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by T1 Terry
Wed, 10 Nov 2010, 04:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: One of THOSE days...
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

One of THOSE days...

EV2Go wrote: Pity it wasn't a picture of Christ you could have sold it on eBay Image

I think he/she only appears on toast, froth on coffee isn’t a long term thing :lol:

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by T1 Terry
Fri, 05 Nov 2010, 03:14
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Brush Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 4985

Brush Timing

If the brush timing was retarded would the motor turn in reverse from stationary or become a generator if it was being driven on over run?

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by T1 Terry
Sun, 31 Oct 2010, 22:22
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Worlds biggest EV order - 22,000 + for GE
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Worlds biggest EV order - 22,000 + for GE

It may be bad news on the battery availability front for a while till the battery manufactures come up to speed.

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by T1 Terry
Sun, 31 Oct 2010, 22:13
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric Airplanes attract Flight School attention
Replies: 21
Views: 3211

Electric Airplanes attract Flight School attention

Does anyone make electric powered microlites? That would be the ultimate machine for me, packed up to travel on the bus, assembled at a chosen location and fly around the area almost silently for a 3 dimensional view. Drooling just thinking about it, I want one http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smil...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 31 Oct 2010, 21:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 105802

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

What about 4 link, m/cycle gas rear shocks/weight supports and a Norton Commando type engine mount at the front of the motor or even your ball idea but mounted on the horizontal no vertical plane with the ball mounted in a viscose fluid type mount similar some of the front wheel drive vehicle engin...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 28 Oct 2010, 21:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Had to laugh
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Had to laugh

Hi Johny, If you have a way of holding the trim clips in place while the Sikaflex dries you won't need the rivets. the whole outer skin aluminium skin is held on with Sikaflex 11FC, the rivets were to hold it in place. I a couple of places on the roof rear the rivets actually sheared off possibly be...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 28 Oct 2010, 18:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Had to laugh
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Had to laugh

The drawers and kitchen are in a bus conversion, pictures here so space is everything and weight is always an issue. Not sure about the pipe bending, maybe have confused with another poster. I'm the one that wants to fit an assist/regen to my bus conversion. Still weighing up the benefits against an...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 28 Oct 2010, 17:26
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: regenerative brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 3947

regenerative brakes

Not meaning to steal your thread here EV Novice but I have a question for the forum. Is it possible to build a DC generator that would also act as a power assist at nom 48vdc so regen would be up around 60vdc?

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by T1 Terry
Thu, 28 Oct 2010, 17:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Had to laugh
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Had to laugh

I think we all suffer the over done, I'm sure my bus project would have been finished years ago if I didn't get stuck on doing things like this http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp274/Terry-C_photos/specialdrawer2.jpg I could'nt just have a blank piece to cover the sink in the kitchen cupboards, i ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 26 Oct 2010, 15:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The "What did he say" Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

The "What did he say" Dictionary

Hopefully getting better at the post updating, takes a little while to workout how different forums work but I'm getting there. Thanks for the help so far, it's a step learning curve

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by T1 Terry
Tue, 26 Oct 2010, 04:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 105802

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

Maybe a ratchet on the pedal for the rear brakes like a ride on lawnmower?

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by T1 Terry
Mon, 25 Oct 2010, 14:08
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: iMiEV rides on Sunday (Was Saturday) at my house
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

iMiEV rides on Sunday (Was Saturday) at my house

I got to drive one at the motorshow on Saturday, very impressed with the smoothness of operation both on takeoff and between on/off throttle in the high regen mode. Pity there weren't any real hills to get a feel of the climbing ability but it felt stable even in the pouring rain. Had a panic stop d...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 25 Oct 2010, 00:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The "What did he say" Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

The "What did he say" Dictionary

This is to be a living document (don't you just hate that line) http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif The idea is to post an abbreviation that you need explaining or one that you have Googled an explanation for so it can be shared with other newbies and those that don't like to admit they h...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 23 Oct 2010, 03:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: What did he say??
Replies: 4
Views: 964

What did he say??

AMD is another popular one, what is it? Air Movement Device, a three letter acronym for a 3 letter word.
But seriously, is there some where to set one up if it doesn't already exist? I'm Guessing alphabetically would be the easiest to use.
BMS - Battery Management or Monitoring S? System?

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by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Oct 2010, 15:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: What did he say??
Replies: 4
Views: 964

What did he say??

HELP!!! Is there an abreviation dictionary anywhere on site so us technopeasants can try to follow what is being posted? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif I now know that Ron who lives next door has nothing to do with the way a controller works, an IGBT is a type of transistor and a Mos...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 16 Oct 2010, 14:18
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Our iMiEV arrived today
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

Our iMiEV arrived today

Hi Malcolm, The Mitsubishi iMiEV arrived today at work... ... For now, here is an excellent presentation from a technology perspective by Ashley Sanders, i-MiEV Project Manager... I thought the tech presentation was interesting. I was intrigued to see that they went with a separate water heater for...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 16 Oct 2010, 13:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clueless take 2
Replies: 70
Views: 13463

Clueless take 2

Thanks heaps for your input so far, slowly getting my head around this stuff. I'm guessing the 340vdc battery pack is a nom voltage, if I use agm batteries 7 packs in series of 4 x 12vdc batteries(48vdc nom) would give me 336vdc nom, fully charged 358vdc but to recharge would require 405vdc via rege...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 13 Oct 2010, 18:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clueless take 2
Replies: 70
Views: 13463

Clueless take 2

Thanks for all the replies Now if you were using a 3kW industrial motor these are standard at 230V/400V. So using this on a standard 400V controller but with the motor setup in 230V mode means you have picked up a 1.73 gain in nominal power in the motor. So would be 5.2kW nominal and 15-20kW peak d...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 09 Oct 2010, 18:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clueless take 2
Replies: 70
Views: 13463

Clueless take 2

Hmmm.... The regenerative braking was one of the major requirements to make the project worth the effort. 20kw may be only 10% of the engines full power but likely more than 30% of it's available power off the mark or when lugging down on a higher gear. 20kw could well be the difference of climbing ...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 09 Oct 2010, 05:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clueless take 2
Replies: 70
Views: 13463

Clueless take 2

Thankyou all for your replies. I don't know if it would be practical to power a bus full time via batteries but it's an interesting thought. The major issues are hill starts and hill climbing so the electric assist would only be short term. The ICE can produce around 200kws but that is developed pow...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 08 Oct 2010, 14:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clueless take 2
Replies: 70
Views: 13463

Clueless take 2

How much assist am I likely to get via each system, if the AC is enough better then things can be adapted to suit. As usual the all up cost is a factor so costs of controllers and motors need to be considered to determine if it's really viable or just a pipe dream. The PTO ratio to final drive chang...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 08 Oct 2010, 05:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clueless take 2
Replies: 70
Views: 13463

Clueless take 2

Here goes, My project is to try and adapt an electric drive to act as an assist on hill starts and big climbs and act as a partial brake by means of regenerative braking. The vehicle isn't one of the usual choices, it's a 36ft Bedford bus being converted to a motorhome. Weight is a little unknown at...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 08 Oct 2010, 05:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Help for the clueless
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Help for the clueless

Thank Richo, some on the stuff on there was rather ahh... technical but I'll start another thread over there and post a link to the build project so you can get an idea of the size.

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by T1 Terry
Thu, 07 Oct 2010, 21:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Help for the clueless
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Help for the clueless

First post so be gentle, I have 12 x 80w Solarex panels on the roof at the moment with 500ah of AGM batteries and I use them for various experiments. The plan is to fit them to the bus I'm converting so we can be totally free from the grid. We have so far managed to find a way of powering a 250ltr f...