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by antiscab
Today, 19:34
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Double Charging
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Double Charging

Lots, maybe most, ac charge points now are 22kw or 43kw per connection.

Even in this instance, with 150kwh, using both would be useful.

I'd suggest use both, but have the 2nd one able to be unplugged, with a note saying so.
That way you get the best of both worlds
by antiscab
Today, 19:29
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tc charger 72v dead user error.
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Tc charger 72v dead user error.

Out of curiosity, was that the ac input wire you pulled, or the dc output?
by antiscab
Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:37
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 439

Re: Replacement battery

The 60Ah limit is just for the fuel gauge. Charger keeps going until cells get to 4.1v. Mc keeps going till first cells hits low voltage.
by antiscab
Sun, 19 May 2019, 09:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Series/Parallel Switch Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Series/Parallel Switch Speed

How fast is the engine spinning at 70kmh?
by antiscab
Wed, 08 May 2019, 19:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 104
Views: 15809

Re: Grid Connect PV systems

I just checked the dip switch positions on my pve2500. It's already set to mppt mode. Weird.

I also see there's an option to make the inverter standalone. That could be useful in the event of a power failure, with the main switch off.
by antiscab
Wed, 08 May 2019, 14:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 104
Views: 15809

Re: Grid Connect PV systems

*gets out of time machine* I still wouldn't cycle the batts to timeshift energy. My calcs show that is a no win when amortising battery cost, particulary at only 40c net FIT in WA !!! Are you sure? Given that we limit it to cycling only the top 20% (lead acid). We're using 200 Ah SunGels from Batter...
by antiscab
Mon, 06 May 2019, 20:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 499

Re: New Tyres

they can be rotate left to right without changing the direction of rotation. It means the tyres have to be swapped between the rims. Lots more work
by antiscab
Mon, 06 May 2019, 14:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 499

Re: New Tyres

Yeah, 30'000km I'm pretty happy with. Tyre wear is same on the other side. If I were really pedantic I could get the tyre place to swap tyres left to right as well as back to front, to really even it out. I'm not that pedantic though. I used tyre power, Kelmscott. Still way better than the 15'000km ...
by antiscab
Sun, 05 May 2019, 10:44
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 499

Re: New Tyres

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Technically first photo of Outter tyre wear was 29'500km, but close enough.

We got the car with 2'300km on the clock, and we haven't bought new tyres
by antiscab
Sun, 05 May 2019, 10:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 499

Re: New Tyres

Antiscab's tyres, now on the rear, look very good, but have they lasted 30000km? Also, one really needs to also see the inside edge of the tyre to form an opinion about even or uneven wear. That's true, see other side of tyre: IMAG1008.jpg I still think pressure should be above 40psi to wear the ce...
by antiscab
Fri, 03 May 2019, 22:25
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Can I use different capacity cells
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Can I use different capacity cells

Currents flows proportional to the inverse of resistance. The smaller cells generally have higher resistance, and don't put out as many amps in parrallel as the larger cells. It all evens out
by antiscab
Fri, 03 May 2019, 20:42
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Can I use different capacity cells
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Can I use different capacity cells

Yep, that'll work fine. If you want to save on bms, you can parrallel individuallly 10Ah and 15Ah to make 25Ah then put in series. Might be a little awkward in layout though
by antiscab
Wed, 01 May 2019, 19:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: GPS for charging points
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: GPS for charging points

Many charge points need to activated with an app. I've found nextcharge to be useful, with maps integrated.
by antiscab
Wed, 01 May 2019, 17:15
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 499

Re: New Tyres

doggy wrote:
Wed, 01 May 2019, 15:44
One assumes you haven't been cornering everywhere at high speed?
I haven't, but I can't confirm for my partner. I suspect some cornering would have been tighter and at higher speed than I would have done.

I have heard from UK owners than this wear is quite common though.
by antiscab
Wed, 01 May 2019, 15:34
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 499

Re: New Tyres

This post prompted me to get the alignment on our Zoe checked and wheels rotated. at 30'000km the front tyres look like this (now on the back): zoe tyre wear.jpg Wheel alignment was correct, so didn't get adjusted: zoe wheel alignment.jpg Given your wheel alignment could only get within 0.6mm, I can...
by antiscab
Wed, 01 May 2019, 08:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Single phase charging

There is value in having home storage beyond charging the zoe more efficiently. Do you have time of use power? Not using power in peak periods there's likely to be some savings. Are you export limited to 5kw? I'd be super tempted to put up more Solar, so there's more time where the surplus is above ...
by antiscab
Sat, 27 Apr 2019, 22:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: electric cars are DIRTIER for the planet than diesel vehicles
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: electric cars are DIRTIER for the planet than diesel vehicles

The study theyre referencing is not available......

At best theyre overestimating the energy required for resource extraction and are hiding their methodology to prevent peer review
by antiscab
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 18:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: ICEd EV Chargers
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: ICEd EV Chargers

I wonder if legislation exists for towing of vehicles blocking refueling stations....
by antiscab
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 15:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: I've got my Kona

Clintsc9 wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 12:55
We did a day trip Brisbane to Toowoomba then return via Hampton and Esk. A total of 315km and used 66%.
Recharging in 3 pin took 21 hours :lol:
Holy guacamole, so total range on country roads is 477km?
how big is the kona battery?

was 3 pin charging 10A or 15A?
by antiscab
Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 07:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 23
Views: 650

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

I briefly had a Fonzarelli and that got ~50km from a 1650Wh pack = 33Wh per km which is really impressive. It’s pretty light and more for city usage which helps it get those numbers. My bike will be a bit heavier but will be mostly city usage. I ran some numbers for different battery options and ba...
by antiscab
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 18:42
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 439

Re: Replacement battery

Hi Sonja,

where are you located?

do you know in what way the battery was damaged?
by antiscab
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 12:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 38
Views: 3201

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

A BMU reset won't get your capacity back

107k km is pretty good - how much has been on battery only?
by antiscab
Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 09:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

Warb out of curiosity, from which part of Australia do you hail? Roo bars aren't exactly complicated to make in one off quantities. I had a housemate who made his own and welded it to a Holden combo. This vehicle was used regularly to go to bush doofs, and he did indeed encounter all manner of fauna...
by antiscab
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 22:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

there's also an app called electricitymap and renew watch.

Those pole top transformers are usually 350kva, and dinner time cook peak tends to run from 5pm to 9pm. It won't be long until the cheap rate moves to during the day, and the expensive time to during the night.
by antiscab
Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 09:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Cannot connect to live services
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: Cannot connect to live services

That's good to know The little clip holding the SD card in on your car broke a while back, we're in the process of getting renault to replace it under warranty. So we haven't used the on board GPS in some time. Having said that, google maps on my phone is light years ahead of TomTom anyway If access...