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by acmotor
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 00:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Small wind turbines
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Small wind turbines

Spend a little time considering the hard facts of wind and power using a calculator like.. https://rechneronline.de/wind-power/ On a seriously windy day with average 30km/h wind for much of the day (gusts to 50km/h) my '1kw' 2.4m dia WT can produce 10kWh. It might do this 30 days a year. Remember wi...
by acmotor
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 08:55
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Chris, the range of 200 to 300km you metioned in an earlier post..... wasn't the touring coach the bus that set the record of 1018km travelled on one charge ? A Guinness record at the time ?
by acmotor
Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 13:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 28
Views: 2649

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

FWIW my guess would be min 300ohm max 2000ohm and rated at a few hundred W down to maybe 50W. Duty cycle would have been ECU controlled but there is potential for it to burn out if there was a control issue. It may be possible to operate the fast charge chademo contactor directly via 12V on D25 and ...
by acmotor
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 07:13
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Just considering the worst case scenario here. Most vehicles can end up with a special licence in Australia if they were able to be licensed in other countries. The process may cost many thousands of dollars to work through. It may be though that the special licence will exclude them from public use...
by acmotor
Wed, 06 Dec 2017, 16:29
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Anyone in Rockingham area WA can check out a solar grid connect inverter ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Anyone in Rockingham area WA can check out a solar grid connect inverter ?

I just had a call from a chap in Rockingham who has a PV system and Growatt inverter out of 5 year warranty. He has a fault and needs the system checked out. Paying job. I spoke to him on phone and he realises the inverter may be faulty and require replacement. Rockingham is out of my area. Usual st...
by acmotor
Sat, 21 Oct 2017, 09:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

" On the other topic in my first post, I recorded some data from the friend's system and clearly established that the LG CHEM 12.8kWh lithium battery is only working at half capacity. I supplied the data to the battery supplier and LG has agreed to replace the whole 12 month old battery. I will rep...
by acmotor
Mon, 11 Sep 2017, 14:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

Close to true.
Rottnest Island, Albany, Geraldton, Badgingarra etc etc are places you don't want to live ! ;) I get the point though.

Bucketing rain and dark sky here ATM.
PVs at 4% capacity, WT at 31% so lets call it bad weather power.
by acmotor
Sun, 10 Sep 2017, 19:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

Thanks for the comments guys. I don't see any positive feedback on VAWTs on the net. I would say that my '1kW' 400RPM 3 blade 2.4m dia HAWT atop a hill in the country can deliver no useable power for 3 weeks and then an average 800W for a week 24/7 with peaks of 1.2kW when braking cuts in. So in a g...
by acmotor
Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 21:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Wind Turbine vertical axis

I have been asked by a local to check his off grid power system as it is not performing as expected. He has 6kW of ground mounted 265W mono PVs in two stings around 500V MPV connected to an SMA 4.6kW GCI to house main and a 12.8kW 48V LG CHEM resu (6.4 + 3.2 + 3.2 expansion battery) Lithium battery ...
by acmotor
Wed, 16 Aug 2017, 17:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Airbag recall
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

Re: Airbag recall

So has anyone had their passenger side airbag replaced under the recall ? What was the experience ?
Does any service centre in WA have replacement airbags in stock ?
by acmotor
Thu, 27 Jul 2017, 20:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Airbag recall
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

Airbag recall

From Mitsi web site
Takata airbags passenger side only.

iMiEV GA/GB Build Dates Feb 2010 to Dec 2012
VIN JMFLDHA1WAU001714 to JMFLDHA1WAU002896
VIN JMFLDHA3WAU003201 to JMFLDHA3WAC000349

That is mine included. There is the key switch to disable but then chances are ....
by acmotor
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 17:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 60
Views: 8283

I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

+1 with Jonny's reasoning. You don't get all cells to 4.105V at full charge by chance. They are balanced every time from when the first cell reaches 4.105V. (at least if not sooner) Remember it is winter and the pack will have lower capacity by temperature. My feeling is that after any cell goes bel...
by acmotor
Tue, 16 May 2017, 00:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev Recall notice
Replies: 30
Views: 4032

iMiev Recall notice

A similar issue which I wish they'd fix is that if you're on an incline, the iMiEV will roll when not in Ready. I've been parked in a driveway which slopes down to the road, listening to the radio. Then thinking the iMiEV is on (or ignition not activating "ready"), dropped the handbrake and thought...
by acmotor
Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 07:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Charge stopped before completion
Replies: 10
Views: 1757

I-MiEV Charge stopped before completion

OK, perhaps getting to the issue then... More thoughts.. Always day time ? November and maybe March/April is similar condition ? Grid connect solar causes ripple on the 240V mains. This is likely to be at 3% or is it 5% max distortion of the pure sine wave. Ripple frequency depends on your and neigh...
by acmotor
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 16:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Charge stopped before completion
Replies: 10
Views: 1757

I-MiEV Charge stopped before completion

philipowen, Thoughts.... The 'November each year at Darlington' has to be a big clue. Power quality, temperature, time of day, switching loads at your house or neighbourhood. Western power transformer tap switching as season changes. Do you ( or neighbours ) have grid connect solar panels ? What tim...
by acmotor
Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 22:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 33
Views: 6211

Tyres??

bindi wrote: I got this as a quote - this sounds good doesn't it?

Front Continental eco 3 155/60 15 $125 each
Rear Continental eco 3 C175/55 15 $150
Wheel alignment - if I need it $55


Those are the tyres I run.
Very happy with them.
Price sounds fine.
by acmotor
Tue, 03 Jan 2017, 22:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3884

Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012

I do a discharge test every day Image
by acmotor
Tue, 03 Jan 2017, 21:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3884

Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012

change the oil in the diff (auto trans fluid ATFII 750ml) if not already done   .25hr it is arguable, but change the brake fluid every 2 years, if not already done    .5hr inspect the brake pads/rotors/drums.... will be less than 5% wear if like mine and really don't require any attention as they ar...
by acmotor
Sun, 21 Aug 2016, 00:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Recalls 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5114

Recalls 2016

Since the 12V battery is not covered under the 5 year warranty maybe they are fishing for, say, $350 to replace it... otherwise they haven't sold you anything as a service centre ?
by acmotor
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 22:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Did I break any laws?
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Did I break any laws?

Our local shire offers a $500 fuel voucher as prize in draw for early payment of rates. I challenged them on the choice (TOC)
Makes me feel better about the famous 20c worth. Image

by acmotor
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 03:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Did I break any laws?
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Did I break any laws?

'Illegal' means there is a LAW against doing something. There is no actual specific law against emergency charging of an EV. In fact, there is no law against plugging into a power point in a public place. Regular charging would be pushing the friendship though, although my local shire welcomes me to...
by acmotor
Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 17:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 32939

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

And even more informative.... What is the Canion data of cell voltage at low SOC now ?
by acmotor
Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 03:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 32939

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Yes but forget the RR meter, what is your on road range ?
by acmotor
Mon, 07 Mar 2016, 22:50
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34322

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Was the ChaDemo plug used to smash the screen ?

Should the charge station be designed so that the plugs are locked in place until card swipe is done ?

Beautiful people share our planet.
by acmotor
Mon, 15 Feb 2016, 15:43
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 34322

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Andrew's opinion is quite correct from an accountant's point of view. That reminds us never to let our lives be run by an accountant. Local councils (and the RAC) are one of the few organisations who have little vested interest in the Status Quo of ICE and oil. They are free to support new, world ch...