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by BigMouse
Fri, 31 Jan 2014, 13:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: List of cars with electric power steering pumps
Replies: 22
Views: 144802

List of cars with electric power steering pumps

Mine isn't nearly as noisy as that. I haven't tried it with the wheels on the ground (it's up on stands at the moment) but turning the wheel against the steering lock has the same effect. I'll take a video once I get the 12v system hooked up. I'm currently working on the HV side of things and only h...
by BigMouse
Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 13:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: List of cars with electric power steering pumps
Replies: 22
Views: 144802

List of cars with electric power steering pumps

I bought an Astra pump from a "TS" model. It's the one with the "smooth" bottom on it. I think the other kind has heatsink fins on it. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/301235/EV%20Project/300zx/IMG_20130608_153520.jpg The connection for this one is two high power leads and a 3-pin connector. Ther...
by BigMouse
Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 11:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: self sealing silicon tape
Replies: 4
Views: 775

self sealing silicon tape

Try Aliexpress? I use them a lot.
by BigMouse
Fri, 24 Jan 2014, 01:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 13141

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Awesome numbers you're getting there! Glad I could help. Once I get back from the US I'll tear apart the batteries you left and see what their condition is. I've tested one of those same cells at my uni at 43Ah when new, so you've got around 4.4kWh installed. I think I remember that it draws 0.7A wh...
by BigMouse
Tue, 14 Jan 2014, 19:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Geerant's Magnatron
Replies: 71
Views: 16921

Geerant's Magnatron

It's a shame. There seems to be a lot of unfinished projects popping up lately. Sounds like you've got a lot of nice kit there.

Is your A/C compressor the 12v kind? My conversion is in need of one.
by BigMouse
Sun, 12 Jan 2014, 19:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AEVA for Senate?
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

AEVA for Senate?

They seem to have got in bed with Palmer. Under the bluster his main interest seems to be his personal interest in getting to export as much coal as possible. Yes, but Palmer has also said that he is a proponent of EVs. I agree, it's just not really on anyones radar, probably because it's nearly im...
by BigMouse
Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 03:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: rust <edit> not. and creak
Replies: 7
Views: 869

rust <edit> not. and creak

Not what you want to see on a car that's only a year or two old. It may be innovative, it may be the first mass produced EV, but it's still a Mitsubishi ;-)
by BigMouse
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 21:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 4007

A/C condenser protection?

That open plastic grille actually looks pretty good in there!
by BigMouse
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 21:27
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: The mauswerkz 300zx EV build
Replies: 43
Views: 7047

The mauswerkz 300zx EV build

Impressive. Are the big film capacitors at the left going to connect to the IGBTs through some fancy bus bars? Yes, very fancy bus bars indeed, in a sort of criss-crossing arrangement. Hard to explain in words, but I'll have a photo of them soon. I've already finished one of them. Nice one! What IG...
by BigMouse
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 03:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: The mauswerkz 300zx EV build
Replies: 43
Views: 7047

The mauswerkz 300zx EV build

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/301235/EV%20Project/model%20vs%20physical.jpg Assembly of the motor controller has commenced! Here's a photo of the 3D model of the controller compared to the physical assembly which was created from that model. The yellow cylinders on the model have been replace...
by BigMouse
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 15:29
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dihatsu Mira/Handi conversion $2500
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Dihatsu Mira/Handi conversion $2500

Man, is seems like all the EV stuff is happening out west. How come this stuff never comes up in NSW? I'd love a cheap EV project like this, just to get around town with.

Good luck with the sale!
by BigMouse
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 04:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: carnut1100's i MiEV
Replies: 59
Views: 10024

carnut1100's i MiEV

acmotor wrote: Two in the same street even !

You'll be able to go on cruise in convoy now. Image
If they draft each other, they might even get a few extra km for the trip as well!
by BigMouse
Tue, 07 Jan 2014, 05:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BEV Sales in US up 241 % over 2012 figures
Replies: 2
Views: 547

BEV Sales in US up 241 % over 2012 figures

Total sales in Australia? Maybe 20? ;-)
by BigMouse
Sat, 04 Jan 2014, 17:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 4007

A/C condenser protection?

" On a vehicle with an electric compressor, special high resistivity oil is used, so this is a dealer-only job. " I would think it would be any different to a modern spit system AC unit. and would cost no more than having one of them re charged. (if you didn't go to the dealer) Kurt In the Prius, t...
by BigMouse
Sat, 04 Jan 2014, 16:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 4007

A/C condenser protection?

How much is a new AC condenser. As that's all we are protecting from potential damage with the modifications. The cost of the condenser is likely only a small part of the cost to repair. The system would need to be evacuated and regassed as well. On a vehicle with an electric compressor, special hi...
by BigMouse
Sat, 04 Jan 2014, 16:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 4007

A/C condenser protection?

After thinking about the simple manometer idea I thought maybe a simple DIY anemometer might do it as I can run a lead up into the cabin and see the results (a bit hard with a manometer...) There's no reason the manometer can't be located inside the car, with the ends of the tubing installed at you...
by BigMouse
Sat, 04 Jan 2014, 04:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 4007

A/C condenser protection?

Any other clever ideas for testing comparative air flows in this situation? Guess the old hot wire thermistor trick could be used? Bruce A manometer? Measure the pressure drop across the screen. Can be made with a simple length of clear vinyl tubing from bunnings and some water. Measure the pressur...
by BigMouse
Wed, 01 Jan 2014, 22:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 4007

A/C condenser protection?

Good point acmotor. Something like this might be better? http://photos.spriggs.net/archives/honeycomb.jpg You could probably find it aftermarket for some other car (the photo is a Ford Focus) and cut it to fit. Here's some on eBay: 0.3sqm Honeycomb Grille Or just search for " honeycomb grille "
by BigMouse
Wed, 01 Jan 2014, 19:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 4007

A/C condenser protection?

Nice mod!

The thing in the last photo appears to be an outside air temp sensor, but I'm no iMiEV expert.
by BigMouse
Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 23:35
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt $2.50 to fill? But it costs more to run
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Volt $2.50 to fill? But it costs more to run

At the end of the day, the high price tag of the Volt in Australia is unjustified when the same car in USA is significantly cheaper (even before all the tax rebates). The price of the Volt in Australia is one of the few for imported cars that I can see as justifiable. The pre-incentive price in the...
by BigMouse
Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 03:11
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: The mauswerkz 300zx EV build
Replies: 43
Views: 7047

The mauswerkz 300zx EV build

Looks great! Best spot for a battery pack in a coupe. Shame you can't sit them lower, but it looks like it's a rear wheel drive. Nice one! I think we'll start to see some more builds make progress with the holidays upon us http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif Yeah, we specifically chose th...
by BigMouse
Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 00:12
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 386
Views: 52698

Low cost BMS

In normal operation, the voltage stress occurs at two places: The opto on the first cell that receives comms from the master, and the opto in the master that receives comms from the last cell. I've been following this and other BMS designs and am curious what the reasoning behind the optocouplers o...
by BigMouse
Thu, 26 Dec 2013, 23:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: The mauswerkz 300zx EV build
Replies: 43
Views: 7047

The mauswerkz 300zx EV build

The rear battery box for the 300zx EV is nearly complete. The box is mounted in the car and the batteries have been put in place. Battery management and interconnects are next, along with some braces or a lid across the top to hold the batteries in place. The project is getting close to the point wh...
by BigMouse
Fri, 20 Dec 2013, 04:16
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla "Model E" could debut in January 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Tesla "Model E" could debut in January 2015

coulomb wrote: Or maybe not. Possibly after you read the article, there is this update:
I saw the update, yeah. I'm just happy that there's a timeline that we'll be seeing SOMETHING about the Model E/Blue Star. It was supposed to be Tesla's 3rd car, but the Model X sort of got slotted in before it.
by BigMouse
Thu, 19 Dec 2013, 15:22
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla "Model E" could debut in January 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Tesla "Model E" could debut in January 2015

Tesla Model E could arrive in January 2015, even earlier than expected Personally, I've been looking forward to this since Elon Musk laid out his "3-step plan" for Tesla a few years back. Sadly, it doesn't appear that that plan has been adhered to (with the "cheap" car being the 4th model instead o...