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by jonescg
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 08:33
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

There's a market for crashed 40 kWh Leafs though - their battery fits right inside a 2012 Leaf, and can be tricked to work nicely thanks to the guys in NZ and Quebec.
by jonescg
Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 11:12
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 SR+ Review experience observations - draft
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Model 3 SR+ Review experience observations draft

If anything it would be better - warm climates make for lower impedance cells.
by jonescg
Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 08:18
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30

Hi Lachlan, that's a beautiful specimen there. I used to drive a 1974 Toyota Crown. Awesome rig. No difficulty finding a motor capable of those specs, and retaining the 4-speed box is more convenient anyway, despite the fact you won't be changing gears all that much. Regen is always good - the extra...
by jonescg
Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 08:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 247
Views: 43904

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

I'd be reluctant to intentionally deform the surface of the cells. Is there not a flat tape version of the same stuff?
by jonescg
Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 14:10
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Fundraising for the Perth to Esperance Electric Highway!
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Fundraising for the Perth to Esperance Electric Highway!

Bump! Just a reminder that this campaign is still running and in need of some donors :) https://chuffed.org/project/evhwy We are very close to ordering our first charger and if things pan out right, we could be seeing the first charger installed in Hyden! Hyden is 330 km from Perth, and 380 km from ...
by jonescg
Tue, 28 Jan 2020, 20:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 157
Views: 21825

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Well only 5 pages in and I can finally say I'm starting work on Roger Groom's car. Sadly, Roger passed away last September, but his wife Pauline is still driving it and is keen to upgrade to the new high energy density cells. Car is delivered on Saturday and I've set myself a month to get it repacke...
by jonescg
Tue, 28 Jan 2020, 12:25
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Adelaide EV-friendly Mechanic needed
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Adelaide EV-friendly Mechanic needed

Try Michael Polljonker - 0418899907
by jonescg
Tue, 28 Jan 2020, 08:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 75
Views: 11363

Re: Tritium fast chargers

Or some scallywag filled the inside of the case with butane and dropped a match?
by jonescg
Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 18:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 172
Views: 15726

Re: Brendon_m Moke

On the plus side I have a nice picture of what happens to a standard blade fuse with a 140vdc short across it. Um, what was a blade fuse doing in a 140 VDC circuit? [ Edit: they're normally rated at 30 VDC. ] If it's in the coulometer, I don't want to be associated with it ;) I'm guessing an uninte...
by jonescg
Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 13:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 172
Views: 15726

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Very nice! The radiant heat is substantial. Now that the Prelude has a sheet of 6 mm plate aluminium for a base, and a thin layer of FR4 between it and the base of the cells, the temperature can climb rapidly. We need to paint the base with that bituminous tar to act as a bit of a barrier. However t...
by jonescg
Sun, 26 Jan 2020, 16:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Kona road Noise
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Hyundai Kona road Noise

I used that exact stuff on the converted Prelude to dampen the racket of the A/C compressor. Makes a big difference.
Glad you're enjoying the Kona :) I grew up in Warwick, so the only time we took the Toowoomba range road was when the Gap was closed.
by jonescg
Sun, 26 Jan 2020, 11:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 80
Views: 6109

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

Well, what's the quarter mile time? :D
by jonescg
Fri, 24 Jan 2020, 19:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Nice one!
Where abouts? And what did the red paint add?
We're in discussions with Eagers/AHG about extending the WA AEVA discount of $3000 to other states. Only applies to white though.
Chris
by jonescg
Thu, 23 Jan 2020, 15:34
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: 2020 Ioniq

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/detail ... D-18094680

Looks like an ex demo car is up for sale here in Perth. Shame I have already paid a deposit on a white one at $50k.
by jonescg
Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 19:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 75
Views: 11363

Re: Tritium fast chargers

Joseph - any idea what these error codes are? I don't see a lot of value in listing them without context...
by jonescg
Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 19:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 538
Views: 43352

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

OK so a bit of a nuisance problem with the drive contactor. Sticking is bad enough, but it seems to be causing grief now. Francess said she took off up a slight hill and felt the drive drop out. She turned it all off, and the auxiliary circuit supplying the green LED was open. Well that's one way to...
by jonescg
Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 13:45
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Nickel Iron Batteries real data
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Nickel Iron Batteries real data

dRdoS7 wrote:
Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 06:39

And what happens if you don't wait for the H2 to dissipate before trying a "live" cell swap. :roll:
Is that illustrating the aftermath of a Hindenberg incident?!
by jonescg
Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 13:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle - SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle - SOLD

Nice! Looking forward to hearing how it goes in some new hands... hopefully not from a news bulletin :D
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 15:23
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Of interest to WA folks?
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Of interest to WA folks?

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/superpo ... 9709231727

Professor Garnaut's talk might as well be called "I bloody told you so!"

I'll be there.
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 14:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: List of conversion workshops in Australia
Replies: 54
Views: 28021

Re: List of conversion workshops in Australia

memecode wrote:
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 13:43
Are there any NSW EV conversion places still working in 2020?

Or are they all gone...
Geoff O'Toole in Mulgrave (GT Tooling)
And I think the EV Ecosystem around Warner's Bay is still active. Brett Sutherland, Jon Eggenhuzen et al.
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 11:12
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: That truck

You use an iPhone - it was clear from the start :D
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 08:37
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Simple Precharge Circuit
Replies: 25
Views: 5748

Re: Simple Precharge Circuit

The current circuit looks like this: HV distribution rev 1.png The drive contactor is activated by the controller through a 12 V supply coming from the Greatland. The drive contactor precharge relay is activated by the key START circuit. The master contactor precharge relay is driven by a switched s...
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 08:23
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...
Replies: 4
Views: 248

If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...

This is how you'd do it. Summary: http://revproject.com/traffic/summary.pdf Full report: http://revproject.com/traffic/report.pdf TL; DR Putting a minimum of 50 kW charger in every town greater than 250 people with more powerful ones on popular routes - $19 Million. Putting a minimum of 150 kW charg...
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 08:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 247
Views: 43904

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

One down 7 to go?
by jonescg
Mon, 20 Jan 2020, 20:28
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Simple Precharge Circuit
Replies: 25
Views: 5748

Re: Simple Precharge Circuit

Seems as good a spot as any to bring this up, but the brand new GV240 contactor in the Prelude is sticking from time to time. Seems to be a bit variable though. Sometimes it sticks and other times it doesn't. The rear pack contactor is stuck and won't get off, presumably because the A/C capacitance ...