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by Johny
Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 08:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Removing ICE
Replies: 3
Views: 44

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: 78
Views: 3827

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: 78
Views: 3827

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: 13
Views: 1762

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: 227

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: 227

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: 396

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: 655

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: 1087

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: 433

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: 43
Views: 1530

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: 1356

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: 450

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: 1330

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: 9
Views: 550

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?
by Johny
Mon, 19 Jun 2017, 15:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating

Fantastic Chris. That engine bay is looking very full.

The system you have put it will help take heat away from the motor as well.

So does it work well?
by Johny
Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 21:53
Forum: Other
Topic: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)
Replies: 13
Views: 1762

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

jonescg wrote: 8000 km now Image
Nice one Chris.
by Johny
Thu, 25 May 2017, 15:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: PHEVS in Oz, future EVs
Replies: 11
Views: 730

PHEVS in Oz, future EVs

To be able to be charged externally - regardless of battery pack size.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle => PHEV. Kind of says it all doesn't it?
by Johny
Wed, 24 May 2017, 16:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recomended Reading
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Recomended Reading

Hi Bernie. I didn't find that books were all that helpful - being generally already out of date with what is available. Trawl forums such as this one and ask LOTS of questions. Just expect the odd rude answer and ignore it. Especially check out anyone who has a build blog and has used readily availa...
by Johny
Tue, 23 May 2017, 22:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Daimler builds its own battery factory
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Daimler builds its own battery factory

You havin' fun Richo?
by Johny
Wed, 17 May 2017, 16:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: AGM charging
Replies: 4
Views: 293

AGM charging

This was causing an ICE-type flat spot under acceleration. I will follow up your other suggestions but this one may well have prevented a serious issue. Thank you. Wow what an unintended bonus. I must admit I do a quick tour of my pack with work's infrascope about once a year or so but my current d...
by Johny
Tue, 16 May 2017, 20:05
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: AGM charging
Replies: 4
Views: 293

AGM charging

A few questions. You don't mention charge rate. Are the chargers "smart" - in terms of reaching full charge then settling to a float voltage. In either case a main consideration is not to overheat AGMs. Typical maximum temperatures are around 45 to 50 degrees C. This gets a bit difficult in hot weat...
by Johny
Fri, 12 May 2017, 15:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1863
Views: 169278

PIP-4048MS inverter

I wonder if the PIP has a PFC front end on its charger. If not, it could be the high harmonic content that is causing grief.
by Johny
Thu, 04 May 2017, 15:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 908

real time electricity generation

Anyone see a report about the status of "smart meters" as a means for outsiders to determine much information about the house. I can't see a crim going to so much trouble to interpret power usage when they can just observe the house for s couple of days to determine residence. The "smart" fridge, a...
by Johny
Tue, 02 May 2017, 19:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 1130

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Paul I have read a few times that the TC Chargers charge current can be controlled with the Enable pin. This extract from EVWorks for instance: "TC Chargers make a line of IP46 water proof and rated to SAE J1378 for vibration and shock resistance chargers making them more suitable for use in vehicle...