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by Johny
Mon, 20 Feb 2017, 15:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Towing with the Outlander PHEV
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Towing with the Outlander PHEV

I have started a blog about our experiences (just beginning) towing a near 1500kg camper trailer (Caravan) with the 2014 Outlander PHEV. I have already exploded some pre-conceptions that I had. Mostly about the use of the Charge button. Start at the bottom post for some history leading up to the PHE...
by Johny
Mon, 13 Feb 2017, 15:00
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 9736

My Motor Died

I have a vague memory of strapping it to a piece of wood.

I also have a clear memory of blowing the s%&t out of an SCR controller when it slipped and somehow lifted a brush momentarily (or something - can't remember why). It wasn't me holding the bedding stone...
by Johny
Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 23:07
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 9736

My Motor Died

The brushes aren't worn down though. This was a failure.
by Johny
Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 15:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Anyone run their EV from home battery storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Anyone run their EV from home battery storage?

As we've talked about on the other thread, you are most likely going to be stymied by the 6 Amp lower limit on EVSE. The Leaf/iMiev chargers most likely will not go below this.

I wonder if another idea might be to create a low current CHAdeMO charger - totally current controllable?
by Johny
Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 15:17
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 9736

My Motor Died

A lifetime ago I user to do field service on 150HP DC Motors - in extruders and suchlike. When we changed brushed we had a bedding stone that we simply held on the comm (with the motor running slowly ~= 500RPM) for 30 - 60 minutes until the brushes took on the shape of the comm. (We stopped motor ev...
by Johny
Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 14:15
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 9736

My Motor Died

I agree with Andreas. That commutator looks pretty burnt. My GUESS is that the brush stuck in the brush holder, overheated, burnt the comm, and finally fractured from the heat. Just a guess though. A good motor shop will test the commutator and, if good, machine it slightly to clean it up. My guess ...
by Johny
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 22:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

Minicab MiEV

Thanks Thom.
by Johny
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 20:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

Minicab MiEV

Has anyone here ever bought a vehicle through j-spec?
by Johny
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 16:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-Miev spare parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

i-Miev spare parts

TooQik wrote: Here's the rear bush for the front control arm:

http://febest.com.au/REAR_ARM_BUSHING_FRONT_ARM/MAB-066

I overlooked it last night when searching.
Good find. They have the front one as well (MAB-DA1S) and appear to validate that the front one is the same as that for Volvo S40.
by Johny
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 15:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-Miev spare parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

i-Miev spare parts

You could also look at Nolathane (religious arguments notwithstanding). Nolathane are easier to fit in this case as they press in from either side - still have to press the old ones out though. I searched for Volvo S40 Mk2. Hopefully the auto-parts description is correct and it also fits iMiev. (I d...
by Johny
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 14:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-Miev spare parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

i-Miev spare parts

Found it on eBay. Says for Volvo but part number is MAB-DA1S as per previous link.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VOLVO-S40-Fr ... 1915515291
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by Johny
Fri, 03 Feb 2017, 16:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Did I break any laws?
Replies: 18
Views: 3312

Did I break any laws?

...they noted the safety issue with the charger cable trailing across the ground - fair enough - but did not actually say no to the power use..... That's fixable: http://www.cablesafe.com.au/onlinestore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=1 http://www.cablesafe.com.au/onlinestore/i...
by Johny
Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 20:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 7127

What to replace i-MiEV with?

Yes, we're disadvantaged by the Aussie thought-bubble that you need a car that can get you from Melbourne to Perth with only 5 minutes notice before leaving. Also small market. Love the see the Chevy Bolt (Bolt not Volt) here but no right-hand drive until GM see solid sales for it.
by Johny
Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 14:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Conversion completed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Conversion completed.

So sad to hear of the disaster Brian. I can't help but mis-quote "There but for the Grace of God go I". (no, I'm not religious. The original was "...go John Bradford"). We are messing with a lot of power and it's painful for you but good for many (including me) to get a reminder every now and then. ...
by Johny
Wed, 18 Jan 2017, 18:30
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Outlander PHEV Electric Brake Harness for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Outlander PHEV Electric Brake Harness for Sale

I have a brand new electric brake harness for the PHEV. I bought it and the auto-elec didn't use it as he decided to do it "his way".
I might be able to return it to the dealer but in the meantime if anyone is wanting one it cost me $91. $Offers?
by Johny
Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 14:07
Forum: Nissan
Topic: What EVSE to replace dead Origin/ChargePoint?
Replies: 28
Views: 7246

What EVSE to replace dead Origin/ChargePoint?

Adverse Effects wrote: output 19.6VDC that seems strangely a very specific and odd voltage
It gives enough headroom for a 12V regulator. Note the heat-sunk regulator type device (TO220 case) on the upper left.

Edit: As jeff says - rectified. It's 19.6VAC now I look again.
by Johny
Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 18:48
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 9146

Do I need a new controller?

Hi Paul Lacking any response from Richo, I'll chip in. So now you know that one of the wires that you disconnected from the + side of the pack somehow is connected, or leaks, to chassis/ground. Two ways to go here. 1/ Change to the Ohms settings on your DVM and measure each of the disconnected + wir...
by Johny
Mon, 19 Dec 2016, 17:26
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off-grid EVSE
Replies: 19
Views: 4435

Off-grid EVSE

Unfortunately the J1772 spec. only defines charge current down to 6A. PWM duty cycle indicating ampere capacity[20] PWM     SAE continuous     SAE short term 50%     30 A     36 A peak 40%     24 A     30 A peak 30%     18 A     22 A peak 25%     15 A     20 A peak 16%     9.6 A      10%     6 A    ...
by Johny
Thu, 15 Dec 2016, 16:30
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 9146

Do I need a new controller?

It only takes a few milliamps for a human to feel "zapped". It sounds like either leakage or controlled leakage (deliberate low current path to ground). As Chris says, charger or DC-DC could be it. As much as it's a pain, disconnect charger then, if not it, DC-DC - both sides of supply and recheck. ...
by Johny
Wed, 14 Dec 2016, 15:38
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 9146

Do I need a new controller?

Hi Paul If it were any other controller other than Zeva's I'd be looking there - but not in this case. It's more likely that: They said to me that it may not be our rewiring that causes the problem as both the controller and the new contactor appear to be initialised from the 12v system unlike the o...
by Johny
Thu, 08 Dec 2016, 20:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 5499

Minicab MiEV

The CarSales ones are advertised as the 16kWh pack. How do you tell the difference (12 vs 16kwh) on the Japan importer site?
by Johny
Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 15:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 51913

New to the forum & new I-miev

I have b^^%$y spider webs everywhere. No fumes or heat to make them uncomfortable. At a recent showing someone commented "you don't drive it much do you". My car had been carefully washed the night before and the webs were already back. I spluttered that it WAS my day car...
by Johny
Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 15:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 369046

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

I've been accused of driving a mobile tinker toy but you've exceeded that by far weber. I have a speed warning that you engage by pressing the only button on the dash that interacts with my controller. One of it's four functions is: If you have the accelerator in "coast" (or near) and press the butt...
by Johny
Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 14:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a used Outlander PHEV
Replies: 19
Views: 3336

Buying a used Outlander PHEV

Going to get the jaycar obd dongle this week. Just on that note... I bought a $20 WiFi OBD2 dongle off eBay - the one suggested as the cheapy on EvBatMon website (he DID say buy a better one but I thought - what the heck). It connected and worked perfectly - the first day. It worked for 2 days. Not...
by Johny
Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 20:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Ultralight PHEV x2
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Ultralight PHEV x2

Sorry that wasn't any help. Apparently though a Mitsu dealer can get the password if you give them the VIN.