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by antiscab
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 08:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs on the up ... and up
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: EVs on the up ... and up

by antiscab
Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 22:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 425
Views: 49815

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Blake_S wrote: Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 08:52 Battery weight difference and any mods done to the battery pack casing or internal structure will need an engineer's assessment for it to be approved in South Australia. Not sure what the rules are for other states.
only if you tell them
by antiscab
Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 07:35
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Yeah, leave plugged in always, but as it's on a plug it's not considered a permanent fixture.
by antiscab
Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 22:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?
Replies: 29
Views: 289

Re: Electric Car (EV) Home Charger - 32A - Options?

Put in a 32A power point, and it becomes an appliance.
by antiscab
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 06:58
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Upgrade questions
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Upgrade questions

Where are you located Weacloa?
by antiscab
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 06:06
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Upgrade questions
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Upgrade questions

Even the present model leaf has no cooling, so degredation is as bad as it ever was
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 09:27
Forum: Renault
Topic: Battery Self Discharge Rate
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Battery Self Discharge Rate

the issue with keeping the 12v battery charged tends to have been whilst the car is off, is making sure the big battery doesn't get run down to 0v.
not impossible, but certainly challenging.
by antiscab
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 22:41
Forum: Renault
Topic: Battery Self Discharge Rate
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Battery Self Discharge Rate

The big battery won't go flat in that time, but the 12v one might.

That's the one I would charge
by antiscab
Mon, 09 Nov 2020, 08:07
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface

the focus has a 0-5v hall pedal which is then fed to this: https://www.zeva.com.au/Research/DigitalPotAdapter/ The pot adapter is under the dash near the pedal, so not likely to have experienced moisture damage. It's probably worth measuring the output of the pot adapter (easiest at the hairball) to...
by antiscab
Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 22:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface

If you haven't already, charge the car up, then push the emergency stop button. That will stop the battery being discharged to nothing
by antiscab
Thu, 05 Nov 2020, 21:35
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

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

could try side loading the rlink app via apk. it likely won't work though, if the car has no cellular network access. This is from the Uk, re servicing: The service schedule on a Zoe is: Every 1 year or 18,000 miles - Pollen filter change and alternate between an A or B inspection Every 3 years - Re...
by antiscab
Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 23:15
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Hairball 2 Zilla Interface

that might be a question for the present manufacturers:
http://www.manzanitamicro.com/contactus

possibly an internal error of some variety.
by antiscab
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 20:57
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Motor voltage and RPM's
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Motor voltage and RPM's

Motor voltage on a series would motor is a function of motor current and rpm. Increasing the battery voltage means the controller is now able to stay in motor current limit up to a higher rpm, leading to more power at high rpm. As a side note, your motor controller is more efficient at lower motor c...
by antiscab
Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 13:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: adding a second inverter to the same solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: adding a second inverter to the same solar array

Why not just common the batteries? Then it doesn't matter which inverter the solar is on.
by antiscab
Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 06:26
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Zoe glitch log

Glitch: suspected stack overflow, happens when too many instructions happen simultaneously, usually when unlocking and locking several times in a row. fro example when someone tries to open a door as the car is unlocking, so that door doesn't unlock, meaning you have to lock and re-unlock. Symptoms:...
by antiscab
Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 06:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Need2Charge app
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Need2Charge app

Sounds great

getting a bunch of those stickers made up to distribute at EV meetings would be the fastest way to drive adoption
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 12:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Horizon Power Charger info
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Horizon Power Charger info

WEM datadashboard is fully upto date:
https://www.aemo.com.au/energy-systems/ ... on-fuelmix

if we weren't curtailing wind to keep fossil generators in the system, we would have hit 100% renewables a few times already
by antiscab
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 14:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Chargers being turned off
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Chargers being turned off

on my zoe, pressing the plug release button on the car shuts down charging gracefully

given latching the plug is part of the type 2 standard, this should be common to all cars that take a type 2 plug
by antiscab
Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 13:16
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2759

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

The earliest Zoes are around %80 at 7 years old (the 22kwh ones)
given they were the same chemisty as the leaf, it shows how much a difference thermal management makes
by antiscab
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 19:53
Forum: Other
Topic: New Hummer
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: New Hummer

there might be a motor insulation element to it too - higher dc bus voltage means a higher dv/dt, which is harder on insulation
by antiscab
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 09:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Running PTC heater core under voltage range
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Running PTC heater core under voltage range

no issues, would just put out less heat

their resistance changes with temp, so it probably won't be as much less as you might expect (ie 1/4 voltage would be 1/16 power if fixed resistance, but more likely would be only 1/4 power due to resistance also dropping)
by antiscab
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 15:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 18
Views: 383

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

Nope, just a zoe thing.

But to know for certain you'd have to measure different charge rates on each car
by antiscab
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 07:06
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 18
Views: 383

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

I was warned of battery problems if only charging at 10A regularly (and the manual https://ie.e-guide.renault.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/eng/X10/ZOE-979-14_ENG.pdf explicitly says it's for occasional use only). Yeah, there's no battery problems resulting from charging at 10A. It's more marketing ...
by antiscab
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 16:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 18
Views: 383

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

even 10A requires a good quality extension lead - minimum 1.5mm2 conductor size

being able to plug in just about anywhere is great though
by antiscab
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 14:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox

sadly, the type 2 lead isn't an extension, the pins are purposely recessed so it can only be plugged into a charge station

Not all CCS2 stations will actually supply AC to the plug - CCS2 is generally only used on DC charge stations, which the Zoe can't use