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by leighf
Fri, 16 Jun 2017, 13:26
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Range in wet weather
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Range in wet weather

I've certainly noticed the same effect. My daily commute is about 60km and I typically get home with about 30km on the GOM. I mostly drive in ECO and only use the heater coming home. If it's raining it's more likely to be about 15km left (or even Low Battery Warning) when I get home.

Leigh
by leighf
Sat, 19 Sep 2015, 02:36
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Leaf Owner
Replies: 19
Views: 3939

New Leaf Owner

Hi Rodger - It's good to get another LEAF owner here. My red LEAF and I have just celebrated three years of happy commuting.

I'm also in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne

Leigh
by leighf
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 02:52
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 4233

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

I agree. It was good to see almost all the production EVs in one place, as well as a couple of superb conversions (I'm looking at you, Johny). That included some tempting electric motorcycles as well. Congratulations to the organisers for a great day. The weather was kind compared to today (Monday) ...
by leighf
Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 03:35
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 4233

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

I and a few other Nissan LEAF owners will be there. Not officially displaying but ready to chat.

Leigh
by leighf
Wed, 04 Jun 2014, 16:36
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Leaf - Charging.
Replies: 70
Views: 13799

Nissan Leaf - Charging.

acmotor wrote:That does beg the old question.... Why was the EVSE brick for the Leaf and iMiEV fitted with a 15A plug when it draws absolute max around 9.5A, no surge and pf >.98 ?


It does prevent uninformed people plugging the EVSE into double adapters or those $2.50 power boards.

Leigh
by leighf
Thu, 15 May 2014, 01:38
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Spy
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Leaf Spy

I also bought a dongle which looks like yours. It didn't seem to work but it certainly didn't crash the CAN. From reading the forums there seems to be a large variation in quality of these cheap units from China. I bought another dongle which looks like this which works fine with Leaf Spy app but I ...
by leighf
Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 15:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV buses 60 foot Bendy Bus 240 km range, in wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 874

EV buses 60 foot Bendy Bus 240 km range, in wheel

BCI were selling an electric school bus a couple of years ago. A school operator in Vic bought one. That would be Crown Coaches. Crown Coaches I see this bus, and their BCI Hybrid bus, about once a week coming out os a school on Springvale Road in Donvale so I suspect the school requests them speci...
by leighf
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 03:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Public charging
Replies: 29
Views: 1910

Public charging

I have idly looked for the chargers at Fed Square (Melbourne) and the Airport but not finding them, kind of given up on J1772 for now. I've used the J1772 units at the Airport (Level 2 next the walkway to Terminal 3/Virgin) a couple of times over the last 18 months. You needed a Blink card then, I ...
by leighf
Mon, 04 Nov 2013, 18:51
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 8150

Leaf Pricing

haha-it changed! I was trying to see it change! NoTailPipe - which colour did you choose? I am tossing up between black or white. White is likely as the Australian model interior isn't as white as the Japanese pictures. I chose Red as it goes faster http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif Leigh
by leighf
Sun, 06 Oct 2013, 19:24
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leafonomics
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Leafonomics

The solution here is for your EVSE to change the charge rate in real time as your solar output changes and your other loads change. That way you can have a 6.6kw charger, but most of the time charge much more slowly to maximize the amount of solar power used to charge the car (and minimize the expo...
by leighf
Sun, 06 Oct 2013, 01:50
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leafonomics
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Leafonomics

I have 3kW of solar panels installed. Because I have solar panels SP Ausnet requires me to be on a Time Of Use tariff. This is (inc GST) 34.21 cents/kWh peak (7am-11pm Mon-Fri) and 20.46 cents/kWh off-peak (all other times). Because I only got the panels installed recently I only get 8 cents/kWh as ...
by leighf
Fri, 13 Sep 2013, 01:00
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Leaf - Charging.
Replies: 70
Views: 13799

Nissan Leaf - Charging.

I've been routinely getting (according to the dash) 160Wh/km in winter and was getting 140-150Wh/km in summer so 120Wh/km sounds suspicious to me as well.

The guess-o-meter is however notoriously optimistic so the indicated 100km of range added is unlikely to be achievable.

Leigh
by leighf
Sat, 17 Aug 2013, 02:39
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Commercial charging stations
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Commercial charging stations

is chargepoint/ orgin energy the only charge point suppliers left in the country ? I heard that there are blink units in Melbourne. any idea who you contact for Australian operations ? going to write up a capex report for work to get a charging station (long to do list, sometime in next 6 months) A...
by leighf
Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 16:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: ODB2 download?
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

ODB2 download?

Thanks for the replies Doug and bladecar.
I'll investigate these options.

Leigh
by leighf
Thu, 15 Aug 2013, 02:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: ODB2 download?
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

ODB2 download?

Lismore_Doug wrote:I have the Bluetooth ODB2 adaptor (not a cheap Chinese one, but the Yank one),
I bought a cheap Chinese one on eBay and it doesn't work properly (you get what you pay for I suppose).

Which particular Yank one did you buy and from whom?

Leigh
by leighf
Fri, 26 Jul 2013, 02:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational

My RACV magazine arrived today and there is a story which says the first fast-charging station in Victoria is the one at Swinburne. I also checked the Vic EV Trial website and it also states that Swinburne is the first one (4th July, 2013) and Moreland is "one of the first" (19 July, 2013). For g4qb...
by leighf
Thu, 25 Jul 2013, 17:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational

I notice that a number of sites on recargo report a NEMA 5-20R socket. Is that real? Is this provided along with J1772? It would make using these possible for DIYers that do not have J1772, Chademo or SAE - just 15A 3 pin with a small adaptor. For instance, this one in the City of Kingston: http://...
by leighf
Thu, 25 Jul 2013, 16:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational

g4qber wrote: hi leigh

would you be able to find out how much the unit cost & installation costs?
Thanks.
I don't have any inside contact to request this information. According the the Moreland City Council press release about $50,000 was spent providing the charger and EVSEs.
Press Release

Leigh
by leighf
Thu, 25 Jul 2013, 13:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational

g4qber wrote: It might take 1 hr to fully charge
Ie. 100%

30 mins = 80% charge

Possibly for those who really need 100% charge.
Particularly those motoring journalists who seem to believe that EV drivers regularly charge from completely empty to 100%, having presumably pushed their car to the charger.

Leigh
by leighf
Thu, 25 Jul 2013, 03:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational

The charger at Moreland claims to be the first in Victoria, so I won't quibble with that. There is another CHAdeMO charger operational at Swinburne Uni, 20 William St, Hawthorn. Look it up on Recargo. I just found this out from the Nissan LEAF Australia Facebook page. It's also chargepoint and is fr...
by leighf
Wed, 24 Jul 2013, 02:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

First Chademo charger in Melbourne operational

For those of us lucky enough to be driving EVs with Chademo (Fast DC) charger inlets: The first (so it says) Chademo Level 3 charger in Melbourne is now operational. I checked it out last weekend. It's at the Moreland Town Hall, 90 Bell St. You enter down a one-way laneway from Bell Street. It requi...
by leighf
Mon, 22 Jul 2013, 17:06
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Battery "degragation" andy palmer & Chelsea sexton
Replies: 15
Views: 3247

Battery "degragation" andy palmer & Chelsea sexton

30% loss in Batt capacity Don't get me wrong. Capacity degradation in Li-ion batteries is a real issue for all EV owners, including me, and is dependant on climate. My Samsung Galaxy S3 is only 12 months old and barely lasts 18 hours before requiring charging (was significantly longer when new). Th...
by leighf
Sat, 13 Jul 2013, 02:57
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Battery "degragation" andy palmer & Chelsea sexton
Replies: 15
Views: 3247

Battery "degragation" andy palmer & Chelsea sexton

g4qber wrote:
Makes me think twice about the leaf if I am living in a hot climate
Single data point:
Today marks 12 months I have had my LEAF. 22500km. So far no battery degradation observed.

But then most people wouldn't call Melbourne a "hot climate" Image

Leigh
by leighf
Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 23:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 49
Views: 7987

EV Sticker for Number Plates

I bought the last pair from Bryce and put them on my LEAF yesterday.
Now I'm all legal Image

Leigh
by leighf
Wed, 12 Jun 2013, 03:30
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 24
Views: 7919

Leaf Range *no discussion*

(Taking a similar approach to acmotor for his i-Miev) 21000 km in 10 months I only charge to 80% (Nissan "long life mode") Weekday commute: Home -> daughter school -> work: 40km. 90 minutes. No heater usually because the car pre-heats while plugged in. work -> home: 30 km. 60 minutes. Heater used in...