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by Bryce
Today, 05:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Sounds weird. Will chase it up and get back to you.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Today, 05:33
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 59
Views: 12576

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Hi Ray - the talk from EVs Enhanced at the 2020 EV Vision conference is available for viewing (well, will be soon ;-) Tickets for the website are only $25 (or free to conference attendees - was part of the ticket benefits). See thread on the conference for more details. Cheers Bryce FORMER 2020 EV V...
by Bryce
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: My senior moment ...
Replies: 1
Views: 66

My senior moment ...

Ah hah - seems I have just qualified for 'Senior member' according to the website! (My designation just moved from 'Groupie' to 'Senior Member').
Only took 10 years as a forum member. Or was it the mark of reaching 400 posts?
Cheers
Bryce
P.S. Do I get a senior card too?
by Bryce
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 13:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Hi all - letting you know the website and system for viewing the conference sessions and downloading resources should be available in a week or two. (There is only one of me, and I am worn out!)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 09:02
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: And then there were 5...

First batch in 2017 was approx 50. Second batch in 2019 was 75 .... less write-offs for oil damage! (See https://thedriven.io/2019/08/08/renault ... oil-spill/ )

Guessing approx 100?

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 15:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: bike racks for Kona

Hi there - the back of the petrol vs electric Kona is the same. If you use a flat bar towbar like the Tag (https://www.tagtowbars.com.au/products/ ... 9336653935) - which is the one I've fitted - that bike rack will fit.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 11:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: And then there were 5...

Enjoy! Zoe is a lovely car. My partner is still wrapt in hers after 2 months. If only Renault had brought the current ZE50 Zoe here .... would've been tempted to swap the Kona if they'd included the R135 GT line Zoe ;-) ...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 14:30
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: DC Motors - Shunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 189

Re: DC Motors - Shunt?

Personally, I'd go AC - the price difference with DC is very little now and you get a whole lot more flexibility through programming if you select the right brand ... and a whole lot more confusion if you get one with a less than helpful computer programming interface .... :-( Will dig out my notes ...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 14:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

Hi there - the EVSE is nothing but an automatic power point controlled by the car. For a Zoe - provided the EVSE charges at or above 3.6kW, the Zoe battery will be charged the same by all EVSEs irrespective of brand. Below 3.6kW the Zoe Chameleon charger gets very inefficient, so that's why Renault ...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 04:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

Yes, the 2 comms pins plus the earth go through. (Especially the earth!) Cheers Bryce As an addendum: if you check the CCS2 plugs at the charging sites - you'll see the three top pins of the Type 2 socket are populated as well as the 2 big DC pins. These are the proximity and pilot pins (the 2 uppe...
by Bryce
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 16:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

Yes, the 2 comms pins plus the earth go through. (Especially the earth!)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 09:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs on the up ... and up
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: EVs on the up ... and up

jonescg wrote: Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 20:35 Amazingly the cheapest EVs are still $15k or so.
Considering the Leaf was over $50k 8 years ago its not all bad. But cars are just a waste of money, some are bigger wastes than others.
But some are fun to waste it on. 😆
by Bryce
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 16:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs on the up ... and up
Replies: 4
Views: 139

EVs on the up ... and up

Wow - CarSales.com.au listings for EVs for the first time have cracked 500 for sale! Give the total site has reduced from a high of near 200,000 in Feb to a current 131,000 ... but the number of EVs for sale never fell. Instead they have steadily increased over the same time. AND there weren't the s...
by Bryce
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 15:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Over, done and dusted... and still available for viewing and additional resource downloads! $25 post-event tickets available at https://www.aeva.asn.au/events/96/

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 09:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Apologies for the ticketing issue - seems the Delegate Connect login email with the register link got treated as 'malicious code' and ended up quarantined in server spam filters. DC I think resent them all overnight so most problems were sorted by this morning. (I think I ended up with a few more gr...
by Bryce
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 20:02
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: And then there were 5...

Was wondering if my post would flush one or two more out ... 😆
by Bryce
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 14:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

Seems the $100 off was the fish hook to ensure all the EV owners ensured they were registered as EVs .... before screwing them with the RUC. Or am I being cynical???
by Bryce
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 09:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 8
Views: 211

And then there were 5...

Seems the Zoe run-out is almost done! Only 5 left on the car sales sites. 3 in Tas, 1 in WA and one in Vic.
Oh - and a Kangoo ZE second-hand in WA. ;-)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 09:26
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: IEC plug > charger connector?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: IEC plug > charger connector?

Yeah, have been trying to point out for years out AC EVSEs are NOT chargers (the charger is INSIDE the car) .... but I think I long ago lost that battle .......
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 15:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe sunvisor- Clio models fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Zoe sunvisor- Clio models fit?

Hi there. Zoe is in same segment as the Clio but they are different cars. (Zoe is not a 'Clio electric'). On the other hand, Renault are famous for the sharing parts bins between models. (Have owned/working on Renaults for decades!) To cut a long story short ... not a given, but check the wreckers f...
by Bryce
Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 07:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Hi Sam - you might be waiting a while for reduced priced/smaller EVSEs! In the 8 years that I've been installing them, they haven't changed much in style, size or price. My own one from 6 years ago is exactly the same now as then, but it costs more. (Was around $800 then and $1100 now). Re 15A socke...
by Bryce
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 14:40
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Ah, now I see! In that case, have a Type A RCD fitted, get the round pin 32A socket fitted to the other end and Bob's your aunty's live-in lover. 😆
by Bryce
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 12:35
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Hi Sam-in your case it's not likely to become a burnt plugs issue provided it is rarely unplugged - but it is still a shared circuit issue. Outlets for EV charging must not be shared for any other use. Your description says the circuit includes the garage.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 11:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Hi Sam-just amended my post to add that your suggested situation would though still contravene Appendix P in AS3000 as it is an outlet fot EV charging. You would need a separate circuit and Type A RCD-be it a 32A outlet or EVSE.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 11:15
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Hi Sam-yes, a 32A round pin outlet with a portable 32A EVSE as a primary charger would be ok, provided it stays screwed together most of the time to ensure the connections don't get the chance to loosen, and is a single circuit direct back to the switchboard using a type A RCD. (BTW in your situatio...