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by Rusdy
Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 16:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2429
Views: 456430

PIP-4048MS inverter

" Its like there are positives and negatives of a higher frequency inverter over the lower frequancy selectronics Boy oh boy, the more reason I can't wait for the high voltage DC bus standard to come out (in the US 380VDC seems to be proposed). Although in my opinion 325VDC is much more do-able (st...
by Rusdy
Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 17:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mazda's dinosaur declaration
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Mazda's dinosaur declaration

Good marketing though. There are lots of people out there simply love mechanical things instead. Mazda should've call it 'DinoBluArt' Image
by Rusdy
Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 17:26
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Quant 48VOLT
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Quant 48VOLT

Johny wrote: ...and the rest is internal miscommunication.


Sounds like it. Maybe, just maybe, the journalist's source mistakenly sent him the 48V standard instead? 48V Standards
by Rusdy
Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 20:06
Forum: BMW
Topic: Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan
Replies: 30
Views: 6717

Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan

Ouch! front end collision then? Sore sternum from the seat-belt? Air-bag deployed? Hope you recover soon!

How's your i3 faring?
by Rusdy
Thu, 17 Nov 2016, 00:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Noises on!
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

Noises on!

I might consider some business to rent my low-speed-noise for advertising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n17B_uFF4cA
by Rusdy
Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 22:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Replacement Tesla 70kWh only 20kg
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

Replacement Tesla 70kWh only 20kg

This is the scientist that said: "Krstic says: "Right now, electric car batteries are acid-based ..." Okaaay sir scientist. You probably spent too long in your lab and forgot to catch up with the development of lithium batteries by your peers. However, I was challenged by the toxicity statement thou...
by Rusdy
Thu, 01 Sep 2016, 16:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

I am planning to drive not more than 30k average. Would that mean topping up at 30-50% each time? Topping up as often as you can definitely help with the longevity. Also, it would be nice if your BMS and the charger can talk to each other, that is to switch off at 80%SOC (around 4.00 Volt per cell)...
by Rusdy
Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 21:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Yup, that's what I agreed as well until I had that graph above. Internal resistance can't simply increased by having a service. Maybe, just maybe, the software update on the Leaf somehow introduce different scaling on how they measure the current, hence, skewing the internal resistance algorithm. Ma...
by Rusdy
Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 19:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Sorry Rusdy I know I'm going to say "Oh yes" when you tell me - but what does the Hx line represent. No idea. I've searched high and dry for the Hx to no avail. Some said the internal resistance, but, after my own experience above, this doesn't make sense. The original programmer for LeafSpy left t...
by Rusdy
Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 18:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

I hope - like all - to get a reasonable range of 50-80km, and a max speed of about 90-100kmh.    I assume your Leaf battery is the newer chemistry (not from 2011-2012 Leaf)? Your expectation should be realistic. What I've found from my Leaf, the degradation is quite fast (relative to LFP, like John...
by Rusdy
Mon, 01 Aug 2016, 16:34
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: I bought a ...... Leaf!
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

I bought a ...... Leaf!

I got a quote for a 40,000 service for my LEAF on Friday ($321.00). When I asked what would be done in the service they said "I don't know ". I Checked the service manual and it was just a few inspections and a HV battery check. Looks like daylight robbery to me. This kind of service really discour...
by Rusdy
Mon, 01 Aug 2016, 16:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Modifying Tesla battery modules
Replies: 14
Views: 3798

Modifying Tesla battery modules

But the difference between LiFePO4 and lithium cobalt chemistries is comparable to wet wood and gasoline. I had an old TS 160Ah LiFePO4 cell *explode* in my car around 8 weeks ago. this was whilst I was driving. The consequence - my 2008 Mazda 2 now has it's "new car" smell back again I agree, igni...
by Rusdy
Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 19:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders
Replies: 23
Views: 3150

How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders

1. a Leaf, and;
2. an electric bicyle (powered by 80Watt solar panel on the shed with DIY MPPT)

No other explosive engine in the house. Even the garden power tools are all electric Image
by Rusdy
Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 16:32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I want it all...
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

I want it all...

The gas if for cooking only everything else is going to be electric since I can make that myself. Pffft... why gas for cooking? Why not direct feed from DC bus (if you have high voltage DC bus). This guy did what I've wanted to do since yonks ago, he even went further by direct feed from solar pane...
by Rusdy
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 16:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 24
Views: 7897

Leaf Range *no discussion*

lesmando wrote: Lost the 4th capacity bar and get about 90 - 100km on a full charge.


Ouch! As if Nissan had predicted this to happen at exactly 100,000km and adjust the warranty accordingly!!
by Rusdy
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 16:40
Forum: Other
Topic: Mercedes PHEVs in Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Mercedes PHEVs in Australia

I am now going with an American's suggestion that people should go for the two car household, generally speaking. As much as people aiming the American's way of living (super comfort), I think we all need to rethink how to transport oneself. Of course, there are people that simply can't live withou...
by Rusdy
Fri, 01 Jul 2016, 23:45
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: EV challenge to end all challenges?
Replies: 8
Views: 1904

EV challenge to end all challenges?

At 3.2Wh/km that is 3-4x better than an eBike and double the performance of the eV challenge. Admittedly they are trying to go the furthest in an hour vs furthest overall but I have reservations that this equated to double. Perhaps they got hold of a $12k CSIRO A/F motor with 99% efficiency?!? Impr...
by Rusdy
Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 18:29
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New ChargePoint
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

New ChargePoint

Thanks, I was there just last Saturday but didn't notice the charger.
by Rusdy
Fri, 27 May 2016, 00:09
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6165

Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016

...but this necessitates headlights... I wouldn't worry too much about the headlight. With LED headlights, it wouldn't consume more than 50 Watts (complete with the 'little' lights). With your 0.11kWh/km figure, and an hour driving, you'll loose 400-ish metre of range. With the fog lights ON though...
by Rusdy
Sat, 21 May 2016, 00:24
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6165

Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016

I will check my cell voltage (total voltage divided by 96) at today's full charge and see that it is stopping at 4.2V and not below. I don't think you can charge 2012 Leaf up to real 100% (i.e. 4.2V per cell). At best, 91-92% (i.e. 4.1V per cell). But hey, that's a good thing! I just drove 143.9km ...
by Rusdy
Fri, 20 May 2016, 16:42
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6165

Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016

I have LEAF Spy and it has never shown 66Ah from new (bought Sept 2015). I consistently get 51Ah (and 18kWh). I believe this is an actual "measurement" and not a prediction. I still have my doubt. The only actual "measurement" is if you fully charge it and settled at 4.2V per cell, and discharge it...
by Rusdy
Thu, 19 May 2016, 19:31
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6165

Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016

Hi Mark, Short answer: Do expect 'some' battery loss. For your 'new' 2012 Leaf, do expect 100-120km in town (100% fully charged). However, for longetivity, you are expected to charge upto 80% only, so, do expect 80-90km in-town range. Long answer: 1. It would be nice if you can get the battery repor...
by Rusdy
Wed, 30 Mar 2016, 21:48
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 6724

RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

Wow! That's what I call a service! Implemented before I asked for it!!

Speaking about reservation no-no, that's good. Although best dressed won't be good for me either, since I'll be in shorts and thongs most of the time Image
by Rusdy
Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 22:51
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 6724

RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

Please, please, pleeeeeaaase have an online status (operational or not). Plugshare is good (and thanks to q4ber for the consistency!!) but not real time enough. I was VERY nervous prior my trip in early this year, since I have a toddler and a young kid in the journey. To arrive and find them non-ope...
by Rusdy
Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 16:21
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Hit a Kangaroo at 50kmh
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Hit a Kangaroo at 50kmh

Ouch! Is this your i3 or iMiev?