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by Bryce
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 13:12
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Reminder: AEVA Vic branch AGM coming up in AUGUST
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Reminder: AEVA Vic branch AGM coming up in AUGUST

Hi all - just a reminder re an all-Vic membership email I sent earlier this month about the branch AGM coming up this AUGUST. If interested in a committee position - feel free to call Chris Nash (03 8562 9144) or any of the current committee for that matter. More info on committee positions opening ...
by Bryce
Mon, 08 Jul 2019, 11:45
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 31
Views: 9211

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Hi there - comes with Type 2 connector for AC and CHAdeMO for DC. Have pics of charge ports in one of the Australian Nissan display cars, but can't find a way to attach them here. You can see the ports of a Victorian registered 2018 Leaf here though: https://thedriven.io/2018/12/10/what-is-chademo-c...
by Bryce
Sun, 07 Jul 2019, 09:57
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Announcing the Ballarat AEVA sub-branch: first meeting July 16th
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Announcing the Ballarat AEVA sub-branch: first meeting July 16th

Hi all - we now have a newly formed 'Ballarat and region' sub-branch, that will meet on the third Tuesday of every SECOND month (odd numbered months). The first formal meeting (following the initial set-up meeting last month) will be Tuesday July 16th. The meeting will be run by the new committee fo...
by Bryce
Sun, 07 Jul 2019, 09:49
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: Wed July 10th
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Next Vic meeting: Wed July 10th

Hi all - letting you know our regular '2nd Wednesday of the month' meeting happens again this Wednesday. This month's talk will be by Peter Quick on his recent tour around the US looking at all things EV and EV conversion. Time: 7pm start Where: Blackflat Community Hall, corner Springvale Rd and Wav...
by Bryce
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 05:37
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Re prices and keeping the battery pack: the cheaper Japanese packs are repackaged good cells from recycled Leaf packs - not new ones. (BTW: the Japanese pack is US$2600 plus fitting, which is around Au$4000, plus fitting). The Japanese second-hand packs are a change-over price. New packs in the US a...
by Bryce
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 07:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lancer checks in
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Lancer checks in

Depends on your budget, range and size needs. Under $10k: a good converted EV (some currently available in WA?); BTW - avoid Blades (converted Hyundai Getz) unless you're very technically savvy to be able to repair them yourself ...; Under $15k: second-hand Mitsubishi iMiEV, grey import MiEV van; Un...
by Bryce
Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 05:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: New/Unused A123 AMP20 pouch cells x approx 120
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: New/Unused A123 AMP20 pouch cells x approx 120

Hi all - updating the ad: cells still available. (Faculty has given the team a 'friendly' reminder to clear up their storage areas!) However contact me in the first instance (evnews@bigpond.com) as the Melb Uni contact originally listed above has finished uni. I can then put you in contact with the ...
by Bryce
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 10:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery interconnect sizing
Replies: 45
Views: 623

Re: Battery interconnect sizing

Hi there - I'd go copper. Easier to work with, good conductivity, few issues with dealing with surface corrosion. The weight saving isn't worth the effort - in particular the difficulties of dealing with aluminium surface corrosion creating high resistance joins. I buy copper bar of an appropriate c...
by Bryce
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 08:06
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car
Replies: 49
Views: 6006

Re: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car

Hi there Greg - these issues (and more) for custom built electric race cars are well addressed in the Formula SAE competition, which has had an e-car category for nearly 10 years now. (BTW: for those who have not heard of it - FSAE is an annual, international competition for university engineering s...
by Bryce
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 11:09
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Leaf at Pickles auctions: 7 bars left
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Leaf at Pickles auctions: 7 bars left

Hi all/anyone looking at the Leaf for sale via Pickles in Darwin: https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item/search#!/search-result?q=(And.ProductType.Vehicles._.(C.Make.Nissan._.Model.LEAF.)) FYI: it only has 7 (of the original 12) capacity bars left. That is usually the trigger for a new battery. Cheers...
by Bryce
Tue, 11 Jun 2019, 17:46
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car
Replies: 49
Views: 6006

Re: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car

Ah, so much potential to make a difference in your current endeavour. Meeting any resistance? 😆😆
by Bryce
Wed, 29 May 2019, 11:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 30
Views: 2197

Re: Bring on the BERM please

Thanks for pointing the Ryobi out Lou - just wrote it up for TheDriven. Hopefully a cut above my usual articles .... ;-)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 27 May 2019, 06:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tc charger 72v dead user error.
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Tc charger 72v dead user error.

Also curious about the mistake so as not to do it myself. (I don't want to end up as another 'dead user' ;-) )

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 13 May 2019, 08:57
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car
Replies: 49
Views: 6006

Re: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car

Well done! And now the big question: Did you have FUN?

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 04 May 2019, 07:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV report on the ABC Friday 3rd
Replies: 1
Views: 177

EV report on the ABC Friday 3rd

A good summary of where Aust (and the world) are in EV adoption today - including interviews with AEVA members Kathleen Davis (as an EV owner) and Rus Sheppard (corporate member EVolution).
You can watch it here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-business/

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 04 May 2019, 07:40
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: Wed May 8th
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Next Vic meeting: Wed May 8th

Our next meeting will return to the Blackflat Community Hall. Meeting will cover: 1. monthly EV news update 2. general meeting info & coming events 3. Presentation: 'Recent EV buyer research results: the dealers know nothing about EVs .... plus some less obvious ones" 4. Discussion to follow: How mi...
by Bryce
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 14:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 19
Views: 814

Re: I've got my Kona

Congrats! Still waiting for mine. (I foolishly have specified my interior and exterior colours!).
BTW: Am finding my long lost range anxiety is creeping back as I wait eagerly for a 400 plus km range 😊
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 15:31
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car
Replies: 49
Views: 6006

Re: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car

As a former motorkhana competitor through the RCCV: I would have been interested but apologies, I never noticed your posts.
Love the idea of an electric motorkhana special. That car must have scared a few/all of the fossil competitors!
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 13:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 73
Views: 8194

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

I was there with my conversion - and no complaints whatsoever about the winner. You got a bloody well deserved award Damon! (Personally, I would have also awarded you the 'certifiable nutter for doing it' award to go alongside it ... but perhaps there are too many others deserving of that one in the...
by Bryce
Wed, 03 Apr 2019, 13:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2029

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Launch edition does not have satnav.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 14:02
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: April 1oth, Wheelers Hill Hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Next Vic meeting: April 10th, Wheelers Hill Hotel

Hi all Vic AEVA members (and any traveling interstate members passing through): this months meeting (Wednesday 10th April) will be a pub meet-up at the Wheelers Hill Hotel, Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill. Come at 6.30pm for a bite to eat first. Should have the table just to the right of the bar up...
by Bryce
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 14:01
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: April 1oth, Wheelers Hill Hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Next Vic meeting: April 1oth, Wheelers Hill Hotel

Hi all Vic (and traveling interstate members passing through): this months meeting (Wednesday 10th April) will be a pub meet-up at the Wheelers Hill Hotel, Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill. Come at 6.30pm for a bite to eat first. Should have the table just to the right of the bar up the steps as you...
by Bryce
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 08:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2029

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

On-the-road pricing (or even ads on CarSales) not yet to be seen, so keeping the Kona electric on the Fact Sheet (http://www.aeva.asn.au/sites/default/files/public/u552/Aust%20BEVs%20PHEVs%2019.2.26_0.pdf) as a 'TBC' guestimate on pricing till it happens. (Mind-you, the guesstimate is a bit out ... ...
by Bryce
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 17:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??
Replies: 18
Views: 2247

Re: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??

Hi there-AVC2 works well for both of those functions. Been in my Berlingo EV for 2-3 years now. Best function BTW is the lockout one: WAY easier than setting up micro switches on filler flap etc.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 05:35
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs

It's the Leaf 2.ZERO being released here. Leaf 3.ZERO was released in Jan this year for US, Japan, Europe etc. (Sadly, we arn't in the 'etc'). The 3.ZERO has propilot etc. (BTW Leaf 3.ZERO is 40kWh, Leaf 3.ZERO e+ is the 63kWh battery one. 3.ZERO e+ becomes available mid-year, pre-orders started ove...