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by Jeff Owen
Tue, 07 Mar 2017, 05:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 9444

Westfield new installations

I tried my Chargepoint card at Carindale tonight and was rewarded with a very satisfying "clunk" as the hand piece was unlocked and the display indicated that it was ready to use. The area is still taped off and I suspect this is for the markings on the ground to dry. With these four bays at Westfie...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 22:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 11903

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

I find that I have a lead acid devouring pet dinosaur which is demanding a lot of time and effort just to keep on the road. As the saying goes, " lead is dead ", so a cash outlay on Lithium is required to make any conversion worthwhile.    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif Poprock Could...
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 26 Nov 2016, 22:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 400423

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Hence his inelegant suggestion of an added button on the steering wheel "Inelegant suggestion", we are talking about an EV conversion that has 222 cells, each with a custom monitoring/balancing module that continues to scream in agony after it is removed from it's cell, hundreds of very high voltag...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 19 Oct 2016, 01:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Minicab MiEV

Thom wrote: Sounds like a plan. Where and when I will be there.

I look forward to it.

Thom

Details here Brisbane meeting
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 20:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Minicab MiEV

Hello all from a fresh EV enthusiast. I work for a place that has now got 2 Minicab MiEV's and we all love em! So if you are in Brisbane and want to have a look/drive get in touch. Cheers Thom. How about bringing one along to the Brisbane branch meeting tomorrow night. It would also be a good sourc...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 10 Feb 2016, 21:22
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Headway cells, management system and charger for s
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Headway cells, management system and charger for s

I am posting this for ev racer who has not reached the required number of posts. The car is undergoing an ambitious upgrade and the following items are for sale. Headway Lithium Cells - 176 x Headway 38120 10Ah cell LiFePO4 Cell 3.2V 10Ah - Brand New in Boxes, never used ZEVA Battery Managment Syste...
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 10 Dec 2015, 16:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fun little EV
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Fun little EV

offgridQLD wrote: That's a lot of power for a tiny little car with aluminum body. My guess is its probably 600kg perhaps 800kg max.
Kurt


The weight is quoted as 850 kg
The original weight of the Enfield is 975 kg with lead acid batteries.
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 15:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Headway cells for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Headway cells for sale

FOR SALE 132 x Headway 38120 3.2V 10Ah Cells - Brand new never used still in boxes Pick Up from Sunshine Coast QLD or can arrange freight at buyers expense. Please contact with your address for freight pricing. Pick Up from Sunshine Coast QLD or can arrange freight at buyers expence. Please contact ...
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 19 Nov 2015, 19:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Carrying bikes?
Replies: 19
Views: 2497

Carrying bikes?

According to the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, a tow bar like device for carrying a bike rack would not require certification or approval. It would be considered an accessary and just has to be safe for other road users. i.e. no sharp edges. This means you could make one, or use...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 18 Nov 2015, 16:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Drive an EV @ Sydney Motorsport Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Drive an EV @ Sydney Motorsport Park

I am a member of the holden sporting car club (Its not actually about holdens any more). The club runs motorkhana in Willowbank on a regular basis and would be happy to have EVs along. But being at Williowbank I suspect getting most EVs there and back would be a challenge. But incase anyone is inte...
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 14 Nov 2015, 01:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Carrying bikes?
Replies: 19
Views: 2497

Carrying bikes?

I'm trying to find a way to carry a bunch of bicycles on my iMiev, but I'm not making a lot of progress. You could upgrade to small wheeled folding bikes and carry them inside the car. Or, you could fit a tow bar for mounting a bike rack, but not use it for towing. http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopi...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 19 Oct 2015, 20:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

Electric Motorkhana and khanacross car

This looks like a good show and tell item for the meeting this Wednesday night. If you don't already have a trailer, I am sure we can find one.

Jeff Owen
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 02 Sep 2015, 19:28
Forum: i3
Topic: EV display, Noosaville, looking for i3
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

EV display, Noosaville, looking for i3

Joe would also like to have an i-MiEV on display. (Kurt?)
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 15:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Ron's EV stories 2
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Ron's EV stories 2

poprock wrote:I am converting a 1983 KM3 Sherpa, which looks the same as yours. An ADC 8" motor with a Curtis controller is being used.

What batteries are you going to use? At what pack voltage?
Which Curtis controller are you using?
by Jeff Owen
Fri, 20 Feb 2015, 01:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 12218

I want an EV, but what?

offgridQLD wrote: What are is the 1 Star lost?
Pedestrian protection
by Jeff Owen
Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 17:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: EVSE Miev cords
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

EVSE Miev cords

Or you could possibly use this J1772™ Adapter box http://www.tucsonev.com/index.html
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 14 Jan 2015, 21:29
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Memory effect found in LiFePO4
Replies: 31
Views: 5752

Memory effect found in LiFePO4

weber wrote:And make sure you're not buying a plain 87 (sometimes called an 87 I). They are too old

Well thanks Weber. I was very proud of owning a genuine Fluke, and now I will have to hang my head in shame every time I take it out in public.
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 02 Dec 2014, 06:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2755
Views: 683370

PIP-4048MS inverter

I conceived of this small-footprint design as "the black monolith" from the movie "2001 a Space Odyssey". But any second now I'm expecting a phone call from Newton who has put vernier calipers to his computer screen, telling me it doesn't appear to have the correct 1:4:9 aspect ratio of that erstwh...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 23:32
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: November meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 414

November meeting

When:
Wednesday, 19th November 2014, 7:30pm


Where:
Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Albion.

Admission: Free for members arriving in an Electric Vehicle; otherwise $2 for members, $3 for non-members to cover catering costs.
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 23:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: synthetic transmission oil-educate me!
Replies: 22
Views: 6051

synthetic transmission oil-educate me!

woody wrote: I can't think of a Front engine rear wheel drive car which isn't north south...


Ford Thunderbird with transverse, in line 6 cylinder engine and RWD.
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by Jeff Owen
Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 20:44
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: oct meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 775

oct meeting

Just a reminder about the meeting tonight.

Stop press:
MeXy, the 720 V electric MX-5, will at last be there with her full design power for the first time. Hoorah!
Anyone who nominates for a committee position gets a joy ride, and to drive her yourself, if you dare.


by Jeff Owen
Wed, 01 Oct 2014, 21:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 316
Views: 57140

4Springs' Brumby

Checked the Kelly - it had no warning lights, just the normal green one. Cycled the power and it looked the same. With the gearbox in neutral gentle acceleration does turn the motor, but it shudders terribly. Tried this with the clutch in, still shudders. The poor thing is still sitting on the side...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 18:39
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Sept Meeting Wed 17th
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Sept Meeting Wed 17th

Albion Peace Centre 102 McDonald Rd, Albion
by Jeff Owen
Sun, 14 Sep 2014, 04:39
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: FIA Formula E Championship
Replies: 73
Views: 16892

FIA Formula E Championship

The first Formula E race did not end well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r700R2c3t4s