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by doug
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 11:39
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.

I have since had another thought: There has been NO (as in zero) thought about EV drivers with a disability. My suggestion: Make ALL Ev charge points Disability accessible. Then allow all EVs to park in the area to charge. The crunch comes for those poor ICE drivers that Illegally park in the charge...
by doug
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 13:39
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf

Thanks all. I bought this one s/h for my friend with a Leaf. I will try running it up on the OpenEVSE emulator (which I have).
by doug
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 20:54
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf

Yes, Gen 2 Leaf, only few months old.
by doug
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 16:43
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Kona (10A) standard EVSE not working on Leaf

Hi,
I bought a spare Kona EVSE, with the intention of lending it to my friend´s to use on their Leaf. Unfortunately, it seems to initially connect, but then drop out.

Anyone know why? The Charger is a Yuka, standard fitment to a Kona.

(Regards, Doug, a Kona owner)
by doug
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 16:33
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona charger seems not to work on Leaf
Replies: 0
Views: 557

Kona charger seems not to work on Leaf

I will write a topic on the Leaf forum because my (spare) Kona Charger does not work on the Leaf. (Anyone know why?)

regards, Doug
by doug
Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 05:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: EV plate label kit

I bought my car from Crawfords in Brookvale, NSW, as dealer demo car. They (illegally now in NSW) sold me the car with no Blue triangle EV plate. Eventually, the local Service centre (where you register cars in NSW) arranged for some, & now keep them in stock. To my knowledge, the first set are supp...
by doug
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 11:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 702

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

Regarding Charge space etiquette, I wish people would leave a card on their dash with name & phone #. It would be nice knowing how long you may have to wait (particularly in the single car NRMA stations in outer/rural areas).

regards, Doug
by doug
Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 21:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona towing article
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: Kona towing article: 22.5Kw/100 consumption.

fyi, just towed an empty box trailer to Sydney. Consumption 22.5Kw/100 (@ 100Kmh highway speed). Trip was ~700Kms. I charged to 90% at Grafton, & only just made the NRMA charger at Port Macq (Thrumster). Problem is at that consumption, with the trailer loaded, there are many areas that do not have f...
by doug
Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 21:08
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.

Hi, on my recent trip, I watched a Tesla (Mod x) charge at an NRMA charger, & also my own Kona charging at Olympic park, NSW. In the Tesla instance, the owner used the Chademo with an adaptor. I am not sure of his car socket, but it would not have been possible for the CCS2 cable to reach. In my ins...
by doug
Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 20:54
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?

Hi, I just overnighted in a Motel & was discussing Destination chargers with the owner. This got me thinking... I think there is a need for a ´Minimal´ & a ´Recommended Minimum´ installation for Business premises including businesses such as Motels. Eventually we could even have a promotion on this ...
by doug
Fri, 31 Jul 2020, 21:27
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Software Update
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Kona Software Update

Hi, My Kona Elite (Built 12/18) has his s/w: OSEV.AUS.SOP.V101.190719.DAU_A & FIRMWARE: OSEV.AUS.290.190708.MICOM.DL Can anyone tell me if that is current please? Also having problem connecting to Autolink Premium (It does have dongle with wires off side). The car is not recognised, but Autolink wil...
by doug
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 11:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: EV Imports: the pitfalls

Thanks all for the import. I am not against Grey imports, but I do have an issue with the safety aspect. All we need is an injury or worse attached to the non-rectification of a manufacturer defect. This is fixable. (But not by the method Mitsubishi took with the pajero where they recalled all the c...
by doug
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 11:10
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Bluetooth Vehicle Audio interface Question
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Bluetooth Vehicle Audio interface Question

Thanks, but I need the audio over the car audio system. Problem is that not all programs can speak over the radio (but if the alternative media selected works fine, but of course no radio!)

Osmand works well as a map system. (& no adds!)
by doug
Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 16:51
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Bluetooth Vehicle Audio interface Question
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Bluetooth Vehicle Audio interface Question

Hi, I use Osmand (Open Source Map program) because I can download the Australian maps every few weeks & never need to connect to the internet in my car. My problem is that the verbal messages do not over-ride the radio, so I need to use my Samsung phone as a device, with no radio. (iw the Samsung co...
by doug
Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 07:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 666

EV Imports: the pitfalls

Hi, I have just read an article in the ´New Daily´ (a web newspaper, Super-industry financed) regarding a push to import secondhand EVs. My concern is based on safety: We have had a huge recall of Takata airbags in Australia (& worldwide). The problem as I see it is there needs to be a system where ...
by doug
Sun, 19 Jul 2020, 08:39
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 32
Views: 3721

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Update: currently stuck in Brisbane for another 2 weeks due to grandparently duties for our just born granddaughter. Luckily, I brought my computer! I picked up the 2 Oxbro cases: Plenty of room in the Fibreglass base. (they are molded from paste, so not hand laid). The top is high, & I might have b...
by doug
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 08:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 32
Views: 3721

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Hi, I am building a couple of OpenEVSEs. The first is an early board from an old relay kit bought years ago, but never finished. I just bought a Kona, so also bought a new (advanced) kit for it. I am changing to TOU metering at home, so need to set up the charging for both the Imiev & the new Kona. ...
by doug
Sun, 06 Oct 2019, 10:41
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas

Hi, I am intending to attend the AGM at the EV Expo in Sydney this month. I have an issue with the lack of charging &/or servicing availabilty in rural areas (particularly rural NSW, living in that state!) I have spoken to Government members, both State & Fed (up!) about the need for: -Rural public ...
by doug
Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 16:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Servicing Imiev (90K service) K Mart??
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Servicing Imiev (90K service) K Mart??

Hi,
has anyone used K-mart for servicing? If I use Mr Shitty, I have to take it to the Gold Coast, or about 3 charges each way!

The local K-mart car servicing says they can do it (& much cheaper too!) I feel it is my ONLY option.

regards, Doug
by doug
Mon, 22 Apr 2019, 11:57
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Re: Imiev Battery For sale (SOLD!)

Now sold (to clean up the list)
by doug
Fri, 14 Dec 2018, 10:08
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

Brandon,
9 of 8 cell batteries & 2 of 4 cell batteries. Make me a realistic offer if you want the lot. (Price asking is $200 for 4 cell, & $350 for 8 cell.

regards, Doug
by doug
Fri, 07 Dec 2018, 09:40
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

Hi,
we have stripped the battery down. I can sell the case, but I have had an offer on it. (complete with bracketry, internal wiring etc), & I have battery modules, either 12v nom ($200) or 24v nom ($350) available.
by doug
Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 05:28
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

I am on the East Coast. I already have an offer on the case over here.

regards, Doug
by doug
Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 16:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 9724

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

Hi, I am interested. I have my old Imiev battery, but I need to find a compatible Grid connect inverter/charger. I looked at the Schneider, but they do not recommend Lithium Ion batteries with their chargers when grid connected. (But OK if charging direct off the panels, which is not how my system i...