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by T1 Terry
Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 11:35
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Lithium battery supplier - experience??
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Lithium battery supplier - experience??

After 12 years the pack in my EV is down to around 70%, so time to make it a home pack and put a new pack in. Current pack is 45 x Winston 160 Ahr LiFePO4's, configured in 8x3 in the front and 13+8 in the back. Easy option is to try to replace it with the same form factor cells, as this will save b...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 11:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Motor options for smallish car EV conversions?
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Motor options for smallish car EV conversions?

The std drive shaft to gearbox output has a flexy donut in the driveline, called a "guibo". I'll float back to the build story for details. But I guess it's intended to dampen out either misalignment, torsional vibration or both. And that is with a clutch! Must track down someone with encyclopedic ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 11:05
Forum: Mercedes
Topic: Mercedes EQC 400 is 2020 Car of the Year
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Mercedes EQC 400 is 2020 Car of the Year

We recently purchased the "car of the year for 2020" and impressed with the ride quality and range of our EQC. However, I'd thought Mercedes would have been better prepared in supporting their first EV in terms of major spares availability in Australia. Welcome to the forum. Tell us more about your...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 13:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV range extender
Replies: 39
Views: 1292

Re: Outlander PHEV range extender

Got a call today, cars not charging. Still drove fine and used both packs, so the extended range got my wife through the day OK. I checked it when I got home, it starts to charge but drops out after 10 seconds and "charge interrupted, EV system fault" comes up on the dash when you press the START b...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 10:48
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 13
Views: 3710

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

If you can get all the 72 cells to hold 3.6v, the upper voltage is 260v roughly, but as soon as you load them up you will be lucky to see much over 72 c 3.0v or 216v. I believe the shut down battery voltage is some where around 160v to 180v. Depending on the outcome of the Prius traction battery fir...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 28 Jul 2021, 09:08
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 13
Views: 3710

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

Hi Eddy and welcome to the forum. I'm wishing you the best of luck with finding a wiring diagram that actually matches any Blade Electron, each seems to be a "Bespoke" build, just without the meticulous care one would associate with that particular term. Trying to transfer anything from one Blade to...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 16:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV range extender
Replies: 39
Views: 1292

Re: Outlander PHEV range extender

Wow, top marks for an excellent fix. I'll have to work hard on my LTO range extender for the Prius, if I end up going down that path of course ...... to even rate a mention after that hack on a battery and BMS out of a different manufactures vehicle .... well done

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by T1 Terry
Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 10:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Topband LiFePO4 Cells
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Topband LiFePO4 Cells

LTO cells will give you the 6CA plus discharge rate along with fast charging, but I doubt the required capacity will fit in the same battery boxes. Still waiting for my 180 Yinlong 55Ah x 66260 cylindrical cells to arrive from OSN Power so I can start building either the replacement battery for the ...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 19 Jul 2021, 13:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: FBT to be applied to employees parking
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: FBT to be applied to employees parking

Interesting ... when I worked for a short while at a dealership, the sales people had parking spots as did the manager of each section, all other employees had to park on the road or in the empty block across the road. None of these spots had markings to say whose spot it was, first in best dressed,...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 16:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Off grid install using aged DIY EV cells
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Off grid install using aged DIY EV cells

Didn't get away today to do the job, battery is still recharging. A lot more has gone back in than was drawn out so that might be a good sign that they will come good after sitting for a few yrs. I'll leave it charging over night with the BMV and Junsi set to disconnect the battery if a cell goes hi...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 12:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Off grid install using aged DIY EV cells
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Off grid install using aged DIY EV cells

how close were the capacities of the cell groups? were the other cell groups far behind? I built a 12v battery for my neighbour out of 20x CALB 60Ah cells last year, I had the benefit of having capacity tested each cell first, so I could match the capacities of the cell groups. made the BMS's job h...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 08:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Off grid install using aged DIY EV cells
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Off grid install using aged DIY EV cells

We are off to do an off grid install in Gawler using the CALB cells from the Barina Paul Koch built many moons ago. 32 x 160Ah cells, 4P8S to build a labelled 640Ah x 24v nom. battery pack. Tested last night with the MPP solar PIP 2440 under full load powering 2 x 2400w fan heaters for 2 hrs until o...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 02 Jul 2021, 10:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electrician's licence requirements?
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Electrician's licence requirements?

Thank you Chris, I think this might be a case of some licenced sparkies feeling threatened that their much protected career choice could be eroded with this new turn of events rather than a path to riches .....

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by T1 Terry
Fri, 02 Jul 2021, 09:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electrician's licence requirements?
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Electrician's licence requirements?

I am having troubles with a discussion on another forum regarding the necessity of holding an electrician's licence to build a DIY EV. I can see a good respect and understanding of high voltage and the safety required being paramount, but you don't have to hold the sparkie's licence to achieve that,...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 01 Jul 2021, 13:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV road trip around Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: EV road trip around Australia

Keep in mind that all carvan parks with powered sites are possible over night recharge points, road houses could be the same deal as many have motel type units available so a small additional fee to use a powerpoint over night for a recharge wouldn't be out of the question. Looking forward to your t...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 24 Jun 2021, 15:09
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Provision for EV charging in new home build.
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Provision for EV charging in new home build.

Check what is available now that can be connected to the house and install 3 phase to the biggest available without you having to share the cost of a new transformer. That was what happened at the workshop we bought in Mannum, the previous owner had very power hungry machinary and he had to pay for ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 11:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thermal paste replacement interval
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: Thermal paste replacement interval

Thank you all, that was exactly what I was looking for, the painful part is, I asked at the local Jay Car last visit if they knew of any such product and I just got the wide eyed look like I'd asked for unobtainium or similar ...... Now, armed with the part number I'll have another crack at it and s...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 13:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: NSW Budget
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: NSW Budget

I wonder if that applies to new car sales only, or all EV sales, both new and used. I might be able to avoid the rego transfer fee for the Blade I bought from Chris, the other subsidies do say for new purchases so I might be pushing my luck to get anything more eh :lol:

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by T1 Terry
Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 13:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Quality vs Quantity for Batteries?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Quality vs Quantity for Batteries?

Hi @T1 Terry if you are ok, can you share you planned arrangement with these LTO's? Is it a 144v pack? From some of your other comments I can see you like this chemistry, just curious if it's for an EV or off-grid power. The plan is for a 2p90s pack, nom. 216vdc 110Ah. The operating range is 1.8vdc...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 12:26
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thermal paste replacement interval
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: Thermal paste replacement interval

Is there a double sided sticky heat transfer material or heat paste the ISN'T electrically conductive? I have a heap of the cell top resistance type balance boards that I'd like to mount to a heat sink tunnel with thermostats on each face to turn on a fan if the heat sink reaches 50*C to see if that...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 14:31
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Best way to rescue over-discharged cells?
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Best way to rescue over-discharged cells?

Charge the cells to 3.65v, let them sit over night, if the cell voltage has dropped below 3.5v, charge them to 3.65v per cell again and repeat the 10hr rest period. You might have to do this a lot of times till the cells hold 3.5v for 10 hrs, at that point they are again at 100% of their capable cap...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 12:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Quality vs Quantity for Batteries?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Quality vs Quantity for Batteries?

The 180 x 55Ah LTO cylindrical cells I just bought work out to $415 per kWh at cell level and would most certainly handle the high current draw as well as rapid recharging ... weight might be the issue though. If you reduced the pack size to enough to do the hill climb with maybe 10% to spare, it mi...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 10:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thermal paste replacement interval
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: Thermal paste replacement interval

It was a common fault back when the electronic ignition module was on/in the distributor. The module would fail and it was always heat related due to the compound drying out. It was a bit like Honda's claim that the power steering fluid was designed to last for life, when the steering components fai...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 09:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: What's needed for a robust ICE -> EV conversion industry in Australia?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: What's needed for a robust ICE -> EV conversion industry in Australia?

Unless there was an off the shelf standard solution that would do the control of the car so it was the same everywhere. The problem with the blade is that he didn't make them all the same. Probably it was made as he went instead of doing the design before building. Leyland Australia failed because ...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 12:58
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: What's needed for a robust ICE -> EV conversion industry in Australia?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: What's needed for a robust ICE -> EV conversion industry in Australia?

The case for buying a factory built EV v DIY is fairly well highlighted with the Blade Electron vehicles. These were really converted ICE Hyundai Getz by a factory in Castlemaine, but unfortunately it appears there are no two vehicles the same. No one is willing to kill brain cells trying to fix one...