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by doggy
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 15:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

Here are some real world charging figures from my Zoe. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5976&sid=8bb37907d00ad5ef12f90fd4f9f7bff1 Note that not everyone allows for phase angle (i.e. power factor) but these figures are real power. I have an Evolution charger (10A, 15A, 32A) for travelli...
by doggy
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 15:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Hi Bryce,
Well done to all.
It was good.
Had to miss the middle due to dental issues but hope to catch up the missed sessions when they are available.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 14:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

I would like to congratulate the AEVA executive on the letter just sent to the State governments. It is based on the excellent submission sent to the IPA in July. A submission which was obviously ignored by IPA. I've written personal letters to Dominic Perrottet and Matt Kean in NSW and hope that ma...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 09:10
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Zoe glitch log

In the interests of reporting glitches, here's one that is not really a glitch, but useful for owners to know. If you plug in the car without the EVSE plugged in, then there is a timeout after which the car does not charge when power is applied to the EVSE. So, if you are going to charge later, you ...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:52
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Zoe glitch log

Yes, but if you have a design which occasionally hiccups (in my case perhaps 1 in 30 times) then a software update which fixes it is easier and cheaper than a mass recall which is hardly warranted and way better than doing nothing. Very similar to what Tesla does with the OTA updates to correct mino...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Zoe glitch log

Regarding the aircon. The heat pump is used to cool the battery if necessary. I have had it stay on after charging when the car was hottish and in the garage on a hot day. It always turned off some time after. Going from Heat Pump to just fans to off. So maybe this was the case with spod's car (or m...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Zoe glitch log

The charge port release operates twice on my 2017 Zoe whether using the internal or remote button. Originally, it only operated once. However very occasionally the flap was not fully released and I had to press it again. The new behaviour has happened since I had a software update a few months ago (...
by doggy
Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 08:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

I do this with an OpenEVSE. OpenEVSE has WiFi and out of the box supports charging from Solar excess. However, I did have to do some work with my solar system to install a MQTT broker and link the (Enphase) system to it. The OpenEVSE supports several schemes including MQTT. Here's a link to my previ...
by doggy
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 09:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: Battery Self Discharge Rate
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Battery Self Discharge Rate

I have left our Zoe for 6 weeks without problem. One "secret" tip is to lock the car with the card-key when you are leaving it. This reduces the current drain as it is not constantly "looking" for the card key. Totally agree to leave it at 50%. That is common for all Lithium batteries. The good news...
by doggy
Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 05:53
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

Backing up the SD card continues to work on my car. However I do have a 2017 model so if you have 2019 then they might be using a different method. The information screen tells you about updates. Press the "i" button. Given you have a 2019 model, your R-Link subscription should be valid for at least...
by doggy
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 15:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

I've had the following through RLink over the past 2.5yrs: a. In car system software updates- twice b. Tom Tom map updates. Using SD card. A few times. c. Various Apps such as email and weather. d. Speed cameras and real time congestion road information (including re-routing). If your car does not h...
by doggy
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 15:40
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe single phase charging
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Zoe single phase charging

With the sale of the last Zoes in Oz and quite a few questions about charging, here are the single phase charging efficiency figures I measured and published some time ago. They will quantify the efficiency of low end charging: "Three phase charging of Zoe at 22kW is pretty good. Typically, as long ...
by doggy
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 15:05
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2748

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Yes, regen is fixed. It is proportioned about one third on accelerator and two thirds on the brake pedal. So, when you lift off the accelerator, you get regen which will go up to 15 to 16kW. As you then start to press the brake pedal, you get more regen and it maxes out at a total of 43kW which is v...
by doggy
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 09:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2748

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Ah well, more than I thought. That will increase the installed base somewhat.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 18:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LFP 400AH CELLS
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: LFP 400AH CELLS

My son-in-law bought 8 of the last lot. I've built him a small off-grid system using them. They've tested out at 420 to 440AH for an assembled pack. This is better than the 380AH I've been getting from my AVASS cells. I'm not complaining- just providing an attestation to the quality of these cells. ...
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 12:08
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: Charging failed

From what I can see on other threads, you might have to hurry if you want a Zoe. They seem to be almost gone.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 12:04
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2748

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Incidentally, the battery used in the 2017-2019 Zoes used the same LG cells as in the Kona. It's just that the Kona has 50% more of them! Given the thermal management on the Zoe, the conservative charging and discharge (particularly with the 68kW motor) plus the headroom designed into the BMS, I am ...
by doggy
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 10:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: Charging failed

Hi, Mine has been fixed for a while now and we are back to happy. Renault did recognise our unhappiness and gave us some things to make up. Their National Service Manager and National Quality Manager both got involved. I was always happy with the attitude of all involved, even though they were unsuc...
by doggy
Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 04:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 29
Views: 3218

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

....and that was over 3 years ago.
Spunky car.
by doggy
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 14:41
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 33
Views: 3957

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

It is correct that the 6A is per phase. What I have done is put a three phase 32A plug on the OpenEVSE. I have made adaptor cables as follows: Single phase 32A plug (L1 only) to three phase connector. 15A plug to three phase. 10A plug to three phase. 16A single phase "Commando plug" to three phase (...
by doggy
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 13:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: Charging failed

Hi Lou, Very sad you had that experience. Did you get a Renault Service evaluation after? Worth reporting such behaviour no matter what the vehicle. Yes, understood about your charging. Interestingly, the couple of people at Col Crawfords who have driven our vehicle have been quite impressed. Overal...
by doggy
Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 16:00
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: Charging failed

Hi Lou, I really think Renault will continue to supply spares and support. We might sometimes have to wait a while if parts are not in stock. But with the huge overseas installed base and the fact they are selling overseas like hot cakes we should be fine. Indeed, I predict that Renault WILL get bac...
by doggy
Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 14:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: Charging failed

Hi Lou, My pleasure. Yes, I hope no-one else has major problems. Some of my big picture learnings have been: 1. Lack of knowledge and experience of mechanics. Modern cars are highly computerised and I think it is quite tough to be an expert at that and also the undoing nuts and bolts stuff. Crawford...
by doggy
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 18:58
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: Charging failed

The other thing I should mention is that Renault Australia have given me some compensations for time off the road and all the troubles. I'm not going to publicly list these, but I am happy with their response. Their quality manager went through a number of the issues including logistics and was very...
by doggy
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 18:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: Charging failed

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