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by Bryce
Sat, 08 Jun 2013, 16:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

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: 2064

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: 7674

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: 7674

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...
by Bryce
Sun, 14 Apr 2013, 16:25
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo: Swinburne Uni
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo: Swinburne Uni

Hi all - day went VERY well, and thanks to Daryl for a great AEVA display along with his IMiev for the EV car show. As I forgot my camera, shall have to wait for someone to give me some photos to upload.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 14 Apr 2013, 16:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Wanted: short busbar standoffs
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Wanted: short busbar standoffs

Hi there - specialist electrical switchboard component wholesalers stock them - however my supplier in Melb is probably not a lot of use to you where you are in Perth! Netec brand site does list their distributors. (http://www.netec.com.au/). However have not seen less than 25mm in my travels - Nete...
by Bryce
Wed, 10 Apr 2013, 23:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Segment on the ABC's Checkout program
Replies: 46
Views: 2342

EV Segment on the ABC's Checkout program

Yes, would be happy to put the article up on the site - but how would I do it?
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 10 Apr 2013, 00:52
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo: Swinburne Uni
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo: Swinburne Uni

Update on the EV Expo: there will be a Leaf, a Volt AND a Tesla on display. Plus the Crown Coach and 10 or more converted vehicles, plus bikes, scooters, a couch AND an outboard motor manufacturer. Plus much more in the way of trade displays, presentations and other stuff!!! And don't forget an elec...
by Bryce
Wed, 10 Apr 2013, 00:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Segment on the ABC's Checkout program
Replies: 46
Views: 2342

EV Segment on the ABC's Checkout program

Hmn, I too liked the report, but the carbon accounting was a little way off my calculations re Victoria. According to the NGERS tables (I did a carbon accounting course a while ago - so I followed the Australian Govt requirements religiously), it is not quite so bad in Victoria. If you want to check...
by Bryce
Fri, 29 Mar 2013, 14:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: On board charging plug
Replies: 8
Views: 812

On board charging plug

Hi there - there are 'smarts' in the J1772 plug extension lead, but the Merc van its for is a 'dumb' car, so they are not connected. However the Merc's J1772 does have smarts in the inlet socket so it can (and does) work at ChargePoint etc chargers. For the wall outlet charger - I think the smarts a...
by Bryce
Thu, 28 Mar 2013, 18:25
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: On board charging plug
Replies: 8
Views: 812

On board charging plug

Hi again - pic attempts. First is a J1772 to 3 pin 32A plug (for use in a 32A industrial socket). J1772 is about the only useful car inlet for this size current. (Car is a Mercedes Sprinter with 54kW battery pack. Charges in 6 - 8 hrs - but you get dizzy watching that meter spin!!!!) Second in my ca...
by Bryce
Thu, 28 Mar 2013, 14:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: On board charging plug
Replies: 8
Views: 812

On board charging plug

Re plugs: HPM make a much cheaper copy of the Clipsal plug shown - as both are made overseas anyway, I tend to buy the reasonably priced one! Caravan inlets are also a good way to go. They offer 10 and 15A options plus come in black or white. NB: check what amperage your charger is drawing first. Yo...
by Bryce
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 23:25
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo: Swinburne Uni
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo: Swinburne Uni

Hi all - the ATA EV interest group is organising an Electric Vehicle Expo 2013. Feel free to BYO your own EV's too! (Please PM me to make sure you get a space alloted for you :) Details: Where/when: Saturday April 13th, 10am - 4pm @ The Atrium, Swinburne, Hawthorn What's happening: • Presentations b...
by Bryce
Tue, 12 Mar 2013, 23:55
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: ATA EV group & BCAG stand: March 16th, Brighton
Replies: 0
Views: 565

ATA EV group & BCAG stand: March 16th, Brighton

There will be an EV display stand at the St Leonards Comunity day at St Leonards School, South Rd, Brighton East this Saturday. Will include a new Leaf, a recently converted 90's Ford Capri, several Electric bikes and more. Will be a combined display between the ATA EV interst Group and the Bayside ...
by Bryce
Tue, 12 Mar 2013, 23:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wood is not an insulator
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Wood is not an insulator

Fractual staement:
That was an in-fract-ion of the pun code.
by Bryce
Mon, 18 Feb 2013, 18:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: MES ELECTRIC VAC PUMP
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

MES ELECTRIC VAC PUMP

Hi there - have also heard good reports re the MES vac pump. Personally, have used a number of the Taiwanese ones: http://www.yutai.tw/English/vbs-ev.html. Similar to MES version, but a bit cheaper.

Main difference is the MES-DEA is a bit quieter. In an EV, that can be noticeable!!
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 14 Feb 2013, 22:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 42
Views: 4618

EV Sticker for Number Plates

Hi all - Bryce here (new to AEVA, but have been working on/doing EV conversions for about 5 yrs). I took the quick and painless route for my recent EV purchase and just had some made. Did 5 sets to meet their minimum order, have 2 sets left. Rugged reflective stickers made to the VicRoads reg. If an...