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by offgridQLD
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 14:29
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 51
Views: 1603

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Even if they are down 10 or 15% (40-60ah) from listed spec that's ok. I found 400ah at 48v lifepo4 to more than enough capacity to be 100% offgrid even with a hungry EV in the mix. As long as you have the PV array size to support it. Any more capacity would be wasted on most homes. It would be inter...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 12:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 51
Views: 1603

Re: AVASS Battery order details

$8,000 RRP for the 7kw 48v SP pro makes it hard to justify from a investment perspective. Particularly if you have the grid. A very isolated - remote setting where power dependability a factor in the value equation is a different story. That said I found it a bit disappointing how Selectronic stop s...
by offgridQLD
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 06:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1096

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

The 2012 has leather steering wheel and shifter. Though I agree the wheels and other small features are nicer on the 2010 models.
by offgridQLD
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 15:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1096

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

Perhaps I'm just fussy. It would scrub up ok with a good detail.
by offgridQLD
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 14:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 2364

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

Kangoo from 0 -100kph in 22 seconds yikes ! you would want to have a very long merging lane if you went on the freeway. The same car with the ICE motor did it in 10 seconds under 1/2 the time! No reason why they couldn't at least made it simular specs to the ICE or better. ICE Kangoo 10 seconds http...
by offgridQLD
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 14:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1096

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

Yes I just had our shipped from QLD to Adelaide late last year was a few hundred. From what I can see there is a one Imiev for sale for about 13k and it has accident damage all down one side. Interior looks dirty and its a 2010. Our Imiev is insured for 18k Is in very good condition inside and out a...
by offgridQLD
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 06:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1096

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

No not offgrid this time around. The long term cost to be off grid isn't viable due to battery cost. The grid is only 140m away and less than 20k to connect.
by offgridQLD
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 16:04
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1096

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

I'm down in south Australia now (just south of Adelaide). I haven't put the car online for sale yet. It is for sale now though as my wife will need a new long range car by the end of the year when we move to the farm.
by offgridQLD
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 09:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I think sticking with a cell that's close to 50ah would be best as the BMU would be happy in its capacity calculations. The Imiev range is fine with stock capacity. If modern spec lithium was a few KG less weight than stock at the same capacity.... great!. if price - AH was the same as the 72ah cell...
by offgridQLD
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 09:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

$135 US or AU?
by offgridQLD
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 11:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Are the cells available to purchase in Au?
by offgridQLD
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 10:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Lets say you have a 80kw battery and your told it will loose 20% of it's capacity in 10 years. Most people would be reasonably happy with that. Though when you look at it from a different perspective it may not represent great value. Lets say you purchased a 20kwh battery and that lost 20% of it's c...
by offgridQLD
Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 13:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 254
Views: 20232

Re: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Our 2012 imievs batterys are sitting at about 9C temp and cannion reading is showing 34ah capacity.

2018 summer RR was showing around 100 - 134km max dead of winter now we are showing 90 - 110km. real world range is a bit over 100km in summer a tad under in winter.
by offgridQLD
Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 12:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 33
Views: 3656

Re: Tyres??

Just replaced the original rear tyres with Dunlop's with POTENZA RE050A 175/55R15 77V. From what I can see the tread depth is a lot deeper and wider than typical tire of this size. Will measure later to confirm.

Discounted price on tiresales for $146 each.
by offgridQLD
Thu, 05 Jul 2018, 09:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

Mitsubishi do test there EV's through standing water. As you can see in the link bellow they test the imiev with the battery fully under waterhttps://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/14.jpg
by offgridQLD
Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 08:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1096

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

I have a one owner white 2012 Imiev in very good condition 40,000km. Still showing 100 - 130km on the RR meter after a full charge (depending on the driving conditions). Includes Thule aero roof racks and a spare variable charge rate Siemens VersiCharge 30A EVSE. Would consider selling it for fare m...
by offgridQLD
Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 08:08
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS 2011 i-MiEV repairable writeoff (*SOLD*)
Replies: 31
Views: 1847

Re: FS 2011 i-MiEV repairable writeoff (*SOLD*)

Yes It looks like the old school linkage Brake bias perhaps to do with regen braking. Interesting to know why its deleted on the 2012 models perhaps they found a non mechanical way to do the same function.
by offgridQLD
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 13:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS 2011 i-MiEV repairable writeoff (*SOLD*)
Replies: 31
Views: 1847

Re: FS 2011 i-MiEV repairable writeoff (*SOLD*)

slightly off topic... just noticed something in the photo of the rear of the 2011 imiev where you can see the pan hard rod (tube that runs from the body of the car to one corner of the live axle. In the centre of this pan hard rod is a small tab welded to it with a short linkage rod connecting to a ...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 21 May 2018, 08:07
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 733

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: 733

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: 16
Views: 1138

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: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Lead Crystal batteries for non-EV application?
Replies: 4
Views: 459

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: 733

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: 733

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: 1114

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...