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by Randall679
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 10:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS

Francisco ... What are the overall dimensions of the big cases in your photos ...
by Randall679
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 10:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Modules Questions.
Replies: 33
Views: 993

Re: Battery Modules Questions.

Francisco ... What are the overall dimensions of the big cases in your photos ...
by Randall679
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 07:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS

Another suggestion are cells from wrecked EVs ... I know in the US a lot of Tesla wrecks are supplying batteries for conversions and upgrades ... the entire floor plan is a big battery!

or simply replacement cells for those models ... the two mentioned are Nissan Leafs and Holden Volts ...

Discuss?
by Randall679
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 07:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS

How many kwh do you need?I am trying to get some people to do a group buy to get the price down for the freight. The cells I want to buy are 3.6v 63Ah. The price per cell from the supplier is US$45. I also have developed a cooling system and all the mounting hardware which I can sell to you as well...
by Randall679
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 06:58
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 293

EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS

Can I start an EV battery discussion? I have two EVs I want to bring back from the dead. The batteries they had were Thundersky L-Ion ... what's out there now that I should consider? Those Lithium-Titanate batteries someone here is selling? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-titanate_battery All ...
by Randall679
Sat, 23 Feb 2019, 10:14
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: AZURE DMOC 445
Replies: 0
Views: 138

WANTED: AZURE DMOC 445

Hey, EV Fans ... I'm in need of an Azure DMOC 445 for my 2008 Blade Electron. (I believe they were never terribly reliable, and I guess I am proof). New, used or recovered ... You can send me a message if you want to talk turkey ... Please don't make my beautiful Blade a money pit! Thanks in anticip...
by Randall679
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 04:48
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: AZURE DMOC MANUAL - 445/645
Replies: 0
Views: 141

AZURE DMOC MANUAL - 445/645

Here's the manual for the Azure Digital Motor Controller. I believe it is also used in the Volt?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rclntm34cb3w ... l.pdf?dl=0
by Randall679
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 04:24
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: WANTED: AZURE DMOC 445
Replies: 0
Views: 102

WANTED: AZURE DMOC 445

Hey, Blade Fans ... I'm in need of an Azure DMOC 445 for my 2008 Blade Electron. (I believe they were never terribly reliable, and I guess I am proof). New, used or recovered ... You can send me a message if you want to talk turkey ... Please don't make my beautiful Blade a money pit! Thanks in anti...
by Randall679
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 04:22
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: AZURE DMOC 445 NEEDED!
Replies: 0
Views: 139

AZURE DMOC 445 NEEDED!

Hey, EV Fans ... I'm in need of an Azure DMOC 445 for my 2008 Blade Electron. (I believe they were never terribly reliable, and I guess I am proof). New, used or recovered ... You can send me a message if you want to talk turkey ... Please don't make my beautiful Blade a money pit! Thanks in anticip...
by Randall679
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 11:11
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?

I reckon the caravan must be pretty light weight ... I can feel it when I have four adults in the Blade ...
by Randall679
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 05:49
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ym293wj0axnim ... o.jpg?dl=0

This Blade was spotted driving around Tasmania with a homemade caravan behind, built on a DIY lightweight frame with polycarbonate sheets from Bunnings.
by Randall679
Wed, 02 Jan 2019, 14:50
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Blade Mk VI Motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Blade Mk VI Motor?

antiscab wrote:
Tue, 01 Jan 2019, 15:41
Yep, looks like it. Where did you see that?
Actually, it's the Mark VI controller ... the motor is underneath ... it's a 2011 model that was on sale at Shannon's and the photos are still there ...
by Randall679
Sat, 29 Dec 2018, 10:08
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?

Thank you, Chris! It all makes sense now.
by Randall679
Fri, 28 Dec 2018, 10:23
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?
Replies: 2
Views: 338

WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?

OK, Blade Masters ... I'd like to know what the information is on the Dash Binnacle of my 2008 Blade ... most of the information is evident ... total charge, etc ... but does someone know the other stuff? Is there a diagram available?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hm3qo5uj8ypzn ... 8.jpg?dl=0
by Randall679
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 14:10
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

antiscab wrote:
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 17:01
What drive train? Azure?
Yes, Matt ... it's an Azure motor ... it's right on the bottom, so getting the heat straight off the bitumen. Seems letting it cool, recharging and resetting has done the trick ...
by Randall679
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 12:00
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Possibly overtemp sensors limiting power. Could be controller, motor or BMS. If it does not reoccur in cooler weather - that probably is it. The Blades without cooling do not like really hot weather. Given the difficulty (read: 'impossibility') of getting into the programming for either the AZD con...
by Randall679
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 16:48
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

First time I have had a debilitating problem with my Blade where it absolutely "ceased to proceed." It was 38F ... driving a hot black road ... suddenly *chug-chug-chug* ... like an ICE missing, seizing or running out of petrol. It sounded and felt horrible. Decided to wait and recharge ... I was on...
by Randall679
Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 06:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3558

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Well, I've decided I probably don't need it. My 2008 Blade Electron has a nice healthy whine as it cruises along ... mostly from the auxiliary motor that drives the power steering ... and the regenerative braking make a noise. But this has been an interesting discussion.
by Randall679
Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 06:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 1909 BAKER ELECTRIC CAR - JAY LENO
Replies: 1
Views: 266

1909 BAKER ELECTRIC CAR - JAY LENO

This is a fun look at one of the first mass-produced electric cars ... over 15,000 of this type were built ...

https://youtu.be/OhnjMdzGusc
by Randall679
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 05:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BEVs in Australia
Replies: 25
Views: 3165

Re: BEVs in Australia

There is a BYD in Australia ... cruising down the M4 from the Blue Mountains ... https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/4773414/electric-cars-cut-the-noise/ http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/8bGEiHWLyUjrk3bpemiXyX/998cf39a-26bf-49ab-8951-581990178399.JPG/r0_207_3872_2384_w120...
by Randall679
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 05:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

Yes, why reinvent the wheel ... find a good van that can be converted "economically" into a viable electric delivery van. Not many vans do more that 200kms a day, do they? Maybe they can add a range extender ...
by Randall679
Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 15:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVTALK - ONLINE MAGAZINE
Replies: 0
Views: 564

EVTALK - ONLINE MAGAZINE

Stumbled across this and thought I'd share ...

http://evtalk.com.au/
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 19:09
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

I wonder if the auxiliary battery might have died, or become weak. Perhaps the steering pump controller decided that the battery wasn't up to the load. Mike, that's an interesting suggestion ... the aux battery seems to be the cause of many of the Blade's idiosyncrasies ... In my case, the low batt...