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by antiscab
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 12:55
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Importing Electric kick scooters
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Importing Electric kick scooters

Import as parts and assemble here?
by antiscab
Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 07:13
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 73
Views: 11526

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Inspection items would be to catch issues like the Outlander phev battery plug being knocked out. As an example, though the Outlander with an ice would actually need servicing anyway Having said that, I can't think of any failures that could come back to lack of servicing, when the service schedule ...
by antiscab
Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 04:45
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 73
Views: 11526

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Re servicing, it's trivially easy to reset the servicing counter yourself. Also, it's nearly all inspection items, out until 100k km. The only consumables are the cabin aircon air filter, which don't really need changing as often as you would imagine.

You can reasonably do most of it yourself.
by antiscab
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 08:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 509

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Generally 12v lithium batteries with internal bms can't be put in series, unless rated to do so. The issue is they tend to use semiconductor based switching devices, which don't have much voltage headroom.
by antiscab
Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 12:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 509

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

What's the max amps of Regen? That would be more important. Also, how long are you likely to be doing hard Regen?
by antiscab
Thu, 24 Jan 2019, 21:31
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two chargers blow simultaneously.
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Two chargers blow simultaneously.

You can still order Tc chargers with the enable option. I ordered a 1800w unit with it last year
by antiscab
Thu, 24 Jan 2019, 15:41
Forum: Other
Topic: YAEBU! (Yet Another Emax Battery Upgrade) project
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: YAEBU! (Yet Another Emax Battery Upgrade) project

I have a bit of a hate hate view of the old Emax sport. You'll need to add a torque arm or similar to the hub motor. If you don't, it will rotate in its housing one day. The speedo cable tends to get pinched between the forks and the frame. The original motor controller is a bit hit and miss. You ca...
by antiscab
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 11:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two chargers blow simultaneously.
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Two chargers blow simultaneously.

How hot do they get in their present location?
by antiscab
Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 07:14
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Gumtree find
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Gumtree find

Not mine, but seemed cheap
outlander phev with 175k km for $24k
by antiscab
Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 11:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?
Replies: 20
Views: 1123

Re: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?

I wonder if a shunt trick could be a work around. I know in other vehicles the battery ecu measures current independently to that of the mc, for the purpose of soc calculation. The system may not check to see if the two values agree. You could use two high current 50mv shunts to act as a current spl...
by antiscab
Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 21:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Question for battery experts: proper inverter?
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Question for battery experts: proper inverter?

What does the name plate on the AC adapter for your cpap say?

Volts and amps out?
by antiscab
Tue, 01 Jan 2019, 15:41
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Blade Mk VI Motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Blade Mk VI Motor?

Yep, looks like it. Where did you see that?
by antiscab
Fri, 28 Dec 2018, 20:51
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

There's a leaf for sale on gumtree for $18.5k, with enough battery bats remaining to do the 90km with margin
by antiscab
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 17:01
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

What drive train? Azure?
by antiscab
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 09:15
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

It's probably better value to have a few 15A power point installed than an evse. Cheaper and less risk of any installed equipment becoming obsolete.

No WA importers, not yet anyway. The 30kw leaf doesn't handle high WA temperatures all that well.
by antiscab
Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 23:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 172
Views: 11329

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Also, batteries in the cabin get cooked when parked in the sun
by antiscab
Fri, 14 Dec 2018, 13:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Looking for charger for 144v lead acid battery pack
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Looking for charger for 144v lead acid battery pack

I have 2 x 72v 1500w 20A Tc chargers surplus to my needs. Theyre cc cv charge profile, which could work depending upon what lead acids you have.
by antiscab
Wed, 05 Dec 2018, 08:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV

Leaf and imiev have stayed flat at around 15k and 20k respectively for the past few years, even as the average odo readings have crept up

It's a bit early for Zoe, they've only been available to mere mortals since July
by antiscab
Sat, 01 Dec 2018, 10:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric motor scooter for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Electric motor scooter for sale

Where are you located?
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 07:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planning Scooter Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 2649

Re: Planning Scooter Conversion

Looks like you can get Headway 15ah cells for 20AU on alibaba ($1300 for 64 cells), plus shipping and taxes. Might be able to get them to say their value is under 1k for customs... heard it's a fairly common thing for them to do That only works if the cells are sent by common carrier, auspost, Chin...
by antiscab
Sat, 24 Nov 2018, 08:18
Forum: Other
Topic: Tango T600 - 600kw
Replies: 10
Views: 1947

Re: Tango T600 - 600kw

They probably are. Why reinvent the wheel
by antiscab
Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 07:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: Bring on the BERM please

Each 48V 75Ah battery included in the kit can power your mower through up to 2 acres of lawn, or 2 hours of runtime. And to make sure you can get the job completely done, this kit comes with four 75Ah batteries Seems to have an 8 hour run time, if it takes you more than 8 hours to mow your lawn you...
by antiscab
Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 07:29
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale Ad.
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: For Sale Ad.

Yes you can. Generally if you can't the system won't let you. If this is the case, I can manually give you access
by antiscab
Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 10:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: Bring on the BERM please

3 year warranty on lead acid, that's brave