First go on the UWA charger

Mitsubishi EV Interest Group
Post Reply
ZIPPIE11CAR
Groupie
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 00:36
Real Name: Paul
Location: Perth

First go on the UWA charger

Post by ZIPPIE11CAR »

Tried the new UWA fast charger tonight thanks to Joseph & Patrick.

Joseph showed up not long after me & we had a chat about it all.

The station itself looks great & is very user friendly with the "Swipe Pay" style card scan.

80% charge took 30 minutes as stated.

The last 16% about 37 minutes.

A few improvements:

The cables switched so that the CHAdeMO is on the right hand side & the Combo 1 on the left.

This will match up the Imiev & I3 charging outlets as the display/control is good on the north side.

Maybe 2 integral street lamps or spot lights to light up your cars outlet at night.

Maybe they could turn on at the end of the charge for say 5 minutes or a sensor light.

A bollard to protect it.

Overall, great setup.

ImageImageImageImage Image Image Image
Last edited by ZIPPIE11CAR on Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 19:17, edited 1 time in total.
ZIPPIE11CAR
Groupie
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 00:36
Real Name: Paul
Location: Perth

First go on the UWA charger

Post by ZIPPIE11CAR »

For the extra 1 meter or so of cable, would have been good if it was centered over 2 bays though...
ZIPPIE11CAR
Groupie
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 00:36
Real Name: Paul
Location: Perth

First go on the UWA charger

Post by ZIPPIE11CAR »

Or would that bite into end of year piss up revenue losing another car bay Image
User avatar
Adverse Effects
Senior Member
Posts: 1113
Joined: Sat, 01 Jan 2011, 03:30
Real Name: Adverse Effects
Location: Brisbane

First go on the UWA charger

Post by Adverse Effects »

ZIPPIE11CAR wrote: Or would that bite into end of year piss up revenue losing another car bay Image
no but it may piss off the CEO or the 2IC haveing to walk an extra few steps to go inside

but watch what will happen if the CEO and or the 2IC get EV's

lol god i am a cynic
Last edited by Adverse Effects on Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 13:26, edited 1 time in total.
ZIPPIE11CAR
Groupie
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 00:36
Real Name: Paul
Location: Perth

First go on the UWA charger

Post by ZIPPIE11CAR »

I guess it can only charge one car at a time also?...

So defeats the need for the extra bay Image
Last edited by ZIPPIE11CAR on Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 10:40, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
acmotor
Senior Member
Posts: 3607
Joined: Thu, 26 Apr 2007, 03:30
Real Name: Tuarn
Location: Perth,Australia

First go on the UWA charger

Post by acmotor »

Do you have to pay for parking if before 5pm ?

Is it an EV reserved parking bay with 30 minutes max time (or perhaps 67 minutes) Kinda useless if not !
I cant see any signage ?

Right on about the need for a bollard !
iMiEV MY12     110,230km in pure Electric and loving it !
reecho
Senior Member
Posts: 795
Joined: Sun, 17 Apr 2011, 02:39
Real Name: Richard
Location: Perth WA
Contact:

First go on the UWA charger

Post by reecho »

Bollards are now in....

No need to pay for charging at this stage. There is a small placard on the Veefil to indicate this.

30 min max but i have been there for a bit longer sometimes when doing the slow charge.

Bay will be painted green and marked EV only soon.

Grand opening by the Transport Minister scheduled for next week.
User avatar
acmotor
Senior Member
Posts: 3607
Joined: Thu, 26 Apr 2007, 03:30
Real Name: Tuarn
Location: Perth,Australia

First go on the UWA charger

Post by acmotor »

Great !
Yes, I have an invite to the G.O.
Does the UWA REV Getz on the promo have DC fast charging ?
iMiEV MY12     110,230km in pure Electric and loving it !
reecho
Senior Member
Posts: 795
Joined: Sun, 17 Apr 2011, 02:39
Real Name: Richard
Location: Perth WA
Contact:

First go on the UWA charger

Post by reecho »

no DCFC on either Getz or Lotus i believe.......
User avatar
acmotor
Senior Member
Posts: 3607
Joined: Thu, 26 Apr 2007, 03:30
Real Name: Tuarn
Location: Perth,Australia

First go on the UWA charger

Post by acmotor »

Best not deliberately mislead the public and transport minister then about FC
You know that means unfortunately park non FC EVs out of sight :(
EV honesty and all that.
iMiEV MY12     110,230km in pure Electric and loving it !
User avatar
jonescg
Senior Member
Posts: 3702
Joined: Thu, 21 Jan 2010, 23:05
Real Name: Chris Jones
Location: Perth, WA.

First go on the UWA charger

Post by jonescg »

Still waiting for that 3D printed DIY ChaDeMo kit...
AEVA National Secretary, WA branch chair.
ZIPPIE11CAR
Groupie
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 00:36
Real Name: Paul
Location: Perth

First go on the UWA charger

Post by ZIPPIE11CAR »

How about a cappuccino machine installed on the side & a park bench for the wait while your waiting for the charge up.

Image
Last edited by ZIPPIE11CAR on Wed, 03 Dec 2014, 07:19, edited 1 time in total.
ZIPPIE11CAR
Groupie
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 00:36
Real Name: Paul
Location: Perth

First go on the UWA charger

Post by ZIPPIE11CAR »

That would surely get people coming across to EV's.

Hollywood/pole position park & a cappuccino machine.
User avatar
Gabz
Senior Member
Posts: 580
Joined: Thu, 08 Aug 2013, 03:30
Real Name: Gabriel Noronha
Location: Maitland NSW
Contact:

First go on the UWA charger

Post by Gabz »

ZIPPIE11CAR wrote: How about a cappuccino machine installed on the side & a park bench for the wait while your waiting for the charge up.


the one at Sydney sort of looks like a bus stop, undercover seat etc.. no cappuccino machine through. Gloria jeans is across the road from memory
Corporate Member Recharging NSW Pty Ltd. http://rechargingnsw.com.au/
reecho
Senior Member
Posts: 795
Joined: Sun, 17 Apr 2011, 02:39
Real Name: Richard
Location: Perth WA
Contact:

First go on the UWA charger

Post by reecho »

Veefil is back up and running today. It had a small hardware failure which has been resolved.

Oh man what a work of art inside. Slackjawed for a bit....

A big section of the inside of the Veefil is taken up by one of their Wavesculpter inverters. Makes sense really.

47 orders for BMW i3 in Brisbane. no stock there yet. Brisbane BMW has a Veefil installed but running @ 20Kw due to not enough power on site.

Got some interesting info from the chap at Tritium. Future product road map should keep them busy indeed.
Last edited by reecho on Wed, 03 Dec 2014, 17:25, edited 1 time in total.
Post Reply