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by jonescg
Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 15:48
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

Trying to get in touch with the council, but Gemtek are organising the DQA and getting it ready for Western Power to do their thing.
by jonescg
Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 14:45
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

This seems as good a place as any to share:
https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ww ... LxfwsRUrSQ\
(it's a big file)
From page 130 the good news starts :)
by jonescg
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 20:04
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7642

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I reckon it has to do with settings, but by and large these 'upper-tier'* hybrid inverters are effectively playing an accounting game with your meter. They ramp up the AC output voltage until it matches the load being seen at the meter box, so export is just whatever is left over. I'm pretty confide...
by jonescg
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 14:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7642

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

I don't have any inverter on the house yet. The shed system is unrelated as it's too difficult to pair with the house. Since I only have real estate for one piece of power conversion equipment, it's going to have to be a DC coupled unit with two MPPTs. The Goodwe 5048D-ES is the best contender, and ...
by jonescg
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 14:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7642

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

wow that's crap - it would be a little heater - imagine summer that goodwe dc-dc unit keeps looking better and better I'm not sure what to do now. The GW5048D-ES is a single phase, 5 kW, 48 volt, DC coupled hybrid inverter. But it's limited to 6.6 kW of PV (I have about 7.5 kW on the roof now). Now...
by jonescg
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 13:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7642

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Hmmm.
This from a Youtuber with one of these inverters. That is a huge amount of extra energy required per day just to keep it running.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwsX8U-Q79k
by jonescg
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 12:56
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 590
Views: 53255

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Aye, the old fuse slid in and out a little too easily for my liking.
by jonescg
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 11:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 590
Views: 53255

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I wondered the same thing too. The wiring from the fuse block to the pump is only rated to 4.5 A continuous, so there's a drop there. I also noticed that the blade connected I had crimped onto the wire which lead from the fuse block was a bit dicky - I could wriggle it a bit and get the pump to run ...
by jonescg
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 20:49
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7642

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Yeah, I would be happy with it being directly on the wall without the enclosure, because the patio will be covered with a roof. But it's not going to be closed in like a room inside the house. I suspect any humidity would cause dust to cake up pretty fast. IP-1006025_open.jpg MPI-10kw-3-phase-Hybrid...
by jonescg
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 19:24
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Looking for 2x calb 40a/h

Hi Dan - might be able to help. I have a battery which belongs to someone else, but I don't think they will be using it again. Will find out.
by jonescg
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 18:37
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7642

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

coulomb wrote:
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 18:35
jonescg wrote:
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 17:19
the battery will be installed in front of the old chimney stack.
Um, do you still use the fireplace at all? Heat from the fire is bad for the inverter and especially the battery.
Nah, it currently serves as a liquor cabinet :)
by jonescg
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 17:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7642

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

So this is where the inverter will go, and the battery will be installed in front of the old chimney stack. 20200419_163228.jpg With a bit of lousy MS Paint skillz I predict it will look a bit like this: inverter battery placement.jpg The inverter will have to go inside an IP Enclosure with vents cu...
by jonescg
Sat, 18 Apr 2020, 13:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 590
Views: 53255

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Today I picked up the Prelude and drove it carefully back to my workshop. The brakes worked for the first 5 km or so, but soon stopped working. Provided I kept my distance and was ready to stomp on it, I could still stop. With the pump not working, now was the time to test the vacuum sensor versus t...
by jonescg
Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 15:28
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1501

Re: Single phase charging

Sounds great - how will it differ from the Zappi charger then?
by jonescg
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 14:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 590
Views: 53255

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The pump has been failing again, this time on a mild day. So I think it's time to replace it.

I wonder if the internals of the pump were damaged by the vapours from the PVC glue I used on the reservoir?
by jonescg
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 13:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 277
Views: 31267

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I've put a listing for the cells in the for sale section, and I'll also mention that this iMiEV is also for sale. Happy to pass any interest onto Pauline.
by jonescg
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 13:40
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh worth $6000 ono
Replies: 0
Views: 280

60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh worth $6000 ono

Hi all, I need to sell these prismatic LiYuan cells for Pauline. They were originally going to be installed into her iMiEV, but she needs to sell the car ASAP. So we installed the original battery back in and it's good for about 80 km range. Another sale thread for that soon - maybe $8000? Anyway, t...
by jonescg
Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 11:57
Forum: Other
Topic: Volvo C30 EVs in Australia?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Volvo C30 EVs in Australia?

I'm not convinced they exist. Given how poor the Department's records are.
by jonescg
Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 11:00
Forum: Other
Topic: Volvo C30 EVs in Australia?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Volvo C30 EVs in Australia?

According to WA Department of Transport, we have seven (7) Volvo C30 electric sedans in the state. Any idea who has these? We suspect they might be PHEVs, but Wei Fischer (DoT) insists they have been VIN checked as BEVs. https://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/volvo-tests-viability-of-the-c30-b...
by jonescg
Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 08:19
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Mini Cooper E

Considering Porsche, Audi and VW are all part of the same conglomerate, I reckon you can fuse them.
Likewise, BMW and Mini can be joined, as can Nissan / Renault?
by jonescg
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 15:55
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Rolf's 1959 Puch SR150 scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 2010

Re: Rolf's 1959 Puch SR150 scooter

Work of art :)
by jonescg
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 14:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New AEVA Website and Membership Database
Replies: 0
Views: 267

New AEVA Website and Membership Database

Hi all, Well it's been almost 10 years in the making, but we are about to launch the AEVA's new website and membership database! Please be patient as we set things up in the meantime. The forum will stay right here where we left it, but the main website will be a real smorgasboard of good stuff, not...
by jonescg
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 10:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Looks great - got a link to the inverter board guys? Interested to see how they've put it together.
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 20:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 277
Views: 31267

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Yeah certainly not a problem in this case. I totally disconnected the BMS board and the cells from the pack and re-installed. Not a single bit of grief, just charged it up and drove it out.
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 10:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 277
Views: 31267

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Guys, mind starting another thread on iMiEV charger maintenance and repair? Interesting and all, but not really relevant to getting Pauline's iMiEV back on the road ;)