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by antiscab
Yesterday, 14:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Blade electron, free to a good home
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Blade electron, free to a good home

So more background information, I have another identical electron (both were given to me by a very generous EV enthusiast). This one works well, but is developing the same vibration at motor rpm above 4000rpm, which when sustained results in momentary power loss. This is the same failure more the bl...
by antiscab
Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 21:07
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Blade electron, free to a good home
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Blade electron, free to a good home

Hiya, So I have a mk6 blade electron with a failed motor and or controller. I'm looking to give this car to someone who can repair it. Currently not registered, but as it has a secondary compliance plate, so no issues there The mk6 electrons have a 100S lifepo4 320v 60Ah battery, Orion bms, 60kW ac ...
by antiscab
Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 20:48
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: TC Charger For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: TC Charger For Sale

I'm very much interested in the tc charger, would you be willing to post to perth?
by antiscab
Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 14:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

They're still selling Nissan leaf for $30k. I don't think there'll be any depreciation until the new models all become available.
by antiscab
Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 11:36
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: TC Charger For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: TC Charger For Sale

is this still for sale?
by antiscab
Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 11:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery pack placement
Replies: 39
Views: 256

Re: Battery pack placement

nearly all the series DC motors used in conversions *are* 48v motors from forklifts. you can easily go to 120v on a "48v" motor my experience with an impulse 9" motor in my mazda was that the motor voltage rarely got above 70v (at 4000rpm), even though my battery voltage was around 140v (250A batter...
by antiscab
Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 23:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix with lithium for sale $4k
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Vectrix with lithium for sale $4k

It's good riding weather now, and this bike is still for sale
by antiscab
Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 15:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery pack placement
Replies: 39
Views: 256

Re: Battery pack placement

How fast and far do you want to go on a charge?
by antiscab
Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 01:58
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Top 5 Main Problems with Electric Cars
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Top 5 Main Problems with Electric Cars

1. my car becoming an orphan (not likely unless you're buying a compliance car) 2. availability of competent service techs (my experience thus far has been underwhelming) 3. towing ability 4. upgradeability of the battery 5. too few people buying new electric cars meaning they're a rarity in the sec...
by antiscab
Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 05:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery pack placement
Replies: 39
Views: 256

Re: Battery pack placement

You should be okay for heat then. Battery box location is always a trade off. Low hanging battery box in the boot helps you retain much of the car interior space, at the expense of probably more work and possibly unfavourable weight distribution. Although should be easier to keep cool. I'd suggest m...
by antiscab
Sat, 11 Nov 2017, 00:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery pack placement
Replies: 39
Views: 256

Re: Battery pack placement

Depends a bit on what batteries you are using. Remember a car interior acts like a greenhouse, on a 40 deg c day the internal temperature can get to 80 deg c. Using lithium batteries is easiest to get enough range, but mounting the battery within the passenger compartment necessitates cooling while ...
by antiscab
Tue, 07 Nov 2017, 13:48
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 40kVA UPS
Replies: 1
Views: 44

40kVA UPS

Hi Guys, not mine, but I stumbled across this during my travels around the internets: http://www.bmms.com.au/details.php?id=12107 they're asking for around $2.5k doesn't come with batteries I'm kinda thinking of getting it to power my house, with the 800 x 1.2v 30Ah nimh cells I have sitting in my s...
by antiscab
Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 00:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Motor Durability
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: EV Motor Durability

All motors have a continuous rating, just stay below it. I have a 6.7" x91 motor in my shed that would normally be used in a daihatsu charade size conversion. That's rated to 14kW continuous.
by antiscab
Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 14:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Range Extender?
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Outlander PHEV Range Extender?

Try evworks or evpower. I think one or the other, or both, had a programmer
by antiscab
Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 00:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Bus Conversions - a Reality
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Bus Conversions - a Reality

I don't think anyone really knows.

Might be a bit like blade electric vehicles, where the first few are treated as conversions, and then after that you have to compliance as a second stage manufacturer
by antiscab
Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 18:31
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: WTB: 90Ah (or 100Ah) Winston cells x 9

Any idea on how much capacity the remaining cells have? I'm guessing you couldn't just get away with bypassing 9 cells and lowering the motorcontroller low voltage limit?
by antiscab
Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 14:45
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 4011

Re: E rider scooter batteries?

That's a shame to hear. Surprising that the mc actually caught fire.

Anyway, I'm interested. PM sent
by antiscab
Sun, 24 Sep 2017, 02:46
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix with lithium for sale $4k
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Vectrix with lithium for sale $4k

Oh, thanks for the heads up
by antiscab
Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 13:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix with lithium for sale $4k
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Vectrix with lithium for sale $4k

Hi guys, I just finished putting together another vectrix and have it up for sale

It has 42 x ts40 cells, with usable capacity of 25ah
1500w tc charger installed
Ev power bms
Cycle analyst

Pictures on gumtree
by antiscab
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 16:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Starting my journey.

ah it's fine - I'll shift it over when I figure it out

tbh, I actually recommend buying a working already converted car to drive, while your doing your own conversion
That way you have one for you, and then later when your better half keeps pinching the good one, you have another one for you
by antiscab
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 14:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Starting my journey.

There's a Datsun 1200 for sale already converted. Converted cars tend to sell for around 10-20% what you'd pay for them in parts.
by antiscab
Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 20:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: PV Inverters and batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: PV Inverters and batteries

I have long thought about feeding some of the circuits in my house from a 320v nominal battery. Pretty much only loads with motors running direct online can't run from dc, everything else can. No having to much around with inverters and loses.
by antiscab
Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 20:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Range Extender?
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Outlander PHEV Range Extender?

Similar approach to hacking together a plug in prius. Either build a battery pack slightly higher nominal voltage than the original and direct connect in parallel on the inverter side ofthe current sensor, or use a dc-dc with a more manageable lower voltage battery. With the second option, tc charge...
by antiscab
Wed, 23 Aug 2017, 00:03
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: TC Charger For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: TC Charger For Sale

Out of curiosity. What did you use to send can messages to control the tc charger?