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by brunohill
Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 20:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Modules Questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Battery Modules Questions.

"And yes, refrigerant to chill the water going through the battery pack is how you keep it close to 25'C on a 45'C day." And that is the problem. My battery would be flat before it is time to drive home. This could be the biggest nail in the coffin for electric cars, without a better solution. I do ...
by brunohill
Fri, 01 Feb 2019, 22:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 162
Views: 11047

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

francisco.shi wrote:
Fri, 01 Feb 2019, 14:35
They look like the same cells I am using.
And they are the same size.
by brunohill
Fri, 01 Feb 2019, 22:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Modules Questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Battery Modules Questions.

How do you keep them below 45 'C , when the temperature is 45 "C. This is a problem for all batteries unless someone comes up with better chemistry. I need something reliable from -10 'C to + 50 'C ( but this could change with climate change). I know , I am dreaming, but this is reality.
by brunohill
Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 21:18
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ka4-mG_0I In this video the guy explains how retaining the vehicle's original BMS was the easiest way to keep the vehicle's onboard computer happy. So I might try and re-pack a Leaf battery with a new BMS and wiring, but have it so you can swap the BMS at the last ...
by brunohill
Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 20:35
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

192 E63 LG Batteries (the ones Francisco is using) can be made to fit in a leaf battery box. I guess that makes the battery pack twice the original capacity.
Possibly premade packs. 10 packs x 18 batteries and 2 packs of 6 x batteries
by brunohill
Sun, 20 Jan 2019, 18:57
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

by brunohill
Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 20:36
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 7kW vehicles using 3-phase sockets
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: 7kW vehicles using 3-phase sockets

So long as there is a current interrupt in the line, it should be okay. My understanding of AS3000 says you can't have a 32 A supply and a 15 A socket without a 15 A MCB/RDC in line. Otherwise you could plug a 25 A appliance in, roast the 15 A cable section and nothing will trip. So why would a 25 ...
by brunohill
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 23:10
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria

I understand the logic of the spacing between fast chargers on major roads. When demand becomes higher , in the future, rather than double the number of chargers at these locations, wouldn't it be better to locate extra chargers in between?
by brunohill
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 06:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria

I wish there was another one between Euroa and Melbourne.
by brunohill
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 05:43
Forum: Other
Topic: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)
Replies: 27
Views: 6690

Re: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)

"replacing the main beam headlight for a low power 12V daylight running lamp (LED garden globe from Bunnings) which only uses 5W;" I find a lot of these daylight globes blinding. Also led push bike lights. I have an led spotlight that bolts onto my rifle and it is only rated at 3 watts.
by brunohill
Sun, 06 Jan 2019, 20:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 35
Views: 3006

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Yes and yes, you would loose a bit of power and it would take a bit of research. I recon you should use all the batteries mounted in the front and make a rear wheel drive mini. You wouldn't need the transmisson. That would be cool.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBzsiqYosQ4
by brunohill
Tue, 01 Jan 2019, 01:42
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: One less model 3 reservation
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: One less model 3 reservation

Perhaps this is over the top. To be fair, maybe it should be buy one get one free.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlrwld58Lpw

Perhaps this is over the top, Is that Elon on bass?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLnZ1NQm2uk

Happy New Year

Geschlossen Eejit
by brunohill
Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 23:33
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: One less model 3 reservation
Replies: 1
Views: 392

One less model 3 reservation

I have seriously been considering ordering a model 3 once the right hand drive ones start coming off the production lines. The most reliable ICE vehicle I have ever owned has been a KIA. But after seeing this ... ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8mKQJLFRks and outcome ... ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_F...
by brunohill
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 21:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

I tried two 3 phase Tesla destination chargers in Milawa Vic with a Tesla to anything (15 amp socket) adapter with the 10 amp (10.6 amp) Nissan supplied EVSE. They would both start OK but would only run for about 15 minutes and then trip out. ??? ??? ??? Perhaps next time I should bring the switchab...
by brunohill
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 20:44
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

I wasn't expecting it to cool down until April.
by brunohill
Mon, 17 Dec 2018, 20:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3021

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

My wife had a woman complain today "that she almost got run over by our Nissan leaf, because she didn't hear it reversing out". I guess the beeping reverse indicator is a dead give away that it must be a electric car. It makes more noise in reverse than my 30 year old ICE ute.
by brunohill
Sun, 02 Dec 2018, 22:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Preparing the grid for EVs
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Preparing the grid for EVs

I think a win/win approach would be encourage businesses that already use a large amount of power, (infrastructure already there) that have car parks (for employees or customers) to install car chargers. Employees could set timers for peak solar production times and nightshift workers could charge o...
by brunohill
Sun, 02 Dec 2018, 21:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3021

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

That would sound great coming out of my leaf'.
by brunohill
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 14:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Nowhere to indicate you only care about windscreen defogging though. I have to ration my heater use to defrost my windscreen on my way home on nightshift in the winter or else I won't make it home. I can't preheat it while it is plugged in, because it is not plugged in at home in a garage. I have a...
by brunohill
Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 21:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wangaratta?
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Wangaratta?

jonescg wrote:
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 09:06
Frank Reeves?
Well looks like it is/was his, and is for-sale. Perhaps it was a blue Blade that he had before.
by brunohill
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 04:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Richo wrote:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 12:50
Each leaf module is 2S2P.
Wouldn't you do the same?
The 42Ah 2S2P are about the same size as the LEAF modules. There is not enough room to do this with the 100 Ah batteries but 96 of them will fit in the battery pack. The 135 Ah won't fit in the battery housing.
by brunohill
Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 19:49
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

A 33 kW LEAF Battery??? Using the "claimed" 3.6V 42Ah is a 30% increase over the standard leaf module. Is it worth the effort? It could be when the original pack reaches the end of useful life in the vehicle. It maybe cheaper too. The 100 Ah units will fit in the leaf battery pack (with room to spa...
by brunohill
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 11:09
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

There is no VIN locking on the battery cells, just the BMS in the battery pack allegedly. If cell voltage curves are similar it does not know the difference. A petrol car does not know if the fuel came from Shell or BP but you may have some trouble making it work if you use a non genuine fuel pump.
by brunohill
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 20:15
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

A 33 kW LEAF Battery???[
by brunohill
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 22:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 84
Views: 4299

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

I like it. I will be following your progress for ideas on how to replace my leaf battery in a year or three. What is left of the originals can replace the lead acid batteries on my solar hybrid system. Maybe I can convince my electrician son that this is what he should do with his Pajero.