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by TooQik
Tue, 09 Jul 2013, 23:35
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 1880

Car insurance

I spoke to Shannons a few months ago regarding insurance for when I complete my conversion and they were happy to insure a converted car. The conversation went along the lines of they would not insure for the total cost of the conversion, but rather an "agreed" value which would be greater than the ...
by TooQik
Tue, 09 Jul 2013, 23:25
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 14000 rpm Machines
Replies: 53
Views: 8476

14000 rpm Machines

These babies look like they'd do the job...

Alpine Bearings
by TooQik
Thu, 04 Jul 2013, 00:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Entecho and the You-Fly!
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Entecho and the You-Fly!

Very cool!!!

Is the product being designed to a meet particular release price?

Pretty soon we'll all be flying around like George Jetson. Image
by TooQik
Thu, 20 Jun 2013, 21:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Controlling your EVs functionality
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Controlling your EVs functionality

I was looking at car telemetry products today after posting a reply to a post on another electric car forum and thought I'd share the following: Race Capture I've noticed a few people commenting in forums about their lack of ability to control component functionality eg. power steering pump based on...
by TooQik
Thu, 13 Jun 2013, 19:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.
Replies: 17
Views: 2295

Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.

I think it will be more difficult to document and prove it works correctly than just adding a vacuum pump and reservoir. You'll have to meet NCOP5 (or whichever one it is) that deals with brake system modifications. NCOP14 states that regenarative braking isn't covered under the standard so any veh...
by TooQik
Thu, 13 Jun 2013, 06:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.
Replies: 17
Views: 2295

Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.

Do think that this will still give the same braking performance and be reliable? This kind of setup will give better braking performance than a standard setup as it increases the leverage action of the pedal for maximum braking effect. The brake bias bar is also adjustable to tune the front/rear ba...
by TooQik
Thu, 13 Jun 2013, 03:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.
Replies: 17
Views: 2295

Pedal box as an alternative to brake vacuum pump.

I've been looking at pedal boxes from here for my conversion rather than going down the vacuum pump path. (I am actually looking at the three pedal units but thought I'd link the boxes the company markets for EV use). The positives I see for taking this path are as follows: Saves weight No noise fro...
by TooQik
Thu, 13 Jun 2013, 02:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

EV Demister/Heater Selection

Thanks Bryce.

Speaking of Metric Mind, I'm waiting on them to release their new high voltage fluid heater, the MMC4000HV, to see what sort of price they'll be asking. Looks interesting from the specs they've published.
by TooQik
Sun, 09 Jun 2013, 18:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

EV Demister/Heater Selection

Acmotor's comment about the kettle got me thinking, a lot of workplace offices and homes now use instant boiling water devices. In the office I work at we have Zip products. I had a look at the Zip website and they have a product named (fittingly) the Zip Autoboil which comes in a 1.5kW rated unit (...
by TooQik
Sun, 09 Jun 2013, 18:18
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

Im up the road in Cockatoo. A mere stone's throw away. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif Will start a conversion thread once I actually start getting my hands dirty and I find my digital camera. Yep the 5138 should be good with oodles of continuous torque. I'm looking forward to taking...
by TooQik
Sun, 09 Jun 2013, 17:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

EV Demister/Heater Selection

Cheers everyone for your input. Seems that a combination of two of either water, air and reverse cycle heating would be the best solution ie. a/c and water, a/c and air or water and air, rather than a single heating type. Obviously whatever the solution battery capacity will always come into the equ...
by TooQik
Sat, 08 Jun 2013, 00:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 40259

Johny's Electric Vogue

I did read about the rotor being balanced but you didn't mention (or I missed) whether you actually ran the motor up again without the drive shaft attached to determine whether the vibration was still evident. If you did and it was gone, then yes vibration is definitely further downstream.
by TooQik
Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 23:41
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 40259

Johny's Electric Vogue

Hi Johny, I've been reading through your driveline vibration issues to see if I could spot any obvious cause and read the following statement you wrote back in March... Last night I removed the driveshaft and ran the motor with coupler still attached. The vibration kicked in at 2000 RPM (50 km/h), f...
by TooQik
Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 06:02
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

Just thought I'd update this thread for anyone interested, I've ordered a 1PV5138-4WS24 along with a TI-9030 inverter from HEC and hope to have my hands on them in about 6 weeks. Image
by TooQik
Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 05:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

EV Demister/Heater Selection

Thanks for that Johny. That's really going above and beyond, I really appreciate you doing that and posting the result. Image

I should state I'm also in Melbourne...think I need to update my profile details.
by TooQik
Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 23:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

EV Demister/Heater Selection

Thanks coulomb and Bryce. Even though there is a lot more work involved with a ceramic heater type replacement for the water heater core, I'm leaning this way as the ability to get heat quicker appeals to me. Granted 600W is not enough for a full blown heater, but if I were to use this purely for de...
by TooQik
Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 23:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV200 vs LEV200 contactors
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

The open and close voltages are also different between the two. For example, the 12 VDC LEV200 has a close voltage of 9 VDC and an open voltage of 2 VDC, while the EV200 is 9 VDC and 6 VDC respectively. The EV200 is also about 150 grams lighter if you're looking to save some weight. http://forums.ae...
by TooQik
Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 02:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

EV Demister/Heater Selection

I've been reading up on the various options for replacing the demister/heater for my EV build and searching the internet for other options and found the following two websites/products: Speedy Air Spares 12 Volt Customs I'm particularly interested in the Speedy Air Spares unit. Does anyone here have...
by TooQik
Sat, 18 May 2013, 00:10
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

I feel like I'm hijacking this thread. Maybe I should make a build thread for my car. No, this isn't a hijack because if there is no draw back from over voltaging the 5135 to 600V, why would OP bother spending double the amount of money on the 5138? I've got no issue with the ongoing discussion in ...
by TooQik
Fri, 17 May 2013, 06:26
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

I'd go with the 1PV5135 at half the cost... Not only would you save money on the motor, but also on the controller + auxiliary equip such as DC/DC converters. The reason I'm looking at the 1PV5138-4WS24 is due to the similarity in torque and power figures when compared to the AFM-140 I was looking ...
by TooQik
Thu, 16 May 2013, 20:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 337474

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Just thinking out loud here, and apologies if this has already been asked or highlights a lack of knowledge on my behalf, but is there any reason that the BMU can't go under the strap rather than on top of it?
by TooQik
Thu, 16 May 2013, 19:51
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

Cheers Woody and thanks for the confirmation coulomb. There are a couple of the 1PV5138-4WS24 motors on ebay currently asking for $5000 USD each for a new motor. Taking into consideration just the asking price for these motors, would people here think that is a good price, or even too good of a pric...
by TooQik
Wed, 15 May 2013, 19:51
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

Brace yourself for the price on the Yasa http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley6.gif Yes, they're definitely not the cheapest unit around at the moment. Coulomb and Weber both allude to a 900V version of the Tritium Wavesculptor. Does anyone know if this is a readily available product or a one of...
by TooQik
Wed, 15 May 2013, 00:18
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

ACmotor - who was the FIRST used 500+ volts What about the Carbon motor as an option? Cheers for that. I had a look at the Carbon when I first started my serious research (early 2012). I then stumbled onto the EVO motors while reading through this forum and the AFM-140 outperformed the Carbon in pr...
by TooQik
Tue, 14 May 2013, 20:22
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Siemens 1PV5138-4WS24

Don't underestimate the degree to which higher voltage reduces your choice of components and hence increases the cost and complexity of your conversion. Appreciate the sentiment and totally agree regarding reduced choices of components and elevated costs for HV. As for increasing the complexity, if...