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by antiscab
Thu, 01 Jul 2021, 20:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2399

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

So there'll be a number of phev outlanders being exported from Vic later this year then
by antiscab
Thu, 01 Jul 2021, 07:08
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 227
Views: 20945

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

How's your wall insulation? Double brick has an r rating of 0.5 which is pretty bad (incidentally double glazed windows have around the same r rating, windows are just bad thermally in general) On the windows front, have you considered secondary glazing rather than full replacement? Full replacement...
by antiscab
Mon, 28 Jun 2021, 11:00
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Fundraising for the Perth to Esperance Electric Highway!
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: Fundraising for the Perth to Esperance Electric Highway!

are we expecting ravensthorpe to get much use for the near future?

would a biodiesel gen set be a better solution in the interim? at least until use has been proven

I imagine the WA electric highway network will have more resources (money) that the perth to espereance highway
by antiscab
Sat, 26 Jun 2021, 11:04
Forum: Mazda
Topic: Mazda MX-30 electric
Replies: 21
Views: 7966

Re: Mazda MX-30 electric

Australia has stupide rules about 3 wheelers and composite cars. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but full composite body cars are currently only allowed as a special vehicle like kit cars sold at very volume only. But things are changing fast. Let’s dream. I was under the impression that 3-wheelers...
by antiscab
Thu, 24 Jun 2021, 11:05
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Provision for EV charging in new home build.
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Provision for EV charging in new home build.

3 phase charge points are unnecessary, unless you use them as a portable supply for a single phase EVSE. I stillthing you will only need one charger. My 38 kWh Ioniq is full from empty in 5.5 hours on 32 amps single phase. Three phase to the house means a maximum of 22 kW total. The wire in the wal...
by antiscab
Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 09:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Best way to rescue over-discharged cells?
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Best way to rescue over-discharged cells?

what BMS have you already got? why did you stop at 3.45 - 3.46v? that's still on the flat end of the curve what charger are you using? you likely have low capacity cell groups too. do you have room to add more cells? being headways, you have the option of adding cells to the low capacity groups to b...
by antiscab
Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 09:11
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Quality vs Quantity for Batteries?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Quality vs Quantity for Batteries?

I'd be very interested how you go importing batteries yourself, in my experience add ~$1000 + 10% to the price for wharf charges
by antiscab
Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 08:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thermal paste replacement interval
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: Thermal paste replacement interval

I can tell you that the heatsink paste I put under my Kelly controller was still pasty after about 5 years. Still liquid enough to drip out over everything. This is a much larger surface area than your average computer GPU, so I guess it is further from the air which might dry it out. That was my t...
by antiscab
Mon, 14 Jun 2021, 22:41
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thermal paste replacement interval
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Thermal paste replacement interval

for those who regularly deal with thermal paste and heat sinks, do you have a change out interval that you use, due to the paste drying out? apparently this is common in the computer industry, where the heatsinks are connected to heat loads (CPUs, GPUs and now RAM) that run at around 60-70 deg C con...
by antiscab
Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 21:45
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Public charging station lists way out of date
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Public charging station lists way out of date

same as with GPS maps

maps saved locally will always be out of date, maps saved on the cloud will always be the most up to date
by antiscab
Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 00:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted (now sourced) - Leaf service plug
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Wanted - Leaf service plug

brendon_m wrote: Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 17:42 Sad thing is, when an old Leaf (2010 -2013) has its pack replaced the new packs have a different style disconnect plug so there must be bucket loads of the old style across the world that have probably just been sent to the tip.
yep I'd say so

the dealers workshop is amazingly wasteful
by antiscab
Wed, 09 Jun 2021, 23:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted (now sourced) - Leaf service plug
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Wanted - Leaf service plug

Let me check the mezzanine of my shed... I might have one, unless @antiscab has already magpied it. c-caw c-caw I did take the whole battery, but don't remember seeing a service fuse I'll take a look through my shed, though I'm pretty sure I only have the base I do have some prius nhw10 service dis...
by antiscab
Mon, 07 Jun 2021, 16:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Leyland 255 Tractor
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: 4Springs' Leyland 255 Tractor

How about a Hyper9 motor? As far as I know they take a torque command via CAN bus. You can then make an external speed loop. you could, but if there's budget for $10k of hyper 9 + gear reduction (as that's the only way to get 40kW cont out of a hyper 9) it'd be more cost effective to get more batte...
by antiscab
Sat, 05 Jun 2021, 12:59
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Leyland 255 Tractor
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: 4Springs' Leyland 255 Tractor

Yep that's what I had in mind The 40kW continuous is a tricky one all the Warp motors are 200A continuous rated. 2 x Warp 9 in series would probably be enough I wonder if they can be ordered with stator windings designed to be driven at 72v 6A rather than 2.2V 200A at rated power. (Lots easier to ge...
by antiscab
Thu, 03 Jun 2021, 23:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Leyland 255 Tractor
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: 4Springs' Leyland 255 Tractor

The VLT5042 (42kW continuous rated VFD) driving a 15kw ABB 4-pole 415v motor running off a 600v dc bus that was in the electrolux drove on speed signal only Though 150V is a bit low for the VFD world. If you had 300V, then you can use all off the shelf parts (or out of the junkyard with some rewindi...
by antiscab
Mon, 31 May 2021, 08:39
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: Charging my MG ZSEV at a Tesla charger
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Charging my MG ZSEV at a Tesla charger

there's a Tesla Destination charger at the Kewdale Hotel where I've had 50% success rate charging the Ioniq... :? I've never been able to charge there with the Zoe, I didn't realise it did support legacy mode One thing I found with Tesla chargers, is there is a significant delay between plug in, an...
by antiscab
Sat, 29 May 2021, 16:35
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Warp motor & Zilla controller
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Warp motor & Zilla controller

That's an outstanding price.

What charger and BMS have you got?
by antiscab
Thu, 27 May 2021, 16:03
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Curtin University FINALLY gets an EV charger
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Curtin University FINALLY gets an EV charger

Good to know that exists, awesome

A shame there's no AC though (I suppose beggers can't be choosers)
by antiscab
Wed, 26 May 2021, 17:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: What's needed for a robust ICE -> EV conversion industry in Australia?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: What's needed for a robust ICE -> EV conversion industry in Australia?

1 off conversions tend to be around $15k more expensive for comparable performance and way worse resale value compared to an OEM EV remanufacturing vehicles could likely get to the stage where a second hand vehicle could be remanufactured for around the same price as a brand new OEM EV To make conve...
by antiscab
Tue, 25 May 2021, 13:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: IS THERE A MARKET FOR USED EV BATTERIES?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: IS THERE A MARKET FOR USED EV BATTERIES?

I second that

even if they are shorted, they're not likely to do anything exciting (getting to ignition temp is somewhat of a feat)

If they're not internally shorted, they'll come back to life. Do test them before disposing of
by antiscab
Tue, 18 May 2021, 23:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 227
Views: 20945

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

So I wonder if I can build an in-array unit with a current and voltage sensor so should either of them exceed 11 amps or 580 V respectively, a load is switched in series to prevent the inverter from tripping out? next time you see Ivan, you should get him to tell you about his shunt circuit he uses...
by antiscab
Sun, 16 May 2021, 22:21
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Zoe glitch log

spod - was your car one of the ones that got flooded with oil? I remember a shipment was delayed due to that, as the cars needed significant cleaning
by antiscab
Sun, 16 May 2021, 22:20
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Nexo
Replies: 19
Views: 1004

Re: Hyundai Nexo

syntaxfx wrote: Sun, 16 May 2021, 09:47 Since it's a pressure vessel, won't the H2 tank on the Nexo also need to be inspected, tested and re-certified on a regular basis?
yep

I'd want it to be more often than the 10yr intervals lpg tanks get away with too
by antiscab
Fri, 14 May 2021, 10:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DIY conversion kit.
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: DIY conversion kit.

you could add more batteries

though for a conversion that gets 150-200km range you're looking at a spend of around $30k in parts vs buying an OEM EV for $20-25k that already does it
by antiscab
Wed, 12 May 2021, 19:37
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: Another range calculation question
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Another range calculation question

Nagaman wrote: Wed, 12 May 2021, 13:43 Is there a way of correlating the voltage with a % SOC using this information ?
Not accurately, as temperature varies the voltage too

in a conversion I would say you need to Ah count to really know, but the car should already do this in an OEM EV