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by reecho
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 07:04
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.

The planned SA locations stop at Ceduna over the next two years. Those further out are still in the design stage and not certain of actual locations/capacities, i guess for the infrastructure reasons others have mentioned. There is also no timeframe yet for the WA roll-out. It would be great if thi...
by reecho
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 13:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.

There is a plan for the Nullabor which very keen individuals are working on.
by reecho
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 14:40
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.
Replies: 9
Views: 174

WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.

Take that Queensland. We will now have the longest electric superhighway in the country.. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/11/Climate-policy-supports-Western-Australias-low-carbon-future.aspx https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-11/State_Electric_Vehicle_Strategy_fo...
by reecho
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 11:15
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

The nearest CCS2 DCFC is 3.5kms away from the City of Swan DCFC.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/271709
by reecho
Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 10:58
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

Yeah Zappi, OpenEVSE and the upcoming EO Mini Pro 2 can do that.
by reecho
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 07:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 33
Views: 2166

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

Someone had already put some really sticky sports tyres on my Kona before I got it. They really screw up the efficiency but the good news is they will probably wear out fairly quickly. Hopefully though the local speedway will reopen first, it has a drag strip that is only 1/8 of a mile long. I have...
by reecho
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 07:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 92
Views: 16343

Re: Tritium fast chargers

New modular chargers announced yesterday...RTM75 looks the goods.

https://youtu.be/z02MbZ2aneU
by reecho
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 07:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona failed to proceed....
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Kona failed to proceed....

This has happened to a few folks around the world. You can indeed flatten the battery if the tailgate is left ajar. It's a bit of an oversight. The latest BMS updates include more 12v battery supervision more often but only time will tell if the issue has been mitigated. I would let HMCA know about ...
by reecho
Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 21:37
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 53
Views: 2503

Re: MG ZS EV

KlinkPC wrote: Sat, 05 Sep 2020, 09:36 When the car finally arrives I will test it out on the Tesla chargers up at Alkimos and post results in the forum.
Those chargers have been removed apparently.
by reecho
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 08:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: SA govt to introduce road user tax for electric vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: SA govt to introduce road user tax for electric vehicles

Quick check, this recent news story - https://www.drive.com.au/news/the-australian-states-with-the-most-and-fewest-electric-car-charging-points-124474 - suggests 1700 EVs in South Australia. Not sure how accurate it is but the Tassie number is about 2/3 of the actual number, so SA could be as high ...
by reecho
Mon, 09 Nov 2020, 17:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC
Replies: 19
Views: 507

Re: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC

OUCH. Yeah in my experience that's a stat write off. Parts bin..!!
by reecho
Mon, 09 Nov 2020, 14:03
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC
Replies: 19
Views: 507

Re: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC

Sad news indeed. I hope a replacement vehicle wont take too long.

If the car is written off and it goes to auction let us know. It would be good if some of the components can be reused.
by reecho
Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 07:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1433

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

... Perhaps the BMS could be programmed to learn whether the pauses at 80% and 90% can be shortened depending on how well balanced the cells appear at those stop points... ... Am still a bit disappointed that, even in limited circumstances, Hyundai are extending the charge times ... Good point, I w...
by reecho
Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 07:39
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona active cooling when unattended
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Kona active cooling when unattended

When we were using a Kona to charge the Tesla Model 3P+ for Targa West we did see that the battery cooling stayed on after the vehicle was switched off. Can't confirm if this behaviour will kick in if the car is unattended.
by reecho
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 18:57
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Road trip - Tas to Bris
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Road trip - Tas to Bris

My top tips: 4. If stopping at an NRMA Tritium charger for lunch, hit the 100% button on it and leave your ph no and a note to say ok to unplug if over 80% on the dash should you take an over-relaxed extended lunch. 😆 Will it let you do this? Doesn't it lock the plug in until it has finished chargi...
by reecho
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 18:50
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1433

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

"Dear Hyundai Customer, Hyundai is recalling certain Hyundai Kona Electric vehicles produced between January 31st 2018 and March 2nd 2020 Our records indicate that your Hyundai (VIN: KMHK381GULUXXXXXX) is affected by the safety recall, which requires a software update of the high voltage lithium-ion...
by reecho
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 07:51
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

See this article https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/429107/hyundai-nz-recalls-kona-electric-car-due-to-battery-fire-risk It makes sense that New Zealand, with its far larger EV market than Australia's (due in large part to their sane government), gets the recall notice before Australia. In so many...
by reecho
Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 08:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

@rhills Any chance we can combine all 3 different battery recall threads into one?
by reecho
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 08:19
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners

Here's the campaign details from the US. One outlines the 00D005 campaign which is a 4 way update including BMS. The other outlines the battery replacement process. When the 4 way update is done the 12V battery saver option disappears from the cluster. Internal resistance and voltage deviation check...
by reecho
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 20:25
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners

Best advice is to not have the car fully charged for any great length of time. something owners should be doing in any rate for battery longevity.

As I said before wait until Hyundai SK give HMCA the service packs and then see what is determined. The US recall doesn't start until December.
by reecho
Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 13:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1433

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

I sent the following FB message to Hyundai together with the quoted report. If they fail to respond within 72 hours I will also contact RACV and local motoring press. What is Hyundai Australia’s position on Kona battery fires? We own a 2020 Kona Highlander Electric and are very concerned the car is...
by reecho
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 21:30
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe

Bryce wrote: Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 10:32 More likely uncorrected pf then. Kona never pulls over 7ish kW.
Cheers
Bryce
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by reecho
Wed, 07 Oct 2020, 11:39
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: J1772 EV charger that restricts charge to excess production from solar
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: J1772 EV charger that restricts charge to excess production from solar

The Tesla HPWC (depending on version) can have the current controlled via a Raspberry Pi and RS485 connection. Something like this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2A_J2Hq6-c Commercial options exist like a Zappi which is recommended around these parts. I have an OpenEVSE for solar divert and it w...
by reecho
Thu, 01 Oct 2020, 19:31
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?

Good: 15A socket
Better: 32A 5 pin 3 phase socket
Best: Type 2 untethered wallbox