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by Jeff Owen
Wed, 21 May 2014, 23:07
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Meeting May 21st 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Meeting May 21st 2014

Just a reminder about the meeting tonight.
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 23:35
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Could anyone help diagnose my soliton's issue?
Replies: 41
Views: 8433

Could anyone help diagnose my soliton's issue?

Could it be the traction pack voltage is lower than the controller expects?
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 18:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric
Replies: 38
Views: 7228

RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric

Why not just replace the existing battery with more flooded lead acid ones. For example, 10 x 6V golf cart batteries.
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 04 Feb 2014, 20:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importin i-Miev or Leaf from Japan…?
Replies: 19
Views: 3221

Importin i-Miev or Leaf from Japan…?

A couple of months back I looked at bringing in an 18 month old Renault Kangoo ZE from the Old Dart & was told by a few sources including a so-called 'expert' car importing broker, some federal government muppets & Renault Australia that it was totally impossible unless I was prepared to pay some u...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 22:10
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: January Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 637

January Meeting

Just a reminder about the meeting tonight.
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 11 Jan 2014, 06:04
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: New AEVA Brochures on the way...
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

New AEVA Brochures on the way...

jonescg wrote:And maybe why you can't put a wind generator on the front...



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by Jeff Owen
Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 00:35
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 35176

A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

coulomb wrote: Earths are for protection only, never to carry load current.)

What about a SWER system?
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 04:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Game Changer?
Replies: 41
Views: 5419

DIY Game Changer?

it used to be a Lotus Elise http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster The first two "test mules" were based on a Lotus Elise. By this definition, virtually every car built is a conversion as most car makers begin by testing components in existing cars. The Tesla shares only 6-7% of components wit...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 04:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Game Changer?
Replies: 41
Views: 5419

DIY Game Changer?

BigMouse wrote:
4. The Blade is already a workable EV. Yes, it is a conversion/retrofit, but so was the Tesla Roadster.

In what way is aTesla Roadster a conversion/retrofit?
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 22:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 400423

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

offgridQLD wrote: There is a live unlocked 15A outlet on the side of a stainless steel box in the middle of the lands borough train station car park. I don't have permission to use it but its good to know its there.
Kurt

I think you will find that it is a 10A outlet.
by Jeff Owen
Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 02:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 400423

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

We managed to crawl off the Centenary Motorway into Sumner Road and stopped right near a 24 hour petrol station. After looking around for a convenient power point we phoned the RACQ. Did you ask for a charge at the 24 hour petrol station? I remembered the immortal words of Jeff Owen: "There are mor...
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 22 Oct 2013, 03:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New I-Miev owner
Replies: 46
Views: 7053

New I-Miev owner

It's even more dismal when you compare the total number of EV to ICE. Thirteen million passenger cars vs six hundred electric. That's only 0.005% of cars in Australia are electric. You are comparing the number of EVs built by just 4 manufacturers over just 4 years against the remaining registered c...
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 23:26
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Brisbane Meeting October 16, 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Brisbane Meeting October 16, 2013

Just a reminder that the meeting is tonight.
Come along and find out what happened to the MX5 and why it didn't make it back to Queensland.
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 15 Oct 2013, 18:53
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Brisbane Meeting October 16, 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Brisbane Meeting October 16, 2013

Hi guys, it's the most exciting date to have in your calendar! AEVA meeting night!!! When: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 - 7:30pm Where:Albion Peace Centre 102 McDonald Rd, Albion Admission How much: Free for members arriving in an EV; otherwise $2, or $3 for non-members. This month we will talk about...
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 07:59
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 400423

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Wet wood is a surprisingly good conductor of electricity. I've read about people who've had wood start steaming from current flowing through it when wet (don't remember where I read it, but it was definitely in an EV). Why would you want to have a current flowing through wet wood? Obviously, for th...
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 21 Sep 2013, 03:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 26970

iMiEV tyre wear status

dgj4710 wrote: Now that I think of it, the Citroen GS would be a great EV.

There is one in Brisbane.
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 19 Sep 2013, 00:17
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Brisbane AGM September 18th
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Brisbane AGM September 18th

Just a reminder that the meeting is tonight.
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 01 Aug 2013, 00:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: What an EVSE provides
Replies: 145
Views: 20374

What an EVSE provides

acmotor wrote: After all, they haven't put road tax on LPG yet
From the RACQ:

From 1 July 2012, the excise on LPG will go up to 5cpl and then increase by 2.5cpl annually to a maximum 12.5cpl on 1 July 2015.

by Jeff Owen
Wed, 31 Jul 2013, 16:44
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: What an EVSE provides
Replies: 145
Views: 20374

What an EVSE provides

Surely, if an extension lead is to be used with a portable EVSE, it must be a J1772 extension lead between the EVSE and the car.
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 24 Jul 2013, 23:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 58767

New to the forum & new I-miev

offgridQLD
PM sent

Jeff Owen
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 04 Jul 2013, 22:21
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Pikes Peak Hill Climb results
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Pikes Peak Hill Climb results

Pikes Peak results here http://livetiming.net/ppihc/
What is impressive is comparing the fastest EV with last years record.

Fastest motorbike in 9th place and it is electric
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 25 Jun 2013, 21:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a I-miev
Replies: 153
Views: 32527

Buying a I-miev

jonescg wrote: AAARRRGH!! It's km/h! NOT kmph! SI units people! *head explodes*
You would get on well with Weber. A few weeks ago, I arrived at his house to find him grinding the imperial sizes off of a spanner and engraving it with the metric equivalent.
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 19 Jun 2013, 04:59
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Torque Vectoring or Traction Control - Twin motors
Replies: 32
Views: 5029

Torque Vectoring or Traction Control - Twin motors

I recall early ABS that folk claimed to be able to out brake. It is simply false with modern systems, even to the point where F1 runs it. From F1 regulations: 11.5 Brake pressure modulation: 11.5.1 No braking system may be designed to prevent wheels from locking when the driver applies pressure to ...
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 01 Jun 2013, 18:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Replacing a dead cell
Replies: 15
Views: 2104

Replacing a dead cell

The lack of BMS is probably the cause of the problem. The pack is out of balance. Charging the pack as is will likely damage more batteries. I think you need to charge the low battery but you will need a charger that goes to 14.7V (From memory 17 years ago). I have one for Hawker batteries which are...
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 01 Jun 2013, 16:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Replacing a dead cell
Replies: 15
Views: 2104

Replacing a dead cell

Taxman
Is there some form of battery management on the car?
What makes you think one of the batteries is dead?
Have you tried charging the offending battery on it's own?
Where are you in Brisbane?