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by MDK
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 11:54
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: How DC chargers work

I've been trying to work out how a DC fast charger works, as in internally not how they charge charge a car. They rectify AC into DC, use the DC to drive IGBTs at a high frequency to create AC and then rectify that back into DC at the desired voltage. And as Rusdy says they tend to just have a very...
by MDK
Wed, 30 May 2018, 11:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AEVA charge facilities
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: AEVA charge facilities

well the idea behind the AEVA/TOCA sockets was to fill in the gaps and allow people to circumnavigate the country - which is why most of them are "in the sticks" The WA Branch of AEVA got sponsorship from our local power retailer (Synergy) to extend that by creating a grid of 100km between sockets (...
by MDK
Wed, 30 May 2018, 08:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AEVA charge facilities
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: AEVA charge facilities

praxidice wrote:
Wed, 30 May 2018, 08:06
I've yet to find an AEVA socket in Queensland
https://www.plugshare.com/location/98986

https://www.plugshare.com/location/131046

https://www.plugshare.com/location/131057

Probably more too, these are just what I found clicking around
by MDK
Mon, 21 May 2018, 19:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Royal Wedding EV
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Royal Wedding EV

The car was featured on Fully Charged last year

by MDK
Tue, 08 May 2018, 09:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 4964

Re: Renault EVs

I thought it was half the price of the cheapest Teslas, and should be comparable to the Model3 if it ever gets here. I meant compared with what I paid. :oops: The Zoe is almost exactly a third the price of the cheapest Tesla (~$45k vs ~$133k in WA) and about 80% of what I expect the base Model 3 wi...
by MDK
Tue, 08 May 2018, 08:54
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 4964

Re: Renault EVs

PS Chris - you're very kind on the Zoe performance - it's the slowest EV on the market by some way - 0-100kph in 13.5 seconds is pedestrian at best. I took the Zoe for a lap after Chris last night, and I was impressed with its zippiness too. We were in suburbia - 60km/h and 70km/h zones - and the Z...
by MDK
Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 11:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 362
Views: 29417

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

weber wrote:
Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 10:08
hydrogen fluoride gas
Not that phosphine or phosporous are pleasant, but HF is particularly nasty
by MDK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 07:57
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 3569

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

nigwil wrote:
Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 23:27
Is Renault charging the monthly battery rental in Oz?
No battery rental option in Australia - apparently because financing the whole car is popular here.
by MDK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 13:30
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: The Energy Retailers Strike Back. Will Cheap Off Peak Rates Kill Battery Storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: The Energy Retailers Strike Back. Will Cheap Off Peak Rates Kill Battery Storage?

The battery is only used in off peak where the power at $0.14/kWh. Why would you do that? Makes more sense to use it between sunset and 9pm (on weekdays) and save $0.50/kWh And why take into account the supply charge? Not paying a power bill at all would be nice, but the supply charge bears no rele...
by MDK
Mon, 01 Jan 2018, 17:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

I hear that in a Tesla you can turn the creep off. Yes in a Tesla "creep" is optional. I've always driven manual cars & find creep annoying in automatics, so I've never turned it on. And the mapping on the accelerator pedal is awesome. It's easy to crawl along at very slow speeds, which is useful b...
by MDK
Mon, 27 Nov 2017, 18:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 61 EV's charging simultaneously
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: 61 EV's charging simultaneously

There were (at least) 5 Teslas charging @ 32A 3phase, 6 @ 24A 3phase and 23 @ 16A 3phase

And the voltage was a steady 250V so just those cars alone drew 504kW
by MDK
Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 17:10
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide

jonescg wrote:
Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 17:03
Any SA members keen to get some photos for us?
Yes please, I'm curious if they went CCS type1 or CCS type2 on the Veefils.
by MDK
Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 15:53
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide

Adelaide charged up as hub for electric vehicles

The centre of Adelaide now has 4x Tesla Superchargers, 2x Tritium Veefil (CHAdeMO & CCS) and 2x Schneider EVLink (Type2 socket - BYO Type2-Type2 or Type2-Type1 cable)
by MDK
Mon, 25 Sep 2017, 12:23
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 4964

Re: Renault EVs

Renault Australia has confirmed it will import both the pure-electric ZOE supermini and Kangoo ZE van to Australian businesses and governmental organisations. The updated long-range ZOE, which was introduced back in late 2016 in Europe, will be available here in two grades priced either side of $45,...
by MDK
Fri, 08 Sep 2017, 15:12
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 details firmed up
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Model 3 details firmed up

Richo wrote:
Fri, 08 Sep 2017, 12:31
What happens about servicing the new Tesla?
The same as servicing the existing Tesla.
For small jobs they come to you (Ranger service) and for big jobs you go to them (even in Perth, where they have temporary space @ McCarthy Prestige until they have their own space)
by MDK
Sun, 06 Aug 2017, 10:07
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: City of Swan fast charger - 13 Aug Open Day
Replies: 0
Views: 790

City of Swan fast charger - 13 Aug Open Day

Hi All City of Swan recently installed a 50kW Delta DC Fast charger with CHAdeMO and CCS1 cables, and a 7kW AC charger with Type-1 (J1772) cable. https://s3.amazonaws.com/plugshare.production.photos/photos/215462.jpg https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/118450 They've been using them with their o...
by MDK
Thu, 27 Jul 2017, 03:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Synergy charging stations - WA
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Synergy charging stations - WA

I wonder who headed up the new City of Swan fast DC charger . Judging from the no discussion here, not from AEVA then? It's good news either way, and being in Midland, that's a perfect spot for my degrading Leaf trying to go to Swan Valley! It's for City of Swan staff use only right now, but they w...
by MDK
Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 00:05
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: ATV Quad
Replies: 42
Views: 5410

ATV Quad

Kyphonii wrote: How to load a image on the post ?


It's a bit tricky, which is why there's a dedicated thread explaining how.
by MDK
Fri, 05 May 2017, 06:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 2771

real time electricity generation

Does that mean you've found someone who can do the pairing? Cheers, My Dad found someone (after many years of hassling both Western Power and Synergy) and had the Eagle working for a while, but it recently stopped working again. Can these be used with the "Smart Meters" we have in WA? Not all Smart...
by MDK
Thu, 04 May 2017, 17:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 2771

real time electricity generation

I inquired to synergy/western power but it seem there is no infrastructure that allowed them to do monitor or even read the meter remotely. A small number of homes had even smarter "smart meters" installed via the Solar City Program - Western Power is able to read these remotely, and they also prov...
by MDK
Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 21:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla 85KWh battery and running gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1666

Tesla 85KWh battery and running gear

Richo wrote:
How many modules are there? 17?


The 85kWh packs have 16 modules (7104 cells)

For AUD$20k that seems like a bargain.. Even more so if the running gear is included
by MDK
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 16:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5017

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

I would say its the death of the niche EV component manufactures and suppliers.The small guys making motors and controllers and battery's. I expect some of them will diversify into making kits for combining commonly found salvage drivetrains into popular cars. Just like you can buy kits to fit V8s ...
by MDK
Sat, 08 Oct 2016, 22:02
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Richards Around Australia Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Richards Around Australia Trip

And a special mention to Jeff who's doing the same thing in a clockwise direction, in a Leaf.

Leaf around Oz

He's just left Perth after a longer-than-expected break for work reasons.
by MDK
Mon, 02 May 2016, 12:43
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

techno-phile and I leave on our Perth-Adelaide trip today!
He'll be flying back from Adelaide while I continue on to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Live tracking map available here

Thanks to the AEVA for sponsoring 3phase power sockets along the Nullarbor
by MDK
Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 17:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Who makes Tesla's Charging Stations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Who makes Tesla's Charging Stations?

Sorry, I didn't know Tesla produced two different types of chargers? Or is one type produced by Tesla and the other produced by someone else? There's a lot of confusion around the term "charger" From a technical point of view it should be reserved for the equipment that actually converts the AC pow...