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by acmotor
Sun, 21 Jun 2015, 23:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 45485

New to the forum & new I-miev

"Breaking news.. Tesla battery factory offers upgrade battery packs for imiev and leaf. Direct swap in plug and play modules fully compatible with existing vehicle systems. The imiev pack is rated at 34kWh and the leaf pack at 49kWh. Both modules are around 10% less weight than the original factory ...
by acmotor
Sun, 21 Jun 2015, 20:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 45485

New to the forum & new I-miev

Drive around Australia or in fact the world. Remember Loius Palmer and the solar taxi ? Good observation about the plus and minus of carrying extra luggage e.g. Batteries. In the case of the solar taxi, the solar panel trailer caused more drag than the power gain and the 'vehicle' could travel furth...
by acmotor
Thu, 18 Jun 2015, 16:55
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35319

Australia's first Electric Highway!

LOL.... There is a historical trail sign outside the Bindoon Hall noting that they had a 60kV generator there before the grid reached town. Must have blown plenty of globes !
by acmotor
Thu, 18 Jun 2015, 06:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35319

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I would plan to fill at Mandurah with FC to 80% + 1 hour at 3.3kW for 100% and ejerry can in the back with 2kWh as backup. I regularly get over 100km with a few kWh left. The infill FC will be good when online. What time scale ?
by acmotor
Thu, 18 Jun 2015, 05:56
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35319

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Well done Chris !
Now, everyone USE the highway !

Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton are the ones I want, all on line by the end of the month.
I'll be heading south for sure.

Hey Chris, what RFID card is required ?

by acmotor
Sun, 14 Jun 2015, 02:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 45485

New to the forum & new I-miev

Good to see another ejerrycan !
Similar performance to mine, just Kurt's is at 48V rather than 12V.
One plus with the 12V version is the BMS isn't actually required as the 10.5V shutdown on the inverter protects cells from undervoltage.
by acmotor
Fri, 12 Jun 2015, 03:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Some "don'ts" for EV building
Replies: 60
Views: 11315

Some "don'ts" for EV building

Yes, a little knowledge can be the problem. Maybe the parts selector or assembler decided that a 250A fuse must be twice as good as a 125A fuse ! ..... And that corrosion may be an issue so let's paint the plain steel washers. Then the assembler comes along and as weber says.. Let's fill that gap .....
by acmotor
Thu, 11 Jun 2015, 23:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Some "don'ts" for EV building
Replies: 60
Views: 11315

Some "don'ts" for EV building

Well... The cable lug should be in direct contact with the fuse. The flat washer and spring washer should be copper at best then plated steel or stainless as lesser options and be under the nut as a mechanical restraint and the working current should not have its primary path through the washers, nu...
by acmotor
Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 01:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

17.5kWh ! well there is a difference. I have never been able to put more than 16.5kWh from wall in on 10A charge at new and now it is more like 14.8 to 15kWh (wall + remaining charge). Your 14.588 is still according to canion out. Have you logged recharge in on canion as well ? I understand your log...
by acmotor
Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 17:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Current State of Battery Tech
Replies: 17
Views: 1770

Current State of Battery Tech

It does depend on the distance to the corner shop. 28km round trip for me. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif +1 for the high discharge rate small pack lithium rather than ever going LA again. I recently upgraded a friends gofer to lithium but had to leave the LA in place as ballast so it...
by acmotor
Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 17:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Malm, 2011 i-MiEV, Portugal

Martin, nice set of data. It would be good to complete the picture and log the recharge as well. Both the canion data and a total kWh recorded from the power point would be useful. My best run was 129km with 2bars left on energy meter. It will be interesting to see mitsi' response to the range that ...
by acmotor
Mon, 13 Apr 2015, 20:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2455
Views: 471373

PIP-4048MS inverter

OK, I will specifically look for the pause with canion though it has never captured one before. Strange, I nearly always have a power meter in line and half my charges are daytime. Yep, may simply never been there at the right time. BTW, if you are in the pause time, what happens if you unplug the J...
by acmotor
Mon, 13 Apr 2015, 17:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2455
Views: 471373

PIP-4048MS inverter

Kurt, I have never seen or logged the pause in 74,000km. That doesn't mean that it hasn't happened of course. I might have been asleep on the majority of 10A charges that weren't logged. Can you check your logs and see what the battery temperatures,voltages, start SOC etc were at the pause time ? I ...
by acmotor
Mon, 13 Apr 2015, 07:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9220

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Fair comment about balance with repaired tyres ... that prompted me to weigh a cord.
2.1g , though probably less when the tails are trimmed off.
That is less than half the smallest 5g ? weight used by dynamic ballancers.
by acmotor
Mon, 13 Apr 2015, 07:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2455
Views: 471373

PIP-4048MS inverter

I think Weber may be on the track of wanting to see the waveform from the PIP. I have viewed the voltage waveform from numerous inverters and gensets with an oscilloscope while charging my i . I have found the LF pure sine inverters to be the cleanest though often less correct sine shape. On some HF...
by acmotor
Sat, 11 Apr 2015, 18:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9220

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

These are often saviours... http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/24/20150411_101800_01.JPG I have done numerous tek screw hole repairs over the years and they last the life of the tyre. Yes, it is a lot better than using the bottle of goo and ruining the tyre. You do need to have the time and practical...
by acmotor
Sun, 05 Apr 2015, 23:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18324

iMiEV tyre wear status

Canion does not give recharge from the power point information.
Use an energy meter at the power point. This gives the completely independent and beyond question consumption from the wall. It is the Wh/km derived from this that allows true comparison between all plug in EVs.
by acmotor
Sat, 04 Apr 2015, 03:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Toyota to go the Hydrogen route
Replies: 28
Views: 3358

Toyota to go the Hydrogen route

Don't worry, mass adoption of hydrogen fuelled transport will not happen. If for no other reason then because our minister said so ... “We’ll look at how we can assist the industry get off its feet, " Don't you hate it when people's command of English is so poor when they are iin such a position of ...
by acmotor
Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 16:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9220

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Congratulations ! New car feel and all that ! ... And not your average new car.
EV grin + new car and a white one at that. ( always my preference )

Keep us posted on your experience with the new toy.

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by acmotor
Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 08:30
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Toyota to go the Hydrogen route
Replies: 28
Views: 3358

Toyota to go the Hydrogen route

Here we go again http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley19.gif The Hyundai ix35 is and ELECTRIC VEHICLE whose battery pack (energy storage module) just happens to be a hydrogen fuel cell. Why are they so dead scared to state the fact it is an EV first and foremost ? Hydrogen.... great, we can sell ...
by acmotor
Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 05:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18324

iMiEV tyre wear status

Nope. No apparent change in range. Actually, why should there be ? Perhaps in a car park turning but not in general driving. I run 40psi to try and get ever wear across tyres. See earlier posts. (Started at 38psi) RR is never a good way to judge energy consumption. Use canion or measure recharge kWh...
by acmotor
Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 22:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9220

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Looking at the bridged wheel spin behaviour in the vids, the two electric motors ( one front axle, one rear) gave the effect like a centre diff lock, good control there. The wheel spin across axle showed no mechanical diff locks ( maybe some LSD, couldn't say) but then the traction control stepped i...
by acmotor
Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 21:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9220

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Yes, very controlled vids. But in fact negotiating obstacles slowly is a real test of 4WD, particularly traction. Most people throw the vehicle at situations and use inertia.... The old keep it rolling principal. Never stop at the critical point. The Outlander is not an off-road 4WD looking at these...
by acmotor
Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 05:07
Forum: BMW
Topic: 2015 i3 - Perth
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

2015 i3 - Perth

Neat ! And white, my preferred colour.

Keep us informed and write an owner review for us !
by acmotor
Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 19:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18324

iMiEV tyre wear status

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/12/bridgestone-airless-tires2-537x295.jpg the URL needs to be between the bracketed URL flags. best to use the full reply panel rather than quick reply ? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/24/bridgestone-airless-tires2-537x295.jpg What ? ...