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by brendon_m
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 15:40
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 07:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11462

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Well for more anecdotal evidence I live 10mins(20 by moke) from @jonescg and had the same inverter as him installed a few months back. No changeover, no extra switchboard.
by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 05:50
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: What's the deal with ChargePoint?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: What's the deal with ChargePoint?

I don't recall having any issues. I may have signed up via the app, not sure if that would make any difference or even if the app just opens a Web browser
by brendon_m
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 18:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nikola hooks GM
Replies: 9
Views: 66

Re: Nikola hooks GM

I've heard this rumour as well, I sort of had the inkling that nikola might be vapourware (but I was giving them the benefit of the doubt) right up until GM bought into them. Then I figured they must be legit. Now I don't know what to believe. Time will tell I guess
by brendon_m
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 17:36
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: John Cadogan Kona review
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: John Cadogan Kona review

Actually, one of the videos he mentions that he drove a model S and thought it was really good and gave kudos to Tesla for making such a good car. But he certainly doesn't like the Tesla fan culture and is happy to call Tesla out on their BS, though no more than I think is justified
by brendon_m
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 06:22
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: John Cadogan Kona review
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: John Cadogan Kona review

I have to come to the table, hat in hand with an apology to John. Youtube in all its wisdom has been recommending me a heap of Cadogan videos and I'm happy to report that his views regarding EVs certainly seems to have changed for the better. Pretty much all his EV review/topics (and he has done a f...
by brendon_m
Sun, 06 Sep 2020, 16:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 68
Views: 12940

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

The car gives me 52km predicted kms when starting but will drop very quickly for the first 5-10km. Should I be concerned about this? My outlander (2015 model) does the same thing so probably not. Also when it switches to fuel the total distance to empty plummets. 77% SoH doesn't seem right, certain...
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Sep 2020, 10:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11462

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

The GW has a quiescent load of about 100 W which comes from the grid at all times, unless the grid is disconnected and it's running in backup mode. Price you have to pay I think. This is what I was expecting it to be because I never noticed the draw before the goodwe went in. Loom for any other thi...
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Sep 2020, 05:27
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11462

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I contacted Goodwe and the guy told me it was the battery causing the problem. Well that's a good dodge isn't it. I've seen my inverter do much the same (though not as extreme) but for me it didn't seem to be related to a load turning off (well not directly that I noticed). It seems to happen more ...
by brendon_m
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 17:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Luke's 2001 NB MX-5
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Luke's 2001 NB MX-5

I assume the custom battery boxes are going underneath where the fuel tank was? Any going in the boot or under the bonnet?
by brendon_m
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 15:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 152
Views: 11462

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I had my backup circuit wired to the kitchen and lights and it works well, in my messing around I kept losing those circuits which was a pain but I figured if the inverter crapped itself long term I'd just link the inverter grid circuit to the backup output while I waited for repairs. Not desirable ...
by brendon_m
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 16:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: WA FIT reduced to 3c/kwh
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: WA FIT reduced to 3c/kwh

The logical move would be to have more time of use tariffs. Cheap power between 10am and 3pm and jack up the price from 3pm to 9pm. The FIT change won't alter anyone's actions as there's still no real incentive to use power when there is no demand. Not to mention the change is only for new installs ...
by brendon_m
Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 10:50
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Pack Busbar Sizing
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Pack Busbar Sizing

necrogt4 wrote: Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 09:29 I should probably make a thread detailing the process, if anyone was interested?!
You can count me for 1 as interested
by brendon_m
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 12:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Pack Busbar Sizing
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Pack Busbar Sizing

Personally I think copper is the better way to go, it may be heavier but you don't need as much so it ends up being roughly the same weight. But then copper bus bars end up smaller so easier to work with and package
by brendon_m
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 11:04
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Pack Busbar Sizing
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Pack Busbar Sizing

necrogt4 wrote: Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 10:55 I'm looking to run the cells in parallel modules like so (see picture). How does one ensure current is evenly shared?
What you have there will work except for the first(last?) module.
You just need to make sure the current enters and leaves each module from opposite corners.
by brendon_m
Sun, 30 Aug 2020, 19:16
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: John Cadogan Kona review
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: John Cadogan Kona review

Yeah it took me a while to strum up the courage but it is actually quite a glowing review, especially coming from him. He historically had an anti EV stance so a positive review from him brings a lot of weight behind the argument so I say give him the view that way youtube promotes that video to mor...
by brendon_m
Sun, 30 Aug 2020, 14:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: John Cadogan Kona review
Replies: 6
Views: 111

John Cadogan Kona review

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! A positive review of an EV by John Cadogan. He normally bashes EVs quite hard bu...
by brendon_m
Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 18:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

Anyone who is qualified and follows the logbook servicing schedule can do it for you without voiding any warranties and if any dealer says otherwise or tries to knock back a claim because of outside servicing are breaking the law.
by brendon_m
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 12:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

I bitched at work today about Joondalup giving you the cold shoulder and was informed that most Autosparks are doing servicing but not all, as some have been too lazy to implement it. It was nice to see our head office leading by example and being one of the lazy ones...
by brendon_m
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 06:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

As I said, they aren't as keen about EVs up there (and most of the Autosparks) my guess is they put it in the too hard basket.
Which is disappointing to say the least
by brendon_m
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 20:39
Forum: Nissan
Topic: LEAF as Home Battery Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: LEAF as Home Battery Storage

Looks alright, any idea how many dollaridoos they want for it when it's released?
by brendon_m
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 19:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

No I haven't but 2 reasons for pulling the disconnect spring to mind. 1. Stop the regen braking somehow interfering with the bleeding process (although you a lot of the time use a scan tool to bleed brakes nowadays and one would think the car would know what you are doing and just lock out whatever ...
by brendon_m
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 17:17
Forum: Nissan
Topic: LEAF as Home Battery Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: LEAF as Home Battery Storage

Don't get me wrong, I agree it's way to much for what it is but I understand how they came to that sort of figure
by brendon_m
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 15:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

They should, all the Autosparks do servicing now.
Though admittedly they (joondalup/head office) are not as proactive about EVs as I want... (I work for Autospark Rockingham)