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by T1 Terry
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 14:48
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Just another Tesla killer
Replies: 19
Views: 987

Re: Just another Tesla killer

https://www.caradvice.com.au/808562/2021-ford-mustang-mach-e/ Mach e not coming to aus Ahhh.... one to look at as far as the EV imports go .... they can only bring them into Australia and get the through the hoops if the model isn't sold in Australia. Might be one for Iron Block Imports, part of th...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 14:43
Forum: Other
Topic: SEA Electric Truck in Perth
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: SEA Electric Truck in Perth

It would be great to hear more about this truck. Maybe someone can track down the owner driver and get more info.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 12:52
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 4278

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Hi Randall, I have read a lot of your posts, were the ex Blade employees who lived around Castlemaine helpful as far as a knowledge base for the vehicles? I'm looking at possibly increasing the pack voltage in an attempt to improve the range and the town gear speed, 40km/h isn't much use but 60km/h ...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 11:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Janus Electric trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Janus Electric trucks

As an extension to the electric truck idea. Once they start appearing on the main highway routes, so will fast charging stations and small villages spring up around them, much the way fuel stations seem to be at the moment .... but maybe even bigger, after all, a captive customer for maybe an hr or ...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 11:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Janus Electric trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Janus Electric trucks

I'm still waiting to see any of these new electric trucks that are on the market in a review test doing the Syd - Melb haul pulling a B double loaded. We are already seeing the B tripple and B quads appearing around our area because it is the link between the the main highway out of Adelaide through...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 28 Apr 2021, 14:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: How would you detect tripped batteries?
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: How would you detect tripped batteries?

Thanks @T1 Terry! They have a 20-year warranty so I'm not tampering with them. The voltage range is 42.5-55.5v Maybe I need to calculate either excessive speed of charge and discharge. Eight batteries and so a single battery is 12.5% of the total Ah So if two batteries trip then then the system wil...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 28 Apr 2021, 13:38
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: How would you detect tripped batteries?
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: How would you detect tripped batteries?

Thanks @T1 Terry! The batteries are in a parallel configuration. It could be how you have linked them. If you establish a common point for each polarity and run the cable from this terminal point to the inverter, then use exactly the same length cables the square area that would give you a 5% volta...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 28 Apr 2021, 10:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: How would you detect tripped batteries?
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: How would you detect tripped batteries?

What battery configuration are you using? We have been presented with this sort of problem often in RV's when they attempt to link batteries assembled in series to build voltage and then these batteries linked in parallel. There is a thread on this forum where I try to explain why this doesn't work ...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 10:25
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona Fire - new packs required
Replies: 72
Views: 4155

Re: Kona Fire - new packs required

The catch with dry powder extinguishers is powder packing solid in the lower section of the extinguisher. I had an "Ah, the chips" fire at our previous house and the fire extinguisher let out a puff of gas and that was it, ended up putting the fire out with a cleaning products squirt bottle ... put ...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 10:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: My take on low cost method of weighing a car!
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: My take on low cost method of weighing a car!

That looks like a great idea for getting an idea of just how the conversion is travelling as far as weight distribution and keeping within the limits. I might build myself one of these when I start the Kombi project. Might be a good guide when I do the Prius battery upgrade as well, maybe shift a bi...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 10:06
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 4278

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

If all goes to plan, I should be the proud new owner of an Electron V. I have reached the stage of actually finding and purchasing a Gypsy/Dolly trailer to tow behind my motorhome in the Sydney area, so the plan is to pick that up on the way through to collecting the Blade Electron. Then I can drag ...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 16 Apr 2021, 09:52
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: MPPSOLAR MPPT BOARD defect
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: MPPSOLAR MPPT BOARD defect

We had one of the stand alone MPPT controllers from the same mob and it would only work in the mornings and late evenings. When we finally got vehicle back to the workshop it turned out to be an over voltage open circuit that was causing the problem. Measuring the open circuit voltage the meter show...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 11:37
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Nexo
Replies: 19
Views: 1004

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: 1004

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: 244
Views: 32039

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: 244
Views: 32039

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: 244
Views: 32039

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: 1004

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: 1613

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: 438

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: 1613

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: 747

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: 747

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: 1613

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: 673
Views: 68794

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 ...