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by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 14:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spares from other Mitsubishis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Spares from other Mitsubishis?

coulomb wrote: I thought the I-MiEV was supposed to be based on the Colt.

The i-MiEV was the EV version of the 'i'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_i
There were some petrol i's imported.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 00:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 33
Views: 6204

Tyres??

There are very good reasons why the front is narrower than the rear but I am happy with the Continental 155 wide rather than hard to find 145. Also much more stable feel. Rear motor vehicles frequently have wider rear tyres. It is to do with avoiding oversteer with more weight at the rear.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 00:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spares from other Mitsubishis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Spares from other Mitsubishis?

No idea re mirage or others but remember there might be a few i's about too, the non-electric version of the iMiEV.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 02 Mar 2017, 02:43
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 7999

Do I need a new controller?

I think the TBS pro was designed at a time when traction packs were of sufficiently low voltage that having a link from 12V to traction battery did not introduce a safety risk. For higher voltages such as 120V or 144V you should keep them separate.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 19:41
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 7999

Do I need a new controller?

Johny wrote: Peter I think I saw somewhere that you were using a TBS. Do you have a DC-DC isolator?

No isolator but I only use the TBS to monitor the traction battery. I have the passive voltage divider. I have a different gauge for the 12V system.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 19:25
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 7999

Do I need a new controller?

[quote="Paul9"] ... b) How come it worked fine for the last 7 years when wired the same way? /QUOTE] Working and safe are two different things. If you don't have the 12V system isolated from the traction battery system, then one short could be serious. Otherwise you need two shorts before anything ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 24 Dec 2016, 16:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Noises on!
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

Noises on!

I once found a nerdy web site with sound files for every TARDiS materialisation and dematerialisation sound ever used in a Dr. Who episode. I thought those on random might be good, if I had to have a sound at all.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 24 Dec 2016, 12:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Noises on!
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

Noises on!

We've had quite a few comment on our i-MiEV's sneakyness. Only in car park situations though. I think it would probably make sense for the reversing beeper to be on the outside instead of the inside. Going forwards I don't see it being hazardous at the speeds it is actually silent. Comments - yes -...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 24 Dec 2016, 02:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Noises on!
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

Noises on!

In 8 years of driving an EV I have never had anyone do a double take or give any sign of noticing anything odd about my converted charade or iMiEV. I think the quietness is a non-issue.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 14 Dec 2016, 21:11
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 7999

Do I need a new controller?

I found that my first Kelly controller was shorted to the chassis. Then, that its replacement was deliberately referenced to the chassis via (from memory) an internal megohm resistance. Documentation of later versions of the same controller had increased this to 10 megohm (from memory). With this ca...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 11 Dec 2016, 20:48
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations
Replies: 13
Views: 3142

Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations

The Better Place chargers in Canberra are now supposed to be working with a card from ACTEW. I was given an ex-Better Place cable to try with my iMiEV but could not get it to work. I am just now investigating inside. The J1772 end comes apart. The Mennekes end seems welded. At the J1772 end there is...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 25 Nov 2016, 15:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 44586

New to the forum & new I-miev

I have had this guy calling the Imiev home for the last few months. Every time we park the car within a few hrs this frog has settled in on a smooth cool body of the Imiev. I have a different issue. The engine bay of my converted car keeps having redback spiders taking up residence. I guess they ge...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 21:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: AC-50 based 64 Beetle build
Replies: 19
Views: 2807

AC-50 based 64 Beetle build

Richo wrote: SO it really would be up to the transport ppl doing the inspection weather they accept it without a heater.

If the inspection weather (sic) is warm, they might not notice.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 10 Oct 2016, 20:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: AC-50 based 64 Beetle build
Replies: 19
Views: 2807

AC-50 based 64 Beetle build

... I guess a heater of some type behind the console would be the go. Get a 12V electric seat heater kit. For a fraction of the energy required for a space heater you apply the heat where you want it. De-fogging the windscreen remains a problem to solve for which you might need heated air. In my co...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 10 Sep 2016, 16:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Some "don'ts" for EV building
Replies: 60
Views: 11166

Some "don'ts" for EV building

The legality of this suggestion would need to be considered before doing it: Get a car with 12 months rego. The initial basic conversion could be done reasonably quickly and testing can be done when using daily. Also the car can be driven to the engineer rather than trailered. Repeating, legal rami...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 10 Sep 2016, 03:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Some "don'ts" for EV building
Replies: 60
Views: 11166

Some "don'ts" for EV building

bladecar wrote:Watch the petrol/diesel cars accelerate away from the lights...
I don't understand this comment. I don't think that ever happens. For some reason they seem to be still fiddling about with gears while I am well down the road. Image
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 10 Sep 2016, 03:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: AC-50 based 64 Beetle build
Replies: 19
Views: 2807

AC-50 based 64 Beetle build

I don't think a J1772 port is all that important. Icing on the cake if you want it. It works just fine to build it to charge from any 10Amp power point. 99% of charging will be at home. If you are keen you can make it take the maximum from a 15A outlet and have one of those at home but able to be sw...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 10 Sep 2016, 02:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Cold Weather Performance?
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

Cold Weather Performance?

Replying to the original question, yes, I always get more voltage sag under load in winter with my >7 year old thunder sky LiFePO4 cells. Their internal resistance is higher when cold.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 03 Aug 2016, 20:10
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 7999

Do I need a new controller?

...I intend getting the ZEVA MC600 at about 120v, from Ian Hooper, and I hope he may be able to "dumb" it down to about 300 amps max, prior to sending it to me. I will also fit fans to it. It sounds like you have it all under control Paul. The MC600 is motor current configurable so he will be able ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 03 Aug 2016, 18:13
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 7999

Do I need a new controller?

Ideally you would have a controller that is capable of delivering over 330A and then have it limited to 330A max. Mine, for example, is rated at 1000A but electronically limited to 800A, the short term rating of the motor. Mine is a Kelly brand which has a port to plug in a PC to adjust such setting...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 03 Aug 2016, 04:06
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 7999

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Richo, It was only after reading your reply that I remembered that the 100ah batteries are rated for a max 3C discharge which obviously means that a 500a controller would "stuff" them up quickly. l Not necessarily. A controller will put out a higher current at lower voltage than the battery....
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 01 May 2016, 19:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Rego discounts for EV?
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Rego discounts for EV?

In the ACT new EVs get an exemption from paying stamp duty and all EVs get 20% off actual registration but not the insurance component.
When I registered my converted car, the software could not cope with zeros in certain fields so it is a 1 cylinder, 1cc motor. At least the motor is cylindrical.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 18 Apr 2016, 04:25
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two Chargers Simultaneous Charging
Replies: 55
Views: 7267

Two Chargers Simultaneous Charging

Adverse Effects wrote: ...have seen a similar thing happen in duel PSU's...


Maybe because the PSUs duel rather than dual! Image
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 17 Apr 2016, 14:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two Chargers Simultaneous Charging
Replies: 55
Views: 7267

Two Chargers Simultaneous Charging

Parallel output from two identical chargers should be fine. I would not be so sure about two non-identical chargers. Things could go wrong. Eg. One charger might have its -ve output referenced to the mains earth. The other charger could have its output deliberately isolated. I have two Elcon 1.5kW c...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 04 Apr 2016, 01:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Using ex I-MIEV battery in home solar
Replies: 18
Views: 2330

Using ex I-MIEV battery in home solar

and some termites will eat electrical cable insulation.