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by dgh853
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 15:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Highway travelling at slower speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Highway travelling at slower speeds

On dual carriageways like the Hume Highway driving at 70kph would be dangerous when traffic is heavy i.e. near the outskirts of Sydney and Melbourne. In between it wouldn't cause much of a problem but getting passed by trucks doing at 100-110kph can be pretty unnerving if they are trying to pull out...
by dgh853
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 21:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

So the ES are still single phase only? I'm not sure on the ES, quite possibly - check the user/install manual and see whether it lists a three phase EZ meter like the SBP manual does. If you can't confirm otherwise, I can ask Mike Zhang at Goodwe Australia whether a three phase meter can be used in...
by dgh853
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 20:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

This means any loads on the other two phases will be drawing energy from the grid. This is not correct for the SBP3600 or SBP5000. The Goodwe SBP's are both single phase battery inverter/chargers (i.e. connected to one phase only) but they use a three phase meter so they can "see" flows on all thre...
by dgh853
Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 05:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 22
Views: 1367

Re: Bring on the BERM please

Sally at Zeromow has one of the Mean Green electric ride-on mowers - see http://www.zeromow.com.au/equipment/ for details.
by dgh853
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 05:36
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Setec make a CCS Combo 2 to CCS Combo 1 Adaptor and there should be others as well - http://www.setec-power.com/china/ccs-co ... -1-adapter
by dgh853
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 14:08
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop

Good write up evcruiser, thanks!
by dgh853
Mon, 24 Sep 2018, 17:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

Hi Lou, Happy to share Zappi settings but unless we can get the Zappi/Harvi to net across the three phases it won't work accurately. If the Zappi and solar are on the same phase for you and there is not much running on the other phases then it should be good enough. My solar is three phase. myenergi...
by dgh853
Sun, 23 Sep 2018, 04:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

The answer is a qualified yes with a modified Type 2 to Type 1 adaptor but it's complicated. Assuming by your Avatar you have a BMW i3 then for most Tesla charging stations you can use a Type 2 to Type 1 adaptor but it must have the Type 2 end shortened otherwise the pins will not connect as a regul...
by dgh853
Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 15:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

I've been told the 3 phase Zappi will be available in October / November.

I'm tempted to send my Zappi back and have myenergi send a replacement three phase unit as I have had it since December 2017 and it has never worked as a solar aware EVSE.
by dgh853
Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 15:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

As promised: here is my experience and cost of installing an 32A dedicated circuit to power a Zappi EVSE. Hi LouB, A heads up that the Zappi doesn't work correctly on three phase power as it doesn't correctly work out the net energy used across all three phases. I've been waiting for a firmware upd...
by dgh853
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 06:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

And that's the challenge it can't handle - a DC coupled arrangement as it doesn't have visibility of a DC charge controller charging the battery at the same time and you could exceed the 100A charge limit. The Victrons are smart in that way as the DC charge controller and Multigrid etc talk with eac...
by dgh853
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 06:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

I had a look at some of the Goodwe SBP 5000 spec sheets. It does have a lot of configurations listed as unsupported (generator on AC side, connecting backup side to grid etc). I'm wondering if it can DC couple to solar panels. The closest I can see in the user manual is "one battery bank cannot be ...
by dgh853
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 16:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

With the Batrium BMS you select compatibility with a battery inverter eg. you select the preferred protocol from a list including SMA Sunny Island 3.1, Victron Color Control GX, Solax etc. There is no Goodwe inverter option yet, we are trying to work out whether a new one is needed or whether we can...
by dgh853
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 07:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

There has been some progress with Goodwe SBP talking via CAN to the Batrium Watchmon using the SMA Sunny Island protocol but the CAN messages stop after a couple of minutes. There are more details and progress updates on the AEVA Cell Mates facebook group.
by dgh853
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 11:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

We're fortunate to have a 10kW PV system so filling a 22kWh battery is pretty easy, even in winter as long as the inverter is sized accordingly. The ex-accountant in me says buy the cheapest, the self-sufficient part of me says bigger and better inverter. The Selectronic and Victron are appealing bu...
by dgh853
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 07:36
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Yep, the Victron allows for a very flexible setup, including DC-coupled PV using a charge controller and a Multigrid to minimise grid imports - see 4:45 into this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbpQzEZTElI . The Victron kit is a little underpowered and overpriced for AC-coupled grid-connec...
by dgh853
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 20:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

It is possible to use the self-define setting on the Goodwe (rather than selecting an OEM lithium battery which uses CAN or RS485 comms and the OEM battery controls voltage/SOC limits). In that setting the upper voltage limits can be set but it doesn't do this for low voltages - for that the Goodwe ...
by dgh853
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 07:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

I've just chipped in as well.

Thanks again Chris for your efforts.
by dgh853
Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 15:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

May I suggest you ask for the seller to offer the batteries to AEVA members who missed out first. If they are not willing to do that, then I don't see any reason why other AEVA members shouldn't be made aware of who they are ... so they can contact them directly to acquire the batteries at the "righ...
by dgh853
Sun, 22 Jul 2018, 19:10
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 4273

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Hi bladecar - no need to take my comments personally. A Zero SR does 0-100kph in 4 seconds at best. I know I've tested it many times and raced two eFXC series on my 2014 SR. The H2 would be under 3 seconds 0-100kph - https://goo.gl/3F6rRV. I was making the point from my own experience riding and rac...
by dgh853
Sat, 21 Jul 2018, 15:03
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 4273

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

I enquired to an ex-dealer on the Sunshine Coast in Q sometime last year. I found out that he was an ex-Zero-dealer because the US had decided to end sales in Australia and he could no longer obtain one at any price, so to speak. About a year later a BMW dealer employee said that he had just heard ...
by dgh853
Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 15:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 5733

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Thanks Chris! You have done an awesome job and I thank you and others involved for putting yourself out to give these batteries a new life and to help fellow AEVA members. As a thank you to Chris for all his efforts perhaps those receiving the batteries would like to make a "thank you" payment to Ch...
by dgh853
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 18:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 25
Views: 3058

Re: My home battery storage system

I'm looking to use an existing Goodwe 3600SBP battery inverter - see details at http://www.goodwe.com/Public/Uploads/products/GoodWE%20product%20flyer_SBP.pdf . These Goodwe battery inverters are ~$1500 RRP for the 3.6kW and ~$2100 for the 5kW model. I think that's excellent value and they are on th...
by dgh853
Wed, 09 May 2018, 09:03
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 5822

Re: Renault EVs

Pretty sure you'll see the Ioniq in Perth - there's already a bunch of the hybrid Ioniqs in Adelaide in a fleet trial. I'll have a chat to my Hyundai contact and see if I can find out more of their plans for Australia-wide release. I think it was July for the Ioniq. Kona later in the year as well as...
by dgh853
Wed, 09 May 2018, 06:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 5822

Re: Renault EVs

If you're impressed with the Zoe, then you're going to be blown away by the Ioniq for $5K less. Better performance, space, DC fast charging (up to 67kW on a 100kW station) and efficiency.