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by mark_hetho
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 06:34
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 10705

Re: AVASS Battery order details

I wasn't actually intending on operating it off grid, I'd probably go for the Victron or Selectronic options for that. However I was thinking thinking in theory if you are DC (solar) charging the batteries, and the BMS is telling it there is plenty of energy it would continue to support loads to net...
by mark_hetho
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 08:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 10705

Re: AVASS Battery order details

I had a look at some of the Goodwe SBP 5000 spec sheets. It does have a lot of configurations listed as unsupported (generator on AC side, connecting backup side to grid etc). I'm wondering if it can DC couple to solar panels. The closest I can see in the user manual is "one battery bank cannot be c...
by mark_hetho
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 17:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 26082

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

mikedufty wrote: Fri, 04 May 2018, 11:34 Is yours completely out of action? Sounds like buying a new car while waiting might have actually been a sensible idea.
Given your hindsight, that it is going to take more than a few months to sort out, I'll have to consider something like that. Should have kept the paddock basher registered!
by mark_hetho
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 12:01
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 10705

Re: AVASS Battery order details

I wasn't thinking so much of the amount of generation (PV panels) as the charger current capability. Some inverters seem to handle a larger amount of solar panels proportional to their charger current capability. If ones inverter only has a charge capability of 50A it would take about 10 hours to fi...
by mark_hetho
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 09:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 10705

Re: AVASS Battery order details

I can absolutely respect a position based on ROI. I'm interested in more economical solutions, just to see what is possible. I'm also a bit motivated to put some extra money into it as a bit of an experiment, to see how close we can get to operating grid independent or off grid. I suppose I could ge...
by mark_hetho
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 17:57
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 10705

Re: AVASS Battery order details

I haven't seen any other promising options for a BMS besides Batrium. The Batrium gear seems quite comprehensive. As far as inverters there are a few options. In battery only inverters the Selectronic SP Pro 48V units would work, and there are the Victron Quattro units. These are fairly pricey. In h...
by mark_hetho
Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 09:08
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 10705

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Thanks for all your efforts!

I owe you a debt of gratitude. Also a carton of beer (or equivalent).
by mark_hetho
Wed, 04 Jul 2018, 05:38
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16163

Re: My home battery storage system

The Goodwe 3600SBP does look like a great fit. I suppose if you wanted to add solar you could still DC couple to the pack with an solar charge controller. I'm not sure I'd DC coupling to a device that isn't expecting that might throw it's state if charge measurements out of whack. Depending on what ...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 13:49
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds

Happy for this thread to be deleted. Don't mind where the "official" thread ends up.
(@rhills - I can't reply to your PM - apparently I do not have permissions to create a private message)
by mark_hetho
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 13:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 188
Views: 16163

Re: My home battery storage system

We have an existing Grid tie hybrid inverter with solar and storage, and I'm thinking along the lines of adding another hybrid inverter and potentially more solar. One of the things I noticed was that the 23kwh packs are going to potentially be difficult to completely charge in the sunlight hours - ...
by mark_hetho
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 13:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds

I didn't think this was on the topic of EVs so I went straight to the lounge!

I am also now aware I can't delete a post that has been replied to :/
by mark_hetho
Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 12:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

AEVA/AVASS Brighsun battery offer builds

Hi, Just thought I'd kick off a discussion about how people are planning to setup their battery packs, and share ideas on hardware etc. We have an existing Grid tie hybrid inverter with solar and storage, and I'm thinking along the lines of adding another hybrid inverter and potentially more solar. ...
by mark_hetho
Wed, 08 Feb 2017, 14:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-Miev spare parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

i-Miev spare parts

Thanks for the great finds everyone!
by mark_hetho
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 12:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-Miev spare parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

i-Miev spare parts

I'm not sure how you found that, I have spent some time looking! Thanks!

At least they have images of the part on their site, I can take a look at the part on the car to see if it looks similar. At this price it's a preventative maintenance item more so than a replace when failed.
by mark_hetho
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 03:21
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Noises on!
Replies: 14
Views: 2291

Noises on!

If this becomes mandatory, but you are able to choose your audio, what if someone records silence and loads that in?

I don't envy the guy that has to write the algorithm to decide what is valid noise!
by mark_hetho
Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 03:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-Miev spare parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

i-Miev spare parts

Hi All, We've been informed the 'Caster' (sic) bushes on the front left lower control arm are looking like they've suffered some wear on our 2010 i-MIEV. Apparently these are only available as part of the whole control arm assembly, which would be about $915 in parts and labour. Apparently no-one se...
by mark_hetho
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 13:00
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: New England Enthusiasts Group
Replies: 12
Views: 6959

New England Enthusiasts Group

Thanks LightningEV - not sure how to know who is in the group to contact? I'll be in touch.
by mark_hetho
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 12:59
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: New England Enthusiasts Group
Replies: 12
Views: 6959

New England Enthusiasts Group

Dear bladecar,

You have both offended me by pointing out who the MP for this electorate is and made me chuckle :)

But yes, I suppose Bunnabee would have to run it up the flagpole to the opinion generating center.
by mark_hetho
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 01:46
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: New England Enthusiasts Group
Replies: 12
Views: 6959

New England Enthusiasts Group

Anyone here these days? Would love to meet some like minded EV fans.