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by Simon
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 02:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons new hybrid! (ebike)
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Simons new hybrid! (ebike)

Went for a ride this afternoon with almost no pedaling on grass full throttle. 3.7km 14.5wh/km. Really takes some power to push through the grass.
Forgot to mention the battery is 24v 10ah Lithium.
by Simon
Sun, 12 Jul 2009, 18:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons new hybrid! (ebike)
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Simons new hybrid! (ebike)

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/37/DSCF1637-1.JPG Recently got a Hub motor kit from EV Power and fitted it to my mountain bike. Its a 350watt motor in the front wheel. Top speed is around 30kmh and range has not been an issue or tested yet. But should be good for 20-40km+ depending on amount of p...
by Simon
Sun, 28 Jun 2009, 18:29
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Isle of Man electric TTXGP
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Isle of Man electric TTXGP

Channel 10 has got the Isle of Man Tourist trophy on at 1:30 this afternoon in Perth.
Hopefully its got some coverage of the TTXGP on it!
One Digital has it on at 8:45pm tonight if you miss the 1:30 showing.
by Simon
Sun, 28 Jun 2009, 03:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Toyota Tercel EV conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Toyota Tercel EV conversion

The Curtis controllers do make a "whine" but only at very low throttle. As soon as you are driving at more than 5kph or so its gone or if you accelerate a little more you dont hear it at all. Oh and I can just hear it sometimes going down a hill and applying really light throttle. I think all the ot...
by Simon
Wed, 24 Jun 2009, 19:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: WHERE to get started
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

WHERE to get started

Hi Ribbit
Some good books to read are:
Convert It by Michael Brown
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Bryant
You might be able to find a copy of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle at your local library.
by Simon
Mon, 22 Jun 2009, 20:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 402962

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Regarding aluminium busbars I found this - The Great Bus-Bar Challenge
I wonder how copper bus bars dipped in solder would compare?
by Simon
Thu, 18 Jun 2009, 01:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: GM Hybrid from 1969!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

GM Hybrid from 1969!!!

I love the statement "...a project that Engineers at GM's Research Laboratories are working on today, to meet the demands of the future." http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif Yeah! The 1899 Lohner Porsche was way ahead of its time. Even had hub motors! But no AC motors! http://forums.aeva...
by Simon
Sun, 14 Jun 2009, 16:54
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Isle of Man electric TTXGP
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Isle of Man electric TTXGP

Anyone know if there is going to be something on TV about the TTXGP? Next year should be even better. TTXGP 2010 "So we have today started planning for 2010 with some big new changes. The most significant is that we are now coming with bikes and CARS. Bikes will continue to push the endurance forwar...
by Simon
Sun, 14 Jun 2009, 03:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Red Suzi
Replies: 217
Views: 59335

Red Suzi

Its not crude at all! The only reason to even use the B gear in a Prius is on a long descent when you loose regen because of a full battery. Personally I like the idea of regen being controlled purely by the brake pedal and 0% throttle being equivalent to coasting in Neutral. The Vectrix has a good ...
by Simon
Fri, 12 Jun 2009, 00:07
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: BMS free zone battery management
Replies: 41
Views: 5864

BMS free zone battery management

How about just having individual chargers? Guess that would be as costly as a good BMS when your talking 45+ cells!?
And a Paktrakr or similar monitoring each cell?
by Simon
Wed, 03 Jun 2009, 20:05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Top ten EV links c/o hypermiling, incl EVCapri
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Top ten EV links c/o hypermiling, incl EVCapri

In the fossil fuel sections there is a number of electric car topics. You mean the Fossil Fuel Free section. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif That list is good, another that comes to mind is the battery vehicle society Yeah ecomodder is good for the well documented "beer budget" Forke...
by Simon
Thu, 28 May 2009, 23:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: suzki swift GTI
Replies: 31
Views: 7625

suzki swift GTI

Looks good! What controller and voltage are you running at?
by Simon
Tue, 19 May 2009, 00:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 17232

Top Gear Australia

Top Gear Australia are doing an EV conversion tonight, should be interesting.
by Simon
Fri, 08 May 2009, 21:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons FSM Niki video
Replies: 33
Views: 9811

Simons FSM Niki video

Hi Richo. Not too sure what the peak power use is. Im getting a Paktrakr with a current sensor so will know then. Currently only a volt meter and motor amps gauge installed. Hard acceleration pins the amp meter to 500+amps for a second or so and the batteries V sag to around 90v I think. The charger...
by Simon
Sun, 03 May 2009, 08:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Simons FSM Niki video
Replies: 33
Views: 9811

Simons FSM Niki video

Well after having my car sitting for 4 weeks I have got some new chargers to replace the failing Projecta's. And thanks to antiscab I now have a nice kwh meter. Here are some much anticipated (well for me anyway    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif ) power consumption results. 1st charge...
by Simon
Sat, 18 Apr 2009, 23:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Prius parts: possibility for conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Prius parts: possibility for conversion?

Can't find the link at the moment, but pretty sure there was a SA uni? Or something that was using a Prius motor in a MX5?!? edit : Here it is All Electric City Vehicle acmotor the Prius in my experience gets the best numbers by avoiding regen as much as possible and taking advantage of coasting whe...
by Simon
Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 05:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: I just went for a drive in the IMIEV
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

I just went for a drive in the IMIEV

Image
At $30,000 I would buy one!

What did they say the range is?
by Simon
Mon, 13 Apr 2009, 16:59
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: UWA REV project gets GULL support
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

UWA REV project gets GULL support

acmotor wrote: is planned to be on display throughout the year at Gull
service stations in Western Australia, motoring and sustainability events and schools
to raise awareness about sustainability.


Nice! A fitting place to display EV's to the public! Image
by Simon
Sun, 12 Apr 2009, 21:40
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Catavolt
Replies: 38
Views: 8509

Catavolt

Catavolt Australian EV land speed record attempt

Unfortunately their motor fried during the licensing run Image

by Simon
Mon, 06 Apr 2009, 22:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Red's Go Green
Replies: 31
Views: 3833

Red's Go Green

I recorded it, not in HD though only SD.
Here is a link to the story on the Dateline website.
Reds Go Green
It looks like BYD reverse engineered the 1st Gen Prius, stuck a more powerful Electric motor in, smaller capacity ICE and more batteries?
by Simon
Sun, 29 Mar 2009, 18:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Battery Voltage
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Battery Voltage

It is useful to monitor battery pack voltage all the time. Under acceleration and cruise to make sure you are not dropping the voltage below 10.5V per battery. (for lead acid) Even better is to monitor every battery in a series string so you can spot a weak one or a charging problem and prevent disc...
by Simon
Mon, 23 Mar 2009, 06:39
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10714

Tesla in Australia

Its also going to be in Qld in June.
Tesla coming to Brisbane Greenfest
Sounds like registration might not be possible according to this article because its a new left hand drive model. Image
by Simon
Sat, 07 Mar 2009, 03:22
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: How to power cars: Assessing the Alternatives
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

How to power cars: Assessing the Alternatives

Its good to see an auto magazine showing Hydrogen fuel cells for the con job they are!
by Simon
Fri, 06 Mar 2009, 08:12
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: adding a 'sort of' turbo
Replies: 17
Views: 2992

adding a 'sort of' turbo

I have been thinking about the idea of a turbo of sorts lately. By feeding a compressed gas (nitrogen?!??) for more cooling/effeciency into a DC motor so you can run heaps of amps through the motor? Does this idea have any merits?
by Simon
Thu, 05 Mar 2009, 21:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: City of Perth Parking
Replies: 1
Views: 790

City of Perth Parking

Thats great news! Do you have any links regarding the EV rebates Rob?
City of Perth Parking
Elder st carpark should be completed mid 2010 according to their website.