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by MikeD
Fri, 12 Jul 2019, 13:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Disposing of old lithium batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Disposing of old lithium batteries

I have a number of old Thundersky lithium batteries and need to dispose of them. Any suggestions on where to take them?
by MikeD
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 11:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's Lotus Elise
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Super exciting project. Can’t wait to see how it all works out. Out of interest where did you get the Leaf modules from? I wouldn’t mind using them in my project The Leaf modules came out of my old car, I have had them for several years. https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2065 Purchase...
by MikeD
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 13:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's Lotus Elise
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

This Lotus Elise 111S has an interesting history. 2002 Manufacture in the UK by Lotus with a 1.8L naturally aspirated engine and 5 speed gearbox. 2011 Converted to EV in Adelaide, South Australia. - Kostove K10 motor mated to original gearbox. - Evenetics Soliton 1 controller. - 45 Thunder sky 100Ah...
by MikeD
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 07:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

MR02EV Sold!

Sadly I have sold the Toyota MR2 EV so that I can focus on a new project. A 2002 Lotus Elise.

See my new thread here:
https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6047
by MikeD
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 07:15
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's Vmoto Emax
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Michael's Vmoto Emax

Major Components

Chassis – 2010 Vmoto Emax
Motor – Hub motor
Controller – Sevcon Gen4
Batteries – 7 Nisan Leaf Modules @ 56V
BMS - Batrium

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by MikeD
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 07:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's Lotus Elise
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Michael's Lotus Elise

Major Components Chassis – 2002 Lotus Elise Motor - Kostov K10 10-inch compound wound DC Controller – Soliton 1 Batteries – 42 Nisan Leaf Modules @ 340V BMS - Batrium Charger - Brusa NLG513 DC-DC - TC Charger Brand TDC-32012JG Cooling – ATV 10-inch radiator IMG_20180115_105316 (Medium).jpg
by MikeD
Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 13:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Upgrading The 12V Ancillary Battery

When installing the TDC-320 DC-DC converter I also replaced the 12V ancillary battery with a Drypower 12SB22C 12Volt 22Ah battery. I chose a sealed lead-acid because they are designed for a trickle (or float) charge, which is most of its life in MR02EV. 22Ah is a significant increase in capacity ove...
by MikeD
Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 08:09
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop

AEVA NSW Branch Members and Guests (the Sydney EV Crew) are invited to visit the Fonzarelli Motor Scooters workshop in Redfern. The Fonzarelli electric scooters are designed and built here in their Sydney workshop. 6:00pm - Wednesday October 17th 19 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016 More information ca...
by MikeD
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 13:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

TC Charger Brand DC-DC Converter TDC-320-12JG

Its been some time since my last post but the work on MR02EV has continued regardless, the latest upgrade being a TDC-320-12JG DC-DC converter from TC Charger, supplied by Elmofo.com.au Over time I have used several DC-DC converters and the TDC-320-12JG is by far the best. Its is not the cheapest by...
by MikeD
Sat, 02 Jun 2018, 17:09
Forum: Other
Topic: MikeD - E-Max 110S
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: MikeD - E-Max 110S

Pretty sure you are right. Have been meaning to find the setup software and tweak the configuration.
by MikeD
Fri, 01 Jun 2018, 15:08
Forum: Other
Topic: MikeD - E-Max 110S
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: MikeD - E-Max 110S

jonescg wrote:
Thu, 31 May 2018, 14:54
Most importantly, how fast does she go!
I have maxed it out at 70kph!
by MikeD
Thu, 31 May 2018, 17:54
Forum: Other
Topic: MikeD - E-Max 110S
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: MikeD - E-Max 110S

Rought estimate, reduced the weight by 30kg. But at the same time increased the pack voltage from 48v to 65v.
by MikeD
Thu, 31 May 2018, 13:37
Forum: Other
Topic: MikeD - E-Max 110S
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

MikeD - E-Max 110S

I recently added a second EV to the vehicle fleet, a Vmoto Emax 110s scooter. They were imported into Australia in 2010 and came with about 100kg of glass mat absorbed lead acid batteries. So were embarrassingly heavy. Have upgraded the battery pack in mine with 8 Nissan Leaf modules left over from ...
by MikeD
Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 14:48
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Gearbox modifications (making a 2 speed from a 5 speed)

The gearbox in MR02EV is is a standard Toyota gearbox. When driving 2nd gear gets the car smartly of the line and 3rd gear is for cruising above 60kph. However, in a manual gearbox shifting between 2nd and 3rd gear is a “dog leg” which is pretty annoying after a while. So with the help of two fellow...
by MikeD
Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 14:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

The AC Electric Motor

In 2008 I purchased an MES-DEA 200-250 AC induction motor for the EV conversion of my MR2. More information on the motor can be found here:-

www.mr02ev.me/blog/the-ac-electric-motor
by MikeD
Sat, 19 Mar 2016, 22:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Michael's MR-02-EV

Hello Michael
Yes I can help. Over on my website is a contact page where you can reach me.

www.mr02ev.me

Michael
by MikeD
Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 13:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Michael's MR-02-EV

MR-02-EV has covered over 1,500 km since registration and whilst there are plenty of things to fix or improve I drive it to work almost every day. Recently I drove it over the Harbor Bridge on the way home from work ... first time.
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by MikeD
Wed, 12 Jun 2013, 14:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Michael's MR-02-EV

MR-02-EV at the AEVA Sydney meeting, June 2013.ImageImage
by MikeD
Thu, 11 Apr 2013, 16:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Michael's MR-02-EV

Received my certificate on the 14th March 2013. Yes it is definitely possible!
by MikeD
Wed, 10 Apr 2013, 23:41
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Michael's MR-02-EV

The Automotive Engineer has signed-off my eMR-2 and I have a vehicle safety compliance certificate (an engineering certificate). Following is an extract from the document which gives you a flavor of the information that was required. Section 3. Description of vehicle or modifications to vehicle in a...
by MikeD
Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 15:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Michael's MR-02-EV

The controller is very complex to setup and configure. I got nowhere for several months until I managed to contact the engineer at MES who designed it …. the supplier was useless but he did accidentally include an email conversation with the engineer in an email to me! Since setting up the controlle...
by MikeD
Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 21:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's MR-02-EV
Replies: 29
Views: 10947

Michael's MR-02-EV

Hello World … it’s probably time for an update. Whilst the MR-2 conversion has been slow going it has definitely been progressing and in Dec 2012 my father and I took it to Kreative Engineering in Windsor for an engineering certificate. It did not pass … but all the problems are minor and well on th...
by MikeD
Tue, 07 Feb 2012, 16:34
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Branch Meeting 14-2-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Sydney Branch Meeting 14-2-2012

Count me in.
Michael
by MikeD
Tue, 10 May 2011, 14:34
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Tuesday 10-5-11 Terrey Hills Tavern
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Tuesday 10-5-11 Terrey Hills Tavern

See you there.