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by roddilkes
Tue, 22 Mar 2011, 01:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Dashboard Display Modules and Touchscreens
Replies: 37
Views: 6397

Dashboard Display Modules and Touchscreens

Well considering you don't have much actual experience I think people reading your posts should take your commentary with a large grain of salt. Relaying second hand information is quite different to experienced individuals providing good advice. This forum could use posts from a few more people wit...
by roddilkes
Sat, 19 Mar 2011, 20:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Dashboard Display Modules and Touchscreens
Replies: 37
Views: 6397

Dashboard Display Modules and Touchscreens

This all sounds like a huge amount of overkill to me. I have been driving my AC powered EV for more than a year now, no need to examine individual cell voltages, temperatures, statistics. Just charge and drive. EV joy... I just want a bit of balance here so newbies don't think this is at all necessa...
by roddilkes
Thu, 10 Mar 2011, 03:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 6171

Thundersky battries on there side?

Those grey cells have been on the CALB website for a year. In fact they were meant to be producing them as a more upmarket version but never got around to it. They just got too busy making the blue ones. CALB are now making a 70Ah cell to replace the old 60Ah, and also a 210Ah cell in the "wide" for...
by roddilkes
Sun, 09 Jan 2011, 11:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: lithium life
Replies: 29
Views: 4950

lithium life

So making sure there is some crumple zone between the battery and the skin of the car/bike. Good point, batteries are the fuel tank of an EV. Car companies these days ensure their fuel tanks are well inside the crumple zones. LiFePO4 batteries will burn if ignited or shorted. Someone will find this...
by roddilkes
Wed, 29 Dec 2010, 20:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: battery pack for AC55
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

battery pack for AC55

Hi Thomas,

It goes without question that 2C for 2 mins is no problem for a TS (now WB) 100Ah pack. It would be a walk in the park.

Many of us use considerably higher C ratings than this.
by roddilkes
Sat, 04 Dec 2010, 00:22
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Using an EV to power things.
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Using an EV to power things.

Hi Jem, You are just not going to be able to do it easily as far as I know. Using up to up to 100 cells or so you can plug in power tools that have universal type motors. But over that you will start blowing things - and yourself - up. You cannot tap a portion of the pack either or it becomes unbala...
by roddilkes
Fri, 03 Dec 2010, 22:28
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 6171

Thundersky battries on there side?

Hi Peter, I don't know that you would call it a "variation". I have been running TS cells on edge for a year now with no problem at all. TS standard cells can be mounted on their edge or flat but if there is any fault in the system that causes the cell to vent it will vent juice instead of vapour. T...
by roddilkes
Fri, 03 Dec 2010, 02:25
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

Glossing over this does not detract from the fact that you in particular do not support Australian suppliers, quite the reverse. You are putting yourself up as a bit of a celebrity on this forum by going for the postage record. However you have not completed an EV conversion of your own or even test...
by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 23:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

It seems to be a common comment on this forum that suppliers should provide prices on their website. Why? Perhaps it is a good thing if potential customers make contact with a supplier rather than just shop around for absolutely the lowest price purely on face value. We don't bite. As far as I am co...
by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 22:36
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

Well before you pass jugement on my customer service abilities and pricing strategy perhaps you should contact me to discuss your requirement. I am always available and do my best to help with genuine inquiries. However I'll be buggered if I am going to supply information to those who will simply us...
by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 21:32
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

Are you commenting on Australian businesses in general or me in particular? I don't recall ever getting an inquiry from an Anthony Wood. I don't charge $20 per cell for BMS. Once again I don't recall ever being asked to quote for you. I would have to question the safety and practicality of a 600VDC ...
by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 20:30
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

So tell me EV2Go Paul ??? why don't you as a converter support some Australian made products? We have Australian BMS, DC and AC controllers, motors, gauge drivers and yet you deliberately and conscientiously advertise direct importation of foreign products from foreign suppliers. You don't even comp...
by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 15:30
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

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by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 15:14
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

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by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 14:52
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25


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by roddilkes
Thu, 02 Dec 2010, 14:41
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On the topic of EVS-25
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

On the topic of EVS-25

I had the good fortune to attend EVS-25 also.
I was like a pig in the proverbial.
So many EVs!
Man the Chinese are leap frogging us here in Oz.
We are getting left soooo far behind.

Keep on digging it up and shipping it out mates...
Import direct and even bypass the middleman.

by roddilkes
Sat, 20 Nov 2010, 19:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Neil Young Fire!
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Neil Young Fire!

This is a timely reminder to ALL EV converters and enthusiasts using Lithium batteries. A smoke alarm in the car near the battery pack is essential equipment. Also a smoke alarm in the garage where the EV is recharged, especially if charging is done overnight. These are available for a few dollars f...
by roddilkes
Sat, 20 Nov 2010, 19:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: electric 40ft yacht - discussion and advice
Replies: 25
Views: 4933

electric 40ft yacht - discussion and advice

Wow... What a great resource for boaties! This website should be a model for other NPOs. AEVA webmasters take note , they actually include a suppliers directory so Aussie EV related businesses can have a reasonable cost advertising opportunity. That way they don't have to try blatant advertising and...
by roddilkes
Tue, 12 Oct 2010, 04:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: BMS Module Placement
Replies: 57
Views: 6487

BMS Module Placement

Being this is cyber space it doesn't pay to expose too many personal details for security reasons. I work in the IT industry (on temporary break) and know how easy it is for identity theft to happen; hence I only have the bare minimum displayed. Is a surname really that steal-able? I would have tho...
by roddilkes
Tue, 12 Oct 2010, 02:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: BMS Module Placement
Replies: 57
Views: 6487

BMS Module Placement

EV2Go your ongoing comments on this forum have a subtle malicious quality to them. Perhaps it is time you updated your profile to explain who you are instead of hiding behind a cyber persona. There is a point where trading suppliers off against one another becomes anti-competitive especially when yo...
by roddilkes
Mon, 04 Oct 2010, 03:43
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Polytechnic West eV Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 4240

Polytechnic West eV Challenge

So it is on again this year folks. October 23rd. Midland. River Raiders are in the open class again. I hope we can see some glory ;) Once again congrats to Alec Barbour and the team for continuing what is presently WAs only EV motorsport event. It is aimed at school kids but some of us just didn't g...
by roddilkes
Thu, 09 Sep 2010, 19:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Rods Lithium powered Golf Cart
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Rods Lithium powered Golf Cart

I have converted a golf cart to lithium and hotted it up a bit Image

See it here:
http://www.ev-power.com.au/-ROD-S-GARAGE-.html
by roddilkes
Thu, 05 Aug 2010, 22:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: LiFePo Warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

LiFePo Warranty

PS I hope the warranty disclaimer is not copyright. I couldn't have put it better myself ;)
by roddilkes
Thu, 05 Aug 2010, 22:05
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: LiFePo Warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

LiFePo Warranty

All of what has been said is true. However do consider that Australian vendors usually carry stock and are in a position to quickly assess if a warranty claim is valid. On these terms a replacement cell would usually be supplied (as I have done in the past) immediately. This can't be done if the ven...
by roddilkes
Thu, 29 Jul 2010, 16:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: CALB Buy - Closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

CALB Buy - Closed

I will post an official document on the website soon.

What is your name EV2Go?
What is your application?
Have you approached me for a quotation?