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by reecho
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 20:44
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 32
Views: 2410

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

No active battery management in a 2020MY EV in Australia is just about inexcusable in my opinion. But in saying that the Gen 1 is a great drive especially on the highway.

Just not for long... :-)
by reecho
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 20:39
Forum: AEVA ACT Branch
Topic: Cheap Nissan Leafs 2.0 - get onto it!
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Cheap Nissan Leafs 2.0 - get onto it!

No Nissan warranty eh?. That would drop my bid price by 2/3rds...
by reecho
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 16:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit

Cheapest option for off grid storage is to grab the AVASS cells, A ZEVA BMS, isolator, and display... https://www.zeva.com.au/index.php?product=140 and a AC retrofit inverter like the Goodwe 5000S-BP. ... I have this exact setup on a test rig at home and have no trouble charging my EV. Reecho, my 2...
by reecho
Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 09:30
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverter for 48v off grid - PIP xxxxx or something else?
Replies: 67
Views: 3210

Re: Inverter for 48v off grid - PIP xxxxx or something else?

I have a MPP Solar 2424MSE surplus to requirements here. It was used on a set of AVASS cells for a bit. Any interest?
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by reecho
Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 08:52
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit

A friend of mine has a tesla, 5kW of solar, and a single phase connection. Apparently he cannot expand his system even with export limiting as Synergy have a rule against it, without going to a battery, or three phase. Does anyone know if there's a way around this or an exemption for those with an ...
by reecho
Sun, 23 Feb 2020, 21:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Hi guys, Here's my 1970 Beetle I've been restoring for the last couple of years. In the last few months I've finished the panel and paint and now I'm starting on the fun stuff :) Mounted on the original transaxle is a Nissan leaf motor and inverter which will likely be controlled by an openinverter...
by reecho
Wed, 12 Feb 2020, 07:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: ABS and Autohold Question
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: ABS and Autohold Question

I'm waiting for my Kona EV. It's to replace a VW Tiguan of "dieselgate" fame. The Tiguan, like the Kona EV has an Autohold function that basically stops the brake fluid from leaving the wheel cylinders once the wheels stop turning, until you touch the throttle. It's a helpful thing in traffic and o...
by reecho
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 20:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 58
Views: 11176

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Just a note that the BMU is not field firmware upgradable for the degradation issues. Mitsubishi in Japan may well have a new BMU developed that fixes the issue by now though..
by reecho
Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 08:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30

Awesome old girl.... "Has anyone been able to successfully integrate a Type 2 or Chademo charger into a conversion? Is public fast charging feasible?" Type 2 AC charging is a snap. ChaDeMo DC fast charging is now doable if you use Orion BMS......BUT.....Your battery voltage will need to be in the 36...
by reecho
Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 18:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV 4x4 ground clearance - Rav4 & Kona
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: EV 4x4 ground clearance - Rav4 & Kona

Kona electric ground clearance is 158mm. Standard ICE variants are 170mmm.
by reecho
Fri, 13 Dec 2019, 07:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Help with bluelink API wrapper: need australian tester for australian side
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Help with bluelink API wrapper: need australian tester for australian side

Bluelink uses an embedded modem inside the AVN unit for comms. For Australia we have an add on 4G/GPS/OBD module that is plugged into the OBD port permanently. We don't have any controls available on the MyHyundai webpage either.
by reecho
Thu, 12 Dec 2019, 16:45
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Help with bluelink API wrapper: need australian tester for australian side
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Help with bluelink API wrapper: need australian tester for australian side

Ahh. We don't have Bluelink in Australia. We have a bastardised version of Autolink from ICE variants..
by reecho
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 21:01
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

I also built an OpenEVSE last July, so 17 months ago. It is a three phase unit in a bigger box (I still have the single phase box that came with the advanced kit if anyone wants one) I might grab the box Dave if it's no longer required. PM the details... :-) Are you using OpenEVSE firmware or EMONE...
by reecho
Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 09:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: As a backup power source ?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: As a backup power source ?

For emergency power, I wanted to put a 1000w inverter directly of the model3 battery. I was thinking about putting a 120amp x 40cm (with 100amp fuse) wire to a surface mounted 100amp anderson plug located in the frunk. I could then put the car in neutral and run the inverter. Can anyone see any fla...
by reecho
Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 18:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: As a backup power source ?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: As a backup power source ?

Apparently the Leaf can do house power backup so is that something to look forward to with Tesla?. We have have serious power disruptions approximately twice a year and never get so much as an offer of compensation for lost food resulting. Not happy. As a rule no. CCS protocol doesn't include VTH o...
by reecho
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 17:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: portable DC chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: portable DC chargers

Peter C in Canberra wrote:
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 07:28
Are these or similar available in Au? At a price that is not prohibitive? https://www.designwerk.com/en/fast-chargers
Ah...yeah....prohibitive...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1W9vfX ... YF1g9OpVci
by reecho
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 07:22
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Thanks for your replies, Those OpenEVSE photos are great. Is that 3 phase unit squeezed into a smaller local box, I can't judge the dimensions of box and those thicker cables? Chris, I will also require a single phase unit for my EV, so the convenience of lighter weight and more flexible cables sho...
by reecho
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 09:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

OpenEVSE has been brilliant so far. I have assembled a single phase version with 32A 3 phase plug for my Kona and also a 3 phase 32A version with long leads for a spare. They don't out of the box have DC offset protection but that can be mitigated with a correctly chosen RCBO in the supply. I use th...
by reecho
Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 13:45
Forum: Nissan
Topic: I bought a ...... Leaf!
Replies: 33
Views: 7206

Re: I bought a ...... Leaf!

I'm eagerly awaiting a 3rd party battery upgrade available in Australia at a sensible cost (am I dreaming?). Nissan Australia have a $9990 battery swap program but the vehicle needs to meet certain criteria for approval. On the aftermarket front solutions are available to enable 30 and 40Kwh batter...
by reecho
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 18:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 3734

Re: Making home EV ready

Kona is 98S not 96
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 21:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 13
Views: 1852

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

brunohill wrote:
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 18:53
Perhaps the space saver spare wheel that comes with the petrol Kona will then fit in the rear.
They don't. Some new Kona ICE models now have pump and goo as well.
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 3734

Re: Making home EV ready

antiscab wrote:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 09:58
Get a 10A or even an 8A portable evse for travelling. Then you can plug into any 10A powerpoint safely.
The EVSE supplied with the Kona and Ioniq are 6/8/10A adjustable via press button on the back...
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

Do you have a phone that supports Android Auto or Apple Carplay?

That would be the better way to go. $200 won't go far though. they start around the $400 mark..
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 1781

Re: Kona AC charging question

Any EVSE set to a lower limit will be fine. I built my 3.6kW portable EVSE specifically for caravan park 15A outlets. Worked perfectly on the EV Long Weekend tour with my Kona. 😊 BTW, from memory the Kona itself can be set for lower charge rates if you want it to. Cheers Bryce Thanks. I realise the...