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by Paul9
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 20:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

From China the prices when I bought my last one August 2015 were: 1.5KW TCCH-H130-12, unit price 350USD, CAN module 50USD, freight cost 148USD 2KW TCCH-H130-18, unit price 485USD, CAN module 50USD, freight cost 165USD 3KW TCCH-H130-24, unit price 725USD, CAN module 50USD, freight cost 205USD So I su...
by Paul9
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 19:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Thanks coulomb! I suspected I might get that answer. The TC Charger company seems easy to work with if I wish to specify almost any mix of max voltage and current. When I bought my 34 cell 2 kw charger in August 2015 (hence no hidden button under any sticker) I asked TC to set it up at a 122.4v max ...
by Paul9
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 15:02
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5893

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Hi people, My last upgrade to the Suzuki Swift took the number of cells from 34 to 36 which are still being charged by the 34 cell charger and the legacy 96v charger simultaneously. That upgrade was quite successful in terms of both range increase and power. I also added a rear belly pan which is pr...
by Paul9
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 13:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 7997

Westfield new installations

I have never seen an electric mini skip before!
by Paul9
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 13:30
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Discussion Group - Development of EV charging loca
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Discussion Group - Development of EV charging loca

I would like to hear the results of the discussion too.
I am sorry I couldn't get there.
by Paul9
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10449

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

To answer Digger11's question "Am I mad wanting to do an EV conversion?" my answer is "Hell no!!" Doing an EV conversion is one of the most challenging, and once the challenge is overcome, satisfying things I have ever done! I had a motor mechanic mate and an electrician brother who I helped build t...
by Paul9
Sat, 04 Mar 2017, 14:52
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Richo, I appreciate the advice (and your previous advices).

Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Thu, 02 Mar 2017, 20:25
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks guys - at least I know which area to attack!

Cheers
Paul
by Paul9
Thu, 02 Mar 2017, 02:38
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks guys, The problem with my understanding is that over the last 7 years I have fiddled around with wiring in the car. Bear in mind the "I" in the sentence above knows nothing about electrical wiring. The chances of me NOT having touched the TRAC pack, and body of the car, simultaneously, at lea...
by Paul9
Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 16:57
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks tons for your help John! I do use a 5:1 voltage prescaler. Their reply causes two questions in my tiny brain: a) I get 39v even if the shunt wires are disconnected, whereas their reply appears (?) to imply that the short can only happen through the shunt wires? b) How come it worked fine for ...
by Paul9
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 16:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

I think I have a manual for the TBS Pro somewhere so I will have a hunt around for it Johny. I have a very busy day today so I don't think I will be able to get back to you on this until tomorrow.

Thanks
Paul
by Paul9
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 15:54
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Johny it's at the end of the pack just before the NEG terminal.
by Paul9
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 01:07
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Hi people, Progress! After my holidays and my brother's holidays we finally got together yesterday. We followed Richo and Johny's instructions and still ended up with 38 to 39 volts between the traction pack and the body of the car. We disconnected all the components connected to the Traction POS th...
by Paul9
Tue, 17 Jan 2017, 10:49
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Charge Station locations
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Charge Station locations

To have 20 stations in one spot is good as it should reduce the chances of being ICE'd. Unfortunately I couldn't see any restrictive signage like "Electric Charging Station Only - No Parking".

The end result could be that they end up with 20 non EV's taking up those spaces! Extremely annoying!
by Paul9
Fri, 23 Dec 2016, 13:04
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Richo, No problems as I will be busy for a few weeks also. I have printed out your step-by-steps and will take them over to my electrician brother's place on Christmas day for him to read. Hopefully I can then tee up a day for us to work through your instructions. I still have the heater we o...
by Paul9
Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 21:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks muchly Johny and Richo, I am going to print those instructions out and go through them one by one! I am going to try to go through the process before Christmas but may end up busier than a Beirut bricklayer in which case I will do straight after Christmas. Thanks for the step-by-step instruct...
by Paul9
Mon, 19 Dec 2016, 20:47
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

My investigations have got somewhere (I think?) Richo's instructions were: "Start by disconnecting the wiring from the terminal at the traction pack POS." DONE. "Measure from the traction pack POS to chassis and traction pack NEG to chassis to make sure the problem is NOT the pack but something that...
by Paul9
Fri, 16 Dec 2016, 21:17
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Richo,

Will try that tomorrow. Both your advice and your patience is appreciated!

Paul
by Paul9
Fri, 16 Dec 2016, 17:52
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

I went through every cell terminal and connected each to the neg side of the aux battery. When I eventually got to the last pos terminal of the entire bank I got a zero reading. The last neg terminal, when connected to the chassis, gave me a reading of -120v. I assume from Richo's comment my short m...
by Paul9
Thu, 15 Dec 2016, 23:55
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Richo, I will have my gloves on! When you say to each traction battery terminal do you mean to each positive and negative traction battery terminal? If to both the positive and negative terminals do I, when testing a negative traction terminal, put the other end on the positive of the aux bat...
by Paul9
Thu, 15 Dec 2016, 17:43
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Evric,

When the car was at the workshop I actually used the fact that it was up on a hoist to do exactly what you suggest! I had heard about carbon dust build up and took the opportunity to use their compressed air gun. One of the rare instances of me doing something sensible!

Thanks
Paul
by Paul9
Thu, 15 Dec 2016, 17:03
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Johny,

When I say the rear pack was disconnected I mean that I had depressed my big red button between the seats inside the car. I had made no other "disconnects" between front and back.

Thanks
Paul
by Paul9
Thu, 15 Dec 2016, 14:35
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Thanks Johny, Richo and Peter, We will try your suggestions. Richo, to answer your question as to how I know the HV is connected to the body is that one of us was leaning on the compliance plate of the car (connected to the body) and touched a terminal and got zapped. I had disconnected the rear bat...
by Paul9
Wed, 14 Dec 2016, 14:51
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Do I need a new controller?
Replies: 56
Views: 8812

Do I need a new controller?

Hi people, Have just finished the upgrade we have been discussing in this thread and thought I would let you know how it went and thank you for your help! There is however one issue remaining which I would very much like some advice on. I took the car down to my mate's mechanic workshop and we immed...
by Paul9
Thu, 17 Nov 2016, 21:06
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Charge Station locations
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Charge Station locations

Apart from Plugshare there is of course the ChargePoint map. If you mean, is there a section on this forum, you will find the NSW locations mentioned under the Sydney Branch of AEVA in the Branches section of this forum.