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by T1 Terry
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 11:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

These border issues are getting worse eh :lol: No worries, maybe a few more tired EV packs will come up in the future that I can scavenge a few cells from ... or maybe even the whole pack if the price is right :)

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by T1 Terry
Sat, 12 Sep 2020, 11:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

What price each? I'll take as many as you will part with if the price is good .....

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by T1 Terry
Fri, 04 Sep 2020, 15:34
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: WA FIT reduced to 3c/kwh
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: WA FIT reduced to 3c/kwh

Hi, If only the was an electrical device that could be incentivised /subsidised that could soak up a lot of the excess solar energy during the day and be hooked up so it can push power back into the grid when it's in high demand.... Wow! I had an idea for such a device: I thought make it out of nic...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 04 Sep 2020, 13:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jack Rickard passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Jack Rickard passed away

RIP Jack, 65 is way too early to fall off the perch. His EVTV weekly shows on the interweb was my entry point into the whole conversion world ... and probably my caffeine addiction so I could stay awake through a whole episode. Stopped watching it when his co presenter left, it just got too slow aft...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 13:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 176
Views: 23333

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

With my set-up being a hypoid design, the pinion bearings and gear teeth were originally submerged in the oil as well as a oil catch port as part of the cast iron that collected the oil tow from the crown wheel and fed that through the pinion bearings as well, I guess to ensure there was oil flow th...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 13:25
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Any news Chris? Any idea of price?

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by T1 Terry
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 13:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 316
Views: 55156

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

With NMCs, the balancing is done at any voltage, so the end of charge situation is different. It is spending hours in the last top-up phase. I've found that the cell voltages are the same (about 4.02 v) 24 hours after charging is finished. With the balancers operating all the time, how do you deter...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 13:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: what is peoples thoughts on Active Equalizer Balancer Boards?
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: what is peoples thoughts on Active Equalizer Balancer Boards?

It is a bit big. You would need 4 units to do a 14S lithium pack which would be almost the same volume as a cell. Not exactly sure how you would do a 14 cell in series pack, 16 in series required 5 units, one for each 4 cell group and one to balance the 4 x 4 cell groups. If you balance in 2 series...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 11:48
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: what is peoples thoughts on Active Equalizer Balancer Boards?
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: what is peoples thoughts on Active Equalizer Balancer Boards?

We use these https://www.amazon.com.au/Battery-Balancer-12V%C3%974-Batteries-Equalizer/dp/B01JJ4X8CO/ref=asc_df_B01JJ4X8CO/?tag=googleshopdsk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=341791744052&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8983623791352116293&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9070827&hvtargid=pl...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 11:08
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

antiscab wrote: Sun, 23 Aug 2020, 09:58 Dan do you need the older blue case size 40Ah cells? Or the newer 115mm wide grey case size cells? I have a few of the former
How many do you have? I'm interested as I need a few as well.
Chris, what is the physical size of these cells and how many do you have?

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by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 11:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 176
Views: 23333

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Wow, that is a very high oil filler/level plug, is that standard? I would have thought that much oil being churned up by the crown wheel and pinion would cause issues with seals ...... The diff in my big bus project has been rolled over and because it is a hypoid set up, pinion is below the centre ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 11:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 176
Views: 23333

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Wow, that is a very high oil filler/level plug, is that standard? I would have thought that much oil being churned up by the crown wheel and pinion would cause issues with seals ...... The diff in my big bus project has been rolled over and because it is a hypoid set up, pinion is below the centre l...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 10:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 316
Views: 55156

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

Does your BMS sense high cell voltage to stop the charging as well as the total battery voltage? The BMS we built for house battery use has the high cell voltage stop as a secondary protection and drives a timer. The timer can be set anywhere between 1 minute and 1 hr, it then senses for another hig...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 14:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 168
Views: 11998

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Not good news at all Chris, but as one door closes another will open, just make sure you get through it before it slams shut ;) Any talk over that side of the island about setting up a battery plant using the lithium we are digging out of the ground? Or aren't we actually digging it up yet or refini...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 15 Jul 2020, 13:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Ute Conversion - direct drive options
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: EV Ute Conversion - direct drive options

Thanks Gents - just the info I was looking for. Definitely not an investment decision I get that :) And I definitely wouldn't throw that sort of money at a real bunky, would need to be a rust free reasonable car to start with. A ute is most practical both for ev setup and later use in my situation....
by T1 Terry
Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 13:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Solar panels in series / parallel
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Solar panels in series / parallel

The last 48v system we installed had 2 different capacity solar arrays but also ran 2 PIP inverters in parallel. We conected one array to one inverter and the other array to the second inverter. Each show a different harvest but they both go towards supplying the load and recharging the lithium batt...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 29 Jun 2020, 13:18
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Solar panels in series / parallel
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Solar panels in series / parallel

As to the inputs of those MPPTs, generally there's no problem with putting two separate arrays of equal voltage in parallel, but any more than three strings in parallel will need fuses on each string. I think that's right @weber ? No. Any more than 2 strings in parallel requires a fuse in each stri...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 16:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Solar panels in series / parallel
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Solar panels in series / parallel

If you have multiple strings of series connected panels in parallel, you will need blocking diodes at the point the series strings join together in parallel to stop the panel series strings in full sun back feeding into the shaded strings. I know some here argue that blocking diodes are not required...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 14:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4
Replies: 66
Views: 2398

Re: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4

Yet another after thought, Maybe a 3 speed Borg Warner or Holden Trimatic auto trans from a V8? that way with my current Diff ratio's, i would have 1st gear for crawling off road and hill climbs, 2nd gear for running around town and 3rd for the Freeway. no matter which Auto trans i go with it will ...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 22 Jun 2020, 15:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4
Replies: 66
Views: 2398

Re: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4

If you Google 2 speed EV transmission, there is a heap of sites to look through there and https://www.diyelectriccar.com/ have quite a few threads on EV transmissions

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by T1 Terry
Mon, 22 Jun 2020, 15:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Calb lifepo4 battery for half price ?
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Calb lifepo4 battery for half price ?

Keep in mind that is USD not AUD and does not include GST and other possible landing costs, Australia is not mentioned as one of the countries where the import duties are included in the price. T1 Terry that is in AUD and free shipping to Oz LFP4.jpg In the next part down in "About customs duties a...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 15:48
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Calb lifepo4 battery for half price ?
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Calb lifepo4 battery for half price ?

Keep in mind that is USD not AUD and does not include GST and other possible landing costs, Australia is not mentioned as one of the countries where the import duties are included in the price. The cell age in the box does not effect the useable capacity as a house power set up because the discharge...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 15:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4
Replies: 66
Views: 2398

Re: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4

What are the diff ratios now? The most energy efficient gear in a manual box is 4th gear because that is direct drive, no losses through the cluster gear and the strongest selection in the gearbox. If you can find diff ratios for front and rear diffs that would see around 7,000 rpm at 110km/h in 4th...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 13:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4
Replies: 66
Views: 2398

Re: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4

The losses through the cell inter-connectors is so small I doubt you could actually measure it accurately .... well as long as the terminals and links are polished up to remove any oxidisation and coated with a suitable anti oxidant paste such as Alminox.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 14:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4
Replies: 66
Views: 2398

Re: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4

About the only way you could utilise the inverter and electric motor heat for cabin heating is to modify the air conditioning to reverse cycle, but you would need to have air con in the first place. The reverse cycle air con can be anywhere up to COP 4, 4 times the heat energy for the electrical ene...