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by doggy
Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 15:35
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe R110
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Zoe R110

Hi Tom, I could not get Renault to tell me. They said they would be selling R90s for "the indefinite future". I also wanted the R110 but now I actually have the R90, I no longer want the 110. Simply because the performance has exceeded my expectations and I would probably just burn more electrons 10...
by doggy
Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 19:02
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Zoe charging

This is the one I bought from Amazon Australia and use with CanZE on my Zoe: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07C87SD44/ref=pe_2361882_282382012_TE_item No longer available from that supplier. It has been working fine. However, as Lou said, there are different models and this is one that works. Cheers,...
by doggy
Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 10:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Zoe charging

The ZE services operate through the car's 3G SIM. not through WiFi. Your PC or phone then interact with the car via the Renault Server. You should ask Renault Australia for "Z.E. Connected Services" for Australia. I have had several interactions with them on the subject. They will tell you it is not...
by doggy
Sat, 15 Sep 2018, 10:40
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Zoe charging

If you look in your user manual you will see "Renault Connected Services". This operates through the car's 3G connection. But alas it is not yet available in Australia. I have been onto Renault Australia about this and they say it might come but cannot say when. So, I suggest you pester them (polite...
by doggy
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 15:02
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Zoe charging

It is not Renault who install anything. They have a "recommended" dealer they tell you about but there are no discounts and I experienced no pressure. Just a one line email with the recommended company. I contacted the recommended organisation and found the prices way too excessive especially when t...
by doggy
Sun, 02 Sep 2018, 15:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Zoe charging

Hi Lou, there was a problem with older Zoes not charging at 6A but I can assure you mine works at 6A as does another that I know about. But things go much more satisfactorily at 18A single phase or 32A three phase. Also, 10A single phase is not too bad. With our mileage of around 200km a week, there...
by doggy
Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 05:23
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Zoe charging

I did some tests yesterday at a mere 6amps and it was like watching grass grow. I wanted to know because I am putting in solar and looking at automating Zoe charging when there is surplus power and varying that "on the fly" from 6 to 15amps. In my 22kW test, it was apparent that efficiency is around...
by doggy
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 13:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Zoe charging

Hi Folks, FYI I have been doing some testing of charging with my three phase OpenEVSE and Zoe. Tests so far are at 18deg ambient: From 0% SOC to 55% SOC, 32amps per phase, notional 230V per phase so 22kW- the maximum claimed for the Chameleon charger. The test was at St Ives Showground, Sydney and I...
by doggy
Sun, 26 Aug 2018, 10:17
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Enphase microinverters
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Enphase microinverters

Hi James,
Yes, I had picked up on that and even installed the Android App in advance of the system going in this week.
Many thanks,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 11:03
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Enphase microinverters
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Enphase microinverters

Hi James,
Thank you! VERY useful.
System is going in next week (using IQ7+ inverters).
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 13:46
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 361
Views: 22986

Re: Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor

A couple of years ago I bought 6 very large supercapacitors. Results can be summarised as follows: a. Lose charge quite quickly. Not useful to store for more than about 1hr b. High quiescent leakage current- so, when charged and charging, they are always wasting energy c. Difficult to keep balanced ...
by doggy
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 13:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Zappi EVSE
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Zappi EVSE

Hm, 22kW single phase is around 100amps. Not sure where one would find such an outlet, but perhaps Tassie has something unique. I would like to see the connecter. It clearly is not Mennekes because the biggest one of those is 63amps. Also, I thought max AC charge for a Tesla was around 18kW not 22kW...
by doggy
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 11:26
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED- AVSS batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 377

WANTED- AVSS batteries

Hi Folks, I have an existing solar DC setup which runs servers, PCs, modems etc and want to purchase around 11kWHrs to 22 kWHrs of storage. I will be running at a nominal 24V (ie 8 cells). It may well be that one or more of the 95 purchasers of the AVSS batteries now finds he/she unable to utilise t...
by doggy
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 06:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Zappi EVSE
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Zappi EVSE

Hi Lou, those solutions sound excellent. The inner glow will add to that you get when not spewing out exhaust in tunnels and at traffic lights. There is no way you need a whopping big EVSE in your garage so you'll have no problems. My three phase one is for long trips (tried it at a showground with ...
by doggy
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 21:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Enphase microinverters
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Enphase microinverters

Hi James, Many thanks for that, particularly the heads-up on not being able to see the individual units. That would bug me. Yes, I am an IT guy (retired) so would definitely be doing some fiddling. My house is surrounded by trees. However, I have monitored the insolation for the past three years and...
by doggy
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 14:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Enphase microinverters
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Enphase microinverters

Hi,
Has anyone installed Enphase microinverters in the recent past (say 2yrs)? Any comments on performance, price, reliability?
Thanks,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 15:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Zappi EVSE
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Zappi EVSE

Hi Lou, At first I also bought a simple portable EVSE from Evolution Australia. They were excellent to deal with and the unit came super fast plus worked exactly as described. It is a single phase unit settable to 10A, 15A, 32A. Totally waterproof. You change settings by shaking it vigorously when f...
by doggy
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 14:12
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Zappi EVSE
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Zappi EVSE

Here is a bit of a discussion of Zappi and OpenEVSE with regard to solar diversion:

https://community.openenergymonitor.org ... ivert/5808
by doggy
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 14:05
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Zappi EVSE
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Zappi EVSE

Hi Lou, I have an OpenEVSE three phase unit. Max 30kW but I only use 22kW for the Zoe. Handles single and three phase. It has inbuilt WiFi and is its own AP when no WiFi around or connects to a defined AP if there is one nearby. It links easily to EmonCMS (this took only 60mins to set up). Max 40amp...
by doggy
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 10:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi Lou, that user manual is a little different from my Aus one. However, there is a lot of discussion of the matter on the EU/UK SpeakEV forum. For instance: https://www.speakev.com/threads/zoe-jacking-points.102609/ More info if you also search there for "Jacking". You will see that people have swa...
by doggy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 15:33
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Thanks Terry,
Understood.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 10:56
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For sale J1772 to Type 2 charging cable
Replies: 0
Views: 470

For sale J1772 to Type 2 charging cable

I have made a mistake in ordering a J1772-Type2 cable and therefore I am selling a 1 meter long Duosida J1772 to Type2 charging cable. It is rated at 32amps, which is more than many such cables. It has removable caps on each end and the locking lever on the J1772 end. I can attach photos if desired....
by doggy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 10:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi Lou,
Thanks for the great advice.
In an earlier life I often repaired truck tyres in the desert but had not thought of fixing tubeless tyres on our Zoe in order to avoid the "gunk" solution.
Best Regards,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 18:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi Lou,
I am impressed by your self repair kit. Did you put it together yourself by buying the bits and pieces or were you able to buy in one go? I would like to invest in the same capability.
Cheers,
Dave