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by Squiggles
Thu, 13 Oct 2011, 00:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 338309

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

The mazda 3 has an electric power steering rack, maybe that's a chance?
Also I think Honda has some and maybe VW.....so probably just about any current manufacturer.
by Squiggles
Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 23:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 338309

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

British Standard Pipe. A system where, like the incompatible USA system, the fractional inch designation is not an actual measurement, even approximately, of any aspect of the thread). 1/4" BSP is 0.518" 19 TPI 55° (13.157 mm x 1.337 mm). Just my tuppence worth but I suspect the thread sizes are ba...
by Squiggles
Fri, 02 Sep 2011, 23:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology

Sodium Ion batteries will be the answer, problem is development progress has been slow to date.

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/08 ... 10801.html
by Squiggles
Sat, 23 Jul 2011, 04:20
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: sorry about this
Replies: 13
Views: 3025

sorry about this

Do you only want it to operate when the "touch switch" is touched?
Why not just use a miniature momentary contact switch?
Then you don't lose 0.7V through the transistor.
by Squiggles
Sat, 23 Jul 2011, 04:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: New Blade Electron with New TM4 Powertrain
Replies: 12
Views: 2554

New Blade Electron with New TM4 Powertrain

"aren't Germany brilliant for getting in there and doing it" Yes they are but it is easy when your nearest neighbour can sell you as much energy as you desire, so they have a low risk. Unfortunately for Australia we have to do it alone. If the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine and Bob Brown's ...
by Squiggles
Fri, 22 Jul 2011, 04:22
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: RACING GREEN ENDURANCE
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

RACING GREEN ENDURANCE

It looks to have an extraordinarily long wheel base for a two seater...must have lots of batteries.
by Squiggles
Wed, 11 May 2011, 02:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: AC-50 or BLDC for Calibra conversion?
Replies: 39
Views: 9041

AC-50 or BLDC for Calibra conversion?

My post on page 1 indicated that 6.5l/100km corresponds to about 16.5kw of mechanical power. Allowing for some electric drive losses (motor 90%, controller 97%, battery 96% - overall 83% efficiency), the battery power would be 19.6 kw, or about 20kwh/100km @ 100kph. Wouldn't that 6.5l/100km include...
by Squiggles
Wed, 11 May 2011, 02:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV ID
Replies: 2
Views: 792

EV ID

Maybe EVs should have special green number plates with "eclectic vehicle" as the moto....Ok Electric Vehicle might be better.
by Squiggles
Thu, 05 May 2011, 04:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14390

Blade EV - New model

gmacd33 wrote:
Would you have them redistribute it to all the other people who were not prepared to do what the wealthy people did to become wealthy?

Already tried that - called communism, didn't work too well.


Yeh, but Julia is trying it again.
by Squiggles
Thu, 05 May 2011, 04:42
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 338309

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

My guess different inductance.


edit: I guess it's not a guess really.
by Squiggles
Sat, 30 Apr 2011, 23:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Open source controller
Replies: 32
Views: 7920

Open source controller

There are hundreds of micro-controllers that would be suitable for the job. It is all down to past experience and available development tools.
by Squiggles
Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 18:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

She will fall on her sword sooner than that.
by Squiggles
Wed, 20 Oct 2010, 15:26
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Ways to reverse Series DC Motor -100% FWD 30% RVRS
Replies: 89
Views: 13990

Ways to reverse Series DC Motor -100% FWD 30% RVRS

OK, I get it your, point was that if there is no field current you are likely to over heat the rotor windings. The Kostov Sepex motors are probably a little less at risk because of the interpoles. I wonder if in the case of field excitation being absent the interpoles actually provide a weak field i...
by Squiggles
Wed, 20 Oct 2010, 01:53
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Ways to reverse Series DC Motor -100% FWD 30% RVRS
Replies: 89
Views: 13990

Ways to reverse Series DC Motor -100% FWD 30% RVRS

Good point - I just let it slide by. You have touched on a point in that series connected DC motors are a lot safer to use than Sepex or Series simply because there can not be an absence of field current. Johny, you want to clarify that? My understanding was that Series DC was the least safe as the...
by Squiggles
Sun, 03 Oct 2010, 02:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Code Help
Replies: 30
Views: 8676

Code Help

I'll second the nomination for subversion. It can be used for all your files. Also good for projects with multiple contributors.
I have it running on my Linux server and colleagues have access to it via the internet....damned good thing!
by Squiggles
Fri, 27 Aug 2010, 01:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

marcopolo wrote:we should start investing more in Defence spending!


Good grief don't go suggesting that!!
If we stopped spending money on defence and burned it as an energy source instead we could stop mining coal.
by Squiggles
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 23:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

Peter C in Canberra wrote:Personally I can't see how my heterosexual marriage is threatened or devalued by someone else's homosexual marriage.
Agreed.
Perhaps, we are straying a little off topic here?


Who cares, we are having fun!!
by Squiggles
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 22:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

marcopolo wrote:

Er, .. pardon my ignorance but what is SSSM ?


I figure it short messaging service code for the validation of a union between partners of non differential biological make up.

Why do people feel they have to write in this annoying abbreviated fashion? What is wrong with old fashioned English?
by Squiggles
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 02:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

acmotor wrote: JG for instance is also oposed to SSMs (though party driven? or just doesn't believe in M anyway?)


Or is it that the closet door is just jammed?
by Squiggles
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 02:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

What I enjoyed most was the annoying women on the TV panel I was watching. Forget what station it was, she was sitting next to Peter Costello, apparently she wrote a biography of Gillard. She was great, a total one eyed wacko who did not say anything intelligent the whole time I watched. I'd put a f...
by Squiggles
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 02:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

So what is the big deal about bonds, it is not new, it is how the system worked before deregulation. Hell they still teach you about them when you study commerce. The bond return rate is the figure used as the 'safe' return on your money. It is a good idea. It is an old concept. It is still governme...
by Squiggles
Thu, 19 Aug 2010, 02:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1648

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

You know Marco, I wouldn't mind having a go at politics. I am bloody sure I could do a better job than the nitwits we currently have. I am a damned site more qualified and experienced than most of them! I certainly wouldn't waste my time gallivanting around the world on needless junkets, I would do ...
by Squiggles
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 04:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

Now here is a step in the right direction
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/sc ... 5906546367
by Squiggles
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 03:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

My god man, the government is way to influenced by economists as it is and you want them to have more control!! Economists live in fantasy land, grab any economics text book (I can lend you some) and you will see.
by Squiggles
Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 00:51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

emissions trading / carbon trading

In the end nature will find the balance, it always has. It may just be that humans are not part of the balance, they did not always exist, there is no reason to assume they always will.
Planting trees can't hurt though just the same.