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by rhills
Yesterday, 00:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 98
Views: 6205

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well, they look pretty professional IMHO.

How do you think those screws into perspex will hold up against vibration?
by rhills
Mon, 03 Dec 2018, 00:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 146
Views: 7965

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

I'll ask again whether I can keep the failed charger when picking it up (if they even still have it). Mike, are you paying for the repair or is it being done under warranty? If you're paying, then the failed part belongs to you and they can't take it from you. When my Outlander PHEV traction batter...
by rhills
Sun, 25 Nov 2018, 21:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 29
Views: 1358

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Don't forget there are a number of internet archival sites around too, for example https://archive.org/web/.
by rhills
Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 18:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 29
Views: 1358

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi reecho , is it a general loss of capacity or just a cell or two? If the latter, I have a bunch of cells recently pulled from my PHEV by Daniel at evShop Perth that he says are in excellent condition. If you can't get satisfaction under warranty and you have a small number of problematic cells... ...
by rhills
Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 18:46
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale Ad.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: For Sale Ad.

@poprock, if you look at your profile information just to the right of your post above, you'll see you have 126 posts so I think you'd qualify!
by rhills
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 17:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev DC/DC converter failure, not what we expected.
Replies: 26
Views: 2321

Re: i-miev DC/DC converter failure, not what we expected.

In good hands IMHO, hope s/he gets well soon :)
by rhills
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 22:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 146
Views: 7965

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: 1052

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: 1052

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: 989

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: 444

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: 444

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: 444

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: 444

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: 444

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: 444

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: 444

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: 146
Views: 7965

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: 29
Views: 1358

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: 29
Views: 1358

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: 146
Views: 7965

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: 4396

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: 263

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: 1509

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: 146
Views: 7965

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...