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by antiscab
Yesterday, 17:53
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

what network services now work, that didn't previously?

I don't recall ever having network services working on our Zoe :s
by antiscab
Yesterday, 17:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV servicing WA
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Kona EV servicing WA

was it Brendon who worked for someone SOR who does EV servicing?
by antiscab
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 17:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: TBS e-expert pro pre-scale setting
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: TBS e-expert pro pre-scale setting

Hi Paul,

nope, 6.9 is set to off.
6.5 is the only setting I can't change - it just shows "----" with no adjustment :(
by antiscab
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 17:08
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

wow that's a good price. I bought 2 years too early :p
by antiscab
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 19:26
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: TBS e-expert pro pre-scale setting
Replies: 2
Views: 36

TBS e-expert pro pre-scale setting

Hi All, I have a TBS e-expert Pro, with a 5:1 pre-scaler problem is, setting 6.5 is locked out, so I can't tell it, that it has a 5:1 pre-scaler connected TBS tell me the only way 6.5 can get locked out is using the computer cable and software The computer cable is about $130 USD, so I was wondering...
by antiscab
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 19:22
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

The sale to Chris fell through (he got a much nicer new unit)

So this charge station is still up for sale
by antiscab
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 19:20
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2011 Ford Focus Conversion $8k (ex EV Trial)
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: 2011 Ford Focus Conversion $8k (ex EV Trial)

The focus is now registered
by antiscab
Sat, 12 Sep 2020, 21:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: tractor conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 2158

Re: tractor conversion

advanced timing helps when running higher voltage at higher rpm (at the expense of performance at lower voltage and lower rpm)

I would suggest do it, and see how it behaves
by antiscab
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 18:21
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 2011 nissan leaf
Replies: 20
Views: 4924

Re: 2011 nissan leaf

just one bad cell? that would be a case of buying a single module and swapping it out. Where are you located? the major car companies like to discourage grey imports, so it's not surprising they would give you a "go away" price lots of the 24kwh leafs (the australian delivered ones) had batteries re...
by antiscab
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 17:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2011 Ford Focus Conversion $8k (ex EV Trial)
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: 2011 Ford Focus Conversion $8k (ex EV Trial)

update:
Car passed inspection today, and now has 4 new tyres
by antiscab
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 17:27
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Using a small treadmill DC motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Using a small treadmill DC motor?

I guess the first question would be why?

treadmills don't have high loads to start with, a 3hp one would be unheard of (requiring a 15A plug for a start).

they would be okay as a belt drive to accessories (aircon pump, ps pump, alternator, etc)
by antiscab
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 15:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: WA FIT reduced to 3c/kwh
Replies: 4
Views: 94

WA FIT reduced to 3c/kwh

https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/wa-feed-in-tariff-slashed/ I'm actually all for the FIT being the same as the wholesale rate I'm thinking, now that the FIT isn't being subsidised, us WA folk should be pushing for the arbitrary 5kw inverter size limit to be abolished. Western Power will authorise...
by antiscab
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 15:33
Forum: Other
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: MG ZS EV

Sometime in the next few months I should be getting a MG ZS EV. I know it has limited range and therefore I am wondering what I need if I decide to travel a bit around South West WA. The fast chargers in this area are somewhat unreliable. Does anyone have any advice on any extra cables I might need...
by antiscab
Sun, 30 Aug 2020, 21:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: small HV fuses
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: small HV fuses

I just measured one of the fuses again (with a tape measure) - looks to be 6 x 32 (maybe 6.3 x 32mm to be a standard size?)
by antiscab
Sun, 30 Aug 2020, 21:06
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: small HV fuses
Replies: 4
Views: 89

small HV fuses

Hi All, when pulling apart an Eaton UPS I came across 6x30mm 30A 250V fuses used to protect the wiring on the battery strings (96V battery) At the time I thought you beauty, as I was looking for some small HV fuses for the focus (incidentally, also 96V battery) I wanted to buy some smaller (lower bl...
by antiscab
Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 09:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Busbar or cable to connect split battery pack?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Busbar or cable to connect split battery pack?

aside from corrosion issues, none really.

you will need to make sure your insulation is up to scratch, for runs outside the battery box
by antiscab
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 20:09
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Extension cords
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Extension cords

KlinkPC wrote: Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 14:25 Do you think this would do the trick for a granny charger?

https://www.allprep.com.au/product/10m- ... lug-socket
Yep, that'd do it - assuming the charger is a 16A unit
by antiscab
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 09:27
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Split pack front/rear with fuse or contactor or both?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Split pack front/rear with fuse or contactor or both?

The convention to put it on the positive is from 12v automotive use, where the chasis is connected to the negative.

Hv batteries are usually fused both sides
by antiscab
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 18:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

That's good to know Brendon - out of curiosity, have you had to do the full brake oil change on a Zoe yet?

I keep hearing stories of how one of the segments requires the HV pack service disconnect to be pulled (no idea why that would be the case)
by antiscab
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 13:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

I would be looking up exactly what they do in a service. on an EV it's mostly inspection items, which just means they whack it on a hoist and have a look.

by inspection items, it's usually basic car stuff, nothing actually EV related
by antiscab
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 13:16
Forum: Nissan
Topic: LEAF as Home Battery Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: LEAF as Home Battery Storage

Given hybrid inverters are available now that can take a 400v battery, it won't be long before all you need is the hybrid inverter, a comms box and a $1000 2nd hand leaf battery
by antiscab
Sun, 23 Aug 2020, 09:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Wait, never mind, I just realised mine were 60Ah cells (with 35Ah or so remaining capacity)
by antiscab
Sun, 23 Aug 2020, 09:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Dan do you need the older blue case size 40Ah cells? Or the newer 115mm wide grey case size cells? I have a few of the former
by antiscab
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 08:46
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*

He was probably using a lab power supply not a charger. No point getting the power supply to put out 4.2v if there's voltage drop on the leads. It's why an actual single cell charger has separate voltage sense leads
by antiscab
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 17:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: EV Imports: the pitfalls

I can’t see the establishment wanting to see any EVs in Australia any sooner than what they see in the undersupplied trend . This ^ Given the poor support offered to Australian delivered cars, I'm not seeing any difference of value add between Australian delivered or grey import Australia has the l...