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by antiscab
Yesterday, 14:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Feedback/Conversation on Preferred Smart Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Feedback/Conversation on Preferred Smart Charger

There's also openEVSE that can do solar limited charging, though that is not as well documented What battery setup do you have? That will affect what will talk with what - I'm assuming the idea here is to prevent the house battery discharging into the car battery? some also give the option of contro...
by antiscab
Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 22:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Grid Tie inverter / charger with AGM batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Grid Tie inverter / charger with AGM batteries

I currently have a 5kw grid tied solar setup, Im located in NSW. I think my understanding of how these battery charger inverters work maybe wrong, but I thought that these units would not allow power from your batteries to be exported back to the grid if you change your inverter, the grid operator ...
by antiscab
Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 19:42
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: what is peoples thoughts on Active Equalizer Balancer Boards?
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: what is peoples thoughts on Active Equalizer Balancer Boards?

That looks cool. Might be worth testing with second hand cells? More benefit on cells that have more variation to start with. Though I do worry that if it's always balancing on voltage, higher resistance but higher capacity cells get charged at the expense of lower resistance lower capacity cells. I...
by antiscab
Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 19:33
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Max speed of vectrix
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Max speed of vectrix

The newest official firmware takes it to 115kmh. That's 5500rpm on a Max 6000rpm motor. That version is mc1021 or newer (released I 2010 from memory) There are hacked versions that can go to 125kmh, but I bricked an mc when I tried to install it. Then in the process of swapping out the mc I blew up ...
by antiscab
Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 19:28
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Motor controller to run a Vectrix motor.
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Motor controller to run a Vectrix motor.

There was a trike project in south Australia where they used an industrial vfd to drive the original Vectrix motor. Not practical if keeping the motor on a Vectrix though. Reliability has improved somewhat. Going to solid copper sleeves instead of mild steel studs gave the biggest improvement. This ...
by antiscab
Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 13:12
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Grid Tie inverter / charger with AGM batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Grid Tie inverter / charger with AGM batteries

I just realised I didn't actually answer your question - the 48v inverters have traditionally worked with lead acid natively, getting them to work with lithium has been the real trick.

The default is usually a 3-stage lead acid charge profile (voltage and current limits configurable)
by antiscab
Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 12:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Grid Tie inverter / charger with AGM batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Grid Tie inverter / charger with AGM batteries

Where are you based? you would likely get more bang for your buck taking some loads off grid using a large 96v UPS and adding more (offgrid) solar to support using second hand gumtree hardware, assuming you have space for more solar. That solution is several $100. Do you have an export limit? What i...
by antiscab
Mon, 06 Apr 2020, 23:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Salvage model 3
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Salvage model 3

they wrote it off for hail damage? yikes

at a steep enough discount it wouldn't matter if you couldn't insure or fast charge
by antiscab
Mon, 06 Apr 2020, 12:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 207
Views: 25566

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

what would the 60Ah cells be worth? as in to put into a different imiev?
by antiscab
Sat, 04 Apr 2020, 22:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 39kw solar array on gumtree
Replies: 1
Views: 80

39kw solar array on gumtree

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/redcliffe/miscellaneous-goods/250w-solar-panels-for-sell-156-solar-panels-only-/1244900823 Does say whether it includes railing, though likely not most likely panels are no longer fire rated for on building use and they're upgrading with all new $3500 for 39kw of pane...
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 23:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 43
Views: 5647

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

That's a tricky one - you're not supposed to disconnect the grid neutral from the MEN, but you definitely want the inverter neutral connected to the MEN

how are automatic change over switches normally wired?
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 09:23
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - CHAdeMO socket / charging port from a wrecked Leaf or iMiEV
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Wanted - CHAdeMO socket / charging port from a wrecked Leaf or iMiEV

I think Leon Ford has a wrecked iMiev, unless he's already sold it.
Otherwise, try suziauto
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 14:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 87
Views: 6806

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

headway's are pretty dated technology wise. If you go with a new chemistry you can have both more power and more range
by antiscab
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 11:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47711

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

intermittent faults are the worst given accessibility of the wiring, it probably couldn't hurt to have the vac pump run when either the brake lights are on, or the pressure sensor says so. you won't know if it's fixed unless it stops working again :( I also wonder if the vac pump has a high temp cut...
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Mar 2020, 19:02
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Ex train super caps maxwell
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Ex train super caps maxwell

Not mine, but saw on facebook in Melbourne

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2979133 ... 2/?sfnsn=m
by antiscab
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 20:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 293
Views: 45683

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

are you trying to drive on the pre-charge resistor only?
by antiscab
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 17:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Yep, can confirm can install a type 2 plug
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can also confirm I have a type 2 plug with 2 or 3 metres lead on it in my shed
by antiscab
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 13:16
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Yeah should be possible. I may even have a type 2 plug floating around here somewhere
by antiscab
Mon, 23 Mar 2020, 16:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47711

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

maybe the brakes are dragging, and subsequently experiencing fade due to overheating?
by antiscab
Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 09:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Grid tie hybrid inverter with chademo
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Grid tie hybrid inverter with chademo

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/12/ossiaco-has-built-the-one-home-solar-inverter-to-rule-them-all/ 15kw grid hybrid inverter with built in chademo I wonder if I could tell western power it's only a 5kw inverter, and tell CEC that its 15kw so I can put up 20kw of solar :D a gen1 leaf or imiev would...
by antiscab
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 21:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 50
Views: 3867

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

jonescg wrote:
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 21:07
I just found an Alibaba supplier of these cells:
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 60c7dMXe93
wow that's cheap. shame our exchange rate sucks atm
by antiscab
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 15:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: used EV purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: used EV purchase

Is distance travelled (relating approximately to number of charging cycles) more relevant or the vehicle's age? Neither, remaining battery capacity is most relevant you will generally see less capacity on cars that have high mileage, been in high temperatures, or are old. or a combination thereof. ...
by antiscab
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 13:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: used EV purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: used EV purchase

Welcome Hugh Where abouts are you based? As far as battery goes, you are best off getting hold of a OBD2 to Bluetooth adapater (high speed version) and using one of the mobile apps to see battery SOH and cell voltages when at low SOC. The rest of the car basically lasts forever (at least compared to...
by antiscab
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 10:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

220 wide x 320 tall x 110 deep Another good thing - you can set it to single phase by turning off phases 2 and 3. You would need a way to do this at no load though, as some setups (Zoe in particular) can get damaged if you lose a phase whilst charging. IMAG1427.jpg Note: drilled hole can be silicone...
by antiscab
Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 09:06
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 264

circontrol eBasic - $350

I'm selling our circontrol eBasic charge station It's the type where you have to plug in your own type 2 cord (so not tethered) It's wired to a 32A 3-phase plug (with a couple of m of 6mm2 cable), so for install, just get a 32A 3phase (with neutral) socket installed. The good bits: It's on a plug, s...