Search found 69 matches

by StudentEV
Thu, 23 May 2013, 20:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Cool, alright well it sounds like a separate solution to both problems. 90V one for testing, 150v 500A meter for instrumentation. Or a separate shunt. Yes the plan is to go through and test all the cells that aren't obviously dead, and consolidate the pack - keeping some spares. This is until we get...
by StudentEV
Thu, 23 May 2013, 20:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

I got a reply, they can customise one to 150V. I've avoided the question of current for fear of seeming like a total noob, which I am, but now I have to tell him.. How do I know what the current will be for the system? Motor is rated at 98A but we're running a higher voltage.. I'm just not sure how ...
by StudentEV
Thu, 23 May 2013, 20:06
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Is the consensus that even the 120v 500A one would be no good as instrumentation? As it stands no good. I get the feeling that this seller actaully makes these. Ask them if you could get one that went up to 150 VDC. EDIT: After reading it again I think the imax only balances lithium cells. I got th...
by StudentEV
Thu, 23 May 2013, 19:21
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Thanks John, just saw your earlier reply. I think I'll get that one for testing. It is the first priority.

Is the consensus that even the 120v 500A one would be no good as instrumentation?

EDIT: After reading it again I think the imax only balances lithium cells.
by StudentEV
Thu, 23 May 2013, 18:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

It looks very useful for battery testing but as a car instrument it appears to me like it would not read over 120.0 volts. The specs say 120.0. It wouldn't hurt to ask the seller if it reads above 120V. I tend to ask a LOT of questions of eBay sellers - sometimes with an understandable result http:...
by StudentEV
Thu, 23 May 2013, 05:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Also wondering if it would do instead of a discharger for my battery testing, might need to pm antiscab on that one...
EDIT - Scrap that, min voltage 5v, cells are 1.2
by StudentEV
Thu, 23 May 2013, 04:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

OK I'll be sure to double check any ebay purchase for input type. while I was searching ebay for a multimeter I came across this meter that I thought might be useful for most of the measurements I'll need: Instrumentation idea Only issue is we'll be running 125V, 5v over the max stated... Is it wort...
by StudentEV
Thu, 16 May 2013, 20:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

AH I see, that makes sense. I should read back over my thread more. Yes definitely something to look into, it would be better as someone mentioned power from the traction pack through a dc-dc (laptop chargers maybe) will give better consistent voltage. And the 20A/2A thing all makes sense to me now!...
by StudentEV
Thu, 16 May 2013, 18:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Or possibly one of these if I do need 20A?

12v 20a charger ebay

by StudentEV
Thu, 16 May 2013, 17:59
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Sorry about your donor car; suggest checking out the Daihatsu sirion. Removable subframe giving open access to all drive train parts. 4 frame bolts, steering shaft, 4 srut bolts, brake calipers wiring and its on the ground .How do I upload pics? Thanks for the tip, I think I've decided the donor is...
by StudentEV
Wed, 15 May 2013, 02:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Solid advice there, thanks!

I also left a note for my neighbour to call me if he's interested in selling his Daihatsu, it's an ugly yellow thing but at least I would have keys and wouldn't have to pretend to be a panel beater.
by StudentEV
Wed, 15 May 2013, 02:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

There has certainly been some swearing! In the interest of keeping under budget and saving the project I've sent emails to all the Daihatsu wreckers I could find enquiring about new driver's side door, rear hatch (not 100% necessary, rust could come up OK with sanding) and new locks with keys - thou...
by StudentEV
Tue, 14 May 2013, 23:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Sounds great. It couldn't hurt to have a few spares!
by StudentEV
Tue, 14 May 2013, 00:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Haha! I was absolutely joking about stealing the car!! I spoke to my neighbour about it, he reckons it belongs to a guy who hasn't driven it in two or three years but keeps registering it??? To replace the panels... Would need one new door, a new hatch and an entirely new right side panel... I will ...
by StudentEV
Mon, 13 May 2013, 22:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Thanks John, I needed that. I agree. I know there is a Daihatsu just down the street from me that has been parked in the same position for about a year now, it's in good nick at least body-wise. Maybe I can find out who owns it and make an offer? Alternatively, steal it http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smi...
by StudentEV
Mon, 13 May 2013, 22:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

If I was to do this, and managed to get a little cash for the car/parts then I will only be a couple hundred in the hole at worst (spent $200 on the car, $100 on a tow) Only issue is finding another car that is as light as this one. Could be a bit tricky. I know there is a subaru make that ran on a ...
by StudentEV
Mon, 13 May 2013, 22:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

And in a fall from grace I am now deciding whether to sell my currrent host vehicle and purchase something better. In looking in to cleaning up rust the rust and panels I found more and worse than I thought there was... Rust on the inside of the boot, two panels that need beating, in fact the bloody...
by StudentEV
Mon, 13 May 2013, 21:25
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale. EV Components
Replies: 9
Views: 943

For Sale. EV Components

Hi There,

ended up getting enough batteries to run 125V, do you think anything you have there might suit my conversion?

Possibly the contactors and dc-dc?
by StudentEV
Mon, 13 May 2013, 21:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

So I've sorted out the batteries, thanks to antiscab! They are NiMh batteries from Vectrix scooters that have been converted to lithium. Made up of about two hundred sealed NiMh cells, totalling two packs of two at 125V, 30ah. I have to do a bunch of testing in order to remove dead cells and cells n...
by StudentEV
Fri, 10 May 2013, 04:04
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3108

What is my motor? + amp hour question

Haha! Thanks John. That video is still coming along by the way, uni has tied me up a bit! In other news, picked up some batteries from a couple of legendary Vectrix owners who have converted to Lithium and didn't need their old batteries. So I am now in possession of a whole bunch of nimh cells that...
by StudentEV
Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 01:17
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Sealed Lead Acids at Scrap Prices (12v 65ah)
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Sealed Lead Acids at Scrap Prices (12v 65ah)

All good points!

I agree that they are not an ideal solution, but the budget for our build required cheap or free batteries. I thought someone else may have a similar project and would be stoked to have them!
by StudentEV
Thu, 18 Apr 2013, 03:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Sealed Lead Acids at Scrap Prices (12v 65ah)
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Sealed Lead Acids at Scrap Prices (12v 65ah)

In my search for batteries for my project I've come across a contact with sealed lead acid deep cycle batteries for $20 each. He just has to recycle them if no one buys them and he was interested in my project. Actually responded to a gumtree ad I put up asking for cheap lead acids. Anyway, they are...
by StudentEV
Fri, 05 Apr 2013, 04:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Haha, that's brilliant. I've had people say the link doesn't work in the past but could never work out why. I've fixed it in the last post. Cheers! :)
by StudentEV
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 21:59
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Yes that makes a lot of sense. An on board charger is not such a bad idea. Again, I think it will just be a matter of budget when everything else is running and connected. Probably the least of our problems until we get hold of a traction pack. I have updated the blog and posted a video from about 6...
by StudentEV
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 21:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 9631

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Another accidental double up post