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by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 07:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

5 Years ago a 2012 should have done better than 100, sorry to hear that . When it was first new to us as dealer ex-demo with over 20k on the clock, we did sometimes get around 110km as the RR estimate. We might have done better in a different area. Most of our local roads are 80-90kph limits and hi...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 18:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

My 2010 iMiEV has suffered a bit this last winter. Struggling to get more than 90 km. ... I'm still struggling with quoting part only of a post I wish to reply to. It is either all or nothing, maybe I'm too old to learn....... My 2012 iMiEV only ever did around 100km when new to us 5 years ago and ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 09:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the onboard computer to convince it to recognize a non-standard battery. Mitsubishi appears to have a good handle on VIN locking and there hasn't been any real progress on overcoming the obstacle... If drop-in replacement cells could be found, I do...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 09:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

The linked aliexpress 100Ah cell is quite close to the LEV50 cell dimensions. 10mm taller but otherwise within a few mm. Questions remain whether 1) such cells are of decent quality available from a reputable seller at a reasonable price and 2) whether the car's battery management can learn to recog...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 15:33
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations

An update. I managed to get the ex-BetterPlace cable to work. I had tried to make sense of what was inside its plug previously without success. Recently I found some much better documentation about how the J1772 communication protocols work and that enable me to work it out. It did not have RFID com...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 15:10
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt Range *no discussion*
Replies: 13
Views: 3040

Re: Volt Range *no discussion*

Second-hand Volt bought in Summer early 2018. I got 75km routinely on the guessometer in Summer and 55km in Canberra Winter. Now as it warms up again, it has crept up to about 70km. A tank full of petrol adds 600km.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 17:08
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 19535

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Unfortunately no. The 15 amp clipper creek goes into fault mode and volt doesn’t charge. But if the RCD in the meter box does not trip, then the clipper creek EVSE can be turned off and disconnected and you have the chance to try again. Having to try a couple of times is much better than being lock...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 16:18
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 19535

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Lol if you put another rcd in you’ll have 3 rcds in series. The clipper creek 15 amp showed up with charge fault sometimes with my volt, but would not trip the main RCD. The voltec GM/Holden 10A EVSE is made by clipper creek. So, perhaps the clipper creek 15 amp EVSE has a more sensitive, faster RC...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 08:57
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 19535

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Completely agree with you. Major annoyance and inconvenience, especially for next user. Hence glad I got rid of revolting volt. I’m not an electrician But The issue may be having 2 rcds in series... I don't doubt your experience, but I find it hard to see how the absence of one RCD could prevent an...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 06:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7164

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

Is VIN locking an issue with the electronics in recent model non-EV cars?
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 06:39
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 19535

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

I have a solution. Buy the smallest wallbox unit you can find...And wire is up for luggable use...My layperson’s Reason being that wallboxes don’t have rcds. Thanks but I am not sure how that would help when the tripping RCD is upstream of the power point. With or without an RCD in the EVSE, the ma...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 14 May 2018, 20:53
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 19535

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Any solution yet? ... I am wondering if it is worth getting a portable in-line RCD cord? My thought is to have that trip where it affects only the car and I can readily reset it to have another go at starting charging. With luck it might be slightly more sensitive than others so it goes first? The ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 13 May 2018, 14:26
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 19535

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Hi Peter, Probably not much help to you, but I use a Volt EVSE to charge my Mitsubishi Outlander when I am out. My experience has been that it will only trip out if used on 10A sockets. I use it reasonably regularly on a 15A socket and from memory it has never tripped out on one of those. Mine will...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 12 May 2018, 11:17
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 19535

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Any solution yet? I have had a Volt since Jan 2018. Most of the time it charges OK but it trips RCDs just often enough to be really annoying. It did it at a public charging location where the meter box was locked so I could not reset it. Fortunately I could use a second outlet that must have been on...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 07:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7164

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

The DC/DC converter and the AC charger is one unit in the I-Miev... That explains a high cost. Considering that it is a specialist part that the manufacturer has had to keep a stock of, $4000 does not seem so disproportionate to other moderately complex car parts sourced from original manufacturers...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 06:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7164

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

I think the most common thing among electric cars is to charge the 12V via a DC-DC converter from the traction battery. Some do that all the time. Others, only while driving. A weak 12V battery can cause all sorts of strange problems in various models. Some conversions don't have a DC-DC converter b...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 16:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 46
Views: 6761

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

The Hyundai guy I talked to at the ACT's EV policy launch at few days ago said (with a bunch of caveats) 'about $43,000'. The Ionique was a nice looking car. Very similar overall size and shape to the Holden Volt. I could live with one.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 16:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7164

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

$14,000 is probably about the going price for an iMiEV these days.
For a more anonymous car, there are some Holden Volts going at cheap prices these days and the Hyundai Ionique looks pretty good for a new EV.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 14:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 139
Views: 7164

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

If our iMiEV required a $4000 repair, I'd be a bit annoyed but I would recognise that spending $4000 would get me back to having a well-put-together EV with no other known problem. That is not an outcome I could get for this price any other way. BTW "If only the 12V battery could be topped up, as re...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 14:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

What about cells with threaded terminals and a copper plate with just an array of holes? [Lots of screws to do up and retighten and potential to come loose, I guess]
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 13:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

At the moment, the prismatic cells are cooled by just having air blown past, I think, air-conditioner chilled air if on a fast charger. It seems to me that the hexagonal array would be more porous to air flow than single solid rectangular blocks and might be better cooled without any special effort....
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 11:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

It seems to me that a key question is, What would the unmodified BMS do if it suddenly finds the battery capacity had increased? I could imagine that it might simply observe the voltage rise is slower and more than 16kWh have gone in but keep going with charging and quickly learn and recalibrate on ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 08:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)

ev.2549 wrote:
Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 12:05
...NRMA project - beans may be spilled at the April AEVA meeting at Baulkham Hills...
An accurate summary of the meeting is provided here: https://www.drivezero.com.au/nrma-ev-fa ... g-network/
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 09:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)

I am talking with Bega Valley Shire Council, & Snowy/Cooma Monaro Council, about supporting the ev highway, as per this initiative.... Cooma Showgrounds... Thanks for this work, Peter. The Cooma showground seems to be a few blocks from the cafes and park one might want to spend some time (and money...