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by T1 Terry
Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 11:37
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Nexo
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: Hyundai Nexo

If this had hit the market 20 yrs ago, the world would have headed in a different direction as far as refueling networks ... but it didn't so trying to get this off the ground 20 yrs too late is never going to happen .... no matter how much Scomo seems fantasies about it. Just the fossil fuel indus...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 11 Apr 2021, 10:15
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Nexo
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: Hyundai Nexo

If this had hit the market 20 yrs ago, the world would have headed in a different direction as far as refueling networks ... but it didn't so trying to get this off the ground 20 yrs too late is never going to happen .... no matter how much Scomo seems fantasies about it. Just the fossil fuel indust...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 11 Apr 2021, 09:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 252
Views: 34351

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Had a similar type of lifter we used for installing gearboxes in the buses down in Tassie when I was working in a bus yard down there. It had a mega single ram in the centre with sliding steady telescope "Acrow-prop" arm at each corner. The idea was to lift up to the required height and then adjust ...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 10 Apr 2021, 11:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 252
Views: 34351

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Fair enough. Does it drop down low enough to get out from under the vehicle even though the whole unit with the pack on top would have to climb over the cable cover/ramp in the centre? Maybe building a a platform the vehicle drives up on that is the height of the centre ramp so in effect the hoist b...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 09 Apr 2021, 11:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 252
Views: 34351

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Wow, don't you think you might have gone a bit over top with the battery lifter? Our sizzor lift hydraulic table says it's rated to 350kg, but we've lifted 500kg with it on more than a few occassions ..... it does make a few noises when lifting that weight, but it does it, we just stay out of the pi...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 31 Mar 2021, 17:09
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Nexo
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: Hyundai Nexo

So do we all need to build solar powered electrolysers with solar powered compressors so we can take advantage of this wonderful new technology? It will have to mount on a trailer so it can be carted behind the Nexo for holiday trips ......When is the planned Hydrogen pump roll out beginning? Didn't...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 31 Mar 2021, 13:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Connect a Hyper 9 Directly to the Diff
Replies: 47
Views: 1895

Re: Connect a Hyper 9 Directly to the Diff

Edit: I've sometimes fantasised about using just the torque converter from an automatic donor, if it can be separated from the gearbox, or used separately. It has a roughly 2:1 ratio when starting, but becomes straight through at times. I forget the details, but there were many problems with this i...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 29 Mar 2021, 03:47
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Anyone talked to mppsolar.com.au lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Anyone talked to mppsolar.com.au lately?

We bought 2 inverters from them about a mth ago, but no idea if we dealt with the Aussie base or direct with Taiwan .....

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Mon, 29 Mar 2021, 01:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Connect a Hyper 9 Directly to the Diff
Replies: 47
Views: 1895

Re: Connect a Hyper 9 Directly to the Diff

You're on the money there @rhills. I am still confused: why would you need to reduce the rpm then increase the rpm?? You won't be reducing and then increasing the rpm. You would be reducing it twice. Increasing the electric motor rpm to wheel speed ration to 6.2:1, this will increase the torque but...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 29 Mar 2021, 01:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: How can use the EV as a mobile battery for home solar system?
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: How can use the EV as a mobile battery for home solar system?

We now have over 10 yrs 24/7 cycle life from the Winston LYP cells we use for our house power off grid systems and they are showing no signs of capacity loss yet. We actually load test them @ 0.5CA or C2 for the 2 hrs to measure their capacity, the same test method used by Winston Battery for their ...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 28 Mar 2021, 08:12
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: How can use the EV as a mobile battery for home solar system?
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: How can use the EV as a mobile battery for home solar system?

If you were to find a DIY converted vehicle with 48v battery packs connected in series to make a 96v traction battery, it could be rewired with a series/parallel/off switch between the two battery banks and the output fed to a 150 amp Anderson plug. There would need to be some sort of lock out that ...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 28 Mar 2021, 07:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Connect a Hyper 9 Directly to the Diff
Replies: 47
Views: 1895

Re: Connect a Hyper 9 Directly to the Diff

There are available reduction boxes for AC50 and HyPer9... https://twitter.com/zeroevuk/status/1172869206003593217?s=20 Or.. https://www.torquetrends.com/ev-torquebox Great link, thank you. I didn't know such things existed until now, that will certainly help with my big bus project, now I can spin...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 17:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 690
Views: 71582

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

The after market extended range battery in my '06 Prius uses 250amp rated Gigavac contactors, two of them, one checks if the other one opened and sets an annoying screeching alarm when it senses one of the contactors has welded shut. Something that happens in frequently at first, then with annoying ...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 15:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 690
Views: 71582

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Why not leave the extended range battery on all the time? I think the problem with the iMiev was the system didn't register the additional capacity. My suggestion was to add the extended range battery capacity back into the original battery by sending it through the hall effect sensor so the system...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 11:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 690
Views: 71582

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

You can not just connect the two batteries together without matching their voltage. If one battery is charged and the other discharged the voltages will be different. If joined there will be lots of current flowing (possibly damaging the contractors and the batteries) If a battery has an internal r...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 09:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 690
Views: 71582

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

The range extender type battery in my Prius uses a higher voltage battery to top up the traction battery. Contactors close when the on traction battery drops to a preset voltage and open when the 3/4 full battery voltage is reached, in the case of the Prius, that is 228v. If the range extender was c...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 11:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Prius upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Planned Prius upgrade

180A@202v is over 36kw. That is enough for EV only driving. It does drive in EV mode (ICE Kill), up to 82km/h but the computer won't allow it to go any faster, yet in mix mode, it will drive on all electric at 110km/h .... till the battery voltage drops, then the ICE kicks in. The extended range ba...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 10:18
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 4521

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Thank you Chris, I have received and replied. Car carriers seem to think like freight mobs when it comes to moving lithium cells, whack a premium on top because the customer will pay it no matter what ...... It would be cheaper for me to drive up there in my truck and bring it home .... just don't h...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 09:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Prius upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Planned Prius upgrade

I did a current test on a prius a while ago. I put a DC clamp meter on the battery terminal and the most I got was 75A at full acceleration and about the same on full regen. Are we talking about the same prius? Gen 2, '06 model. Nom. traction battery voltage is supposed to be 202vdc, but in my Priu...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 08:05
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 4521

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

The best use for a Blade is as a glider to build your own EV using quality parts - the hard work has already been done and it is easier to reregister it as a repair than a complete new built conversion as the compliance re the battery boxes, engine mounts etc has already been worked through. Repair...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 23 Mar 2021, 11:04
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion
Replies: 81
Views: 4745

Re: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion

For the prius battery upgrade any chemistry will do if you are going to use 55Ah cells. The maximum current in or out to the prius battery is 75A. So that would be 1.5C peak. I don't even think you will need cooling. The fan on the traction pack screams when worked hard, I'd love to get rid of that...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 23 Mar 2021, 11:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Prius upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Planned Prius upgrade

Rather than drag the Suzuki Jinmy thread off track, I thought it battery to start a new topic. Copied from the other thread: I'm still leaning towards the LTO cells for my eventual EV build or upgrade of the Prius extended range battery where I'm lokking at replacing the NiMh 6Ah traction battery wi...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 23 Mar 2021, 09:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion
Replies: 81
Views: 4745

Re: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion

I'm still leaning towards the LTO cells for my eventual EV build or upgrade of the Prius extended range battery where I'm lokking at replacing the NiMh 6Ah traction battery with 55Ah LTO cells. They are not as energy dense, but they can handle 10CA discharge and recharge so great for supplying big c...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 22 Mar 2021, 13:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion
Replies: 81
Views: 4745

Re: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion

Even though the Leaf motor will spin to 10,000rpm, it doesn't have to be spun at its maximum capable rpm. If the Leaf tops out at 145km/h @ 10,000 rpm then 5,000rpm must represent around 70km/h in the Leaf and roughly 115km/h in the Suzuki Jimny in 2WD or high range 4WD. That way you still have lots...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 11:02
Forum: Other
Topic: Electric GT40 replica
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Electric GT40 replica

Hmmmm...... what sort of cost to build the body section? Just thinking if you build two or more, then make the electrification and battery compartment build to the required structural requirements for the engineering certification a joint project between the owners of the vehicles and their network ...