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by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 18:15
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

I think the $10K Nissan replacement batteries are the more recent 'Lizard' chemistry, which supposedly lasts better in the heat than the original battery. We all wish this was true, and it would make so much sense. But Les Smith (@lesmando), who received one of the first (probably the actual first)...
by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 15:18
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

I think the $10K Nissan replacement batteries are the more recent 'Lizard' chemistry, which supposedly lasts better in the heat than the original battery. So, if you got a used Leaf for (say) $10K and after a while found the battery had degraded to the point that it no longer covered your local trip...
by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 15:02
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Just bought a second-hand Volt
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Just bought a second-hand Volt

T1 Terry wrote:
Yesterday, 14:49
...I wonder if that is why the previous owner sold it?...
T1 Terry
Maybe. He seemed to be very straight about making sure I understood all about the car. The reason he gave was changed family circumstances meaning that he needed a bench back seat with three seat belts.
by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 06:33
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Just bought a second-hand Volt
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Just bought a second-hand Volt

Hi, I just bought a second-hand MY13 Holden Volt. It is doing very nicely. It drives smoothly like an EV. I have only a couple of times noticed a very brief hesitation and wonder if that is one of the clutches in the Voltec arrangement doing its thing. It turned out that the 'hesitation' was the st...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 10:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1403

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

...All my EV's vary from the average by 30% either side... Ditto. Another factor that might play a part is battery temperature. When the battery is cold, any real world cell behaves like an ideal cell with some resistance in series. That internal resistance is higher when it is cold, so, for the sa...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 01 Oct 2019, 15:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Kona AC charging question

My Wall Charger has two settings, fast = 7.2kW & Eco=1.2kw. This may indicate 7.2/3.6/1.2 for Max/medium/minimun Thanks. I wonder if max/medium/minimum just means (say) 100%/75%/50% (or some other percentages) relative to whatever maximum the EVSE sets? Anyway, glad to know the car does something l...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 01 Oct 2019, 07:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Kona AC charging question

If your byo 20A cable is type 2 compliant, the car will limit itself to the lesser of the cable or the evse current rating automatically. Thanks for that. I had not realised that cables also communicated their current limits like an EVSE. Hmm. Not sure if it has any such smarts in it, perhaps in th...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:35
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Kona AC charging question

reecho wrote:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:06
...some light reading...
Thanks. I'll do some reading.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 19:56
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Kona AC charging question

Any EVSE set to a lower limit will be fine. I built my 3.6kW portable EVSE specifically for caravan park 15A outlets. Worked perfectly on the EV Long Weekend tour with my Kona. 😊 BTW, from memory the Kona itself can be set for lower charge rates if you want it to. Cheers Bryce Thanks. I realise the...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 16:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Kona AC charging question

Any reason you want a slower charge rate? Its only a 7kw on board charger which is ~0.1c of the pack(64kwh), you're not going to shorten the life of the battery at the max AC charge rate Yes, I realise that. I have an cable that I could use at BYO cable public charging outlets but a sticker says it...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 14:03
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Kona AC charging question

I have a Kona electric on order so I don't yet have an instruction book to read. I have a couple of charging questions. 1) If I am charging from (say) a 32A or greater EVSE, so the car could be AC charging as fast as it is capable of charging, is there an option inside the car to select a slower cha...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 18:15
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17795

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

...So why do my first 2 calculations suggest 78kWh? Where is my error?... Perhaps you could ask your Hyundai dealer or Hyundai's national technical help line? No, sorry, only kidding! Obviously they wouldn't have a clue. My guess is that the battery management system (BMS) might still be learning w...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 16:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17795

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I'd be surprised if it didn't support single phase charging, particularly given the US market is nearly all single phase charging I am not suggesting that it would not support single phase charging. I expect the three phase charger would operate on one phase if it only found power applied to one in...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 12:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17795

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

2020 EU Kona Ev to get onboard three-phase onboard charger with up to 11 kW (AC), Blue Link app and optional navigation system with a 10.25-inch centre display. https://insideevs.com/news/348727/hyundai-3-phase-charger-kona-europe/ I wonder if the 11kW 3-phase is actually three independent 15A char...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 12:39
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Limited Kona Electric Floor mat options in Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Limited Kona Electric Floor mat options in Oz

A bit of lateral thinking. Not sure the dealer would let me do that. The dealer should treat you like royalty since you spent many thousands of dollars with them. It costs them nothing to be helpful to you since they could not sell you the product you wanted. They should see it as in investment in ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 12:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Frunk/Froot for Kona

This ‘frunk’ or ‘froot’ almost fits too well to be coincidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kurEcjkVBk You can skip the first half of the video - it is just fitting a gas lift strut thingy to the bonnet. See how the moulded charge cable and accessory tray just neatly fits under the bonnet. Also...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 21:37
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale: MY12 Mitsubishi iMiEV (now sold)
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: For Sale: MY12 Mitsubishi iMiEV

Now sold to Dougie.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 11:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV Sat Nav replacement with Apple CarPlay and reversing cam
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: iMiEV Sat Nav replacement with Apple CarPlay and reversing cam

The Mitsubishi-supplied Eclipse-brand sat nav/stereo has the sockets in the back to take a reversing camera input and automatically come on when reverse is selected in the car. We got one installed when I realised that the Eclipse device could be bought from car accessory places to put in any car an...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 20:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1403

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

...If driving at a stable 80km/h, does driving in regent "3" or "0" change anything to the power consumption? One would assume not... I own two other EVs, not the Kona, but the level of regen selected for backing off the throttle should make no difference when just driving at a steady speed and not...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 18:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: MY12 iMiEV for sale in Canberra (now sold)
Replies: 1
Views: 114

MY12 iMiEV for sale in Canberra (now sold)

We are selling our iMIEV. Please see details in the general For Sale section of this forum.

[ Edited Coulomb: added link to other post, for convenience. ]
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 18:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale: MY12 Mitsubishi iMiEV (now sold)
Replies: 2
Views: 247

For Sale: MY12 Mitsubishi iMiEV (now sold)

We have decided to sell our 100% battery electric Mitsubishi iMiEV city car. With both of us now retired and kids left home we can’t justify two cars so easily. We will replace them with one long-range new electric car. We are in Canberra and asking $10,000. Aside from a few very minor cosmetic scuf...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 14:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2036

Re: I've got my Kona

Kangavue wrote:
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 14:20
Very interesting. I suppose it is best not to drive past without an attempt at them all!
If you see on PlugShare that non-Teslas have successfully charged, you can be pretty sure it will work with a Hyundai.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 14:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2036

Re: I've got my Kona

20140875-D660-4305-9E57-7787E5F79918.png On the label where the red reset button is (P)TPN: 1050071-02-J In this pic. Trillion Trees LOT 2 Stirling Crescent (Corner Amherst Road), Hazelmere WA 6055, Australia https://www.plugshare.com/location/186046 Great. Thanks, very helpful. I am not sure this ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 07:27
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2036

Re: I've got my Kona

For you Kona aficionados: 1. Can you get a factory tow bar? Or indeed any tow bar? With electrics? Approx price? 2. Can you get roof bars? As it seems the same as other non-EV Konas, I assume the answer is yes? Regds, Dave See: https://thedriven.io/2019/06/10/towing-a-caravan-with-an-electric-car-c...