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by rhills
Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 23:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 4381

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

We've been away from home since yesterday, with the PHEV left in the garage to dry out. Tried firing it up this evening and got the same alarms firing so I agree with you Johny we'll need to get Mitsu to look at it. Dreading it though as the last time we had EV troubles we were without the vehicle f...
by rhills
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 22:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 4381

PHEV Flood Fail

Almost a year since our PHEV failed suddenly for no obvious reason , we had the same thing happen today, albeit with possible provocation this time. We had 75mm rain (in our own rain gauge) overnight and so there were some very large puddles on the roads around our place. We headed off for our denta...
by rhills
Tue, 26 Jun 2018, 12:14
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 9724

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

Hi Christopher, This looks like a great project. I'd like to help, but the soldering puts me off, I've never been much good at it. I followed your link to the BMS you made for your car and read in the Wiki that another option could be to get the whole board manufactured. Would this add much to the c...
by rhills
Wed, 16 May 2018, 13:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 384
Views: 77573

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

Hi Chris, A rather diplomatically written article... That's one way of putting it I guess. If you only read the first paragraph or two and you're easily influenced by these things, you'd rush out and buy one. However, if you read through to the end, and you'd followed this thread, you'd see a patter...
by rhills
Mon, 14 May 2018, 08:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 384
Views: 77573

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

weber wrote: Mon, 14 May 2018, 05:54...Lithium titanate batteries are more like 10,000 cycles, 10 years, 50 °C, but not simultaneously.
Methinks a variant of the old adage of "Good, Fast, Cheap, pick any two" applies here :)
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by rhills
Sun, 13 May 2018, 15:40
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 34948

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Hi Peter, My conclusion, like the one earlier in the thread, is that it is the Volt itself, not the Volt EVSE that is causing RCDs to trip itermittently. My experience is obviously quite different from yours as we don't own a Volt. Maybe our EVSE (which I purchased from g4qber with full disclosure a...
by rhills
Sat, 12 May 2018, 14:12
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 34948

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Hi Peter, Probably not much help to you, but I use a Volt EVSE to charge my Mitsubishi Outlander when I am out. My experience has been that it will only trip out if used on 10A sockets. I use it reasonably regularly on a 15A socket and from memory it has never tripped out on one of those. Mine will ...
by rhills
Mon, 07 May 2018, 22:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 25878

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Sounds like something our consumer advocates might be interested in.

Are any of you who have hard facts to hand a member of Choice? If so, maybe report it on their Choice Help page.

Alternatively, the ABC's Consumer program The Checkout could well be interested...
by rhills
Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 16:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 618
Views: 69293

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Looks good to me. One tweak you might consider is to move the Delay(500) to either the end or the beginning of the loop. The value of sensorValue isn't going to change after it is read at the first line of the loop() routine no matter how long you delay so to me it's more logical to read the value, ...
by rhills
Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 12:45
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA chalks up another first. Brookton Road House installs the first pay as you go charging station in an Australian servo
Replies: 6
Views: 2132

Re: WA chalks up another first. Brookton Road House installs the first pay as you go charging station in an Australian s

Well, I for one will do my darndest to support them any way I can. As our WA country travels these days are in our motorhome, I'll make sure I fill it up with diesel there whenever I'm within cooee of them and explain to them why I have chosen to do so.
by rhills
Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 12:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 7435

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

Great that they can be looked at here in Perth, but I'll still wait until I can actually drive one. Anyone know how much the Kangoo is? These vehicles are still hard to find on the Renault web site, still only found under "Future vehicles" which would give the average punter the message that they ca...
by rhills
Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 15:25
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Lead Crystal batteries for non-EV application?
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Lead Crystal batteries for non-EV application?

Hi Guys, In another forum I haunt, someone has asked about replacing existing AGM "house" batteries in a Recreational Vehicle with some "Lead Crystal" batteries. From my brief reading, Lead Crystal batteries are the absolute beez neez and will cure everything from the common cold to AIDS. So, I am s...
by rhills
Tue, 27 Mar 2018, 23:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 384
Views: 77573

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

I've been watching this debate with interest; much of the detail, from much cleverer brains than mine, is over my head. However, this one caught my eye... 1- the capacitors we are using have the energy delivery in terms of kWh not in AH while LTO is in Ah Admittedly I did secondary school Physics ba...
by rhills
Thu, 08 Mar 2018, 23:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: powerwalls
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: powerwalls

...If your friend is making that much money from his power exports he is likely on a high feed in tariff, which may get cancelled if he installs a battery. I don't know what the situation is in Queensland, but he would need to look carefully at the terms, as a battery might make him less money... E...
by rhills
Sat, 24 Feb 2018, 16:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev won't start!
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: iMiev won't start!

Hi Coulomb, Then there are the hybrids; I believe you drive on yourself, Rob. When you start the ICE, is that with the 12 V battery or the hybrid battery? I'm guessing the latter, but it possibly depends on how they design it. Especially with something like the Outlander which comes in ICE only and ...
by rhills
Thu, 22 Feb 2018, 21:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev won't start!
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: iMiev won't start!

I'm no expert, but my experience with Pb batteries is that when they reach the end of their tether they can have random "collapse" episodes and then behave perfectly normally in between. As Murphy is usually involved, collapses usually happen at the least convenient moment :evil:
by rhills
Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 00:10
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 7435

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

Has anyone bought a new Renault ICE in recent years? Are they as reluctant to sell their ICE models?
by rhills
Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 15:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: [SOLD] FS 2001 VW Polo Conversion (leaf batteries)
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Re: FS 2001 VW Polo Conversion (leaf batteries)

Hi @Kate at Svelto Bikes,

If you click on alexeiw123's name on one of the messages above, it will take you to that user's profile page. On that page you will find one link that enables you to send a Private Message (within this forum) and another that enables you to send an email.

HTH,
by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 11:05
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 4825

Re: Odometer tax?

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the facts :)

If you get a chance, you or Richard may want to listen to the podcast of this morning's ABC Perth show (starting from 8:30am) and perhaps ring in today or tomorrow to correct any misinformation. If you've not done so already of course!

Cheers,

Rob
by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 10:31
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 4825

Re: Odometer tax?

I heard this morning's ABC Radio Perth stand-in presenter announce this saying that "because of the popularity of Electric Vehicles" the government fuel tax revenues were falling. Have EV sales suddenly grown by several orders of magnitude while I was out bush over the past fortnight? I wanted to ri...
by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 10:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled
Replies: 11
Views: 5894

Re: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled

rhills, do you have a battery SOH (Ah capacity reading or PMC) before and after this issue? Thanks for the comments guys. zzcoopej unfortunately I don't have any of those measurements. I admit I've not pushed for them from the dealer the way others have, but my experience so far with Mitsubishi EV ...
by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 00:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled
Replies: 11
Views: 5894

Re: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled

Hi Paul, Hmmm, thought I'd updated this tale, but evidently not. Melville Mitsubishi ended up having our vehicle for over a month. They offered us a replacement drive (non-EV/PHEV) after a couple of weeks from memory. I called them weekly for an update and after drawing a blank on their own troubles...
by rhills
Sun, 24 Dec 2017, 10:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Labelling of Battery Compartment ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: Labelling of Battery Compartment ???

With regulations, you have to read every word carefully IMHO: Each battery compartment should be labelled with the appropriate hazard symbols for the battery chemistry in use . (my emphasis). To me that doesn't mean you have to specify what the battery chemistry is, just warn about the hazards "appr...
by rhills
Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 13:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 7435

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

I buy a lot of stuff online, so I've got used to making purchases without feeling the need to touch beforehand. However, despite this and my passion for EVs, I couldn't bring myself to spend this kind of money without a test drive at least and I believe most car buyers would feel the same. So, eithe...
by rhills
Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 14:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 11467

Re: 10 Amp charging

Thanks @4Springs. The light comes on all the time and doesn't change with any flexing of the input cable. However, the RCD test button doesn't do anything so I'm guessing the input is OK, but there's either a problem within the RCD relay or between it and the input cable within the box itself.