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by antiscab
Fri, 16 May 2008, 03:49
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Stateline WA transcript
Replies: 1
Views: 985

Stateline WA transcript

"it will have a range of at least 8km before it needs to be recharged.
"

thats a little worrying, ill email them to correct it.
by antiscab
Fri, 16 May 2008, 03:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: regenerative breaking with a dc motor setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

regenerative breaking with a dc motor setup

yes and no. you could use a VFD and induction motor. This would give you the most control, however this would render the DC setup redundant. You could buy a sepex motor and use a second controller to run the field windings, but if you went this route, you may aswell just use a sepex traction motor. ...
by antiscab
Tue, 13 May 2008, 21:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Constrained Lithium Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 4060

Constrained Lithium Supply

thats excellent to hear.
This is one of those times that im glad i was completely wrong :)

by antiscab
Tue, 13 May 2008, 21:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: A123 Battery Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

A123 Battery Charger

you could try www.batteryspace.com in the mean time, you could use a 30v lab power supply, and set a max voltage limit of 19v (assuming 5 cells in series), and set max current to what ever the standard BMS was designed for. what BMS are you using? are you using the stock one that came with the dewal...
by antiscab
Wed, 07 May 2008, 05:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: making AC current?
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

making AC current?

if you want AC, have a look at www.metricmind.com and www.electroautomotive.com pretty much if you have to ask if you need a special conrtol, i wouldn't suggest trying to build your own. Though the systems from both those sites are already engineered and arent overly easy to modify. nor are they che...
by antiscab
Thu, 01 May 2008, 05:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux

i would go for the zilla 2k aswell, itll give you much better acceleration anyway (assumign your batteries can handle it, optimas and most AGM lead acids can). Altough it is a little pricey, about $6k by the time you get it over here. After having a chat with my favourite customs officer, you need t...
by antiscab
Thu, 01 May 2008, 04:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Make your mark on Australia.
Replies: 63
Views: 25018

Make your mark on Australia.

mikes,

i just sent you a private message (the system doesnt notify you when you get one), so we can continue this conversation without hijacking this thread.

cheers,
Matt
by antiscab
Wed, 30 Apr 2008, 04:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux

if your going to use an 11", use a strong controller such as a zilla 1k or a dcp raptor 1200 or stronger and ditch the gear box. If you want to retain the gearbox, you may aswell go for a smaller motor, and weaker controller. If you push 1000A or more through either 11" you run the risk of destroyin...
by antiscab
Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 19:41
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Make your mark on Australia.
Replies: 63
Views: 25018

Make your mark on Australia.

Gday Mike,

do you have a blog or web page for your conversion?
an aw11 is my ideal conversion vehicle, so i was wondering if you could tell me a few things.
how heavy is the engine and related components you are able to take out?
how heavy is the chasis and body with no engine?

cheers,
Matt
by antiscab
Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 03:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Make your mark on Australia.
Replies: 63
Views: 25018

Make your mark on Australia.

Matt Lacey
2006 emax sport
Australia
WA
6108
60v40AH LiFePO4, 4kw peak motor, 60km range, 70kmh top speed.
inspected and licenced
by antiscab
Sat, 19 Apr 2008, 05:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 2.7 t. Disco
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

2.7 t. Disco

No worries, sorry for the late reply, i lost the thread for a couple of days. The kostovs are actually relatively well made, but ive never heard of anyone pushing the voltage to 800V. John wayland used to run an 11" kostov at 200v under load at 2000A, until the carbon buildup resulted in a short, de...
by antiscab
Fri, 18 Apr 2008, 04:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian EV OEM Model
Replies: 40
Views: 7653

Australian EV OEM Model

an optima set would set u back about $4000, increase weight by 350kg (50% at least), and increase power by 150%, decrease range to about 50km.
by antiscab
Fri, 18 Apr 2008, 04:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian EV OEM Model
Replies: 40
Views: 7653

Australian EV OEM Model

If you make more than 4 units a year than the whole thing has to go through dotars, which is spectacularly expensive. If you were going to manufacture evs, start with a vehicle thats already been through dotars. As for a one off, a 9" warp ($2400) + 1k ehv zilla ($3000) + 90xlfp40aha ($12000)+charge...
by antiscab
Thu, 17 Apr 2008, 18:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: YESA LifePo4 batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 3386

YESA LifePo4 batteries

yes im using them in series with a much larger thundersky pack in my scooter. Yes for large vehicles i would go thundersky, theyre cheaper in larger quantities anyway. Another thing, if you want to keep the bms in the yesa packs, you cant wire them in series, or parrallel. If you want to do that you...
by antiscab
Wed, 16 Apr 2008, 04:40
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: YESA LifePo4 batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 3386

YESA LifePo4 batteries

sounds good.
I own two 12.8v 20AH Yesa packs which look similar to the ones shown on the site. Ive put about 2000km on them, and theyre holding up well. I'll have some cycle data on them when i get around to putting a paktrakr on.

I'd be interested to hear the quoted prices, especially in quantity
by antiscab
Tue, 15 Apr 2008, 05:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 2.7 t. Disco
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

2.7 t. Disco

out of curiosity, why dont you want to go DC?
by antiscab
Tue, 15 Apr 2008, 05:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 2.7 t. Disco
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

2.7 t. Disco

The really expensive AC EV conversion kits are lighter weight and smaller than the standard industrial VFD's budget conversions use. There are a few names for the motor controller, VFD and inverter. All do the same thing, convert a DC bus voltage (usually around 600vdc for greatest effectiveness) to...
by antiscab
Fri, 04 Apr 2008, 05:08
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EMC scooter batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

EMC scooter batteries

Hi guys, just another bit of info, at 1-2C draws the guieng silcons get 15AH@100%dod. Im guessing the "real" ones will get similar discharge performance. Its good to hear the "real" ones are available at a reasonable price. Based on the performance of the knock offs, ill be looking at putting these ...
by antiscab
Thu, 03 Apr 2008, 04:29
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EMC scooter batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

EMC scooter batteries

just a correction, the sag at 70A is to 12.2v not 12.6v. theyre stiff, but not that stiff. ill bring a couple to the sun fair and the next meeting. I still have a few good ones.
by antiscab
Thu, 03 Apr 2008, 04:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EMC scooter batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

EMC scooter batteries

Hi ckas, ive owned 2 emaxs (the scooters emc have). The silicon batteries are rather stiff voltage wise, ( will maintain 12.6v at 3.5C or 70A) when fully charged. Also their capacity and voltage sag doesnt get as bad at cold temperature. This is of course all compared at agms. havent been able to te...
by antiscab
Thu, 06 Mar 2008, 06:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Constrained Lithium Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 4060

Constrained Lithium Supply

Australia aswell perhaps? we seem to have a bit of everything when it comes to resources. Ive come across the lithium scarcity problem aswell. apparently theres only enough recoverable lithium available to replace 5% of the worlds car fleet. but 5% is pretty impressive, EVs would have to become seri...
by antiscab
Thu, 28 Feb 2008, 06:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Immobilisers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

Immobilisers?

so basically we need to pack as much lead in our vehicles as possible to get around the immobiliser issue.
maybe we can have our cheap 200km range ev after all:p lol
by antiscab
Mon, 04 Feb 2008, 00:26
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Power meter - kitset
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Power meter - kitset

this kit is similar to the power analyzer and the drainbrain/cycle analyst, just not preassembled and lower power. I wonder if there is anywhere you can buy a pre-organised kit, rather than having to go to the trouble of finding all the components yourself. i wonder how much a kit would cost, the po...
by antiscab
Fri, 18 Jan 2008, 04:28
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Evening Cruise/Social meet
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Evening Cruise/Social meet

definately sounds like fun. Im up for that....but itll b a little lonely for the first few meets:P

speaking of, i have still yet to see this sierra, very interested in the setup, particularly the shaft encoder. The shaft encoder technology is very very new to me.



Matt
by antiscab
Fri, 18 Jan 2008, 04:22
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: finance
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

finance

Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone out there has borrowed money to fudn their conversion?
If you have, where did you borrow the money from, and at what percentage rate?
I notice Home does a "green" car loan at 8.99%, so ill be having a crack at convincing them an EV is green in a month or two.


Matt