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by jonescg
Tue, 09 Jul 2013, 06:03
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 2779

Car insurance

Right, so if I was to drop >$40,000 on my conversion, I would only ever be able to insure it for $3000 cause that's all they'll offer?

Or could I insure it for $40,000 value and pay a $3000 premium each year to insure it?
by jonescg
Mon, 08 Jul 2013, 19:15
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Perth Branch meeting tonight!
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Perth Branch meeting tonight!

Hi Everyone, Our Perth Branch meeting will be held at UWA tomorrow night, 7 pm. Got a few things to discuss but we will be treated to a screening of "Charge" a documentary about the first electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man. I will also have the scooter available for anyone to borrow. See yo...
by jonescg
Mon, 08 Jul 2013, 06:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.

Out of curiosity I measured the voltage between the chargers green wire (Gnd) and pack positive - yep, 58 V. So if you are going to use your vehicles 12 V system to run the chargers, put something in there to isolate it! Later on I might even make use of a couple of potentiometers to trim the charge...
by jonescg
Mon, 08 Jul 2013, 00:42
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.

Not a cheap way to do it, but yes that could work. I might even put Neville's Ah meter on there too. In any case, it's done now http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1240/Charge_monitor_box_001.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1240/Charge_monitor_box_00...
by jonescg
Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 18:05
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.

No, sorry I wasn't clear - the LCD screens will power up through the Myrra units at 59 V. I can't get the chargers to turn on at all, not until I find enough 55 volt packs to string in series Image
by jonescg
Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 05:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

TC/Elcon chargers; a quick worklog.

Hi All, Well as many will know my race bike's 700 V battery (620 V nominally) will need some special care and attention for charging. So I thought I would document what I have done here for others who want a fairly cost effective means to safely charge a large, high potential pack. My battery can be...
by jonescg
Sat, 06 Jul 2013, 05:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Petrol Prices.
Replies: 30
Views: 3438

Petrol Prices.

I put fuel in either the bike or the CRX about once a month, and I always buy premium anyway. It could be $2 a litre and I wouldn't really notice it. We've been using the WA AEVA scooter quite a bit lately, so the electricity bill was a bit steeper this winter. Time to start charging at other places...
by jonescg
Sat, 06 Jul 2013, 03:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Petrol Prices.
Replies: 30
Views: 3438

Petrol Prices.

I don't profess to know much about global economies, but people piss and moan when the dollar is high and exporters say its killing them. Then when the dollar drops to 70 US cents, exporters still have something to complain about and my cells/motors/inverters cost a fortune more. I don't care if pet...
by jonescg
Fri, 05 Jul 2013, 16:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: ELMOFO Electric Radical SR8
Replies: 44
Views: 8025

ELMOFO Electric Radical SR8

The racers are usually easier to convert. The racing spectators are the hardest, as they will have to make a conscious effort to understand and embrace the new technology. Racers just look at the lap times and decide if they want to throw a leg over it (or hop in the cockpit). Nice work mate, and I ...
by jonescg
Thu, 04 Jul 2013, 05:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Petrol Prices.
Replies: 30
Views: 3438

Petrol Prices.

One can only hope it continues :D
by jonescg
Thu, 04 Jul 2013, 00:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Entecho and the You-Fly!
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Entecho and the You-Fly!

No, I think at this stage it's definitely in the prototype phase. We literally have no idea how cheap you could make it for since everything so far has been custom built, however the plugs and moulds could be easily used to crank out a few hoverpods in short order.
by jonescg
Wed, 03 Jul 2013, 20:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Entecho and the You-Fly!
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Entecho and the You-Fly!

http://youflyentecho.com/ These are the guys I have been working for lately. The You-Fly, otherwise known as the Hoverpod has been generating sufficient lift but we've not yet done a tethered flight test. The battery is currently a LiPo pack I made from 252 individual 5 Ah cells. The next incarnatio...
by jonescg
Wed, 03 Jul 2013, 05:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: jonescg's eCRX build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 13125

jonescg's eCRX build thread

Woah, long time since I posted in this thread. I'm spending too much money and time on the race bike instead. I have since decided to get a single big charger rated to 700 V DC from Currentways. The high voltage charger is currently still in development, which suits my budget just fine http://forums...
by jonescg
Mon, 01 Jul 2013, 21:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: cable curling
Replies: 40
Views: 6915

cable curling

And really, if a coiling cable is the only thing going wrong with your production EV, you should be pretty pleased all round Image
by jonescg
Mon, 01 Jul 2013, 18:31
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: cable curling
Replies: 40
Views: 6915

cable curling

You might also be missing my point, which is; there isn't a great deal you can do about it http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif . Certain ropey-cabley things just tend to twist up - hoses, phone cords and EVSEs. Once coiled and kinked, they can be 'managed' to some extent by untwisting them...
by jonescg
Mon, 01 Jul 2013, 17:04
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: cable curling
Replies: 40
Views: 6915

cable curling

Yes, coiling it around your forearm is a guaranteed way to eventually twist it. My years of rockclimbing were not wasted.
by jonescg
Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 04:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: cable curling
Replies: 40
Views: 6915

cable curling

Extension leads don't curl.


Just sayin' Image
by jonescg
Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 02:01
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: getting copper parts plated in solder
Replies: 9
Views: 3521

getting copper parts plated in solder

It does reduce the conductivity of the mating surface a little, yes, but I suspect corrosion would reduce it considerably more. Lots of silly things have been done to terminate pouch cells with aluminium tabs. Some even claimed they could solder them! Until the solder peeled off. Some think that by ...
by jonescg
Sat, 29 Jun 2013, 20:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a I-miev
Replies: 153
Views: 32526

Buying a I-miev

Nice one! How soon till you start modding it to put out >80 kW Image
by jonescg
Sat, 29 Jun 2013, 18:58
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: getting copper parts plated in solder
Replies: 9
Views: 3521

getting copper parts plated in solder

They (both the copper and ally tabs) are already nickel plated, so they might be fine. Email sent.
by jonescg
Sat, 29 Jun 2013, 18:11
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: cable curling
Replies: 40
Views: 6915

cable curling

Same thing you do with a garden hose. Twist it out as you unravel it.
by jonescg
Sat, 29 Jun 2013, 18:06
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: getting copper parts plated in solder
Replies: 9
Views: 3521

getting copper parts plated in solder

Haha, you too eh? I have about 29 water-jet cut bus links which could be tinned, and lots of bus links for my bike project. I was wondering if I should get them tinned or just leave them, but since they will be clamping down aluminium tabs I should probably do what I can to make them as corrosion re...
by jonescg
Tue, 25 Jun 2013, 21:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a I-miev
Replies: 153
Views: 32526

Buying a I-miev

You would get on well with Weber. A few weeks ago, I arrived at his house to find him grinding the imperial sizes off of a spanner and engraving it with the metric equivalent. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smi...
by jonescg
Tue, 25 Jun 2013, 17:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a I-miev
Replies: 153
Views: 32526

Buying a I-miev

AAARRRGH!! It's km/h! NOT kmph! SI units people! *head explodes* Anyway, the other day I confirmed why I want to put a huge battery in the CRX. I accidentally took Welshpool Rd instead of staying on the Tonkin a bit longer - the result was I had to drive an extra 35 km around the airport on one-way ...
by jonescg
Tue, 25 Jun 2013, 04:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wanting to convert a 2 ton Yank Tank to electric
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Wanting to convert a 2 ton Yank Tank to electric

The EV conversion community is small, so to find members in the middle of the country is quite an ask! Still, you never know your luck.

What kind of performance are you hoping to get? What chassis would you pick? I reckon a Dodge Challenger would give you plenty of room for all the goods.