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by bladecar
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 16:00
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.

Onya WA :)

Edited to say something different. It's not just me, you know.
by bladecar
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 20:04
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49415

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

rthorntn said: "Is anyone powering their entire house off these inverters, I'm trying to figure out if there are are "quirks", by "quirk" I mean something that would explain why I get a tiny power outage, of around a second, a couple of times a month." No. I have a standard inverter (probably 6 year...
by bladecar
Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 21:15
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Hi, It's really good to get the update on what has happened over the last 12 months. I have tried to maintain constant power with the imiev when exchanging a new 12V battery for an old one but not because I know something about it. Just been very cautious around the possibilities around loss of sett...
by bladecar
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 19:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 425
Views: 49815

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I have an imiev and they are lightly-built. I've had a small car with a certain number of batteries which made it thump around if the speed wasn't low or the undulations reasonable. In that car, the battery mass was quite noticeable through the handling with heavy-ish steering and when changing thro...
by bladecar
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 12:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 28
Views: 473

Re: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...

jonescg said: "The EV Kona ($64k) is compared to the ICE Kona ($32k) because they are actually a direct comparison. It's literally the same lifestyle car with a different drivetrain. The Ioniq ($50k) is literally the electric version of the Elantra ($26k) The Zoe ($50k) was basically an electric Cli...
by bladecar
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 12:34
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Upgrade questions
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Upgrade questions

From deduction, my Dear Holmes, I'd say Weacloa is from both the US and A.

Mmm, Probably that should be 'By deduction'.

Hmm, Probably that should be 'Hmm'.
by bladecar
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 18:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVNews coming next weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: EVNews coming next weekend

SPanna wrote: Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 15:54 How does one become a member?
The last time I did it, a very long time ago, you pay your money and you get no response.
by bladecar
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 11:02
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 53
Views: 2503

Re: MG ZS EV

I sounds good in theory, but in reality most of the components and raw materials used in Australian manufacturing these days, comes from China. Even a lot of our food additives. Where I worked at one stage it was cheaper to buy Chinese food grade chemicals than industrial or technical grade Austral...
by bladecar
Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 15:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 425
Views: 49815

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm pretty sure the only time I've seen the tortoise symbol was when my bms was faulty. In the past I followed general advice and occasionally ran it down til the battery indicator was flashing and there was 5 or so range left. I haven't done that lately. So my car just runs way down but I know what...
by bladecar
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 21:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

I haven't charged the imiev at a public place. I think there is nothing you can do about it that would be useful. I watch people park in loading zones, wheel-chair zones near eateries. Some of them are old enough and doddery enough to use a wheel chair without actually having one. Those who unwittin...
by bladecar
Fri, 14 Aug 2020, 08:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How to sell a Ferrari
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: How to sell a Ferrari

Hi, Yes, my post has been a failure with a total lack of clarity :) I'll have to check out how many petrol cars of the same colour are in the long line of cars. Maybe Hyundai think it's a good colour option. I never would. There is usually one Kona electric, unmistakable by its grill or lack of (for...
by bladecar
Thu, 13 Aug 2020, 16:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How to sell a Ferrari
Replies: 3
Views: 395

How to sell a Ferrari

Hi, I reckon a good way to sell a Ferrari is to paint it Ferrari Red (or whatever colour that is) and put in out for people to see. When I go past Hyundai and more often than not see a Hyundai Kona out for all to see, my strong impression is that the colour they mostly use is ... some faded coffee c...
by bladecar
Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 13:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2372

Re: Charging failed

Hi,
Great to read the goings-on out in the real world. Very interesting. Thanks for keeping us in the 'loop'. Hope this particular thing works out ok. At least the dealer people will be being trained as they do this.
by bladecar
Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 20:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 99
Views: 8816

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Very interesting :)
by bladecar
Fri, 22 May 2020, 13:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hovercraft Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Hovercraft Conversion

I'm wondering if some of your would have some advice for me. It's a bit of an unusual vehicle. I have a small 2 seater hovercraft that I want to convert to electric. It's currently powered by two air-cooled Solo 210 engines (one for lift and one for thrust) that produce 15hp @ 6000rpm. The engines ...
by bladecar
Mon, 27 Apr 2020, 19:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 3011

iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

Moderator note: this topic started in Any iMievs for Sale? Moved here due to topic drift. 130km on a charge, holy moly, that's the best I've seen yet (and I bought mine brand new) Yes, my 2012 has charged to 116 or so (do you call that surface charge?). That's with 73% battery condition?? I reckon y...
by bladecar
Sat, 25 Apr 2020, 07:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 425
Views: 49815

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Hi All, Of course, with an IMiev, I have an interest in this discussion. I don't recall seeing any talk about a guesstimate of the likely total cost of doing one of these projects. Has anyone made any comment about this. It does also seem to me that it would be highly recommended to do the first car...
by bladecar
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 15:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Imiev keyless entry

There is an immobiliser chip in the plain key as well, it's just embedded in the plastic. It is read by a key reader around the ign barrel. It doesn't require a battery, when the key is near the barrel it's wirelessly powered and read by the car. The remote locking is programmed in on the 433mhz ra...
by bladecar
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 10:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Imiev keyless entry

You should be able to pair a second hand key but obviously the shaft won't turn in the barrel and the immobiliser won't disarm. The cars immobiliser is a completely separate chip in the key to the remote. The remote purely does the central locking shopping.jpeg The black tic-tac like bit is a proxi...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 18:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Imiev keyless entry

You should be able to pair a second hand key but obviously the shaft won't turn in the barrel and the immobiliser won't disarm. The cars immobiliser is a completely separate chip in the key to the remote. The remote purely does the central locking shopping.jpeg The black tic-tac like bit is a proxi...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 08:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Imiev keyless entry

http://maparts.com.au/products/suits-mitsubishi/ Its either the kf373 or kf374 for a whole key. They are available at most car part stores but I'd hit up a locksmith as well to check their supply price. A good locksmith should be able to help you cut and program I haven't thought this through. I gu...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 07:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Imiev keyless entry

Hi all, I'm am a new owner of a 2012 Imiev. Looking in the manual I see that they have keyless entry. Mine came with only a key for the door. Was keyless entry an option or standard? I asked the mitsubishi dealer about a key and the price was high - $500. My googling indicates that it might be the ...
by bladecar
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 14:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Imiev keyless entry

To give a reply to myself because I think it needs one, I have found the 2nd key for the imiev and it works just like the main key, just not with buttons to lock and unlock the car. Thank you for your time. Also, I know about the potential to not realise you have to turn the key as though hitting th...
by bladecar
Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 21:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Imiev keyless entry

Hi I have a 2012 imiev. I use the key as shown on the right with the door open/close buttons you see in the middle of the key. This is not keyless entry. The other key (pretty sure I have it somewhere) is the minimal key you see on the left. Because I haven't used anything other than the main (one o...
by bladecar
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 15:51
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?

I remember following a conversation online years ago and someone commented that when using vectrixes in rain, the warning lights come on like a christmas tree, as anyone who's done that will know. I'm not sure if this is all you are talking about :)