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by PaulGellatly
Fri, 10 Apr 2009, 12:25
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: QLD Branch
Replies: 42
Views: 12574

QLD Branch

I'm also interested in coming to a meeting. However my plan for the VS Ute with AC55kw and LiFePo, is further away from happening than ever due to my financial situation. But I'd still like to come along and chat to you guys. Any venue will do.

Paul G
by PaulGellatly
Sat, 31 Jan 2009, 01:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo
Replies: 20
Views: 7246

Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo

Update: 30 Jan 09 I'm sorry that I haven't provided more updates. To be honest, I have been too embarrassed to tell you where I am up to. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley19.gif But here goes: I lost a 1/4 million dollars in two weeks, back when all the world economic sh#t happened in Oct08. ...
by PaulGellatly
Fri, 03 Oct 2008, 01:23
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo
Replies: 20
Views: 7246

Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo

Something went wrong with the AC55 link so I'll try again....
Electric Motor: Azure Dynamics AC55 55kW 3-phase
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by PaulGellatly
Fri, 03 Oct 2008, 01:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo
Replies: 20
Views: 7246

Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo

Gidday AC, thanks for the comments. I was looking for a V6 that had done 500,000km, but had a good body and running gear. But the V8 one looked good, so I bought it. I wasn't planning to get any benefit selling the motor, but in this case I'll probably try and sell it to help the budget, rather than...
by PaulGellatly
Thu, 02 Oct 2008, 01:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo
Replies: 20
Views: 7246

Paul's VS Ute 55kW AC & LiFePo

ATA Member Paul Gellatly Update: 1 Oct 08 Project to convert a VS Commodore Ute to Electric I was not interested in converting a small front-wheel-drive shoe box. I wanted to prove that it could be done successfully in a medium sized rear-wheel drive vehicle. However, this means that the cost is goi...
by PaulGellatly
Tue, 16 Sep 2008, 01:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: AmpSeal Connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

AmpSeal Connectors

An update on sourcing these 35-pin AmpSeal plugs. The Plugs can be bought from Farnell Electronic Components 1300-361-005, (you may need an account). They cost $23.71 each plus delivery. But they don't come with the Contact Terminals, you have to buy these separately. Farnell charge $1.71 each or $1...
by PaulGellatly
Sat, 06 Sep 2008, 03:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: AmpSeal Connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

AmpSeal Connectors

Gidday Woody Yeah you're right. I am certain that BEV told me 4 months plus sea freight, but it suddenly appeared in Melbourne after only a few weeks! I've powered up the Inverter with a 230/110v Transformer, Bridge Rectifier, and Caps. I have 160vDC @ only 2A, but no motor connected. Next step is t...
by PaulGellatly
Sat, 06 Sep 2008, 02:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: AmpSeal Connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

AmpSeal Connectors

Thanks Richo.
I had already bumped around the Tyco site but couldn't find the AMP connectors. Your link sent me straight there! Thanks again.


by PaulGellatly
Thu, 04 Sep 2008, 23:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: AmpSeal Connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

AmpSeal Connectors

I have received my 55kW Azure Dynamics AC motor and the DMoC445 Inverter for my VS Commodore Ute conversion. I have searched the net without success, for an Australian supplier of the 35-pin AmpSeal plug that I need to purchase for one of the connections to the inverter. Does anyone know if any comp...
by PaulGellatly
Sun, 20 Jul 2008, 22:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Prices for LiFePo4 Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 3256

Prices for LiFePo4 Batteries

I have spoken to Ross Blade, BEV, about his BMS: It is definitely a Battery MANAGEMENT System, not a Battery MONITORING System. I was quoted $2,500 exGST for 100 of the units that mount across the terminals of each cell, and the price includes the "Smart Box" that controls it all during battery char...
by PaulGellatly
Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 00:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 55kW AC Motor & LiFePo4 Batteries
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

55kW AC Motor & LiFePo4 Batteries

6 July 08 I've taken the plunge! Today I placed an order with Blade Electric Vehicles for an AC55 Motor and DMOC445 Controller, total price: $9,000 incGST and del to Brisbane. Expected delivery: January 09. I'm going to wait on the battery order to see if the LiFePo4 batteries are going to drop in p...
by PaulGellatly
Sun, 06 Jul 2008, 23:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New to EV
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

New to EV

6 July 08 Well I've started on the path to oil-non-dependance. Today I placed an order with Blade Electric Vehicles for an AC55 Motor and DMOC445 Controller, total price $9,000 incGST delivered to Brisbane. Expected delivery: January 2009. I'll wait a couple more months before ordering the batteries...
by PaulGellatly
Fri, 04 Jul 2008, 03:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Prices for LiFePo4 Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 3256

Prices for LiFePo4 Batteries

I have received prices for Thunder Sky Lithium Iron Phoshate batteries from three sources as follows: 100 x LFP90AHA, 3.2v, 90AH, 270A cont, 2000 cycle to 80% DOD, 3.0kg 1. Direct from Thunder Sky in China: <thunder@thunder-sky.com> US$135 per cell, ex works. (Say A$143 per cell) I have no idea what...
by PaulGellatly
Thu, 03 Jul 2008, 23:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 55kW AC Motor & LiFePo4 Batteries
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

55kW AC Motor & LiFePo4 Batteries

Hi all I'm pleased at the response to my posting. Since I'm a novice at this EV stuff, I'm pleased that my first pass at hardware selection hasn't been a complete stuff-up! I'm just spewing at the total cost of the project which I have added up to around $40,000 including a 2nd hand VS Commodore Ute...
by PaulGellatly
Wed, 02 Jul 2008, 23:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 55kW AC Motor & LiFePo4 Batteries
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

55kW AC Motor & LiFePo4 Batteries

I am keen to convert a VS Commodore Ute to electric. The motor that I am thinking of using is made by Azure Dynamics. See this site: http://www.azuredynamics.com/products/force-drive/TractionMotorswithDigitalMotorControllers.htm Look for the AC55, there are Torque/Speed curves on there. The 3.8L V6 ...
by PaulGellatly
Sat, 28 Jun 2008, 18:32
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: QLD Branch
Replies: 42
Views: 12574

QLD Branch

Gidday Richo Thanks again for your wise comments. The motor that I am thinking of using is made by Azure Dynamics. See this site: http://www.azuredynamics.com/products/force-drive/TractionMotorswithDigitalMotorControllers.htm Look for the AC55, there are Torque/Speed curves on there. The 3.8L V6 mot...
by PaulGellatly
Thu, 26 Jun 2008, 22:45
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: QLD Branch
Replies: 42
Views: 12574

QLD Branch

Thanks for your comments Richo I am still waiting on pricing from Blade EV. I thik you are probably right about the 160Ah batteries. I'll see what prices I get then price a smaller set. The Blade Getz has a 40kW 3-phase motor. I suspect it is quite different to a normal industrial 3-phase motor, bec...
by PaulGellatly
Wed, 25 Jun 2008, 19:35
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: QLD Branch
Replies: 42
Views: 12574

QLD Branch

Gidday Brett I have decided on the AC 3-phase way, because it has more power and apparently is more efficient. I am waiting on prices from Blade Electric Vehicles in Melbourne for the following configuration: 55kW 3-phase AC Electric Motor plus Controller Includes regenerative braking for some recha...
by PaulGellatly
Wed, 25 Jun 2008, 01:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New to EV
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

New to EV

I have just registered on this web site, tonight, so its all new to me. I am keen to find out all about how to convert a car to electric. I want to do it with a VS Commodore Ute, because I want to see it done in a rear wheel drive, larger vehicle, rather these tiny little shoe boxes that are usually...
by PaulGellatly
Wed, 25 Jun 2008, 00:02
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: QLD Branch
Replies: 42
Views: 12574

QLD Branch

Hello there I have just registered on this web site, so its all new to me. I am keen to find out all about how to convert a car to electric. I want to do it with a VS Commodore Ute, because I want to see it done in a rear wheel drive, larger vehicle, rather these tiny little shoe boxes that are usua...