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by rhills
Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 00:28
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25747

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I use Tef-Gel on the boat. It's perfect for preventing galling of stainless steel screws/fittings on aluminium masts in a salty environment. Without it, the ally is oxidising within 6 months.
by rhills
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 21:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Toombul shopping centre (Brisbane) chargers
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Toombul shopping centre (Brisbane) chargers

Hi Mike,
Congrats on the new EV, good to see you're enjoying it.

Plugshare is crowd-sourced data, so you should absolutely update any information you can. I've done so where I've found things that aren't correct.

Cheers,
by rhills
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 16:54
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld (sold)
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld

Woot, way to go Mike!
Does this mean the MX5 gets relegated to Sunday afternoon rallys?
by rhills
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 08:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Aspire question
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Outlander PHEV Aspire question

...I've finally got a 2014 PHEV Aspire, and slowly getting used to it... Congratulations, hope you're enjoying it, despite the buglets. I'm having no luck getting even close to connecting to the app though. I have the password but nothing happens when I press the keyfob 10 times (meant to be some b...
by rhills
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 22:17
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

Just returned home from my 2 months cruising up to Shark Bay and back 8-) . Thanks for the discussion and links. I've tweaked our .htaccess file IAW the link that Scotty T posted and it seems to be working. Any problems with the change, please PM me or post to this thread using the @ ("mention") fun...
by rhills
Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 00:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010

Hi Hugh, I recently replaced the batteries in our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV after water ingress caused major problems. Mitsubishi Policy is to destroy the battery packs because of perceived safety hazards. I pushed back hard and eventually convinced them to let me keep my old pack. My main argument ...
by rhills
Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 22:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Smartphone APP apllicability.
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: PHEV Smartphone APP apllicability.

I think it only works on the Aspire, but others may know better. What I can say is that IMHO it is barely worth having. I am generally very keen on apps but I was disappointed with the PHEV app, both with the limited functionality and its clumsy user interface. Because it works over WiFi, it often h...
by rhills
Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 20:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25747

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Rob - just regular old general purpose styrene polyester resin - pretty whiffy stuff, but easy to work with. I assume you're aware that of the three types of fibreglass resin (polyester, vinylester and epoxy) polyester is the least impervious to water penetration? I suspect this doesn't matter as m...
by rhills
Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 19:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25747

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The nice thing about fibreglassing is that most sins can be fixed with an angle grinder (or Dremel for venial sins 😁 ) and patching. What resin are you using? I've been using Bote Cote exclusively for the past few years now. Not cheap, but the 2:1 ratio of resin to hardener makes for easy mixing, es...
by rhills
Sat, 23 Feb 2019, 10:26
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

My Google Chrome Browser still has a red warning triangle + Not Secure in the URL field. Not showing an https header. Will this be changing soon? Short answer: No. Details: This is a leisure-activity forum, not a bank website. To host a legitimate, encrypted connection (using the https url prefix),...
by rhills
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 18:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 103
Views: 16728

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

And one of the biggest reasons of the lot:

4. Loss of a valuable income stream from servicing and spare parts sales.
by rhills
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 10:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 3062

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Hi Terry, That would be great if we can make it work, PM sent. To update our panel saga, over the Oz Day long weekend we were away in our van and had plenty of time to test out our two panels under a variety of conditions, mostly optimal for solar power generation with clear skies and plenty of cool...
by rhills
Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 11:42
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

Hi All, During the process of migrating our account to new servers, I also upgraded the phpBB platform this forum is based on. Unfortunately, unlike previous upgrades, this one blatted the links to our forum images and the legacy smileys from the old forum. I've now repaired those links so images an...
by rhills
Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 12:46
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

Hi All, Overnight, our AEVA web hosting was upgraded to new, faster servers. Unfortunately, this took longer than planned so some of you will probably have experienced site outages this morning and I apologise for that. Both the Main AEVA Website and the forums are working for me now in WA, so hopef...
by rhills
Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 12:44
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Modules Questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 2162

Re: Battery Modules Questions.

Hi francisco.shi , coulomb , If you click the Quote button for a previous post as I just did for Coulomb's last entry above and then examine the quote tag it produces, that gives you the information you need to work out how to do what you want. The quote tag I got from Coulomb's post was this: [quot...
by rhills
Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 14:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25747

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

A mould would be worthwhile if you were going to do more than a couple of these I'd imagine. If you're only doing one or two, I think it would be quicker/cheaper to just fabricate it. It's not too hard to fabricate a shallow fibreglass box. You'd just do a timber frame that sat neatly and accurately...
by rhills
Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 12:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25747

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Easy enough to make into a "tub". Our project was a fresh water tank for our yacht, two compartments, baffle plates, complex shapes. Kaye and I constructed it ourselves after some "training" from our nephew who is a professional shipwright specialised in fibreglass fabrication. Doing a rectangular "...
by rhills
Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 22:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25747

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

What dimensions do you need for your fibreglass lid? I happen to have two or three sheets of vinylester fibreglass made up for me by Custom Mouldings in Henderson for a boat project a while back. We didn't need anywhere near as much as I'd anticipated. Two of the sheets are about 1200mm square x 5mm...
by rhills
Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 23:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 3062

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

I'll be interested to hear how your testing works out, @Richo.

Cheers,
by rhills
Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 20:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 5193

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

I guess the circuitry difference between top-balancing and bottom-balancing is too great to be able to include both and switch between the two?
by rhills
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 17:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Newbie from South Western Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Newbie from South Western Australia

Actually, not "trainer wheels" but rather "I am not a spammer, honest - wheels"!!!
by rhills
Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 12:47
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Gumtree find
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Gumtree find

Lotta clicks for that age, ours is the same age and has done 44K. I agree it still looks to be a good buy on the surface. If anyone here has a look, make sure you or someone who knows what to look for checks that each of the drainholes in the underside of the battery module still has its silicone pl...
by rhills
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 14:05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 3062

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

OK, thanks, I'll get onto it tonight (at work ATM)
by rhills
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 13:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 3062

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Thanks Terry, I managed to separate the two last night, carefully working my hands between the Thermoclear and panel without any curves. I'd avoided any more sun on the panel fearing it might cure the Armourflex further but I'll definitely use the sun to help get the glue off the back of the panel n...
by rhills
Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 18:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 3062

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Hi Terry, I'd actually used some "JCB Joint Connector" bolts and matching Barrel Nuts from Anzor Fasteners to connect my panel to its square-section aluminium frame so I will repurpose these.. Interestingly, my experience with the Armourflex has not been that wonderful. The one panel I've glued to t...