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by mikedufty
Today, 11:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 32
Views: 2455

Re: Tyres??

Guessometer range seems to have dropped about 10% since getting the continentals. The rears are not "eco" models, and the fronts are a little wider, so could be less efficient. There would be some loss in reported range due to the unworn tyres being larger (ie. reported km are a little longer than t...
by mikedufty
Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 08:35
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Plugshare - outlet types
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: Plugshare - outlet types

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS/NZS_3112

Yes the 3112 is the standard australian plug, though technically the name applies to a range of australian plugs as above link. I think most of those on plugshare are standard 15A sockets.
by mikedufty
Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 08:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev won't start!
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: iMiev won't start!

It may not have to do much work, but it is a major hassle when it doesn't do the one small job it needs to. I'd put a new one in. 4 years is about the expected life for a lead acid car battery anyway. All the 2010s in WA seemed to have completely flat batteries due to sitting around between the init...
by mikedufty
Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 22:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 32
Views: 2455

Re: Tyres??

Yes, I just paid $520 for 4, so about half that. No negotiation, just paid the quoted price from the nearest dealer on the continental tyres australian webpage.
https://www.continental-tyres.com.au/car
by mikedufty
Fri, 16 Feb 2018, 16:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 32
Views: 2455

Re: Tyres??

Have you tried looking for the options discussed in this thread, Kumho's seem to be available cheapish on tyresales.com.au and elsewhere. The 10mm wider option (155/60) may be easier to find than stock too, seems to fit very well.
by mikedufty
Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 12:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 253
Views: 16367

Re: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

The 12v doesn't get charged by the traction battery when the imiev is turned off, it just goes flat and won't start it.
by mikedufty
Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 22:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 253
Views: 16367

Re: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Thought I would post some EV+ battery condition readings in here.
2010 i-Miev
in March 2016, 30,000km condition 80%, capacity 38.4Ah
in Dec 2017, 45,000km condition 74.38% capacity 35.7 Ah

Range according to the meter still typically varies between 80 and 100km fully charged.
by mikedufty
Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 22:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 32
Views: 2455

Re: Tyres??

Just put Continental eco contacts on our 2010 i-MIEV, $520 for a full set from continental best drive in Thomas St Subiaco. Didn't choose the best day for it, as access to shop was cut off by the fire in Kings Park this morning, but they opened the road by lunch time. Had 46750km on the original rea...
by mikedufty
Mon, 29 Jan 2018, 18:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australia first Electric Passenger Plane !!
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Australia first Electric Passenger Plane !!

You might be interested in the discussion in the existing thread here
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5403#p66326
by mikedufty
Mon, 29 Jan 2018, 12:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.

I'm interested. Should probably go in the imiev range thread.

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=3589&start=225
by mikedufty
Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 11:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.

I was trying to ask what your total distance was from the previous full charge to empty, assuming you did have it fully charged before that run.
by mikedufty
Fri, 26 Jan 2018, 18:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.

How many km did you get to the ___ RR? Mine shut down completely with no turtle and 7km RR left, which is not very confidence inspiring, but I think I may have confused it with a long slow downhill run.
by mikedufty
Thu, 04 Jan 2018, 08:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Charging cable has died!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 4737

Re: Charging cable has died!!!

I managed to get the extra socket off with judicious use of an angle grinder. Hopefully the original plug is good enough quality to last a while. Only problem so far is the electrician installed an outdoor downward angled 15a socket in our garage, so the plug tends to fall out under it's own weight ...
by mikedufty
Wed, 03 Jan 2018, 08:48
Forum: Other
Topic: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!

17:1 glide ratio too, so when the battery runs low you can probably keep going on solar power during the day (thermals).
by mikedufty
Wed, 03 Jan 2018, 08:40
Forum: Other
Topic: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!

Nice, probably very practical for bog laps of Jandakot which seems to be what most light aircraft do. Is it any quieter than ICE aircraft? The prop noise must be the same. I assume it is actually a rescue parachute (recover the whole aircraft) not a drogue chute (usually for slowing down on the runw...
by mikedufty
Sat, 30 Dec 2017, 22:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

i-mievs creep with no throttle, but I don't think it is that important. They are very nice to drive in traffic compared to ICE, range is very good in slow traffic too.
by mikedufty
Fri, 29 Dec 2017, 14:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.

Did you read philipowen's thread http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=5243 Sounds like very similar issues to yours but probably not much help as Phil decided he'd rather pay for a new battery himself than wait for Mitsubishi to decide what to do about it. He also had the MCU failure and a...
by mikedufty
Tue, 12 Dec 2017, 21:47
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

I find the i-miev guessometer pretty good, except the one time I really pushed it, and it stopped saying it still had 7km range left (<1 km from home).
by mikedufty
Sun, 10 Dec 2017, 22:12
Forum: Other
Topic: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)
Replies: 20
Views: 3328

Re: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)

Is it the tubeless bicycle tyre stuff you are planning to use? That would seem to be a similar application. Not sure why you wouldn't just use a tube though, I assume you are not wanting to run really low pressures, which seems to be the main attraction of tubeless on bicycles.
by mikedufty
Sun, 10 Dec 2017, 22:03
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!

My ICE bike only has a range of 200. It does recharge quickly though.
by mikedufty
Sat, 09 Dec 2017, 11:16
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!

The 60kph limit is for mopeds. Scooters can be any power or speed, but are licensed the same as motorbikes. Aprillia make an 850cc one.
I beliive the current Fonzarelli 125 is over the speed limit and requires a license already.
by mikedufty
Fri, 08 Dec 2017, 09:18
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!

That sounds a bit more like 125cc power than their current bike. Probably good for freeway commuting in the morning grid lock but still a bit short when there is no traffic.
by mikedufty
Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 14:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

What was the score for the old battery before it was replaced?
by mikedufty
Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 11:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

viewtopic.php?p=65384#p65384

Battery pack $13,800 (fitted) in August 2017.
by mikedufty
Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 11:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 50
Views: 2399

Re: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

I think it was showing no bars (one bar flashing) and the charger icon (if you look carefully it is not a fuel bowser) was flashing. I had just done a really long slow downhill run trying to maximise the range so it would have been showing more km per bar than usual. I suspect if driving normally it...