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by Bryce
Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 17:17
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Refurbished Blade EV for sale-see for sale section
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Refurbished Blade EV for sale-see for sale section

Hi all - have popped a for sale ad for a Blade Electron in the 'for sale' section. Ad from a fellow AEVA member who is new to the forum & not familiar with how to post! Car is in very good condition, and drives well. (Have driven it myself). Sadly, like all Blades, it needs to be owned by a technica...
by Bryce
Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 17:09
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS Blade Electron-on behalf of fellow AEVA member
Replies: 1
Views: 193

FS Blade Electron-on behalf of fellow AEVA member

2008 Hyundai Getz refurbished to Mark V in 2011. 30,000km, ABS, 2 airbags, J1772 inlet and charging lead. Current owner has owned it for 2 years. Recommended to be bought by someone experienced in maintaining fully electric cars (unlike its current owners). Price negotiable. Call Jane on 0416279811.
by Bryce
Thu, 19 Dec 2013, 15:07
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: L-L 240v vrs L-N 240v
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

L-L 240v vrs L-N 240v

Re below - as an licenced electrician - I have to check all equipment for installation for its certification, and cannot legally install equipment that is not certified for use in Australia. Alternatively, if it was installed without an electrician & it burnt down the house - your insurance would ha...
by Bryce
Wed, 18 Dec 2013, 22:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP 14 # 2.9 Chassis leakage
Replies: 12
Views: 2017

NCOP 14 # 2.9 Chassis leakage

Also have used that one - also the Bender IR125Y. Both very easy to install - recommend the IR125 unit for easier DIY install.

CapTech (Capacitor technologies) who distribute them here in Oz are also rather helpful and designed a screen readout for us to use with the 150 unit.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 10 Aug 2013, 15:45
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft

Sorry Bigmouse - bit loose in my language - a rebuilt rotor, not a rewound rotor (or stator). Its a brushless DC motor. All new rotor to be perfectly correct: with larger diameter shaft and components. Stator untouched. If you can explain how that can make it go backwards after the rebuild, I'll go ...
by Bryce
Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 15:07
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft

Hi Bigmouse - it's a brushless DC motor that's encoder controlled - you need to swap both 2 power leads AND the right two encoder leads. If they are in conflict, the motor will just quiver and turn itself off. (Had that on the main drive motor of an AC conversion: 5 high speed reverse gears and a bl...
by Bryce
Wed, 07 Aug 2013, 16:30
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft

Oops forgot to include the most important step:- perform the usual EV work precaution of isolating the traction pack before beginning!
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 07 Aug 2013, 16:27
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft

Broken auxiliary drive motor shaft. Symptom: sudden heavy steering and car even quieter than usual! Diagnosis: missing shaft, pulley and belts. (Fell out on road. Was able to find all after a bit of searching though :). Suggested remedy: Replace armature Upgrade shaft diameter to 20mm (from 16mm) Jo...
by Bryce
Wed, 31 Jul 2013, 22:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PV for i-MiEV charging?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

PV for i-MiEV charging?

Hi there Hippie403 - if you've got shading issues, use amorphous panels rather than mono (or poly) crystaline ones. (Monocrystaline are the run of the mill panel that have the collection of black squares with lopped off corners, poly crystaline are similar looking, but no corners lopped off the squa...
by Bryce
Tue, 30 Jul 2013, 23:53
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Forum starter
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Forum starter

D'oh, sorry Bladecar - forgot to add the Wh/km note: I built a J1772 charger with kWh meter (and timer to get the off-peak rate :) I keep a running sheet of km traveled, kWh reading at start and finish, and a few notes on the type of driving and electrical use. At the end of the month I do the maths...
by Bryce
Tue, 30 Jul 2013, 23:46
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Forum starter
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Forum starter

Hi Bladecar - mine is a 2011 Mk V. (Ex Canberra Gov fleet car). Has the Azure Dynamics drive gear. Goes well, with the caveat that I do spend a bit of time working on it. Has 15000 odd k's on now. (Bought it at 11 at the start of the year).

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 30 Jul 2013, 01:00
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Format for fixes
Replies: 0
Views: 1192

Format for fixes

Suggesting a basic format for fix suggestions/experiences: First of all - keep it short! Format: Description of fault: Brief summary of symptoms and diagnosis Suggested remedy: Parts, diagrams, difficulty Parts suppliers: list of parts sources and other useful info for others attempting the job on t...
by Bryce
Tue, 30 Jul 2013, 00:43
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Forum starter
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Forum starter

They do bob up from time to time. A busted one is a good & relatively cheap entry to EV's, so long as you don't mind getting down and dirty with the systems. I don't mind that - but its not to everybody's taste.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 30 Jul 2013, 00:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PV for i-MiEV charging?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

PV for i-MiEV charging?

Hi there - if you want to charge during the day via 240V, a grid connect system would be fine. Size it to deliver the total house plus car in deepest winter (June 21). Anything generated over that in peak summer could go towards your power supply charge. If you are not too fussed with the (slightly ...
by Bryce
Tue, 30 Jul 2013, 00:18
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Forum starter
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Forum starter

It occurred to me the other day (as I delved deep into my electrics tracing an annoying fault) that it would be good to share our collective wisdom and create a support group to keep as many of them on the road as we can. Therefore proposing this forum to be a support to owners of these vehicles in ...
by Bryce
Sat, 13 Jul 2013, 15:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

EV Sticker for Number Plates

Hi Wellsey - might be two problems here: the stickers are VicRoads spec, so not sure if they are suitable for Canberra? Other is I am not a business, am getting them made/selling them on behalf of the ATA Melb EV branch - we don't have EFTPOS or PayPay! Cheque or cash is about all I can offer. If an...
by Bryce
Fri, 12 Jul 2013, 00:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

EV Sticker for Number Plates

Hi all - have had enough requests to justify sourcing a new set of Victorian spec EV number plate stickers. Turned out to be a bit cheaper in slightly larger quantities! One pair for $10, including postage. All profits to the EV group. (Not sure we'll make our fortune selling them though). :) Cheers...
by Bryce
Sat, 29 Jun 2013, 15:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

EV Sticker for Number Plates

Hi there - is that 4 stickers = 2 cars worth, or 4 cars worth? Either way, I'll see what price he'll give me for getting a bigger batch made. Will work out the price per set and get back to you. (NB: price will be worked out on cost + $2 for the EV group).

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 18 Jun 2013, 00:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

EV Sticker for Number Plates

Happy to help Leigh!

Will post a notice if the EV group do a batch as a (small) fund raiser. (Not a lot of call for them it appears from the fist batch I funded as a test :)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 18 Jun 2013, 00:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Required qualifications for EV installation work
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Required qualifications for EV installation work

Same here in Victoria - it's the 'not fixed wiring' that is the relevent item. In all states, AS3000 is mandated in legislation for fixed wiring installations. You need a licence to work on fixed installations in all states and must apply AS3000 as it is adopted in law for these in all states/territ...
by Bryce
Mon, 10 Jun 2013, 15:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

EV Demister/Heater Selection

Hi there - in short, that is a long-winded way to do what the MES unit already does, as it comes as one unit with built-in circulation pump, over temp and fluid flow fault sensing with alarm output and cut-out. (Well, at least the RM4 version - the other comes without the pump). Just connect to the ...
by Bryce
Sat, 08 Jun 2013, 16:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

EV Demister/Heater Selection

Hi there - to put the MES unit in perspective: I currently drive a car with a ceramic heater, and yes it is a reasonably quick (and positively thermonuclear when it gets going) but at the expense of a significant drop in driving range. (And slightly annoying if you want less that summer resort temps...
by Bryce
Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 14:54
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

EV Demister/Heater Selection

I would strongly suggest using the old water heater core with a water heater - the MES-DEA water heaters in particular. All-in-one unit, built-in protection, runs off main pack. No adaptation of heating/ventilation system required, jut plumb it into the old heater lines. Nothing else is as simple, o...
by Bryce
Sat, 01 Jun 2013, 17:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Some "don'ts" for EV building
Replies: 60
Views: 8233

Some "don'ts" for EV building

Don't turn on all the new systems at once. Test them one at a time. Tempting as it may be to 'switch on the car and drive' when the last connection is made. DON'T DO IT! Spend the time and test all your circuits one at a time. (By leaving all other fuses out except the circuit you are testing).Saves...
by Bryce
Sat, 01 Jun 2013, 17:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Some "don'ts" for EV building
Replies: 60
Views: 8233

Some "don'ts" for EV building

Use slip-on numbers to identify all new 12V control wiring Ditto on the record all wiring as you go. Add this tip and it becomes even easier to trouble shoot the inevitable 'senior moments' that occur over the time of the build (like connecting to a N/O contact instead of N/C). That reminds me of an...