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by Bryce
Fri, 26 Dec 2014, 15:32
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: I bought a ...... Leaf!
Replies: 25
Views: 3521

I bought a ...... Leaf!

Hi all - to paraphrase the annoying fossil car ad: I just bought a Leaf! Most impressive - especially as I have already driven well past the range of my Getz and still to need a charge. Is exceedingly nice to have the EV Grin back whilst I decide on whether the Getz needs brain surgery or a transpla...
by Bryce
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 21:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: New logo design for AEVA
Replies: 17
Views: 1271

New logo design for AEVA

Hmmm - I like the suggested shirt logo! Looks a little bit cluttered perhaps - but I'm no artist, so am a bit pressed to offer suggestions that would clean it up.

Keep up the good work!
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 09 Dec 2014, 22:28
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: THIS Forum Moving to new Platform Tues Night 9 Dec
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

THIS Forum Moving to new Platform Tues Night 9 Dec

Good work ... and good luck!
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 00:10
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 3219

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

Different icons - but found it!!! Here are a few more. Seems I didn't take as many as I thought. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif[img]http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1500/Bugatti.jpg[/img] http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1500/Kangoo_battery.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1500...
by Bryce
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 15:10
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 3219

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

Hmm. That could be the problem - I only have a down to the left arrow on my reply icon. How do I get the other option?
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 22:31
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 3219

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

Have some more pics - will try to attach ...
Hmmm just how do I insert photos like the above one?
by Bryce
Fri, 06 Jun 2014, 20:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Model S
Replies: 24
Views: 2061

Model S

A little more info re model S (Aust pricing and availability) from GoAuto site:
http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor. ... E7001D804D

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:17
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: nissan e-NV200
Replies: 3
Views: 675

nissan e-NV200

I think that puts the kibosh on us doing any more van conversions then. Only did them as people could not buy any, so am quite happy to be overtaken - if rather over late! smileys/smiley32.gif Image
by Bryce
Sat, 10 May 2014, 16:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs
Replies: 109
Views: 9325

Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs

Hi there - as far as I know, all the Vic EV trial iMiEV's were converted to be accepted by public charging stations. (i.e. add the pilot signal electronics). Was an early issue they identified as a potential blocker to EV adoption.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 01 May 2014, 02:30
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 2059

repair of broken auxillary drive motor shaft

And we have the video to prove it! Confused the hell out of us at the time. :)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 22:57
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Could anyone help diagnose my soliton's issue?
Replies: 41
Views: 4183

Could anyone help diagnose my soliton's issue?

Perhaps check the wiring size to the contactors? May be too small/too much VD (voltage drop that is ) Image
by Bryce
Mon, 17 Mar 2014, 22:02
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS Blade Electron-on behalf of fellow AEVA member
Replies: 1
Views: 227

FS Blade Electron-on behalf of fellow AEVA member

Update - vehicle now SOLD.
by Bryce
Fri, 21 Feb 2014, 13:11
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: J1772 in conversions
Replies: 24
Views: 2060

J1772 in conversions

Agree - for a conversion, simplest way is the single J1772 with smarts built into the socket. The smarts are only for the public charger - they have nothing to do with (and are in no way connected to) the car charging system. A normal lead with 3 pin plug on one end and J1772 on the other is good fo...
by Bryce
Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 17:17
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Refurbished Blade EV for sale-see for sale section
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

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: 227

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: 1250

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: 2104

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: 2059

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: 2059

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: 2059

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: 2059

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: 1282

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: 2075

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: 2075

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: 1310

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...