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by brunohill
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 20:53
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

Perhaps we could partner up with or infiltrate some of these service clubs like Apex or Lions, who already have parks with switch boards and electric barbeques in most small towns.
by brunohill
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 18:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Perhaps the space saver spare wheel that comes with the petrol Kona will then fit in the rear.
by brunohill
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 23:54
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 429
Views: 28423

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Great job but you don't want it to fail an inspection over the front left parking light.
by brunohill
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 23:27
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

I would like to be able to plug in at work and be able to charge my car with the excess power my house puts into the grid. Technically feasible, but needs to financially feasible to someone else other than me.
by brunohill
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 22:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 34
Views: 2540

Re: Tesla PW2

Should be able to make a direct solar DC to Chademo charger (or DC fast charger into a DC slow charger) that just delivers what ever current is available from the solar panels. I can program my current solar inverter to regulate output to maintain a AC voltage, therefore in will regulate generation ...
by brunohill
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 21:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: leaf battery shell

I wish it was on this side of the country. I believe they are actually made in Melbourne. There must be someone who knows someone.
by brunohill
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 20:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 484

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

I think from memory that is an old technique called a bucking transformer. I am not sure the the power network would approve ( or the legality ) of me pushing the voltage in my neighbours houses over 260 volts deliberately ( even though they are allowed accidentally? ) I can use up to 10 kW in and a...
by brunohill
Tue, 27 Aug 2019, 23:36
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: car hoist
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: car hoist

You should be able to just sling a moke up a couple of gum trees. She'll be right mate! ;)
by brunohill
Tue, 27 Aug 2019, 23:11
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 484

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

I used 230 V because that's the international standard, and even most parts of Australia will be converting to 230 V nominal in the next year or two. I'll believe it when I see it; mains here is still often well over 240 V (244.6 right now, as measured by my solar energy system; 248 and higher is n...
by brunohill
Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 21:00
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 484

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

So, that would be the circuit to supply one or more 3 phase EV chargers? I never did get my head around how 3 phase converted to watts, 22kW appears to be the biggest expected demand, 22 kW is 32 A per phase (230 x 3 x 32 = 22,080). And 240 volts X 1.732 (square root of 3 (phases) ) = 415 volts
by brunohill
Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 21:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 429
Views: 28423

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Maybe you need a bonnet scoop. People may think it is supercharged.
by brunohill
Tue, 13 Aug 2019, 21:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 223
Views: 38587

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

Do you put a few batteries where the fuel tank was? I believe it is under the tray where your current rear batteries are and quite well protected.
by brunohill
Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 21:54
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 40
Views: 5480

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

bruno hill bruno hill 12 hours ago @Oid Polar Are they LG E63 batteries? Oid Polar Oid Polar 7 hours ago @bruno hill out of the availability list from here: http://queenbattery.com.cn/our-products/677-lg-e63-376v-63ah-li-po-li-polymer-battery-cell.html yes, they are e63 - there are no alternatives m...
by brunohill
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 19:37
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 5515

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

I have a SP Pro 48v here that has been using Lead Acid batteries for the last 3 years. I am waiting on a solar upgrade and will then change to the LIFePO4 batteries. I hope to hit it right 1st go.
by brunohill
Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 16:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 5515

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

For my system I'm intending to run an SP Pro inverter, so I'll definitely have software for that. I'd encourage others to upload their versions once working. Are you intending to use CANbus comms with your SP Pro or set it up standalone with a customized version of the generic LiFePO4 settings?
by brunohill
Tue, 02 Jul 2019, 18:28
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 40
Views: 5480

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

I am not sure how his extender battery boxes would go in the sunny summers here but his experiments and CANbus knowledge would sure be a useful resource.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC1NBwZICrQ
by brunohill
Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 00:34
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Looks like they also published this:- https://insideevs.com/news/351314/nissan-leaf-battery-longevity/?fbclid=IwAR1n5c1zFPOy7IimenKe00kkof_bksOFCf8ufgDoWA0NdNpWTsqQuyX7WxY So you will never need a new battery as our leafs will all be in landfill in 3 years time. They appear to me to have a slightly ...
by brunohill
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 22:04
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Do you have a link to the article ????
by brunohill
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 22:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Small wind turbines
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Small wind turbines

They are handy for powering remote communications equipment when there are bad bush fires, lots of use, lots of wind, and no sunlight due to smoke.
by brunohill
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 22:01
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld (sold)
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld

I am expecting you to post complete circuit diagrams for all the electronics in the LEAF now that you have one to pull apart and trace.
by brunohill
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 22:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Members thoughts on the different EV brands
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Members thoughts on the different EV brands

Chinese government policy will also support this, much more so than most other countries.
by brunohill
Mon, 20 May 2019, 22:14
Forum: Other
Topic: MG eZS
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: MG eZS

I guess they (the right hand drive ones) will be released in the UK first, so see how they go there. They will probably be quite popular in the UK, with the MG brand and the prices may be very good too.