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by rhills
Fri, 05 Sep 2008, 21:58
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Air Con and Power Steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Air Con and Power Steering

Hi Steve, 2kW, wow! If it were me, I'd be trying to find out the actual output from an auto A/C compressor and seeing if there was a 12V one that produced the same output. Alternatively, heat pump technology is touted as being very efficient, maybe there's an option there? Interestingly, this Wikipe...
by rhills
Thu, 04 Sep 2008, 00:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Air Con and Power Steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Air Con and Power Steering

Hi guys, I know little about refrigeration, but on my yacht I have an extremely efficient fridge. It uses a 12V Danfoss compressor and a tiny condenser. When running, it pulls a maximum of 4A. As my fridge has very thick foam insulation, I easily run this fridge day-in-day-out off a couple of 18W so...
by rhills
Wed, 03 Sep 2008, 21:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Norm / Newbie here / My bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Norm / Newbie here / My bike

Hi Juk, It sounds like you own one of these, or have done so. I'm interested to hear about the weight issue, I'd not thought about that. Interestingly, I've hunted around a bit and not been able to find any page that documents the weight of the Avanti Electra. Have you weighed yours? Where do you th...
by rhills
Wed, 03 Sep 2008, 18:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric/AEVA/renewable car stickers
Replies: 17
Views: 2839

Electric/AEVA/renewable car stickers

Put me down for a "I wish I was an electric vehicle www.aeva.asn.au" sticker, I've got two Dino guzzlers that need those while I await fiscal approval to start my own project. I might even be able to distribute some amongst some of my friends. The more there are of those on dino-guzzler bumpers, the...
by rhills
Tue, 02 Sep 2008, 23:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Norm / Newbie here / My bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Norm / Newbie here / My bike

I cycle to the local shops (about a km away) so I'd not use electric assist for that, but currently, I use the ICE to commute to the station each morning and I'd probably be interested in it for that. That trip only has one "hill" - an overpass actually, not too steep. Sorry to hear you have health ...
by rhills
Tue, 02 Sep 2008, 23:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Norm / Newbie here / My bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Norm / Newbie here / My bike

Well done Norm, BTW, does anyone know anything about the Avanti Electra bike? I've been interested for a while and I just noticed that an old friend of mine was involved in the design. Mind you, it's a bit hard to find anything about them on the Avanti site ATM so maybe they're not doing them anymor...
by rhills
Fri, 29 Aug 2008, 06:34
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: WAEVA monthly newsletter brainstorming!
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

WAEVA monthly newsletter brainstorming!

Hi Ian, I'm very new around here, having joined only a month ago, so please excuse me if this is a silly question, but what is the target Audience for the magazine? I'd have thought that this forum here provides the most useful and timely flow of information for members, but maybe a significant prop...
by rhills
Thu, 21 Aug 2008, 07:55
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: 2008 Perth Branch AGM
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

2008 Perth Branch AGM

Many thanks for the directions and map, and also for a great meeting. The signs and the famous white Mustang were a great help. Thanks especially to Tuarn for a fascinating and inspirational talk on AC Conversions. I'd been leaning towards AC anyway, but I think your detailed discussion has sold me....
by rhills
Wed, 20 Aug 2008, 23:54
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: 2008 Perth Branch AGM
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

2008 Perth Branch AGM

Hi, I'd like to come along to the AGM but may be a bit late and hence am worried there might not be any crowds to follow by then. Can someone give a bit of detail about where the meeting will be? GPS coordinates or a Google Maps link would be great http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif but ...
by rhills
Wed, 30 Jul 2008, 19:25
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi i MiEV in AUS in 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Mitsubishi i MiEV in AUS in 2009

I agree it's great to see Mitsubishi biting the bullet and actually planning to sell the MIEV here. A visionary Government would have done what it took to get Mitsubishi to build MIEVs in Adelaide (or somewhere in Australia) instead of paying Toyota to build more hybrids that at the end of the day a...