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by jonescg
Sun, 24 May 2020, 11:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 278
Views: 31335

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Pauline has informed me that her car has been sold. Tiago bought it and has plans to upgrade the battery, but remains to be seen if he's interested in these 60 Ah cells and related kit or go straight for the big ones (the smarter option).

Otherwise they are still up for sale.
by jonescg
Sat, 23 May 2020, 20:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 60
Views: 3590

Re: 2020 Ioniq

A Better Route Planner is a bit clumsy; seems to want to back track unless I'm doing something wrong? I figure 7 kW would give me something in the order of 50-60 km per hour charging, so a long coffee break at the Williams Woolshed would almost get me through. We have the Vegepod at Arthur River too...
by jonescg
Sat, 23 May 2020, 18:27
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7660

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Patio is approaching completion.
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Batons are up, which means the roof is next. I'll have to get the parapet flashing installed first though. Should be a fairly waterproof battery by then!
by jonescg
Sat, 23 May 2020, 12:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 60
Views: 3590

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Chuq wrote:
Sat, 23 May 2020, 09:50
jonescg wrote:
Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:01
Well we finally got it.
Congrats!! Is that the 38 kWh one?
Yeah manufactured March 2020. Looks like a solid 310 km range with typical driving. Might take a trip to Albany next weekend to see how it goes on the highway.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 May 2020, 21:09
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7660

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

brendon_m wrote:
Fri, 22 May 2020, 20:20
I can't see any initials carved in it, where's the diy professionalism?
As I always say whenever I do concreting work - You don't need to see my initials in it to know that my name is written all over the workmanship :lol:
by jonescg
Fri, 22 May 2020, 17:37
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7660

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

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A little concrete mixing to end the day.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 May 2020, 17:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 60
Views: 3590

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Yeah antday gave us a lift to Wild West Hyundai so we could collect it. So many features to learn but at least getting in and driving is a piece of cake. Had 311 km on the guessometer when we got in, and it had a full tank of angry Li+ ions. Very nice, and the first (and probably last) new thing we'...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:01
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 60
Views: 3590

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Well we finally got it.
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New car smell is quite overpowering...
by jonescg
Thu, 21 May 2020, 11:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: VIC engineer for Starlet conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: VIC engineer for Starlet conversion

Batteries are tested 18650s sourced mostly from laptops packed in 40 packs of 60p. I am enclosing them individually in aluminium casing and sandwiching custom liquid-cooled plates between each. Additional parallel packs can be added to share the load/extend range. Currently, max continuous load per...
by jonescg
Wed, 20 May 2020, 14:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: VIC engineer for Starlet conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: VIC engineer for Starlet conversion

Following NCOP14 to the letter is a good start, and really, it's the only thing the assessing engineer will reference in their final report. Of course the rest of the car should be roadworthy too. My advice is to make everything as rugged as you can - waterproof enclosures, cable-ties everywhere, ex...
by jonescg
Tue, 19 May 2020, 14:01
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Second Life EV Battery in Home Solar & Storage Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Second Life EV Battery in Home Solar & Storage Setup

Pretty sure @Leonford or Larry Mudd can share some insight!
by jonescg
Tue, 19 May 2020, 13:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Vampire / Phantom drain
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Vampire drain

mikedufty wrote:
Tue, 19 May 2020, 13:29
Something to keep in mind if buying a model 3 for a paddock basher for sure.
Why have a Datsun 120Y when a Model 3 could be used instead? :lol:
by jonescg
Sun, 17 May 2020, 16:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7660

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Some progress to report on my home storage setup. The patio is up, and after many tears and cuss words, painted. According to AS5139, the battery must be at least 600 mm away from a window or doorway, so it will sit in front of the old chimberley stack. Battery slab.jpg The slab will easily support ...
by jonescg
Wed, 13 May 2020, 11:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 52
Views: 5485

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

I had a reply from the supplier of the 400 Ah LFP cells, which are a realistic source of spare cells for these AVASS cell packs. US$160 each, or about $280 each landed in Australia. If folks really need some spares, try and arrange an order for at least a dozen and share the burden. Spec sheet here:...
by jonescg
Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:12
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Model 3 for test drive (possible purchase)
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Model 3 for test drive (possible purchase)

How'd you go Gary? Find a willing Tesla owner keen to help out?
Chris
by jonescg
Tue, 12 May 2020, 09:51
Forum: AEVA ACT Branch
Topic: ACT EV conversions - share your experience!
Replies: 0
Views: 40

ACT EV conversions - share your experience!

Hi all, Warwick Cathro is organising the next electronic branch meeting for the ACT, and he's looking for a speaker on electric car conversions. There are a few DIY conversions in the ACT, and being a zoom meeting there's no reason the speaker can't be from anywhere in Australia, but it would be nic...
by jonescg
Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:30
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

Re: How DC chargers work

I think the trick is to know your likely demands, and size accordingly. 60 kWh worth of battery is only $30k, which makes the total just shy of $100k for a full setup.
by jonescg
Sat, 09 May 2020, 12:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?
Replies: 22
Views: 4029

Re: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?

@Travers our other thread on the 93 Ah cells might be of interest to you then.
by jonescg
Fri, 08 May 2020, 21:30
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

Re: How DC chargers work

Yeah but put it this way - once the new transformer is in, the HV lines feeding the town are more or less at capacity. No FCAS market to speak of in WA, and certainly not out in the bush.
by jonescg
Fri, 08 May 2020, 17:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 12v lithium batteries can't be paralleled?
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: 12v lithium batteries can't be paralleled?

I think the BMS might not like the cascade in the event of a low or high battery. If one BMS goes open circuit, the others are still closed, but the load on them increases by a third. Until one of those goes open circuit, and the whole load is being borne by the one remaining. And then it goes. Pres...
by jonescg
Thu, 07 May 2020, 12:58
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Model 3 for test drive (possible purchase)
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Model 3 for test drive (possible purchase)

Asking Tesla fans to show their Tesla to a potential Tesla buyer?
:D
Brace yourself.
by jonescg
Thu, 07 May 2020, 06:57
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hail Damaged Peformance Model 3
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Hail Damaged Peformance Model 3

Plus from my observations, a $150 regas rarely fixes the AC anyway...
by jonescg
Wed, 06 May 2020, 16:34
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: EV Charging Infrastructure study
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: EV Charging Infrastructure study

Hi, I filled it out, but there are a few questions where the context was missing. Range question as above - yeah I do 400 km a week. "Who makes the best chargers?" and you list several kinds of charger, not makes of charger. I chose 3-phase socket cause I like simple and cheap. Option 1 at the end? ...
by jonescg
Wed, 06 May 2020, 11:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 34
Views: 3759

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

On the matter of pronunciation, I recall discussing organic molecules with a lecturer way back in 1999. Benzoyl chloride, according to Max Gunter, was "benz-oh-isle" and not "benz-oil" as I preferred. Good thing us chemists use hieroglyphics by default.
by jonescg
Tue, 05 May 2020, 10:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

Re: How DC chargers work

We did have data, but it's not being shared any more. Plus, we have a situation where the chargers are being run down to the point of disuse. Recent data wouldn't actually be all that relevant any more. What we do know from Chargefox et al. is that most people do their rapid charging during daylight...