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by Jeff Owen
Tue, 28 May 2013, 21:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: What an EVSE provides
Replies: 145
Views: 20375

What an EVSE provides

Jeff, I'm glad you don't reject the advantages of an EVSE, just fear, no, hate, the system that tries to profit from them. OK I can understand that. And by the way, I have no commercial interest in EVSEs. I just recognise their advantages. Hey! Where did this come from. At no point in this discussi...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 27 May 2013, 18:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: What an EVSE provides
Replies: 145
Views: 20375

What an EVSE provides

acmotor wrote: IMHO

At least the J1772 plug used is IP44. Still a lot safer than an extention cord plugging in an EV conversion.

Not true. The standard 3 pin plug on my car is rated IP66. At least I could keep charging while washing my car.
by Jeff Owen
Sun, 26 May 2013, 02:01
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: What an EVSE provides
Replies: 145
Views: 20375

What an EVSE provides

acmotor wrote: Other EVs will then be able to use your charging facility
Other EVs already use his charging facility on a regular basis.
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 22 May 2013, 05:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 47733

Johny's Electric Vogue

Johny It seems to me that the vibration problem is coming from inside the back axle housing. Possibly wear or damage to the diff as indicated by the excessive backlash you mentioned earlier. Possibly a damaged or bent half shaft (are they called this on RWD). Maybe you could use the handbrake to loc...
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 17:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Spinning Solar Cell
Replies: 28
Views: 2971

Spinning Solar Cell

Stiive wrote:Anyway, food for thought, and a reminder to think outside the box.
Weber's "box" is actually a dodecahedron. I have seen it on his back verandah directly above the MX5.
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 20 Feb 2013, 21:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Member from Brisbane
Replies: 27
Views: 3885

New Member from Brisbane

John
Will you be bringing the i-MiEV to the meeting tonight?
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 20 Feb 2013, 03:13
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: February Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

February Meeting

Taxman wrote: That's tomorrow night, right?


Yes
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 18 Feb 2013, 15:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: My Mira conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

My Mira conversion

At what stage should I tell her the truth about how long it will take?? Just tell her that after little more than four years, Weber and Coulomb's MX-5 is nearing completion!    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley18.gif And that the MX-5 project has taken over the following areas of the Weber h...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 18 Feb 2013, 14:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Member from Brisbane
Replies: 27
Views: 3885

New Member from Brisbane

Hello folks, my name is John. I have never owned an EV before but always wanted to. I did have a Prius for a few years though. I work at Toowong Mitsubishi here in Brisbane. The reason why I finally decided to join the forum is that we just got our first i-MiEV at the dealership http://forums.aeva....
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 19:32
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Controller for ADC x91- 4001 recommendation
Replies: 22
Views: 3525

Controller for ADC x91- 4001 recommendation

Greg
I suggest you use an ADC 8 inch motor. It is shorter and has proven to be an effective choice for small cars.
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 02 Jan 2013, 22:59
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 0-5k Throttle Box
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

0-5k Throttle Box

4Springs I have had the same problem with the Curtis pot box in my car. The first sign of the problem is usually a very small surge of acceleration as you lift off the throttle. As a temporary fix, try pumping the throttle 5 - 10 full strokes before turning the car on each time you drive it. This se...
by Jeff Owen
Fri, 28 Dec 2012, 06:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: DIY Battery Cooling
Replies: 29
Views: 4805

DIY Battery Cooling

Re: Procrastination Jeff pointed out to me that the whole forum went very quiet after his post accusing me of procrastinating in this thread yesterday. I wouldn't know, I was too busy working on my EV. Weber I made no such accusation of procrastination. I also hit post reply just as the Doctor Who ...
by Jeff Owen
Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 01:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: DIY Battery Cooling
Replies: 29
Views: 4805

DIY Battery Cooling

weber wrote:
and I need to get the MX-5 finished.

I agree.


That this topic exists may be an indication as to why it is taking so long.
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 23:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Research
Replies: 17
Views: 3190

EV Conversion Research

Pepe
Do you attend the AEVA Brisbane branch meetings?
What area of Brisbane do you intend to drive the car?
by Jeff Owen
Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 16:39
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Decmber meeting moved to dec 16th sunday at 11am,
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Decmber meeting moved to dec 16th sunday at 11am,

For those with E-bikes, or proper bikes, the venue for this Sundays gathering is a pleasant 3.9 km ride from the Thoreside railway station. There is a bike path along Rickertt Road, and the ride along Chelsea Road is quiet with little traffic. To return, either go back to Thornside, or continue alon...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 10 Dec 2012, 22:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Australian importer of CA series cells?
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Australian importer of CA series cells?

celectric wrote: Hi all,

Does anyone know if there is somebody in Australia importing and selling the new grey CA series cells from CALB yet?

EVPower          www.evpower.com.au/
by Jeff Owen
Sun, 25 Nov 2012, 21:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive: Do I have enough torque?
Replies: 61
Views: 9473

Direct Drive: Do I have enough torque?

Someone is going to predict the demise of my g'box in response to this but I guess that's not a massive problem in the greater scheme of things, and it will depend on how I drive. 2nd gear does everything around town. Not designed for it? Not designed for an electric motor either. I'm happy. I am n...
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 13 Nov 2012, 21:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: family city car - doable?
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

family city car - doable?

Ok, I've had a look at a lot of the cars here - most are small, limited seating or storage. the idea is hat we have two cars - this one for day to day city stuff (we live inner city brisbane and most trips are probably 5-10km with some longer ones of 40-50km return) and a landcruiser to take us cam...
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 03 Nov 2012, 03:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Curb weight and gross weight of utes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2989

Curb weight and gross weight of utes.

Richo wrote: nobody should be using flooded cells thses days on Austrlain roads.

Could you explain why
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 29 Oct 2012, 15:25
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric Mini For Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Electric Mini For Sale

Byron wrote: I have a Zivan NG3 charger as well that can be included however it has just stopped working. The output fuse blew and when I replaced it, it blew again. If anyone has suggestions about fixing NG3 chargers would be interested to know.

Try Chandima at MPower 0397650524
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 27 Oct 2012, 16:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.
Replies: 53
Views: 7703

Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.

acmotor wrote: Never say never. Image

Good point, correction made.
by Jeff Owen
Sat, 27 Oct 2012, 04:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.
Replies: 53
Views: 7703

Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.

I believe Jeff Owen has been charging his converted Honda City by pulling 10 A from random 10 A GPOs (including mine) for the past 15 years. I'd be interested to hear how often he has tripped a breaker. Hasn't happened, so far. And that's the thing, Weber didn't say "I'd be interested to hear how o...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 20:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Battery pack voltage advice for EV datsun 1200
Replies: 44
Views: 7609

Battery pack voltage advice for EV datsun 1200

Hi Jeff, I dont think my ute has 1400km range. sorry. I am in NQLD My fault, like most people I keep forgetting that Queensland does not finish at Noosa. We did have a ute conversion drive down to Brisbane from Mackay for the annual AEVA conference last year, so it is possible. In your photos, the ...
by Jeff Owen
Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 14:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Battery pack voltage advice for EV datsun 1200
Replies: 44
Views: 7609

Battery pack voltage advice for EV datsun 1200

Brett_celicacoupe wrote: I got my machine registered the other day.


Brett
Will you be bringing your car to the Brisbane branch meeting this Wednesday?
by Jeff Owen
Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 16:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00

There is a Ford Capri conversion in Brisbane. As for the heater, a ceramic heater core is a simple well proven method. Even if the dashboard has to be removed, it is only once then can be forgotten. Weber found an alternative way to remove and refit the heater radiator in the MX5 without removing th...