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by jonescg
Tue, 11 Jun 2019, 13:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive options
Replies: 22
Views: 474

Re: Direct Drive options

The Leaf motor and drive unit can be powered directly without any additional sensors - some guys over in New Zealand have developed a drive interface which plugs right in. You would simply need to devise new driveshafts and engine mounts. Arlin Sansome dropped a Leaf motor into his record-breaking H...
by jonescg
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 08:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's Lotus Elise
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Looking forward to watching this return to its former glory! Former EV glory of course.
by jonescg
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 16:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive options
Replies: 22
Views: 474

Re: Direct Drive options

Try and source a Nissan Leaf motor-drive assembly. It might be a very tight fit for the old N600, but it's the most compact and efficient way to deliver power without losses through the gearbox.
by jonescg
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 16:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Members thoughts on the different EV brands
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Members thoughts on the different EV brands

Tesla has built a very compelling product, and they had to. Being as good as an ICE was not good enough - it had to be better. And if it had to be expensive, it needed to be MUCH better. That's why they are an outstanding vehicle with an outstanding price tag. Because they had to smash perceptions a...
by jonescg
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 08:20
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Hmmm, yes the motor windings - inverter charger system certainly complicates things. My theory as to why the Melville Zoe was failing to charge is that there is a problem with the power electronics. After a long drive, the system was warm, and charging at 32 A on three phases caused it to overheat t...
by jonescg
Thu, 06 Jun 2019, 06:36
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 492

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

Thanks Rob. Enjoy your 900 emails to sift through.
Worst part about tuning out for a couple of weeks is coming back to the tsunami of emails.
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 15:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Fuso ev truck
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Fuso ev truck

Yeah it's exciting times, and EV trucks, especially 4-9 tonners are the perfect market for electrification.
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 13:12
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale

Price is negotiable, but I think around $4000 for an inverter-motor setup.
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 08:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

I wonder if the battery may have been faulty. Our Zoe didn't struggle to get past 200km on our trip, though not sure how much of the esperance run is up hill Overseas BCI failures have had battery replacements BCI error is a pretty general one - could be anything from the socket to the cells. Kalam...
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 21:56
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted to buy 144v charger
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Wanted to buy 144v charger

Matt might have one - @antiscab ?
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 11:16
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

So a couple of basic questions answered: How far would it go on a charge? Well at 98 km/h (set the cruise control) I reckon 200 km was the hard limit. Hyden to Ravey was 195 km and we squeaked in with less than 5 km on the range remaining dial. Ravey to Esperance was 190 km, and we sat on 100 km/h f...
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 11:05
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

The sound of a TIG welder moments before the charge failure isn't ideal either...
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 10:39
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Dual Charging
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Dual Charging

Jack Rickard had a ChaDeMo kit for conversions which was being used on occasion but it did seem like a lot of work, particularly when most EVs were running less than half the voltage normally used by OEMs. So a 144 volt DC conversion would still only charge at 120 amps, which is only 17 kW. More tha...
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 09:12
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 451

My experiences with the Zoe

I will be writing up a bit of a story on the Plasmaball Run weekend, but here are a few photos from our trip to Esperance from Perth (700 km there and... 200 km back. More on that later) image-20190531_072518.jpg 20190531_135440.jpg 20190601_122824.jpg 20190602_144928.jpg :| image-20190603_083251.jpg
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 06:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: BMS for AVASS cells, 16S LiFePO4

There is a Zeva 16 cell module which is serving several of us West Aussies quite well.
by jonescg
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 21:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale

wovenrovings wrote:
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 17:58
Any details on the gearbox that goes with it?
It's a 4-speed electrically actuated box; no clutch - just rev matches.

Weights:

Motor by itself = 240 kg
Gearbox by itself = 240 kg
Motor with Gearbox attached = 480 kg
Controller = 30 kg
by jonescg
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 19:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 310
Views: 20745

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

They sure make up for their size with weight though!
by jonescg
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 13:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Well we're pretty confident it has nothing to do with the locks and everything to do with the charger. It charges okay on 10 amps but at 32 amps it makes zappy noises and fails. So we're on the bus back to Perth while the car will go on a flat bed tomorrow 😕
by jonescg
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 15:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Yes.

In the middle of rural Western Australia you plug into a charger and it starts charging. You close the door and hit the lock on the remote. You walk away for two hours and come back to find it stopped charging 20 min in. For some reason if you let it lock itself it seems to charge okay.
by jonescg
Thu, 30 May 2019, 12:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is
Replies: 29
Views: 2293

Re: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is

Well if the exchange rate wasn't so awful, yeah, it's not cheap. But lightweight, compact AC power is never cheap.
by jonescg
Thu, 30 May 2019, 09:18
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is
Replies: 29
Views: 2293

Re: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is

Yep - solid choice.
by jonescg
Wed, 29 May 2019, 21:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 310
Views: 20745

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Clutch went on like a dream. The whole lot bolted up like they were supposed to - no tapping or coercion, just tighten the bolts and we're rolling. 20190529_200702.jpg 20190529_204330.jpg 20190529_204347.jpg 20190529_211454.jpg Next job is to fabricate the mid-shaft support and the engine mounts, an...
by jonescg
Wed, 29 May 2019, 21:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is
Replies: 29
Views: 2293

Re: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is

Great to see you're back on the wagon! AC motors are the best, especially when made to work direct drive. Try and get a motor with enough torque so you can just avoid the gearbox all together. Settle for a sop speed of 140 km/h and you will have oodles of launch.
by jonescg
Wed, 29 May 2019, 14:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 93
Views: 11782

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

...I looked up in the shop Manuel and it said you have to reset the capacity with the MUT3. ... It says to send the reset command until it reads 45Ah. This time I recovered full capacity. So, no matter what cells you have it only goes to 45 Ah. Perhaps the reason it says to send the reset command u...
by jonescg
Wed, 29 May 2019, 12:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 93
Views: 11782

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

There will be about $7500 worth of cells in an iMiEV, and probably another couple of grand in labour putting it all together. It should give about 150 km range though.