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by rhills
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 22:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7165

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Well, you can complain that it isn't an EV, but no-one is likely to take any notice...
by rhills
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 23:38
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

so Jane is cautious, aware that she is driving a lethal weapon, and John is an impatient yobo who just HAS to get to his destination 1 minute earlier - and you take his side? You were under 25 and male once. I get it. Young males are di@#$&is on the road - sometimes. Ya, what he said! I've done it ...
by rhills
Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 21:28
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

Lady Irish driver wrong side of road Hmm they drive on the left in Ireland. So was she on the wrong side because she was irish or a she? :lol: Maybe she was on the wrong side because she was a bad driver period or incapacitated somehow. A bit of Googling will help you discover that research around ...
by rhills
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 12:20
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Sold: Vectrix VX1 with 9Kw Leaf Conversion $3500 - Newcastle NSW
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Sold: Vectrix VX1 with 9Kw Leaf Conversion $3500 - Newcastle NSW

We usually don't delete threads, but I see the Subject line has been changed to say "Sold" and I will now lock this topic to prevent further postings
by rhills
Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 23:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger

Thanks again for your patience, Mike, The other pin is the gate; it is essentially open circuit (many mega-ohms), but will usually have a resistor from gate to source , typically 47 kΩ or 22 kΩ. ... The resistance should be seen gate to source, not gate to drain. So that's left pin to right pin. Ah....
by rhills
Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 10:38
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger

Hi Mike, thanks again for your patience and detail, Yes, a friend once told me to imagine the line on a diode as a "wall" blocking the electrons from entering that end. Works for me :) But alas electrons flow opposite to "conventional current". But as long as you are imagining conventional current (...
by rhills
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 23:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger

Hi lobster , Hi, I right clicked the Image of your front panel and Searched Google for image. On the results page, I added "tecsup hi tec" to the text box and found 14 images. Thanks for the links, most of which I'd found in my own searches. I'd not thought of using the image to search, I need to re...
by rhills
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 23:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger

Hi Richard,
Richo wrote:
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 11:52
Otherwise if your in the metro area drop it off and I will have a quick squiz.
Thanks for the thoughts and the offer, which I would like to take you up on at some stage.

I'll PM over the weekend and see if we can work out a mutually convenient day/time.

Cheers,
by rhills
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 23:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger

Eek! I'm glad to know that AEVA still has a webmaster. Sorry, I neglected to say some really important things, that to me are really obvious, so I forget that beginners need to know them. Chargers that connect to the mains contain dangerous voltages, that could lead to death. It's highly advisable ...
by rhills
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 01:17
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger

Hi Mike, thanks for your reply Yes, the power semiconductors. In your case, the 4 diodes rectifying the AC near the top of your photo... OK, I checked these but am confused by my readings so maybe I'm not doing it right. With the unit plugged in to 240VAC, I used the 500VAC setting on my multimeter ...
by rhills
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 19:34
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Troubleshooting an old 24V charger
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Troubleshooting an old 24V charger

Hi all, I have an old 24V charger that died several years ago (no status lights, no charging) and I haven't had the time or the motivation to investigate until recently. So, today I tried taking the lid off to see if I could work out what was wrong. The outside of the charger looks like this: 24V-ch...
by rhills
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 18:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7165

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Sigh! Why do businesses think it is such a good ideal to be so secretive? It only makes one think they have something to hide. IMHO, it's your vehicle so any data generated from it also belongs to you. The most they could do is make you sign a non-disclosure agreement on the grounds of protecting co...
by rhills
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 17:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 21
Views: 963

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Actually, I've just received the invoice for the work today, $13,000 was what I was told that our insurer was quoted. The actual amounts were: Battery Pack Assembly: $9545.45 Labour: $1745.45 GST: $1129.09 Giving a total of $12420.00 I believe from what I know now that a likely alternative fix for t...
by rhills
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 00:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 21
Views: 963

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Thanks to everybody for your comments and suggestions. As I understand it, the direct engine to wheels mechanical drive only connects above the speed of 120 km/h, a bit too fast! I agree with Johny , the engine-direct-to-wheels kicks in around 70kph if the battery is low enough, or you have either ...
by rhills
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 22:38
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7165

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I understand Mike and it's tricky when they're part-way through the job. I believe evShop can do warranty work on production EVs so it may be worth giving them a call if you get to the point of giving up on Paceway.
by rhills
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 22:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 4109

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Posts to this thread are starting to wander off the original topic which is really now only of historical value anyway IMHO.

I am locking the topic now. @jonescg if you think it's not finished yet and needs unlocking again, please let me know.

Cheers,
by rhills
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 22:18
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Batrium BMS Monitoring
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Batrium BMS Monitoring

Hi John, The topic you originally posted this in ( AVASS Battery Order Details wasn't really the right place for it. That wasn't your fault as it had been starting to wander off the original subject anyway so I have now locked it. I think your posts deserved their own topic, so I created one for the...
by rhills
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 21:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 1396

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

Today I picked up the cells harvested from our "flooded" PHEV traction battery. Daniel at evShop Perth had broken them down to 32V packs (8 x 4V cells in series in a plastic container + some cell monitoring/balancing? wiring and circuitry on top). Here's one of the packs: phev-32V-pack.png And here ...
by rhills
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 16:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7165

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Unfortunately swapping the EV-ECU didn't fix it. Paceway going back to 'technical' for another idea. It seems the standard diagnostic process is to swap bits out until the error goes away. Have you thought of getting another opinion? I've just picked up my old PHEV battery from Daniel at evShop Per...
by rhills
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 10:04
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 4109

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Hi Andreas, I have been away since I was lucky to get a set of the AVASS cells,now in a week I'm back and have to get real with setting them up. I am interested to hear from any one in Melbourne who got a set of the big cells of what success you have with them,and what BMS you bought or built. Thank...
by rhills
Mon, 22 Oct 2018, 14:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 1500 volt battery pack . not quite portable
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: 1500 volt battery pack . not quite portable

Richo wrote:
Mon, 22 Oct 2018, 12:54
I don't have a mine site that needs a UPS so...
I assume you checked both back pockets...

:lol:
by rhills
Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 18:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 1500 volt battery pack . not quite portable
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: 1500 volt battery pack . not quite portable

brendon_m wrote:
Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 17:30
... Hell, I'll be generous and let them choose the brew
Grange :lol:
by rhills
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 16:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Aluminium Air battery
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Aluminium Air battery

If I'm reading that correctly, they're claiming that 1kg of cell, containing 2.5kWh, will propel an EV 700km Perhaps they're talking about a Matchbox EV??? I believe my Outlander PHEV has 12kWh of power and even with its brand new battery, that still only gives me about 50km usable range. Maybe Alum...
by rhills
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 16:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 1396

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

Finally got our PHEV back from the Mitsubishi Dealer (Rockingham Mitsubishi) yesterday, now with new Traction Battery installed. It's been a long saga. The battery compartment did indeed get water in it, through a drain hole that had lost its plug. The cause of the problem was discovered by an indep...
by rhills
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 14:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Battery pack prices plummet
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Battery pack prices plummet

The only way this would not be the case is the conditions of accepting the new battery pack. Yes, and if such a condition involved relinquishing the spare part being replaced, I would expect fair value compensation. During my "negotiations" over the battery, I pointed out more than once that if it ...