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by jonescg
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 19:30
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV servicing WA
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Kona EV servicing WA

Pretty sure Vic Park, Ozzy Park and Wangara are the only Bluedrives in Perth.
by jonescg
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 17:38
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1138

Re: Charging failed

Really hope that's the end of it for you Dave. What a gong show!
by jonescg
Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 07:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

That particular car (the one with the decals on the side) was the one we drove to Esperance and had difficulty charging.
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 19:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Had a chat with Brendan about the install and what happened with the EZ Meter. Seems it produced smoke and popped before he gave up, suggesting either it was incorrectly wired or it was faulty to begin with. Either way, it's doing nothing so I need to replace it with a new one and hope it gets wired...
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 19:10
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

brendon_m wrote: Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 15:40 https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/detail ... 02059af82c

For those playing in WA
$35000
*doesn't like to be charged at 22 kW... Ask me how I know.
by jonescg
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 19:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41188

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm sure I'm telling you nothing you haven't already calculated, but... I would be careful about "desensitising" the current sensing. The current sensor is probably also used to limit the current if Leadfoot Leroy floors the pedal on a steep hill or driveway. If the indicated current is lower, you ...
by jonescg
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 14:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41188

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Should quickly add that the original LEV50 cells were LiMnO2 chemistry, not LFP. LiMnO2 cells maintain a higher operating voltage in the first 50% of the SOC, unlike NMC which tend to show a quick drop off to 4 V and fairly linear drop over the SOC. https://pushevs.com/2015/11/04/gs-yuasa-improved-c...
by jonescg
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 08:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

mark_hetho wrote: Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 08:19 Forget light-years, Moke-minutes is my new favourite unit of distance. :D
Where each stressful minute is longer than the last!
by jonescg
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 19:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

Well that sounds like a better deal than the one we tried to set up for AEVA members! I can tell you're still not a member, so what was the price on the invoice? In gross terms for the car itself, I'm not sure if it would have been better, but with the trade-in, yes, certainly a better change-over ...
by jonescg
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 17:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

Well that sounds like a better deal than the one we tried to set up for AEVA members! I can tell you're still not a member, so what was the price on the invoice?
Happy electric motoring!
by jonescg
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 16:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Hmm, well not yet, but progress was made. I learned the difference between doing it right and doing it to code. I installed an AC isolator box destined to have an RCBO and an MCB for the backup and grid connect supplies respectively, after blasting a 28 mm hole through the wall behind it. Brendan ar...
by jonescg
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 09:44
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Ian needs about 18 of them, so sorry Terry, I might keep it local. At least this will get three EVs back on the road :)
by jonescg
Sat, 12 Sep 2020, 12:09
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

OK so two for Dan, one for Simon, and the remaining 13 split between Terry and Ian? Ian needs probably about 7 for his Vectrix.
by jonescg
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 18:15
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2011 Ford Focus Conversion $8k (ex EV Trial)
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: 2011 Ford Focus Conversion $8k (ex EV Trial)

antiscab wrote: Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 17:59 update:
Car passed inspection today, [because it] now has 4 new tyres
There I fixed it :)
by jonescg
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 08:46
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Hi Dan007a and T1 Terry Still haven't heard back from Brett Gilles, but there are three folks with pressing needs for these cells. These are the grey CALB 40 Ah cells measuring 180 x 115 x 45 and have 16 of them. Ian Porter needs as many as he can get for his Vectrix, so if those who need only a few...
by jonescg
Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 08:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Recommend me an inverter/charger please
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Recommend me an inverter/charger please

In the three-phase hybrid inverter world, the best two options appear to be the Fronius Symo hybrid and the Goodwe ET series (both 10 kW). I think it would be better to have an all-in-one inverter because too many boxes on the side of your house gets to be a bit of an eyesore. LV or HV - makes no di...
by jonescg
Wed, 09 Sep 2020, 21:38
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: World EV Day - Perth Event - 9th September
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: World EV Day - Perth Event - 9th September

My only 2 photos from the day - about 40-odd EVs. Not bad for a weekday.
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by jonescg
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 08:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 56
Views: 2113

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

Pretty sure those pumps are self-priming so nothing to worry about.
by jonescg
Sun, 06 Sep 2020, 10:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41188

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Yes, this is true. It would probably give lower readings, but given the climate it's operating it it shouldn't be an issue most of the time.
by jonescg
Fri, 04 Sep 2020, 09:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jack Rickard passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Jack Rickard passed away

It's been a rough year to say the least. We also just lost Jackson Edwards, aka Farfle from numerous EV forums. He was killed when he crashed his self-built aeroplane in Oregon. The plane once ran on batteries and a Zero motor, but he recently changed it back to a Rotax. After climbing to 100 m he r...
by jonescg
Fri, 04 Sep 2020, 07:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

The GW has a quiescent load of about 100 W which comes from the grid at all times, unless the grid is disconnected and it's running in backup mode. Price you have to pay I think.
by jonescg
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 19:57
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Correct, they don't care what phase carried how much current (although it can be determined). They only care about total energy imported or exported and at what time of day. Some distributors have a phase unbalance limit. But your export limit is probably too small for that to apply, if it would ap...
by jonescg
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 17:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

francisco.shi wrote: Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 16:48 You mean they only read power in or out for all the phases together.
They do not measure each phase individually. Right?
Correct, they don't care what phase carried how much current (although it can be determined). They only care about total energy imported or exported and at what time of day.
by jonescg
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 16:03
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Does that mean that if you are consuming 2kw on phase 1 and nothing on say phase 2 and your inverter is connected to phase 2 then it will try to push 2kw out thru phase 2. Will the electricity company then sell you 2kw at full price then buy 2kw from you at feed in tariff price or will it consider ...
by jonescg
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 15:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11477

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Yeah a changeover switch/relay is the way to go. Get an automatic one though otherwise you have to monitor for when power comes back on. I'm at the stage now where I'm looking to get one installed. Not going to do it myself as it involves touching the live mains pre-breaker. Let us know what you en...