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by Squiggles
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 06:40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11606

emissions trading / carbon trading

What action, simple, plant sh*t loads of trees. Replace the 80% of world forests we have destroyed in the last 200 years!!
by Squiggles
Sat, 14 Aug 2010, 06:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11606

emissions trading / carbon trading

...that is easy to solve, if we close down the aluminium smelters and steel works our numbers would improve dramatically.
by Squiggles
Fri, 13 Aug 2010, 06:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government EV Policy
Replies: 35
Views: 4643

Government EV Policy

They deserve something a whole lot heavier than scepticism!

They should all be thrown on the 'B ark' with the hairdressers and phone sanitisers.....
by Squiggles
Sat, 07 Aug 2010, 20:49
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Victoria to trial electric cars
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Victoria to trial electric cars

Our politicians really don't support Australian entrepreneurs.

"Australia's first commercially viable, fully electric vehicles".
Wrong on two counts, they are Japanese not Australian and they are not the first!

Of course the Australians probably can't afford to line the correct pockets.
by Squiggles
Mon, 02 Aug 2010, 06:20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11606

emissions trading / carbon trading

I will say it again. Non of this is about reducing pollution. It is all about money and how to transfer it from the common people to the big businesses and to a lesser extent the governments. From the government point of view it goes like this. Government: How can we raise more money without taxing ...
by Squiggles
Thu, 22 Jul 2010, 21:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 341988

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

You've been doing all this without referencing the CAN standard Image

by Squiggles
Tue, 20 Jul 2010, 14:41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11606

emissions trading / carbon trading

A carbon trading scheme will not reduce carbon emissions.
It creates no incentive for producers to reduce output.
It will simply involuntarily move money from the pockets of the people to the buckets of business and government.
by Squiggles
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 19:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 341988

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Your just a scaredy cat Johny http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif A battery drill on lowest clutch setting should be fine if you take your time. I had the same feeling about using a tap in a drill press when I was an apprentice, the tradesmen finally convinced me it is ok. Never broke a t...
by Squiggles
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 14:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 341988

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Tiring for the battery drill you used for the tap I suppose Image
by Squiggles
Wed, 07 Jul 2010, 19:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric Transport Aus.RIP OFF
Replies: 21
Views: 7104

Electric Transport Aus.RIP OFF

It is possible they are trading using a name registered to another party as well. Electric Transport Australia can be found in the Australian Business Register, details do not match the names and addresses you have provided.   ABN: 73 435 005 361
by Squiggles
Tue, 06 Jul 2010, 02:04
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hall effect sensor help please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Hall effect sensor help please.

Just a guess, I think you should be seeing pulses on the outputs. Do you have a part number? Something like this. ------   ------   ------       |_|      |_| You need a meter on frequency range or a CRO, maybe put your meter on AC Volts and see if there is a change when you rotate the motor. Hall ef...
by Squiggles
Tue, 06 Jul 2010, 01:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 341988

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

by Squiggles
Mon, 28 Jun 2010, 01:54
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Brilliant Honda motor and gearbox combo
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Brilliant Honda motor and gearbox combo

procrastination inc wrote: Saw that on the vid too, nice grab.

it is compact, but a little wide at the CV's for narrow vehicles I think


OK for rear wheel drive maybe.
by Squiggles
Tue, 22 Jun 2010, 20:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Global Warming / Cooling / Lunacy is / isn't bunk
Replies: 21
Views: 4231

Global Warming / Cooling / Lunacy is / isn't bunk

I read an article yesterday that stated that Very Fast Trains were fast becoming a preferred mode of transport in Europe. To the point where some shorter air routes are just about extinct. One significant issue mentioned was that the carbon footprint of the trains was about 1/4 that of equivalent ai...
by Squiggles
Mon, 21 Jun 2010, 05:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 341988

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Very tricky...after all it is CAN not RS232.

CAN has a physical specification and a protocol specification.
RS232 is physical layer only.

By the way somewhere in my archives I have a bunch of code written in Borland C that implements Modbus over RS232. Is it likely to be any use to you?
by Squiggles
Mon, 21 Jun 2010, 02:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 341988

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

If you are using Windows XP or later be aware that windows may if it feels like it interfere with the serial comms whenever it wants.

by Squiggles
Fri, 18 Jun 2010, 18:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 50297

2 Speed Gearbox

I thought this was a topic about gearboxes not AC motors :).

Also isn't torque highest at the low end of the rpm range?
by Squiggles
Mon, 14 Jun 2010, 02:14
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw

foxint` wrote: Mate

X1/9 is a great idea.. I had a Series II. But they are really hard for parts - well so is every FIAT. Plus X 1/9 is heavy about 1,000 kg


Mine was a Series I. About 860kg, there was plenty of opportunity to reduce weight. I had plans but never got that far....renovated my house instead.
by Squiggles
Sun, 13 Jun 2010, 19:47
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw

Yes the little Fiat's are my Italian Love affair. I am 51 and owned about 30 of them in various forms, 125,124, Spyders, 500. My favourite woudl be the little 500, My brother and I have had between us, 600, 850, 2300 sedan, 2300S coupe, X19 all have been a lot of fun (and work). Would love to have ...
by Squiggles
Sun, 13 Jun 2010, 19:43
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw

coulomb wrote: Firstly, it's kW: Watt was a person (as was Volta, Faraday, Newton, and others), and these units are always capitalised.


So why is you name "coulomb"? Image
by Squiggles
Sun, 13 Jun 2010, 18:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

New Guy is an Idoit - KW vs Kw

Fiat 850 nice, my brother had one with a 903 motor in it. Lot of fun. Others on hear will give you lots of detail, basically it is hard to compare internal combustion kW with electric kW because the needs are different. The only time they really can be compared is in constant speed cruising where th...
by Squiggles
Fri, 11 Jun 2010, 23:42
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: big batteries and step up DC converters
Replies: 69
Views: 17677

big batteries and step up DC converters

Richo wrote:
T2 wrote: Sheesh I almost wish I hadn't brought it up !


I think it's always good to bring up all options regardless.
Otherwise we all end up narrow minded.


Damned Right!
by Squiggles
Fri, 11 Jun 2010, 14:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 50297

2 Speed Gearbox

T2, improving the motor/inverter system performance by oversizing the inverter is all well and good (in fact, it's great!) but an improved motor/inverter plus a two-speed gearbox is always going to work out even better. I agree. Not all of us want to drag race our cars, so the 0.5 seconds lost duri...
by Squiggles
Thu, 10 Jun 2010, 03:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 50297

2 Speed Gearbox

I am not sure that having a gearbox fail and lockup at 110kph on a freeway would be a safe event. I agree that it is extremely unlikely with a properly engineered and manufactured item, but it would only take one occurrence and you would likely lose everything you have. Ask Toyota how much a simple ...
by Squiggles
Thu, 10 Jun 2010, 00:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 50297

2 Speed Gearbox

Well there we go, who thinks they have what it takes to go into production? Geoff? Anyone? I have a relative that is a very experienced gearbox design engineer. I have discussed the concept of a two speed clutchless synchroless transmission with him and we believe it is achievable. In the end thoug...