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by rhills
Yesterday, 16:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Aluminium Air battery
Replies: 2
Views: 36

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
Yesterday, 16:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

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
Yesterday, 14:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Battery pack prices plummet
Replies: 10
Views: 647

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 ...
by rhills
Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 19:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Battery pack prices plummet
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Battery pack prices plummet

Hi Comet, Very interesting, they haven't plummeted here in the West it would appear! I just picked up my Outlander PHEV today after its traction battery was replaced because water got into the old one and caused problems. The cost was covered by my insurance (under-vehicle accident damage caused the...
by rhills
Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 12:44
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Leaf spotted...
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: 2018 Leaf spotted...

I have vowed never to buy another ICE vehicle, but I'm fortunate that my life circumstances enable me to commit to that without too much "inconvenience".

It's now up to the manufacturers to bring something to Oz that will entice me to buy if they want to sell me something.
by rhills
Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 10:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 28
Views: 582

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

The Forum software filters out ordinary HTML to prevent hackers from abusing a forum. You can insert image links via the standard forum [ img ] tag like so: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GADGHhgUx2t3LvvDA Unfortunately, Google seem to have "fixed" their photo links to prevent you embedding them on HTML ...
by rhills
Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 07:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 119
Views: 5559

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

Is it being fixed under warranty? If not, then they can't keep the part, it belongs to you. I had the same battle with Mitsubishi over my old traction battery. Initially they said "No", I replied saying they were infringing my rights under Australian Consumer Law. They then said they had to keep it ...
by rhills
Sun, 07 Oct 2018, 22:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi Richard, Thanks for those interesting replies, Rob. The PHEV certainly is a slug on petrol alone. I would never try towing a caravan with it in hilly country. But for what I use it for, it is fine. I believe that when towing or doing hills, it is important to conserve battery power for extra oomp...
by rhills
Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 01:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Charging 2x12V batteries connected in series
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Charging 2x12V batteries connected in series

Hi Neil,
neilg wrote:
Thu, 04 Oct 2018, 22:09
Please be aware that some UPS connect mains neutral to the battery negative so the batteries should be fully enclosed for safety.
Thanks for that info. My system is basically Batteries + 240V charger + inverter so it's not a formal UPS as such.

Cheers,
by rhills
Thu, 04 Oct 2018, 15:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Charging 2x12V batteries connected in series
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Charging 2x12V batteries connected in series

Hi, I am looking to repurpose a couple of 100AH 12V AGM batteries as a UPS for our office. I already have a good 24V inverter and a dead 240->24V charger so I need to replace the charger. 240->24V chargers seem to be way more expensive than their 12V counterparts which I am guessing is at least part...
by rhills
Thu, 04 Oct 2018, 09:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi Richard, That information about the drainage plugs was reassuring re water crossing. I also had a minor car park misadventure. Without jacking, I had a look under the car and although I did not know exactly what I was looking for, there was no sign of anything having made contact with any obstruc...
by rhills
Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 08:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi Richard, ... Sorry to read of your puddle problem. I will certainly now be very careful in such situations. Even prior to that, I had long wondered how waterproof the battery is considering it’s under the car floor. I think the answer is to stay out of water... I've not updated the other thread y...
by rhills
Tue, 02 Oct 2018, 11:08
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Green Sparky South of Perth?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Green Sparky South of Perth?

Can anyone recommend a good "green" sparky in Perth, preferably in the southern suburbs, ideally in the Rockingham area. We have 3-phase power, an "old" meter box and a 5.7kW solar array with a grid-tie inverter. I want to establish a working relationship someone who can start by setting up our mete...
by rhills
Tue, 02 Oct 2018, 10:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi tressteleg1 , I put the full story on this forum last year . However, to provide a brief answer to your questions: Yes, it was done under warranty; The dealership themselves decided to replace the BMU, in desperation after weeks of diagnostic effort failed to pinpoint the cause of our multiple sy...
by rhills
Sat, 29 Sep 2018, 17:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

We had the BMS replaced in our PHEV last year. Following this, our "guessometer" battery range after a full charge shot up from 50km to 65km. Actual range experienced on a full battery increased from 42-45km to 50-55km. I was convinced that our 2014 PHEV had received a 2017 BMS as I'd read somewhere...
by rhills
Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 12:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 1169

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

I like the flashing exhaust idea, but if the person in front has their head in their phone, they won't see it anyway. I love that EVs are quiet and don't contribute to noise pollution, but until our population gets used to quiet cars, I think it's reasonable to make some sort of warning noise. As so...
by rhills
Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 18:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: jonescg's eCRX build thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6858

Re: jonescg's eCRX build thread

Depends on whether you drive like a Grandpa or a boy racer :lol:
by rhills
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 23:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 60
Views: 2624

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Adverse Effects , can you see any of the images on this page, or are they all replaced with the "Image" text placeholder? I just tried taking on your privileges and I could still see all images on this page, so this seems not to be a permissions problem which is one of the theories I had been inves...
by rhills
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 21:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 119
Views: 5559

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

...What are they carving it out of stone with a toothpick before strapping it to a sloth trained in backstroke paddling it across from japan... I thought something similar when advised recently of a mid-December ETA for a replacement battery pack for our PHEV. We've contacted Mitsubishi Australia a...
by rhills
Mon, 03 Sep 2018, 23:38
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

... It only seems to be affecting members (blue username). rhills , that should be a big clue. I had thought so too, however when I trawled through the permissions yesterday, I could find nothing that either gave or retracted permission to view images so it is a real mystery. As 4springs is an AEVA...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Sep 2018, 18:30
Forum: Other
Topic: Fiat 500e
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Fiat 500e

This thread has now been locked at the request of the OP.
All further discussion is on Damon's Fiat 500e Project in the Members Machines forum.
by rhills
Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 16:27
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 3427

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

...When asked about warranty they said 12 months. Que? So that means that a replacement battery has a much shorter warranty than the one that comes with a new vehicle? Does that mean they could get away with putting cheap cells in a replacement battery module that crap themselves after 13 months? I...
by rhills
Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 16:17
Forum: Other
Topic: Fiat 500e
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Fiat 500e

From what I have read in Australia and overseas I’m also not convinced there is enough technical depth of manufacturer or dealer after sales backup now or in the near future to justify the premium of buying a local model either. Our experience so far in having our Outlander PHEV repaired by Mitsubi...
by rhills
Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 14:18
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

Ah, the photos didn't appear in your first post, just image icons that don't seem to open. T1 Terry , the images have always been visible here, not sure why you couldn't see them. You might want to try force-refreshing your browser (<ctrl><F5> on most PC browsers) and see if that makes any differen...
by rhills
Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 22:33
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Re: For sale daihatsu sirion $3500144v 24kv kostov zeva controller 45 thunder sky 100ah batteries with bms new 144vchar
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Re: For sale daihatsu sirion $3500144v 24kv kostov zeva controller 45 thunder sky 100ah batteries with bms new 144v

brendon_m , you can contact another forum member by email simply by clicking on their name. This will take you to the member's profile page. The lower-left quarter of the page is labelled "contact [member name]" and has links to allow you to contact them via whatever means they have enabled. The OP...