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by StudentEV
Mon, 27 Apr 2015, 05:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: free to a good home - Melbourne
Replies: 7
Views: 889

free to a good home - Melbourne

Hi guys, I am the fellow with the batteries, good to see some interest. As Matt mentioned testing cells is a lot of work and something we never got past, although one of the batteries has never been used (taken from an unused Vectrix for lithium conversion). I really like the idea that they could be...
by StudentEV
Mon, 23 Sep 2013, 04:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

No dice on the car, still searching.
by StudentEV
Sat, 21 Sep 2013, 00:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Yeah budget might not be what we thought anymore... I wish I had been more careful choosing donor/host/roller vehicles, a surprising amount of time and money was used up chasing parts and doing repairs to suspension parts, brakes, wheels, rust, paint, windscreen, etc. and although the price was almo...
by StudentEV
Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 19:39
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Thanks for that bigmouse, I was thinking along those lines but this thread addressed the issue pretty well: DIY Auto discussion The only real 'pro' offered is that it would be lighter, but it seems not terribly difficult, and that 'many suitable donor's are overlooked because of the trans'. This car...
by StudentEV
Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 15:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Great minds think alike! I've thought that at the around town speeds we might be ok to hook it up and just run it in second gear anyway, most autos have that option, if not third as well. The car is 1983 so should be relatively simple, I agree that it's not ideal to idle, It may depend on the capaci...
by StudentEV
Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 15:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Hi guys, A belated update. I have three more NiMh Batteries to pick uo for a total of 500 cells! On the car front, my work on the rust removal and panels of the car has been unsuccessful so far, and I'm looking at purchasing a new host vehicle. I found a similar sized suzuki with no rust, no issues,...
by StudentEV
Thu, 13 Jun 2013, 18:28
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Used Motor Controller Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Used Motor Controller Wanted

I've had another think about this matt, when you say keeping the clutch... I still actually have the assembly... Would the clutch need to be working? I assumed this initially, then thought maybe it wouldn't be necessary to have a working clutch?
by StudentEV
Mon, 10 Jun 2013, 18:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

I asked about waiting to pay, they said it's best if I ask them to ship it when I've got the car nearly ready to test it in. Shipping $60, not bad. It's the best option I've got so far, and it would push the budget but this way if something comes up in the meantime I can look into it. I tried to neg...
by StudentEV
Mon, 10 Jun 2013, 17:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Will you have a way to test it when it arrives? My first one drove the motor fine with no load, and even went around the house once. But when I went 50 metres up a slight incline the controller blew up. No unfortunately I won't have a way of testing until the car is ready to test, I anticipate this...
by StudentEV
Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 19:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

I got it all clarified. It's working, tested. I pay the shipping only, they send it to me and if it doesn't work I don't have to pay them. I can send it back, or just throw it out. Seems legit, I like that they trust me to be honest about it. So the question is of budget now. If it works this would ...
by StudentEV
Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 18:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

"You can just pay the shipping for this order. If it is OK,we can talk about the payment later. The price can be $399. If it can not work for long time,you can just return it for us or ruin it in your house. But you may not blame us because you want to use the second hand controller. Do you think it...
by StudentEV
Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 18:42
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

On the controller front: I've been emailing Kelly about second hand controllers to see what they might have - "We have a KDH12600D for this motor. It is second hand one. It can work from 18V to 134V. Please let us know if 134V is Ok for the batteries." They were concerned we were running a 48V motor...
by StudentEV
Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 19:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Cheers Cobber! On antiscabs counsel I've worked out a similar testing setup, planning on discharging to 0.5V though. Nice tip on leakage testing. I've purchased a hobby charger so as soon as it arrives I'll be able to start testing. Jaycar had a similar one for $80, but the one I ended up buying was...
by StudentEV
Thu, 30 May 2013, 23:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

zeva wrote:Sorry for the brief thread hijack, StudentEV Image


No problems, good for the learning curve Image
by StudentEV
Thu, 30 May 2013, 22:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Used Motor Controller Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Used Motor Controller Wanted

Not keeping clutch unfortunately... Just using a coupler to join the gearbox and motor spline... Great idea though!
by StudentEV
Wed, 29 May 2013, 03:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Sounds very cool Ian, I've sent you a pm re. controller
by StudentEV
Wed, 29 May 2013, 02:39
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

antiscab wrote: the 120v controllers would be ok - they're talking nomincal voltage, max voltage is much higher

Matt


Sweet... I'm on the lookout then. As I said I haven't found a single second hand Kelly but I'll keep looking.
by StudentEV
Wed, 29 May 2013, 00:15
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Cheers guys, I was just reading a thread on DIY which led me to the same conclusion: http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php/epc-controllers-55160p12.html Yeah I've been looking at the Kelly controllers, I'm fairly sure the 120v won't work with my battery pack which will be 125v, then th...
by StudentEV
Tue, 28 May 2013, 23:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Just to consult the brains trust: I've found a potential controller, I'm fairly confident I can get it fixed as it's only low voltage stuff... DC motor controller And the pdf: PDF I'm a bit suss on it because it seems too easy... On the ebay listing it says suits vehicles that will pull 100A continu...
by StudentEV
Tue, 28 May 2013, 23:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Used Motor Controller Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Used Motor Controller Wanted

Hi all, Just putting the feelers out for a motor controller. For a series wound DC conversion running on a 125v battery. Our budget was $1000 for the build, we're nearly over half that and want to spend a few hundred on a half-decent controller (This may sound petty, it's not that we don't have the ...
by StudentEV
Mon, 27 May 2013, 22:01
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Daihatsu EV For Sale $10,000
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Daihatsu EV For Sale $10,000

Hi There, PM me if you have any EV spares you need to sell. Cheers, Tom
by StudentEV
Mon, 27 May 2013, 20:13
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 39799

Johny's Electric Vogue

Ah I see, so there's coupler and the joint. Yeah I also can't imagine anything being wrong with the coupler so I guess I mean the joint. What I was thinking was something with less give, similar to a lovejoy or even something like this: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/2826/Prothane-Driveshaft-Coup...
by StudentEV
Mon, 27 May 2013, 19:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 39799

Johny's Electric Vogue

John I've read most of the thread and haven't had a lot to add, but to my non-mechanical brain the coupler looks like the problem. Is there a different type of joint/coupler combo you could use to rule it out? If not front and rear then just one to see if there's a difference? I know that would rely...
by StudentEV
Mon, 27 May 2013, 19:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Thanks Neil, looks similar to the imax one i posted earlier, I think I'll end up going with something like that for testing.

Hi Paul, I have sent you a pm regarding batteries.

Tom
by StudentEV
Fri, 24 May 2013, 06:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9780

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Thanks Matt, Thanks John. Matt gave me another contact in Melbourne for cells but I haven't been able to get a hold of him yet, I thought we could get away with one pack but guess I was wrong! Yeah I have a pretty solid idea of the testing process now, and picked up some tools today to help me get a...