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by Lowly
Sat, 14 Apr 2012, 04:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble
Replies: 5
Views: 535

For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble

Car is now sold - thanks
by Lowly
Fri, 24 Feb 2012, 14:30
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble
Replies: 5
Views: 535

For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble

Jamie, The clutch is still used. There is not much room left in the boot as I put some of the batteries there to allow me to keep the rear seat. Comes with chargers installed (6 x 12V). I have been having real problems with posting stuff on this forum. Please let me know your email either on this fo...
by Lowly
Tue, 21 Feb 2012, 18:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble
Replies: 5
Views: 535

For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble

Mazda121electric_Photo_v3.pdf

I have had real difficulty posting attachments. Here is a photo. If you are interested in the NCOP14 response, please email me at:

gheins@gmail.com

or call on 0401712239

Thanks

greg
by Lowly
Tue, 21 Feb 2012, 18:32
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble
Replies: 5
Views: 535

For Sale - Converted Mazda 121 Bubble

The time has come to move on from my electric 121. This has been a reliable car and my daily transport to work for the last couple of years. My work is moving and the new location will require freeway travel. The car was designed for a top speed of 75-80 km/hr. I converted the car from 2009 to 2010 ...
by Lowly
Tue, 28 Jun 2011, 08:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric heater
Replies: 16
Views: 4281

Electric heater

Thanks for the info Peter.

cheers

Greg
by Lowly
Sun, 26 Jun 2011, 03:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric heater
Replies: 16
Views: 4281

Electric heater

Peter, Just found this while looking at heating options. Heating has been a low priority in Darwin but we are moving to Melbourne and I am scared of the cold. I am interested in your seat heaters. I just looked on ebay and there are heaps to choose from, however none of them seem to have a power rat...
by Lowly
Fri, 27 Mar 2009, 03:18
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Vatiable field magnet motor
Replies: 17
Views: 2295

Vatiable field magnet motor

James,

Just curious about the sensorless comment.

Are you guys, or anyone else you know, using sensorless control for traction applications?

Cheers
by Lowly
Sat, 21 Mar 2009, 05:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 14875

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

AC motor I thought I posted pretty irrefutable evidence re licensed sparky requirement on this thread a while ago (at least for WA). I never really understood why you thought it did not hold. from: http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/energysafety/Content/Licensing/Electrical_contractors_and_workers/Licensing...
by Lowly
Fri, 30 Jan 2009, 23:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 14875

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

Just catching up after being a away from for a while. Can't say that I agree with AC-Motor that "spark plugs" end the story. I would have thought that changing a spark plug was analogous to changing a light bulb. In both instances the supply comes from a female connector and in both cases an electri...
by Lowly
Fri, 05 Dec 2008, 16:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 14875

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

IMHO, From a technical point of view, the requirement suggested to you above does not apply to motor vehicles. I think that at least for the NT version it is pretty clear that it applies to motor vehicles. A person shall not supervise or perform electrical work unless - (d) he is engaged in electri...
by Lowly
Fri, 05 Dec 2008, 01:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 14875

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

Today it was brought to my attention that in the NT, electrical work can only be performed up to 115VDC without an electrical licence (even if that is in a vehicle). http://www.electricallicensing.nt.gov.au/justice/electricallicensing/publications/doc/general/pub001.pdf I notice that in WA a similar...
by Lowly
Fri, 05 Dec 2008, 01:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Agassi's plan neglects Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Agassi's plan neglects Canberra

Canberra has the lowest population of a mainland capital city?

Or does Darwin not count because we are only a Territory? :-)

Cheers
by Lowly
Thu, 16 Oct 2008, 17:33
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Anyone using Mars BLDC with Kelly controller?
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Anyone using Mars BLDC with Kelly controller?

Glen,

I would not think that the problem comes from the motor. We are running a Mars brushless using a custom controller with no shuddering problems.

We did have shuddering problems when we got the hall effect wires connected the wrong way but I assume that is not your problem.

Cheers

Greg
by Lowly
Tue, 14 Oct 2008, 23:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Large AGM battery options
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Large AGM battery options

Mal,

Thanks for the suggestion. I read your thread when you got them and saw that AMPrentice was looking into some larger batteries for a low voltage conversion. Being a bit lazy, I sent him a PM to let me know what he found out - any news yet AMP?

Cheers

Greg
by Lowly
Tue, 14 Oct 2008, 19:36
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Large AGM battery options
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Large AGM battery options

I converting a mazda 121 bubble car using an advance forklift sepex motor running on a nominal 72V bus. I am hoping for about a 30km range. I calculate that I will need about 150Ahr batteries for a reasonable life (75% discharge at the 1hr rate). I am not ready to make the lithium leap so am plannin...
by Lowly
Tue, 07 Oct 2008, 22:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Sparky,

Your googling skills are better than mine (or you have more patience). Can you post a link to what you found.

Cheers

Greg
by Lowly
Sun, 05 Oct 2008, 15:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

acmotor,

Let us know what pricing they provide - looks like a nice solution.

Cheers

Greg
by Lowly
Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 03:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 3 and 4 seat registration
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

3 and 4 seat registration

Goombi, Thanks for you info. I emailed mazda and they have no information on the GVM of the bubble. I have been doing as you suggested and have had a look at the GVM of similar cars. A GVM of 450kg above the curb weight seems pretty standard (I see that your barina has 440kg). I will see how I go wi...
by Lowly
Thu, 25 Sep 2008, 16:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 14875

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

My first impressions of this list for review is the lack of focus on electrical issues. It seems to have most of the mechanical bases covered, however point (4) is really the only one that deals with electrical issues. This was also my impression on seeing NCOP14 for the first time. Modifying cars m...
by Lowly
Wed, 24 Sep 2008, 19:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: safety switches
Replies: 45
Views: 2806

safety switches

Been having some more thought about the double insulation discussion above. This is getting a bit off topic (maybe it is time that we had a forum section dedicated to safety and regulations?) It is probably helpful to distinguish between 1. insulation that is required to ensure no shorts (ie when at...
by Lowly
Tue, 23 Sep 2008, 01:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 3 and 4 seat registration
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

3 and 4 seat registration

From redbook, I get a curb weight (unloaded weight) for my 1994 vehicle of 828kg. My problem is finding the GVM or the max fully loaded weight.
by Lowly
Tue, 23 Sep 2008, 00:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 3 and 4 seat registration
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

3 and 4 seat registration

Glad that 5-4 may not be such a hassle. Tim, You did understand me correctly, I was possibly considering 5-3 depending on how many batteries I want to fit in. Sounds like I may be limited to however many batteries I can fit in with a 4 seater. Does anyone happen to know the GVM for a mazda 121 bubbl...
by Lowly
Mon, 22 Sep 2008, 20:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 3 and 4 seat registration
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

3 and 4 seat registration

Tim,

Thanks for the reply.

The messy bit that you pointed out was my concern. More likely, I would like to go to 4 seater (i.e. no one in the middle back seat) but I am not sure how I can ensure no one would sit there (without making it look very ugly).
by Lowly
Mon, 22 Sep 2008, 19:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 3 and 4 seat registration
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

3 and 4 seat registration

My understanding is that the simplest way to ensure compliance to regulation with respect to weight, is to ensure that the final vehicle mass (including people) is below the GVM (gross vehicle mass) of the vehicle. From NCOP14, each person must be counted as 81.6kg (section 2.8), so the weight of th...