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by doggy
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 15:40
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe single phase charging
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Zoe single phase charging

With the sale of the last Zoes in Oz and quite a few questions about charging, here are the single phase charging efficiency figures I measured and published some time ago. They will quantify the efficiency of low end charging: "Three phase charging of Zoe at 22kW is pretty good. Typically, as long ...
by doggy
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 15:05
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2503

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Yes, regen is fixed. It is proportioned about one third on accelerator and two thirds on the brake pedal. So, when you lift off the accelerator, you get regen which will go up to 15 to 16kW. As you then start to press the brake pedal, you get more regen and it maxes out at a total of 43kW which is v...
by doggy
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 09:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2503

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Ah well, more than I thought. That will increase the installed base somewhat.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 18:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LFP 400AH CELLS
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: LFP 400AH CELLS

My son-in-law bought 8 of the last lot. I've built him a small off-grid system using them. They've tested out at 420 to 440AH for an assembled pack. This is better than the 380AH I've been getting from my AVASS cells. I'm not complaining- just providing an attestation to the quality of these cells. ...
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 12:08
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

From what I can see on other threads, you might have to hurry if you want a Zoe. They seem to be almost gone.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 12:04
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2503

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Incidentally, the battery used in the 2017-2019 Zoes used the same LG cells as in the Kona. It's just that the Kona has 50% more of them! Given the thermal management on the Zoe, the conservative charging and discharge (particularly with the 68kW motor) plus the headroom designed into the BMS, I am ...
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 10:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Hi, Mine has been fixed for a while now and we are back to happy. Renault did recognise our unhappiness and gave us some things to make up. Their National Service Manager and National Quality Manager both got involved. I was always happy with the attitude of all involved, even though they were unsuc...
by doggy
Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 04:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 29
Views: 3091

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

....and that was over 3 years ago.
Spunky car.
by doggy
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 14:41
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 32
Views: 3725

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

It is correct that the 6A is per phase. What I have done is put a three phase 32A plug on the OpenEVSE. I have made adaptor cables as follows: Single phase 32A plug (L1 only) to three phase connector. 15A plug to three phase. 10A plug to three phase. 16A single phase "Commando plug" to three phase (...
by doggy
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 13:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Hi Lou, Very sad you had that experience. Did you get a Renault Service evaluation after? Worth reporting such behaviour no matter what the vehicle. Yes, understood about your charging. Interestingly, the couple of people at Col Crawfords who have driven our vehicle have been quite impressed. Overal...
by doggy
Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 16:00
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Hi Lou, I really think Renault will continue to supply spares and support. We might sometimes have to wait a while if parts are not in stock. But with the huge overseas installed base and the fact they are selling overseas like hot cakes we should be fine. Indeed, I predict that Renault WILL get bac...
by doggy
Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 14:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Hi Lou, My pleasure. Yes, I hope no-one else has major problems. Some of my big picture learnings have been: 1. Lack of knowledge and experience of mechanics. Modern cars are highly computerised and I think it is quite tough to be an expert at that and also the undoing nuts and bolts stuff. Crawford...
by doggy
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 18:58
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

The other thing I should mention is that Renault Australia have given me some compensations for time off the road and all the troubles. I'm not going to publicly list these, but I am happy with their response. Their quality manager went through a number of the issues including logistics and was very...
by doggy
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 18:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Tom Tom live (online POIs), real time traffic, weather, email...........................
by doggy
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 15:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Okay. Hopefully the saga is finally over. Here are the final details: 1. Total time off the road, in the workshop, this year= 76 days! 2. The replacement TCU arrived from overseas last week. So took about a month. In the interim, the SD card holder for the Tom-Tom maps broke (a common problem). I dr...
by doggy
Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 17:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2503

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Hi Chris, I know you had the demo Zoe that had a charging fault. Mine also developed a charging fault (would not charge at all). However, I have frequently charged at a real 22kW as have other Zoe owners so there is not a general issue. Of course, when you get over 90% it starts to drop somewhat. I'...
by doggy
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 12:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2503

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

I'm one of those. Been in the workshop 79 days so far this year and in there now.
Will update the appropriate thread soon
But we still love Zoe (when she is working)
by doggy
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 09:08
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2503

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Fantastic deal. We paid 55K for an earlier model incl ORC.
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 24 Aug 2020, 19:52
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 64
Views: 8041

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Aha- it's back again.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 24 Aug 2020, 19:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 64
Views: 8041

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

I'm a bit worried because the web site is no longer resolving.
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 10:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Correct. The PEC contains a lot of modules and they and the other ones in the car needed to be configured in a particular order. Agreed, they were very remiss to not have checked all the heat pump stuff given it needed to be re-gassed when they removed the motor and PEC. Interestingly, some overseas...
by doggy
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 15:07
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Just had a call from both the service manager and also the head mechanic. The heating and aircon and also an inverter fan not working are now all fixed. Apparently there is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) specifying an exact procedure for re-configuring a number of the control units when you repl...
by doggy
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 12:37
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

I took Zoe back this morning. In the end, because progress was slow, they gave me another car and I left them with the two problems.

More when it happens.....

Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 09 Aug 2020, 09:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

For anyone else who has problems of this sort, The part they replaced is R296056406R. The other parts are seals and gaskets, oil and coolant plus aircon refrigerant. The DTCs originally were: DTC 064063 (Electric Grid) DTC 06641E (Capacity Module) according to the dealer. On the network connectivity...
by doggy
Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 18:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Charging failed

Very possible about the gas. They must have done a lousy job if it leaked out so fast. CanZE shows the pressure is not available (but not necessarily zero) and compressor revs and power are stubbornly zero. I've also discovered that none of my network services is working because the SIM status is di...