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by brunohill
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 22:11
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 2014 Leaf manuals available for glove box?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: 2014 Leaf manuals available for glove box?

I have a PDF copy of the 2013 North American owners manual. Also have 2011-2017 service manual if they are of use.
by brunohill
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 12:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5619

Re: electric lawn mower

I have found that the 12 inch bar on some of those cheap Black & Decker and Ryobi 230 volt AC chain saws actually fit/replace the 6 inch bar on the battery pole saws.
by brunohill
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 22:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: lithium-sulfur batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: lithium-sulfur batteries

brendon_m wrote:
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 22:28
Sulfur is how a chemist spells sulphur because English is a stupid language and no one agrees on anything (especially stubborn Americans)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sulphur
Oh well, Every Lab I worked in it was either Sulphur or Schwefel. And this is the ABC not the NBC, a bit said.
by brunohill
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 21:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: lithium-sulfur batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: lithium-sulfur batteries

What is Sulfur? Is it Sulphur?

Perhaps the next step would be Aluminium Sulphur batteries?
by brunohill
Tue, 31 Dec 2019, 10:10
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

If other makes of electric vehicles could use Tesla superchargers there would be more support for them.
by brunohill
Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 18:09
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Grounding shielding around motor cable
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Grounding shielding around motor cable

I think Rudsy at lower frequencies this is still the case, but these days we are using higher frequency AC, digitally clipping it producing harmonics and actually producing RF radiation as distinct from just induction problems.
by brunohill
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 21:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV labelling laws
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: EV labelling laws

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You would not want all those electrons to leak out all over the road if your battery compartment was punctured.
by brunohill
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 01:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

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

Perhaps all EV owners will get a reduced medicare levy to compensate.
by brunohill
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 15:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

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

How can it encourage you to use public transport, where there is no public transport?
by brunohill
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 00:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Storing energy
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Storing energy

I have the hill and the spare solar, I just wish I had the water.
by brunohill
Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 20:14
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

Well when all 640 of the first crop of Leafs suffer battery failures and nobody can be arsed stumping up $10k to replace it, there will be 640 Leaf motors for EV conversions available for cheap. The strange thing is, how much is the battery for the conversion going to cost?, how much work is involv...
by brunohill
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 20:53
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

Perhaps we could partner up with or infiltrate some of these service clubs like Apex or Lions, who already have parks with switch boards and electric barbeques in most small towns.
by brunohill
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 18:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Perhaps the space saver spare wheel that comes with the petrol Kona will then fit in the rear.
by brunohill
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 23:54
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 538
Views: 43325

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Great job but you don't want it to fail an inspection over the front left parking light.
by brunohill
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 23:27
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

I would like to be able to plug in at work and be able to charge my car with the excess power my house puts into the grid. Technically feasible, but needs to financially feasible to someone else other than me.
by brunohill
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 22:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 3915

Re: Tesla PW2

Should be able to make a direct solar DC to Chademo charger (or DC fast charger into a DC slow charger) that just delivers what ever current is available from the solar panels. I can program my current solar inverter to regulate output to maintain a AC voltage, therefore in will regulate generation ...
by brunohill
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 21:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: leaf battery shell

I wish it was on this side of the country. I believe they are actually made in Melbourne. There must be someone who knows someone.
by brunohill
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 20:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

I think from memory that is an old technique called a bucking transformer. I am not sure the the power network would approve ( or the legality ) of me pushing the voltage in my neighbours houses over 260 volts deliberately ( even though they are allowed accidentally? ) I can use up to 10 kW in and a...
by brunohill
Tue, 27 Aug 2019, 23:36
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: car hoist
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: car hoist

You should be able to just sling a moke up a couple of gum trees. She'll be right mate! ;)
by brunohill
Tue, 27 Aug 2019, 23:11
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

I used 230 V because that's the international standard, and even most parts of Australia will be converting to 230 V nominal in the next year or two. I'll believe it when I see it; mains here is still often well over 240 V (244.6 right now, as measured by my solar energy system; 248 and higher is n...
by brunohill
Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 21:00
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

So, that would be the circuit to supply one or more 3 phase EV chargers? I never did get my head around how 3 phase converted to watts, 22kW appears to be the biggest expected demand, 22 kW is 32 A per phase (230 x 3 x 32 = 22,080). And 240 volts X 1.732 (square root of 3 (phases) ) = 415 volts
by brunohill
Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 21:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 538
Views: 43325

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Maybe you need a bonnet scoop. People may think it is supercharged.
by brunohill
Tue, 13 Aug 2019, 21:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 247
Views: 43899

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

Do you put a few batteries where the fuel tank was? I believe it is under the tray where your current rear batteries are and quite well protected.