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by offgridQLD
Mon, 01 Jan 2018, 10:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide
Replies: 12
Views: 347

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: 12
Views: 347

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: 1855

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: 510

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 760

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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: 1940
Views: 187929

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...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 14:37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1940
Views: 187929

PIP-4048MS inverter

I will test again today (perhaps make a short youtube video) but from memory my generator was feeding about 248v at 3000rpm no load and dropped to about 246v under load and over 240v even at 5000w (PIP at 30A and 3200w car charger combined load). So I don't think my situation is overloading the gene...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 13:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1940
Views: 187929

PIP-4048MS inverter

I will have another look at that. Though a 60A...3000w load on a 8kw generator (3 cyl diesle Kubota) doesn't slow it down much. Actually I tested the pip charging happy at 30A. Then plugged my electric car into the generator at the same time 3200w load (total 4700w) The pip was happy to continue cha...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 04:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1940
Views: 187929

PIP-4048MS inverter

I only run 400ah lithium and just over 10,000w of PV. So no issues with stagnating pb. Opening the generator room the other day was like breaking open a tomb spider webs every where and a thick layer of dust. My wife mentioned we should burn the fuel as it was a few years old. Had a bit of algy grow...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 01:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1940
Views: 187929

PIP-4048MS inverter

Thanks Weber,               I gave that setting a try today but I get the same behavior from the PIP. 30A works perfect but set it at anything more and it will fall back (typical around 38 - 43A. Voltage and frequency from the generator all look stable. No errors I can see each time it drops to 0 am...
by offgridQLD
Thu, 11 May 2017, 03:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 1940
Views: 187929

PIP-4048MS inverter

I have a question regarding the AC to DC charging from the PIP4048. Today was playing around with my later model PIP unit that has the upgraded on board AC/DC charger limits. I had AC input wired to my 8kva generator to test it battery charging at 60A output. What I found was that it loaded up the g...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 01 May 2017, 15:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 2825

Westfield new installations

Shame you had to put up with that Jeff. Perhaps it's some kind of small car syndrome. I never have any issues with other drivers on the road or in car parks driving my larger 4wd ute. Though after purchasing the Imiev (small car) from the get go I noticed way more aggression directed at me on the ro...
by offgridQLD
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 15:25
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 2825

Westfield new installations

Perhaps the rubbish bin is providing green power. Some kind of methane capture generator.
by offgridQLD
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 04:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 2825

Westfield new installations

No just slow AC chargers
by offgridQLD
Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 13:55
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's
Replies: 7
Views: 3379

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Considering a lot of streets don't have foot paths and a lot of homes don't place the letterbox in a convenient place. I can see the posty having to climb on and off this thing a lot while its parked out on the street. The bikes thay can nip about where ever they like. In some parts of Brisbane I co...