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by antiscab
Yesterday, 10:27
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Notes on my commute.

yep, dash shows amps into the battery (140V @ 10A = 250v @ 6A inc some losses) The display defaults to 30Ah of capacity as that's what the original nimh batteries were. Fortunately that's a good number to use for new CALB 40 Ah cells (remembering you're discharging them much faster than their standa...
by antiscab
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 10:48
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Dash clock losing the correct time
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Dash clock losing the correct time

Assuming the original charger is working, load the dugas firmware: http://dugasengineering-com.3dcartstores.com/VX1-HEX-Files_ep_56-1.html you will need a peak systems can bus cable (it's the only one that has the right drivers and onboard hardware) The range estimation is based on Ah count from ful...
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 22:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 26
Views: 140

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Have you looked at the evoke bikes? Hub motors, but full size wheel and seem to have sufficient performance for you (130kph). https://www.evokemotorcycles.com.au/urban-series Fairly pricy I think, can only see one second hand one on bikesales and that says "huge savings on new" at $12,500. Still ab...
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 11:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 26
Views: 140

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

oh parts are easy to import

you pays your money, they hand over the goods to DHL or fedex or sometimes china post and it arrives at your door in 3 days or 4 days or 8 weeks.

that doesn't work for batteries though

where are you located out of curiosity?
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 09:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 26
Views: 140

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Importing a new motorbike costs around $10k - $15k in harmonisation paperwork. It's only worth it if you plan on starting a business selling them There have been a few electric motorbikes sold in Australia - Vectrix, Zero, I think Brammo sold a couple There was at least one sport bike based on a hyo...
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 09:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs with towing capacity?
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: EVs with towing capacity?

kona can tow too I'm pretty sure
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 09:42
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Dash clock losing the correct time
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Dash clock losing the correct time

nope, no watch batteries anywhere

I forget whether the clock is implemented in the dash itself (ICMR), or in the ICM.

swapping them out would be the way to go, though to swap the dash itself is a fair bit of work
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 21:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lifepo4 pack charging
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Lifepo4 pack charging

ah yes, so the same BMS as I have In your case I would still use the master module to disconnect the charger, so that it does cycle on and off. Be aware though, that BMS is built for a top balanced battery. You will quickly end up somewhere in between top and bottom balanced fairly quickly, even if ...
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 18:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lifepo4 pack charging
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Lifepo4 pack charging

I presently run a 45 cell - tc charger on a 42 cell LiFePO4 battery, and have done so for 6 months what bms are you using? I'm using the old EV Power BMS, direct connected to the charger. cycles the charger on and off when the first cell hits full (top balanced pack) If the BMS can disconnect the ch...
by antiscab
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 23:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

Is the runke definitely working? If so, then yes please. Happy to wait till you're back
by antiscab
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 09:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

Day 10 of ownership an incident occurred that the cameras picked up, sound, numberplates and our cabin commentary (I must restrain my language). On the freeway south bound, near Joondalup, A 4WD was trying to overtake on the railway side emergency lane, even putting their wheels into the dirt, whil...
by antiscab
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 12:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

I find myself chasing a Vectrix charger, if you still have one for sale?
by antiscab
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 12:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25748

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Ah, no field weakening then. Hmmm tedious.

Quick shift gearbox though. How long does it take to change gear?
by antiscab
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 11:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 410
Views: 25748

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

you still have the clutch yeah? Why not start in 1st? Let the motor spin so back emf is closer to the battery voltage
by antiscab
Sun, 01 Sep 2019, 00:08
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 349

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

I wonder if it's one of the ones that had a zigbee installed as part of the solar homes trial
by antiscab
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 18:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 34
Views: 2382

Re: Tesla PW2

Then you need the inverter that can handle the electric vehicle battery voltage. That raises an interesting thought. The inverter I'm looking at to use on a proposed off grid system has a solar feed in voltage max of 450vdc and between 120vdc and 430vdc the MPPT controller part can handle. If the e...
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 21:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 349

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

holy moly
what sort of meter do you have?
would you mind posting a picture (feel free to block out your NMI)
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 21:30
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 349

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

Would we even have to tell them? In WA, Western power want to know the serial number of the inverter so if you change it technically you're meant tell them(and they may refuse the unit). But it's not like they are going to come round and check the number as long as you don't start exporting at midn...
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 16:15
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 1084

Re: New Tyres

well, I won't be able to find out if rotating the tyres and upping the pressure makes them last longer or not. I had to replace them today as a result of destroying 2 of them with a big box kerb. Given tyre 3 was bald on the outside, I made the call to replace all 4 ($600) and keep the best one of t...
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 06:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 18
Views: 482

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Was that 100 MW battery in relation to the hornsdale 100MW/129MWh unit?
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 21:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 34
Views: 2382

Re: Tesla PW2

reecho wrote: No...Original grid tie can stay as is.
Especially if you install it without telling Western Power :lol:

best of luck with the bureaucracy
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 20:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery, now sold)
Replies: 18
Views: 964

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

Leonford wrote:
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 14:21
Matthew it will sit nicely on the driveway haha
It'll be right at home with my 4 x nhw10 prius and 4 Vectrix scooters

would you be interested in a trade of any variety? I have a really nice Vectrix up for sale
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 08:29
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: leaf battery shell

Sounds good to me
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 08:27
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery, now sold)
Replies: 18
Views: 964

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

I've been tempted
I need to clear a spot to work on it and sell some stuff.
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 20:32
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: leaf battery shell

Was it?

I'd prefer it went somewhere local. Just seems wrong to ship empty steel across the country. But am open to ideas

I'm hoping someone can crack the bms, so we can use future batteries as is for home storage