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by Simon
Thu, 05 Jul 2012, 06:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Carbon Tax on Green Energy
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

Carbon Tax on Green Energy

If you have been paying for "green" energy and they say that I would be asking for my money back!! http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley7.gif A bit like home solar power systems, you get solar panels and have the satisfaction of producing clean power but sell the RECs and someone else buys your s...
by Simon
Thu, 28 Jun 2012, 00:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: eBay bargin
Replies: 7
Views: 542

eBay bargin

You can get plenty of these sort of motors from the Verge Junk collection. Most of them are not rated as high continuous power as this one though.
by Simon
Sun, 24 Jun 2012, 05:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons 1999 Toyota Prius
Replies: 45
Views: 13088

Simons 1999 Toyota Prius

Hi lefty, the battery clinic repair and recondition Prius packs but costs a lot in freight. Hopefully soon I will replace my aging Nimh pack with a new Lithium one.
by Simon
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 20:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2741

Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?

The Enertrac Hub motor looks like a good way to go, leaves more room for batteries too. You will need to run a higher voltage than 72V for 90kph though and the Zeva controller is for Series DC motors. The Enertrac needs a brushless DC motor controller.
by Simon
Tue, 12 Jun 2012, 21:24
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors
Replies: 31
Views: 11698

Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors

Not sure if 1000W would be too much for your Chopper forks. What model is it? The motor in the 1000W and 500W kits could well be the same motor and the only difference is a higher current limit on the motor controller. You can always get a programmable motor controller that will let you lower the am...
by Simon
Tue, 12 Jun 2012, 04:08
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors
Replies: 31
Views: 11698

Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors

Torque arms are simple to install and good insurance. http://www.ebikes.ca/torque_arms/ After reading this I think I am going to put a Torque arm on my Giant Revive as it has alloy forks and the axle bolts do not have a good seat on the dropouts either. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley9.gif
by Simon
Mon, 11 Jun 2012, 05:19
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors
Replies: 31
Views: 11698

Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors

The battery I have is a 24V 10Ah Lithium-Ion Manganese, controller is 350W and I can get 20km without any pedalling. With moderate pedalling it's more like 40km but I have never discharged the battery fully.

Make sure you use a torque arm with that 1000W motor.
by Simon
Mon, 11 Jun 2012, 04:45
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors
Replies: 31
Views: 11698

Comparing 36v 250w to 500w Hub Motors

The run times of the 36V 250W vs the 36V 500W would be pretty much the same if your cruising at constant speed with no hills and headwinds. Lots of stop start riding and powering up hills will be a different story though (ie real world riding). I have a 350W geared BLDC motor in a 26in wheel powered...
by Simon
Sun, 10 Jun 2012, 07:27
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: help with replacement of batteries for project
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

help with replacement of batteries for project

Do you know what model controller you have because some golf carts have controllers that are programmable. If not 48V motor controllers are pretty cheap so you could just get a new or second hand programmable controller? Or if you are on a tight budget you could just run the existing controller and ...
by Simon
Sun, 10 Jun 2012, 07:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Most aerodynamic chassis?
Replies: 14
Views: 2785

Most aerodynamic chassis?

Congratulations it looks really nice!
by Simon
Sun, 10 Jun 2012, 06:54
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2012 TT Zero
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

2012 TT Zero

http://green.autoblog.com/2012/06/08/2012-tt-zero-action-start-to-finish/ http://green.autoblog.com/2012/06/07/rutter-breaks-electric-ton-for-motoczysz-at-2012-tt-zero/ 1st place Michael Rutter with a lap record of 104.056mph average 2nd place John McGuinness at 102.215mph 3rd place Mark Miller 101...
by Simon
Fri, 08 Jun 2012, 23:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 12Volt EV using inverters
Replies: 9
Views: 2924

12Volt EV using inverters

I saw this and thought, oh acmotor must of had these parts lying around and that they would be big $ for the 3000W inverters if you got them new. But it looks like they are only $208USD. I wonder if you could use 4 of these inverters, along with a 3-400AH 12V Lithium battery to replace the HV batter...
by Simon
Fri, 08 Jun 2012, 22:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Would You Pay Sixty Grand for the Holden Volt?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Would You Pay Sixty Grand for the Holden Volt?

It's a bargain! Image I was thinking it would be priced around $70-80,000AUD?   
Yeah a Tesla model S would be my preference if I had a spare $100,000.
by Simon
Wed, 06 Jun 2012, 06:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: A Lurker's Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

A Lurker's Ideas

Battery cooling : I haven't seen anyone talking about keeping the cells cool. In Australian summers, batteries are liable to get quite hot under high discharge rate and even Lithium cells will work better (and last longer) if they don't get too hot. If I ever get around to a conversion, I intend to...
by Simon
Mon, 04 Jun 2012, 18:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to convert a hybrid
Replies: 132
Views: 23140

How to convert a hybrid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHhl_GIX ... ztRLxulThY

Looks like this guy is using a home made controller using the Prius Power electronics.
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/sh ... 52567.html
by Simon
Sun, 03 Jun 2012, 06:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2741

Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?

A Postie bike (Honda CT110) can be a cheap option. At an auction I went to they were selling for $600 and were licensed too! But then you still need a motor, controller, batteries etc. So at least another $4000 to have a Lithium EV motorcycle conversion. I have been looking at these Erider electric ...
by Simon
Thu, 31 May 2012, 00:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6223

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/story/2012/05/23/sorry-youre-unfit-drive-nissan/ This is where I got the price of $2700 for the EVSE that I mentioned at the EV Scooter work day. I think for now it is not required to install a home EVSE but Nissan/Origin try really hard to sell their expensive EVSE.
by Simon
Mon, 28 May 2012, 03:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Most aerodynamic chassis?
Replies: 14
Views: 2785

Most aerodynamic chassis?

It's a sign!! Image
That CRX looks in really good condition.
by Simon
Tue, 15 May 2012, 06:22
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: calendar for meetings
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

calendar for meetings

Hi TONE
Check here http://www.aeva.asn.au/perth

We meet every second Tuesday of the month, 7 pm in the Billings Room, Level 3 of Electrical Engineering, UWA.

Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 12 June, 2012

For some reason it shows the wrong time of 9:30am on all of the upcoming events!
by Simon
Tue, 15 May 2012, 00:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 25680

Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

The NHW10 & NHW11 do not have an EV button like the newer Prius so you can't run EV only. With a larger battery pack (assuming the car thinks it's got high SOC) it should drive like a normal Prius does when the SOC is high with lots of EV mode even at higher speeds and running the ICE very little. T...
by Simon
Sat, 12 May 2012, 17:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 25680

Antiscab's NWH10 Prius plugin Lithium conversion

After visiting the EV Works website and seeing 10AH Headway cells for $16 it's tempting to put a single string of these in my NHW10 Prius. A new lithium battery pack for only $1600!
Looking forward to your progress on the plugin Prius conversion antiscab!
by Simon
Mon, 07 May 2012, 23:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Charge port standard.
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Charge port standard.

Don't forget Tesla have their own charge connector!
by Simon
Sun, 06 May 2012, 17:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6223

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

One of our Perth branch members has an AMP-FIBIAN 10A to 15A adapter to charge his iMiEV at any 10A outlet.

http://www.ampfibian.com.au/products.htm
by Simon
Sun, 06 May 2012, 06:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Auto Makers Announce ElecCar Charging Standard :/.
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Auto Makers Announce ElecCar Charging Standard :/.

"Combined Charging System is the result of collaborative efforts between Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen." http://www.motorward.com/2012/05/global-car-makers-announce-15-minute-ev-charging-standard/ As the first comment on this article says, none of these c...
by Simon
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 21:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6223

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

I am disappointed that you can't slow charge on a regular 10A GPO, even if they have to restrict the current draw due to concerns about house wiring quality. Looking at third party solutions for an appropriate cable for 10A GPO support. Have you been in contact with http://evseupgrade.com/ ?. The A...