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by acmotor
Thu, 13 Aug 2015, 17:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

yes.... Needless to say, 100% SOC is representing less kWh as the vehicle ages. 10% SOC does not represent 1.6kWh available energy. I was of the understanding that in turtle you cannot do 130kmph ?? or even half that. I hate to suggest it but maybe you will need to visit vehicle full stop and see wh...
by acmotor
Thu, 13 Aug 2015, 04:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Arlec power meter PC222 from Bunnings. Ningbo power meter PM001-A form Red Dot Both agree within 1% of true RMS amp and volt meters Both display frequency and power factor as well as A,V,W and kWh Both suggest imiev pf is .97 to .98 My energy 'add up' is kWh from the wall plus energy meter bars (at ...
by acmotor
Sat, 01 Aug 2015, 17:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV best path through the "firewall"
Replies: 6
Views: 789

iMiEV best path through the "firewall"

The iMiEV ECU measures inside and outside temperature. The data will be in the CAN bus data stream via ODB. Maybe we can talk the canion guys into presenting the readings on there software.
That solves the hole in the firewall problem Image
by acmotor
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 05:44
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Wow ! five leafs in a week. That would have to be an Australian record for a dealership !
What a buzz for the EV movement... and credit to Chris for pushing the Electric Highway.


I wonder what price the leaf is selling for ? are they still the 2012 models ?
by acmotor
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 03:09
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

In a way I would not like to see folk fined for parking in an EV charge bay, it sends the wrong message... At least not until the signage is clear and the bays well marked.

Just thinking about the event, there were maybe 50 bays free in the half full parking area at the time.
by acmotor
Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 20:37
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

No reason why not.... except the cost for ChaDemo plug and socket. Do they even make a line version of the socket ? The cable is a sizeable 35mmsq conductors and only carrying 100A or so. You could just park in the way and call for an RAC flatbed... for the ICE http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smil...
by acmotor
Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 18:51
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

looking at that parking sign.. Can I suggest that the two signs should be on separate posts. One in the centre of each bay on the verge. Remove the arrows. Start the sign with 'Electric vehicle charging only' Conversation with some bystanders was along the lines of 'it says 3P at the top' the rest t...
by acmotor
Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 18:39
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Feng wrote: The council could make a tidy profit if they ticket offenders.


Maybe EV owners will need to carry some lightweight trolley jacks with them. Image
by acmotor
Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 18:09
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Maybe you should pass that pic on to the folk at the RAC. After all, it is their $$$$$ being spent on the FCs. It wouldn't look good if the media posted it alongside the 'Australia's first electric highway' article. I wasn't in the iMiEV, fortunately as it tuned out. I spotted the FC and sprouted th...
by acmotor
Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 03:56
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

So when will the bays get painted at Mandurah ? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/24/Mandurah_FC.jpg Also, the ChaDemo plug is on the RHS of the FC box, so would it work better to reserve the two bays either side of the FC box since even if the white vehicle in this pic wasn't there, I still couldn'...
by acmotor
Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 19:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Is there a canion equivalent with cell voltage monitoring for the model s ? Having worked with numerous string battery packs and experiencing various balancing techniques, I would say that the imiev BMS is exceptional ! Balancing appears to be live during all recharging so the top balance is not tha...
by acmotor
Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 02:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

my understanding.... A cell is charged when it no longer takes current at the nominated maximum voltage for safety / longevity and chemistry. Conversely, it is discharged when it's voltage falls to a nominated minimum as determined for safety / longevity and chemistry. It appears that 4.105V is the ...
by acmotor
Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 22:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

My understanding... 100% SOC on canion means all cells are at 4.105V. Nothing about actual capacity, just that whatever capacity is full. This is called full and depending on age, use and temperature, will represent less than 16kWh. However, if one cell only has 1Ah capacity then the whole pack capa...
by acmotor
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 18:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

I would like to know your values of current battery capacity. Mine now at 35 Ah. With 4 years and 4 month and 81000 km. It was very interesting that Canion could show us that value. Maybe the best way to compare battery capacity is still kWh from the wall using a standard 10A charge. That is the on...
by acmotor
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 05:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Remind me again, the Mandurah and Bunbury FC stations..... Is the parking free ?

by acmotor
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 04:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

4.105V Isn't it ?
Yes to the voltage at end of charge being the shutoff point and that the voltage is reached sooner at lower temperatures resulting in less kWh in pack.
So is the temperature at charge time more to do with the capacity than the temperature during discharge ?
by acmotor
Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 22:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Ah sorry Kurt, it was me68 who had measured 17.5kWh from the wall on a recharge.
by acmotor
Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 22:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

My recharging kWh is 8% less on a warm day 30 deg and 12% less on a cold day 10 deg at 78,549km. This is based on 16.5kWh that I would charge when new. Kurt, I though I saw a post from you where you had put 17.5 kWh in from the wall ? I did question it at the time. Maybe just a typo or a reado    ht...
by acmotor
Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 19:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Thinking out loud.... The cells were nominally 50Ah at new and the voltage during discharge is an almost linear ramp from 4.105V down as they discharge, around 3.6V at 10% SOC. average around 3.85V. This suggests 50 x 88 x 3.85 = 16.94kWh This should have taken the imiev the 160km stated in the sale...
by acmotor
Mon, 13 Jul 2015, 03:32
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing ? @RAC
by acmotor
Mon, 06 Jul 2015, 19:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

So when the connector gets damaged and then used in an EV and damages the connector in the EV, who is liable ? I guess that replacement of either part will start at $1,000 Perhaps a plastic latch is extreme optimism for the real world ? Now, I have a spare electric fence energiser.... works on cattl...
by acmotor
Mon, 06 Jul 2015, 00:50
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

This is all exciting stuff ! So, what is the best web site for a day by day update of the charging stations actually on line ? I keep getting asked but like my age, it keeps changing http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif It needs to be a site that the media can easily access so any news arti...
by acmotor
Mon, 29 Jun 2015, 05:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10093

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Isn't it called lizard 'coz it works better in hot weather. Image
by acmotor
Tue, 23 Jun 2015, 07:08
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35572

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Did I sense a tectonic shift today ? The media was full of the electric highway launch. There was a drop in new ICE vehicle prices and the floor has dropped away some more on second hand vehicles. I remember when cars used to burn fossil fuels http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif Mind you, ...
by acmotor
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 18:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 45551

New to the forum & new I-miev

Rusdy, I would not suggest feeding DC to the onboard AC charger or any SMPS without clearly understanding the circuitry and adding DC rated fusing. There must not be SCR, Triac or contactors in line as these will fail to function on DC. For instance the EVSE contains a contractor that will arc and f...