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by TooQik
Sun, 18 Aug 2013, 00:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

Richo wrote:You can put the 1kW illegal TV transmitter back in after the conversion Image
There go my hopes of getting channel 7 to sponsor my build Image
by TooQik
Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 21:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

TooQik, I am wondering why is this C-tick so important ? Do you plan to do commercial conversions ? I was simply looking for input from anyone who had knowledge to help me ensure any conversion I do would pass the last check item on the NCOP14 document: 4.4 Do all RF devices comply with ACMA requir...
by TooQik
Tue, 13 Aug 2013, 20:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

As requested, the reply I received from the ACMA.... Assuming your electric vehicle does not incorporate any radiocommunications transmitters or telecommunications interfaces then the following would be applicable to your situation. The ACMA’s compliance labelling requirements, which in the case of ...
by TooQik
Tue, 13 Aug 2013, 17:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

Cheers for the feedback James and Johny. I didn't think $2200 was a bad price either. As Richo pointed out though, you'd want to make sure that you passed first time or repeated testing would make it expensive. The fact that the ACMA feedback I received says the C-Tick/RCM is not required for a pers...
by TooQik
Tue, 13 Aug 2013, 06:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

NCOP14 are indeed guidelines, but the last section of the document contains a check list against which the vehicle is assessed. One N check box ticked and the vehicle won't be allowed to be registered from my reading of the document. All I'm trying to do is make sure I understand what is required fo...
by TooQik
Tue, 13 Aug 2013, 00:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

As the vehicle, controller, and components aren't "RF devices" by definition, I don't think NCOP14 has anything to say about them. The problem with NCOP14 is that is doesn't actually define what a RF device is. On the other hand, the Radiocommunications Act defines a device to include any other thi...
by TooQik
Mon, 12 Aug 2013, 23:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

Ok, I received a reply from the ACMA. The guts of it is; as long as the device is not a radio communication transmitter or telecommunications interface, it does not cause interference (knowingly or recklessly) to radio communications and will be used solely for personal use (i.e. not for supply to a...
by TooQik
Mon, 12 Aug 2013, 21:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

Unless you intend to go into production with your ev "conversion" your wasting your time. I hear you, but I'm trying to determine what is required to actually comply with NCOP14 in regards to EMC. I appreciate everyone's comments here but unfortunately no-one seems to have a definitive answer. NCOP...
by TooQik
Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 23:06
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

On the other hand it is probably unnecessary (and likely to be prohibitively expensive) for you to get a compliance certificate for a one-off conversion. Have got a rough quote of around $2200 to certify the whole vehicle as EMC compliant. I've also shot an email off to ACMA to see what feedback th...
by TooQik
Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 06:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

I noticed a stipulation that devices which are battery operated may not need to be tested. I noticed that too and got my hopes up, only to be dashed again when I read that the battery has to be fixed to the device and anything that connected to either the vehicle's 12 volt battery or plugged into a...
by TooQik
Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 04:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

I would expect that EV's being sold in Australia to have a C-Tick/RCM on them somewhere. Does your iMiev sport a compliance mark somewhere? Just done some further reading and to answer my own question (again...lol) an iMiev does not need a C-Tick/RCM as Mitsubishi are a member of the Federal Chambe...
by TooQik
Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 03:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

For anyone who's interested, this is one of the URLs I was reading today in this regard:

C-Tick Requirements for Vehicles
by TooQik
Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 03:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

Thanks for the reply acmotor. What you've said regarding the testing of the components as a whole system is in line with my reading today from a number of sources. I read that for EMC compliance testing a vehicle with an electric motor needs to have the motor run up to a speed that equates to a vehi...
by TooQik
Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 00:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: C-Tick/RCM for EV components.
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

C-Tick/RCM for EV components.

I've been trying to do some research on compliance with the radio frequency emissions for my EV conversion and I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on what individual components need to either have a C-Tick/RCM or meet the equivalent overseas testing for RF interference. I've noticed that the...
by TooQik
Thu, 08 Aug 2013, 21:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Light Weight Electric Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Light Weight Electric Vehicles

TooQik wrote:Renault Zoe ... available in Australia?
To answer my own question, not until mid 2014 according to this article:
Renault 2014 Zoe

And yes, I talk to myself a lot. Image
by TooQik
Thu, 08 Aug 2013, 20:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Light Weight Electric Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Light Weight Electric Vehicles

I don't think it's the physical size of the vehicle that's in question, rather that it either doesn't or wasn't designed to pass ADRs.

Just noticed the Renault Zoe when having a look at the Twizy, anyone know if these are available in Australia?
by TooQik
Thu, 08 Aug 2013, 17:20
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EVs not designed for long distance travel ... yet
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

EVs not designed for long distance travel ... yet

The 250 km EV is all it would take to get the ball rolling. I don't necessarily think the range in itself is the issue, but rather the time frame required to recharge again. From what I can see it's the convenience and time factors for recharge that needs to be overcome before main stream take up w...
by TooQik
Tue, 06 Aug 2013, 06:05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: EV demographic
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

EV demographic

I don't fit the stereo type either.

40 year old motorsport enthusiast with a 98 WRX on LPG as a daily, Discovery on LPG and run my tarmac rally STi on E85.

Can't wait to get my 76 Celica converted to electric. Image
by TooQik
Mon, 05 Aug 2013, 22:23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar (thermal) HWS vs PVs
Replies: 31
Views: 3587

Solar (thermal) HWS vs PVs

This is an interesting read on the subject...

http://www.ata.org.au/forums/topic/2165
by TooQik
Mon, 05 Aug 2013, 20:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar (thermal) HWS vs PVs
Replies: 31
Views: 3587

Solar (thermal) HWS vs PVs

When my HWS goes I'll be investing in a evacuated tube solar hot water system like this http://www.apricus.com.au/products/introduction.

Which after posting is probably what you're talking about as having failed.... Image
by TooQik
Tue, 30 Jul 2013, 17:14
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Cancelled - EIG cells available through EV-Power!
Replies: 49
Views: 11748

Cancelled - EIG cells available through EV-Power!

I'm good for 360 cells at the $60 inc GST price. Image

Come on all, only another 610 cells to go!!!
by TooQik
Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 21:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why large EVs may cook the planet - old info
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Why large EVs may cook the planet - old info

I think the Model S is a great example of how to do this though, not the Commodore. I'm curious as to why you think the Commodore isn't a good base for a conversion? It's very compariable to the Tesla S in size, being a little shorter and narrower but slightly taller. Granted the Tesla S has more i...
by TooQik
Tue, 16 Jul 2013, 20:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 40628

Johny's Electric Vogue

Great to hear the vibration issue is a lot better, although it's a shame it's still not 100% to your liking though.
by TooQik
Tue, 16 Jul 2013, 20:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.

Just make sure the regen isn't so strong that the car behind you doesn't plough into you because your brake lights didn't come on. I found this a while back and posted it on the DIY Electric car forums. You may have seen it but thought I'd post it here also... http://www.freescale.com/files/microco...
by TooQik
Wed, 10 Jul 2013, 00:00
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

Car insurance

jonescg wrote:You'd want salvage rights though.
Yes, you definitely want salvage rights.

I'm fortunate in that Shannons automatically give you this when the car is over a certain age; my 1976 Celica already has this today.