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by Bryce
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 08:23
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted (now sourced) - Leaf service plug
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Wanted - Leaf service plug

Hi there - a couple of new options: https://www.amphenol.com/node/4826 https://eveurope.eu/en/product-category/safety-fuses-switches-service-disconnect/battery-service-disconnect-en/ They are (or at least used to be) also sold by by SWE check here in Melbourne, but I couldn't find their listing for ...
by Bryce
Wed, 09 Jun 2021, 11:38
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: non NSW drivers using NMRA chargers.
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: non NSW drivers using NMRA chargers.

Last time I used them, they were open to all EV comers. I believe this is still the case: but being a Victorian, it has been a while since I escaped over the border so things may have changed. I do believe though that even when they were to change to 'members only' that all Auto Association members ...
by Bryce
Mon, 07 Jun 2021, 12:53
Forum: Other
Topic: Rough price for EV conversion on lotus?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Rough price for EV conversion on lotus?

Long answer: I'm with CJ on that one. $100k for parts PLUS labour.

Short answer: Buy the Tesla roadster!

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 03 Jun 2021, 14:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help make sure our auto tradies are up to speed on EVs!
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: Help make sure our auto tradies are up to speed on EVs!

Hi all - seems to be the topic de jour. Just submitted an article to Renew on the topic of EV build safety. (FYI: my day job is EV design and build electrical safety training for uni FSAE teams). Be good to have a quality non-accredited course for EV home converters - but accrediting it will be hard...
by Bryce
Tue, 25 May 2021, 06:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Lend an adaptor to a not-for-profit org? Old i-MiEV
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Lend an adaptor to a not-for-profit org? Old i-MiEV

Hi there - alternatively is there a power point nearby you can plug a portable EVSE into? I think I have a Type 1 portable and a heavy duty lead kicking around somewhere (or could quickly whip one up) - or someone can bring one of those instead. May open up the options a bit.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 23 May 2021, 09:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Thundersky 90Ah cells for sale: Melb
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Thundersky 90Ah cells for sale: Melb

Hi all - am doing a garage clear-out and came across (/tripped over! :-) ) 33 used Thundersky 90Ah cells. Had kept them for a project that has now fallen through. Note that whilst still great for a storage battery system, they are definitely past-it for EV use. There are 11 x 67mm wide ones and 22 o...
by Bryce
Tue, 04 May 2021, 06:02
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 2480

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Hi Terry - yes, the Blades used a DMOC445, not a 645. However - don't bother trying to get an air cooled DMOC going. The only one I know that is still going well is an early one with a water cooled DMOC. For an air-cooled one: it is only a matter of time before it expires from heat exhaustion, and t...
by Bryce
Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 09:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 27
Views: 1175

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

Campaign and rally to oppose the tax being organised by Solar Citizens. Rally happens Tuesday May 4 outside Vic parliament house. See https://www.solarcitizens.org.au/stop_the_ev_tax for more details. They are also running a campaign for Australians in all states to sign-up to. This is a part of the...
by Bryce
Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 05:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: isolation monitoring
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: isolation monitoring

Hi Joe - I've used the Bender IR125 unit before with great success. The uni FSAE EV race teams must also include a ground-fault detection system and primarily use Bender units. Your local AEVA branch should have contacts with the local uni team to get info on them.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 05:17
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 2480

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Hi Chris - the problem with Blades is they are, well, not worth fixing unless you are a do-it-yourself sort of person. The cost to pay someone to do it is usually well more than they are worth when finished as they are all different and generally have unique problems built into them. (Plus paying ot...
by Bryce
Tue, 23 Mar 2021, 06:52
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 2480

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Hi Chris - I suspect most EV conversion workshops have something close to PTSD re Blades. If you treat it as a glider and install a new motor with the controller along with put in your choice of battery monitor, BMS and charge plug (BTW: a Curtis motor and controller costs about the same as just fin...
by Bryce
Mon, 22 Mar 2021, 05:15
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 2480

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Thank you for the reply. I find it hard to comprehend why an AZD controller can not be repaired! Why can't an electronics repairer diagnose a faulty component and replace it? The controller still drives the car! It can't be completely burnt out. Looks like EVs are not ready for the general populati...
by Bryce
Sun, 21 Mar 2021, 06:19
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 38
Views: 2480

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Hi there Chris - sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the AZD controllers are effectively impossible to repair. If the controller is dead, the only solution is to replace the controller with one compatible with the motor. (Preferable one with a manufacturer still in existence and who provides goo...
by Bryce
Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 05:12
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: New IONIQ Firmware Update SUCKS
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: New IONIQ Firmware Update SUCKS

Sigh. And how many times has Microsoft 'updated' Word or Windows with features that nobody wanted (or uses) and in the process moved or deleted useful functions? With cars becoming more like computers, seems our experience with computers is our introduction to the coming world of vehicle 'over the a...
by Bryce
Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 03:47
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Membership currency and various forum issues
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Membership currency and various forum issues

Hi there - my t'uppence worth is it all sounds a bit odd! Firstly, For Sale section is a public forum. You should still see it, even if you can't edit an ad. Secondly, if your AEVA membership has lapsed, that should not affect the forums login - that is a separate login and there are lots of forum m...
by Bryce
Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 05:35
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Satnav malfunctioning
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Zoe Satnav malfunctioning

Hi Russell-is it perhaps taking the 'shortest' route? My Kona has a bad habit of doing that. Particularly on long freeway trips. (The old road may be shorter than the freeway bypass-but it certainly ain't quicker... ).
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 16:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion
Replies: 78
Views: 3031

Re: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion

Hi there-whilst technically possible to do CHAdeMO charging in a conversion (see last ever EVNews - Oct 2020 - for an article from someone who did get it to work), I think the take-home message from the article is 'don't try this at home'.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 17 Feb 2021, 04:46
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Basic EV troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Basic EV troubleshooting

Ditto on the 'some sort of life'. Sometimes if they are not too low or left for too long you can sometimes gently resuscitate them individually with a controlled current/voltage power supply to a high enough level to get the BMS to cooperate.... However the range is often well down on what a new bat...
by Bryce
Tue, 09 Feb 2021, 10:14
Forum: Audi
Topic: Audi forum reorganisation
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Audi forum reorganisation

Perhaps not the best arrangement - yes, Audi, Porsche, Skoda etc are part of the VW group - but it is not widely understood by the general public that this is the case. Suggest keeping them as separate marques. Either that, or put Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault under a category called 'Renault Group...
by Bryce
Sun, 07 Feb 2021, 05:59
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: DC Motors - Shunt?
Replies: 24
Views: 1606

Re: DC Motors - Shunt?

As an FYI - the Emrax motor is commonly used in FSAE racing EVs. (https://motorsport.org.au/about/education/formula-sae)
These are the teams I work with in my day job. :-)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 05 Feb 2021, 08:58
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 24
Views: 1143

Re: And then there were 5...

Yes - with ZE50 Zoe, Renault introduced CCS2 DC charging as an option. (Plus created the R135 GT Line 'performance' Zoe. That ad is for one of those :-) )

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 05 Feb 2021, 08:54
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 26
Views: 2228

Re: EV plate label kit

BTW: the ones I sell stick like the proverbial to a blanket. My old EV set are still perfect after 8 years. However, they do have the alternate problem that you MUST put them on in the right spot first time. (Have tried - they never come off in one piece!)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 09:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 24
Views: 1143

Re: And then there were 5...

And then there were none. All the Zoe run-out listings are gone on Carsales and Gumtree.

Just one lonely new Kangoo EV van in Tasmania to represent Renault EVs in Australia. A sad situation, given how well Renault EVs sell in Europe...

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 01 Feb 2021, 15:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Any i-MiEV's for sale?
Replies: 22
Views: 7081

Re: Any i-MiEV's for sale?

One for sale in Vic. Just came in to me to go into 'For Sale' section of (sadly now deceased) national newsletter EVNews. Will post details tomorrow.
Cheers
Bryce
(The reluctantly former editor of EVNews)
by Bryce
Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 17:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 2614

Re: Prospective EV owner

E-niro is basically a slightly bigger Kona-(same running gear and battery: Kia is owned by Hyundai) so if you liked the Kona but found it a bit small, the e-niro is possibly your perfect EV!
Cheers
Bryce