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by doggy
Tue, 07 May 2019, 11:31
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: New Tyres

The manuals for our last three cars (all European) have said not to rotate front left/right.

When I was young, some decades ago, one always did a 5 tyre rotation which involved right/left swaps.

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 06 May 2019, 16:14
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

Final test. Charging. Set it for Lithium and I was able to set a max voltage which, when reached, stops the charger. Can also set a low volts value to start charging. Delivers slightly more than the specs. Max was a continuous 80amps at 88% efficiency. Claimed max 75A Efficiency at 55amps was 90% (s...
by doggy
Sun, 05 May 2019, 11:18
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 37
Views: 1733

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Hi Coulomb,
Thanks for that info.
I might compromise slightly and use SS with some copper washers.
I have to replace the supplied SS bolts so I can add my BMS boards over the vents.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 05 May 2019, 11:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

Given this is about welding with an offgrid inverter, this is a little out of place. However I have just completed almost an hour of testing charging my Zoe at 20 and 21 amps. Power factor was very close to 1. The inverter had no problem at 4.8kW nor at 5kW. I ran it at 5.5kW and after half a minute...
by doggy
Sun, 05 May 2019, 10:57
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: New Tyres

Wow, that is excellent. Hope mine does as well as that.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 05 May 2019, 06:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 37
Views: 1733

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

A question. Why are people using SS bolts with the AVASS cells? Why did the AVASS people use SS? I have large capacity battery banks on two different boats and have always used copper for busbars and brass bolts/nuts. The conductivity of brass, thougth not as good as copper is much better than SS. S...
by doggy
Sat, 04 May 2019, 16:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

Waveform is quite good. I have tested the current waveform at low load, 2.2kW and 4.2kW and briefly 5kW. There is no visible distortion at zero load, or 1.0kW. There is a tiny amount at 2.2 kW- barely discernible. There is a small amount of distortion at 4.2kW. Basically a few small artefacts. I wou...
by doggy
Sat, 04 May 2019, 15:45
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

I am in Australia now. We owned a small péniche in France for nine years but sold it last year. She was 115 years of age, 38 tonnes, 18metres x 4.4metres with two levels. So plenty of space. We travelled throughout France as well as Belgium, Netherlands and some Germany. We spent approximately 6 mon...
by doggy
Sat, 04 May 2019, 13:05
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

It was under $800 incl (free) shipping which was very fast. I did not buy it from China. I put the photo into "Google Lens" and found a local company "Bit Deals" had them. I have now tested it on a couple of heaters with fans and motors which turn them. Got it up to 4,900+watts briefly while the hea...
by doggy
Fri, 03 May 2019, 19:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

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by doggy
Fri, 03 May 2019, 17:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

This LF beast has arrived. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2018-New-design-low-frequency-pure_60765361440.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.54.115832ecbPxyFR Standby current 1.3A at 24V (not on eco mode). So 32W pretty good. 35W claimed. Book is well written and comprehensible. Has a 75A charger...
by doggy
Fri, 03 May 2019, 09:52
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-LINK Accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: R-LINK Accounts

Hi Lou, nothing about Coyote on mine. However, good you got it all fixed up.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Fri, 03 May 2019, 08:43
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-LINK Accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: R-LINK Accounts

Hi Lou, I don't remember it taking any time but it was a while ago. I do remember some small issues with which country I was in (Ireland, England, France, Australia....web pages). Plus I don't remember where I ended up. But I do remember deleting one account and creating another........... Cheers, D...
by doggy
Thu, 02 May 2019, 13:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

Hi, the model I am getting has a toroidal transformer. I am well aware of the differences between transformers, their efficiency and the use of the leakage reactance in the EI transformer models to provide HF filtering plus the losses. The one I am getting has a standby drain of 1.6 to 2amps. So the...
by doggy
Thu, 02 May 2019, 07:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3499

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

If you look on AliBaba, I am quite sure you will find inverters that look identical to the MUST inverters. I have been snooping around LF inverters and am buying a 5,000W/VA unit with claimed 15kW surge capability. This is the RP5000 unit. I believe it uses a toroid rather than iron core xformer. It...
by doggy
Thu, 02 May 2019, 07:30
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-LINK Accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: R-LINK Accounts

Yes, I registered on it.
I purchased a few very cheap things and "bought" a couple of free ones.
Some of the apps are of no use in Australia.
I THINK I may have received one system update via the service.
So, no harm in it (I had my CC on it for 8 months) but not a huge benefit either.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 02 May 2019, 04:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 37
Views: 1733

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Hi Chris, many thanks for that.
I've attached a translation for those who need it.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 01 May 2019, 19:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 37
Views: 1733

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Thanks for this info. It will save me some work! Sounds like the cells must have been around 80% SOC or higher. At least they do not appear to be 100%. I do not have any spares for my 8 so I am hoping they will all be okay. Their OCVs were all quite close. However, that does not mean much. I'm not o...
by doggy
Wed, 01 May 2019, 15:44
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: New Tyres

Interesting! This used to happen on my Volvo V70 station wagon (replaced by Zoe after 21yrs). It made no difference how many times aligned. Chewed through lots of front tyres. It will be interesting to see if the greater inflation helps. I might bump mine up anyway given what has happened to you fol...
by doggy
Wed, 01 May 2019, 13:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Single phase charging

Hi Lou, Thanks. 60-70 metre Pittwater gums are not easy or cheap to prune! Hm, I do not think I would like solar credits. We get 20c/kWhr atraight off the power bill. I am stuck with shade and suboptimal direction (azimuth 70deg, tilt 23deg ). It only became practical & moderately cost effective to ...
by doggy
Wed, 01 May 2019, 09:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Single phase charging

Hi Matt, I am in a very treed area. So the solar varies a lot with shade hitting panels. That is why I have an Enphase system (which is working well). I already have 5kWhr of Calbs (24V) which I use to flatten out the day and it runs all computers, modems, servers, CCTV etc in the house pretty much ...
by doggy
Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 14:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Single phase charging

Three phase charging of Zoe at 22kW is pretty good. Typically, as long as the SOC is 80% or below, I get 20.7kW into the battery at the DC level. So, 94% or better. Here are some single phase figures I have just measured on my Zoe at 75% SOC: Pilot=32A. Actual=32A. Power at meter box=7.6kW. Power at...
by doggy
Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 17:00
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: New Tyres

Wow,
10K is very poor.
I'll let others comment on the toe-in etc.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 10:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 29
Views: 3296

Re: Zoe charging

Hi Lou, Yes, that is great and so true. My system is 4.3kW max, very shaded by trees, faces ENE and quite expensive because I have Enphase inverters on every panel. Even despite that, we only use minimal grid and the system is still cost effective- though more a 9yr payback rather than what is obtai...
by doggy
Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 08:06
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 29
Views: 3296

Re: Zoe charging

Just an explanatory note on what is now an old thread. Even though the max charge rate is 22kW, Regen is 43kW, which is rather nice. The charge rate for the Q90 (not available here is 43kW) but the R90 (which we have) is 22kW. The change to 22 was made in conjunction with the bigger battery. However...