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by mikedufty
Yesterday, 15:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 526

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

At 40kph an electric car doesn't make any less noise than an ICE, unless accelerating. You could put flashing lights and sirens on every car and it might reduce the incidence of people stepping in front of cars, but there are other factors to consider. I actually got fined last week because I got th...
by mikedufty
Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 18:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 526

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

to me , its a small investment in good choices to have an audible device to warn people It seems to me, that if oner is driving in such a fashion that they are likely to kill people unless you can depend on them hearing you coming and getting out of the way, the problem is with the driving, not the...
by mikedufty
Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 08:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 526

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Or just watch where you are going?
by mikedufty
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 14:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cheapest Commuting Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 2179

Re: Cheapest Commuting Challenge

I am up to 22500 km on my e-bike now (though it did 7000 of that before adding the motor). Total running cost is 2c/km. Purchase price of the electic conversion works out to another 2.5c/km if it died tomorrow. Purchase price of the bike works out to another 7c/km if it died tomorrow. So about 10c/k...
by mikedufty
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 13:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 42
Views: 3142

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

And obviously noone would want to be a short range Model 3 due to our "long commutes"
by mikedufty
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 13:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 526

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

If you are going slow enough to be silent, you are not going fast enough to be likely to kill someone, unless you keep going over them after hitting them, which I think could be considered negligent driving even if they are wearing headphones.
by mikedufty
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 23:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 42
Views: 3142

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I guess if they manage to get it here before the Model 3 they will want to capitalise on that by selling it at more than Model 3 prices.
by mikedufty
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 10:02
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: another new battery tech for 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: another new battery tech for 2019

That article is from February 2017, must have them in production by now.
by mikedufty
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 21:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4246

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I'm just hoping that after 6 weeks they don't say it hasn't been sent yet, like last time.
by mikedufty
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 10:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4246

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Charger didn't arrive at end of August, now they are expecting it end of September. They do have the cooling hoses though.
by mikedufty
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 09:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 31
Views: 1241

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

You could have a look at some of the i-MiEV discussions here. There are issues with components being VIN-locked and having to be programmed by a Mitsubishi dealer. May not be an issue if you keep everything and never have to replace a component. Or may not be an issue if you can bypass the relevant ...
by mikedufty
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 21:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 46
Views: 2192

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

What would be involved in that? It certainly has an appeal, but does it get to the point where you are replacing everything and might as well start with a nicer car?
by mikedufty
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 10:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 46
Views: 2192

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

You also need to get the car's computers to accept the battery. I think I heard someone was having trouble even getting the car to accept a replacement OEM battery. Expensive experiment if you can't get it to work.
by mikedufty
Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 20:42
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 2752

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

So 2 or 3 weeks for a battery to arrive from Japan in Nissan-speak is 7 months? I think they use a similar shipping calculator to Mitsubishi.
Last estimate on my charger arrival in Australia was 31 August, so I will give them a call tomorrow but don't have high hopes.
by mikedufty
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 16:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4246

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Do you know if there is much repairing going on of electronics in ICE vehicles, or do they just replace whole modules there too? My impression is they are not designed to be repairable. Would be less of an issue if the components were cheaper, and were in the country.
by mikedufty
Fri, 24 Aug 2018, 13:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Charging using SETEC portable Chademo
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Charging using SETEC portable Chademo

In my case I've been told the charger/DC-DC converter has failed, but don't actually know if the DC-DC part of it works, it appears to. The charger part definitely doesn't work, so it seems plausible I could get by using just DC charging. It does have a 12v system warning light though, so I'd think ...
by mikedufty
Thu, 23 Aug 2018, 20:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Charging using SETEC portable Chademo
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Charging using SETEC portable Chademo

My question was whether it still provides 12v power from the main pack while driving? If it doesn't, that would limit the usefulness of getting a chademo charger, as you't worry about the 12v going flat while driving.
by mikedufty
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 20:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Charging using SETEC portable Chademo
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Charging using SETEC portable Chademo

I am sure I read somewhere of someone with a failed onboard charger /dc-dc converter successfully charging via chademo. It was probably on the my i-miev forum, there are several threads there on similar failures. It may depend on your individual failure though. Is it definitely the dc-dc part of you...
by mikedufty
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: wrecked i-miev for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: wrecked i-miev for sale

by mikedufty
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 19:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 94
Views: 4246

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Mitsubishi have now given us a diesel ASX to drive around in while we wait. Latest ETA for the part is end of august.
by mikedufty
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 08:51
Forum: Other
Topic: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!

Would be interesting to see what the maintenance schedule is for one. They have had a lot of practice working it out for ICE where they have pretty rigid inspection and replacement schedules. I wonder if they have something similar. The keep using it until it breaks approach is generally frowned upo...
by mikedufty
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 16:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Emergency spare wheel

I think the advice that quick plugs are temporary is overly cautious disclaimers to try to ward off lawyers. I have used the cord type plugs several times and they have always lasted the life of the tyre, including on motorcyles putting 100hp+ through one 140mm tyre. Last one was on the i-MiEV, whic...
by mikedufty
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 16:16
Forum: Other
Topic: e-nv200
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: e-nv200

You are right, normal seatbelts. Makes it quite appealing if it can take 5 passengers when needed.
I suspect the range is less than 170. One review says 80 miles range indicated, which would be about 130km.
by mikedufty
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 13:18
Forum: Other
Topic: e-nv200
Replies: 5
Views: 448

e-nv200

First sighting of the grey import Nissan e-nv200 van on carsales 5000km, $29000. I wonder if it is actually complianced yet. Surprised they would let the rear seat with lap-only belts through. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Nissan-e-NV200-2015/OAG-AD-15925722/?ret=search-alert&utm_source=i...
by mikedufty
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 10:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev stopped with RR showing 7km's and 2 bars
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: iMiev stopped with RR showing 7km's and 2 bars

Mine stopped with 7km rr showing once, but it was down to zero bars. I got it home by turning it off, waiting a couple of minutes, turning it on again and going until it shut down. Repeating this over and over got me from 1km away to 50m from home before finally having to push. Not sure if it is har...