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by brendon_m
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 19:44
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Owning a Tesla for a year
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Owning a Tesla for a year

I guess you don't watch anything then? Its hard to get away from them
by brendon_m
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 17:34
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 1710

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

Would we even have to tell them? In WA, Western power want to know the serial number of the inverter so if you change it technically you're meant tell them(and they may refuse the unit). But it's not like they are going to come round and check the number as long as you don't start exporting at midn...
by brendon_m
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 19:48
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: leaf battery shell

I think his first was damaged in transit wasn't it?
by brendon_m
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 16:32
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 3263

Re: Home charging

Oh yeah I see it now, it does actually say wiring AND power point. :oops: But on that note I find it interesting that in order to run a 2.4kw (10a) device you need to run wiring capable of 20a. Almost as if the wiring code was skimping all along and only now needs to be upgraded because of EVs. In t...
by brendon_m
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 13:00
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 3263

Re: Home charging

I'm not a 240v sparky, I'm just going by what I've heard/read By piggy backing I mean you can't have a 15a socket and just add a second next it without running an extra cable to the meter box to its own breaker In terms of the wire size, this article https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-rules-to-increase...
by brendon_m
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 11:08
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 3263

Re: Home charging

I was under the impression that all 15a sockets had to be on their own breaker wiring and that piggy backing etc wasn't allowed. I did hear that for EVs you need to now over size the wiring because they draw so much for so long.
by brendon_m
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 06:01
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: car hoist
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: car hoist

$600? Lucky my garage isn’t really tall enough for a hoist. Kinda defeats the purpose when you can’t get the vehicle much higher than a jack stand. I don't have the height for one either, my shed is a sea container and my garage is just a standard under the main roof carport. Maybe it could go out ...
by brendon_m
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 05:57
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: car hoist
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: car hoist

brunohill wrote:
Tue, 27 Aug 2019, 23:36
You should be able to just sling a moke up a couple of gum trees. She'll be right mate! ;)
I normally just make sure I bend with my knees when I need to lift it up. Its just hard working with only 1 arm while the other is holding the car up in the air :D
by brendon_m
Tue, 27 Aug 2019, 18:48
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: car hoist
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: car hoist

Lalalalala, I'm not listening, lalalalalala
by brendon_m
Tue, 27 Aug 2019, 12:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: car hoist
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: car hoist

Thank god it's 3 phase, otherwise I'd be trying to explain to my wife where I'm going to put a hoist and why I need it
by brendon_m
Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 11:34
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 3263

Re: Home charging

It really depends on how fast you want to recharge. Manufacturers all seem to go with "80% charge in X minutes". But I personally find the best way to measure charge rate is km per hour, (although it does vary with driving style, efficiency etc) Ie a 10a 240v evse would recharge at a rate of 10-15km...
by brendon_m
Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 15:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 60076

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Ahhh Honda's, such lovely cars to work on.
by brendon_m
Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 15:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Imiev bms
Replies: 12
Views: 2472

Re: Imiev bms

Sorry but I never got the whole pack. I ended getting just the cells through a different deal.
by brendon_m
Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 10:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 188
Views: 23079

Re: Brendon_m Moke

2 tesla drive units probably weigh more than the moke shell although that would make a great power to weight ratio, but unfortunately I suspect I'd get in, take off and fry all 4 tyres in an instant... Reminds me of the go-cart I made out of a subaru ej25. Custom frame so it was basically an engine,...
by brendon_m
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 19:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 188
Views: 23079

Re: Brendon_m Moke

The majority of the floor / inside of the pods is a custom made job from the guy before me so unfortunately it wouldn't suit any other mokes. The top, sides and ends of the side pods are intact. I cut a big rectangle in the bottom of the pods and then cut/ground all the inner partitions out. The bat...
by brendon_m
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 11:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 188
Views: 23079

Re: Brendon_m Moke

by brendon_m
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 10:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 188
Views: 23079

Re: Brendon_m Moke

The whole lot is installed the 2 side pods. 2x 48v 150ah (13s3p) packs, one down each side and wired in series giving me 96v150ah (26s3p) total. I've done up the cabling (mostly) as well now so I had the motor turning. On a side note I think the cable speedo is going to drive me nuts, it's horrendou...
by brendon_m
Sat, 10 Aug 2019, 20:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 188
Views: 23079

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Got the 2nd pack in.
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by brendon_m
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 06:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Home charging an ev . MEDIA stories
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Home charging an ev . MEDIA stories

Yeah, I work Monday to Friday and it (apparently) take 5 days to recharge my car, so my work week is 25 days long, it's handy having a DeLorean but getting the 1.21gigawatts from solar every day can be hard :roll:
by brendon_m
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 06:07
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Can I use different capacity cells
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: Can I use different capacity cells

The cells won't be a perfect match and heat, internal resistance etc will be different throughout the pack so it will have a tendency to slide out of balance. But with a bms it should be OK. Its only a 12v pack so there isn't a lot of room for an individual cell to move before the overall voltage tr...
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 13:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?

Looks like a tesla motor and controller with a trendy output yoke designed to go to a drive shaft/diff
by brendon_m
Tue, 06 Aug 2019, 17:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 60076

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

How water tight is the dcdc? Could it squeeze under the aluminium plate and hang between the motor and radiator? Or maybe the gearbox and radiator. Hard to judge by pictures but it sort of looks like it might fit.
by brendon_m
Mon, 05 Aug 2019, 19:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: VF2 SSV Redline - Hybrid EV conversion?

If you want to go hybrid, I agree with what Francisco said, good luck squeezing in an electric motor in the engine bay with an engine there already. You could go hub motors but it'll probably be underwhelming, and engineering nightmare (making everything fit and work well) and I haven't seen anythin...
by brendon_m
Sat, 03 Aug 2019, 19:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Starting to research vintage Mazda conversion. Help appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 2046

Re: Starting to research vintage Mazda conversion. Help appreciated.

If you keep the gearbox you can drive it like a normal manual car but you will probably end up just putting it in one gear and leaving it there and driving the car like an auto. With the instant torque of electric motors and the normally wide rpm range you don't really need multiple gears (depending...
by brendon_m
Thu, 01 Aug 2019, 12:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3-phase hybrid inverters?
Replies: 12
Views: 1440

Re: 3-phase hybrid inverters?

According to the features tab (third tick up from the bottom) they are compliant