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by antiscab
Wed, 01 May 2019, 08:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Single phase charging

There is value in having home storage beyond charging the zoe more efficiently. Do you have time of use power? Not using power in peak periods there's likely to be some savings. Are you export limited to 5kw? I'd be super tempted to put up more Solar, so there's more time where the surplus is above ...
by antiscab
Sat, 27 Apr 2019, 22:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: electric cars are DIRTIER for the planet than diesel vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: electric cars are DIRTIER for the planet than diesel vehicles

The study theyre referencing is not available......

At best theyre overestimating the energy required for resource extraction and are hiding their methodology to prevent peer review
by antiscab
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 18:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: ICEd EV Chargers
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: ICEd EV Chargers

I wonder if legislation exists for towing of vehicles blocking refueling stations....
by antiscab
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 15:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 38
Views: 1509

Re: I've got my Kona

Clintsc9 wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 12:55
We did a day trip Brisbane to Toowoomba then return via Hampton and Esk. A total of 315km and used 66%.
Recharging in 3 pin took 21 hours :lol:
Holy guacamole, so total range on country roads is 477km?
how big is the kona battery?

was 3 pin charging 10A or 15A?
by antiscab
Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 07:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 35
Views: 1722

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

I briefly had a Fonzarelli and that got ~50km from a 1650Wh pack = 33Wh per km which is really impressive. It’s pretty light and more for city usage which helps it get those numbers. My bike will be a bit heavier but will be mostly city usage. I ran some numbers for different battery options and ba...
by antiscab
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 18:42
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Replacement battery

Hi Sonja,

where are you located?

do you know in what way the battery was damaged?
by antiscab
Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 12:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 44
Views: 5135

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

A BMU reset won't get your capacity back

107k km is pretty good - how much has been on battery only?
by antiscab
Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 09:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 1288

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

Warb out of curiosity, from which part of Australia do you hail? Roo bars aren't exactly complicated to make in one off quantities. I had a housemate who made his own and welded it to a Holden combo. This vehicle was used regularly to go to bush doofs, and he did indeed encounter all manner of fauna...
by antiscab
Thu, 18 Apr 2019, 22:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 1288

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

there's also an app called electricitymap and renew watch.

Those pole top transformers are usually 350kva, and dinner time cook peak tends to run from 5pm to 9pm. It won't be long until the cheap rate moves to during the day, and the expensive time to during the night.
by antiscab
Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 09:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Cannot connect to live services
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Cannot connect to live services

That's good to know The little clip holding the SD card in on your car broke a while back, we're in the process of getting renault to replace it under warranty. So we haven't used the on board GPS in some time. Having said that, google maps on my phone is light years ahead of TomTom anyway If access...
by antiscab
Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 08:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: Cannot connect to live services
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Cannot connect to live services

interesting - those functions have never worked on our Zoe

were you able to schedule charging too?
by antiscab
Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 08:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010

Hi Hugh,

welcome to the forum

If I may ask, where are you located?

Assuming the 12v battery is okay, the charger packing it in is somewhat separate to the battery ecu

If getting a new battery, yes the old cells are valuable, both as spares for other old imievs, and for use as solar batteries
by antiscab
Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 10:04
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Do grid tie inverter have "NO LOAD CONSUMPTION"
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Do grid tie inverter have "NO LOAD CONSUMPTION"

Solax no load is 3.5w for their single phase grid tie only units.

I imagine it would be similar for their non isolated battery units, where the battery design voltage is above 300v.
by antiscab
Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 09:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Do grid tie inverter have "NO LOAD CONSUMPTION"
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Do grid tie inverter have "NO LOAD CONSUMPTION"

Designs that are entirely solar powered are never at no load when it matters. Ie, the only time they are at no load is when the sun is out and the grid is offline. Designs that are partially mains powered (Solax comes to mind) for their display, Wi-Fi and control hardware do use power at no load. Ie...
by antiscab
Sat, 06 Apr 2019, 13:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: First Zoe Service!
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: First Zoe Service!

I suspect the 12v battery is only 12months or 24 months
by antiscab
Fri, 05 Apr 2019, 17:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: First Zoe Service!
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: First Zoe Service!

Re 12v battery, you could just not replace it until it actually dies
by antiscab
Thu, 04 Apr 2019, 14:13
Forum: Renault
Topic: First Zoe Service!
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: First Zoe Service!

Outter front tyre wear is apparently common with the zoe, based on overseas experience. I'm trying out running 44psi all round, to see if I can move the wear a bit more central.

Rotating the tyres does seem to be a good idea
by antiscab
Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 11:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Also overtaking, up the hills.

Only one way to find out. We need someone to drive one country 😀
by antiscab
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 08:00
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

We took our Zoe down south on holiday weekend just gone. Lowest est range we have ever seen after a full charge was 217km. That was after driving at 110kmh with hills. Best est range after a full charge I ever saw was 350km. That was after driving very slowly and carefully due to running a bit low o...
by antiscab
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 07:09
Forum: Renault
Topic: First Zoe Service!
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: First Zoe Service!

Were the front tyres wearing on the outer edges?
by antiscab
Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 08:41
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Vectrix is 125v nominal, though it is customary to put in 140v nominal.

The ego is 300v

Zero is 102v nominal
by antiscab
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 23:01
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Vectrix has no 12v battery.

Actually, no road ev bike has, aside from perhaps conversions
by antiscab
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 22:22
Forum: Other
Topic: Vmoto 110S battery needed
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Vmoto 110S battery needed

by antiscab
Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 19:31
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Regen getting weaker
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Zoe Regen getting weaker

Hi All,

Happy to report the Battery can do 43kw regen, I just had to press the brake harder.

The actual problem looks to be the brake pressure that corresponds to 43kw Regen is getting higher, so likely a calibration issue.
by antiscab
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 19:41
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 35
Views: 9816

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

on the upside, they may do some fierce discounting, like last time