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by jonescg
Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 16:23
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

25 kW Chargers are sooo much easier to install - no dicking around with the utility, just a sparky and a half a day's work.
Besides, an Ioniq can't really take more than about 25 kW anyway.
by jonescg
Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 15:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For sale: 48V, 24 Ah e-bike battery ~$400
Replies: 0
Views: 703

For sale: 48V, 24 Ah e-bike battery ~$400

I built this battery about 2 years ago while working at CBT and never finished it. I finally got around to completing it, including potting the whole thing in epoxy resin. There's about $500 worth of Panasonic NCR18650GA cells in there (yes, I bought them, not work) and ironically about another $70 ...
by jonescg
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 17:24
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 17
Views: 1482

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Yes, the other four on the bench below. I had initially set 4 aside, but turns out I only need set three aside.
by jonescg
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 13:12
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 17
Views: 1482

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Hey Terry, Ian has changed his mind, so if you want to buy 13 of them you are welcome. How's $500 sound? I can send them with Northline, so that might be about $150 to SA. Comes with EV Power BMS cell top modules too if you're interested. Dan007a and Simon I've set your cells aside, so let me know w...
by jonescg
Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 08:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 626
Views: 70304

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I'll encapsulate the lot. I don't want any corrosion opportunities anywhere.
by jonescg
Thu, 01 Oct 2020, 11:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

francisco.shi wrote: Thu, 01 Oct 2020, 10:46 I was thinking about that too but at 3c/kwh If your daily charge is $1 you would need to sell 33kwh just to cover the cost of having the wire to your house.
In summer that's entirely doable. Rather pay ~$200 a year to be connected than $365 a year.
by jonescg
Thu, 01 Oct 2020, 08:57
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

At 3c/kwh it is not worth having panels unless you use up all the energy. Without a battery I would only use 30% of the generation and had to buy back the other 70% later. How much is a kWh to buy? 28c a unit on A1, anywhere from 21c to 50c if you're on the variable rates. It's more about offsettin...
by jonescg
Thu, 01 Oct 2020, 08:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 626
Views: 70304

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Give that man a cell! Yes, you have no idea how many iterations of 24s23p I did to make it work, and in the end, this was the least crazy cell arrangement. Even if it left a vacancy right in the middle. Which is good, as this gives me a decent location to start filling the whole thing with encapsula...
by jonescg
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 19:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 626
Views: 70304

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Time to resurrect this thread of toil. Francess' car has been in my shed while I wait for new cells to arrive. The LG cells I ordered back in June never arrived, and the vendor claims they were destroyed in customs. When asked why, they said they didn't like the brand name on them (?) but assured me...
by jonescg
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 14:16
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV charging using Tesla AC home/mobile charger
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Kona EV charging using Tesla AC home/mobile charger

If the three-phase HPWC was an early model, it should charge the Kona. If it was a later model one, it might not. There's something on the serial code that gives it away.
Or just plug in and see.

Two EV household! That's commitment!

Cheers,
Chris
by jonescg
Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 21:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I saw 8 kW at one point - from just 6.6 kW worth of PV! These Canadian Solar modules must really like the cold... It certainly does make use of all the PV - At one point I had 6 kW or so coming in, and 4.9 kW was going to the battery, 1.1 kW to run a few loads and a handful of watts out to the grid....
by jonescg
Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 14:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I called Synergy and asked about the DEBS scheme, and they said I'm ineligible because my system exceeds 5 kW. Now, that might be true in terms of PV but the inverter can't make use of more than 6.6 kW anyway. So I have applied for a 'change of hardware' through Western power where everything stays ...
by jonescg
Mon, 28 Sep 2020, 11:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 42
Views: 6164

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

My wife and I were discussing energy literacy this morning - and how people can imagine a litre of water, a kilogram of rice, or how long an hour takes, but they have no idea what a kilojoule is. Energy is just one of those difficult things to imagine. While Katherine is a scientist, she's not well ...
by jonescg
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 15:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Francisco's power wall.
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Francisco's power wall.

The 20kWh of battery I have isn't quite enough for me but it certainly takes the edge off the grid usage. By the time I throw ≈15kWh into the cars over night there isn't enough left for running the house and have a comfortable top and bottom buffer. Yeah but your battery was great value, and it pro...
by jonescg
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 07:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Francisco's power wall.
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Francisco's power wall.

My aim is to be completely energy independent. At least for the house energy consumption. So far it seems 6kw of panels and solar hot water would be enough to supply a house of 5 people with no other source of energy (like gas). The grid would still be needed for backup but it means as a country we...
by jonescg
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 07:28
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?

Big fan of the 32 amp three phase socket for these reasons.
by jonescg
Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 21:11
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.
Replies: 16
Views: 662

Re: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.

The front of the car is the best place for a charge port - one thing Nissan got right.
by jonescg
Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 18:10
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

<r><QUOTE author="brendon_m" post_id="81199" time="1600665558" user_id="4696"><s>[quote=brendon_m post_id=81199 time=1600665558 user_id=4696]</s> <QUOTE author="jonescg" post_id="81184" time="1600646455" user_id="1240"><s>[quote=jonescg post_id=81184 time=1600646455 user_id=1240]</s> I also need to ...
by jonescg
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 21:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 420
Views: 49587

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Encapsulation epoxy to create a path from the sensor to the cell top?
by jonescg
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 12:49
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I just realised the main stickers I'm missing are the green ES sticker, and the UN3480 sticker (I think). Everything else is sorted I believe. Anyone have a few spare?
by jonescg
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 10:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

I forget the exact details, but we wanted to honour the creators efforts and get ones made for Australia. They obfuscated for a while and eventually we lost interest.
by jonescg
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 08:27
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Francisco's power wall.
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Francisco's power wall.

Dunno if your busbars are up to the task... :o :o :o :lol:
by jonescg
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 08:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I should point out the spike at 10:15 am on Friday was when I set the export limit to 4.9 kW for shits and giggles. The change saw it export >4 kW, but also somehow perceived it as a load. So it must use a power destination (load, charge, or export) as a surge tank when diverting, even if only brief...
by jonescg
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 08:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

We did have plans for some doorknob hangers but there was a guy in the USA who made them and copyrighted the concept... not to say we can't do cards though.
by jonescg
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 08:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16161

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I am not too worried about exporting a hundred watts for four hours a night. Or even consuming a hundred watts from the grid when the household loads are below 100 watts. The SOC is off the cart because it drops as the battery charges... I also need to fix the HWS. It ran from midnight to 5 am despi...