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by Simon
Thu, 05 Mar 2009, 21:19
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Max safe revs for ADC 8"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2860

Max safe revs for ADC 8"?

Thats good to know. I had thought that 5500rpm was the safe limit for ADC but dont know where I got that info from. Accidentally revved my motor (a K91-4003) to an estimated 8000rpm when I had first gear but thought it was in 3rd! Image
by Simon
Mon, 02 Mar 2009, 00:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: General Electrical Question
Replies: 108
Views: 8910

General Electrical Question

Neville on the subject of energy densities I found a website the other day which gave me a different perspective by comparing the ICE drivetrain - engine, gearbox, fuel tank etc weight to a EV with next gen battery technology. ICE example - "the real energy density of the drivetrain is optimisticall...
by Simon
Wed, 25 Feb 2009, 00:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prius Plugin
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Prius Plugin

I think there is one in Sydney? I dont have any personal experience with a Plugin Prius but my understanding is this: You wont be able to use EV exclusively around town unless you can put up with really slow acceleration. The way a plugin Prius operates around town is ICE running to warmup for coupl...
by Simon
Tue, 24 Feb 2009, 01:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cruise ! in Prius to Sydney
Replies: 30
Views: 5554

Cruise ! in Prius to Sydney

Its not my Prius.. just found the video on YouTube. But yeah you can see at the start of the video he is clearing the error codes. Though on my 2001 Prius I have pulled the EFI fuse before to see what would happen.. Turn the key and it tries to start up and stalls then gives some warning symbols but...
by Simon
Mon, 23 Feb 2009, 06:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cruise ! in Prius to Sydney
Replies: 30
Views: 5554

Cruise ! in Prius to Sydney

Is a Prius still a Prius without an ICE? Image
All electric Prius at autobeyours.
by Simon
Sun, 15 Feb 2009, 03:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Divorce your Car! Interesting reading
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Divorce your Car! Interesting reading

I thought this book is an interesting read.    Divorce Your Car!: Ending the love affair with the automobile by Katie Alvord Only got to page 34 so far.. Some choice quotes: "Traffic jams became "the norm" by 1912" "early auto magazines admitted motorists were obsessed with speed" "They were noisy a...
by Simon
Wed, 28 Jan 2009, 09:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Chook Mobile!
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Chook Mobile!

Found this article about the Chook Mobile today. Its a 36volt farm ute powered by the wind!
by Simon
Wed, 28 Jan 2009, 08:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suggested new forum area
Replies: 12
Views: 2204

Suggested new forum area

Hi Greg
There is the EVAlbum
But there is probably just as many EVs that are not listed.
by Simon
Wed, 28 Jan 2009, 08:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Toyota Corolla Conversion
Replies: 128
Views: 23253

Toyota Corolla Conversion

Congratulations Lachlan!
Any chance of some pictures?
How are you powering your digital meters?
Are they just wired directly into your 12v accesory battery? I think they need to have a small DC-DC 12v-12v convertor to power them.
by Simon
Thu, 22 Jan 2009, 08:48
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Super scooter (razor type)
Replies: 29
Views: 8334

Super scooter (razor type)

Like these motors?
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=vwODx028_Jw
Check out this go kart with 3 motors smoking the clutch!
by Simon
Thu, 22 Jan 2009, 08:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Suitable Motorbike for Conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 3984

Suitable Motorbike for Conversion

Secondhand 250cc bikes in general are overpriced (at least in WA). Dont know about the states with LAMS though.
by Simon
Sat, 17 Jan 2009, 01:12
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kearon's EV Capri
Replies: 121
Views: 21375

Kearon's EV Capri

I got some LED globes for my car. The red Brake/Tail lights are good and similar in brightness to original. The LED Indicator bulbs that I tried were no good though only lighting a small portion of the lense.   
by Simon
Fri, 16 Jan 2009, 19:36
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Toyota e-car
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Toyota e-car

There are a couple of Rav4 EV conversions on EVAlbum
http://www.evalbum.com/995
http://www.evalbum.com/2106
http://www.evalbum.com/2330
by Simon
Fri, 16 Jan 2009, 01:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV run to Canberra.. from Perth?
Replies: 39
Views: 5017

EV run to Canberra.. from Perth?

I thought of you Ian when I saw this video Image


http://xof1.com/
by Simon
Wed, 14 Jan 2009, 02:21
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Formula E-kart
Replies: 36
Views: 7323

Formula E-kart

Yes I think the plan is to use standard second hand kart frames.
by Simon
Mon, 12 Jan 2009, 19:04
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Power Consumption
Replies: 38
Views: 5251

EV Power Consumption

Hi Magneto Using battery voltage to estimate your depth of discharge is not very accurate but with sealed lead acid you cant use a hydrometer. I also have Optimas in my car. The Optima website doesnt have any information on depth of discharge that I could find. But here is a site that gives some dat...
by Simon
Thu, 08 Jan 2009, 07:06
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: 2009-01-07 - A Current Affair.
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

2009-01-07 - A Current Affair.

Just watched it now, you can find the video on the nine msn website. Nice work Blair!    I agree it was a good segment apart from the savings calculations they made towards the end.(and the don't try this at home statement) They said the most you would pay a year is $650 in electricity costs and the...
by Simon
Wed, 07 Jan 2009, 09:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV run to Canberra.. from Perth?
Replies: 39
Views: 5017

EV run to Canberra.. from Perth?

I like the idea of a super aero trike! As far as I know the longest distance between service stations on the Nullarbor is 200km. So range wouldn't be a problem!

by Simon
Thu, 01 Jan 2009, 21:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC to DC converters
Replies: 85
Views: 15187

DC to DC converters

Thanks Ian for that link. Looks good and the price is right too! I will get one of those soon.
by Simon
Tue, 23 Dec 2008, 18:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC to DC converters
Replies: 85
Views: 15187

DC to DC converters

The voltage switch must be wired up because the output voltage drops to 3.2v when its in 220v mode.
The 8V (110V mode) was without any load. Looks like not all SMPS are created equal, oh well.
by Simon
Mon, 22 Dec 2008, 20:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC to DC converters
Replies: 85
Views: 15187

DC to DC converters

I wired it up yesterday and it doesn't seem to work. It's set to 110v on the internal switch and the output is only 8.1v-8.2v and adjusting the pot only increases it from 8.1v upto 8.2v.
So I tested it on 240vAC with it switched to the 240v setting and it gives 13-15v.
by Simon
Sun, 21 Dec 2008, 03:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Garnaut says EVs worse for greenhouse
Replies: 31
Views: 4271

Garnaut says EVs worse for greenhouse

What sparked my interest in EV's was Peak Oil. Im not convinced about manmade climate change and the obsession with CO2 emissions. But pollution is a real problem regardless. We are getting a 1kw PV system installed and I think it is important to push the Renewable energy potential for EV's. Though ...
by Simon
Sat, 20 Dec 2008, 00:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC to DC converters
Replies: 85
Views: 15187

DC to DC converters

Yeah it says "Cold start inrush current 40A"!
by Simon
Sat, 20 Dec 2008, 00:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC to DC converters
Replies: 85
Views: 15187

DC to DC converters

Hi Johny
Thanks!
Yeah I'm wiring with fuses on + and - and switched on by a relay when the key is turned to on.
by Simon
Fri, 19 Dec 2008, 23:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC to DC converters
Replies: 85
Views: 15187

DC to DC converters

I brought this 100w switchmode power supply to use as a DC-DC converter. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/37/DSCF1636.JPG Its a Soanar MP-3175 from Jaycar. I need some help with wiring it up. Do I wire 96v+ into "L" and 96v- into "N"? or doesnt it matter which way round they go? And not connect any...