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by jonescg
Today, 08:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 301
Views: 52402

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

Looks like you might be missing out on a bit more than you think at the top end. But still, that range isn't great for the size of the battery.
by jonescg
Thu, 06 Aug 2020, 19:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 99
Views: 9715

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

So my application with retailer Synergy is in, and now I just need to submit the plans to Western Power. I spoke to one of their solar engineers on the phone and she was enormously helpful (massive contrast to that of Synergy). She said because I'm adding a battery, I can have up to 8 kW of PV with ...
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Aug 2020, 19:43
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 28
Views: 648

Re: Charging failed

Ah jeez. How long until you ask for your money back?
by jonescg
Mon, 03 Aug 2020, 10:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Ninja 250 Electric Motorcycle Conversion 8kW Hub
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Ninja 250 Electric Motorcycle Conversion 8kW Hub

Well done! Looks like a very smooth ride too! 0-100 km/h in 14 seconds is perfectly adequate for a commuter.
by jonescg
Sun, 02 Aug 2020, 11:13
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubco motorbikes
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Ubco motorbikes

Nice. I think Mick Chapman was selling them out of Adelaide?
by jonescg
Sat, 01 Aug 2020, 10:39
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 53
Views: 10773

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Looks spammy.
by jonescg
Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 08:23
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 157

No more Zoe in Australia

https://www.carexpert.com.au/car-news/renault-zoe-axed-in-australia :cry: I think the Federal government should own this - it's lack of EV policy has meant no incentive to sell here. But Renault is also killing the Clio, suggesting they simply don't sell the products people want to buy here. At $50,...
by jonescg
Tue, 28 Jul 2020, 11:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 302
Views: 37398

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

It might suggest you have a single cell which is bombing out under heavy load, yeah.
by jonescg
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 21:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 170
Views: 21452

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

I'm well impressed. Winding your own motor and building your own inverter is hardcore 8-)
by jonescg
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 14:34
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 28
Views: 648

Re: Charging failed

Ouch.

Really hope the fix is permanent. And I would totally agree with your switch and upgrade idea - there are so few ZE40s on the roads they might become collectables?
by jonescg
Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 19:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: EV Imports: the pitfalls

These imports are already an option here, but they aren't really presenting as a compelling option. They are mostly 2014 to 2017 Leafs with 100-170 km range in them, and are selling for between $17k and $35k. While consumer protection does come into it, you have no factory support from Nissan. I'm i...
by jonescg
Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 13:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 99
Views: 9715

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Isolator box mounted out the front. More or less done in terms of hardware out here, just have to mount the inverter and wire it up. The battery will go in once I have all the parts required for the BMS. Isolators in.jpg I blasted a 25 mm hole through the brickwork so there's room for a couple of 4C...
by jonescg
Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 09:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 302
Views: 37398

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

This is a discharge curve of the 60 Ah cells: Discharge test.JPG Which makes it look like just about every Li-NMC cell on the market. If you let it charge to 4.2 V per cell, it will take it. The old 50 Ah cells in most iMiEVs on the road today have suffered loss of lithium inventory, which means the...
by jonescg
Sat, 25 Jul 2020, 16:52
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*
Replies: 11
Views: 928

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

Well, funny turn of events. The guy who bought them emailed me the next day. Paraphrasing: The cells are crap! They won't charge past 3.9 V, and they are low capacity! They're junk! I want my money back!!! I hadn't tested them myself, never even took them out of the box really. So I said sure, retur...
by jonescg
Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 13:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 302
Views: 37398

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Well the 60 Ah cell option (the subject of many posts in this thread) has been abandoned, but the 93 Ah upgrade is ongoing. So far so good, but we'll wait to hear back from Grame as to how it's progressing.
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 18:35
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh worth $6000 ono

All sold. Guy came around tonight to use them in a storage project.
I still have the blanking PCBs if they are of any use for folks, but I have my doubts.
by jonescg
Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 13:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 99
Views: 9715

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Single line drawing is more or less done. I've been informed the shed can't be connected to the rest of the system due to phase imbalance, so it will remain an off-grid setup. SLD.png I'm also making sure I have room in the consumer unit below the inverter to accommodate two three-pole breakers shou...
by jonescg
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 15:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Ute Conversion - direct drive options
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: EV Ute Conversion - direct drive options

Mate, we at AEVA never discourage folks from embarking on a conversion project. They are actually fun, rewarding and great learning experiences.
You can build the EV that doesn't exist now - utes and vans are perfect examples.

But yeah, if you just want an EV, go out and buy one.
by jonescg
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 12:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Ute Conversion - direct drive options
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: EV Ute Conversion - direct drive options

Trayback utes would have to be the easiest conversion going - lift the tray, install battery on the frame rails, lower tray. Otherwise if you can find a Datsun ute in good condition they might be a fun collectable. If you drop the gearbox, you will need a motor with lots of torque. You can get away ...
by jonescg
Mon, 13 Jul 2020, 13:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: [Motorcycle Conversion] Looking for some advice on chargers/BMS and where to buy them
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: [Motorcycle Conversion] Looking for some advice on chargers/BMS and where to buy them

Three locally made products are Batrium, EV-Power and ZEVA. Well worth considering them first.
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 17:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 29
Views: 2746

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

doug wrote:
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 08:37
I just bought a Kona,
Well that's a step up from the iMiEV! Well done mate!
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 11:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs - a disruptive era
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: EVs - a disruptive era

Having raced an electric superbike in a petrol bike series, I know first hand how difficult it can be. But I always strain to mention that the racers loved it. The spectators (all four of them) loved it. We loved it. You know who didn't like it? The promoter of the series. He just didn't 'get' it. A...
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 09:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: E63 LG 63Ah NCM battery group buy
Replies: 35
Views: 5062

Re: E63 LG 63Ah NCM battery group buy

Interested to see how that goes @BenM make sure you share some photos!
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 09:40
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6093

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Honestly all they need to do is let it charge faster. Not sure how much room they have left to do that, but capacity-wise it's perfect. Also worked out that with a full overnight charge you can drive to Jurien bay, Dallwallinu, Merredin, Wagin, Kojonup or Dunsborough. That's pretty much every road o...