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by woody
Tue, 01 Aug 2017, 07:02
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started
Replies: 22
Views: 5432

Re: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started

Just noticed that all my subscriptions (New post => email) disappeared - I have re-added (click the link at the bottom of each forum page). Not sure how many were subscribed by email, it's not normal but it works for me :-)
by woody
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 21:41
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Forum ready to move?
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

AEVA Forum ready to move?

"Scraping the barrel" Gripe: Just noticed that his links in my Sig did not come accross. I can live with that!
by woody
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 21:39
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Forum ready to move?
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

AEVA Forum ready to move?

Hi All, ...Minor Gripes: * Private message sent folder empty ... OK, the Private Messages stuff is now all fixed as far as I can tell from my own mailbox. Please look through your own and see if it all matches what you have in the Live forum. Cheers, Yes, all looks great :-) Have replied to your PMs
by woody
Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 21:15
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Forum ready to move?
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

AEVA Forum ready to move?

Looks good, all images there: e.g. http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1670&hilit=cortina&start=25 Internal links work: (e.g. Weber + Coulomb's Contents Post) http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=980&hilit=MX5 Editing old posts works + linking to specific posts: http:/...
by woody
Fri, 12 May 2017, 16:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen
Replies: 25
Views: 4531

Hydrogen

It would make sense when we have too much energy to use - e.g. off-peak when we have enough solar for 100% of peak load. There are long journeys where this could make sense (shipping, interstate rail). On a smaller scale - when you are off-grid with too much solar to use, it would be nice to turn it...
by woody
Tue, 04 Apr 2017, 13:22
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Are commercial VFDs tweakable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

Are commercial VFDs tweakable?

The VFDs I've looked at (Mostly ABB) have low voltage alarms which would be the lower end of your DC bus voltage - but they seem to vary quite a bit in range - e.g. I recall some having alarms at 400 and 900 volts. Lenze's: Johnny on this forum has one in his car and will be more familiar with them....
by woody
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 15:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee
Replies: 19
Views: 2834

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Hi Wolfgang - looks great.

What class of vehicle will this be in Australia? - where on the spectrum will it fall between car and motorcycle?

* Licence required None/Car/Motorcycle
* Helmet required Y/N
* Registration Required Y/N

cheers,
Woody
by woody
Mon, 05 Dec 2016, 21:17
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: J1772 ChargeStar / NextCharge Soft Launch - S. Aus
Replies: 15
Views: 3511

J1772 ChargeStar / NextCharge Soft Launch - S. Aus

mikedufty wrote: Get a smartphone? I bought a new one for $24 recently, and it came with $30 credit, so they were effectively paying me $6 to take it.
OFF-TOPIC:

The 30 "dollars" credit is not actually $AUD. They call it dollars, but that's deceptive.

by woody
Mon, 10 Oct 2016, 20:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: AC-50 based 64 Beetle build
Replies: 19
Views: 2814

AC-50 based 64 Beetle build

So where do the heater ducts go now (for the heater)? VW's being air-cooled have a system to blow air through heat-exchangers with the exhaust (carbon monoxide anyone?) into the cabin at the front instead of the usual water cooled solution of blowing air through a secondary radiator. In an EV these...
by woody
Tue, 07 Jun 2016, 22:09
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

... OK now I get 251Wh for a 400m run which is more like it!
100Wh for 0-100.

OK, so you'd need 2 or 3 not 10 :-)

Ship a few over and we'll test them out!

by woody
Tue, 07 Jun 2016, 21:59
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

It's from the spreadsheet (tm). Sum of Power = Force * Speed for each bit of accelleration: e.g. 0-1km/h = (4123 N * 0m/s + 4123N * 0.28m/s) / 2 /60 / 60 * 1000000 = 160mWh Sum of all those up to 145km/h = 2.4kWh. Add to your 247Wh some rolling resistance: 160N * 400m = 64kJ Air Drag @ 145kph = 760N...
by woody
Tue, 07 Jun 2016, 20:25
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

Update: See below - my 2400Wh is way off I think it's marginal. 56kg for 160V / 1000+ amps for a few seconds sounds ideal. But you you'd only get 1 or 2 seconds per box. You'd need a few - it would take about 2400Wh to get a 1100kg car to 400m at 145kph. Which is more than 10 units = 560kg. It's onl...
by woody
Mon, 06 Jun 2016, 23:43
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Lesters 2006 Merc B-Class for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Lesters 2006 Merc B-Class for Sale

(Posting for Lester who is a long-time quiet member of this forum) EV Album 3149 50,000 trouble-free EV km over 6 years except gearbox replacement recently. Azure Dynamics/Solectria Controller + Motor AC24LS 3-Phase AC Cells starting to give up (down to 85 cells from 96) and no time for rebuild. Rep...
by woody
Thu, 26 May 2016, 16:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hello From Castlemaine
Replies: 37
Views: 4606

Hello From Castlemaine

I found a link to the ABB industrial motor catalogue here: http://new.abb.com/motors-generators/iec-low-voltage-motors/standard-induction-motors/ie2-process-performance-aluminum-motors https://library.e.abb.com/public/2875810b52954ebdb65bfe24605e4183/PPM_catalog_13042016.pdf 3GAA132280 is a 15kW 4 p...
by woody
Fri, 20 May 2016, 15:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hello From Castlemaine
Replies: 37
Views: 4606

Hello From Castlemaine

A 160 can be big. a4x4kiwi had a 15kW in his Hilux which was huge. I have an 18.5kW 132 (long) 4 pole which is 92 kg, and a 160 11kW 2 pole which is smaller except for the mounting ring. If it's small like my 2 pole then it will fit in a transmission tunnel. If it's big like a4x4kiwis then it will n...
by woody
Wed, 18 May 2016, 17:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hello From Castlemaine
Replies: 37
Views: 4606

Hello From Castlemaine

Welcome Matt! I am not super familiar with the Alfas. (For anyone wanting to catch up on how a 75 is put together: http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-european/curbside-classic-alfa-romeo-75-milano-alfa-romeos-swansong/) For me a measure of success is how much the car is driven as an EV...
by woody
Fri, 08 Jan 2016, 22:12
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Changing history - well, past posts, anyway
Replies: 44
Views: 6322

Changing history - well, past posts, anyway

I agree with the current restriction that users can only edit their own posts. The software lists which posts have been edited. If you are subscribed to the forum via email, you get the original message, not the edits, so I have most of these since I joined the forum and don't delete email. Perhaps ...
by woody
Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 16:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Fuel efficient tip for driving the Outlander
Replies: 36
Views: 6183

Fuel efficient tip for driving the Outlander

Try taking the freeway at different speeds. e.g. do one trip at 110, 100, 90, 80.

In theory going 50% faster uses 2 1/4 times as much energy per km (for wind resistance).

I suspect freeway @100 will save you 20% compared to @110.
by woody
Mon, 16 Nov 2015, 21:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Carrying bikes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1789

Carrying bikes?

Bikes aren't that long, you won't get a non-tandem non-cargo bike which is longer than the imiev is wide (including the mirrors). As much as I hate them I think roof racks with bike carriers are your only option: e.g. http://www.pushys.com.au/thule-freeride-532-roof-mounted-bike-carrier-2015.html Yo...
by woody
Wed, 22 Apr 2015, 17:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cheapest Commuting Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 4078

Cheapest Commuting Challenge

Rusdy wrote:But you're absolutely right. It takes me 30 minutes longer (round trip plus a shower at work) if I ride.
So two showers a day?
by woody
Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 20:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 3932

weighing vehicles

One of the active Sydney members has a set of scales.

He also drives around the state a bit for work.

if you're in another state you could hire a trailer, take the car to a weighbridge (dump, landscape supplier?) and roll it on 2 wheels at a time?
by woody
Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 15:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Engine Noises - not just for Evs
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Engine Noises - not just for Evs

by woody
Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 15:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Engine Noises - not just for Evs
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Engine Noises - not just for Evs

Was it common knowledge that "sports" car makers are "enhancing" the engine noise inside the cabin. BMW, VW, Ford US, Porsche + Lexus are mentioned - the Lexus one has a volume knob! The Porsche one seems the most legitimate (the induction pipe is connected to a diaphragm to the car interior when sp...
by woody
Fri, 05 Dec 2014, 19:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric Hot Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Electric Hot Rods

There is a Caterham (Lotus 7 replica?) which was kit built as an EV by one of the Sydney members - does that count? I think front engine - RWD gives you plenty of access. The older the donor car, the simpler it is as various complexities weren't invented - CANBus, ECU, A/C, Power Steering, Power Bra...
by woody
Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 13:45
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Forum integration with the main site
Replies: 133
Views: 18385

Forum integration with the main site

What is the definition of "Works"?

Who decides if it "Works"?

I nominate Coulomb. (No pressure buddy)
Happy to second anyone with over 500 posts.