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by Randall679
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 05:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BEVs in Australia
Replies: 25
Views: 2358

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: 364

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: 172

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: 278

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...
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 19:00
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

I LOVE the quirkiness of my Blade Electron ... all of the sudden, the "keys left in ignition" warning started working ... never had before or since ... not that it is ever an issue, because you can't lock the keys in the car ...
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 14:13
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

Well, I went to jump in my (usually) trusty Blade to struggle to a nearby town this morning … thought I’d take another look under the bonnet … and noticed a tiny slide clip had come off … popped in back on … bingo! Off and running … still went to the nearby town and give Scott a drive around town … ...
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 04:18
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 278

MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

OK, so it only has 20,000k on the clock, but it is 10 years old ... Yesterday, the Auxiliary Motor didn't kick in on "launch" ... usually gives that nice satisfying whine as it gets up to speed. This runs the power steering, I guess, because i felt like I was in my old car from high school ... like ...
by Randall679
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 06:02
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

This is the charger for my 2008 Blade ... It's a Lear Voltec ...


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by Randall679
Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 08:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 364

LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

New factory to make Morwell 'electric car capital' as Labor eyes marginal seat https://www.smh.com.au/politics/victoria/new-factory-to-make-morwell-electric-car-capital-as-labor-eyes-marginal-seat-20181030-p50ctn.html I suggest that the LaTrobe Project follow the lead of Ross Blade and base the veh...
by Randall679
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 14:23
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

Bryce wrote:
Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 07:08
Hi there - your Blade possibly won't work with Mode 3 EVSEs (i.e. the fixed wall box AC ones) as they communicate with the car to allow charging. Is an easy fix if it won't though. Cheers Bryce
Which wall box would you suggest?
by Randall679
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 05:48
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

Yes, the charge socket on the EV is a J1772 ... Type 1 ... I also have a Type 1 to Type 2 adapter and a Phase 3 step down to Phase 1 adapter. I'm becoming a Boy Scout late in life ... I'm also thinking about putting an EV bowser on the solar house ... maybe a Cylon, because I was a big BG fan. I bel...
by Randall679
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 19:21
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 564

HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

My 2008 Blade Electron is basically a Model T EV. Can some clever clogs tell my how high I can go with a charger? If it has a Type 1 connection ... J1772 ... will my battery management system handle it? I mean, a wall plug is the base line ... 10 - 15 amps ... but can I plug into the system at Euroa...
by Randall679
Mon, 22 Oct 2018, 17:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS
Replies: 5
Views: 322

OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS

I live "out of town" and there aren't that many charging points between me and the big city. I'd like to be able to buy or organise a battery/inverter system like this bloke (in the video) that I can drop in the boot when I plan on trying to go beyond the distance ... a safety ... a fallback ... the...
by Randall679
Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 19:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 45
Views: 5715

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

I asked at VicRoads when I re-registered my Blade Electron from NSW to Victoria a few days ago ... and he didn't have a clue ... and there was nothing on his computer. I found this on eBay ... made in SA ... but illustrated using a Victorian number plate ... I bought them before I realised Bryce had...
by Randall679
Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 10:19
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

Hi Randall - email sent. Schematics and owner manual for Mk5 sent. Cheers. Bryce Thank you so much! Not that I will ever do any tinkering myself, they are nice to have. I have been in touch with two BEV engineers who still live here in Castlemaine who want to take a look at it. I believe it is actu...
by Randall679
Sat, 29 Sep 2018, 14:27
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

Bryce wrote:
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 10:56
BTW: if anybody wants the later one: I have pdf's of both the Mk5 owner manual and its wiring schematics - just PM me if you want either.
Cheers
Bryce
Yes, please ... randall.berger@bigpond.com
by Randall679
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 19:01
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

According to one of the Blade engineers who still lives here in Castlemaine, this is the next to last manual that was produced. Of course, the Electron also came with a Hyundai manual.
by Randall679
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 23:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 34
Views: 1764

RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Has anyone found a digital sound generator that can be retrofit to an EV? I’ve nearly been skittled by hybrids in EV mode ... and sadistic neighbor with a Tesla S. Most new EVs have them as they are required by law in some countries.
by Randall679
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 19:21
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?

Just a bit cheeky calling it a “BEV” ...
by Randall679
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 10:23
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?
Replies: 2
Views: 443

ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?

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A HOLDEN BARINA calling itself a BEV ...