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by Rusdy
Wed, 01 Apr 2015, 18:51
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Toyota to go the Hydrogen route
Replies: 28
Views: 3413

Toyota to go the Hydrogen route

Sigh. Will hydrogen silliness ever stop?

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innov ... 7287417596
by Rusdy
Mon, 09 Mar 2015, 16:54
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: ELECTRIKHANA 2015 -- Amazing & Thank-You
Replies: 8
Views: 2681

ELECTRIKHANA 2015 -- Amazing & Thank-You

Second it. Thanks heaps for organizer and contributors. Big leap compared to last year, and I was blown away already from last year. I'm surprised there are at least 4 Teslas already on the day (2 off them just being parked). One of the Tesla just got out on the parking lot on the west side, where t...
by Rusdy
Sat, 07 Mar 2015, 17:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 9289

I want an EV, but what?

If you are happy with one that looks like a golf ball, my hail damaged Leaf has resurfaced at pickles auction. Some new wing mirror glass and it should be good to go. http://www.pickles.com.au/damaged-salvage/item/-/details/CP-01-14--Nissan--LEAF--Hatchback/2970083629 Sob sob. I didn't realise too ...
by Rusdy
Fri, 27 Feb 2015, 19:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2479
Views: 484762

PIP-4048MS inverter

Some great real world experience of LiFePO4 cells in a solar power system here, with recommendations on boost and float voltages. http://www.technomadia.com/2015/02/living-the-lithium-lifestyle-3-5-year-lithium-rv-battery-update/ My guess the temperature is the real killer. I've read a whitepaper h...
by Rusdy
Tue, 24 Feb 2015, 17:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Charging cable has died!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 10575

Charging cable has died!!!

And people wonder why it's illegal for anyone but a licenced electrician to do this work. But sadly even many of these have only learned formulas that work in the commonly encountered cases, without really understanding why, and therefore without being able to apply it in unusual cases. Thanks guys...
by Rusdy
Wed, 18 Feb 2015, 16:44
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: ELECTRIKHANA 2015!
Replies: 29
Views: 7299

ELECTRIKHANA 2015!

rhills wrote:
I must admit, if I'd just paid > $100K for a brand new car, I'd be a bit nervous about letting strangers drive it, even on a small, controlled circuit!


How true! If it were me, I wouldn't even let anyone to touch it! Image
by Rusdy
Tue, 17 Feb 2015, 22:22
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Li-polymer,LiFeO4,LiMnO,which one is the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Li-polymer,LiFeO4,LiMnO,which one is the best?

To battery geeks out there, I found article in http://www.battcon.com/PapersFinal2008/McDowallPaper2008PROOF_9.pdf is very helpful. Highlights: Regarding Li-ion (all types), generally: "Lithium-ion systems are non-aqueous, so water-based side reactions are absent and charging is highly efficient, wi...
by Rusdy
Tue, 17 Feb 2015, 16:40
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: ELECTRIKHANA 2015!
Replies: 29
Views: 7299

ELECTRIKHANA 2015!

Will those lucky owners of Model S be generous enough to allow 'peasants' like myself to drive their cars? If not, just as a measly passenger? Please please please?

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by Rusdy
Mon, 16 Feb 2015, 23:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: adding a 330V battery to a Growatt grid inverter
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

adding a 330V battery to a Growatt grid inverter

I have a large number of major loads that can take DC instead of AC (inverter air con, all my EVs, later a heat pump HWS). Hi Matt, Have you actually done this? I wonder whether the actual fan can run on DC. I thought they still AC motor (with capacitor start)? I myself seriously contemplating runs...
by Rusdy
Fri, 13 Feb 2015, 22:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 46570

New to the forum & new I-miev

Wow, good thread on batteries, inverter (and hack), iMiev... pretty much everything! It took me half a day just munching through the content! Anyhoo, any of the professionals here ever directly charge the iMiev (or Leaf) using DC high voltage (let say 300VDC)? Using DC to AC inverter is wasteful me ...
by Rusdy
Thu, 12 Feb 2015, 17:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 9289

I want an EV, but what?

I purchased my 2010 from Ryde. If they tell you that the 12 volt battery has been replaced, check the date stamp yourself to confirm it's age. I Live in Sydney and have the Cannon app if you would like me to come and test a car in their lot let me know. Is anyone in Perth will be super kind to me a...
by Rusdy
Thu, 12 Feb 2015, 17:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs
Replies: 109
Views: 12818

Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs

Johny wrote: Oh and check out this thread - the journey is similar to yours. It gets more iMievy about page 3.
viewtopic.php?title=i-want-an-ev-but-wh ... 34&start=1


Hi Johny, thanks heaps, that thread is exactly what I'm looking for. Me calling the dealer now!
by Rusdy
Thu, 12 Feb 2015, 16:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs
Replies: 109
Views: 12818

Ex better place / Victoria EV trial 2010 i-MiEVs

Hi all, Bumped to this thread by chance. I saw iMiev price at Mitsubishi Paceway at $18k and $17k and said to myself "WOW!! What a price". However, after reading this whole thread (got too much time), now I'm not so sure anymore. Can anyone help me with: How can you tell the state of the battery? Ca...
by Rusdy
Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 19:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Ian Hooper's Honda NSR150 conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 10871

Ian Hooper's Honda NSR150 conversion

Nicely done! Any trouble getting it registered on road?