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by Rusdy
Wed, 30 Sep 2015, 23:48
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Elon Musk launches Tesla Model X (9.29.15)
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Elon Musk launches Tesla Model X (9.29.15)

The design of model X is simply f****** genius. Oops, did I just say that? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley9.gif Prior knowing this video, I abhorred the gull wing door. I mean, why on earth using gull wing door?? Surely it won't fit in the car park right? and BAM! It was addressed in minute...
by Rusdy
Thu, 24 Sep 2015, 19:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: EV's in the US
Replies: 21
Views: 3894

EV's in the US

Today I went to the equivalant of a (Jaycar) That was a Eye opener. Got a fluke 87V for $300AU. Then all the little things we just pay to much for like heat shrink, grommets, cable glands, cable lugs. It was a little depressing actually. kurt Very depressing indeed. I brought lots of electronic com...
by Rusdy
Sat, 19 Sep 2015, 00:02
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Sprintkhana 2015 n WA/club sprints at RAC DTEC
Replies: 14
Views: 2540

Sprintkhana 2015 n WA/club sprints at RAC DTEC

Hi g4qber, any confused look from other racer with your i3 racing?

Also, completely off-topic, I've just realised you're the first (non converted) owner of full BEV in perth! news
by Rusdy
Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 23:27
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

jonescg wrote: Some great news - the Bunbury charger will have it's functionality returned on Friday morning,


Thanks Chris! I was about to email E-Station to ask the same thing! What a coincidence :)
by Rusdy
Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 22:25
Forum: AEVA TAS Branch
Topic: Tassie’s electric car movement gaining traction
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Tassie’s electric car movement gaining traction

Wow, one of very few (probably first?) commentary that link the positive impact of EV to climate change in Australia. Obviously, electric cars are still much more expensive compared to 'explosive engine' counterpart (like to like), but really, when the next generation livability is at stake, who is ...
by Rusdy
Thu, 20 Aug 2015, 20:52
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 29
Views: 11076

Leaf Range *no discussion*

Leaf and tesla tend to charge to 80% Did you charge to max range mode 100% photo mac n rusdy? Bmw 18.8 of 21.6 kWh usable. No 80% charge Mode Imiev seems that 16kwh all usable hi g4qber, from my experiment, my Leaf can't be charged all the way to 100%. 90-ish % seems the maximum. Good idea tho', me...
by Rusdy
Wed, 19 Aug 2015, 17:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Carbon capture and storage - Worthy tech or BS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Carbon capture and storage - Worthy tech or BS?

Technologically, yes. Financially, BS. When it comes to energy production, LCOE and EROI are the 2 main variables you need to look for. CCS increases the price of 'cheap' coal, and loses its competitiveness compared to other renewables. To quote: " Technologies like hydro, nuclear and geothermal gen...
by Rusdy
Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 22:49
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 29
Views: 11076

Leaf Range *no discussion*

I've found photomac details helpful, so me follow suit: Mine is 2012 Leaf (second hand): From fully charged to warning low batt, only managed to get 100km (12km left on guess-o-meter). 60 out of 100km were done on Roe Hwy at 100kph (speedometer reading). Leaf spy screenshot at fully charged (home ch...
by Rusdy
Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 17:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

may need to register your RFID card on the bosch system note that the UWA unit is not related to RAC EH. Oops http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley9.gif I should've listen to my missus. Read the instruction that is clearly labelled on the fast charger itself. I just realised that was you g4qber....
by Rusdy
Sat, 15 Aug 2015, 21:23
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Hi all, is there a trick in using the UWA veefil fast charger?

1. I plugged in my leaf,
2. LED red illuminates at the charger connector,
3. swipe my e-charge card station (the one supplied by south-west fast chargers),
4. and it did say charging but only showed 0kW.

Did I do something wrong?
by Rusdy
Wed, 12 Aug 2015, 00:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Are you overcharging your LiFePO4 cells?
Replies: 26
Views: 4447

Are you overcharging your LiFePO4 cells?

I've found this paper in the past that hopefully useful for those who are interested: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/3760/Capture11.PNG Paper click here Basically, SOC is (much) secondary effect compared to temperature (and deep cycling of course). In short, charge as much to 100% as you'd like! ...
by Rusdy
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 17:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

With a fast charge and top up to 100% on level 2 i got to Mandurah with about 12km to spare. The leaf I had about 9000kms with about 89% battery heath indicated. My set speed was 85km/h. This is around 80km/h actual. The speedo is woefully inaccurate..!! Do highway speeds in the Leaf and you are to...
by Rusdy
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 17:13
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Yes, and it romps it home. However you need to leave Mandurah with a full charge (100%). So get the quick charge in to 80% or so, then repeat. This will probably take you up to 92% which will get you there, but it means 1 hour in Mandurah. At least until the Harvey site is installed. Which should b...
by Rusdy
Mon, 10 Aug 2015, 23:59
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Has anyone tried to use the Leaf from Mandurah to Bunbury? Normal speed?
by Rusdy
Tue, 14 Jul 2015, 19:24
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Perth branch meetings for 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

Perth branch meetings for 2015

Thanks for that link. Interesting indeed!! No more noisy engine on waters!
by Rusdy
Mon, 13 Jul 2015, 19:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I can't wait until the online status is up (like chargepoint)! I should admit this feeds my range anxiety, as I'll be using the fast charger as the only option when I go down south (as leaf is my only car). Judging by examples above (especially regarding vandalism, which is real), looks like I have ...
by Rusdy
Wed, 01 Jul 2015, 19:22
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Private sale now down to $25,990
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Private sale now down to $25,990

SOLD!

Just got it licensed today. After painful waiting of interstate shipping and mountain of paperwork to get it re-registered.

South West fast chargers here I come!

PS: Negative effect of electric car that nobody told me: My tinnitus is definitely noticeable now :(. The silence is deafening.
by Rusdy
Fri, 26 Jun 2015, 18:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Power and Energy meters
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Power and Energy meters

Hi All, Has anyone know that the power mate is also good to measure non sinusoidal power factor? As I've seen in some comments that some current readings by other power meters are a bit off. My guess is, this is due to some power meter only can read sinusoidal waveform. However, non sinusoid load re...
by Rusdy
Wed, 24 Jun 2015, 17:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Interior light
Replies: 27
Views: 3119

Interior light

Hi all, I know the topic is 'interior light', but heck, I love going off topic!! As much as I enjoy people comparing ICE vs BEV (technical and cost analysis), why don't we add one more factor: Climate Change. It's interesting how the developed world [ref 1] (and so true here in AEVA) that people don...
by Rusdy
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 18:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 58668

New to the forum & new I-miev

Rusdy, I would not suggest feeding DC to the onboard AC charger or any SMPS without clearly understanding the circuitry and adding DC rated fusing. There must not be SCR, Triac or contactors in line as these will fail to function on DC. For instance the EVSE contains a contractor that will arc and ...
by Rusdy
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 17:43
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Stupid comments predicted: PerthNow News

Must ... resist ... commenting ... back ...
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by Rusdy
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 17:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 58668

New to the forum & new I-miev

Has anyone done direct DC charging? Even via the supplied SMPS charger? My naive understanding is you can feed DC into these things (unless the SMPS need zero crossing): Feed DC directly whitepaper http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/3760/Capture.PNG As that would simply LOTS (and increase efficiency ...
by Rusdy
Fri, 19 Jun 2015, 21:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Oh, forgot to ask:

Are these charging station have live status (like chargepoint) whether being used or not? (I don't think it can be prebook I guess)
by Rusdy
Fri, 19 Jun 2015, 21:26
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Thanks for sharing the photo! I guess the battle of charge connectors continue. When I look old articles (2012 and prior), lots of people saying Chademo was dead, as it's not supported by the big leagues. But today, it's still alive and well. Oh well, as long the RAC electric highway have ALL of the...
by Rusdy
Thu, 18 Jun 2015, 17:16
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50330

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Each charging station consists of a card activated Trio fast charger which has the ChaDeMo plug, the CCS Combo plug and Fast AC (Mennekes, or Type-two). This is in front of it's own dedicated parking bay. In the bay adjacent is a 32 amp-capable J1772 charge point, also card activated. Damn it for n...