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by jonescg
Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 13:07
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: As a backup power source ?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: As a backup power source ?

Tesla owners practically live in their cars, so they're killing two birds with one stone :D
by jonescg
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 16:17
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Simple Precharge Circuit
Replies: 22
Views: 5180

Re: Simple Precharge Circuit

Please forgive the necroposting, but I have been looking for a good option for a dual relay delay timer for the Prelude's master contactor and precharge relay. I originally used a basic 555 timer delay which closed the master precharge relay with supply voltage, and 0.5 seconds later the master cont...
by jonescg
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 06:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: That truck

by jonescg
Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 14:22
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model Y ground clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Model Y ground clearance

It would probably depend on the wheels to some extent. A set of 18"s would help.
by jonescg
Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 06:38
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 17587

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

No, its going to need a custom basket. I might just ust threaded rods and aluminum extrusion.
by jonescg
Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 20:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 17587

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm still yet to really clear a space and get started, and at some point I won't be able to proceed unless I have a working pack in front of me, but I plan on using the 60 Ah cells like so: 20191123_141528.jpg The difficulty will be making sure the BMS sits neatly on top, and all the main conductors...
by jonescg
Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 08:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 17587

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

No, but I am about to start fitting these cells to the iMiEV battery tray. How did your cells work out?
by jonescg
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 22:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 524
Views: 37533

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I had the car for the weekend to get the air conditioning looked at, and to finish the rear two modules. Main issue with the rear two modules was securing them so they can't move vertically or side to side, as well as tidying up the plumbing, HV cables and the fuse. The fuse was just mounted right o...
by jonescg
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 19:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

That is a really, really good idea!
by jonescg
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 12:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 524
Views: 37533

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well the A/C guys reckoned it will be best to put it in series - it won't be as epic at cooling, but won't result in big pressurisation either. Apparently things get a bit expandy when parked in the sun, and having two evaporators in parallel would increase the likelihood of it over-pressurising. Th...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 20:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: That truck

Yeah the price is pretty impressive. But impressive enough? Time will tell. The concept is growing on me I have to say.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 14:31
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: That truck

Interesting first post on this thread... Hornsdale by the way.

Re: Cybertruck - the fanbois will eat it up. Everyone else will buy a Rivian.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 09:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

And that's the rub - the fuel levy has been going into general revenue for half a century. Once it's in the pot, it really didn't matter where it came from. They could just as easily remove the fuel excise all together, and change the income tax brackets so everybody pays less at the pump, but more ...
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 18:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

Really, all modern cars are pretty good. And when comparing an EV and an ICE in identical trim - the EV always wins.
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 16:11
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

I'd say the Ioniq is a far better car than those others.
Assuming these are before on-road costs?
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 08:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

Yes it's disgusting. The AEVA has long stated it doesn't have a problem with a road user charge based on km travelled and vehicle mass. But only if it's applied to all vehicles, not just EVs. This way the fuel excise can stay in place and be wound back as more EVs fill the roads. It's extraordinary ...
by jonescg
Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 14:21
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Inside a Model 3 battery
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Inside a Model 3 battery

:lol: Most folks recommend changing the playback speed to 1.25 or 1.5 times. As for the Model 3 cooling system, I have since learned that the only heat transfer medium is the extruded channel, with cells glued to it. The aluminium channel must be coated in something reasonably non-conductive (but ac...
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Nov 2019, 12:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 524
Views: 37533

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

You mentioned a date with the engineer. Can you drive the car before you get the final inspection? Sort of :) Technically you need a temporary movement permit when transiting between workshops, but the car is still licensed and insured (although, any claims would fail if crashed in this state). If ...
by jonescg
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 18:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 524
Views: 37533

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well I've left the car with Francess more or less permanently now. Next Saturday I'll get the aircon guys to look at it, and while I have the car, install the rear battery cover and make sure it's secure. Then it's a trip to the weighbridge followed by a date with the engineer. I've ordered a Type-1...
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Nov 2019, 21:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 524
Views: 37533

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Cool. Now to find a responsible location for the compressor... It's very tight below the shelf. If it goes above, it means more flexible hose is required to make it work, but that's good as you can twist it ad pull it out of the way if you ever need to work on the rest of the system. *** Well today ...
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Nov 2019, 18:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 524
Views: 37533

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

An atomizer spray for the condensor? 😞
by jonescg
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 11:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 524
Views: 37533

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

https://electricrevs.com/2018/12/20/exclusive-details-on-hyundais-new-battery-thermal-management-design/ Looks like the Kona has a very similar system to my proposed one, with a few key points - the battery heat exchanger and the cabin evaporator are in parallel, and both have expansion valves ahead...
by jonescg
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 10:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: School/Preschool
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: School/Preschool

I think playing with electric motors is always a good start. For the more advanced students you can try and build an electric motor, but that might be getting closer to a junior high school level. Check out the science centres / Australian Geographic for kits and the like.