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by brunohill
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 21:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41096

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Good luck Mike. I see Wolftronix still hasn't got his hacked LEAF BMS working. If only they were reflashable with the voltages and currents just written in HEX.
by brunohill
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 14:06
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

For some locals that go to town to do their shopping once a week or for a meal at the pub, these chargers could make it doable with a 2nd hand LEAF. That is what I would do if there was a charger at Shepparaton, Yarrawonga or Benalla. I have heard of someone in Bright that would shop in Wangaratta i...
by brunohill
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 19:22
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

The $664,000 was probably before the feasibility committee costs and consultancy charges. I guess you would be staying in town a bit longer and maybe spend some money.
by brunohill
Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 19:42
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Highlander sunroof
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Kona Highlander sunroof

Was wondering what state you were in! They can ship cars across the border though. Cheers Bryce I can't even get one shipped from Melbourne to regional Victoria because of covid 19. I hope it is't sitting there at 100% SOC. It is meant to be Highlander but with no sunroof. In fact I think this may ...
by brunohill
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 10:56
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Re: That truck

Sacrilege Cybertruck

https://youtu.be/18rokisMcBU
by brunohill
Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 20:55
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 54
Views: 11342

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Here is another LG 63 44 kWh version. I thought I might be doing something like this next year but it looks like I have just bought a Kona.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7nJal5c6Q

Maybe I should have done something like this instead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K7Qta1YGyc
by brunohill
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 08:45
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Spare wheel for Kona
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Spare wheel for Kona

This was posted on another forum....
"For those in Australia, the 17" space saver from the FG falcon fits below the floor and clears all calipers on the rear. You have to remove both foam trays but the gear easily fits back in under the wheel. The tyre size is T155/80R17."
by brunohill
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 18:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: tractor conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: tractor conversion

If used inside sheds etc. there is also no Carbon Monoxide problem with an electric version.
by brunohill
Tue, 04 Aug 2020, 16:31
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7607

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

I believe the 2013 24 kWh packs on wards had a different connector (not sure if it was just the comms or the HV DC) and required an adapter lead for the replacement packs to fit a 2012 LEAF. Perhaps now that they have some old packs returned ( or replacing 2012 packs is more common ) this is no long...
by brunohill
Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 17:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Bugger, I was thinking that a ZOE 50 that could charge at 22 kW on 3 phase AC and DC fast charge may have been a good option for me.
by brunohill
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 19:28
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7607

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

It would be nice if they put in a 40 kWh instead of a 24 kWh. It must almost be cheaper for them to do so rather than have small production runs of 24 kWh batteries. I believe they are already replacing 30 kWh batteries with 40 kWh for that reason.
by brunohill
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 20:27
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Extension cords
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Extension cords

Maybe you could buy a 15 amp lead and replace BOTH ends with 10 amp fittings.
by brunohill
Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 23:18
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 54
Views: 11342

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Ukrainian Tesla powered LEAF. ( well, sort of)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mm8CiLAV1s
by brunohill
Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 22:33
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 54
Views: 11342

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Russian 18650 41 kWh replacement battery.
https://youtu.be/lz8Hi-henxg
by brunohill
Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 21:40
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: We developed a charger. Please advise
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: We developed a charger. Please advice

So I guess this means, with the right adaptors you could charge from singe phase 6 amps selectable to 22 kW 3 phase (assuming your car can charge on 3 phase).
by brunohill
Thu, 28 May 2020, 21:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?

I don't think we need subsidies. Just no GST or Stamp duty on electric car sales would probably do the trick. The rego on my petrol ute is still cheaper than the discount rego on my LEAF. It can actually cost more to register and an electric car because of the battery weight.
by brunohill
Thu, 28 May 2020, 20:43
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Fitting CarPlay headunit and dashcam to 2012 Nissan Leaf
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Fitting CarPlay headunit and dashcam to 2012 Nissan Leaf

Is the charge level/timer, climate control timer etc all still programmable on the replacement head unit?
by brunohill
Mon, 04 May 2020, 19:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters not accepting generator power
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Inverters not accepting generator power

You could try putting a load on the generator between it and the inverter. Maybe 1,2 or 3 150 watt flood light bulbs and see if that makes it happy, although that wastes a lot of power.
by brunohill
Sat, 02 May 2020, 21:14
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Holden volt parts available.
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Holden volt parts available.

I did think about putting a leaf blower on my Nissan LEAF to supercharge it.
by brunohill
Sat, 25 Apr 2020, 23:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41096

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Just letting all you iMiEV keeners know that Graeme bought some of the 93 Ah cells for an iMiEV upgrade and they seem to fit OK. Took a bit of jury-rigging to have them fit into the cradles, but once the BMS tabs are added it looks quite viable. 93 Ah in iMiEV cradle.jpg 4s 93 Ah in iMiEV cradle.jp...
by brunohill
Sat, 25 Apr 2020, 23:14
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 54
Views: 11342

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Jesus, he has done it.
64 kWh LG chem battery upgrade for old LEAF
But I think he may have a few issues to resolve.
by brunohill
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 20:30
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Holden volt parts available.
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Holden volt parts available.

Hi Steve, Did you end up selling those batteries? Gumtree link says they are sold. I wonder what hassles and price to import a salvage Chev Bolt, the newer version with the better motor/gearbox design. T1 Terry Yeah. there is an idea. I would like to put Chevy Bolt running gear in my Brumby Ute. I ...
by brunohill
Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 11:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 45
Views: 3179

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Nagaman wrote: Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 12:17 The whole of the Victorian coast has just one in Warrnambool and Victoria is the most densely populated state.
It also has the smallest coastline
by brunohill
Thu, 09 Apr 2020, 22:53
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 54
Views: 11342

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

An 18650 41 kWh replacement battery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBWRZQv ... e=youtu.be
by brunohill
Thu, 09 Apr 2020, 22:25
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 54
Views: 11342

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Jesus will save your Nissan Leaf. Another cell swap... https://forococheselectricos.com/2020/01/despues-de-dos-baterias-el-propietario-de-este-nissan-leaf-ha-decidido-montar-un-pack-con-celdas-de-lg.html https://forococheselectricos.com/2020/02/renueva-la-bateria-del-nissan-leaf-con-un-pack-de-lg-d...