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by woody
Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 21:14
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Stealth Electric Bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 3742

Stealth Electric Bikes

I have ridden one (owned by a Sydney AEVA guy) - it is direct, as in when the bike goes backwards the pedals move backwards by themselves - same as any road / mountain / fixie bike / cargo bike / unicycle / penny farthing. There is a freewheel like a normal bike, so you don't have to pedal all the t...
by woody
Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 04:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: SAAB EV 170 Miles
Replies: 25
Views: 4245

SAAB EV 170 Miles

Swedish Mile (Wikipedia) "mil" is 10km (since they went metric in 1889!). They use kilometres now. Talking distance in Swedish miles is like talking about people's height in feet. They use it for fuel consumption (L/mil = L/10km) It's not as bad as the imperial gallon vs US gallon. See also Metric ...
by woody
Fri, 01 Aug 2014, 20:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 50,000km
Replies: 85
Views: 7968

50,000km

Considering the average persons Ice car is 10 years old I'm getting a bit off topic, but I looked at the ABS stats and got a few interesting points: The average kilometre is driven by a car which is 2 years old (i.e. new cars on average do a lot more kilometres - i.e. efficiency + safety gains make...
by woody
Mon, 07 Jul 2014, 13:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 333470

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

At first I thought it was a video of a hamster wheel...
by woody
Sun, 29 Jun 2014, 19:28
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike
Replies: 291
Views: 46720

Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike

Congrats Chris! Word on the street is that you won and had the bike Dyno'd at 184 HP!
by woody
Tue, 03 Jun 2014, 01:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric car vs petrol car survey
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Electric car vs petrol car survey

If anyone has the time to help this guy out, please do, he's a good guy I've known for five years or so :-)
by woody
Tue, 03 Jun 2014, 01:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric car vs petrol car survey
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Electric car vs petrol car survey

Hi Woody#3, it's Woody #2 here.
by woody
Tue, 03 Jun 2014, 00:57
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: new charging locations in nsw
Replies: 18
Views: 4233

new charging locations in nsw

Nice work Greg!
by woody
Tue, 20 May 2014, 15:29
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: ELMOFO Electric Radical - Debut Race - SuperSports
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

ELMOFO Electric Radical - Debut Race - SuperSports

You don't want to get found out



(From "The Incredibles" movie)
by woody
Mon, 05 May 2014, 12:26
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Email links
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Email links

Looks good, cheers.

Maybe something to add to your post-upgrade tests?

(If it's not tested, it doesn't work)

Cheers,
Woody
by woody
Sat, 03 May 2014, 10:36
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Email links
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Email links

Hi,
The email links (old and new) e.g.
viewtopic.php?p=50641&t=3957#p50641

Return a 500 error on the website. Have been for a few days.


Cheers,
Woody
by woody
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 04:26
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: ABB reluctante motor
Replies: 57
Views: 6865

ABB reluctante motor

The industrial ratings are all about nominal torque/power and efficiency at that point. Cars seldom sit on the same power for very long, exception being driving across the nullabor. Even on the freeway it's seldom flat (you notice in a 50 year old 32kW beast). Peak power is important - you use it on...
by woody
Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 03:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric Vehicle DRAFT standards released
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Electric Vehicle DRAFT standards released

Hi Jaron,

Any hints as to what we might object to? E.g. Have they done anything dumb or really dumb that we should object to loudly and in great number? Anything they are wavering on and could be pushed in the right direction?

Cheers,
Woody
by woody
Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 15:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Battery "Care"
Replies: 18
Views: 3129

Lithium Battery "Care"


From about 40 seconds this gets relevant.
This is a 10Wh battery, now imagine an EV battery of 20,000Wh, and another car instead of a sledgehammer.

Think about this when you are designing your pack and where to put it in your car.
by woody
Tue, 08 Apr 2014, 21:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Suzuki Van
Replies: 23
Views: 6023

Suzuki Van

Is there a mechanical fix for this? E.g. Thicker gear oil, different synchros?
by woody
Sat, 05 Apr 2014, 03:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 223
Views: 38587

4Springs' Brumby

2 days too early on your post :-)

I regularly ride 40km to work - amazing what your body gets used to quickly.
by woody
Sat, 05 Apr 2014, 03:12
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Suzuki Van
Replies: 23
Views: 6023

Suzuki Van

No clutch :-( Old ideas I've heard from Mark: Button on the gearstick which slows the motor by: 1) add an alternator and switch it into a load 2) friction something New ideas: Add a flywheel with weights which can be shifted radially - when they are allowed to do that the motor will slow like a figu...
by woody
Fri, 04 Apr 2014, 04:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Specs.
Replies: 28
Views: 5048

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Specs.

I can get 7.5lt 100km in a 2.1 ton dual cab 3lt engine 4wd that's shaped like a brick with 3 trade roofracks and 265 wide aggressive 4wd tyres . I could tow our imiev behind it in a trailer and still get under 10lt/ 100km http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif is that a hybrid? http://forum...
by woody
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 05:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric
Replies: 38
Views: 5672

RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric

Hello! Is this the Baker which went to the Canberra EV festival? You haven't specified the range you want - so if you just want it to "go" or if you want 250 mile range - there's a big difference. If you're cruising at 30 amps / 30kph / 60V = 1.8kW = 60Wh/km which sounds very efficient - but low spe...
by woody
Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 12:34
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Sprintkhana/WA 2014 sprints - i-MiEV / Volt Barbs
Replies: 40
Views: 4876

Sprintkhana/WA 2014 sprints - i-MiEV / Volt Barbs

Maybe the fire extinguisher is for putting out other cars which are on fire, you self-centered bastards :-P
by woody
Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 19:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: J1772 in conversions
Replies: 24
Views: 2655

J1772 in conversions

Can you lock the J1772 door and/or disconnect the 10A plug when the J1772 door is open?
by woody
Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 20:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 3386

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Is there some sort of warranty requirement? Your warranty cannot be legally invalidated if your servicing is done by a qualified mechanic but there are other issues. . e.g. a friend of a friend's out of warranty, car was stolen, joyridden, thrashed, but his insurer (they are all bastards) didn't pa...
by woody
Mon, 20 Jan 2014, 16:08
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 386
Views: 51566

Low cost BMS

Well actually i believe i hurt one of my cells. When i charge at 40A it is the first one to reach 3,55V, but when i lower to 5A it falls down among other cells. Usually at this time i charge at 5A since other cells start to balance. In about 15min i have 42 cells leveled save one. This one - same o...
by woody
Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 16:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please
Replies: 56
Views: 5681

EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please

I've added my home in Mt Colah, Sydney. I have no reservations doing so as: 1) I've only put it in approximately 2) I've added my number for the person to call 3) I've advised that I don't answer "Private Number" callers and that you can turn off "Private Number" on a per-call basis by prefixing the...