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by mikedufty
Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 12:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive options
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Direct Drive options

The zcars unit above is designed to allow you to fit a motorcycle engine into an fiat 500 to make it ridiculously fast.
by mikedufty
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 10:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 45
Views: 4262

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Can you get EV half-cuts from japan?
by mikedufty
Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 13:26
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 28
Views: 242

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

The electronic system diagnosis needs specialised equipment most people don't have at home, though there are some hacked versions floating around. I would have thought the recalls shouldn't need a service either, but they came up with one on ours (the inverter/charger) that we were not notified of, ...
by mikedufty
Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 11:12
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 28
Views: 242

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

No service listing on leaf, zoe or imievs though. I'm not aware of any manufacturers moving away from specified service intervals except possibly Tesla, who still recommend it. I guess they are relying on the car self reporting to them via its internet connection. The i-Mievs (at least the 2010 mod...
by mikedufty
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 11:01
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

Yep, Ian says $335+GST for a version of the 8-16 cell BMS with isolated CAN bus,which allows the BMS to tell the inverter when it’s OK to charge and discharge the batteries. Seems like an attractive option. Just need to decide on the rest of the system and what order to start buying stuff.
by mikedufty
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 11:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

I had read the whole facebook page, but didn't take notes. I've now gone through it all again, and the ZEVA system is looking quite attractive. I think Ian has made a modification so it can communicate with the Goodwe, and it looks like it does active balancing and does not need the separate cell to...
by mikedufty
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 21:56
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 orders are now Open!
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Model 3 orders are now Open!

You can keep the bikes in my garage if you like, I'll take them around the block on sundays to stop them siezing up.
by mikedufty
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 13:18
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

The chinese BMS16 one seems to be monitoring all the cells and have quite a decent interface. I saw there are active balancers on aliexpress too, but not much in the way of english documentation. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3A-lithium-Battery-Active-Balance-Li-ion-Lifepo4-LTO-3S-4S-5S-7S-8S-10S-...
by mikedufty
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 21:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 178

BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

I'm trying to figure out what is needed as a BMS for my 16 AVASS cells. I have read bits and pieces all over the place here and on the facebook group, but can't figure out the right place to ask, so thought I'd try a new thread. Does anyone have recommendations? I suspect I will end up with a Goodwe...
by mikedufty
Mon, 27 May 2019, 09:06
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Double Charging
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Double Charging

Of course with an Acco parked in front, its possible noone can reach the other charger anyway.
by mikedufty
Fri, 24 May 2019, 22:17
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 4225

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

Have you got any spares in those 400 boards? I just collected my AVASS batteries and am now thinking about what to do with them.
by mikedufty
Tue, 21 May 2019, 22:38
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 324

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

I hear hacked AEVA forum accounts are quite sought after on the dark web.
by mikedufty
Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:40
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: seeking advise - EV batteries oriented towards performance
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: seeking advise - EV batteries oriented towards performance

I think I have 30C cells on my ebike, I'm having to replace them at under 10,000km, which seems OK for a pushbike, but probably not a car. Probably be acceptable for a race car though.
by mikedufty
Sat, 18 May 2019, 18:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Series/Parallel Switch Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Series/Parallel Switch Speed

You should probably ask the OP of the thread below (inventor of the PHEV Box) he seems to know a thing or two.

http://www.myoutlanderphev.com/forum/vi ... =10&t=2191
by mikedufty
Mon, 13 May 2019, 10:32
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

Thanks, there is a Bayswater in Perth, but I suspected it might not be the one you are in.
by mikedufty
Fri, 10 May 2019, 08:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: I've got my Kona

Most compact SUV would be 5 seaters though. Is there no centre belt in the back?
by mikedufty
Thu, 09 May 2019, 10:16
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

Which Bayswater in which state?
by mikedufty
Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 12:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric Vehicle Survey Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Electric Vehicle Survey Australia

Survey Monkey don't conduct surveys, it's a platform for people to create online surveys, so if the information was slanted I would look to the people conducting the survey, not survey monkey, and I'm sure it is not the same people as this Chris (Pilcher), although I know nothing about him (1 post)....
by mikedufty
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 11:11
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 862

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

Batteries could be a problem. Very hard to know how much though, as we won't find out how well they last until they have been around for longer. The early Leafs and i-MiEVs have only been around for 8 years, but have had considerable problems. The promise is that the batteries in newer cars will las...
by mikedufty
Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 15:20
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 862

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

At least the stranded outside mobile range thing is easily fixed now. You can buy a satellite communicator like a garmin inreach for substantially less than a roo bar. I'm not sure if EVs are going to be better or worse than ICE for long term serviceability - possibly the biggest obstacle is the ele...
by mikedufty
Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 18:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010

Not charging seems likely to be a failure of the charger, not the ECU. It appears to be a quite common fault, and commonly mis-diagnosed by mitsubishi. I was only able to stop them replacing the ECU on mine because I was lent a known good one for them to try and confirm that was not the issue. Have ...
by mikedufty
Mon, 08 Apr 2019, 10:28
Forum: Renault
Topic: First Zoe Service!
Replies: 27
Views: 955

Re: First Zoe Service!

I suspect you are overthinking it, just plug in the charger for the main battery and that will charge the 12v as well. Unless you are going to leave it unused a long time in hot conditions I don't think you need to avoid fully charging. The draining to 2 bars occasionally is just to help the range g...
by mikedufty
Sun, 07 Apr 2019, 13:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: First Zoe Service!
Replies: 27
Views: 955

Re: First Zoe Service!

Re 12v battery, you could just not replace it until it actually dies There are all sorts of theories on the i-miev forums about tired, due for replacement batteries contributing to the charger failures. Not sure I accept it, but keeping a fresh 12v battery is not too expensive and might not be a ba...
by mikedufty
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 10:25
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 959

Re: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree

Sounds bizarre to me, lots of vehicles can get written off for basically cosmetic (but expensive) damage, especially as they get older.
Also means the roadworthiness of cars is defined by there insurance cover - eg if it is not insured, it can't get written off, therefore it can be repaired?