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by Bryce
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 19:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

These are the 2019 batch. 12 months of work to remove the fuel oil it seems. https://thedriven.io/2019/08/08/renault ... oil-spill/
Cheers Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 18:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

And another one at those prices gone. Organised one today for a family member. 😊
by Bryce
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 16:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nikola hooks GM
Replies: 9
Views: 66

Re: Nikola hooks GM

Or perhaps TSLAQ picking a new target? Seem to be a fair number of hoary old anti-tesla memes in the article.
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 14:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Highlander sunroof
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Kona Highlander sunroof

Was wondering what state you were in! They can ship cars across the border though.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 14:44
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Reminder: AGM tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Reminder: AGM tomorrow

Hi to all Vic members - don't forget our Vic AGM via Zoom is tomorrow. (Followed by a presentation/Q&A on travel leads and EVSEs). I have received so far nomination forms for each of treasurer, secretary, chair, vice chair and five general committee. Anybody else want to throw their hat into the rin...
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 14:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: small HV fuses
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: small HV fuses

Those ceramic fuses are generally HRC type. (For High Rupture Capacity). They are filled with silica (sand to the uninitiated ;-) ) that melts and forms glass around the arc, thereby quenching any potential explosion - hence why they are way better for high fault current applications than the old re...
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 14:30
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Highlander sunroof
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Kona Highlander sunroof

Pick-up a recent second-hand ceramic blue with white roof one?
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/detail ... 5518/?Cr=5

I too am not a fan of sunroofs - which is why I bought an Elite. :-)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 10:25
Forum: Other
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: MG ZS EV

Hi Bob - as you're interested in this topic: jump in on the Melb AEVA Zoom meeting next week, I am doing a presentation on just that topic! Just PM me your email address and I'll send you the link. (Link is not publicly available - only goes out to Vic AEVA members and invitees). It will also (hopef...
by Bryce
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 11:28
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Split pack front/rear with fuse or contactor or both?
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Split pack front/rear with fuse or contactor or both?

Hi Luke - Bryce here. I'm the EV safety trainer/supervisor for the School of Engineering at Melb Uni. (Job description: "Make sure they don't blow themselves or the race car up". ;-) ) In an EV, the HV battery is a floating system - it isn't connected to the chassis so using the chassis for the nega...
by Bryce
Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 13:33
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Vic branch: September 9 meeting and AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Vic branch: September 9 meeting and AGM

Hi to all our Victorian members - our AEVA branch meeting for September has not one, but two topics! 1. Annual AGM 2. Evening talk: Leads and portable EVSE options for comfortable EV travelling. The meeting will be held via our AEVA Zoom account (as per our first return meeting in August). Voting in...
by Bryce
Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 13:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: EV plate label kit

Seems to be some discrepancy between the states. Some use the blue diamond sticker and some use the blue triangle rivet-on version.

Thank goodness we live in the one country and speak the same language. How on earth does the EU manage to standardise anything??

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 17 Aug 2020, 09:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: EV plate label kit

Hi there - these have been available via AEVA for several years! ($10 a set posted: $5 cost ... $6.10 if posted ... rest to AEVA as a donation)

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3386&p=69986&hilit ... ate#p69986

Just email me to get a pair sent. EVNews@bigpond.com

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 06 Aug 2020, 08:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Zero Emission Byron (ZEB) EV talks begin August
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Zero Emission Byron (ZEB) EV talks begin August

The first of 8 one hour webinars from Zero Emissions Byron (in place of 2020 Northern River EV Forum speakers room) begins Tuesday August 11, using the Zoom platform. ZEB talk 1.jpg Behyad Jafari and Stephen Bygrave will present a short slideshow on the challenges and benefits of transitioning to el...
by Bryce
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 11:11
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Extension cords
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Extension cords

Hi all - re use of extension cords and power points, I did an extensive write-up about the issue at TheDriven. See:
https://thedriven.io/2019/09/04/is-it-s ... wer-point/

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 11:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs - a disruptive era
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: EVs - a disruptive era

'Petrol-heads' will just become 'Performance-heads'. :-) Lots of e-car motorsport developing: https://thedriven.io/2019/11/20/new-formula-e-season-kicks-off-as-mercedes-and-porsche-join-electric-racing/ https://thedriven.io/2019/09/13/formula-e-attracts-young-audience-as-revenue-and-popularity-grow/...
by Bryce
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 16:55
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Extension cords
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Extension cords

Hi there-you might find it hard to get 2mm² as 2mm² is not a std size. 1.0 , 1.5 and 2.5 are though. A bit of history: 2.5 used to be the std for 15A cables, but about 8yrs ago some Chinese manufacturer decided you could do 1.5 if the cable was exposed to cool in the air. The rest is history... ☺ Yo...
by Bryce
Mon, 08 Jun 2020, 09:11
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 45
Views: 3179

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Hi there-just checking - did you plug into one of the big square 350kW EVSEs on the left? (and not one of the 'Lost in Space' Tritium 50kW robots on the right?) Still seems a bit low even for the Tritium though. My Kona has previously pulled 74kW at 50% from the ABB ones there. Cheers Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 07:29
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Vic meeting: online EV owners forum. June 10th
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Vic meeting: online EV owners forum. June 10th

Hi all, I am pleased to announce that here in Victoria we are experimenting with a form of meeting this month! Our usual meeting time this month will be taken up with a research focus group for Victorian EV owners, run by a university research group on behalf of the Victorian Government. To join in ...
by Bryce
Mon, 27 Apr 2020, 16:46
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Looking for ccs file for 2010/2011 DMoC 445
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Re: Looking for ccs file for 2010/2011 DMoC 445

Hi Adam - PM me with an email address and I can send you some programs and files - not sure what will work though.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 08:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted :charger fuse
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: wanted :charger fuse

Depending on its dimensions - how about this:
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/ ... ND/5233883

Source manufacturer:
https://www.littelfuse.com/products/fus ... c-hev.aspx

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 07:37
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Terminal posts!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Terminal posts!!!

Hi Chris - I investigated these a while ago - the 48V relates to their use for forklifts, the manufacturer never bothered to gt them rated for anything higher. If the material used has a breakdown voltage significantly above 400V and the terminal distances are far enough from conductive surfaces - t...
by Bryce
Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 06:02
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Vic meetings cancelled for next 3 months
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Vic meetings cancelled for next 3 months

Hi to all Vic AEVA members! As you may have guessed, the current covid19 precautions effectively prevent the holding of any form of public gathering. As a consequence, the April, May and June meetings of the AEVA Vic branch have now been formally cancelled. As a replacement, roughly monthly emails w...
by Bryce
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 08:24
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Electric 2019 Tips, Tricks and the Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Kona Electric 2019 Tips, Tricks and the Manual

Hmmm. That's odd - I tested my Kona's adaptive cruise control system some time ago on a trip to Sydney - I remember it being excellent at holding the set speed up and down hills as well as altering speed to maintain the set distance from cars in the same lane. However I am not a fan of cruise contro...
by Bryce
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 05:31
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OK I'm confused!
Replies: 16
Views: 1148

Re: OK I'm confused!

Hi there - I would also check the conductor size in your '10A lead'. They have been downsized over the years as manufacturers cut costs to the nth degree. You need at least 1.0mm2 conductors to carry 10A continuously for a long period of time (preferably 1.5mm2), but many so-called 10A leads are now...
by Bryce
Wed, 04 Mar 2020, 12:05
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: Wed March 11
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Next Vic meeting: Wed March 11

Hi all - next Victorian AEVA branch meeting will be Wednesday March 11th. Topics: 1. Bryce Gaton (AEVA): Presentation on what EV vehicles are/are not coming to Australia in 2020; 2. Greta Korthaus (Greenfleet): on their new EV carbon offsetting plan; 3. Update on progress in planning for the 2020 EV...