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by Simon
Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 22:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Magazines???...
Replies: 3
Views: 797

EV Magazines???...

The Battery Vehicle Society has a magazine for its members by the looks of it.

The Electric Boat Association also has a print magazine.

Another magazine to check out is EcoCar . The current issue has an artical about the iMiev.
by Simon
Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 03:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons E-max
Replies: 24
Views: 5959

Simons E-max

Probably... it already has a boost button that increases the power for a couple of minutes. First thing to do is ride it stock for a bit and decide on a cheap bms solution. Then maybe do what antiscab did and increase the voltage to 60v. But I don't really want to risk blowing the controller up or s...
by Simon
Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 02:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons E-max
Replies: 24
Views: 5959

Simons E-max

I picked up a 2008 E-max sport (48V 1500W) on Monday. And its a red one so it goes faster! Image
antiscab do you have any specification sheets for the batteries?
Photos tomorrow!


edit: added model name "sport"
by Simon
Tue, 01 Sep 2009, 00:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: novus
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

novus

coulomb wrote:
So the battery capacity may be just acceptable for a small motor (and 8 kW is quite small).

I dont know what you are saying with this?
Do you mean the range might be acceptable?    
by Simon
Mon, 31 Aug 2009, 21:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: novus
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

novus

Yes the photos look like a Left hand drive model. Also the photos show a manual gear knob when the specifications show it has auto transmission. $25,000 sounds like pretty good value to me... if they pass ADR's. After all they would have no competition at the moment. 120AH batteries dont seem way to...
by Simon
Sat, 29 Aug 2009, 16:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Hi all

Yeah but I didnt think you could get 2V cells in small AH size? (less than 200AH)
What batteries did Mal do that on? Greensavers?
by Simon
Wed, 26 Aug 2009, 23:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Dream Machine
Replies: 48
Views: 5752

EV Dream Machine

Con: - Not generally repairable at an individual cell level. - Hot 250-300degC operation requires energy to keep it hot so suits    high usage (not an EV you use twice a week). - Heatup time from cold is some 24 hours - So its warmup time is even worse than a steam engine or *gasp* an ICE?    http:...
by Simon
Sun, 23 Aug 2009, 20:14
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Alloy DC Motor
Replies: 44
Views: 6821

Alloy DC Motor

Although it might cost a bit more (not that they are that cheap now by the time you get them to Aust so what is a bit more) you would save in freight costs which would offset some of the cost. But are there any large aluminium frame DC motors available? The smaller DC motors like the E-Tek have alu...
by Simon
Sun, 23 Aug 2009, 20:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Ckas electric road bike
Replies: 24
Views: 4211

Ckas electric road bike

Hows does it perform? Have you done any test rides yet?
by Simon
Tue, 18 Aug 2009, 22:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Smart meter charging limits range
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Smart meter charging limits range

115Wh/km lowest, highest 230Wh/km, average 170Wh/km Western power Smart Power rates 9.12cents off peak 31.97cents peak!! I was not happy about getting only 1-2days notice of the smart power rates going up. There was no obvious mention of it on their website. A couple of Teslas a Tango and more charg...
by Simon
Mon, 17 Aug 2009, 20:32
Forum: AEVA ACT Branch
Topic: EV Run to Canberra AGM 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 32403

EV Run to Canberra AGM 2009

Thats disappointing! I would of thought that caravan parks would be willing to let an EV plug into a spare 15A for a price.
Good luck. Image
by Simon
Sat, 15 Aug 2009, 22:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Salty9 Hybrid
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

Salty9 Hybrid

The EMIS - engine motor interface system could be a neat solution to controlling a hybrid.
I found a thread somewhere the other day about a hybrid fiero using a s10 electric drivetrain powering the front wheels and ice driving the rear wheels. It had 2 accelerator pedals.
by Simon
Tue, 11 Aug 2009, 02:19
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Scooter Conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 6612

Scooter Conversion

There are a couple of books
Convert It and Build your own Electric Vehicle
Both good books but they deal with car conversions.
A motorbike book is Secrets of El Ninja
As antiscab said the V is for Voltage forums are a good place to look at scooters.
by Simon
Sun, 09 Aug 2009, 21:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me

Would you be able to recharge at work? If not the lead acid batteries wont last long. 30km would be a deep discharge.

Here is a link to my bike if your interested.
Hybrid Ebike
Take some test rides on a few if you can and see how they perform on the hills.
by Simon
Sat, 08 Aug 2009, 18:32
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Scooter Conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 6612

Scooter Conversion

Hi Cajun To convert a scooter I think is not as easy as a motorcycle. One option is to run a electric motor through the CVT or instead you can replace the ICE/CVT swingarm assembly with a custom swingarm and then use a hub motor. Which is what the commercial EV scooters use. Here are some road regis...
by Simon
Thu, 06 Aug 2009, 01:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrids: heresy or handy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5077

Hybrids: heresy or handy?

Youtube video of the Enginer Phev kit here
by Simon
Wed, 05 Aug 2009, 23:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrids: heresy or handy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5077

Hybrids: heresy or handy?

Wow! Yes thats cheap.
I wonder how it can work though with the 2001-2003 model Prius because they have a higher battery voltage? Not many details about how it interfaces with the car computer either.

edit: found bit more information here: enginer.us

FAQ
by Simon
Sun, 02 Aug 2009, 19:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrids: heresy or handy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5077

Hybrids: heresy or handy?

Hi all, just registered and first post. This is an interesting thread. I've just bought a Gen1 Prius. Haven't got it yet as I need to ship it to Vic from Brisbane. The battery has gone flat so it was cheap. 2.5k with only 80k on the clock. Hi Dave Sounds like you got a good deal on the Prius! When ...
by Simon
Tue, 28 Jul 2009, 00:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: High Voltage Stickers
Replies: 37
Views: 3302

FS: High Voltage Stickers

You can get "Danger Hazardous Voltage" stickers/signs. Or how about these? Risk of Electric Shock Good price too. Or is "risk of electric shock" not enough of a warning? I asked at a local sign shop recently when I picked up some corflute sheeting and it was quite expensive to get custom stickers ma...
by Simon
Mon, 27 Jul 2009, 21:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hitlers EV Dilemma (video)
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Hitlers EV Dilemma (video)

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Image Who would of thought he was a EV enthusiast!
by Simon
Sun, 19 Jul 2009, 02:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons FSM Niki video
Replies: 33
Views: 9743

Simons FSM Niki video

Good news. I mentioned to a couple of people at the last AEVA Perth meeting that some of my Optima D34's were failing. It turns out that a couple of the Paktrakr sensor wires were loose giving some false battery voltage readings. Did a test drive today after crimping the offending Paktrakr wires. Co...
by Simon
Fri, 17 Jul 2009, 23:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aeromods, very interesting
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Aeromods, very interesting

Yes the aerocivic is a perfect example of what aeromods can do!! Another interesting source to look at for aeromods is Human powered vehicles. Found this link today of the Human Powered Vehicle 24 hour distance record! I think that HPV's show that aerodynamics are still an important consideration ev...
by Simon
Tue, 14 Jul 2009, 03:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons new hybrid! (ebike)
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Simons new hybrid! (ebike)

No it doesnt fit! Image I think even if I took a wheel off it would be a real tight fit.
by Simon
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 02:40
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Death of a battery
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Death of a battery

Yes RIP battery 23... How many cycles have you done on your Optimas? And what depth of dischage?
by Simon
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 02:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why standard GEARBOX for EV's
Replies: 14
Views: 4402

Why standard GEARBOX for EV's

In my opinion engineering is all about compromise. Keeping the gearbox is clearly the simplest option with a Front Wheel Drive car. But with Rear Wheel Drive it becomes much simpler to go direct drive.