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by rhills
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 05:33
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?

OK, so far we have 7 votes in favour of opening the For Sale/Wanted forum up to everyone and 4 votes against.

Either the vast majority couldn't care less or they've not seen the poll.

I'll leave it up for another 48 hours and then go with the majority decision.
by rhills
Mon, 20 Jul 2015, 01:42
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?

Hi All, These forums include a "For Sale/Wanted" section which is currently only visible to registered members of this forum (note, members of the FORUM, not just AEVA members). It has been suggested to me that it should be opened up to be visible to "everyone", ie include casual browsers of the for...
by rhills
Fri, 17 Jul 2015, 07:40
Forum: AEVA TAS Branch
Topic: Facebook Group
Replies: 8
Views: 2886

Facebook Group

While I believe in state branches being independent, doing your own website separate from the main AEVA website may not be as good an idea as it appears on the surface. It can confuse people, especially those less web-savvy. Also, while you may well have the skills to maintain it, what happens when ...
by rhills
Wed, 17 Jun 2015, 18:50
Forum: AEVA TAS Branch
Topic: Name?
Replies: 33
Views: 7594

Name?

Stirrer!
by rhills
Wed, 17 Jun 2015, 18:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: J1772 splitter to 3 x C14 or 240V 10A socket
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

J1772 splitter to 3 x C14 or 240V 10A socket

I'm no electrician, but one potential problem I can see with this is the risk that 3 adjacent 10A sockets could well be on a single circuit from the switchboard so if your charger were to try and pull 30A it could trip the circuit breaker, especially if there were other appliances on the same circui...
by rhills
Wed, 17 Jun 2015, 18:07
Forum: AEVA TAS Branch
Topic: Name?
Replies: 33
Views: 7594

Name?

I was born in Melbourne but have lived in Perth for many years now. However, I don't believe that gives me any right to tell Victorians how to organise their branch structure. I strongly support the right of Tasmanians to decide what branch structure they want. Frankly, I think there are more import...
by rhills
Tue, 09 Jun 2015, 01:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV
Replies: 11
Views: 3298

Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV

Thanks Reecho, For me being technical I would make up an OPENEVSE kit. New firmware called No Spark looks awesome.... Well, I'm not technical, but I am an incurable dabbler and this kit looks very interesting. Do you know if there are any legal ramifications of buying a kit like this from O/S, assem...
by rhills
Tue, 09 Jun 2015, 01:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV
Replies: 11
Views: 3298

Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV

Hi Gabz, Truth is, I looked at your units before I made my post but while I think one of these would be great option if we had a fully electric vehicle, I don't think we could justify the price for our usage. Your units are obviously hard wired, single-location. When the PHEV is in our garage it is ...
by rhills
Mon, 08 Jun 2015, 07:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV
Replies: 11
Views: 3298

Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV

Hi All, My genuine Mitsubishi EVSE has died (cuts in and out, mostly out, when you move the cable between the power point and the black box) and the local dealer, while accepting it as a warranty job, is taking his time about getting a replacement. I guess they don't call this the "Wait Awhile" stat...
by rhills
Sun, 05 Apr 2015, 05:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 4728

weighing vehicles

Hi Scotty, Not sure if this forum will do that, I agree it's what people would expect. We have a plan to move to a new platform - had a couple of failed attempts with a third-party data converter. I'm now writing a data conversion utility in my (limited) free time. When it happens we'll move to phpB...
by rhills
Sun, 05 Apr 2015, 05:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 12194

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Well we are now the proud new owners of a Outlander PHEV Aspire, Arctic SIlver. I got a it for $45,000 so am feeling good about the deal, will now spend the savings on solar :) Well done! Hope you enjoy it as much as we've enjoyed ours. Just paid for the second year's registration (ie one year from...
by rhills
Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 23:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Who charges with solar?
Replies: 15
Views: 2422

Who charges with solar?

Perth's limit is actually inverter size. In other states it is rated panel output mostly. You can overdrive most inverters with extra panels. I did this with my system but can go further... PV Output That's right. We have a 5KW inverter but 5.7KW of panels. Even so, with a system that's now 4+ year...
by rhills
Mon, 09 Mar 2015, 05:04
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 12194

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Hi FairyFloss, welcome to the AEVA forum :-) We bought our Outlander PHEV Aspire in May last year and we love it! I originally wanted an iMiev, but my wife suffered range anxiety and also pointed out that we often needed something bigger. The Outlander fitted the bill perfectly. We have now done 13,...
by rhills
Mon, 02 Mar 2015, 06:22
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Which is the active FORUM
Replies: 2
Views: 2079

Which is the active FORUM

Hi Kenrick,
This is the currently active forum. The transfer to new forum software has been in abeyance until I have the time to progress it again, hopefully soon.
the link you tried (www.aeva.asn.au/forums) is there to enable people who want to, to check the data on the new forum after conversion.

by rhills
Wed, 18 Feb 2015, 07:02
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: ELECTRIKHANA 2015!
Replies: 29
Views: 8758

ELECTRIKHANA 2015!

The Tesla owners at last week's Perth Branch meeting indicated they would be happy to take passengers around the circuit. 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! Still, you never know your...
by rhills
Tue, 17 Feb 2015, 07:46
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar car cover
Replies: 79
Views: 10265

Solar car cover

I have no idea about the start up loads or momentary loads, that is someone else's area of expertise.. I'm no expert, but I'll have a crack at defining these... the real experts can point out where I'm wrong :-) Startup Load: A lot of electrical equipment draws more current when it's starting up th...
by rhills
Tue, 17 Feb 2015, 07:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2755
Views: 683180

PIP-4048MS inverter

Hi PlanB, You do nice BMS drawings too what app is that you use? Some of us are stuck in a time warp with Corel, don't know what I'm gonna do when my last XP machine dies? I use Inkscape quite a bit. It's Open Source (ie free, as in beer), available for Windoze, Mac and Linux. Like any powerful draw...
by rhills
Mon, 26 Jan 2015, 21:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: NYX 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-Bike F
Replies: 9
Views: 1531

NYX 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-Bike F

I'm interested to hear others' thoughts on this one. Adverse obviously believes this is spam. I personally consider it to be of potential interest to EV enthusiasts and would be inclined to allow a single post (this one) by the proponents about their product. I agree that cross-posting to multiple f...
by rhills
Tue, 13 Jan 2015, 05:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev "Special Offer" in Berwick, Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 2078

iMiev "Special Offer" in Berwick, Victoria

Hi All, I have received the following message from a Mitsubishi Dealership in Berwick Victoria and I am passing it on as an item that may be of general interest to members of this forum. Please note that the offer has been made to AEVA Members but is not officially sanctioned by the AEVA. Members of...
by rhills
Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 20:16
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Elcon/TC charger firmware: DIYelectriccar
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Elcon/TC charger firmware: DIYelectriccar

Hi Mike,
From a technical, information management perspective, I think the way you've done this is exactly right: record the information using the most relevant resource and then cross-reference it from other arena(s) where appropriate.
by rhills
Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 18:57
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: "Old" Forum Reopened
Replies: 9
Views: 3160

"Old" Forum Reopened

Thanks everyone for the messages of support. AKA you get what you pay for Yes, you've absolutely nailed it! I've actually done many complex data conversions in the past and I know well how difficult they can be. gConverters certainly don't charge a lot for their service and we'd felt they must rely ...
by rhills
Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 05:34
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: "Old" Forum Reopened
Replies: 9
Views: 3160

"Old" Forum Reopened

Well, wasn't that an interesting ride? Firstly, I'd like to apologise to those of you who have suffered through the prolonged outage. For those of you who are just relieved to have your forum back and don't really care what happened, feel free to seek more interesting stuff elsewhere. Still here? O...
by rhills
Tue, 09 Dec 2014, 18:27
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: THIS Forum Moving to new Platform Tues Night 9 Dec
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

THIS Forum Moving to new Platform Tues Night 9 Dec

Hi Mike,

Yes, the new forum platform will enable us to tidy up a lot of things like that. Meanwhile, you can see info about the AEVA Perth Branch meeting (which is on tonight) here: http://aeva.asn.au/content/perth-branch-meeting.

Cheers,
by rhills
Tue, 09 Dec 2014, 07:58
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: THIS Forum Moving to new Platform Tues Night 9 Dec
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

THIS Forum Moving to new Platform Tues Night 9 Dec

Hi All, The forum migration is finally ready to go. I plan to shut down this WebWiz forum tomorrow (Tuesday 9 December) at around 09:30 UTC (20:30 AEDT, 17:30 WA time), back it up and hand the data over to gConverters. They think the conversion will take 6-7 hours so I hope to have the new (phpBB) f...
by rhills
Tue, 09 Dec 2014, 07:03
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Forum integration with the main site
Replies: 133
Views: 26424

Forum integration with the main site

Hi All, The forum migration is finally ready to go. I plan to shut down this WebWiz forum tomorrow (Tuesday) at around 09:30 UTC (20:30 AEDT, 17:30 WA time), back it up and hand the data over to gConverters. They think the conversion will take 6-7 hours so I hope to have the new (phpBB) forum up and...