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by jonescg
Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 21:04
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 699
Views: 78487

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

If its available I'll happily give it some work!
by jonescg
Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 10:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?

I hope it finds a good home, Rob. The converter must have an eye for detail, and no half-arsing. When an old/classic car is converted it needs to look the goods - it's already a contentious issue converting a classic to EV, so having it look a bit 'howyagoin' only adds to the consternation. Any phot...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 21:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture

I'll believe the long term energy storage applications for hydrogen when I see it. Right now I'm not sure there's any megawatt scale RE generation-electrolysis-fuel cell-electricity dispatch systems in operation anywhere in the world. There are plenty of applications for hydrogen as an industrial fe...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 19:24
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: QLD January Meeting recording
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: QLD January Meeting recording

Thanks Jon!
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 12:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture

Sounds like he's deliberately avoiding many of hydrogens biggest flaws. Needs three times the generation which in turn means three times the resources required to make it.
But good on him for calling out the gas industry. I guess.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 11:48
Forum: Other
Topic: Solectrac farm tractors
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Solectrac farm tractors

Are these the ones featured on Fully Charged? Pretty sure they can be imported easily enough.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 11:46
Forum: Other
Topic: Savic Motorcycles
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Savic Motorcycles

I'd be hoping brakes come standard, rather than optional upgrade...
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by jonescg
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 09:09
Forum: Other
Topic: Savic Motorcycles
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Savic Motorcycles

Yeah young Dennis has been working on it for years now. He started around the same time I got Voltron on the track, and has been through a few iterations. I'm still waiting to see a bit of video footage of it rolling down the street under it's own power before I get too excited. Building and selling...
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 18:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tips for a SW WA trip
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Tips for a SW WA trip

It's always covered when not in use. It's going to be redeployed somewhere else now that Koji is in.
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 14:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tips for a SW WA trip
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Tips for a SW WA trip

There's plenty of charging along that route now. In fact depending on where you're leaving from, the Ioniq can almost make it to Kojonup on a charge. If you stop in Armadale for breakfast you can top up to 100% and make it to Kojonup.
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 12:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Fact Sheet Errors?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: EV Fact Sheet Errors?

I'm sure @Bryce is happy to have a look and correct if necessary.
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 11:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Electricity using low grade heat
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Electricity using low grade heat

Well I certainly wouldn't call you a scammer. But I do think your understanding of thermodynamics needs help.

There's always time to learn, and places like this should be about learning, no matter how rudimentary your understanding might be.
by jonescg
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 19:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 699
Views: 78487

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

It's not the chemistry causing a high DCIR, it's the cell format. The ratio of metallic conductors to energy-storing black stuff is tipped in favour of energy storage. Cylindrical cells always have a limit to how much current they can deliver through the internal tabs, although some cylindrical cell...
by jonescg
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 11:09
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!

I have the power to delete posts and edit swear words.

But that's about it.

And yes I'm special too :P
by jonescg
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 11:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 699
Views: 78487

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hehe, yeah all good on that front. Plus the internals of the battery will be fully potted with polyurethane resin, so it should be waterproof and electrically insulated.
by jonescg
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 06:55
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!

Thanks Rob!
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 20:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 699
Views: 78487

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Some more progress:
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by jonescg
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 18:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 699
Views: 78487

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Started to solder the BMS wiring on and routing it out to the corner. I can only do the odd numbered cells before flipping it over and then doing the even numbers. I notice that where the nickel layer is a little oxidised the solder tends to ball up rather than wick out, which is to be expected. So ...
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 14:27
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

Pretty sure Hunter Murray or Richard Smith will know a few tips.
by jonescg
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 09:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 699
Views: 78487

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I'm not old enough to remember the glory days of cracker night, but a chance discovery at the Warwick rubbish dump of a suitcase full of penny bungers probably got be into chemistry as a youngfella.
by jonescg
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 20:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 699
Views: 78487

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I've run out of countersunk screws, so I'll have to finish that step later this week. But the packs are starting to take shape. 20210116_131526.jpg 20210117_155156.jpg 20210117_200817.jpg jumFyhtjylM The little welder will work OK, but I really need some more instant amps to get these things to stic...
by jonescg
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 19:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 1554

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

I have certainly toned down my opposition to nuclear electricity generation over the years. My position now is that if you were already a nuclear nation, don't stop using it! It's the best way to generate bulk quantities of electricity with very few CO2 emissions attached to it. But in Australia whe...
by jonescg
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 11:49
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: battery farm on site of old coal power stations
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: battery farm on site of old coal power stations

Normally SynCons are filled with hydrogen and the bearings are from NASA because it sits there spinning 24/7. Not sure if the generators are as easily adapted though.
by jonescg
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 15:20
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Sheet metal spot welder
Replies: 0
Views: 334

WANTED: Sheet metal spot welder

Call out to anyone in Perth who might have one of these: 3 kW spot welder.jpg I want to try using one of these to affix the nickel tabs to the aluminium busplates. One like this is worth about $1300 so I'd really prefer to borrow one initially. It might not work, but it would be good to find out fir...
by jonescg
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 15:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion
Replies: 46
Views: 1084

Re: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion

You will need lots of torque if you want to go down the direct drive route. So for example, zeva 's RX7 conversion had two DC motors in series and joined at the shaft - that was enough torque to bolt straight to the tailshaft of the rear wheel drive car. Sutho mounted his Evo motor to the gearbox of...