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by Vectrix150V
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 20:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hunter EV festival
Replies: 22
Views: 1680

Hunter EV festival

Someone has informed me that the AGM for this year (being 2013) is in Canberra on the 12th, not on the 27th.

Ahem. Image

As to why they have actually cancelled it - no information.
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 20:31
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October
Replies: 5
Views: 841

AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October

Dammit. Now I feel real stupid :(

Nothing like strange coincidence.
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 19:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV conversion kit
Replies: 20
Views: 6303

EV conversion kit

Wow - looks like a nice score!

I had planned a solar backup setup myself (I got a set of 12 X 12V 150AH Ritars that I received for payment from someone who abandoned an EV project) but finding a decent inverter proved difficult.
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 18:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hunter EV festival
Replies: 22
Views: 1680

Hunter EV festival

POSTPONED to 2014 - AWWWW.....

http://www.hunterevfestival.net/index.p ... ow/ev-show

No explanation as to why, but the Sydney AGM is on the 27th of October (same date) - would assume that there would be very few exhibitors.
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 17:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DMOC repair
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

DMOC repair

I'd have a look at the Sydney AEVA chapter, their AGM is in October (27th), so you would have a critical mass of very smart people to help you out locally.
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 17:45
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October
Replies: 5
Views: 841

AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October

Is this the reason why the Hunter EV Festival has been postponed?

http://www.hunterevfestival.net/index.p ... ow/ev-show

That makes sense, nobody will be there to exhibit :P
by Vectrix150V
Fri, 30 Aug 2013, 18:27
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Cheap 144V chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Cheap 144V chargers

Ouch. That sounds nasty. Are they microcontroller based? I'd love to have a good look at the insides of these, reverse engineering the design would be interesting. I would probably say that being Chinese made the labels on the IC's would have been sanded off. Are you interested in selling the dead o...
by Vectrix150V
Thu, 22 Aug 2013, 17:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Cheap 144V chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Cheap 144V chargers

Since my chargers have died (600W BMSBattery units) I have been running a very basic capacitive divider charger - it isn't isolated, and had an extremely poor power factor. (0.3) I've narrowed my decision down to either an Elcon (TC/Chennic) or Kingpower. Both end up roughly the same price: $450 Elc...
by Vectrix150V
Wed, 21 Aug 2013, 15:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Simon Hackett's tesla roadster sport $172k + Orc
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Simon Hackett's tesla roadster sport $172k + Orc

Wow - just ... Wow!

I think the IMiev is probably more in my budget :)
by Vectrix150V
Wed, 21 Aug 2013, 15:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: eRider goes up in flames!
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

eRider goes up in flames!

Warrantee from a chinese vendor - funny :) Unfortunatly when they break, the vendor isn't interested in helping you out, but helpfully offers (sometimes) a discount for a new one, and then makes it back on shipping. I was looking at their 2000W version, but is a bit expensive for what it is - $250 f...
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 20 Aug 2013, 20:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: eRider goes up in flames!
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

eRider goes up in flames!

I bought some of these as well for the Vectrix, there was one that was very low (1.5AH) and some that had good capacity, but poor internal resistance. The BMS design was - well - pretty ordinary. The HVC was in two stages - the first stage started shunting the cell at 3.65V, and the opto fired at ar...
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 20 Aug 2013, 17:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hunter EV festival
Replies: 22
Views: 1680

Hunter EV festival

I take it you are bringing the Delorean and Elmofo this year in October?

I meant to build something for the endurance race this year but time got away on me again!
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 20 Aug 2013, 15:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: eRider goes up in flames!
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

eRider goes up in flames!

The Erider scooters were initially imported with 40AH Thundersky batteries, some had BMS units (that were not very well QC tested - some don't shunt, some don't trigger their optos etc).

They later came with GBS cells which apparently improved their performance and reliablity.
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 20 Aug 2013, 15:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Need a 200w sticker!Help please
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Need a 200w sticker!Help please

I wonder if I can stick one of these on the Vectrix :)

Won't have to pay rego!

(Already have some on the electric bike.)