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by memecode
Yesterday, 04:50
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 174

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: 174

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: 174

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: 174

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: 174

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: 147

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: 178

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: 178

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: 147

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: 147

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: 8542

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: 155

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...
by memecode
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 20:35
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - Vectrix
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: WTB - Vectrix

I don't have any modules, but I'm not looking for DIY at this stage. Like I could if I had too, but my time is precious and I have lot of other stuff on.
by memecode
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 10:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - Vectrix
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: WTB - Vectrix

Me too. Although interested in a converted bike for the right price as well.
by memecode
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 09:12
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: WTB - Vectrix
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: WTB - Vectrix

Bladecar: check your PMs.
by memecode
Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 12:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 18
Views: 1600

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

Just PMd you bladecar: "yes still interested in a vectrix"

Crusherau: There are 2 bikes and 2 of us interested... join forces? PMd you too.
by memecode
Tue, 26 Mar 2019, 14:03
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 35
Views: 10152

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

dylanpete wrote:
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 16:31
Nissan will soon be confronted with the Australian market reality when the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Kona arrive!
And I will just laugh at them for delaying themselves into irrelevance. They had the product but not the balls.
by memecode
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 11:01
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: X1 vs S6000?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: X1 vs S6000?

So a short review after the test ride: - Not having a clutch meant take off from the lights is smooth as butter. Even a little too peppy down low to the point I would be worried about traction in the wet. Configurable apparently so a non-issue. - Silence is golden. Love it. Small bit of electric whi...
by memecode
Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 11:32
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: X1 vs S6000?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: X1 vs S6000?

antiscab wrote:
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 21:34
Good grief, steer clear of anything zev. They're horrible, and don't meet speed range or acceleration specs.
Back to the drawing board... not going to risk $10k to find that out the hard way.

So now the options seem to be conversion or find a vectrix...
by memecode
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 10:49
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: X1 vs S6000?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

X1 vs S6000?

I'm going to test drive the X1 next week. I guess the main competition in my mind the ZEV S6000 . The biggest concern other than the price is the small wheels and form factor of the X1. I just don't see it being a good commuter for me (22km each way, 80kph zones, some long steep hills). Leaning towa...
by memecode
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 07:14
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Mitsubishi i-Miev parts - LAST CHANCE
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Re: FS: Mitsubishi i-Miev - PARTS only

TimH wrote:
Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 19:45
Other parts such as battery pack, motor, air con, charger etc possibly now available too... (change of plans)
So... the big question is how much do you want for the motor and controller?

And what sort of condition is the battery pack in?
by memecode
Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 11:18
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 61
Views: 11474

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

More pricing info:
https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-eco ... 50iky.html

They are running out of 2018 runway for a launch...
by memecode
Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 08:12
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Leaf: Nissan breaks "end of 2018" promise and now targetting mid 2019 release
Replies: 4
Views: 902

New Leaf: Nissan breaks "end of 2018" promise and now targetting mid 2019 release

Got this email yesterday:

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They are giving Hyundai a good run for their money to avoid being the next company to release a BEV in Australia. :roll:
by memecode
Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 13:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Paladin Solar Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Paladin Solar Controller

Thinking about getting one of these: https://www.paladinsolarcontroller.com.au We have 3.5kw of solar on our roof and export power on sunny days, usually more than 10kwh. The system has been online for about 6-7 months so I'm still getting familiar with what it can do. Our hot water system is curren...
by memecode
Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 12:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BEVs in Australia
Replies: 25
Views: 3667

Re: BEVs in Australia

reecho wrote:
Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 17:16
I think Carbridge will sell you a e6....If you REALLY want one. Reviews aren't the best.
And at $80k you'd have to be slightly mad.