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by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 16 Apr 2009, 21:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to feed an original tachometer?
Replies: 35
Views: 6777

How to feed an original tachometer?

Great. I'll try part 1, moving the tacho pointer, and this limiter circuit later. You could probably do a roaring trade in these made up nicely in a little box.
thanks,
Peter.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 16 Apr 2009, 18:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to feed an original tachometer?
Replies: 35
Views: 6777

How to feed an original tachometer?

Ric,
Do you have any updates on your circuit?   I might try it while the paint dries on my battery box. Do you have it actually making your Barina's tacho move or is it still theoretical?
Thanks,
Peter C.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 20:26
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 9140

Tesla in Australia

From that photo it looks like it is showing the crowd how its battery can power a toaster.
Peter.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 07 Apr 2009, 19:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: low cost adaptor plates
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

low cost adaptor plates

Peter, have you posted any photos yet? Have you got a website? Ric. Not really. I have been taking photos and will get them up eventually. I just put a link to my entry in evalbum under members machines on this forum. Also, everyone can have a look, perhaps even a drive, at the open day in October....
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 07 Apr 2009, 14:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Peter Campbell's Charade
Replies: 22
Views: 7977

Peter Campbell's Charade

I have an evalbum page now.
http://www.evalbum.com/2468
I will update more later.
Peter C.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 07 Apr 2009, 14:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: low cost adaptor plates
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

low cost adaptor plates

Peter: belated congrats on your first drive. I'm thinking of converting on my old Suzuki Swift if there are times when we're waiting for parts for the MX-5. It should be rather similar to your Barina. Thanks. Others might be quicker than me and I'm sure it would be quicker if I were to do it again ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 06 Apr 2009, 18:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: low cost adaptor plates
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

low cost adaptor plates

Actually, the very first backing out of the garage was a bit underwhelming. I included a relay that closes when reverse is selected that puts a resistor in parallel with the pot box. The idea was that it would limit power in reverse. I clearly went too far with this and had to put my foot flat to th...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 06 Apr 2009, 17:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: low cost adaptor plates
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

low cost adaptor plates

As of yesterday I can attest that Geoff's adaptor/plate for a Charade works fine. I got my Charade going for a test run just up and down my street. Plenty of pulling power up a hill in 3rd gear with two passengers.
Peter C.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 06 Apr 2009, 17:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Free rego for EV's- is this happening here?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Free rego for EV's- is this happening here?

In the ACT you get 20% off the normal rego. Not much but better than nothing. So far only one person taking advantage of it as far as I know but hopefully I will be the second in a few months.
Peter.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 31 Mar 2009, 00:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to feed an original tachometer?
Replies: 35
Views: 6777

How to feed an original tachometer?

Thanks. It may be relevant that it was the 1.3L four cylinder EFI version originally rather than the 1L, 3 cylinder carburetor version. I have a circuit diagram for the car. The ignition coil is shown with 4 connections. One was to the middle of the distributor, one was to the chassis. One was to 12...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 30 Mar 2009, 22:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to feed an original tachometer?
Replies: 35
Views: 6777

How to feed an original tachometer?

I have not tested the output in the car but I did test it manually with a 12V battery to power the device and just turning the disc by hand so that I had either a gap or metal in the slot of the device. In those circumstances I got either 12V or 0V at the output. You are right though. On one hand I ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 30 Mar 2009, 21:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to feed an original tachometer?
Replies: 35
Views: 6777

How to feed an original tachometer?

Hi, This is just to report back that I now have the wheels off the ground so I can test the tacho set up as above. I am disappointed to report that I got no response from the tacho dial. I suppose I either wired something wrong, totally misunderstood the requirements of my tacho, or it needs more vo...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 26 Mar 2009, 19:58
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Timing of NCOP14 revision?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Timing of NCOP14 revision?

Thanks for that. If the revision is finalised by end of April does that mean the inspecting engineer will be working to that from the first of May or sometime later, IE does it need to go to some other body to be ratified, enacted or whatever? I have lifted each of the various points from the Newsle...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 26 Mar 2009, 17:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Timing of NCOP14 revision?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Timing of NCOP14 revision?

Hi, With the discussion of what may or may not go into a revised version of NCOP14 and me getting close to finishing my conversion, I am wondering when the new version might come into play. I am reasonably comfortable that I will meet the requirements of the current version and have done quite a few...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 18 Mar 2009, 20:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 100 fold improvement of LiPO discharge rates
Replies: 14
Views: 2889

100 fold improvement of LiPO discharge rates

I'll have to replace my 240V/15Amp circuit with one rated to at least 750 Amps, probably 1kAmp to be safe. I would also have to hope I didn't have more than 2milliohms of internal resistance in the cells or in the various connections, otherwise I would hope the system could dissipate waste heat at o...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 14 Mar 2009, 02:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Insurance

Shannons were the ONLY insurer who would take on my EV because it was an EV. As such, I do, and will support them as a matter of principle ! I have no problem with that. I checked last night and they are also doing the insurance on the only registered EV in Canberra, albeit only 3rd party was wante...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 13 Mar 2009, 22:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Insurance

I phoned Dawes for my Charade. They were one of the more positive ones. they were prepared to take the agreed value they would normally have suggested for my car (~$2500) up to $5000 (more than others would do) and the premium would have been $1020pa. For 3rd party only it would have been $333, much...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 13 Mar 2009, 15:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Insurance

I think an MiEV would not match our situation. Insurers would just see that as a production car from a known company with a known new price. If it were damaged in whatever way they would get a quote for repair from the authorised service agent and either pay to have it repaired or written off depend...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 12 Mar 2009, 00:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Insurance

Hi me again. After typing the above I phoned back to NRMA who had been the first I tried. This time I got someone who read out a document that the call centre people have on their on-line help called "Electric operated vehicles" It said some sensible things about electric vehicles being generally hi...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 11 Mar 2009, 23:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Insurance

I just started phoning around today. As noted above the sticking point is the high value of the modifications to a low value car. In my case $20K of parts in a car that cost $1000. The guy I spoke to a Dawes said that they had insured a BEV converted Hyundai Getz for $17 based on it being a new car...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 10 Mar 2009, 20:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: HV in conduit or not? or what?
Replies: 16
Views: 2796

HV in conduit or not? or what?

...and the route previously followed by the exhaust pipe is available, reasonably direct and generally fairly well protected.
Peter.
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 06 Mar 2009, 19:48
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Max safe revs for ADC 8"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Max safe revs for ADC 8"?

Aha! Thanks everyone. That's a lot clearer. I was not confused by any preconceptions from ICE curves because I have not ever looked at those. [I can draw load lines on curves for electron valves to design nice hifi amps though.] I'll have a look at the more complete graphs for the next motor up and ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 06 Mar 2009, 17:56
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Max safe revs for ADC 8"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Max safe revs for ADC 8"?

Thanks, That makes sense. It also tallies with the impression I have picked up that these DC motors generally operate at about 80% efficiency across a range of conditions. Presumably these particular conditions are a bit off the optimum. I still can't see how I would have been able to read this off ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 06 Mar 2009, 16:20
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Max safe revs for ADC 8"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Max safe revs for ADC 8"?

Thanks, I have the hand graphed sheet from ADC with Amps and RPM on the left vertical axis and horse power and efficiency on the right vertical axis, torque on the horizontal axis, and lines labeled with Amps or RPM for 120 or 108 Volts. The volts are in the form: '120V -.03I' or '120V -.06I'. I am ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 05 Mar 2009, 17:06
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Max safe revs for ADC 8"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Max safe revs for ADC 8"?

Thanks for that. I had tried to get a response from ADC head office without luck. This morning I instead sent the query to the Symons (evmotors.com.au) and got a very prompt response that included: "Advanced DC motors can run continuously up to 5000 rpm, and for peak load periods of 1 to 3 minutes, ...