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by Paul9
Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 06:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Any info on these chargers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Any info on these chargers?

Thanks CZal, I have ordered one of these and will see how it goes. My "wish list" is to have two chargers to cover both 10amp circuits and 16amp circuits. I was going to buy a 2kw charger and a 3.3kw charger but have realised that two 2kw chargers would do the same job (I think)?) I hook one up for ...
by Paul9
Sun, 20 Aug 2017, 20:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Any info on these chargers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Any info on these chargers?

Thanks antiscab,

Mine "sort of" locks in but once "locked" in they still wobble a bit. I would still be very interested in how your charger performs.
Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 21:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

Hi Rob,

I am going by memory when I say it is a 400watt turbine. Next time I am up there I will hunt around for the manual and check.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 21:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Any info on these chargers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Any info on these chargers?

Thanks EV2Go, I am a bit confused at your calculation of 144v x 10amps = 1440watts. The max voltage from the 144v charger is 176v which, times 10amps, equals 1760watts? Still well short of 2kw but better than 1440w or am I missing something? The reason I am asking about the KPES charger is because I...
by Paul9
Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 07:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Any info on these chargers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Any info on these chargers?

Thanks EV2Go

I assume you mean that the max voltage for the 144v nominal charger being 176v and the amps being 10amps means the max draw/power would be 1760watts?

Thanks
Paul
by Paul9
Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 07:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

I have a weekender in the mountains west of Sydney which is totally off-grid. 0.5kw of solar panels and an Ampair 400w wind turbine. My experience with the turbine appears to be similar to Rob's above comments. My turbine never produces any where near the power that the solar panels do. For starters...
by Paul9
Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 07:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Any info on these chargers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Any info on these chargers?

Thanks jonescg

I had queried them but had no reply for a while which prompted my query here.

They advised (eventually) that these chargers do have thermal cutoff and reverse polarity protection.

Thanks for your advice,
Paul
by Paul9
Wed, 16 Aug 2017, 12:03
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Any info on these chargers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Any info on these chargers?

Just wondering if anyone knows much or has had experience with, the following chargers: http://evcomponents.com/kpes-k2000w-charger.html I noted no mention about things like thermal cut off protection or reverse polarity protection? They are $299US versus the $500 to $700US for the Elcon TC Charger ...
by Paul9
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 16:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: guidelines for public EV charging
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

guidelines for public EV charging

The issues around public charging spots was discussed here in the following thread.

viewtopic.php?title=improving-ev-charge-spots&t=4549

Hope it helps.
Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Wed, 24 May 2017, 01:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks for your help so far! I sent an email off to TC-Chargers asking for a price for both a 3.3kw charger and asked them if they have a 2.2kw charger because I have only seen info on their 1.8kw charger. I told them I am after 38cell x 3.6v = 136.8 max voltage. Their reply was (including misspelli...
by Paul9
Thu, 11 May 2017, 23:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks Richo,

I think I will buy both a 3.3kw and a 1.8kw charger and leave it at that.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Wed, 10 May 2017, 21:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks guys, I see the difficulties involved. Consider the idea dumped!

Thanks anyway!
Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Wed, 10 May 2017, 19:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, I saw the suggestion in this thread that a possible way to get 2.2kw or 3.3kw out of a single 3.3kw charger would be to use a voltage divider. If I go ahead with adding two more cells to my pack I will need a charger that will give me 38 cells x 3.6v = 136.8v pack. As discussed previously...
by Paul9
Wed, 10 May 2017, 15:15
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: chortlyn Nissan Tiida Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

chortlyn Nissan Tiida Conversion

Good stuff Brendon - let us know how it performs.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Sun, 07 May 2017, 20:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers
Replies: 95
Views: 24610

Questions on Elcon/TC chargers

Just for anyone's reference I have recently (last couple of days) received the manuals from TC Charger for their 1.8kw, 3.3kw and 6.6 kw chargers. I attach them below in case they provide some of the info you are seeking. In my thread "Charger 3kw and 2kw?" Coulomb asked me to ask TC Charger some ad...
by Paul9
Fri, 05 May 2017, 19:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, Thanks Coulomb for your reply. I think I get your explanation now! A 2kw charger can supply 2kw max at either a certain max voltage or a certain max amperage but not both at the same time? Yesterday, as an experiment, I checked the existing charger’s performance over a one hour period. I ...
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 22:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

If this is the case then a single 3.3kW charger would be the go and you can have simple switch to dial down the current. I guess we have to verify that these later chargers can be current-controlled via the enable pin. Thanks Johny. I would rate this as a Plan B if two chargers won't do the job for...
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 19:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, After a bit of a delay in receiving a reply from TC Charger in China, I finally received the manuals I think I am wanting. I have received the manuals for the 6.6kw charger, the 3.3kw charger and the 1.8 kw charger which all appear to be the “new” design, being considerably smaller than t...
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 17:05
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums

Nothing to see here.

This is just me trying to upload a pdf file.

Quotation_of_TC_Charger_2017.pdf

In Preview it looks like it worked.

Thanks Coulomb
by Paul9
Tue, 02 May 2017, 14:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 7997

Westfield new installations

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident Jeff!

Red Bull has a lot to answer for!

Makes it difficult to resist the temptation to let a few tyres down!
by Paul9
Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 16:48
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Uploading photos on Web Wiz Forums

Thanks a lot Coulomb - I have always had problems with uploading images, both on this forum and others. I am going to give it a go here and see what happens. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/825/panel-mod.jpg I have followed Coulomb's instructions and just checked in preview to see what happened. I...
by Paul9
Tue, 04 Apr 2017, 15:56
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 7997

Westfield new installations

Great news!

I just checked plugshare and the Warringah Mall charger doesn't seem to show up? The 3112 wall outlet does show but not the Chargepoint charger?
by Paul9
Sat, 01 Apr 2017, 17:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks Coulomb, Tomorrow I am going to whip off an email to TC Charger to see what they have available. I will include your comment about the enable pin. Just a suggestion, as you know considerably more than I about both enable pins and PWM, would you like to suggest the correct phrasing for the que...
by Paul9
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 20:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks tons for looking that up antiscab! The size of the new 3.3kw charger would certainly fit in the space I thought I would use for the 1kw charger I thought I would need to buy. I think I would still need a 2kw charger for times when I visit friends who only have 10amp 240 circuits in their hous...
by Paul9
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 02:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

I just checked the manual I received in 2015. The 1.5kw charger dimensions then were 348mm x 180mm x 140mm. The same unit now is 352mm x 195mm x 139mm. This makes the current model slightly larger than the old model unless I am missing something?