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by MikeG
Thu, 25 Sep 2008, 18:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 200SX conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 4418

200SX conversion

From what I've read, Lithium Polymer are the way to go if you have a big budget, as they are alot smaller & lighter than Lithium Ion types. I've heard one guy say you should avoid these because they explode, but I think that is ill informed based on the laptop battery scenario where they were under ...
by MikeG
Thu, 25 Sep 2008, 17:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 200SX conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 4418

200SX conversion

P = V x A

P = 114 x 2000

P = 228 kW

I wish... But good point, I just picked 20A out of the air to make a point... ;)
by MikeG
Thu, 25 Sep 2008, 16:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 200SX conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 4418

200SX conversion

Thanks for the helpful replies guys. I slept on what I said yesterday, and realised that an AC55 would be pushing schmitt up hill (I'm used to 220kW now (180kW to the wheels) so moving to an AC55 would be like undoing all of the modifications and the turbo - why bother?! I'm trying to discover why t...
by MikeG
Wed, 24 Sep 2008, 22:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 200SX conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 4418

200SX conversion

I dare say some cage development in the underseat area would be required, for mounting purposes. I've been doing the research on some of the packages available, such as the Azure AC55, and it looks like I'd need dual gears or a change of final drive ratio to get the car over freeway speeds (for raci...
by MikeG
Wed, 24 Sep 2008, 16:41
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 200SX conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 4418

200SX conversion

Has anyone heard of a conversion that fits the motor direct to the rear diff, mounting it under the back seat facing backwards? Any comments on this? Ovbiously this would have electrical safety issues to be sorted out, and perhaps cooling issues, but it makes sense the ditch 30kg of driveshaft if my...
by MikeG
Wed, 24 Sep 2008, 14:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: buying: Electric sports/muscle car
Replies: 7
Views: 356

buying: Electric sports/muscle car

Can a car keep traction for 0-100 in 3 seconds? And would it even be road legal? Perth to Adelaide is a long extension cord http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif I doubt any BEV would make that, even if it looked red and sporty... There's an electric datto 1200 doing it in 3.5s, and there ...
by MikeG
Tue, 23 Sep 2008, 17:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government Rebates for EV's
Replies: 42
Views: 1448

Government Rebates for EV's

I'd be happy with free rego, frankly...
by MikeG
Tue, 23 Sep 2008, 17:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: buying: Electric sports/muscle car
Replies: 7
Views: 356

buying: Electric sports/muscle car

A discussion with the guy at http://www.bulletcars.com/ has raised questions about the EV ssports/muscle car market. If you were to buy such a car from a manufacturer, what would be your focus? I'm interested in whether you would look at a 0-100 time of 3 seconds, and disregard a range of 90km, or i...
by MikeG
Fri, 08 Aug 2008, 18:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5055

199W conversion for no rego

I saw a video of the white zombie on its first run with Lithium batteries... Makes me want to convert my 200SX or get soemthing like an NX Coupe and convert it with a warp 9 or some such... *sigh*

I better finish my 3kW PV array install first, and start saving my pennies...
by MikeG
Fri, 08 Aug 2008, 17:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5055

199W conversion for no rego

The guy today refuted what the other guy said, and they have done a few including a Hilux.
by MikeG
Fri, 08 Aug 2008, 16:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5055

199W conversion for no rego

Spoke to a guy down there, and he dismissed the 200W rule as it opnly applies to bicycles.

He recommended these guidelines:

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/ ... eb2006.pdf

MikeG
by MikeG
Fri, 08 Aug 2008, 15:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5055

199W conversion for no rego

Interesting. I might have a chat with the technical branch of the rego mob in Canberra and see what they say. Last time I asked them about electric vehicles, they sounded all confused and unsure... They've never done one before...
by MikeG
Wed, 06 Aug 2008, 16:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5055

199W conversion for no rego

Hmm, so I guess that means I'd have to have a car that weighed 200kg to get any real performance out of it (i.e. accelleration of any kind)
by MikeG
Wed, 06 Aug 2008, 15:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5055

199W conversion for no rego

I belive vehicles with engines <200W are not required to be registered (in the ACT). I'm wondering if it would be viable to find the smallest lightest car you can find (Daihatsu mightyboy springs to mind) fit a 200W electric motor, batteries and a 215W Sunpower panel on the roof and hey presto you h...
by MikeG
Fri, 18 Jul 2008, 13:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Progress on the MX5 conversion
Replies: 50
Views: 9021

Progress on the MX5 conversion

I've been thinking of converting a Pulsar SSS (N15), as I used to circuit race one of these years ago and it was a nice platform (but admittedly FWD, which is good for power but bad for power delivery & grip). I thought about converting my current car, a 200SX (S15) but given the low km I do in that...
by MikeG
Wed, 02 Jul 2008, 16:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Progress on the MX5 conversion
Replies: 50
Views: 9021

Progress on the MX5 conversion

Hi,

I'm doing initial research into an EV conversion for a Nissan 200SX and considering a similar sort of system to yours.

I'll watch your progress with interest.

Mike.