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by Johny
Thu, 10 Jan 2019, 16:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 132
Views: 9668

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: 33
Views: 971

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: 33
Views: 971

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: 2769

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: 1098

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: 65
Views: 4782

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: 40161

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: 65
Views: 4782

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: 33270

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: 132
Views: 9668

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: 1098

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: 29
Views: 1903

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: 425

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: 459

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: 1098

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: 1098

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: 4777

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: 297

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: 14
Views: 792

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: 14
Views: 792

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: 297596

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: 691

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: 15
Views: 1464

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...