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by rhills
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 11:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41095

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

What would locktite do to the resistance in the connection between the stud and the thread? Would that matter? I guess the current will mainly pass through the contact between the lug on the end of the cable and the metal plate around the stud?
by rhills
Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 11:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Pack Busbar Sizing
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Pack Busbar Sizing

I think a build thread would be a very useful community resource!

Re the Carbon Fibre walls, I don't know much about this stuff, but I would have assumed carbon fibre was conductive. Is that assumption right or wrong? Does it matter?
by rhills
Sat, 29 Aug 2020, 13:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

Anyone who is qualified and follows the logbook servicing schedule can do it for you without voiding any warranties and if any dealer says otherwise or tries to knock back a claim because of outside servicing are breaking the law. Yes, and I believe that your State Consumer Affairs organisation wil...
by rhills
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 15:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: After sales paint protection and window film
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: After sales paint protection and window film

Our experience over a number of years with both dealer-supplied and aftermarket tinting is that dealer-supplied products don't seem to be the same quality as after-market products. For vehicle purchases over the past two decades we've used a number of reputable after-market tinting companies (usuall...
by rhills
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 15:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

FWIW, I've had some disappointing experiences with dealer servicing/repairs of our Outlander PHEV (the most recent saga here ). They seem to have little expertise in the EV elements of these vehicles and little interest in acquiring that expertise. I have had one very good experience with Daniel at ...
by rhills
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 10:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?

Yes, the money you pay for an MG would buy quite a lot of barley; only now from the USA rather than from Australia as the Chinese Government flexes its economic muscle to try and influence Australian domestic politics!!! In my job, I have heard personally from WA farming families directly and hugely...
by rhills
Sat, 20 Jun 2020, 10:56
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: We developed a charger. Please advise
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: We developed a charger. Please advice

For the AU/NZ market plug 18 isn't required as they are very uncommon. Much more important for us is 10A and 15A versions of plug 32 type I and plug 19 (32A 3 phase 5 pin). Thank you for the feedback! We are already considering to change this option to 10A, because some of our backers have highligh...
by rhills
Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 23:51
Forum: i3
Topic: KLE failure?
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: KLE failure?

I believe that BMW magic smoke has an especially magical price!! :o
by rhills
Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 10:53
Forum: Nissan
Topic: MG eZS
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

Re: MG eZS

"Made in China" moniker a bit of a lead weight in Oz at present I suspect!
by rhills
Tue, 09 Jun 2020, 18:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: Pro's & Con's of Converting My EFi 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 into an EV 4x4

Hi Damien, welcome to the forums. Keep in mind that when your electric motor is spinning your alternator, the power from your alternator is still coming from your traction batteries, just via an inefficient route (batteries -> controller -> electric motor -> alternator, with losses at each transfer ...
by rhills
Sun, 07 Jun 2020, 15:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 63132

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

4Springs wrote: Sun, 07 Jun 2020, 05:15 Any idea how much water is bad for a cell? I'm thinking of where mine are right now, where they are probably getting at thin film of condensation on these cold mornings.
Hmmm, might need to bring Brumby in by the fire on those cold winter nights :lol:
by rhills
Tue, 26 May 2020, 13:42
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 12v lithium batteries can't be paralleled?
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: 12v lithium batteries can't be paralleled?

We have 3 x 100AH LiFePO4 batteries in parallel in our motorhome and boiling a kettle via the Inverter never pulls those below about 13V.
by rhills
Mon, 25 May 2020, 20:45
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Can’t sign in to browser via Google
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Can’t sign in to browser via Google

I remember when doing web development, IE was a real PITA to work with because of its aggressive caching. This meant it would take a copy of the page you visited and store it on your disk so the next time you go to that page it uses its copy rather than loading it again over the internet. Creates th...
by rhills
Mon, 25 May 2020, 20:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 68
Views: 12940

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Just bought one it is a 2017 and at full charge it reads 33km range available. Not happy but unsure what to do to be honest. How much have you driven it yourself? Be aware that the range it guesstimates is dependent on how you have driven over the past few journeys. If you've not driven it much, bu...
by rhills
Fri, 22 May 2020, 22:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6771

Re: 2020 Ioniq

You mean she's going to loosen those hands from the steering wheel and actually let you drive it to work?

I don't think so :lol:
by rhills
Fri, 22 May 2020, 17:18
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6771

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Pretty powerful EV Grins!
by rhills
Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:28
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Phantom braking
Replies: 29
Views: 1831

Re: Phantom braking

Hi Rod, At any rate if I have an angry truckie on my tail, I get out of their way and let another angry sod deal with them. It's sad how tailgatey people get on a beautiful road like Caves Road :roll: Thanks for your review of the Model 3 above, it's great to hear feedback from people who have done ...
by rhills
Tue, 05 May 2020, 12:57
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?

In case it helps, I've just been advised by my contact at Intervolt that the Solar input in the R2-0 is no longer limited to 250W. The solar input is now up to to the 25A limit for Alternator charging. I can confirm from our own usage that this unit will charge from solar with the ignition switched ...
by rhills
Sun, 03 May 2020, 16:52
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?

I think I'll return it, and buy a different brand. The seller is going to send a pre-paid label Monday, so I didn't have much time. I'll make sure anything I buy can charge the Aux. batteries if the wagon isn't connected. We've had the West Australian-made Intervolt DCC R2-0 in our motorhome for ne...
by rhills
Fri, 01 May 2020, 10:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2258

Re: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

Would that be Product no GS1011 on this page? It's about half-way down a long page, so use your browser's search function to look for the Product code.
by rhills
Thu, 30 Apr 2020, 23:19
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Can’t sign in to browser via Google
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Can’t sign in to browser via Google

Make sure you are connecting with the encrypted https ://forums.aeva.asn.au rather than the unencrypted http://forums.aeva.asn.au. http://... used to be redirected automatically to https://... until our new main AEVA website went live a few weeks ago. Unfortunately the redirect is now broken and I'v...
by rhills
Fri, 24 Apr 2020, 11:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Datsun 1200 ute for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Datsun 1200 ute for sale

... I’m not able to post in the for sale section cos I had to make a new account after neglecting my old one.... You didn't need to create a new account, you can easily regain access to the old one via the " forgot my password " link on the login page. If you've forgotten the email address associat...
by rhills
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 01:16
Forum: i3
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 42
Views: 8409

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Not BMW, but when I had issues with Mitsubishi, I spoke to our local State Consumer Affairs department. They told me the legislation to quote. My initial discussions with the local dealer hit a blank wall "this is how it is, no negotiation". After discussing with our State Consumer Affairs people, I...
by rhills
Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 00:57
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 18
Views: 1485

Re: Mini Cooper E

I'm probably being a bit pedantic here, but aren't Mini's made by BMW these days?
by rhills
Fri, 03 Apr 2020, 11:15
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 316
Views: 54652

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

I thought galvanic corrosion also required movement of electrons.

Which makes things a bit tricky when you want some electrons to move, but not others :-(