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by Jeff Owen
Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 13:39
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 67
Views: 3271

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Here is a Mini with Swift gearbox http://www.evalbum.com/2407 And a couple of photos of a motor on top of the diff. Final drive ratio could be changed by using different pulleys. https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11046860_10152769096623099_7456483132442275708_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=9bcd0b1d3...
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 09:27
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 67
Views: 3271

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Brendon I originally was going to convert my mini to electric and found a number of attempts to retain the gearbox in mini conversions. These included using a chain or belts to bypass the drop gears, through to one that retained the crankshaft which was chain driven from the motor. I think there are...
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 10:54
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: EV smashes all time Pikes Peak record
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: EV smashes all time Pikes Peak record

Best one so far. Turn up the volume.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAJaGAMWjHM
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 20:20
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1668

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 Jeff Owen
Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 18:22
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1668

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 stil...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1668

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

That switch on the vehicle side - is it a microswitch built into the Type-2 car charge port? A local iMiEV had the components installed inside the J1772 charge port, and the switch mounted in a recess in the panel lining the inside of the car above the rear wheel. It is left permanently on and only...
by Jeff Owen
Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 10:40
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Interesting issue affecting private imports
Replies: 19
Views: 1668

Re: Interesting issue affecting private imports

If you can use public J1772 stations such as the ones at Brisbane BMW, Carindale and Chermside, then the pins aren't missing. They are much finer and more recessed than the other three. From your description, I suspect your car has a diode and equivalent resistor without switching. To test this, go ...
by Jeff Owen
Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 16:51
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Making a conversion J1772 / IEC 62196 capable

reecho wrote:
Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 11:01
You can get away with a 882 ohm resistor and a 1N4148 diode if you wan to fool chargers.
You can fool some of the EVSEs with an equivalent resistor, but you need both resistors and a switch to fool the rest of them. They are also required for conversions to use Tesla EVSEs.
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 24 May 2018, 13:36
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Charging points in SEQ
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Charging points in SEQ

praxidice
What areas of SE Queensland are you travelling in?
There is an extensive network of Chargepoint, Tesla and other charge location available, with many of then accessible at any time.
by Jeff Owen
Sun, 23 Jul 2017, 03:36
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: EV lap of the Nurburgring
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

EV lap of the Nurburgring

Here is an impressive onboard lap of the Nurburgring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcepG9Twa_8
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 19:49
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: AEVA Brisbane - July 2017 meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 893

AEVA Brisbane - July 2017 meeting

This months meeting is 7:30pm Wednesday, 19/07/2017 at the Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor. Free for members arriving in an Electric Vehicle; otherwise $2 for members, $3 for non-members to cover catering costs.
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 22:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: E-motorbike conversion and rego issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1773

E-motorbike conversion and rego issues

Giles
Earl Gilcrest (0417229723) is a Brisbane engineer that has undertaken approval of several motorbike conversions in Queensland. I suggest you talk to him to find out what is required.
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 04:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2010 Imiev charging question
Replies: 40
Views: 3810

2010 Imiev charging question

One product i did see there was a Mennekes type 2 to 3 Pin AC, 15 amp plug adaptor,   maybe that might be the way,   plug destination charger into that adaptor, then use the imiev standard charging cable.. We tried one of these adaptors today on the two Tesla destination chargers at the Hyperdome s...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 24 May 2017, 18:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recomended Reading
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Recomended Reading

Yeah I'm with Johny - AC or nothing. Really. From the AEVA National Secretary. Could you elaborate on why having no EV is better than a DC powered one. I am sure there are plenty of EV owners who would disagree with this, as their DC cars provide reliable, practical, useful and effective daily tran...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 24 May 2017, 04:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2010 Imiev charging question
Replies: 40
Views: 3810

2010 Imiev charging question

It could be that you need to add a switch to the signal circuit in your car. I found that my simple adaptor worked at ChargePoint EVSEs but not at King George Square car park in Brisbane. Some EVSEs require the 1.3k resistor to be switched in after plugging in. Adding the switch fixed the problem. F...
by Jeff Owen
Sun, 30 Apr 2017, 14:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 4975

Westfield new installations

In the above post, I omitted to mention a small incident that did put a bit of a dampener on my otherwise positive charging experience. As I returned to my car, a Commodore wagon was parked diagonally in two of the charging bays, one of them being the one my car was parked in. The occupants were jus...
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 22 Apr 2017, 06:46
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 4975

Westfield new installations

With the growing charging network in Brisbane, I decided that it was time to make our car J1772 capable. On Thursday, I made an adaptor and headed off to Westfield Carindale to try it. The carpark was packed, yet I had 4 spaces to myself right next to the entrance to the shopping centre. I am sure t...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 01:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 2699

Tesla's Place in history

While Bender may be correct.....

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.......what has any of this got to do with electric vehicles?
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 21:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 4975

Westfield new installations

Westfield Chermside in Brisbane is now operational. From either north or south on Gympie Road, turn into Banfield Street and proceed straight ahead down the ramp into the carpark. Once under the building, turn right into the pink carpark, then right again. The charging bays are along the wall on the...
by Jeff Owen
Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 04:27
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 4975

Westfield new installations

Westfield Carindale in Brisbane is now operational.
Who will be the first to use it?
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 08 Mar 2017, 21:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5014

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

Poprock There is no "probably" about it. I could write pages on this but, in my opinion, 12V lead acid batteries just don't work in road going EVs. Your experience and those described by by evric are typical of conversions using small cheap 12V batteries. However, properly use flooded golf cart batt...
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 07 Mar 2017, 06:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5014

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

My batteries are 18mths old and are declining rapidly in distance.10k is now tops. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif Total distance travelled is a much better indication of battery effectiveness than time. Wearing out a battery in 18 months is fine as long as you have covered sufficient...
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 07 Mar 2017, 05:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 4975

Westfield new installations

I tried my Chargepoint card at Carindale tonight and was rewarded with a very satisfying "clunk" as the hand piece was unlocked and the display indicated that it was ready to use. The area is still taped off and I suspect this is for the markings on the ground to dry. With these four bays at Westfie...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 22:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5014

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

I find that I have a lead acid devouring pet dinosaur which is demanding a lot of time and effort just to keep on the road. As the saying goes, " lead is dead ", so a cash outlay on Lithium is required to make any conversion worthwhile.    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif Poprock Could...