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by AirAg
Tue, 16 Aug 2011, 15:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Thanks for the replys. This is basically what my Air Con guy has come up with. He says that the orifice is not as good as the TX valve and will let liquid through whereas the TX valve can adjust to atomise the liquid better. This means he will have to put a collector tank prior to the pump to captur...
by AirAg
Sun, 14 Aug 2011, 22:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

I am installing a reverse cycle airconditing switch in my Corolla as a requirement to be able to demist the windscreen. I purchased the switch from EV Works and had it installed by an AirCon tradesman. It works fine in cold mode but will not heat. My tradie thinks it is because of the TX valve not w...
by AirAg
Mon, 01 Nov 2010, 23:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla

Gee thanks for all the replies, didn't think anyone was reading. Here is a picture of the car outside for the first time in 12 months with all the starling poo washed off and the mice nests cleaned out. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/321/Out_of_the_workshop_1.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads...
by AirAg
Mon, 01 Nov 2010, 00:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla

At Last the car goes!! After sorting out the problem with the controller I took the car for a drive this week. We have been test driving it up and down the airstrip and have over 100km on it around the farm. The battery pack charged up with no problems. There are about 5 batteries out of the 44 that...
by AirAg
Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 22:01
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Error Codes for the Zilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Error Codes for the Zilla

It's at the doctor now, waiting for the part.
by AirAg
Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 21:32
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Error Codes for the Zilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Error Codes for the Zilla

The snubber diode you get with the kit is supposed to be not polarity specific. My local techo has verified this. I fail to see how it is the snubber diode because this has all happened on initial startup. The contactor has not yet been pulled in or released by the hairball. It is still a virgin! I ...
by AirAg
Sat, 09 Oct 2010, 18:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 90095

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

Thanks for that. Mine does not go exactly to the post but to the middleand I have two posts with different PID but it goes to the same place on each one. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?p=28663&t=1283#p28663 http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?p=28673&t=1283#p28673 Probably getting off t...
by AirAg
Sat, 09 Oct 2010, 15:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 90095

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

How did you manage to get your menu items to link to your following posts? I have just been replying to my first post when I put up new stuff and it looks like the URL is the same for the whole topic.
by AirAg
Fri, 08 Oct 2010, 21:40
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Error Codes for the Zilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Error Codes for the Zilla

Otmar from Cafe Electric has been on to me again and he diagnosed a blown main contactor driver in the hairball. He gave me instruction how to fix it and when I pulled the cover off I could see he was right. It has a big hole in the side of it. He says a missing snubber diode ( I have one on there) ...
by AirAg
Fri, 08 Oct 2010, 17:37
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Having trouble changing my email address
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Having trouble changing my email address

Not sure if this is the right place to put this but here doesn't seem to be a webmaster contact anywhere. I changed my email address and it said an email would be sent so I could reset by account. This never arrived and I forgot about it but when I try and log in from another computer it does not re...
by AirAg
Fri, 08 Oct 2010, 16:52
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Error Codes for the Zilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Error Codes for the Zilla

Do you have the sensor wires connected to each of the high voltage terminals on your contactor?? Yes and I also changed this to shielded cable in case it was a signal thing Do you have 12v signal out of the Zilla connected to the 12v part of the contactor? Yes. I check this when going through the s...
by AirAg
Thu, 07 Oct 2010, 22:55
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla

Well the car is basically finished. I have successfully commissioned the battery pack and given it's first charge. All seemed to go OK although a lot of red led's came on. Now I cannot test it because the Zilla will not open the main contactor. Looks like a problem with the hairball. Here are some p...
by AirAg
Thu, 07 Oct 2010, 20:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla

I finally got around to doing some work on the car. I have had all the gear for nearly 2 years and the banter from the workplace was getting to me so I had to do something. This post is all the engineering. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/321/rear_battery_box1.jpg I plan to put the batteries in 2 ...
by AirAg
Thu, 07 Oct 2010, 20:20
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Error Codes for the Zilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Error Codes for the Zilla

I have a Zilla 1K with a hairball2. I got it because I ordered a Synkro controller from EVcomponents in the US and when they could not deliver they sent a Zilla intstead. I cannot get it to work and the factory and Evcomponents are not responding to emails. The manual and FAQ site are not very helpf...
by AirAg
Fri, 07 Aug 2009, 03:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Name Dropper
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Name Dropper

Hi all, I thought I would share this interesting EV experience I had last week. I presented a talk at an aviation convention in New Zealand and caught up with Larry Perkins (famous racing car driver) who was showing some of his racing car technology he has developed for aircraft. I ended up getting ...
by AirAg
Tue, 28 Jul 2009, 00:46
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Anyone using a synkromotive controller?
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Anyone using a synkromotive controller?

Thanks for that Pete
I'm afraid the clutch is already gone. I really want the golf cart experience.
Peter
by AirAg
Tue, 28 Jul 2009, 00:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla

Woody, The non power steering does not bother me as I have been driving it around for 12 months no worries. Most of my driving is highway so not much turning Goondiwndi is 400km west of Brisbane so not much interest in electric cars. Our base is 16km out of town and I do the trip twice a day so it i...
by AirAg
Sat, 27 Jun 2009, 23:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

AirAg - 1988 Toyota Corolla

Finally I am getting started after buying the car a year ago. I have had the motor and batteries for 6 months but have been busy at work. Statistics: 1988 Toyota Seca Hatchback, 5speed, armstrong steering, good condition 250,000km, $1800 unregistered, got it registered no problems Netgain Impulse9 m...
by AirAg
Sat, 27 Jun 2009, 02:34
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Anyone using a synkromotive controller?
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Anyone using a synkromotive controller?

Thanks for the replies. I do not intend to run direct drive, the car is FWD. I have the gearbox but no clutch and want to try and keep to one gear without too many changes. 2nd gear is 5.5:1 and 3rd is 4:1 and 4th is 2.75: I initially calculated using 4500rpm motor speed but reading some of the disc...
by AirAg
Fri, 26 Jun 2009, 20:18
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Anyone using a synkromotive controller?
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Anyone using a synkromotive controller?

From what everyone is saying the range of motot controllers available is not huge at the moment. Most seem to complain about the noise and the price of the Curtis and the The zilla is even more expensive and not in production at the moment. I am looking at a Synkromotive controller sold by EVcompone...
by AirAg
Sun, 20 Jul 2008, 23:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power steering?
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Power steering?

I am converting a 88 Toyota Corolla and I picked it because it does not have power steering and my mum has one and she has no worries handling it. I am driving it around while waiting for my parts to arrive and it handles fine. I calculate it will be about the same weight when finished and perhaps a...
by AirAg
Sat, 12 Jul 2008, 19:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Cycles
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Battery Cycles

Rod,
my commute all highway travel so I want to be able to keep up with traffic at 100kph.
by AirAg
Thu, 10 Jul 2008, 01:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Cycles
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Battery Cycles

My calculations for range:

45 x 90Ahr x 3.2v x .7 DOD / 200whr/km = 45km

If Richo is correct and I get 150whr/km then that will be 60km

by AirAg
Tue, 08 Jul 2008, 13:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Cycles
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Battery Cycles

Thanks for that information Richo. I have also got a quote back on my batteries...$6000 (plus BMS $1000) so plugged in 150whr/km and 3000 cycles and came up with a battery cost of 19c/Kwh and an overall running cost of 5c per km. Much better. Makes lead look pretty sick! Thanks for that link Matt..s...
by AirAg
Sun, 06 Jul 2008, 20:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Cycles
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Battery Cycles

I have just started a project on an 88 Toyota Corolla. I am trying to work out battery packs and it seems that the LiPo batteries are the go. I have been working out costs of batteries per km and have come up with a bit of a shock at the high cost of battery replacement. This is how I did it. 45 x 3...