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by coulomb
Yesterday, 19:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2022

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Perth WA https://www.plugshare.com/location/46286 - example of merc C350e I found one of these charging beside me today: Merc and Leaf charging sm.jpg Merc C350e charging sm.jpg It seems that these are hybrids with a 31 km all-electric range. Meh. [ Edit: S/he wasn't logged in to Plugshare. At Orio...
by coulomb
Yesterday, 19:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)

I have proven that it is possible to use Tesla Destination Chargers with my T2>T1 adapter, so if you turn them on, on PlugShare, it looks even better. My type 2 to type 1 5 metre adapter cable arrived today, and I tested it at a location with both type 2 and Tesla destination EVSEs. I was able to p...
by coulomb
Sun, 14 Jul 2019, 19:51
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: OBD II dongles for LeafSpy
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: OBD II dongles for LeafSpy

doesn't have a "real" ELM327 chip in it - they only appear to come in 28 lead DIP or SMD packages. Ah! I can see a 28-pin SMD package in the Vgate one. Also, the page you linked to specifies a 4.00 MHz crystal - the cheap blue one has a 24 MHz crystal. If the real ELM327 really costs CA$15 in 1000+...
by coulomb
Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 21:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2697
Views: 415314

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Does that sound like there is no bootstrapper and therefore firmware update is not possible? Sadly, yes it does. You do have a clone with the '¢' instead of 'ϕ' on the sticker with the bar-code, and those clones tend to not have a bootstrap loader, according to my notes. It seems that you can obtai...
by coulomb
Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 09:23
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: OBD II dongles for LeafSpy
Replies: 2
Views: 57

OBD II dongles for LeafSpy

I want to be able to read the internals of my new-to-me Leaf, so I ordered a OBD-II Bluetooth dongle. (OBD-II = On Board Diagnostic version 2). The program of choice for this is LeafSpy, available for Android and IOS. To connect your phone to the car, you need one of these dongles. They come in Blue...
by coulomb
Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 07:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 75
Views: 2426

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

affer wrote:
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 22:51
My version - which i have recorded two major freeze on, is running 01.10 on U4.
Duh! His was 01.10, not 04.10. Sigh. Same as yours. So it can't be the SCC firmware version then.
by coulomb
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 16:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 75
Views: 2426

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

I've just noticed that @suorama is running SCC firmware version 04.10, and doesn't seem to suffer the dips or freezes. Are all you others with these problems running SCC version 04.12 by any chance? [ Edit: Duh! It's 01.10. Sigh. ]
by coulomb
Mon, 08 Jul 2019, 11:34
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 31
Views: 9209

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

2018 Leaf now available in New Zealand, Between $55K and $66K. ? I just checked the Nissan NZ webpage (July 2019), and it's still "is coming to New Zealand", for NZ$60K + ORC (equivalent to AU$57K today). I was hoping to find out what charge connector the Australian 2018 Leaf will come with, presum...
by coulomb
Sun, 07 Jul 2019, 16:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2697
Views: 415314

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

The flash tool crashes... What would that mean? That's a new one on me. All I can think of is something unexpected about your setup: perhaps a very long path to the folder with the ReflashTool, or UTF characters in the path, that sort of thing. I doubt it's had time to actually open the dsp.hex fil...
by coulomb
Thu, 04 Jul 2019, 08:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP Inverter Error "error 09" bus soft start failed
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: PIP Inverter Error "error 09" bus soft start failed

In another subsequent test, the IGBT were partially defective again. Similarly to what Weber has just posted: Have you checked the IGBT gate drivers? Often when an IGBT or MOSFET fails, the gate shorts to other terminals, and can blow up resistors and transistors in the gate driver circuit . There ...
by coulomb
Tue, 02 Jul 2019, 21:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2697
Views: 415314

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

But which one? I think fault board throw error 80 the first, after the others?? Is it correct? I don't think you can tell much from which machine reports the error. It could be due to: a master that is complaining about the loss of communication with what used to be an active slave, or a new machin...
by coulomb
Tue, 02 Jul 2019, 09:43
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: My first public fast charge

This has been resolved now; ChargeFox have issued a credit to my Visa card. From Rob at Chargefox: "Be assured it's not necessary for you to sign out of the mobile phone app, this was an issue with our server's communication with the charger." I had forgotten that I pressed a few buttons on one of t...
by coulomb
Tue, 02 Jul 2019, 08:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: PV diversion EV charger
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: PV diversion EV charger

Available in Australia and review seems positive. Yes, I've been watching the Zappi. It seems to be mostly set up for large grid-connect systems with no FIT. I have a small grid-connect system with a good FIT, and a separate battery inverter-charger. I see that they have several CT (Current Transfo...
by coulomb
Tue, 02 Jul 2019, 08:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: PV diversion EV charger
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: PV diversion EV charger

Connect the car to the inverter thru the dc charging port so the inverter uses the car battery as the main storage battery and put some capacitors so the inverter thinks it has a battery when I unplug the car and have a kind of precharge circuit so I can plug and unplug the battery. So you want to ...
by coulomb
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 22:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2697
Views: 415314

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Tejota wrote:
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 21:38
Perhaps a board parallel is faulting ?
Yes. Or it could be a CAN cable.
by coulomb
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 18:48
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 71
Views: 4592

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

wondering if this also mean that I need to get to 6 panels? I'd say so. Six 250 W panels (usually 60 cell) might not even be enough, since exup seems to have been using 72-cell panels. Often MPPTs will require more than the lowest value of the MPPT range (in this case 120 V) before they'll start pr...
by coulomb
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 11:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 30
Views: 2194

Re: Bring on the BERM please

I saw one on display at Bunnings Browns Plains (just south of Brisbane). $3999. Looked pretty cool to me.
by coulomb
Sun, 30 Jun 2019, 18:00
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: My first public fast charge

Did I mention I'm new at this? :oops: I didn't sign out of the Chargefox app after I finished charging. I figured it would just make it quicker to log in next time. But two days after my successful $4 charge, I received an invoice for a nearly $19 charge, and I wasn't near a charger the whole day! I...
by coulomb
Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 15:44
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: My first public fast charge

Paul9 wrote:
Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 12:21
Or is it something one would get used to quickly?
Yes, I'm sure it will all be routine soon.
by coulomb
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 22:42
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

brunohill wrote:
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 22:04
link to the article ?
The very first, highlighted hit from the Google search he posted:

https://insideevs.com/news/337360/nissa ... lder-leaf/
by coulomb
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 21:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 4
Views: 172

My first public fast charge

Toombul first charge small.jpg Please pardon the poor quality of my photos; my phone has a poor camera and is always getting foggy. My Leaf isn't actually green, it's just bathed in green light from the two Tritium 350 kW chargers to its right. It seems that all three of these chargers are new; the...
by coulomb
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 20:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 4048 Inverter as 3 Phase setup but utility is only single phase
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: 4048 Inverter as 3 Phase setup but utility is only single phase

The problem is now that the Utility is single phase and so the Inverter for Phase 2 and 3 would have no input. Somebody know it is possible to run Phase 2 and 3 in off grid mode or I will get error 84?? You won't get fault code 84, at least according to my analysis, as that only happens with the ou...
by coulomb
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 05:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 290
Views: 20375

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Wouldn't longer bolts be easier? Unless they're very special bolts.
by coulomb
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 20:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - EVSE Suit Nissan Leaf
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: WTB - EVSE Suit Nissan Leaf

The emergency EVSE ("granny charger") for the Holden Volt was the cheapest option for a while; the part number was GM-23487637 . But it seems that these aren't available any more, except from this site (price is presumably in US$, and would probably cost a lot to ship). Edit: discussed in this topic...