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by Vectrix150V
Thu, 20 Nov 2014, 22:01
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix parts for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Vectrix parts for sale.

Sorry - 'you' was referring to the previous owner.

Rode into a pillar - FAIL! To bend the forks like that must have been going at a decent rate.
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 08 Sep 2014, 20:27
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix parts for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Vectrix parts for sale.

One question - how the heck do you crash a bike at 188Klms?

Some people must have some lousy luck.
by Vectrix150V
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 19:43
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Electric Hire Kart Racing

I'll have to check out the one at warners bay - didn't know they were electric!
by Vectrix150V
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 19:38
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Brammo Empulse Introductory Offer for Oz!
Replies: 26
Views: 2816

Brammo Empulse Introductory Offer for Oz!

Any plans for the Enertia Plus model?

by Vectrix150V
Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 21:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix For Sale. Complete or Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Vectrix For Sale. Complete or Parts

Cool. I have a full collection of lithium ready to go into it.

by Vectrix150V
Tue, 21 Jan 2014, 20:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: dead elcon or TCCharger 1500W
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Wanted: dead elcon or TCCharger 1500W

I'll be interested in that for sure, the one I have is too high an end voltage, let me know if you are selling it as a complete unit when you are done.
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 14 Jan 2014, 21:57
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: dead elcon or TCCharger 1500W
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Wanted: dead elcon or TCCharger 1500W

I can send you the one you sent me back, it doesn't have any internals at the moment though...

Where is the bracket going to go? I still haven't mounted mine, it lives under the seat.
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 14 Jan 2014, 21:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hunter EV festival
Replies: 22
Views: 2401

Hunter EV festival

That's the crappiest website ever to find out any information on the event.

Surely someone can put up more details than that?!

I'm interested in the grand prix - no idea how you get involved, the website doesn't help.
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 14:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted: betterplace equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 578

wanted: betterplace equipment

I think the one at Wallsend plaza is also operational, I haven't looked at the one at Glendale for a while.
by Vectrix150V
Fri, 11 Oct 2013, 16:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Glenn_aircooled Project tricycle
Replies: 40
Views: 3144

Glenn_aircooled Project tricycle

Lipos are fine, I've gotten a year out of a pack riding mostly 5 days out of 7. Its sitting somewhere around 500 cycles (have to check the CA), IR is a bit higher than before, but still quite usable and holding good balance. Trick is not to discharge them to death, never below 3.3V and never above 4...
by Vectrix150V
Fri, 04 Oct 2013, 19:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla shares drop momentarily after fire
Replies: 41
Views: 5830

Tesla shares drop momentarily after fire

The funnier thing is that Elon was offering to help out Boeing with their Dreamliner fires...
by Vectrix150V
Wed, 02 Oct 2013, 15:57
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 144V 150AH AGM battery pack $1500
Replies: 0
Views: 170

144V 150AH AGM battery pack $1500

12 X Ritar RA12-150F, 150AH @ 10 hour rate, 750A max discharge. These are front terminal batteries, tall and skinny, ideal to put in the tray of a ute. They come with the battery links (10mm plated copper) and M8 bolts. Only ever used in a low current application (3Kw peak draw @ 48V - ie. 62A - les...
by Vectrix150V
Wed, 02 Oct 2013, 15:07
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Commercial charging stations
Replies: 16
Views: 2909

Commercial charging stations

That would be the better place mob I would say, there are quite a few of these locally as well, none of them work.

I usually note where there is a free power point in the carpark and ask centre management - they are pretty good about it.
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 01 Oct 2013, 22:48
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: HELP 48 volts 240 Amp SUPER HIGH DISCHARGE BATTER
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

HELP 48 volts 240 Amp SUPER HIGH DISCHARGE BATTER

Bleck - and expensive. People are running the GNG's at 3Kw with upgraded phase wires and a chain conversion, would beat the snot out of the cyclones. http://www.cyclone-tw.com/order-1chain.htm Hellava mark-up as well :) Huh - looks like they are using the GNG 'big-block' motor for their 6Kw version....
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 30 Sep 2013, 15:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: HELP 48 volts 240 Amp SUPER HIGH DISCHARGE BATTER
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

HELP 48 volts 240 Amp SUPER HIGH DISCHARGE BATTER

From what this sounds like, these are the headway/cyclone motors. They have a tendency to draw a LOT of current (and trip BMS'es, and fry lowly 2c prismatic packs), especially if you are in the wrong gear. The mounts are awful, and the gearboxes do not last either - I've been there, done that with t...
by Vectrix150V
Mon, 30 Sep 2013, 15:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 144V DC DC converters
Replies: 12
Views: 1779

144V DC DC converters

A lot of these multi-voltage converters can take quite high voltages. I've seen rectified mains as high as 360V DC - most of these units have 400V reservoir caps. The problem will be the voltage rating of the switching devices and the caps. PFC units regularly run at 400v after the PFC stage - there...
by Vectrix150V
Fri, 27 Sep 2013, 17:18
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 144V DC DC converters
Replies: 12
Views: 1779

144V DC DC converters

Another tick here for the DPS 600 - they are easy to mod, and will happily charge a 10AH 24V Lipoly pack at 1.2Kw(!) (2 in series - they need to be modified so that their negative output is isolated from the case) Cheap as chips too, out of old decommissioned servers. $40 or so, and rated for 12V @ ...
by Vectrix150V
Fri, 27 Sep 2013, 17:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: List of conversion workshops in Australia
Replies: 52
Views: 23873

List of conversion workshops in Australia

Sounds sweet - have you considered using something like the IGBT units in the Vectrix? They are a proper 3 phase IGBT, with gate drivers integrated, desat detection and overcurrent protected 600V 300A. PM300CLA060 - Mitsubishi. Beats the snot out of MOSFETS, their SOAR curves are completely differen...
by Vectrix150V
Wed, 25 Sep 2013, 15:58
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Importing an EVSE
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Importing an EVSE

I like that sign, you often find a handy plug at the shopping centre carpark to use and somebody unplugs you :( Usually security but often passers-by.
by Vectrix150V
Wed, 25 Sep 2013, 15:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: List of conversion workshops in Australia
Replies: 52
Views: 23873

List of conversion workshops in Australia

I'll be watching this with interest - which controllers are you looking at - sevcon? Those hopped-up ebike controllers aren't real good at torque control (since I think the model you were using only looks at battery amps, not phase amps). Putting more and more mosfets in parallel really doesn't solv...
by Vectrix150V
Wed, 25 Sep 2013, 15:30
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Junkyard motors parade
Replies: 130
Views: 22617

Junkyard motors parade

Quite a few people have bad things to say about the autotune that the Curtis controllers do - did you note down the default values before autotune borked your settings?
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 20:08
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Maker Faire - Nov 24 @ Powerhouse
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Sydney Maker Faire - Nov 24 @ Powerhouse

I didn't know we did these here either, heard a lot about them in the states, will definitely have to drag the family there :)
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 20:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla roadster battery pack
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Tesla roadster battery pack

Yeah - but its pretty old technology, energy density or not.

The potential for 'venting with fire' is worrying. The leaf packs are newer technology, and they have some truly unusual - non-lithium - discharge curves. Not sure if this is a good thing though :)
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 19:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: List of conversion workshops in Australia
Replies: 52
Views: 23873

List of conversion workshops in Australia

This would be the motor from CR right? :)

Very interesting bit of gear, I've been following your build thread.

$5K - do you have a specific bike frame in mind for this (seeing as you started out with the kinlon?)

That's pretty competitive with the Zero.
by Vectrix150V
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 19:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Cleaning messy wiring - Serial transmission
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Cleaning messy wiring - Serial transmission

Those arduinos are very user friendly for beginners (all soldered up and ready to interface to) - I learnt on PIC's, starting out with assembly (sigh) and then came across basic compilers (PicBasic Pro) since my assembly was horrific.