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by brunohill
Sun, 02 Dec 2018, 22:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Preparing the grid for EVs
Replies: 4
Views: 220

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: 34
Views: 1792

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: 186

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: 600

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 61
Views: 2159

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.
by brunohill
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 20:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe off grid charging
Replies: 4
Views: 325

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: 325

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: 327

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: 2
Views: 1090

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: 73
Views: 4926

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: 3804

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: 4
Views: 600

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: 4
Views: 600

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: 1073

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: 15
Views: 1397

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: 56
Views: 2993

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: 34
Views: 1792

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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 ?