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by antiscab
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 12:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 36
Views: 590

Re: Making home EV ready

It'll charge slow but otherwise be fine. If there's too many other things on the same circuit the worst that will happen is you trip a breaker or blow a fuse in your meter box
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 09:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 36
Views: 590

Re: Making home EV ready

Get a 10A or even an 8A portable evse for travelling. Then you can plug into any 10A powerpoint safely.
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 15:20
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

I have learned not to have a "specialist" car unless I am a specialist. If you are not a hobbyist in the appropriate fields, avoid like the plague any transport which cannot be repaired by a commercial organisation in your reasonable vicinity. This is solid advice How comfortable are you working on...
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 10:17
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

imiev only uses aircon to cool the battery when it's fast charging Though given the hardware is there, it may be possible to modify it to run whilst charging or driving. likely would just have to apply 12v to the right spots to get everything to start the BMW I had in mind was this one: https://foru...
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 08:00
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Any chance of air conditioning your garage? For the distances you propose. Maybe a conversion ev would be better. Lifepo4 batteries used in most conversions (up until recently) are not as sensitive to heat as the nmc batteries used in production cars. I note there's a BMW 318i up for sale at the mom...
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 22:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17749

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

So why do my first 2 calculations suggest 78kWh? Where is my error? Estimated Capacity = Charged amount kWh divided by percentage SOC increase x100 Is that kwh measured AC in? If so, keep in mind the charger isn't 100% efficient, and the rest of the cars systems don't draw nothing (running 12v, coo...
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 15:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17749

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I'd be surprised if it didn't support single phase charging, particularly given the US market is nearly all single phase charging
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 00:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

Shorza wrote:
Wed, 25 Sep 2019, 20:50
I'm assuming that the bike has long been sold?
yes, to wovenrings, who has a spare charger

If you're looking for a Vectrix I am also shortly to have a leaf powered one up for sale. I am in Perth though
by antiscab
Wed, 25 Sep 2019, 15:02
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tc chargers dont like me. I have killed it.
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Tc chargers dont like me. I have killed it.

There's an LED on both sides of the charger (the second can only be viewed with the cover off. Are both not flashing? no possibility of battery voltage finding it's way to the enable line? (I use a 5k resistor on each line to protect against that happening, for a 144v nominal system) There's a numbe...
by antiscab
Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 21:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 429
Views: 28478

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

What size fuse are you using?

Semiconductor fuses do weaken over time if they're undersized (current goes above the continuous rating on the regular but doesn't exceed the I2t rating)
by antiscab
Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 06:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: tesla modules
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: tesla modules

Is that 1600 aud or USD? How are they shipping it? $1000 in port fees + gst if it arrives at the wharf. Common carriers (DHL, FedEx, ups, Aust post/postal union, etc) don't normally take batteries that size Not too bad if you're buying whole batteries, terrible if buying individual modules There's a...
by antiscab
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 13:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 20 x Leaf Cells
Replies: 25
Views: 1203

Re: 20 x Leaf Cells

I should have just lent you my powerlab6
by antiscab
Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 10:27
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Notes on my commute.

yep, dash shows amps into the battery (140V @ 10A = 250v @ 6A inc some losses) The display defaults to 30Ah of capacity as that's what the original nimh batteries were. Fortunately that's a good number to use for new CALB 40 Ah cells (remembering you're discharging them much faster than their standa...
by antiscab
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 10:48
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Dash clock losing the correct time
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Dash clock losing the correct time

Assuming the original charger is working, load the dugas firmware: http://dugasengineering-com.3dcartstores.com/VX1-HEX-Files_ep_56-1.html you will need a peak systems can bus cable (it's the only one that has the right drivers and onboard hardware) The range estimation is based on Ah count from ful...
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 22:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 516

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Have you looked at the evoke bikes? Hub motors, but full size wheel and seem to have sufficient performance for you (130kph). https://www.evokemotorcycles.com.au/urban-series Fairly pricy I think, can only see one second hand one on bikesales and that says "huge savings on new" at $12,500. Still ab...
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 11:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 516

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

oh parts are easy to import

you pays your money, they hand over the goods to DHL or fedex or sometimes china post and it arrives at your door in 3 days or 4 days or 8 weeks.

that doesn't work for batteries though

where are you located out of curiosity?
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 09:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 516

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Importing a new motorbike costs around $10k - $15k in harmonisation paperwork. It's only worth it if you plan on starting a business selling them There have been a few electric motorbikes sold in Australia - Vectrix, Zero, I think Brammo sold a couple There was at least one sport bike based on a hyo...
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 09:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs with towing capacity?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: EVs with towing capacity?

kona can tow too I'm pretty sure
by antiscab
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 09:42
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Dash clock losing the correct time
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Dash clock losing the correct time

nope, no watch batteries anywhere

I forget whether the clock is implemented in the dash itself (ICMR), or in the ICM.

swapping them out would be the way to go, though to swap the dash itself is a fair bit of work
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 21:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lifepo4 pack charging
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Lifepo4 pack charging

ah yes, so the same BMS as I have In your case I would still use the master module to disconnect the charger, so that it does cycle on and off. Be aware though, that BMS is built for a top balanced battery. You will quickly end up somewhere in between top and bottom balanced fairly quickly, even if ...
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 18:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lifepo4 pack charging
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Lifepo4 pack charging

I presently run a 45 cell - tc charger on a 42 cell LiFePO4 battery, and have done so for 6 months what bms are you using? I'm using the old EV Power BMS, direct connected to the charger. cycles the charger on and off when the first cell hits full (top balanced pack) If the BMS can disconnect the ch...
by antiscab
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 23:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

Is the runke definitely working? If so, then yes please. Happy to wait till you're back
by antiscab
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 09:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

Day 10 of ownership an incident occurred that the cameras picked up, sound, numberplates and our cabin commentary (I must restrain my language). On the freeway south bound, near Joondalup, A 4WD was trying to overtake on the railway side emergency lane, even putting their wheels into the dirt, whil...
by antiscab
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 12:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

I find myself chasing a Vectrix charger, if you still have one for sale?
by antiscab
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 12:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 429
Views: 28478

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Ah, no field weakening then. Hmmm tedious.

Quick shift gearbox though. How long does it take to change gear?