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by brendon_m
Yesterday, 12:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Perth Imiev for sale- anyone know the history?
Replies: 11
Views: 132

Re: Perth Imiev for sale- anyone know the history?

I believe @g4qbers one was silver not white
by brendon_m
Thu, 03 Dec 2020, 19:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Parts car?
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Parts car?

Personally I run with one of these under my seat cover. https://perthpowers.com/products/heated-car-seat-cushion-cover-universal-fit-black-gray?variant=31885005291652&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping Screenshot_2020-12-03-19-16-59-911_com.android.chrome.png You can als...
by brendon_m
Thu, 03 Dec 2020, 05:15
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: DC Motors - Shunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 189

Re: DC Motors - Shunt?

Well, a repairable write off phev went at pickles auction in Queensland yesterday. Last I saw with 12 hours to go it was at $3100. I don't know if the mitsubishi inverter has been cracked, or if it's been cracked to the level you need but one from a prius or lexus (which are both pretty well sorted)...
by brendon_m
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 20:35
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Automatic charging
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Automatic charging

I have some noname Chinese ones from eBay but housemate didn't like the security on them. These look a bit more reliable. Ta! Yeah, that sounds like the sonoff ones :? I haven't used the tp link ones but I can say the dlink are rubbish (they overheat easily at high current and the app is painful to...
by brendon_m
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 20:30
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: DC Motors - Shunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 189

Re: DC Motors - Shunt?

Does it have to be a new motor? Could you use a 2nd hand ev/hybrid motor and inverter. I know EV wrecks are hard to come by in Australia but might be an avenue to look down. Might even be worth the freight to import something
by brendon_m
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 20:23
Forum: Renault
Topic: Power steering fault!
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Power steering fault!

Hmm, that's no good. Wonder what's caused such an early fault. Something not assembled properly perhaps...
Hope it gets sorted out quickly and you get back on the road soon.
by brendon_m
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 20:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Yes, thank you. The small snippets I managed to catch were good, I can't wait to be able to go back over the rest of it.
by brendon_m
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 15:15
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: EV plate label kit

Not currently required in WA but will be soon according to the latest announcements.
And I agree, a bit of subtle EV advertising can't hurt although I doubt anyone on the roads pay enough attention to notice
by brendon_m
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 10:48
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Automatic charging
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Automatic charging

The sonoff ones are hacked quite a bit to work with stuff like what you are talking about.
by brendon_m
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 01:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 194
Views: 25475

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Looking really good. Keep up the impressive work.
by brendon_m
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 05:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16201

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Mines always worked correctly, possibly because it came with a later update out of the box.
My firmware is 2171710, is your one the same?
by brendon_m
Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 19:42
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

We used to be on Dixon Road, but we moved. We're now at 4 Edison circuit, East Rockingham.
Give the workshop a call on 95271591
by brendon_m
Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 15:19
Forum: Other
Topic: Hilux conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: Hilux conversion

What did you do about brake assist that is compressed by the engine? Run a separate compressor? Yes. People normally fit a small 12v vacuum pump with a pressure switch and reservoir. There are pumps made for the task. If you are feeling ambitious you can change the booster to an electric type rathe...
by brendon_m
Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 11:25
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

Well, if you are in the Rockingham area we install them at Autospark.
There's heaps of different options out there (GPS, front and rear cameras, phone connection,picture quality etc) so most people get their own and we fit them up but we can supply as well.
by brendon_m
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 05:41
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 1651

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Nice, liquid cooled beetle :mrgreen:

I assume there was no neat way of using the original beetle fill port for the power inlet?
by brendon_m
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Actually, GPOs are designed for intermittent use. It's generally accepted that if you use a GPO for more than about 4 hours continuously (as you easily could with an EV charger), then you need to only use about 75-80% (I forget which) of the rated current. That may not apply to the 3-phase outlets,...
by brendon_m
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Zoe glitch log

Well that seems like a brute force solution to a poor latch design. Will they increase it to 3 cycles in the future when the latch starts sticking closed even with 2 tries?
Or are Renault expecting it to self clearance over time?
Or are they simply expecting it to be out of warranty by then?
by brendon_m
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 10:47
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Upgrade questions
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Upgrade questions

I wouldn't say it's as bad as it ever was as they have slightly different chemistries in the cells but without active thermal cooling it is certainly still in the unacceptable category. For what it's worth Nissan has stated that the new batteries will out last the life of the Vehicle. Unfortunately ...
by brendon_m
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 10:40
Forum: i3
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 50
Views: 9622

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

At near on $1000 you'd think there's some electrickery going on in there. Although I suspect it's just a straight pass through and the price is due to a limited (and captive) specialty market
by brendon_m
Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 02:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 28
Views: 473

Re: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...

Any difference in insurance costs?
And with services/maintenance costs over those kilometres you are going to need a couple of major services. You could try calling a dealer and asking for prices on all scheduled services for both cars.
by brendon_m
Mon, 09 Nov 2020, 07:58
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface

I don't have any real experience with the hairball so this is just a spit ball idea but there could be a short in the throttle which is pulling a 5V (or something) bus to ground. Hence disconnecting the throttle gives you comms. Now it may not engage the precharge until it detects a good input from ...
by brendon_m
Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 14:42
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface

I can't help with a diagram, but I can give you some words of encouragement.

You can do this.
We all believe in you.
:D
by brendon_m
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 08:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 83
Views: 8743

Re: I've got my Kona

Congratulations :D
by brendon_m
Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 07:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Chargers being turned off
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Chargers being turned off

I thought that the type 1 AC connector (commonly called J1772) has the exact same control interface as the type 2 AC connector (commonly called mennekes).
They both use the J1772 standard (which is for communication not plug shape).
by brendon_m
Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 11:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Multiple Kona drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Multiple Kona drivers

coulomb wrote: Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 11:48 What's with the gratuitous apostrophes? These words aren't possessive and no letters are left out.

Apocryphal! :geek:
Good point, I'm the first to admit English is not my strong point. I understand the rules but I always forget them :?

I've now fixed it.