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by rhills
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 13:40
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?

Is it a manual or auto? Plenty of room and suspension capabilities being a front wheel drive V6 but I'm guessing being British, weight was never a consideration :lol: It's Auto, Terry. I'm not aware that they made a manual. Re weight, it certainly feels like a solid car when driving, but I've not h...
by rhills
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 21:37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture

I think the round-trip efficiency is the key. From what I've read, creating hydrogen from renewable sources only really works if the renewable energy would otherwise be discarded, eg Solar generation peaks that outstrip other supply. Creating hydrogen from other non-renewable sources is really a for...
by rhills
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 21:27
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?

Hi, My old Dad moved on to a better place in September last year and we're now sorting out his estate. Part of it is his much-beloved, owned-since-new, Rover 75 Connoisseur. I'm not a big fan of English cars myself, but I understand there are people who revere these as classic cars. I needed to driv...
by rhills
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 11:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVolution Zappi problems
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: EVolution Zappi problems

Good idea, there has been lots of discussion about Zappi on this forum, so there will be a few eyes watching your experience with their after-sales service!
by rhills
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 11:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 38
Views: 601

Re: Prospective EV owner

Thanks for that info. I've been contemplating a Tesla purchase for a while. Unless I can specify a non-Chinese build, I'll not buy one. I'd rather put up with US quality issues than provide financial support an increasingly aggressive regime. I really fear that China's combination of growing economi...
by rhills
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 13:56
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!

I forgot to mention above that the linking process between the AEVA Membership database and the Forum is based on your email address . So, if the email address you have recorded in the AEVA Membership database is not the same as the one you use here in the forum, then there is no way we can match yo...
by rhills
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 13:46
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!

Red ones are Global Moderators.
by rhills
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 21:53
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!
Replies: 6
Views: 168

AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!

I'm delighted to announce that the Automated Process that used to connect our old CiviCRM Membership Database to this forum has finally been completely rebuilt to work with the AEVA's new Tendenci Membership database. What this all means is that if you are a current member of the AEVA, your membersh...
by rhills
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 23:00
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

We drove from Darwin to Canberra in 1986 in our old SWB Landcruiser. "The Track" (as the Stuart Highway was known in Darwin) was a fabulous road then, smooth blacktop all the way. I don't imagine it's got any worse since then! I think it would be a fabulous road trip. If you can create the opportuni...
by rhills
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 17:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 1408

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

I have a pretty good grasp of the physics of nuclear fusion. I have also been, in a past life, privy to the results of detailed medical research into the effects of Nuclear Weapons blasts and Nuclear Power Station accidents. Modern nuclear power stations have multiple layers of safety factors, redun...
by rhills
Sun, 03 Jan 2021, 23:01
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Last Pass Auto Login
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Last Pass Auto Login

Is there anyone out there not using LastPass who is having problems with the "Remember Me" tickbox and having to log in regularly?
by rhills
Sat, 02 Jan 2021, 13:51
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Last Pass Auto Login
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Last Pass Auto Login

There is nothing in our site setup that is configured intentionally to stop any auto-login processes. For the record, I use Firefox 84.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 and never have any problem with Firefox's password management and logging in/staying logged in to the forum. One thing to watch out for is that fro...
by rhills
Sat, 19 Dec 2020, 09:53
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Universal charging station standards
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Universal charging station standards

Great post Chuq , thanks! What would improve it further for those of us who still grapple with all the acronyms would be a set of labelled pix showing the different types of connector. I know J1772 and I think I could recognise a CHADEMO, but I wouldn't recognise any of the others you've mentioned.
by rhills
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 23:49
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Forum Time
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Forum Time

Your preferred time zone is stored in your profile in the database.

Until you log in, the board has no way of knowing who you are and which timezone you prefer.

HTH,
by rhills
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 23:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

We've owned an Outlander PHEV since new in 2014 and we love it. We've had the batteries and BMS replaced because of a water ingress issue caused by underbody damage dislodging a silicon plug from the battery module - all detailed elsewhere in this forum , and probably as a result I'm still getting 5...
by rhills
Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 20:12
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

@rhills Any chance we can combine all 3 different battery recall threads into one? I'm not sure if it's technically feasible, will have to do a bit of research on that, unless one of the other admins ( coulomb , weber ?) happens to know off the top of their head. If we were able to combine them, wh...
by rhills
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 22:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVNews coming next weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: EVNews coming next weekend

Start here: AEVA Membership
by rhills
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 22:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 656
Views: 72426

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I have a few options - EPL-9 polyurethane potting compound, or West Systems epoxy. Either would work I think. Chris, have you seen the Australian manufactured BoteCote Epoxy ? Not sure how it compares price wise with West Systems, but I use it exclusively now, having found it easier to work with th...
by rhills
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 00:08
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 81
Views: 3623

Re: MG ZS EV

I sounds good in theory, but in reality most of the components and raw materials used in Australian manufacturing these days, comes from China. Even a lot of our food additives. Where I worked at one stage it was cheaper to buy Chinese food grade chemicals than industrial or technical grade Austral...
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 17:54
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 81
Views: 3623

Re: MG ZS EV

While I agree with your premise, my concern is with the bigger picture. I am concerned that Australia (as well as many other nations) is becoming more and more dependent on China to manufacture things we use and rely on. This increases our dependence on China. I don't have a problem with that per se...
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 15:15
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 81
Views: 3623

Re: MG ZS EV

Looks very interesting, but I just wish it was made in the UK or Europe, rather than China.
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 15:11
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2864

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Thanks g4qber , that makes the discount even bigger! Interestingly, when I go through Renault's website, it appears I can still buy a Zoe from Magic Renault (in Melville) for the special price of $55,426 drive away :?: BTW, is there any Zoe owner on here who has parking sensors that can comment on h...
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 14:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2864

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

The handwritten sign is a bit confusing. I am guessing that the park sensors are an additional $650, but what about the "incl charger installation, $3000"? Does that wording mean that the charger installation is $3000 extra, or it is worth $3000, but included in the $39257.75 total? Knowing how car ...
by rhills
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 11:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 475
Views: 52758

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

What would locktite do to the resistance in the connection between the stud and the thread? Would that matter? I guess the current will mainly pass through the contact between the lug on the end of the cable and the metal plate around the stud?
by rhills
Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 11:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Pack Busbar Sizing
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: Pack Busbar Sizing

I think a build thread would be a very useful community resource!

Re the Carbon Fibre walls, I don't know much about this stuff, but I would have assumed carbon fibre was conductive. Is that assumption right or wrong? Does it matter?