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by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS

There have been a few attempts made at e-jerrycans but as far as I'm aware they have all proven to be unsatisfactory for one reason or another. Currently I'm using a portable generator as a fallback solution in the sticks although I've only needed to use it a few times. A generator might not be as e...
by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:05
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 1199

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Is it situation that Nissan onboard computers are more straightforward than VIN-locked Mitsubishi versions ? A while back, enginer was claiming it could add a second battery pack to a 24kwh Leaf although to the best of my knowledge that didn't work like the publicity blurb suggested. talking about n...
by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 08:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev
Replies: 20
Views: 2709

Re: minicab miev

I've been following battery upgrade threads for some time but I've yet to see any sign of success with hacking the onboard computer to force it to recognize a different battery. If you've heard anything different I'm all ears.
by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 08:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the onboard computer to convince it to recognize a non-standard battery. Mitsubishi appears to have a good handle on VIN locking and there hasn't been any real progress on overcoming the obstacle. I would contribute toward the costs of a hacker if o...
by praxidice
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 05:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'd love to fit a bigger capacity battery to my Minicab however given that the vehicle has only covered a few thousand kilometers from new, I'm not inclined to mess with it until the upgrade has been proven successful. There doesn't appear to be any history of replacement non-genuine batteries unles...
by praxidice
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 04:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

What is the likelihood that the computer will recognize these batteries ?
by praxidice
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 04:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

What business case can be put to service station operators for installation of charging points ? Most of us are accustomed to free charging in shopping centres etc and (unreasonably IMO) probably expect free charging at service stations as well ergo no incentive to install charging points. Even with...
by praxidice
Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 09:03
Forum: Other
Topic: e-nv200
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: e-nv200

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the firmware to make the car recognize more battery capacity. Is anyone aware of anything different ?
by praxidice
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 07:39
Forum: Other
Topic: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!

I wonder what these things cost to purchase and maintain ?

Presumably both are well under that of comparable ICE aircraft as the electric motor should have an indefinite life and as with an EV, maintenance will be minimal.

The proposed 2 hour version will indeed be an interesting prospect.
by praxidice
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 07:30
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Bye Bye Nissan Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: Bye Bye Nissan Battery

I'd be ecstatic if some bright IT nerd hacked the factory firmware on Leaf / eNV200 and iMiEV to allow fitting a much bigger battery pack.
by praxidice
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 07:26
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

I wonder if JDM Leafs have the early battery that gave trouble in some parts of the US or the replacement 'lizard' battery ? According to several sources, JDM Leafs retain the 3kw charger, unlike UK ones which have a 6kw charger. Personally I wouldn't buy a 2017 eNV200 because we are likely to see 2...
by praxidice
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 10:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aust. Auto Aftermarket article on Batteries and EV's
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Aust. Auto Aftermarket article on Batteries and EV's

An issue I'd love to see resolved is the ability to hack the onboard computer / firmware to allow fitment of bigger battery packs. There are far greater capacity batteries available than those installed by Mitsubishi and Nissan, but as far as I'm aware, nobody has managed to make use of the later ba...
by praxidice
Thu, 26 Jul 2018, 20:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

47kw would be wonderful if there was a way to hack the firmware
by praxidice
Sun, 22 Jul 2018, 10:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev battery modules.
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: i-miev battery modules.

Is there any reason why a range-extender needs to use the original style batteries ? I understand someone put together an e-jerrycan range a while back and as far as I'm aware, it didn't involve the original batteries. Presumably you are intending to top up the standard battery pack using either an ...
by praxidice
Sun, 08 Jul 2018, 06:25
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

To the best of my knowledge, the only Nissan EV on the SEV list is the NV200 van. SEV rules apply to low volume special interest vehicles and prohibit vehicles already sold locally in volume by the manufacturer. I imported a Minicab through JSpec without major problems and wouldn't hesitate to do it...
by praxidice
Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 15:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Around Australia Electric Highway
Replies: 15
Views: 1602

Re: Around Australia Electric Highway

Is there reason to believe BMW i3 can be upgraded ? Everything I've read about Mitsubishis and Nissans suggests that its extremely difficult if not impossible to fit a bigger battery because there isn't sufficient information about the computer software in the public domain. From dealings I've had w...
by praxidice
Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 07:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Around Australia Electric Highway
Replies: 15
Views: 1602

Re: Around Australia Electric Highway

Has anyone tried using the Electric Highway Tritium chademo /CCS charger at Coolangatta airport ? The cables are extremely short and it is impossible to connect a Minicab without parking side-on. The cables are probably OK for a Leaf or any other EV with the connector in a comparable position but I ...
by praxidice
Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 06:38
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

I have issues with charging imiev at the Chargepoint Australia (CA) garden city shopping centre in Perth. Imiev charges fine at other CA sites. The imiev charge LED flashes then goes out. If I put 90 degree stress on the cable it works. So it seems that the pilot pins are not connecting. Garden Cit...
by praxidice
Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 06:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

Very interesting. I assume your Minicab is a U67 which looks like it came from JustBuses as its the only one I've seen with mag wheels. That said, there 'should' not be any difference with my later U68. Not my Minicab. Yes it is a U67 but I have been told it did not come from JustBuses but may have...
by praxidice
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 08:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

Very interesting. I assume your Minicab is a U67 which looks like it came from JustBuses as its the only one I've seen with mag wheels. That said, there 'should' not be any difference with my later U68. Neither (the two switch) Tesla to J1772 nor the type 2 mennekes to J1772 worked. The locations I ...
by praxidice
Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 09:54
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 3559

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

I'd prefer a Kangoo rather than a Zoe, but with the bigger battery that is in the Zoe. Don't suppose the model refresh will put a bit more battery in a Kangoo ? It will be interesting to see how Nissan prices the 40kw Leaf, hopefully Nissan sharpens its pencils a bit more than it did with the origin...
by praxidice
Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 09:45
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 46
Views: 6767

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

The blurb I've read says that the EV version of the Ionique only has a 28kw battery. That is very disappointing given that the Zoe, 40kw Leaf, 60kw Leaf and who knows what battery capacity Tesla 3 are due in Australia within the next year or so.
by praxidice
Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 09:31
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 21
Views: 5816

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

I see someone suggesting a RRP of $42,000 ..... my guess given Nissan's original pricing for the original Leaf would be well into the $60,000s and probably nearer $70,000 for the 60kw version. Of more interest to me is the NV2000 which reportedly got 40kw from earlier this year. Whether or not it wi...
by praxidice
Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 09:21
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

I haven't experienced any issue with charging the Minicab from a Tesla charging station using the Gelco Tesla to 3 pin adaptor, apart of course from the time it takes. The problem I had was with the Gelco Tesla to J1772 and Type 2 to J1772 cables (both not requiring use of a 'regular' EVSE). I still...
by praxidice
Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 05:31
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

My present situation is that I've avoided the Tesla to J1772 problem by using a Tesla to 3 pin 15 amp adaptor, consequently there doesn't appear to be anything to be gained from a Tesla destination charger perspective from messing with the onboard J1772 socket. That said, I still can't use a type 2 ...