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by offgridQLD
Yesterday, 08:07
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: 2012 imiev

lately I drive around 80km every day averaged over the week. (hasn't always been that way though) so to date our car only has around 45,000km on it. In that time I have replaced the original 12v lead acid ignition battery and the front tyres that's it. The car has never been back to Mitsubishi after...
by offgridQLD
Tue, 15 May 2018, 16:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: 2012 imiev

"So what did it cost new, what is a new one going to cost ( if you can get one), and what else is going to be worn that will need replacing in the next 800,000 Km ?" My 2012 cost me $24,000 brand new. In comparison to many other cars that where purchased new in 2012 for 24k and what they would be wo...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 11 May 2018, 07:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

One advantage that the Imiev has is there is very little if driveline backlash. The electric motor is a gear on gear drive and a single reduction out to two very short drive shafts. That said you can induce a thump on rare accessions loading and unloading the drive but its more of a rubber (suspende...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 11 May 2018, 06:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lead Crystal batteries for non-EV application?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Lead Crystal batteries for non-EV application?

I wouldn't dismiss the weight saving of lithium in a motorhome. A smart all in one dc/dc converter - mains battery charger that can iron out alternator/mains power charging issues. Some can also Have PV inputs. The only issue I can see with batterys and motor homes ( its the same issue for all batte...
by offgridQLD
Thu, 10 May 2018, 12:24
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: 2012 imiev

Thanks, good to know. Sounds reasonable for a 2012.


So at this stage the replacement battery at 12k is worth almost as much as the car.
by offgridQLD
Tue, 08 May 2018, 09:24
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 260

2012 imiev

What's a low km (40k) solid 100km+ range one owner perfect condition Imiev worth on the 2nd hand market ?

Just looking into some options perhaps expressions of interest for our Imiev.


kurt
by offgridQLD
Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 14:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Diesel generator + Tesla vs Diesel car
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Diesel generator + Tesla vs Diesel car

What I didn't expect, how efficient diesel genset is. Converting 4.4 litre of diesel (around 44kWh of contained energy) to 18kWh translates to 40-ish percent energy conversion. That is pretty damn good. I was thinking the same. Particularly if that's 18kwh into the Tesla battery. As it would have n...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 14:04
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Diesel generator + Tesla vs Diesel car
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Diesel generator + Tesla vs Diesel car

That's what I have noticed now that I am (temporarily) paying for grid power at 40c KWH our Imiev is about the same running cost as a 5lt /100km diesel car at $1.40 lt fuel cost.

That said the drivability of a EV wins hands down without $ savings or pollution benefits.
by offgridQLD
Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 12:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell

While our Imiev is still managing real wold 100km + range. The day will come when a battery replacement is required. I think the key to a pack rebuild would be to retian the OEM quality - reliability- safty rather that shooting for all out MAX performace. Even 50% more capacity at the same weight wo...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 01 Jan 2018, 10:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide

jonescg wrote:
Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 21:58
Kurt - you have moved???
Yes, moved just a few weeks ago (closer to both our families) Starting over again with a new self sufficient house build and all that kind of thing in 2018.
by offgridQLD
Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 19:11
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide

Charged our Imiev a few times this week. I agree it's been set out nice. One small improvement would be some shade while parked. Between this hub and the dc fast DC charger south of the city at Mitsubishi. I'm finding Adelaide to be very EV friendly. Not to mention flat as a pancake terrain assistin...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 16 Jun 2017, 19:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2010 Imiev charging question
Replies: 40
Views: 2572

2010 Imiev charging question

Good info Jeff, thanks for that. There sure are more public charging options popping up Image
by offgridQLD
Fri, 16 Jun 2017, 19:04
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Range in wet weather
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Range in wet weather

I'm sure there is some physics at play with the tyres needing to displace water on the road though I wouldn't expect it to be very significant. Just like the stock low RR tyres factory fitted to the Imiev are supposed to help with energy consumption. I now have stock sized replacement tyres but none...
by offgridQLD
Wed, 07 Jun 2017, 16:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

Did you actually try this? Do you have mains available? I don't so can't try it. Of minor note. When I first set it to the higher current it ran at that for some minutes. Maybe 10 or more. It then started to drop out and ramp up. I wonder if some sort of self protection is going on. My gen set has ...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 04:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

Yes it would be interesting to hear from some one who is able to sucsefully charge with the PIP at the full 60A from a genset or even mains as a starting point.

I haven't had a chance to play with it more.
by offgridQLD
Thu, 01 Jun 2017, 01:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: mothballing my iMiEV
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

mothballing my iMiEV

I let our Imiev sit for 5 weeks. Traction pack was around 50% (8 bars) parked in the garage. When we got home it was showing 8 bars and booted up up no issues. I'm sure there is some small load on the 12v battery along with the normal losses you see over time in a lead acid battery but not enough to...
by offgridQLD
Sat, 27 May 2017, 01:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

Interesting Solarmahn. 430ah is a healthy head start. Like you say as long as they are consistent. And stay consistent for that matter. I use the same 400ah cells but 16 of them. I didn't do a full DOD capacity test when new. Though I did carefully top balance them and now 2 1/2 years on they are st...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 26 May 2017, 00:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

Just thinking if your concerned about noise and I know some of the heavy low frequency transformer inverters can have a real pesky hum to them...no way I would want my low frequency transformer inverter in my house. The 4048's inverter is quiet though the stock cooling fans are not quiet. When it's ...
by offgridQLD
Tue, 16 May 2017, 04:57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

The generator was two years old when we purchased the home 6 years ago. The generator has been run about 1hr pr year over that 6 years just to spash oil around it. So it's like new. I did pull the brush set out and inspect it and yes I did see the capacitor when doing so. Im not concerned with power...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 15 May 2017, 04:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

One thing to note​ is just before the pip disconnects the gen the last few seconds that the pip is charging as it aproches 40A it gets a harmonic noise that sounds loader and lower frequency Than It's typical fiant high frequency noise.
by offgridQLD
Mon, 15 May 2017, 04:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

Thanks Weber,               I spent some time with the generator this weekend and using the fluke87v I was able to set the output to spot on 50hz with 246v. With very little fluctuation between 25-75% load. One thing I did notice was the 20+ pages in the selectronic manual referring to a number of g...
by offgridQLD
Sat, 13 May 2017, 03:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

Will test it on mains power if it's happy to charge at more than 30a from that then I will move on to tweaking generator settings to get closer to 240v and 50hz.


by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 18:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

I should add that the exact same thing happens to me when charging on mains (grid). Due to high cable length and poor quality, the voltage drops to 220V and below, and the pip cuts out at around the same point. I always assumed it was just a low voltage cut-out but maybe something else is going on....
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 15:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

The only other thing I can think of is the quality of the generator AC output which might have something to do with the length and size of the cable between the generator and pip I have about 15m total length underground of 10mm2...(could even be 16mm2) 3 core cable so no voltage drop worth worryin...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 15:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2195
Views: 222988

PIP-4048MS inverter

No Coulomb I was testing the PIP on the same 400ah bank as the Selectronic. That said I did think along the same lines yesterday. As in...Was the battery voltage increasing high enough to have that effect on my 400ah bank? Based on my setting in the PIP and the voltages of the 400ah bank at about 70...