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by brunohill
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 20:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe off grid charging
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Zoe off grid charging

I would really like to be able to run the 400 volts DC from my solar panels directly to the 350-400 volt DC battery in in my Leaf through the CHADEMO DC charge socket.
by brunohill
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 20:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe off grid charging
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Zoe off grid charging

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9KCl8SAh5Y

I have wanted one of those for about 10 years ( but they do not exist I have been told). I ended up with a hybrid system instead.
There was nothing worse than running a generator on a very sunny day, with solar panels on the roof, but a mains blackout.
by brunohill
Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 17:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 1
Views: 175

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

Just need another two in between so you could drive a LEAF or Imiev from Albury to Melbourne. 110 kms/hr will suck the battery down pretty Quick. I don't think they would like it if you drove at 40 km/hr on the freeway.
by brunohill
Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 22:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: LandRover DIY
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: LandRover DIY

Hey Don,
I am 49 km from Yarrawonga (shortest back road route). You could recharge at 15 Amps (maybe 32 Amps). You could drive your 4wd up my track and be the first electric vehicle to climb Mount Bruno. My Nissan LEAF is not quite up to it.
by brunohill
Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 22:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 56
Views: 3226

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I think the BMS will just charge the same depending on the voltage. Therefore it will charge a higher capacity pack exactly the same but take longer ( assuming it is the same chemistry). The range meter will learn ( assuming it is the same as the Nissan LEAF). I know my battery charges more efficien...
by brunohill
Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 22:10
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan's 544km long range Nissan Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 3425

Re: Nissan's 544km long range Nissan Leaf

Yes I agree - sometime in the future. Did you see the bulked out "next-gen Leaf" in the video? More like an SUV. You mean the blue Leaf on his right soon after 39:00? It certainly is a bit different at the front. I don't think it is the front. Look underneath. It only has less than half the ground ...
by brunohill
Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 21:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wangaratta?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Wangaratta?

By the way... I have noticed there is a 10 amp and a 3 phase power point in a park that is about 100 m from where this car is parked.
by brunohill
Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 21:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wangaratta?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Wangaratta?

I think Franks' one is blue and I believe he has sold it. He now owns a Tesla. I live 25 kms away but don't know Frank. I have been told there is a guy with a Nissan electric car in Wangaratta but it is not my Nissan LEAF. I have been told, somebody in Bright has something and would like to take it ...
by brunohill
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 19:45
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

At least with the 32A 3 phase option you do not need to have mobile phone coverage to charge your car.
by brunohill
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 19:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??

Where are those Tesla chargers near Yarrawonga????
by brunohill
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 21:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 39
Views: 1633

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

I remember now, why I left my Brumby on the road as is, the Suzuki became my paddock basher, and I wimped out and just bought a LEAF. When I used to repair and rebuild things, (before throw away electronics) most of the bits would fit in a shoe box. Even then, if I waited more than 6 weeks for parts...
by brunohill
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 21:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 1194

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

They still won''t hear you with their music blasting in their earphones or see you when they are looking at their phone.
by brunohill
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 20:35
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

These NMC 3.6v/130Ah cells maybe close enough. Perhaps a 2013 lizzard BMS or software maybe even closer.Image
http://www.liyuanbattery.com.cn/en/prod ... 81261.html
by brunohill
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 12:55
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

According to the Kiwi guys who pulled a 30 kWh Leaf battery apart, the product code on the BMS is exactly the same as the 24 kWh pack. So if it needs any tweaking, it would be the BMS software. Hopefully it can start to learn the new discharge profile after a full re-start. Which chemistry 24 kWh b...
by brunohill
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 08:04
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

It is not only the guessometer that will be out, but the car may actually stop with 50% capacity left. You could make a resistor voltage divider arrangement off each cell (between it and the total pack) to trick the system into thinking the voltage is higher than it is and still monitor balancing, w...
by brunohill
Fri, 17 Aug 2018, 22:23
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

But are you going to get the same voltage verses capacity curve from the different cells? And if not can the software be hacked and a new "curve" written in ?
by brunohill
Fri, 17 Aug 2018, 18:45
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

I'm keen too, but ... need to know if it can talk OK to the leaf BMS or can another BMS talk to the leaf. With a bit of research, maybe a clever simple cooling system could be added too.
by brunohill
Fri, 11 May 2018, 21:47
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 imiev
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: 2012 imiev

So what did it cost new, what is a new one going to cost ( if you can get one), and what else is going to be worn that will need replacing in the next 800,000 Km ?
by brunohill
Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 22:50
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan's 544km long range Nissan Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 3425

Re: Nissan's 544km long range Nissan Leaf

3648, 18650 lithium ion batteries will fit into a 2012 Leaf battery Pack. That equals 47-55 Kw (3600ma-3700ma) 100% charge @ 0.11kw/km = 500Km