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by Rusdy
Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:40
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 8312

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Sundrive wrote: Sun, 24 May 2020, 14:48 ...
Should I be underwhelmed by this outcome, has anyone else had similar experience with a new battery replacement?
...
Hi @Sundrive , yours is strange indeed. Experience from other leaf users are way more positive then yours. I replied to your post on the other forum here.
by Rusdy
Fri, 08 May 2020, 20:07
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 24
Views: 3464

Re: How DC chargers work

35k is way less than I expected for a power upgrade. So, western power only need to upgrade the transformer? I.e. the grid already have the power? Different case from eastern states my guess, where there is an FCAS market https://thedriven.io/2020/05/07/new-goulburn-battery-beats-grid-upgrade-for-el...
by Rusdy
Mon, 04 May 2020, 15:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 103
Views: 11375

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

soyachips wrote: Sun, 12 May 2019, 16:41 ... One thing that I didn't expect to find was the coolant runs through the frame of the bike...
What did you end up doing with the coolant inside the frame? Just leave it empty? Interesting place to store coolant I reckon...
by Rusdy
Fri, 01 May 2020, 19:27
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?

Option 4? Return your DC/DC converter and buy another el' cheapo DC/DC converter. Then add another MPPT controller. I've been buying mine from Hong Kong. Unfortunately with AUD tanked, it's getting more expensive. I've been using this MPPT ( click here ) for myself in the last couple months, and wor...
by Rusdy
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 11:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 618
Views: 69145

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

... I hooked it up again and double checked at the pump after it ran for a bit. 7 volts. Hello! I pulled the fuse out and it was kind of hot to touch. Despite the pump never drawing more than about 3 or 4 amps, the 5 amp fuse was heating up and causing voltage drop. Which explains the thermal corre...
by Rusdy
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 11:01
Forum: Other
Topic: Tango T600 - 600kw
Replies: 24
Views: 4562

Re: Tango T600 - 600kw

I genuinely wonder what is the cost breakdown of these cars.

Even bringing one's own battery 'merely' cut the cost by USD200k. R&D?
by Rusdy
Sun, 05 Apr 2020, 07:29
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Drag Racing
Replies: 34
Views: 6936

Re: Drag Racing

Uhmm... I've missed this old news. Recently popped in my news feed (here).

Googling it, not much I could find apart from self-link to article such as this one. I thought this one going to be oz-made Rimac.
by Rusdy
Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 20:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla using LFP in China
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Tesla using LFP in China

... If that's not an endorsement for the longevity of LFP (even if the energy density isn't great) I don't know what is... LFP is awesome indeed. However, heat killed my first LFP. I was naively thought LFP is bulletproof, so I installed it as a starter battery in my previous Corolla. It killed it ...
by Rusdy
Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 19:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla using LFP in China
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Tesla using LFP in China

Give me 20kWh usable capacity EV with 100-ish kW fast charging capability and infrastructure That is the only real hold up I can see for small cars, smashing 100kW+ into a 20kWh battery. Its easy enough on a 100kWh pack, that's only 1C but into a 20kWh pack all of a sudden it's 5C :shock: ... Once ...
by Rusdy
Fri, 21 Feb 2020, 09:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla using LFP in China
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Tesla using LFP in China

Agreed, especially if there was a DC fast charger network worth speaking of around here. I get by with 80km of range but a bit of a buffer would be nice. 150-200km I think is the sweet spot to not have "range anxiety". On the rare occasion I'm travelling (in an urban commuter car) I'd be happy to s...
by Rusdy
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 12:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

... The one in the photo is 32kWh, 10kW continuous, 15kW for 20mins (depends on temperature and type of load) and a peak of 20kW. ... Wow! That makes me even more curious, what did the 'kid' do to overload it? The system got loaded for more than 10kW for more than 20 minutes? That 'kid' must be min...
by Rusdy
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 09:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

Nice setup! :geek: I must say, that is far more compact than I expected. At 30kWh, that is just a tad more compared to 2 x Powerwall-2 in parallel for roughly the same size (considering the gateway requirement as well). Do you mind revealing how much your system cost (just the one in the photo)? I w...
by Rusdy
Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 08:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 178
Views: 24334

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

francisco.shi wrote: Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 07:43 ... and apply full torque to the motor and see that nothing bends...
Hmmm... I can see tug war test YouTube channel coming up with your Pajero. Maybe try with a Hilux first? :D
by Rusdy
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 10:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 97
Views: 8284

Re: 2020 Ioniq

... It maintained a miserly 7.5-8.0 kWh/100 km (or 80 Wh/km) holding 100 km/h on flat Perth motorway. This translates to well over 450 km range?! At least 300 km for sure in the real world. ... That efficiency figure is super crazy. For hypermiling maybe. But normal driving?? How on earth Hyundai d...
by Rusdy
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 08:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IPA Report on Road User Charges
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: IPA Report on Road User Charges

I think we need to stop building new roads. WA laid more tarmac on the Tonkin highway outside the airport than the landing strip. We're now widening our freeway to 5 lanes in both directions... all this in a city of 1.5 million! We're just lazy. Fewer new roads will save so much money. This is inde...
by Rusdy
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 10:50
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Battery Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Battery Auction

I'm copying this website 's idea in auctioning my gen-1 battery. To quote: " The LEAF's battery range is dropping more quickly with age, making the battery a very valuable research piece. If interested, the battery can be purchased for $1,000,000. Serious inquiries only. " Since mine is Australian c...
by Rusdy
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 08:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea

Quoting from the news, " Such holistic reform would enable a future transport system ". We'll never get there if we (as a country, and unfortunately most citizens also fall to this trap) see the mobility as a goal, instead of accessibility. Long read here: https://www.resourcesmag.org/common-resourc...
by Rusdy
Fri, 13 Dec 2019, 08:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 618
Views: 69145

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Reading the manual which came with the compressor, it seems 75 dB is normal at full speed. Is 75 dB a lot? Well a pneumatic orbital sander at full speed generates 75 dB. So yeah, it might just be normal... Out of curiosity, I googled the dB comparison graph. Apparently 75dB is pretty damn loud! Whi...
by Rusdy
Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 13:15
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Grounding shielding around motor cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Grounding shielding around motor cable

I'm still confused with 'ground loops'. I thought 'ground loops' only happens when there is a poor ground connection (or long distance wiring). So, when current induces on the cable shield, it will in turn induce current to signal wire. So, if you have good ground (such as car or bike's frame), then...
by Rusdy
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 14:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 5374

Re: Tesla PW2

Big bugga, how much real useable capacity in there? Can the 5kW inverter actually pull a continuous 5kW out of the battery until it is fully discharged? T1 Terry Hi Terry, the battery testing centre latest report ( click here ) provides really good objective data. Yes, they can pull 5kW constantly ...
by Rusdy
Tue, 03 Dec 2019, 08:25
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Tesla Insurance

... RAC was just under $1000pa with $1000 excess; I then added their "hire car" and "NCB protection" options for a total of $1141pa ... Huh, makes my Leaf insurance expensive then. I have "hire car" option as well, after being rear ended couple years ago and had such a saga trying to claim back ren...
by Rusdy
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 12:48
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 24
Views: 2229

Re: That truck

Nagaman wrote: Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 06:27 I can’t see any form of pedestrian safety in the design or materials used.
Is there ANY truck designed for pedestrian safety? :lol:
by Rusdy
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 16:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

I think taxing tyres would be the easiest way to get a road use tax... Huh, that's outside the box thinking, great idea! The only issue I can think of, since tyres easily last more than 30kkm these days, the tax will need to be more than double the price of the tyre itself (using 4c per km cost fro...
by Rusdy
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 13:08
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: WA EV servicing
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: WA EV servicing

2013+ ...

Sad :cry:
by Rusdy
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 13:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

The report can be read here: https://infrastructure.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Road-User-Charging-for-Electric-vehicles.pdf I think we all agree that there is something deeply unfair about the current road tax system. It's a pity the report missed it's own recommendation on what has been wor...