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by Paul9
Wed, 16 Aug 2017, 12:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Any info on these chargers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Any info on these chargers?

Just wondering if anyone knows much or has had experience with, the following chargers: http://evcomponents.com/kpes-k2000w-charger.html I noted no mention about things like thermal cut off protection or reverse polarity protection? They are $299US versus the $500 to $700US for the Elcon TC Charger ...
by Paul9
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 16:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: guidelines for public EV charging
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

guidelines for public EV charging

The issues around public charging spots was discussed here in the following thread.

viewtopic.php?title=improving-ev-charge-spots&t=4549

Hope it helps.
Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Wed, 24 May 2017, 01:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks for your help so far! I sent an email off to TC-Chargers asking for a price for both a 3.3kw charger and asked them if they have a 2.2kw charger because I have only seen info on their 1.8kw charger. I told them I am after 38cell x 3.6v = 136.8 max voltage. Their reply was (including misspelli...
by Paul9
Thu, 11 May 2017, 23:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks Richo,

I think I will buy both a 3.3kw and a 1.8kw charger and leave it at that.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Wed, 10 May 2017, 21:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks guys, I see the difficulties involved. Consider the idea dumped!

Thanks anyway!
Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Wed, 10 May 2017, 19:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, I saw the suggestion in this thread that a possible way to get 2.2kw or 3.3kw out of a single 3.3kw charger would be to use a voltage divider. If I go ahead with adding two more cells to my pack I will need a charger that will give me 38 cells x 3.6v = 136.8v pack. As discussed previously...
by Paul9
Wed, 10 May 2017, 15:15
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: chortlyn Nissan Tiida Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 2647

chortlyn Nissan Tiida Conversion

Good stuff Brendon - let us know how it performs.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Sun, 07 May 2017, 20:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers
Replies: 95
Views: 23662

Questions on Elcon/TC chargers

Just for anyone's reference I have recently (last couple of days) received the manuals from TC Charger for their 1.8kw, 3.3kw and 6.6 kw chargers. I attach them below in case they provide some of the info you are seeking. In my thread "Charger 3kw and 2kw?" Coulomb asked me to ask TC Charger some ad...
by Paul9
Fri, 05 May 2017, 19:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, Thanks Coulomb for your reply. I think I get your explanation now! A 2kw charger can supply 2kw max at either a certain max voltage or a certain max amperage but not both at the same time? Yesterday, as an experiment, I checked the existing charger’s performance over a one hour period. I ...
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 22:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

If this is the case then a single 3.3kW charger would be the go and you can have simple switch to dial down the current. I guess we have to verify that these later chargers can be current-controlled via the enable pin. Thanks Johny. I would rate this as a Plan B if two chargers won't do the job for...
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 19:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, After a bit of a delay in receiving a reply from TC Charger in China, I finally received the manuals I think I am wanting. I have received the manuals for the 6.6kw charger, the 3.3kw charger and the 1.8 kw charger which all appear to be the “new” design, being considerably smaller than t...
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 17:05
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums

Nothing to see here.

This is just me trying to upload a pdf file.

Quotation_of_TC_Charger_2017.pdf

In Preview it looks like it worked.

Thanks Coulomb
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 14:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 7394

Westfield new installations

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident Jeff!

Red Bull has a lot to answer for!

Makes it difficult to resist the temptation to let a few tyres down!
by Paul9
Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 16:48
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums

Thanks a lot Coulomb - I have always had problems with uploading images, both on this forum and others. I am going to give it a go here and see what happens. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/825/panel-mod.jpg I have followed Coulomb's instructions and just checked in preview to see what happened. I...
by Paul9
Tue, 04 Apr 2017, 15:56
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 7394

Westfield new installations

Great news!

I just checked plugshare and the Warringah Mall charger doesn't seem to show up? The 3112 wall outlet does show but not the Chargepoint charger?
by Paul9
Sat, 01 Apr 2017, 17:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks Coulomb, Tomorrow I am going to whip off an email to TC Charger to see what they have available. I will include your comment about the enable pin. Just a suggestion, as you know considerably more than I about both enable pins and PWM, would you like to suggest the correct phrasing for the que...
by Paul9
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 20:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks tons for looking that up antiscab! The size of the new 3.3kw charger would certainly fit in the space I thought I would use for the 1kw charger I thought I would need to buy. I think I would still need a 2kw charger for times when I visit friends who only have 10amp 240 circuits in their hous...
by Paul9
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 02:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

I just checked the manual I received in 2015. The 1.5kw charger dimensions then were 348mm x 180mm x 140mm. The same unit now is 352mm x 195mm x 139mm. This makes the current model slightly larger than the old model unless I am missing something?
by Paul9
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 20:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

From China the prices when I bought my last one August 2015 were: 1.5KW TCCH-H130-12, unit price 350USD, CAN module 50USD, freight cost 148USD 2KW TCCH-H130-18, unit price 485USD, CAN module 50USD, freight cost 165USD 3KW TCCH-H130-24, unit price 725USD, CAN module 50USD, freight cost 205USD So I su...
by Paul9
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 19:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks coulomb! I suspected I might get that answer. The TC Charger company seems easy to work with if I wish to specify almost any mix of max voltage and current. When I bought my 34 cell 2 kw charger in August 2015 (hence no hidden button under any sticker) I asked TC to set it up at a 122.4v max ...
by Paul9
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 15:02
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, My last upgrade to the Suzuki Swift took the number of cells from 34 to 36 which are still being charged by the 34 cell charger and the legacy 96v charger simultaneously. That upgrade was quite successful in terms of both range increase and power. I also added a rear belly pan which is pr...
by Paul9
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 13:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 7394

Westfield new installations

I have never seen an electric mini skip before!
by Paul9
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 13:30
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Discussion Group - Development of EV charging loca
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Discussion Group - Development of EV charging loca

I would like to hear the results of the discussion too.
I am sorry I couldn't get there.
by Paul9
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 9557

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

To answer Digger11's question "Am I mad wanting to do an EV conversion?" my answer is "Hell no!!" Doing an EV conversion is one of the most challenging, and once the challenge is overcome, satisfying things I have ever done! I had a motor mechanic mate and an electrician brother who I helped build t...
by Paul9
Sat, 04 Mar 2017, 14:52
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8310

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Richo, I appreciate the advice (and your previous advices).

Cheers
Paul