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by antiscab
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 14:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Chargers being turned off
Replies: 19
Views: 216

Re: Chargers being turned off

on my zoe, pressing the plug release button on the car shuts down charging gracefully

given latching the plug is part of the type 2 standard, this should be common to all cars that take a type 2 plug
by antiscab
Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 13:16
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2543

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

The earliest Zoes are around %80 at 7 years old (the 22kwh ones)
given they were the same chemisty as the leaf, it shows how much a difference thermal management makes
by antiscab
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 19:53
Forum: Other
Topic: New Hummer
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: New Hummer

there might be a motor insulation element to it too - higher dc bus voltage means a higher dv/dt, which is harder on insulation
by antiscab
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 09:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Running PTC heater core under voltage range
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Running PTC heater core under voltage range

no issues, would just put out less heat

their resistance changes with temp, so it probably won't be as much less as you might expect (ie 1/4 voltage would be 1/16 power if fixed resistance, but more likely would be only 1/4 power due to resistance also dropping)
by antiscab
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 15:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

Nope, just a zoe thing.

But to know for certain you'd have to measure different charge rates on each car
by antiscab
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 07:06
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

I was warned of battery problems if only charging at 10A regularly (and the manual https://ie.e-guide.renault.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/eng/X10/ZOE-979-14_ENG.pdf explicitly says it's for occasional use only). Yeah, there's no battery problems resulting from charging at 10A. It's more marketing ...
by antiscab
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 16:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

even 10A requires a good quality extension lead - minimum 1.5mm2 conductor size

being able to plug in just about anywhere is great though
by antiscab
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 14:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox

sadly, the type 2 lead isn't an extension, the pins are purposely recessed so it can only be plugged into a charge station

Not all CCS2 stations will actually supply AC to the plug - CCS2 is generally only used on DC charge stations, which the Zoe can't use
by antiscab
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 14:36
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

ZE Ready is more of a marketing term - the zoe is compatible with all type 2 evse for one in australia: https://evse.com.au/product/15-amp-portable-type-2-ev-charger-bmw-hyundai-renault-tesla/ this is what I use: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32810465697.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.48976c1cT70F...
by antiscab
Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 19:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 188
Views: 33288

Re: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

I have an Orion BMS in my shed if you're interested
by antiscab
Wed, 14 Oct 2020, 02:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 405
Views: 47949

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Whot you mean about battery Molicel INR-21700-P42A? Maximum charge is 8.4A. With use 15pcs. We have max charge 126A. This is enought for DC-DC charging (max. 125A) https://www.imrbatteries.com/content/molicel_p42a.pdf In europe cost 1pcs 4.3€. One LEV50 = 65€. All pack 5720€. that's a lot of weldin...
by antiscab
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 12:45
Forum: BMW and Mini
Topic: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website

Jsvader - are your kwh/100km figures quoted by the car? or are you measuring on recharge (AC pulled from the wall)?

The later is generally used for comparing EV efficiency, as it includes all the round trip losses
by antiscab
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 20:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 188
Views: 33288

Re: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

I'm connecting the original prius BMS to every 5th LiFePO4 cell, which should have the same voltage range. I think partly what did my first attempt in, was I was continuously updating the SOC in the BCU to 100%, so it didn't stop discharging in time. Doing this new setup with the shunt divider was t...
by antiscab
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 20:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Good idea :D
by antiscab
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 12:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 188
Views: 33288

Re: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

oh, so you're doing similar to me, replacing the original battery with a lithium one sadly my one uses an obscure communication language called OBD-M or multiplexed OBD, so man in the middle adjustments for me my main issue is how to the car from over charging, or overdischarging individual cells. T...
by antiscab
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 12:34
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe

oh, that's the other thing - the zoe can stay at 32A all the way up to max voltage (not sure how high it cuts out, but I've been above 260v) actual chargers tend to be power limited no pf correction is more of a compromise rather than absent completely, but is more of an issue at low charge rates (1...
by antiscab
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 08:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 188
Views: 33288

Re: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

The gen 2 would probably do better, does yours have the ev button?
by antiscab
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 07:55
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 188
Views: 33288

Re: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

I still haven't got it going, too many other projects sadly.

Tbh, I don't think it will do any better than the last one I built in terms of energy efficiency. And the rego is nearly due.
by antiscab
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 07:51
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe

High line voltage? At 255v 32A I could see 8kw happening (pf isn't corrected on the zoe)
by antiscab
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 08:27
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2543

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Rear sensors are great. I had never heard of front parking sensors until today. Brings whole new meaning to drive by sonar
by antiscab
Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 20:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 MiniCab charge cable help
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: 2012 MiniCab charge cable help

Great outcome. Good call Smithy
by antiscab
Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 08:28
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 618
Views: 69360

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Put some moisture absorbing material in there for good measure?
by antiscab
Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 08:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 MiniCab charge cable help
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: 2012 MiniCab charge cable help

Not a minicab but I do have a 2012 imiev ( or rather I bought it new then sold it to my dad who currently owns it) Of course there's no guarantee as to commonality between the two vehicles 🙁 Can you post a picture of the charge cable that came with the car? My imiev works with a duosida charge cable...
by antiscab
Thu, 01 Oct 2020, 23:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 MiniCab charge cable help
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: 2012 MiniCab charge cable help

it would be worth (getting a qualified person) to open up the original type 1 cable and see if it can take 220vac (it will be a matter of whether it's internal power supply can take the voltage)

it may be a timing issue, do you have other charge cables you could try?
by antiscab
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 17:49
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf

is it a new leaf? or the older gen 1 leaf?