 of 59V 3A chargers -...
by Johny
Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 08:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Removing ICE
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Removing ICE

Initially limit what you are pulling out to the engine and stuff attached to it. Eg. Aircon, steering pump etc. Only remove other stuff if it's in your way. It's surprizing how easy it is to forger where to put stuff back as the months drift by... I had lots of sandwich bags with correct fasteners i...
by Johny
Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 07:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Charging cable has died!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 4644

Re: Charging cable has died!!!

Also called Bootlace Ferrules. Jaycar, RS Components... Here is the Jaycar link. https://www.jaycar.com.au/red-ferrule-crimp-terminal-pack-of-20/p/PT4533 In a pinch I have used Red Utilux style pin crimps, removed the insulation bit after crimping, then briefly soldered just the wire entry part with...
by Johny
Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 13:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Charging cable has died!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 4644

Re: Charging cable has died!!!

I haven't had any issues since I used ferrules on all wires.
I carefully inspect every few months anyway.
I have also re-terminated all my extension cords using ferrules - including sealed ones as I sometimes charge the PHEV via an extension cord so don't want to be wondering which one is which.
by Johny
Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 09:00
Forum: Other
Topic: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)
Replies: 20
Views: 3309

Re: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)

Way to go Chris.
by Johny
Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 08:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev charging help
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: minicab miev charging help

Great that it was fairly simple (easy to say once the nerves calm down) Greg.
Love to hear about the progress of the Minicab as time goes by.
It's a vehicle I have my eye on if my DIY ever has a non-repairable accident.
by Johny
Tue, 05 Sep 2017, 07:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev charging help
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: minicab miev charging help

Locate the fusebox and check all the fuses. If you have the owners manual it should tell you which fuse does interior lights etc.
Oh - and I'd remove the "wire" to the head unit until you understand why it caused the trouble.
by Johny
Wed, 16 Aug 2017, 10:40
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated

I have a quick question. I don't get email notifications about posts any more.
Should this work?
by Johny
Wed, 16 Aug 2017, 10:38
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV - any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: iMiEV - any good?

I also thought Victoria had some legislation about being able to identify the previous owner of a 2nd hand car. Easily ducked I would imagine but worth asking. A previous owner should have no reason not to be honest about the cars' range.
by Johny
Fri, 11 Aug 2017, 09:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 3D printing replacement parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: 3D printing replacement parts

Very interested Ben. Trivial things like indicator switch return plastic gizmos are very rare for Hillman/Humber Rootes cars of the 1960's.
by Johny
Wed, 09 Aug 2017, 09:06
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 BEV in Targa Tour Targawest Sunday 13 August
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: i3 BEV in Targa Tour Targawest Sunday 13 August

Any other info Joseph? Is it unmodified for example.
by Johny
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 17:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 49
Views: 2348

I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

Balancing is triggered in the iMiEV ONLY when you run the iMiEV to <2 bars (ie flashing), and balancing only happens once the charge is completed, and needs to be via a Level 1 or 2 charge, ie not CHADEMO fastcharge. If you use a timer, be careful to allow this extra time. Mitsubishi recommend doin...
by Johny
Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 21:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Replacement - MX-5
Replies: 27
Views: 1679

Battery Replacement - MX-5

Out of curiosity - how long did they last - km?
by Johny
Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 15:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Suzuki Carry Spare wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Suzuki Carry Spare wheel

I think that there are too many folk trying to carry this topic.
by Johny
Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 22:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Overall impedance of a battery
Replies: 26
Views: 1637

Overall impedance of a battery

I think we have known for some time that high SOC and high temperatures are a Lithium cell killer. I know we have given advice to that extent (here) and I try to keep my SOC low when I can't help but leave the car in the hot sun - or leave it for any more than a few hours. I am in trouble every now ...
by Johny
Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 15:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev
Replies: 11
Views: 818

minicab miev

You sold your Haflinger!!! Oh well the minicab will be a whole new experience. I remember a Haflinger (from the dealership) came on a Cross Country Jeep Club trip in about 1968. They were a tough little vehicle.
Did you get a 10.5 or 16kw/h minicab?