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by memecode
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 11:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV labelling laws
Replies: 3
Views: 83

EV labelling laws

So now we need to put these little stickers on our EV:

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Does anyone else reckon the petrol and diesel vehicles should be the ones having to have stickers? They have liters and liters or flammable fuel right?

:D
by memecode
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 11:16
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

lobster wrote:
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 17:48
memcode, are you referring to the non-plugin hybrid Ionic vs Toyota hybrids?
Yes. So it's apples to apples.
by memecode
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 18:12
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

I'd say the Ioniq is a far better car than those others. Many would argue that Toyota has a far better brand image, lets say when it comes to reliability and resale value. What makes you think Hyundai is better? Assuming these are before on-road costs? As I said... drive away prices. So on road.
by memecode
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 10:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

Does anyone else find the price of the Ioniq hybrid a bit steep? Lets say compare it with the Toyotas (all prices drive away): - Ioniq Hybrid: $38.7k - Corolla Hybrid: $30k - Prius: $40.5k - PriusV: $41.7k - Rav4 Hybrid: $40k The Ioniq is on par with the Corolla size wise... but a lot more expensive...
by memecode
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 17:17
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Telltale lights

So I had an epiphany on the way home. That random range figure that I thought was busted always hangs around between 130 and 146 km... wait... oh... ooooHHHHHH. That's the pack voltage!!! So I must have a later firmware. Maybe already the dugass or something. Coming back to the warning lights. Now t...
by memecode
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 14:33
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Telltale lights

Though if the red light came on before you started drawing significant amounts of power, that would seem unlikely Was the red battery light persistent? or did it turn off again? It did turn off again once I crested the top of the hill and went a little further on the flat. Lets see what it does tod...
by memecode
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 09:06
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Telltale lights

red battery light on its own usually means the motor controller is running at low voltage limit. I forget what it is for the original firmware. I *think* it was 108v, which if you're doing a sustained hill climb might make sense I still had 5 bars of battery left at the time (like >138V?) and the l...
by memecode
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 19:38
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Telltale lights

brendon_m wrote:
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 19:00
The manual says that fault codes appear in the odometer, anything there when it plays up?
I'll have to check next time. Didn't know to look.
by memecode
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 18:52
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Telltale lights

So I was coming home after writing this post and at the bottom of the same hill the maintenance light comes on like clockwork. I'd just coasted down this big long hill, hitting 90kph, but I didn't use any regen this time. Then got to the bottom and started winding on throttle to go up the other side...
by memecode
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 10:58
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Telltale lights

I've seen a few telltale lights illuminate over the last few days. According to the manual they are: Battery Tell Tale (red battery): Flashed for a few minutes as I was going up a long hill very slowly in bumper to bumper traffic. Maintenance Required Tell Tale (orange hammer): Also flashed for a fe...
by memecode
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 13:34
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix VX1 Lithium for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Vectrix VX1 Lithium for sale

Gumtree ad moved to here.
by memecode
Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 06:29
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 25
Views: 2254

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

boars wrote:
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 21:06
I don't suppose any of these are kicking around in Brisbane still?
Only seem to find them in WA any time I look.
Bladecar's 2 when to CrusherAU and myself. I'm busy putting many KMs on mine :D
by memecode
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 09:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AGM for home storage?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

AGM for home storage?

So I've been looking around for home storage solutions for a while now. For instance the powerwall 2 would be a nice amount of battery but I balked at the 12k cost. I doubt I'd ever see a return on that. For reference I have a 3.35kw solar array that most of the time feeds back into the grid at 12c/...
by memecode
Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 04:50
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

So in my desire to figure out what it can really do I decided to do a test ride yesterday. I reset the trip meter and rode around in circles, towards the end I made sure to decrease distance from home in case I ran out of power. As I approached zero bars I stayed uphill from home. I managed 63km on ...
by memecode
Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 07:30
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

The burning question for me is "has the packs capacity changed at all?". If I assume that the bottom 5 bars weren't really there, then I have the same(ish) number of bars now? Have they all just shifted down to be aligned with the bottom? If my range is the same (big if) then I should be able to get...
by memecode
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 16:18
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

So I didn't come away unscathed. The bike won't charge beyond 3/4 on the gauge. Just starts charging and then beeps and switches to ready flashing. I don't know what to do to "fix" that. The est range area shows 146(V) at the start of charging, and the ODO shows CP 152(V). The pack voltage quickly g...
by memecode
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 11:00
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

I once ran out of fuel while idling, waiting in line at the servo :oops: But at least it was probably the most convenient place to run out of juice. Similar... pulled up to the pump. Before I reach for the key the engine cuts out... well then.. lol. So I asked the Chiro place across the street for ...
by memecode
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 05:12
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

I decided to go a little further yesterday than I had before to see what it could handle. Basically two trips into the city and back (22km each way) with a bit of a charge in between - 40mins, which brought it back up to 3/4ths full according to the gauge. I was still 6km from home on the final leg ...
by memecode
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 05:03
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Dash clock losing the correct time
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Dash clock losing the correct time

So I noticed that the clock switches to a timer when I charge the bike. The problem is that is doesn't switch back to the clock when the charging is done. The timer becomes the current time.

Is this the right cable to get for flashing the firmware? Is it Cable 1 or Cable 2?
by memecode
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 12:32
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Notes on my commute.

So more of a review of what I've found so far: First the negatives: The suspension is harder and less pleasant than the old petrol scooter, maybe in part to the smaller wheels. And it seems to jar over bigger bumps. Which may be able to be adjusted for me later, at least on the rear. Interestingly I...
by memecode
Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 09:07
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Notes on my commute.

So after riding to work and back a few times now, it's been very consistent in using half the battery (according to the display, which could be wrong I guess). And last night I dug out the power measuring meter thingo and plugged it in between the socket and the bike to see what the bike used to cha...
by memecode
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 10:24
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Dash clock losing the correct time
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Dash clock losing the correct time

I'm interested in what other solutions to range estimation are. Maybe whatever I go with for that would also be able to display a functional clock. I'm not really keen on swapping out parts. But adding bits on seems a safer route. I'm assuming the range estimation on EVs is driven primarily by the v...
by memecode
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 08:14
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Dash clock losing the correct time
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Dash clock losing the correct time

So my clock is losing the current time overnight. Is there a watch battery somewhere that needs to be replaced?

The manual doesn't mention anything about it.
by memecode
Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 19:16
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: WTB: Vectrix [FOUND]
Replies: 21
Views: 8970

Re: WTB: Vectrix (or functional equivilant)

So after some weeks of negotiation and waiting. I finally got my first EV this week: https://i.imgur.com/hjEvaCD.jpg And I'm pretty stoked with it. The more I ride, the more I like. It's just awesome. Being able to regen is so much fun. It's got more go than my Scarabeo 200. Which you really notice ...
by memecode
Tue, 13 Aug 2019, 12:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Calb cell pack unhealthy
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Calb cell pack unhealthy

Seems soon I will have a bunch of CALB cells from a pair of Vectrix's. And at least some of the cells are bad. That's all I know at the moment. Now to the questions. My goal is to: a) get one Vectrix running reliably with as much range as it can handle. b) if there are enough remaining cells, look a...