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by jonescg
Yesterday, 08:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lancer checks in
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Lancer checks in

All depends on where you end up living and how far you need to travel, and how often. Which city/town will you land in?
by jonescg
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 19:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 273
Views: 19317

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Seems 4 mm is exactly the right amount of spacing required to get the shaft to sit at the right fore/aft neutral spot. I've found the same sweet spot for up and down too.
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by jonescg
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 13:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Ioniq Electric
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Ioniq Electric

Sadly a familiar story... They just can't keep up with demand.
by jonescg
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 13:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k

250 Wh/km is at the very bad end of the scale - more likely it will be around 200 Wh/km, affording about 100 km. Yeah, and these NMC cells are more sensitive to heat. One solution is to mount the cells on an aluminium cooling plate and pulling cooled cabin air across them in addition to what the coo...
by jonescg
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 12:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k

What is the vehicle it's going in again? 20 kWh of prismatic NMC will cost about $7k - could be what you're chasing?
by jonescg
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 11:56
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Leaf at Pickles auctions: 7 bars left
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Leaf at Pickles auctions: 7 bars left

If a Leaf battery can be replaced for $9000 including GST and labour it's a pretty good deal. Even using prismatic NMC you're looking at about $12,000 in cells and easily a few thousand in labour.
by jonescg
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 10:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 273
Views: 19317

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

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I machined the edge nice and flat so the two parts bolted up square.

Next step is to add the spacer plate and mount the bearing to it. Going to have to use countersunk bolts with the nuts on the outside I think.
by jonescg
Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 15:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 273
Views: 19317

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hi Terry, The plan is to bolt this plate to the end of the motor, and then bolt the bearing support plate to the face plate. The exact position will be in the centre of movement of the mid shaft, with the spacing set accordingly. At this end it has about 5 mm of free play in all directions. Fortunat...
by jonescg
Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 06:51
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld

Congratulations Mike!
by jonescg
Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 21:25
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery interconnect sizing
Replies: 38
Views: 327

Re: Battery interconnect sizing

soyachips wrote:
Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 20:11
@jonescg I had no idea you could get copper cut so cheap. That's like 1/2 the price I could find on eBay just for the material! Who's your supplier?
Intracut here in Perth. Mind you, 1.8 c per mm means a part like this:
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Cost about $9 each...
by jonescg
Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 17:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 273
Views: 19317

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well now at least the passenger side motor mount and mid shaft support plate are done. It needs about 5 mm of plate aluminium to space it out, or alternatively, a piece of 15 mm plate (preferred). Once this is together and the shaft is supported, we can drop it in the engine bay and mount the last t...
by jonescg
Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 09:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery interconnect sizing
Replies: 38
Views: 327

Re: Battery interconnect sizing

Richo wrote:
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 13:02
Normally a jet cutter charges for the time+material.
They should stock 3mm copper plate.
I actually find supply + cut cheaper than me supplying material. I get 2 mm copper cut up all the time - it works out to about 1.8 c per mm of cut.
by jonescg
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 14:12
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back

Agreed about the GOM's accuracy - I was counting the 5 km intervals as we approached each town and comparing that to the range remaining, and it more or less tracked it point for point. On a few occasions the GOM was pessimistic, but we'd gone up some slight inclines, only to recover those missing k...
by jonescg
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 11:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back

I only noticed the guess-o-meter when I went up Welshpool road in the Perth hills - I lost 20 km of range in about 6 km while gaining 240 m in altitude.
CanZE would no doubt be far more informative than the screen in the car.
by jonescg
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 08:44
Forum: Renault
Topic: New 2020 Zoe announced
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: New 2020 Zoe announced

Looks good - my only real issue with the Zoe was a need for DC fast charging. But an extra 10 kWh will help add a good 40 km of range on the highway.
by jonescg
Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 19:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Small wind turbines
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Small wind turbines

@acmotor has some experience I believe. I suspect the power ratings are somewhat arbitrary, as it literally depends on the wind. so 400 W might be a safe continuous rating? 1.5 kW peaks in gusts?
by jonescg
Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 21:47
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

Nice one! No doubt a pretty good deal?
Going to use some Tesla modules?
by jonescg
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 21:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery interconnect sizing
Replies: 38
Views: 327

Re: Battery interconnect sizing

For the cables, I’m going to use 50mm² orange power cable. There's your answer. Aim to have the same amount of conductor throughout. If you use aluminium make sure the cross sectional area is at least twice as much. I'd use 2 mm x 20 mm copper at a minimum. As Brendan says, stacks of thinner stuff ...
by jonescg
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 10:21
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

I had a chat with Shirwin from Melville Renault and he said the Zoe charged up on their charger no problem. I explained that this was to be expected, considering the car had plenty of time to cool down, and the charger at the car yard is only a single phase 32 A charger. I covered our entire driving...
by jonescg
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 21:17
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car
Replies: 44
Views: 5749

Re: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car

Might be worth helping them along like we did with eFXC - the rules for that competition were still pretty open but we had basic safety considerations, including capacitor discharge at shut-down and the like. I think most racers at the track were interested in the electric bikes too, but like most m...
by jonescg
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 16:18
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

antiscab wrote:
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 15:34
This would go great with some new lightweight ncm cells.
Which I will be ordering early next week!
by jonescg
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 13:26
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 367

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

It's staggering that they think charging at such a low rate could ever do harm to the battery. More likely the battery failed for its own reasons and the charger was a convenient excuse. Having seen how workshops troubleshoot EV problems (replace the easiest stuff first, and keep replacing things un...
by jonescg
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 12:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 367

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

Maybe, as I discovered earlier this month, there is a problem with some vehicles' chargers and they are looking for any excuse to deflect responsibility?
by jonescg
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 16:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Hi Chris, from memory, the clock is set OTA (over the air). I have never set ours and daylight saving was also automatic. Very interesting about the charging problem. I have done Tesla DC charge and also 3 phase charge on 40deg days but only running at 80-90km/hr. The times I did 100/110km/hr charg...
by jonescg
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 15:49
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

From Leigh: I purchased a 2010 WA Electric Vehicle conversion trial car (a Ford Focus), which I have been trying to get rid of for a little while now. Unfortunately someone has just smashed the rear window of it, which has convinced me to finally contact you. I will warn you that the battery pack ne...