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by brendon_m
Today, 14:18
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For sale : Saft Nickel cadmium cells
Replies: 0
Views: 11

For sale : Saft Nickel cadmium cells

I have 42 Saft NiFE Nickel cadmium batteries. SBL16-2 Located in Perth (kelmscott), Western Australia Each one is made up of 2x 1.2v 16ah cells. So it's 84 cells total that makes up 100.8v nominal. Ie 1.6Kwh of energy. I got them from a decommissioned backup power system. I don't think they've done ...
by brendon_m
Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 18:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

A Google shows Gvm is 1565kg People and luggage is 81.6kg per seat 81.6kg x 4 seats = 326.4 1565kg - 326.4kg = 1238.6kg Standard weight is 1060kg - 1340kg depending on model You got 1100kg when you weighed it and presumably you are also going to ditch the spare tyre now. Looks like you have some rea...
by brendon_m
Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 17:33
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: As a backup power source ?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: As a backup power source ?

Leafs have chademo which is bi directional. Teslas don't have chademo so I wouldn't expect it any time soon. Also Elon Musk said a few years back that teslas won't have car to grid. I'd guess the argument is he wants to sell you a power wall
by brendon_m
Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 21:56
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: That truck

Oooo, that's an interesting idea.
by brendon_m
Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 06:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

My wife asked "how much does the government actually spend on the roads?" It turns out the budget allows for about $5b for infrastructure. And 80% of that goes to roads. But I'll be generous and say the whole lot gets spent on the roads. That's still only a fifth of the $27b excise is spent on roads...
by brendon_m
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 20:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

I doubt it would happen but we could make up the lost revenue by not subsidising the fossil industry. A quick Google says the fuel excise brings in roughly $27b and the government subsidises the fossil industry with roughly $29b. So leave the excise as is and let it dwindle and slowly choke off foss...
by brendon_m
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 14:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

You should move the thermistor to the heat exchanger if you can as well, that way the compressor won't cut out because the evap is too cold. Or at least make it less sensitive with a resistor or something. Also, perhaps you could put something between the expansion sensor and the evaporator outlet p...
by brendon_m
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 14:01
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: WA EV servicing
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: WA EV servicing

I've come a across that ad before and thought it was a good idea. They're not entirely correct in the training as I've done EV training, here in Perth even. But there's also better /more in depth courses available over East. I guess I should put in a shameless plug for my work... Autospark Rockingha...
by brendon_m
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 20:40
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: That truck

The biggest flaw I see is the sides of the tray. Its not exactly work friendly so I think it'll lose out on a lot of fleet/commercial customers and people who actually use their ute as a ute. Also people don't like change, this looks different... Also also, if the body panels are so tough how's it g...
by brendon_m
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 17:14
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: That truck

jonescg wrote:
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 14:31
Re: Cybertruck - the fanbois will eat it up. Everyone else will buy a Rivian.
I'm not so sure, Rivian would have to sharpen their pencils a lot before they sell them. The tesla starts at $40,000usd and works up to $70k, the rivian is meant to start from $70,000usd
by brendon_m
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 10:45
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: That truck

For those interested here's the tesla live stream (starts at midday Perth time)
https://livestream.tesla.com/
by brendon_m
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 19:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

It probably could be cheaper but if people are willing to pay $40k then that's what hyundai will sell it for...
Also none of the Toyotas have a plug...
by brendon_m
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 18:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

There's so much to unpack there, some good ideas/points and some real marketing crap/cherry picked data.
I don't even know where to begin....
by brendon_m
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 19:17
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: portable DC chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: portable DC chargers

Oof. Pretty good markup on some of those accessories.
290€ for a set of caster wheels for example
by brendon_m
Sat, 16 Nov 2019, 22:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Very impressive that's quite a bit of a drive.
Im getting the feeling that you are never going to give the car up but. There will always be another test... :lol:
by brendon_m
Sat, 16 Nov 2019, 19:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The aircon will be working it's guts out to cool the water in the heat exchanger circuit but once that heat is gone hopefully there won't be too much heat being added from the cells. Remember that aircon condenser was designed to shed all the heat that the cabin gets on a summers day, along with ori...
by brendon_m
Sat, 16 Nov 2019, 19:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well, when a condenser absorbs too much heat we run a garden hose over it, so yeah you can build the first EV with water injection 8-)
by brendon_m
Sat, 16 Nov 2019, 14:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

But at some point you will need to dump the heat into the air and you'll just need a radiator for the water/refrigerant condenser.
by brendon_m
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 10:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Is there anything wrong with putting them in series as I'd originally intended, and just letting it do it's thing? I mean, worst case scenario it just doesn't get very cool. But even that is better than nothing. I just think there's more control with what heat you are absorbing when you can lock ou...
by brendon_m
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 06:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

As I said the other day, I would add a tx valve to the heat exchanger and run it in parallel with the original evaporator. All you need then is 2 Tee pieces and possibly a lock off solenoid or 2 to isolate either half of the system when it's not needed so you aren't absorbing heat you don't need to....
by brendon_m
Thu, 14 Nov 2019, 15:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Ev parts
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Ev parts

Copy paste of the ad
Full ev mechanical conversion.
Fb1-4001 motor 200km of use
Curtis controller 15k use
Thunderstruck tsm2500 charger needs evcc
Mounting box
Vacuum pump
12v power steering
Around to 90kgs .
by brendon_m
Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 20:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

When the sales guy took me for a spin before handing over the keys, the ICE kicked in at pretty low speed on a near full battery when he floored it, I assume this was series mode? where the ICE/generator is supplying extra current capacity but no direct tractive effort - I assume this is because th...
by brendon_m
Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 12:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

a smart pre-charger that only closes the master contactor when the voltage gets within a pre-determined level would also prevent welding situations where say the dc-dc is drawing more than normal on start up. Fixed time pre-charging doesn't guarantee pre-charge unless everything is okay I had a pro...
by brendon_m
Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 13:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35765

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Is it a new contactor or old or did you get the upgraded gigavac already? My experience is if contacts weld once they'll be very prone to weld again and again.