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by antiscab
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 21:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lifepo4 pack charging
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Lifepo4 pack charging

ah yes, so the same BMS as I have In your case I would still use the master module to disconnect the charger, so that it does cycle on and off. Be aware though, that BMS is built for a top balanced battery. You will quickly end up somewhere in between top and bottom balanced fairly quickly, even if ...
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 18:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lifepo4 pack charging
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Lifepo4 pack charging

I presently run a 45 cell - tc charger on a 42 cell LiFePO4 battery, and have done so for 6 months what bms are you using? I'm using the old EV Power BMS, direct connected to the charger. cycles the charger on and off when the first cell hits full (top balanced pack) If the BMS can disconnect the ch...
by antiscab
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 23:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 20
Views: 3067

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

Is the runke definitely working? If so, then yes please. Happy to wait till you're back
by antiscab
Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 09:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

Day 10 of ownership an incident occurred that the cameras picked up, sound, numberplates and our cabin commentary (I must restrain my language). On the freeway south bound, near Joondalup, A 4WD was trying to overtake on the railway side emergency lane, even putting their wheels into the dirt, whil...
by antiscab
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 12:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 20
Views: 3067

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

I find myself chasing a Vectrix charger, if you still have one for sale?
by antiscab
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 12:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40644

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Ah, no field weakening then. Hmmm tedious.

Quick shift gearbox though. How long does it take to change gear?
by antiscab
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 11:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40644

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

you still have the clutch yeah? Why not start in 1st? Let the motor spin so back emf is closer to the battery voltage
by antiscab
Sun, 01 Sep 2019, 00:08
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

I wonder if it's one of the ones that had a zigbee installed as part of the solar homes trial
by antiscab
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 18:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 3711

Re: Tesla PW2

Then you need the inverter that can handle the electric vehicle battery voltage. That raises an interesting thought. The inverter I'm looking at to use on a proposed off grid system has a solar feed in voltage max of 450vdc and between 120vdc and 430vdc the MPPT controller part can handle. If the e...
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 21:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

holy moly
what sort of meter do you have?
would you mind posting a picture (feel free to block out your NMI)
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 21:30
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

Would we even have to tell them? In WA, Western power want to know the serial number of the inverter so if you change it technically you're meant tell them(and they may refuse the unit). But it's not like they are going to come round and check the number as long as you don't start exporting at midn...
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 16:15
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 1920

Re: New Tyres

well, I won't be able to find out if rotating the tyres and upping the pressure makes them last longer or not. I had to replace them today as a result of destroying 2 of them with a big box kerb. Given tyre 3 was bald on the outside, I made the call to replace all 4 ($600) and keep the best one of t...
by antiscab
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 06:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 29
Views: 2328

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Was that 100 MW battery in relation to the hornsdale 100MW/129MWh unit?
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 21:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 3711

Re: Tesla PW2

reecho wrote: No...Original grid tie can stay as is.
Especially if you install it without telling Western Power :lol:

best of luck with the bureaucracy
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 20:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery, now sold)
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

Leonford wrote:
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 14:21
Matthew it will sit nicely on the driveway haha
It'll be right at home with my 4 x nhw10 prius and 4 Vectrix scooters

would you be interested in a trade of any variety? I have a really nice Vectrix up for sale
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 08:29
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: leaf battery shell

Sounds good to me
by antiscab
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 08:27
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery, now sold)
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

I've been tempted
I need to clear a spot to work on it and sell some stuff.
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 20:32
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: leaf battery shell

Was it?

I'd prefer it went somewhere local. Just seems wrong to ship empty steel across the country. But am open to ideas

I'm hoping someone can crack the bms, so we can use future batteries as is for home storage
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 19:24
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 525

leaf battery shell

So I've come into possession of a complete leaf battery I've already taken out all the modules (using them for Vectrix's) I was originally going to see what new cells I could get to fit into it, with a view to upgrade a leaf at some point. since getting it, I've discovered you can now put the newer ...
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 19:24
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 0
Views: 571

leaf battery shell

So I've come into possession of a complete leaf battery I've already taken out all the modules (using them for Vectrix's) I was originally going to see what new cells I could get to fit into it, with a view to upgrade a leaf at some point. since getting it, I've discovered you can now put the newer ...
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 19:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: HELP PLEASE I think I killed my cells
Replies: 28
Views: 1660

Re: HELP PLEASE I think I killed my cells

Richo wrote:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 12:34
Rectify mains, filter and 510R 150W resistor.
That'd cost ~$50.
a couple of 60W incadenscents in place of the resistor would drop the cost further

I've done this before, highly versatile constant current powersupply with really bad efficiency and pretty bad PF
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 12:32
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: HELP PLEASE I think I killed my cells
Replies: 28
Views: 1660

Re: HELP PLEASE I think I killed my cells

why would you need to put 120Ah in before switching back to the normal charger?
I would have thought even 10Ah would be enough to change over (20 hrs or so). likely even less
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 08:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

I actually saw this idea somewhere else, though for the life of me I can't find it. possibly silicon chip or autospeed
by antiscab
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 08:36
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: 3 phase outlet, what is suitable for EV charging?

There is a solution to the high grid voltage problem: lots of cheap UPS have a 230v to 24v transformer built in, for the purpose of stepping up, or stepping down the grid voltage when it is out of range. you could easily harvest a few of these, put the 24v side in series with your incoming grid (eff...