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by jonescg
Wed, 03 Apr 2019, 11:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Email from Motors in Hobart re Kona: We’ve been notified that Kona EV’s have now hit the shore and we should have a vehicle to test drive from Monday – ish onwards! Pricing has also been launched, drive away price including 12 months registration as below: Elite $65256 Highlander $69936 Highlander ...
by jonescg
Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 13:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The +12 V supply from the TMS is supplied by an OR gate which is powered when the charger is plugged in, so it will work without the key on: Charge control box2.png (edited to include DPDT relay for interlock and pump output) * Edit - Ah yes I can see what you mean. Will work on the circuit a bit lo...
by jonescg
Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 12:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

So I might end up doing this: new Aircon wiring.png I can re-purpose one of the relays for supplying the aircon compressor with +12V enable while retaining all of the safety switches and sensors, and at the same time, use the other relay for the battery thermal management system to enable the compre...
by jonescg
Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 10:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I will check the thermostat tonight. I doubt it would prevent the compressor relays from energising even if it was faulty, but it's important that I utilise it. I might be able to totally bypass this compressor control unit since the sensors are pretty basic (NC sensors). The blue wire from the igni...
by jonescg
Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 09:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I spent last night trying to track down what's going on with the aircon wiring. Pressing the AC button on the dash did nothing (no clicking relays, no fans etc) so I investigated. Aircon wiring.png I followed the shop manual troubleshooting chart and everything seemed to be checking out. The two com...
by jonescg
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 18:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 316193

Re: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

A very timely post Weber. I am pulling my hair out trying to get an adaptor plate for the Prelude made. I've reached the point where nobody has been able to say with confidence that they a) have the tools and skills or b) have the time. I was curious as to what the process is from start to finish, s...
by jonescg
Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 21:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Okay, so some interesting things going on with Honda B series engine adaptor plates. First of all, if I did want one, there would be a 3 week lead time, and another 2 weeks to get to Perth. Nobody in North America has one in stock. So what can we muster in 5 weeks here? Secondly, it would appear tha...
by jonescg
Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 15:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Ah - since discovered this Del Sol conversion: https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showpost.php?p=289367&postcount=6 It does fit although it's not a great fit. So that's problem two solved. Problem 1 is the motor attachment. Greatland motor seems to have a 220 mm PCD. So I presume I will need to m...
by jonescg
Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 10:28
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

So it turns our the CanEV guys have an adaptor plate for the Honda B series engines and transmissions. Sounds like I should have gone straight to them, but now I realise why this wasn't as easy as it seems. First up, the motor bolt hole pattern matches that of the Warp-9 / HPEVS / AC50 motors, which...
by jonescg
Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 16:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Without drawings it will be tough to come up with something reliable. Alignment needs to be 100.000% accurate.
by jonescg
Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 14:41
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Quick update on the Prelude - I took the motor and gearbox up to Mike's workshop in Chidlow because Daniel didn't have the time to do it. After two weeks, Mike now tells me he doesn't have the time to do it. I'm rightly annoyed at this. So I have tried a few other machine shops around Perth - the tw...
by jonescg
Tue, 26 Mar 2019, 10:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2661
Views: 399546

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

A lot of us wonder about ways to "soak up" wasted solar production, myself included. I'm still keeping an eye out, but I suspect there isn't much that can be done. However, with 7 kW of solar panels, you would have more incentive than most to find a use for the excess energy. The trouble with water...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 12:30
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 103
Views: 14630

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Murbs wrote:
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 11:57
Wow.
I wonder how many prospective buyers will be running a ruler over those prices before deciding to look elsewhere?
I think lots of people will be looking back at their Model 3 options...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 10:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: EV BATTERY DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS

I've just found Model-3 pack density is merely 159.5Wh/kg . How on earth yours get that high, even with LTO? I thought LTO is much lower energy density?? I'm super impressed!! :o That mass includes the charger, DC/DC converter, HV switch gear, cooling system and related control electronics. If you ...
by jonescg
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 14:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 102
Views: 6771

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

I'm impressed it all fits! What are you using for a floor on the battery module? 5 mm aluminium sheet?

Edit - pictures finally loaded - looks like steel :)
by jonescg
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:47
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Richo wrote:
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:26
Energica wrote: Unlike many other brands, Energica doesn’t use a dedicated 12V system for the bike’s electronic systems
Well there goes safety and aus compliance out the window.
I'm guessing this is a track bike only?!?
Zero motorcycles don't use an auxiliary battery either... They got through somehow.
by jonescg
Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 13:40
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/energica-ego-superbike-no-fairings/?fbclid=IwAR3vleyJXhiXbPhrwYb2Gh2OEAhSx5gDG7SMD7dZURQe3M8cyeuXgSTXM-Q https://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Energica-Ego-naked-up-close-Jensen-Beeler-14.jpg?fit=3600%2C2391&ssl=1 8-) 8-) 8-)
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 17:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well the application of Sikaflex and foam went well. The aligning of the pack with the subframe was tougher, and a couple of holes needed re-drilling, but we got there in the end. Sika goes off rather quickly, hence the mess... Battery in place.jpg I started to route all the HV cables up to the fron...
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 10:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

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Things always look proper when painted black.
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 09:28
Forum: Other
Topic: Vmoto 110S battery needed
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Vmoto 110S battery needed

It would be the same as mine Rich - classed as a moped.
by jonescg
Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 09:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 262
Views: 17906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The cover is almost done. I have patched up the parts which were fouling the chassis and made sure water can't collect on it or leak through. A few points were on the thin side, so I figured I would use some intumescent silicone as a sealant. It has the added bonus of being an effective fire-stopper...
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 19:16
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Entire MotoE paddock burned down!
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Entire MotoE paddock burned down!

http://emotomag.com/late-night-fire-des ... MQ3AFfCX2s

The series is toast before it even turned a lap :(
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 16:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??

I have the AVC2 unit as well - I hope to install it in the Prelude shortly. Main goal is to allow charging from Type-2 connectors in public, but it also incorporates a relay which can be used as an interlock which prevents driving off while still plugged in :o
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 12:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!

Hi Mick, you were in the original email list. But in any case these cells would be pretty ordinary for a conversion, unless it was a very low voltage conversion which never went very fast. Most DC conversions run 144 volts, or about 45 cells in series. That's the best part of 500 kilos of battery! A...
by jonescg
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 08:56
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Make sure your AEVA membership is up to date!

Hi Mick,
There was another bunch of battery cells come available after the AVASS buses were stripped. I sent the email yesterday at 9 am WST, but it may have wound up in a spam folder.
In any case all of the cells were bought up within the hour.
Cheers,
Chris