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by T1 Terry
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 10:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 65
Views: 2875

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

If the cells won't hold better than 3.5v over night with nothing attached to discharge them, then they are not fully charged. Very important to fully charge the cells before the first use and equally important not to push any cell much over the 3.6v mark and hold it there for long periods if you wan...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 10:40
Forum: Zero
Topic: The 2019 Zero SR-F
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: The 2019 Zero SR-F

I was thinking more along the lines of a pit stop refuel so the electric bikes could compete with the ICE powered units in the longer events.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 12:02
Forum: Zero
Topic: The 2019 Zero SR-F
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: The 2019 Zero SR-F

Would the hot swap battery idea work with electric bike racing? Would one of these things be competitive on the race circuit against the ICE powered units?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 10:38
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 30
Views: 3888

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

we should have talked about this while we were there. we fitted up a semi off grid set up very similar to what you are suggesting a bit over 2 yrs ago and it works great. they also have grid tie feed in so that offsets the power they use and the grid connection fee and they still get a bit of money ...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 22:47
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: iMiEV on Pickles Auction house
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: iMiEV on Pickles Auction house

Hi all, Since I am stalking this forum to find my first Ev thought I might contribute :) The bidding reached over 17k and didn't meet the reserve! It may have been sold via negotiation after the end of the auction as it hasn't popped up at pickles after the initial auction. The condition was overal...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 22:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)

Well there ya go, I just posted a rely to your thread on the Prius Chat forum :lol: I had a harness and battery computer I could have sent to you but I think I've butchered the harness to make a battery for my pump out of the river and another pack for the "Welcome to Mannum" wall night light. I'm g...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 22:31
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: ZEVA

Yes indeed - and I would love to put that Evo motor of yours in another bike :) I can see you need another project :lol: It was great to meet up and see your new house and workshop. Definite envy with the hoist, I certainly have the workshop part but no where I can put a hoist really. Might see you...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 21:23
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: ZEVA

Thank Richard. I needed to talk with Ian direct, just to get the whole face to face contact thing and feel out the whole thing before we decided if we were going to promote or use his products in our business. we have enquiries for a number of BMS systems for a client over seas and they mentioned an...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 13:42
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: ZEVA

Hi Chris, we are in Pinjarra at the moment, I'll drop you PM with my phone number and see if we can arrange something.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 13:27
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 508

ZEVA

Does any one have a bricks & Mortar address or even a phone number for ZEVA? (Zero Vehicles Emissions Australia) Nothing on their website and they don't even appear to be in the phone book, well not in the phone books I could find anyway (a rare item these days) or yellow pages Aust wide. We are in ...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 19:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 103
Views: 15854

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I think we have wandered well off topic so I'll back out.

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by T1 Terry
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 20:01
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 103
Views: 15854

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

a 6kW solar array, that is one very big caravan, I doubt you would be towing that with a Pajero, the tail would wag the dog. We have a Hino RB145A and I just fitted 1.62kW of solar to the roof, it is nose to tail and side to side. we could maybe squeeze another panel on if we over hung the front a b...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 19:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 65
Views: 2875

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Ummm... a bit late to be joining the conversion but I've been on the road and out of range for a far bit. A second hand Prius battery from the wreckers for around the $400 mark, reconfigured to 7 modules would be 45.5v min and 56v max. Each module is 6.5Ah and there are 28 module in the pack. 4 x 7 ...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 19:02
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 103
Views: 15854

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Kona electric is not yet homologated for towing in any market. Rumour is it will be, but don't hold your breath .... Cheers Bryce The interesting thing for the Australian market will be making them into toads, vehicles that can be towed behind a motorhome. An ignored market to date, to their peril,...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 22:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 103
Views: 8096

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

More the chatter in the drive train from the wheels feeding back into the motor, but up to you, just thought I'd share that with you just in case you had not considered it.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 21:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 2708

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

I'm in WA at the moment in the Brunswick area. I hope to be heading toward the Perth area later in the week. Maybe a chance to catch up and you can check out my rather rushed solar install on my Hino bus/motorhome. 1620w in total, 6 x 270w Tindo solar panels connected in parallel charging a rather a...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 21:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 103
Views: 8096

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

You will need to add something for shock loading, otherwise the CV joints and the crown wheel and pinion won't last very long. In the old days the hollow tailshaft served this purpose, then rubber couplings, fluid coupling with temperature sensitive viscous fluids and spring loaded ramp type dog clu...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 10:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries
Replies: 61
Views: 4709

Re: Low Cost BMS for Home Storage Batteries

As far as pulling the batteries down to their lowest point, for extended battery life you are better off stopping at the 100% discharged point rather than the 2.9v in any cell point. The cell voltages certainly need to be monitored just in case the Victron BMV looses its way as far as the SOC, but d...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 15:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: iMiEV on Pickles Auction house
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: iMiEV on Pickles Auction house

It will be interesting to see just how much a roughly 9 yr old iMiEV reaches at auction. Being a council fleet car I would think the servicing would have been by the book and there was mention of a recently replaced battery.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 15:11
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two chargers blow simultaneously.
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Two chargers blow simultaneously.

Would powering the 2 chargers off separate phases from the 3 phase charging stations help against the spikes from a charger suddenly shutting down? I'm guessing the over temp protection doesn't gradually wind back the charge rate but rather cuts the input with the resulting problem you explained ear...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 13:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?

Good pumps have a graph type chart to shows ltrs/min on one axis and head pressure on the other axis. You can get 2 cubic mtr/hr straight out of the pump, or you can get some water to reach 44 mtrs head height, but you can't have both at the same time unless you use a really powerful motor to drive ...
by T1 Terry
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 10:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 2708

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

I think the phenomenon Chris witness was cloud edge effect where the 1000w/m2 is well and truly exceeded, much the same was as a very fine hazy cloud day near water or snow. If you get panels that output more than their nameplate value on a hot clear sunny day with no reflected sun, you have panels ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 09:35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: 48V DC pump for fire fighting?

Sorry for the delay in replying, been extra busy with work. I haven't actually wired the 24v well pump up to see just what it does because the 12v pump is doing everything I need at the moment. That 24v pump says it can lift water 40 mtrs, so, with a nozzle appropriately sized for the flow rate, wou...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 09:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 2708

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

:lol: It does meet specification, the specification is under the STC test conditions and if you duplicate those test conditions you would most likely get a similar figure give or take a few %. The sly trick the solar industry has used for ever is to not give true output figures in a real world appli...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 16:33
Forum: Other
Topic: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)
Replies: 27
Views: 8177

Re: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)

Dear Terry - Did you notice my Emax posted under "Rossi's Motogp Ebike"? I also bought mine from Patrick last year - his personal bike. It had already been covered to LiFePO4 power pack (70A) with 16 x 3.2V cells. I love it! I ride it everywhere, even though I have a few "Real". Bikes (Old technolo...