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by doggy
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 06:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: OpenEVSE charging Zoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: OpenEVSE charging Zoe

Hi Jay, I purchased a kit from the US and assembled it. As it was single phase, I added some locally purchased parts. I am using the European three phase software.

I know of no-one in Australia selling them.

Several AEVA members have built their own and/or imported them.

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 06:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*

Interesting he could not charge beyond 3.9V. That would have lost him 12AH (judging from Chris's graph). I agree, sounds like a battery charger issue. Perhaps he was using something set for a different cell chemistry.

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 05:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Only 64 sold in 30 months and I have one of them. A few left in showrooms. Biggest selling electric car in Europe (outsold Kona and Model 3). But absolutely not in Australia. We will end up like Cuba with all these fossil fuelled cars that can't be sold anywhere else in the world..... Of course, in ...
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 19:16
Forum: Renault
Topic: STOP Electric Motor Failure!
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: STOP Electric Motor Failure!

Good you got a photo of the error.
I suggest you report it to someone (service people?)
Just in case warranty ends and you then have a more permanent (and expensive) problem. This might be enough to prove that the problem started while the car was still under warranty.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 16:21
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

It's interesting. Zoe (mainly the latest one) was the top selling EV in Europe. Even outsold Tesla and Kona. Zoe seems to have zero exposure in Australia. I think Renault has done a poor job promoting it. The current price for the ZE40 has been dropped and is pretty good. No-one quite knows when the...
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 14:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

Status update. Car has now been in there 42days. Final part arrived today. I was advised they were fully booked up and not starting until next week. Upon faxing and emailing the service manager (Jake), I received a courteous, fast and helpful reply. He agreed that the situation is not satisfactory. ...
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 14:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: STOP Electric Motor Failure!
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: STOP Electric Motor Failure!

That's a bit scary.
You'll find a few instances reported on UK and French Zoe forums.
In some cases, it happened again. In others never again.
Hope you are in the never category.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Fri, 24 Jul 2020, 07:14
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 61
Views: 6697

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Price on the web site is now $264 so up about $20 from previously.

I believe this is a good deal and it is great being able to source these in Oz with all the dramas of getting them here covered off.

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 23 Jul 2020, 13:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 61
Views: 6697

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

I've emailed to ask about getting some to Sydney and availability.

Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 08:43
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 29
Views: 2720

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

From memory, my box was a sealed waterproof ABS box from RS components and cost about $100. So your $70 is a good price. My Type2 connector mounts on the face plate. There is not much in the way of spare room. Still going strong and the box is very sturdy.
Good luck with it all.
Best Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 11:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

The nightmare is growing. The response from Korea was to replace 4 parts (ECUs of various sorts) and hope that fixes it. Parts ordered a week ago. Although there are two fault codes, no-one seems able to relate these to the real world of what is under the bonnet. Three are available and one has to c...
by doggy
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 10:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

Just had an update from Crawford's Motors. The problem is beyond the expertise of Renault Australia and they have referred it to South Korea! When I queried why South Korea and not France, I was told that is their escalation path. Seems bizarre to me when they do not seem to sell the Zoe in Sth Kore...
by doggy
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 08:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

Re the spare connector under the hood. The guy doing this is in Slovenia. He is charging direct from a string of panels. Has the car "On" and the charge appears as regen. https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5738&p=75968&hilit=zoe&sid=6c764e8602996fd114bfb93ff707fd31#p75968 Home DC chargi...
by doggy
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 13:40
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

Yes, I think you are right. I, for one, will have no qualms kicking around the Canbus and the various modules post warranty. I was just wondering the other day how the guy was going who feeds his Solar Panel DC straight to the battery via the spare under hood connector that goes the same path as the...
by doggy
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 12:57
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

An update. Things are not moving very quickly. Car has been in there yesterday and today. yesterday they confirmed what I had reported and "had discussions with Renault". Today, they are having more discussions with Renault and trying to decide what spare parts to request. They are not even sure tha...
by doggy
Mon, 22 Jun 2020, 13:28
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Charging failed

Hi Matt, agreed. However it is not that upon this occasion.
Looking at CanZE, the car is seeing zero ohms ground to neutral and ground is good.
Same result at four localities.
Leakages are also all good.
So definitely something else.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 22 Jun 2020, 11:43
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Charging failed

We still continue to love our Zoe. Would have preferred the DC charging and extra 75km range from the ZE50......but it's been great so far. Only issue was failure of the GPS antenna early this year. Now we've got a new hiccup. Won't charge. I've tried 5 EVSEs and all do the same thing. Charge starts...
by doggy
Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 09:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 61
Views: 6697

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Many thanks. My 8* AVASS cells are all around 400AH. They were specced at 460 but I suspect that was an overenthusiastic figure. Given mine was a random sample and they are all quite close to one another 400AH with some upside to 420 as you report seems realistic. Do you have an estimate for your se...
by doggy
Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 06:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 61
Views: 6697

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Did you add the extra plastic top and bottom pieces or did they come like that?
Just wondering about them fitting alongside the AEVA cells.
I assume these are a couple you bought for evaluation pending the big shipment?
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 18:18
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 61
Views: 6697

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Hi Steve, I used the ones of two different lengths that came with the second batch. They are platted copper and they are laminated. I also used conductive paste for the holes and the contact surfaces. The holes are close to the right size (slightly over, which is good) and because the plates are cur...
by doggy
Wed, 18 Mar 2020, 10:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 61
Views: 6697

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Very good discovery indeed! Well spotted! Great there is a potential source of spares and/or additional cells. I find it interesting that they rate them as 400AH whereas ours are supposed to be 460. I've been running my 8 for months now and consistently get almost exactly 400AH out of them. Price is...
by doggy
Fri, 21 Feb 2020, 12:15
Forum: Renault
Topic: GPS Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: GPS Failure

Hm, we have had several map updates in 18 months and have found it good. Apart from when the GPS started to muck up. That was unpleasant in unfamiliar locations and particularly in the Sydney CBD. My actual Renault GPS unit has 11 to 12 satellites even in my steel roofed garage. Not as many as a sta...
by doggy
Fri, 21 Feb 2020, 10:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: GPS Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: GPS Failure

Gee, I don't think I would have liked having it out of action for that long. You are the second person I have heard of with a broken SD card holder. It is perhaps in an awkward spot. I have a carbon copy of my SD card because they are so expensive if they die. dd command in Linux is all it takes and...
by doggy
Fri, 21 Feb 2020, 09:41
Forum: Renault
Topic: GPS Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 545

GPS Failure

A couple of months ago, my GPS started to misbehave. Sometimes TomTom would have me driving over the ocean and on one memorable occasion, as I was driving in Sydney, there was an alarming graphic and warning to say the car was in imminent danger of tipping over! I tried many things such as checking ...
by doggy
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 11:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: SUMRY 5kW and 6kW inverters
Replies: 0
Views: 597

SUMRY 5kW and 6kW inverters

There are several of us with these inverters and there are references in a number of more general threads. So I thought I would start a specif Sumry thread. These LF inverters are well built. Excellent internal busbars, very heavy due to big toroids, quite efficient (standby 25W and 3kW efficiency 9...