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by rhills
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 23:49
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Forum Time
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Forum Time

Your preferred time zone is stored in your profile in the database.

Until you log in, the board has no way of knowing who you are and which timezone you prefer.

HTH,
by rhills
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 23:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 16
Views: 2337

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

We've owned an Outlander PHEV since new in 2014 and we love it. We've had the batteries and BMS replaced because of a water ingress issue caused by underbody damage dislodging a silicon plug from the battery module - all detailed elsewhere in this forum , and probably as a result I'm still getting 5...
by rhills
Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 20:12
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Hyundai NZ recalls 700 Kona EVs

@rhills Any chance we can combine all 3 different battery recall threads into one? I'm not sure if it's technically feasible, will have to do a bit of research on that, unless one of the other admins ( coulomb , weber ?) happens to know off the top of their head. If we were able to combine them, wh...
by rhills
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 22:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVNews coming next weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: EVNews coming next weekend

Start here: AEVA Membership
by rhills
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 22:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 626
Views: 70628

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I have a few options - EPL-9 polyurethane potting compound, or West Systems epoxy. Either would work I think. Chris, have you seen the Australian manufactured BoteCote Epoxy ? Not sure how it compares price wise with West Systems, but I use it exclusively now, having found it easier to work with th...
by rhills
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 00:08
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 53
Views: 2503

Re: MG ZS EV

I sounds good in theory, but in reality most of the components and raw materials used in Australian manufacturing these days, comes from China. Even a lot of our food additives. Where I worked at one stage it was cheaper to buy Chinese food grade chemicals than industrial or technical grade Austral...
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 17:54
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 53
Views: 2503

Re: MG ZS EV

While I agree with your premise, my concern is with the bigger picture. I am concerned that Australia (as well as many other nations) is becoming more and more dependent on China to manufacture things we use and rely on. This increases our dependence on China. I don't have a problem with that per se...
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 15:15
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 53
Views: 2503

Re: MG ZS EV

Looks very interesting, but I just wish it was made in the UK or Europe, rather than China.
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 15:11
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2759

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Thanks g4qber , that makes the discount even bigger! Interestingly, when I go through Renault's website, it appears I can still buy a Zoe from Magic Renault (in Melville) for the special price of $55,426 drive away :?: BTW, is there any Zoe owner on here who has parking sensors that can comment on h...
by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 14:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2759

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

The handwritten sign is a bit confusing. I am guessing that the park sensors are an additional $650, but what about the "incl charger installation, $3000"? Does that wording mean that the charger installation is $3000 extra, or it is worth $3000, but included in the $39257.75 total? Knowing how car ...
by rhills
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 11:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 425
Views: 49815

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: 461

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: 498

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: 413

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: 498

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: 834

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: 1369

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: 768

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: 2404

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: 3419

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: 626
Views: 70628

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: 1887

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: 518

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: 71
Views: 14867

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: 99
Views: 8816

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: