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by dgh853
Today, 18:50
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Whilst the cost is above $10K after labour, it is a 24Kw battery and when you consider the costs of a home battery storage system of that capacity – it actually compares quite favourably. LOL. What an odd comment as if Leaf owners are weighing up whether to upgrade their battery pack or install a h...
by dgh853
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 08:21
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: NSW Zoes please note

My Leaf in NSW has $282 of Motor Vehicle Tax (1493kg). So that's a $23 discount off the standard $305 and as suggested it looks like it's included in every renewal. I'll take it but it's so small it would have cost them more to get the code changed in their system than they will would have paid out ...
by dgh853
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 17:56
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?

About 340km at 110kph in the SR+. Here's a trip of 327km (100% => 4% SOC) from Gundagai to Violet Town - 110kph the whole way - https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_uuid=08a08414-198e-40f8-a85e-3129680d8655 . The last table on the following page breaks it down to different Tesla models and speeds -...
by dgh853
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 18:52
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: NSW Zoes please note

I think NSW is either $5, $20 or $30 discount for lower taxed vehicles based on the weight of the vehicle and the discount is only in the first year of registration. I can't find a formal reference for that just this page - https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2612939.
by dgh853
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 19:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Members thoughts on the different EV brands
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Members thoughts on the different EV brands

Tesla has set a high standard to follow but there is plenty of room for middle market brands like Hyundai and Kia to be leading the EV sales volumes. The upcoming Kia Soul EV is a very good vehicle with large space and the Hyundai Ioniq/Kona option compelling for their own reasons. The Kona and Soul...
by dgh853
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 10:37
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 340

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Battery charging impossible! That's not an error message you ever want to see.
by dgh853
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 08:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 9357

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

Placing a fast charger at the top of a mountain range (i.e. Katoomba) isn't ideal. You need one either side of the range to make sure you can charge up enough to get to the top! Once on top, you don't need much battery to get back down the mountain range again. There are already a few AC chargers at...
by dgh853
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 14:29
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

lobster wrote:
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 13:59
dgh853 wrote:
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 05:12
Almost all the content about setting up the AVASS cells is on the Cell Mates facebook group. I'd suggest asking your question there.
David have you got a link? I can only see the prison cellmates facebook groups.

Steve
https://www.facebook.com/groups/252080995574519/
by dgh853
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 14:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

Sorry I wasn't clearer in my response. My suggestion was you're more likely to get a response to your question from the 64 members in the Cell Mates group many of whom who have completed their builds/installs. Many of them will receive a notification of your question in the facebook group as that is...
by dgh853
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 05:12
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

Almost all the content about setting up the AVASS cells is on the Cell Mates facebook group. I'd suggest asking your question there.
by dgh853
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 20:22
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 9357

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

NRMA is now moving along quickly, which is great to see. A few gaps to fill near Sydney like Lithgow and Wyong and the remaining chargers can be spread around Regional NSW. SHould really compliment the Tesla and Chargefox network. What a difference there will be in DC fast chargers across NSW by the...
by dgh853
Tue, 23 Apr 2019, 20:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

The discussion of using the AVASS cells is in the AEVA Cell Mates facebook forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/252080995574519/. Request access to the forum and you'll be able to browse a good information that has been posted by many who have already built up their packs. To save you some time,...
by dgh853
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 14:16
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 881

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

Hi Warb, To cover the obvious one or two cars at a time issue, there needs to be multiple fast chargers, just like we have dozens of pumps at petrol stations. Nobody was building a 20 pump petrol station in 1900 but then there wasn't the demand then either. The fast charger network grows to match th...
by dgh853
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 07:50
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 881

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

NRMA are installing DC fast chargers in 40 regional towns across NSW. While I wouldn't call them remote towns, the existing infrastructure is easily able to cope with the small number of EVs at present. There are Tesla Supercharger stations spread across the entire USA with large current draws so yo...
by dgh853
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 15:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Highway travelling at slower speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Highway travelling at slower speeds

On dual carriageways like the Hume Highway driving at 70kph would be dangerous when traffic is heavy i.e. near the outskirts of Sydney and Melbourne. In between it wouldn't cause much of a problem but getting passed by trucks doing at 100-110kph can be pretty unnerving if they are trying to pull out...
by dgh853
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 21:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

So the ES are still single phase only? I'm not sure on the ES, quite possibly - check the user/install manual and see whether it lists a three phase EZ meter like the SBP manual does. If you can't confirm otherwise, I can ask Mike Zhang at Goodwe Australia whether a three phase meter can be used in...
by dgh853
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 20:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

This means any loads on the other two phases will be drawing energy from the grid. This is not correct for the SBP3600 or SBP5000. The Goodwe SBP's are both single phase battery inverter/chargers (i.e. connected to one phase only) but they use a three phase meter so they can "see" flows on all thre...
by dgh853
Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 05:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 29
Views: 2061

Re: Bring on the BERM please

Sally at Zeromow has one of the Mean Green electric ride-on mowers - see http://www.zeromow.com.au/equipment/ for details.
by dgh853
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 05:36
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 16
Views: 2327

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Setec make a CCS Combo 2 to CCS Combo 1 Adaptor and there should be others as well - http://www.setec-power.com/china/ccs-co ... -1-adapter
by dgh853
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 14:08
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: AEVA NSW Branch Visiting Fonzarelli Workshop

Good write up evcruiser, thanks!
by dgh853
Mon, 24 Sep 2018, 17:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

Hi Lou, Happy to share Zappi settings but unless we can get the Zappi/Harvi to net across the three phases it won't work accurately. If the Zappi and solar are on the same phase for you and there is not much running on the other phases then it should be good enough. My solar is three phase. myenergi...
by dgh853
Sun, 23 Sep 2018, 04:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

The answer is a qualified yes with a modified Type 2 to Type 1 adaptor but it's complicated. Assuming by your Avatar you have a BMW i3 then for most Tesla charging stations you can use a Type 2 to Type 1 adaptor but it must have the Type 2 end shortened otherwise the pins will not connect as a regul...
by dgh853
Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 15:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

I've been told the 3 phase Zappi will be available in October / November.

I'm tempted to send my Zappi back and have myenergi send a replacement three phase unit as I have had it since December 2017 and it has never worked as a solar aware EVSE.
by dgh853
Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 15:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

As promised: here is my experience and cost of installing an 32A dedicated circuit to power a Zappi EVSE. Hi LouB, A heads up that the Zappi doesn't work correctly on three phase power as it doesn't correctly work out the net energy used across all three phases. I've been waiting for a firmware upd...
by dgh853
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 06:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 6340

Re: AVASS Battery order details

And that's the challenge it can't handle - a DC coupled arrangement as it doesn't have visibility of a DC charge controller charging the battery at the same time and you could exceed the 100A charge limit. The Victrons are smart in that way as the DC charge controller and Multigrid etc talk with eac...