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by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 14:09
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: NSW Zoes please note

Sorry, no idea.
That is one of the web page links that just takes you in circles.
It would be funny (not) if it turns out to be something like one dollar after all the effort of phone calls, emails, lobbying etc.
Hopefully it is worthwhile!
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 13:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

Hi Chris, I agree. Also, there is almost no professional EV experience in Australia when we compare with Europe, so some of this is not surprising. I have had the same sort of experiences in the ICE world where people just replace stuff. Once has a diagnosis of thousands of dollars to replace the hy...
by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 13:12
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

That could be the case. I have checked the overseas forums and posted several queries. The consensus seems to be: 1. Extremely low Zoe traction battery replacement rate. 2. Some failures of the charging system which have required replacement parts. But not big in percentage terms. Probably what you ...
by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 10:04
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: NSW Zoes please note

An update. They did ring me back. They are still considering my submission which basically contained two key points: a. Put the Zoe onto the list, where it belongs. b. Give me a credit or refund for it not being on the list last rego & make sure it is applied to the next rego. As the matter was "esc...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 15:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Hi Chris, from memory, the clock is set OTA (over the air). I have never set ours and daylight saving was also automatic. Very interesting about the charging problem. I have done Tesla DC charge and also 3 phase charge on 40deg days but only running at 80-90km/hr. The times I did 100/110km/hr charge...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 13:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

Hard to think of any way that slow charging (2400watt) or .06C rate could damage an EV battery. The Renault battery is around 360volts so that's about 4-5A DC after inefficiencies at the low rate. The battery does not heat up at that low level. It could be an issue after a long, hard run on a 45deg ...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 13:31
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 23
Views: 986

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Yes, our car has the same kilometres. So not much.
What sort of EVSE was causing the charging problem- or was it all of them?
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 12:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Hi Lou, have not had the rattling (yet).
I agree about the safety screen. I just ignore it and it times out and goes away after a minute or so.
It is good that the reversing camera overrides it.
But if I want to set up the GPS immediately, I then press the agree button.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 12:12
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Sad your trip was aborted so early.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 12:10
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 14
Views: 693

NSW Zoes please note

Another member drew my attention to the fact that we should be getting reduced registration rates for Zoes in NSW. The relevant part of their web site is here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/fees/index.html As well as "Renault" Kangoo being misspelled ("Renalt"), they have left off th...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 11:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 23
Views: 986

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Sad that the road trip was a bust. I have been using 200km range at 110lm/hr on the flat and you can see my more detailed report on another thread ("1,000kms in 5 days"). https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5950 In general, I have found the Renault web calculator accurate. Low and high t...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 11:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

I have never specifically locked Zoe while charging.
I always start the charging and walk away from the vehicle.
Never had the described problem.
Regards,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 16 May 2019, 13:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

In a LF inverter, the transformer can either be a toroid (with iron powder core or similar) or a laminated plate type using steel. The toroid will almost always be more efficient. The windings can be copper or aluminium or some mixture. Aluminium is lighter, more difficult to connect and with higher...
by doggy
Wed, 15 May 2019, 19:47
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi Harold the remote is a switch and three leds. I do not have the remote display. I have the black push buttons. Sorry I am away from home so no photos.
Regards,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 15 May 2019, 11:41
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-LINK Accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: R-LINK Accounts

Hi Lou, I'm glad there are other Microsoft-free houses out there. Well done. I also have a Linux house. However, I do also have a mac sitting in the spare room unused and also a virtualboxed Windows 10 instance for my wife's genealogy. So, I have to either use the Windows or fire up the old Mac. Che...
by doggy
Tue, 14 May 2019, 15:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi Terry, the fans (one at each end) are only on when under load. I am sure they could be replaced with something quieter. I do not think there is a tacho on the fans- they seem to be on or off. A useful addition probably would be speed controlled fans of a quieter variety. I think there is a versio...
by doggy
Tue, 14 May 2019, 14:37
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi Terry, there is nothing about paralleling in the user manual nor anything else I have seen. Also, there is no evidence of any such control signals ready to be taken off and brought to the outside world. So I would be quite confident that the answer is "no". As well as the idle current being low, ...
by doggy
Sat, 11 May 2019, 20:17
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

One RJ11 is remote control including 3 LEDs and one switch
The other one is remote LCD
The nine pin connector is the COM port
Regards,
Dave
by doggy
Sat, 11 May 2019, 15:25
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi Harold,
Mine has the three ports. However, only the RJ11 remote control seems to be connected.
I think remote control is also an optional extra which (fortunately) I have.
Cheers,
Dave

PS- did you get Google LENS going to see if there is anyone in France (or Europe) selling them?
by doggy
Sat, 11 May 2019, 10:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi hary, It was longer ago than I remembered- in 2009/2010 and the processor was a PIC2620 running on a 10MHz crystal with a PLL so it ran at 40MHz. There were no PWM outputs with deadbands etc so I had to do a lot in assembler code at the interrupt level. Nowadays, that is a low end processor and e...
by doggy
Fri, 10 May 2019, 14:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi Hary, You do not need to worry about Magic Sine Waves. However, they are very clever and I have implemented using them and was delighted with the result. They are derived from and related to fourier transforms and LF inverters would use some approximation to that. Programming was somewhat complic...
by doggy
Fri, 10 May 2019, 05:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi hary, This LF inverter is cheaper than I could design and build. Maybe I could assemble the parts for that cost but even that is doubtful. Then factor in testing, blowing up a few parts etc- I have other things I wanted to do with my time. The maximum I have done myself is 3KVA but I wanted aroun...
by doggy
Thu, 09 May 2019, 05:36
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

I will normally use the inverter switch on its remote control. This also has a simple set of contacts which I can control from a small relay without touching the inverter itself. However I am not doing this now. You could do it very easily if you get one. The remote control gives access to the conta...
by doggy
Wed, 08 May 2019, 16:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Sorry, no experience with solar driven pumps. For my solar hot water (32 evacuated tubes) I use a small 30W 240V pump. Also have a big several HP Grundfoss to lift water from a 5,000litre tank to the top of our property (about 30meetre lift).
The Aliexpress pump looks nice.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 08 May 2019, 15:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 104
Views: 3644

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

Hi Hary, 35mm2 is okay but gets quite warm. I have a 200A contactor between the inverter and battery. This is controlled from a FET in my BMS. Uses about 200mA when on. The BMS will cut off the inverter if any cell goes too low ( at the moment I stop at 2.9V but I might reduce that to 2.7V under loa...