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by lithbattboss
Sun, 13 Feb 2011, 19:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: My VicRoads Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

My VicRoads Adventure

in QLD you simply are not allowed to put more than 200watt on a pedal Vehicles whether you want to rego it or not but you can buy one of thos pockit bikes and add indicators to it and you can rego it and drive it on the road and even on the freeway if it can do 90kmp/h+ That is not correct actually...
by lithbattboss
Wed, 02 Feb 2011, 01:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Outboard Motor conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Outboard Motor conversion

Lithbattboss, are you referring to a specific Off-the-shelf unit with your specs about a 4kw electric outboard? If so, which one? I've been close to buying a Torqeedo unit, but want to try one out behind my Plaka Boat to make sure it performs well enough before shelling out the cash. Unfortunately,...
by lithbattboss
Tue, 01 Feb 2011, 15:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Outboard Motor conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Outboard Motor conversion

mr_grumble, I am sorry to disappoint you but you will need to continue to grumble since what you propose (and the performance you require) is not possible and aint going to happen). If you want an electric outboard why not just buy an off the shelf professionally made electric outboard? A total of o...
by lithbattboss
Tue, 18 Jan 2011, 04:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Recommended Home Charging Infrastructure
Replies: 60
Views: 7962

Recommended Home Charging Infrastructure

At least LiFePO4 can't cope with float trickle charging. Like a bucket under a dripping tap. So they need to shut off after charge is reached or over-voltage will damage the cell. That is not correct actually. It may be the case with EV's that as soon as the battery is fully charged the charger tur...
by lithbattboss
Sat, 20 Nov 2010, 03:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: electric 40ft yacht - discussion and advice
Replies: 25
Views: 4920

electric 40ft yacht - discussion and advice

A great resource for all things involving electric boating is the Electric Boat Association of Australia website-
http://www.electricboats.org.au/
by lithbattboss
Sat, 20 Nov 2010, 03:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: electric 40ft yacht - discussion and advice
Replies: 25
Views: 4920

electric 40ft yacht - discussion and advice

I have supplied LiFePO4 batteries for several boats recently. A couple of projects are "Room With A View", "Xhale" and launched only two weeks ago was "Natural High Adventures"- http://naturalhigh-adventures.com/ All of these e-boats are powered by lithium propulsion batteries supplied by LiFeTech E...
by lithbattboss
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 18:00
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Rouse Hill Chargepoint
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Rouse Hill Chargepoint

I will ask my customer to see Sue at the shopping centre to pick up a charge card.
by lithbattboss
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 17:56
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell
Replies: 15
Views: 4719

New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell

Well If I can't buy them then I'm not paying for the nice shiney display either http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif On a more serious note I do like the end-caps. Headway's stupid design was made by some 12-year old noob. The end posts come out in the wrong places which means you can onl...
by lithbattboss
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 02:27
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Rouse Hill Chargepoint
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Rouse Hill Chargepoint

I supplied batteries for an e-bike to a retired guy from Castle Hill who rides to Rouse Hill shops. Where can he get a charge card from? Everytime I see the charging point at Rouse Hill there is an ICE vehicle parked in the charging spot. The charging parking spots need to be painted clearly/marked ...
by lithbattboss
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 02:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell
Replies: 15
Views: 4719

New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell

LiFeTech Energy on display last week at one of the world's largest EV trade shows EVS25 http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/167/EVS251.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/167/EVS252.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/167/EVS253.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/167/EVS254.jpg http://forums.ae...
by lithbattboss
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 02:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 500km/day Courier eV Possible or not
Replies: 40
Views: 6141

500km/day Courier eV Possible or not

Hey lithbattboss, dunno about that. Your Lifetech batts have great power density, they don't have the energy density (by weight or volume) that the prismatic batts from TS or Sky Energy have. And yes, the pouch cells give even better density (since they don't have the plastic prismatic box wrapped ...
by lithbattboss
Wed, 10 Nov 2010, 23:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 500km/day Courier eV Possible or not
Replies: 40
Views: 6141

500km/day Courier eV Possible or not

It would only be possible in a van type vehicle (or larger) to be able to carry the batteries required. I could certainly do it if the customer could afford the required quantity of batteries.
by lithbattboss
Fri, 05 Nov 2010, 19:10
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: electric bike kit supplier suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 19424

electric bike kit supplier suggestions

Hi Mal, emtb.com.au sell Crystalyte bits, headways cells, and also make/sell Stealth Bomber + Fighter electric off-road bikes. This is upper end stuff - $500 for the motor, $300 for controllers. Search youtube for Crystalyte people have got bikes up to 80kph using them. Also I've heard recently tha...
by lithbattboss
Thu, 04 Nov 2010, 04:41
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: electric bike kit supplier suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 19424

electric bike kit supplier suggestions

eZee are much better quality than golden motor. They are an internally geared hub motor and have lots more power/torque compared to most other brands and are renowned for their hill climbing power. A friend/business partner and I are building and selling custom e-bike cruisers in Sydney in our spare...
by lithbattboss
Thu, 04 Nov 2010, 03:50
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell
Replies: 15
Views: 4719

New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell

Now, the only issue remaining is wheather the great A123 prismatic pouches re-appear again on the market, if so I'm not seeing much interest in these HEHC cells for their expected price, sorry. How do you have any idea what the price will be? I have no idea of the price myself as yet. As for "inter...
by lithbattboss
Wed, 03 Nov 2010, 04:13
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric Airplanes attract Flight School attention
Replies: 21
Views: 3211

Electric Airplanes attract Flight School attention

I vauguley recall someone in the UK making electric ultra-lights but have no links :( Another issue atm is that Lithium batteries are not suppose to be transported by air. Does the fact that they are the fuel make it ok? Especially Li-po which is not as safe as some lithium batteries. That is not q...
by lithbattboss
Tue, 02 Nov 2010, 18:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Max Charge
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Max Charge

I can't stay silent on this any longer before someone does something really stupid. As a licenced electrician I can tell you that any talk of "two plugs" is extremely foolish and someone will get hurt. This goes totally against AS3000 wiring rules. Apart from the live pin, potential electric shock i...
by lithbattboss
Wed, 29 Sep 2010, 04:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell
Replies: 15
Views: 4719

New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell

The original design spec back in March was 300amps continuous discharge, 500amps peak discharge. I am not sure what has been achieved as yet. I will know at the conclusion of testing when I receive the data sheet.
by lithbattboss
Wed, 29 Sep 2010, 04:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell
Replies: 15
Views: 4719

New LiFeTech Energy HEHC LiFePO4 Cell

In the final stages of testing and soon to be released by LiFeTech Energy is our latest high performance LiFePO4 cell. Our HEHC cell is rated at 3.3V 20Ah 300A discharge (15C). I am expecting to receive the cell data sheet in the next month. The HEHC cell construction features fully laser welded cel...
by lithbattboss
Tue, 28 Sep 2010, 02:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: A123(alike) 20ah pouches
Replies: 51
Views: 14669

A123(alike) 20ah pouches

Hey lithbattboss can you let on more info on your new cells We have been trying to keep info on our new 20Ah HEHC cells secret for some time now since we want to avoid the other cell manufacturers learning about our new cell and its design for as long as possible. We have registered a worldwide pat...
by lithbattboss
Tue, 28 Sep 2010, 01:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: A123(alike) 20ah pouches
Replies: 51
Views: 14669

A123(alike) 20ah pouches

Ev2Go... I did try and tell you they weren't available any more. Hence why I am looking at Kokam's or these others. SplinterOz, it looks like you have a nice e-motorcycle project in the making. I am supplying LiFeTech X2E high energy cells for a new manufacturer of sports electric motorcycles in Ne...
by lithbattboss
Fri, 24 Sep 2010, 20:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Buyer's Guide in ReNew magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Battery Buyer's Guide in ReNew magazine

The current issue of ReNew magazine (issue 113) which is available at newsagents if you are not a member of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA)is featuring a comprehensive Battery Buyer's Guide. Most of the major brands of lead acid AGM, gel, wet cell and lithium batteries available in Aust...
by lithbattboss
Tue, 07 Sep 2010, 05:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: LifeBatt Prismatic 30 Ah
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

LifeBatt Prismatic 30 Ah

Perhaps I should have been clearer and said it's cheaper than anything I have seen quoted by ANY Australian distributor of LifeBatts. You will also note I also deliberately made the point of saying that we are talking about different cells, so no real quatitive comparision can be made unless your p...
by lithbattboss
Mon, 06 Sep 2010, 22:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: LifeBatt Prismatic 30 Ah
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

LifeBatt Prismatic 30 Ah

EV2Go wrote: It's massively cheaper than anything I have seen quoted by that company here (different cells though) but still short of the 500-600Amps I require.
What do you mean by "that company here" exactly?
by lithbattboss
Sun, 05 Sep 2010, 00:22
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Motorbike conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Motorbike conversion

There are quite a few guys doing electric motorbike conversions. Astara Technologies is building a production street legal sports bike in New Zealand- http://www.astara.co.nz/Astara/Electric_motorcycle_project.html Daniel Sailer is building a high performance racing bike and there are a few very pro...