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by TropicalEV
Tue, 23 Feb 2010, 05:00
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Peter Garret on QANDA 1-3-10
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Peter Garret on QANDA 1-3-10

Hi all,        our esteemed environment minister Peter Garret will be on ABC's QANDA program 1-3-10. If you ever wanted to put him on the spot RE: legislation for EV's this is an excellent opportunity! We have a week to compose questions he cant wiggle out of, upload video questions (they seem to li...
by TropicalEV
Mon, 31 Aug 2009, 21:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Buying from China....The downsides!
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Buying from China....The downsides!

Nope...not a word.....Too hard for them maybe? ..Too hard for me that's for sure! LOL...I'll buy localy, I just thought there might be something useful in it for the EV community....
by TropicalEV
Thu, 13 Aug 2009, 18:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The ultimate "EV"
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

The ultimate "EV"

Yes, one of the guys at work is an RC aircraft nut and he pointed me at a sight that had motors with enough thrust that could lift a small adult. Hi Johny...I was wondering.....Could you tell me please what the site was?...I'd be interested to see if there is anything there that might suit a bike.....
by TropicalEV
Tue, 11 Aug 2009, 21:26
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Car buyers still want gas guzzlers - GM
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Car buyers still want gas guzzlers - GM

Thalass...is that price in usd and per litre or per gallon? We are paying around $1.25 aud per litre for regular ULP here in OZ..
by TropicalEV
Tue, 11 Aug 2009, 21:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Buying from China....The downsides!
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Buying from China....The downsides!

LOL Paul http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif Exactly..... I finaly got the detailed info I asked for..Well...Not exactly..It was in the form of a pdf sales brochure, mostly about the EV they are selling and how wonderful their company is...The following is an extract of the only relevant ...
by TropicalEV
Sat, 08 Aug 2009, 21:40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Buying from China....The downsides!
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Buying from China....The downsides!

Hi guys...I was cruising the net and found these wheel rim motors and a skype address to contact them...http://e-motor-cn.com/.(linky thing at the botton..Sorry).They had no prices on the site and I was curious. He came on line today and the conversation is below...Gave me a chuckle http://forums.ae...
by TropicalEV
Sun, 02 Aug 2009, 22:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Public Comments Invited on Electric Drive Guidelin
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Public Comments Invited on Electric Drive Guidelin

Public Comments Invited on Electric Drive Guidelines "The AMVCB WP is now seeking comments on the Electric Drive Guidelines as part of the review of VSB 14. These Guidelines were still under development when comments on other Sections of VSB 14 were invited earlier this year. The document and email ...
by TropicalEV
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 04:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 8965

Tesla in Australia

Just to confuse things...helicopters vary from RHD to LHD depending on the model. (not country of origin) But alas we we still have to allow head on trafic to pass to our left just like the "planks"(aeroplanes)....So add a bit more red to the map guys! http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif ...
by TropicalEV
Thu, 11 Jun 2009, 22:59
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Goverment EV Rebates
Replies: 26
Views: 8634

Goverment EV Rebates

They have a box to tick for electric vehicles on one of the forms i filled out to transfer rego about 2 months ago...Maybe they woke up to the problem. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif ...Still..we laugh at them but at least it's a start!....Now if we an just get some $ breaks on the c...
by TropicalEV
Wed, 14 Jan 2009, 16:52
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Onboard wind turbine and solar panels
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Onboard wind turbine and solar panels

LOL...I wouldn't worry too much about it...It's the "Telegraph"...A fine example of a "british tabloid" newspaper. Not much credibility to begin with.....(Unless you are from MIB...in which case it's whats REALLY hapening around the world and this conversation never happend) http://forums.aeva.asn.a...
by TropicalEV
Wed, 14 Jan 2009, 06:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you have Twitter?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Do you have Twitter?

If you're puzzled about what that means, don't worry about it, just log on to the forums and read things like most people do :P --Striker. ...I'll just stick to the "old fashioned" way, of using a powerful home computer with more computing power than they dreamed of when they sent a man to the moon...
by TropicalEV
Tue, 13 Jan 2009, 16:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you have Twitter?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Do you have Twitter?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter --Striker. OH.... http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley5.gif http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley5.gif ....So that's what it is......I must be both "out of touch" AND "insufficiently nerdy" LOL http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif Thanks for tha...
by TropicalEV
Tue, 13 Jan 2009, 02:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you have Twitter?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Do you have Twitter?

I'm either WAY out of touch or not sufficiently computer nerdy but .....WHAT ON EARTH IS A TWITTER!!????? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley5.gif And why do I need one??? Where do you put it?? And does it hurt? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley3.gif http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smi...
by TropicalEV
Mon, 05 Jan 2009, 22:16
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 3Ph AC motor question
Replies: 14
Views: 2861

3Ph AC motor question

Thanks for that Johny,                      Once again my ignorance of AC tells me I should stay away from it! http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif I just thought I'd ask as we have them lying around. Maybe I should start looking around for an aircraft starter/generator. They can do 400amp...
by TropicalEV
Mon, 05 Jan 2009, 21:01
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 3Ph AC motor question
Replies: 14
Views: 2861

3Ph AC motor question

Hi guys,         in an effort to get my head around the power required to make things go I thought I would ask what likely to be a prety dumb question but I can't really find the answer anywhere. We have a couple of motors in the shed, the details are as follows: Type kevmxx induction motor volts 41...
by TropicalEV
Sun, 04 Jan 2009, 04:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Batteries Safety
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Lithium Batteries Safety

Thanks for that Matt. very informative. I read the "tech info" page on the home page and it mentioned them and gave a litle history about a patent lawsuit. Enough to spark my curiosity..LOL.. I wonder if Lithium won't go the same way as nimh (obsolete due to the finnicky nature of the chemistry) and...
by TropicalEV
Sun, 04 Jan 2009, 02:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Batteries Safety
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Lithium Batteries Safety

So tell me guys...why can't we get a hold of the components that make up the chinese cars?The chinese will pretty much sell anything these days...why not EV components? and does anyone actually SELL Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries?
by TropicalEV
Sun, 04 Jan 2009, 01:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Can a ute be registered with different body?
Replies: 5
Views: 6692

Can a ute be registered with different body?

LOVE the big black one! You could sharpen the blades of the bumper and take those nasty pushbikers off at the ankles! Then the rest of them would slide effortlessly off that streamlined body.....Ahh...just nice dreams...LOL.....I wonder how many batteries you could fit under that bonnet?????......hm...
by TropicalEV
Sat, 03 Jan 2009, 22:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: new newbie section??
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

new newbie section??

Thanks for your support on the idea guys...That's awesome http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley32.gif The Wiki thing could be a goer....I'd never heard of them before http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley9.gif ( I may be a nerd in many ways... but not a computer nerd) LOL Keep the ideas rollin...
by TropicalEV
Sat, 03 Jan 2009, 03:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: new newbie section??
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

new newbie section??

Hi guys,        I got to chatting to a guy a litle while ago and we ended up discussing EV conversions....(Of course...doesn't everyone?) He was pretty excited about the idea and especialy the fact that you could buy the required parts off the shelf. I directed him to this site saying " everything y...
by TropicalEV
Thu, 01 Jan 2009, 16:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Large AGM battery options
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Large AGM battery options

Hi guys,
        I'd be interested in finding out a bit more on these AGM batt's as well. ZEVA sells " optima yellow top" 12v 55ah for $330 each. I like the sound of Goombi's 100ah for $268 MUCH better! Where did you get them from?
And how much do they weigh? I'm planning an EV bike.
by TropicalEV
Wed, 31 Dec 2008, 06:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Ponilion's LiFePo4,5-33C LiPolymer battery
Replies: 118
Views: 18101

Ponilion's LiFePo4,5-33C LiPolymer battery

Hi Jack....May I suggest an introductory offer...maybe offer the first 6 buyers a VERY special price to encourage people to buy your product.....then they can use them in the reel world in real EV's and report back to everyone else. If your service is as good as you say then it could make you far mo...
by TropicalEV
Tue, 30 Dec 2008, 17:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Ponilion's LiFePo4,5-33C LiPolymer battery
Replies: 118
Views: 18101

Ponilion's LiFePo4,5-33C LiPolymer battery

Jack I think you will find that everyone may have lost interest when you admited you couldn't match TS for price or output! Why would anyone want to buy your product if it can't perform as well and will cost more? All of the people on this forum are everyday workers building EV's for their own use. ...
by TropicalEV
Mon, 29 Dec 2008, 17:21
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Proton Satria (Kim Ryan)
Replies: 21
Views: 5113

Proton Satria (Kim Ryan)

Hi Kim,       sounds like a very practical conversion. Your idea of using the rav4 diff is very interesting. I've been wondering about something like that. I can't wait to see some pics! I'm in Mission Beach and there is another guy down this way that converted a quad bike for the farm. Maybe we nee...
by TropicalEV
Sun, 28 Dec 2008, 23:52
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV superbikes on Ile of man
Replies: 0
Views: 580

EV superbikes on Ile of man

Hi guys, I found this site below while searching for other RE info. It seems it is very possible to make an EV bike worth riding! LOL. The up coming EV race at Ile of Man racetrack would be well worth seeing! Racing and the sponsorship $$ it generates has been responible for many of the tech advance...