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by brendon_m
Today, 10:39
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Well scratch that one then.
So handshakes lined with cash?
by brendon_m
Today, 07:00
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

What voltage are most ev bikes? 48v? Because if so then that's low voltage anyway.
Also the 12v battery regs are for cars, bikes are a grey area on ev compliancing, so that's another loophole.
And also also what year were the bikes complied vs year the ncop14 was put in effect?
by brendon_m
Yesterday, 14:28
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2011 nissan leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2303

Re: 2011 nissan leaf

Aren't they exchange? Nissan has to make money somehow and a couple grand for a 24+kwh seems too cheap to be making a profit if it's filled with new cells. So I'd say they are probably 2nd hand cells that have been tested or Nissan are selling the exchange cells for a mint. Also I thought they had b...
by brendon_m
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 07:25
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: EOI - New Yinlong LTO cells Australia

Do you have some spec sheets in the cells?
by brendon_m
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 19:27
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Entire MotoE paddock burned down!
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Entire MotoE paddock burned down!

That's brutal
by brendon_m
Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 15:38
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Regen getting weaker
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Zoe Regen getting weaker

Temperature related? Its been pretty warm in Perth lately.
by brendon_m
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 11:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13464

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Also manufacturers would have to make sure everything is reliable for 100's of 1000's of kilometres and crash tests etc. They have to put their name up there next to it and if it bursts into flames and burns a skyscraper down they can't really just say "oops". In terms of cost is basically what's ha...
by brendon_m
Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 19:25
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs

Sorry, yeah 40kwh.
110kW of power and 320Nm of torque, and equipped with a new 40kWh battery giving it a claimed range of 270km between charging


It's not actually the latest and greatest leaf regardless what the marketing at Nissan Australia say. (the e+ at 60ish kwh is the actual new model)
by brendon_m
Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 06:39
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs

It's the 40kw and there aren't any real options (I think colour is about it), So 1 flavour and it's $49990 plus on roads.
by brendon_m
Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 07:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1354

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

A little electric forklift could probably be picked up for less than that. Even a walky type might suit.
by brendon_m
Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 23:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13464

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I'd recommend the black /yellow trace coming from fuse 12 for "ign" because it's fused. Less burning the car to the ground if there is a short.
Everything else on that fuse is being ripped out or was never fitted (except the speed sensor)
by brendon_m
Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 20:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hybrid drive caravan?
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Hybrid drive caravan?

I saw this a few months back, similar idea.
https://newatlas.com/dethleffs-electric ... van/56056/
Legality aside it's a very good idea.
by brendon_m
Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 18:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13464

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I assume that means you are keeping the clutch.
by brendon_m
Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 10:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13464

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I would think in parallel would be the way to go so you aren't making the pump work hard, having to deal with possible hoses popping off/bursting and pumping hot water into a pack you are trying to cool while the first pack is below freezing, Etc If each pack gets a different flow rate because of di...
by brendon_m
Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 06:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 89
Views: 12690

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

antiscab wrote:
Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 04:45
Re servicing,... You can reasonably do most of it yourself.
I hope so because I service cars at work. :D
I knew that there wasn't much to an electric car service but I was asking the question for warranty purposes.
by brendon_m
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 18:58
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 89
Views: 12690

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

And one of the biggest reasons of the lot: 4. Loss of a valuable income stream from servicing and spare parts sales. Not entirely true if they have it their way. I looked at a new leaf a few years back and when I questioned the Nissan dealer about servicing they said it's about the same size as a p...
by brendon_m
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 09:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1354

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

You could get a pre built 48v lithium pack, like what's used on the electric pushbikes, and put a couple in parallel to get the current/capacity required.
There maybe other
by brendon_m
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 09:06
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?

That's a pretty trendy caravan, sort of retro futuristic
by brendon_m
Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 12:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1354

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Unless you start at the top of a hill with a full charge, regen shouldn't be an issue because the pack should be down enough to be able to absorb it
by brendon_m
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 06:29
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Used vehicle (formerly ICE converted to EV)
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Wanted: Used vehicle (formerly ICE converted to EV)

I shouldn't be (according to my wife) but I'm also a little bit interested in the rav4
by brendon_m
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 06:26
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two chargers blow simultaneously.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Two chargers blow simultaneously.

Also on the reliability side, it's the 3rd tc charger since 2012 to be fitted to the car since it was converted. I don't know what happened to the old ones
by brendon_m
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 06:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two chargers blow simultaneously.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Two chargers blow simultaneously.

I didn't buy it but the tc charger in my car is new and has the enable/voltage divider stuff, so they are available. Pretty sure it came from ev works
by brendon_m
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 13:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery Isolation Contactors
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Battery Isolation Contactors

The rules don't specifically cover it. Basically as long as you can stick your finger in it and not get electrocuted you are all good.
So contactors to isolate the pins until something is plugged in.
by brendon_m
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 12:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery Isolation Contactors
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Battery Isolation Contactors

From ncop14 It must not be possible to remove this key in any position that energises the drive train or makes active driving possible. I read that as the key only has to deactivate the motor, not necessarily high voltage to aircon etc It also means as a minimum you only need 1 contactor. Add more f...
by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 11:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?

That site is also good for other mitsubishis, not just the imiev