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by TooQik
Fri, 22 Jan 2016, 03:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8233

Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

I suspect if Tesla want to stop non Tesla vehicles from charging they'll simply add some extra proprietary negotiation between charger and vehicle, or alternatively add some proximity detection device using NFC, RFID or even possibly GPS.
by TooQik
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 23:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Phase Change Material
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Phase Change Material

Just wondering if anyone has looked into using phase change materials in their EV conversions, or even their homes, particularly as a means of regulating the internal temperatures of their battery boxes in either a passive or active configuration? These guys offer PCM sheeting primarily aimed at hou...
by TooQik
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 02:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Evacuated Tube Supplier?
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Evacuated Tube Supplier?

I'd actually had a quick look on ebay prior to posting but missed that sale, so many thanks for the link. Image
by TooQik
Wed, 20 Jan 2016, 23:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Evacuated Tube Supplier?
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Evacuated Tube Supplier?

Does anyone know of a good evacuated tube supplier preferably within Australia? I'm interested in buying a couple of tubes for some experimenting but I can't seem to find anyone who sells just the tubes themselves - admittedly, I haven't had a real hard look, but I'm hoping someone on this forum may...
by TooQik
Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 16:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric Line Trimmer
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Electric Line Trimmer

I did have a look at the Echo, Stihl and Husky offerings before deciding to go with the EGO.

The EGO mower will be the next upgrade for me when my current mower dies. There will probably be a few new offerings by that stage.
by TooQik
Sun, 17 Jan 2016, 20:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric Line Trimmer
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Electric Line Trimmer

My old 2 stroke line trimmer has been on the fritz for some time and I've spent a fair bit of time doing research on an electric replacement. Today I finally drove down to my local Masters and picked up the following: EGO 56V Line Trimmer My first pleasant surprise was at the register when the young...
by TooQik
Fri, 15 Jan 2016, 17:27
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Changing history - well, past posts, anyway
Replies: 44
Views: 6561

Changing history - well, past posts, anyway

I'm with Johny, weber, Woody, Adverse Effects on this and I don't really understand the need to treat a forum like an affidavit. This is meant to be a place where people with a common interest can come together to share their ideas, knowledge, experiences and adventures with other like minded folk, ...
by TooQik
Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 22:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: CPU Water Coolers - Useful?
Replies: 18
Views: 3472

CPU Water Coolers - Useful?

There is not much air movement in my "engine bay" as I have closed off all the frontal area to improve aerodynamics. From this extra piece of information you posted, I think the key factor to solving your controller cooling is getting more air into your engine bay. I'd be starting with ducting some...
by TooQik
Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 18:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: CPU Water Coolers - Useful?
Replies: 18
Views: 3472

CPU Water Coolers - Useful?

Hi Paul, I run a water cooling loop in my gaming PC which works extremely well at keeping my CPU, three graphics cards and motherboard chip set cool. To give you an idea of effectiveness, my CPU runs around 20 degrees cooler while each graphics card run around 30 degrees cooler than air cooling. Lik...
by TooQik
Thu, 15 Oct 2015, 22:28
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Vehicles in Last Newcastle Hill Climb
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Electric Vehicles in Last Newcastle Hill Climb

Hey Brett,

I see from the results that you managed 12th outright and a run of 40.37, nice effort. Image

How did you find the course?

Just over 2 seconds quicker than the Tesla too. Much interest shown by other competitors and spectators in the EVs?
by TooQik
Thu, 01 Oct 2015, 23:35
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Vehicles in Last Newcastle Hill Climb
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Electric Vehicles in Last Newcastle Hill Climb

Yeah, definitely leave out the hitting of anything part...unless it's hitting the maximum speed for the car. Image
by TooQik
Thu, 01 Oct 2015, 18:17
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Vehicles in Last Newcastle Hill Climb
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Electric Vehicles in Last Newcastle Hill Climb

Good luck for the hillclimb. Wish I was in NSW so I could watch you take the Radical up the hill, I can imagine it will cause quite a stir. I was hoping to have my Celica conversion completed in time for the Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb in Mount Gambier in November, an event I've been completing in...
by TooQik
Sun, 02 Aug 2015, 03:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Rego for ev's
Replies: 26
Views: 3452

Rego for ev's

This is an interesting read relating to the subject - http://www.ptua.org.au/myths/petroltax.shtml I find the top two tables very interesting in regards to where the money goes, where it comes from and what impact a move to EVs would have on this. You could confidentially argue that the move to EVs ...
by TooQik
Tue, 21 Jul 2015, 00:00
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?

I've voted for having anyone being able to view the for sale section.

If scamming/spamming is a concern, would having a clickable button to reveal contact details be beneficial, ie the same way gumtree currently hides contact details?
by TooQik
Fri, 03 Jul 2015, 02:27
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Pikes Peak 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Pikes Peak 2015

Yes, taking away the loose stuff definitely makes for a different event. Both types of surfaces make for different challenges. From a spectator perspective the gravel/dirt surface certainly made for more exciting viewing, plus you got to see the cars longer as they weren't travelling past you so fas...
by TooQik
Wed, 01 Jul 2015, 22:09
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Pikes Peak 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Pikes Peak 2015

Nice result at this years Pikes Peak for electric vehicles claiming first and second outright positions:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1067 ... ower-video
by TooQik
Wed, 27 May 2015, 00:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: BP service stations with solar - Perth - bpp
Replies: 17
Views: 3073

BP service stations with solar - Perth - bpp

Maybe they're getting ready to put up electric perimeter fences to keep the riff-raff out for when petrol prices rise to levels only the well to do can afford. Image
by TooQik
Sun, 24 May 2015, 21:23
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 223
Views: 40348

4Springs' Brumby

Very nice pictures. Image

I love the crunch underfoot on a nice dewy morning, with the condensation of each breath hanging in the air.
by TooQik
Tue, 19 May 2015, 21:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Improving EV Charge Spots
Replies: 47
Views: 6922

Improving EV Charge Spots

To solve the problem of non electric vehicles parking in EV charging bays I only see two real options: Section off an area of car park for EV only parking and add boom gate with card access.Add proximity sensors to EV charging bays / chargers so that any EV bay with a parked vehicle that is not conn...
by TooQik
Thu, 14 May 2015, 21:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Concept car- Yebbujana R 571km range EV for US$40k
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Concept car- Yebbujana R 571km range EV for US$40k

He must have shares in an oil company Image
by TooQik
Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Concept car- Yebbujana R 571km range EV for US$40k
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Concept car- Yebbujana R 571km range EV for US$40k

I think the model S is the kind of car for people who where all ready in the market for a $100,000+ high performance luxury sports sedan purchase. It has all the positive and negative aspects that come with that kind of car. Agree with this 100%. At the risk of stereo-typing, the kind of people usu...
by TooQik
Wed, 13 May 2015, 21:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2479
Views: 487572

PIP-4048MS inverter

If this stuff can stop termites I'd expect it would also stop ants...

http://www.novithor.com/flexi-gel.html

CSIRO tested too Image
by TooQik
Wed, 13 May 2015, 17:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tesla Powerwall
Replies: 142
Views: 16546

Tesla Powerwall

Rusdy wrote:Anyone know why Tesla powerwall claims better lifecycle with NMC?
I'd hazard a guess that it's because NMC lifecycle is impacted less by temperature change and the cooling capacity of the Powerwall is limited.
by TooQik
Wed, 13 May 2015, 17:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tesla Powerwall
Replies: 142
Views: 16546

Tesla Powerwall

Some relevant news for Powerwall in Australia...

http://www.energymatters.com.au/renewab ... =EM150513C
by TooQik
Tue, 05 May 2015, 23:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vacuume brake booster
Replies: 10
Views: 1792

Vacuume brake booster

If you want good brakes with no vacuum or noise, just go the racing route and put in a pedal box similar to the following: AP Racing Pedal Boxes The added benefit is you can balance your brakes front/rear more effectively, which would be handy for anyone playing with regen. I personally haven't used...