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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: 378

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: 181

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: 58
Views: 10379

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: 58
Views: 3572

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: 58
Views: 3572

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Pretty powerful EV Grins!
by rhills
Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:28
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Phantom braking
Replies: 28
Views: 1053

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: 387

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: 387

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: 41
Views: 769

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: 181

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: 321

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: 34
Views: 6912

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: 15
Views: 813

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: 297
Views: 48800

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 :-(
by rhills
Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 22:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit

lobster wrote:
Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 18:50
... or someone at Zeva ...
Uh, that would be @zeva I'd guess :-D
by rhills
Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 13:20
Forum: i3
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 34
Views: 6912

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Brookster , as a newcomer you may not yet have it visible but there is a feature available in this forum to run simple surveys ("Polls") so if you'd rather go that way, we can set one up for you. Here is a simple tutorial on setting up a poll which will give you a bit of an idea what is possible. N...
by rhills
Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 09:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 441
Views: 63736

Re: Low cost BMS

the LiPO cells I've installed... Rob, do you really mean LiPo (as in Lithium Polymer), or LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate, LiFePO₄)? It makes a big difference. LFP is nominally 3.2, and should not go much beyond 3.6 V. Nearly all other lithium chemistries are nominally 3.7 or 3.75 V, and should not go ...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 22:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 58
Views: 10379

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi Brendon, Is the BMU VIN coded? Or could you buy a late model BMU and "upgrade" in a plug and play fashion? Having to have the module coded would make it harder but even still it might be an option once warranties run out to get a boost in (or at least restore) electric range. I'd guess either way...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 22:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 58
Views: 10379

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Interesting difference between the dedicated EV company (Tesla) where seemingly everything can be upgraded over the airwaves and the dinosaur vehicle tech company where "no, you have to buy the new model to fix that problem" :-(
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 15:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 58
Views: 10379

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Unfortunately, I've not had time to follow this thread closely so haven't posted earlier. We've had an Outlander PHEV Aspire since brand new, bought one of the first ones sold in WA in April 2014, delivered in May 2014. We had a major problem with our PHEV two and a half years ago ( documented here ...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 14:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 441
Views: 63736

Re: Low cost BMS

Well, you got my attention T1 Terry , because the LiPO cells I've installed in both yacht and motorhome for house batteries are from EV-Power and use his BMS, though I have to confess I don't know which cell-top units I have in each system. The system in my yacht has been there for just over 8 years...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 13:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 278
Views: 31285

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm also following along with great interest, Chris, hope it all goes well!
by rhills
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 13:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 590
Views: 53257

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hmmm, that champagne should be struck across the bow anyway, not the stern!

:-D
by rhills
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 13:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 6421

Re: electric lawn mower

I do big branches with the pole saw too. Use a trick I learned from the professionals: start out at the end of the branch, lopping off the lighter sub branches first. Then lop off 1-2m lengths of the main branch starting at the outer end. As the branch gets thicker, lop shorter lengths. That way you...
by rhills
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 22:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 6421

Re: electric lawn mower

Our nephew has the Ryobi 36V mower, he loves it!

18V probably OK for very small lawn and lightweight grass!