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by antiscab
Wed, 28 May 2008, 08:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: ZEVA's next conversion(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

ZEVA's next conversion(s)

ooooo,
ive been pondering where i was going to get my mr2 done. does this mean ive got a 3rd option?
i think ill pm u.
by antiscab
Wed, 28 May 2008, 07:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian EV OEM Model
Replies: 40
Views: 6057

Australian EV OEM Model

another thing you need to condisder is the difference between gvm and kerb weights. the kerb weight of an mr2 is 1050kg vs 1310kg for its gvm. this means i can add 110kg withou needing to upgrade anything at all. not sure what the stats are for he x1/9, but for most stuff ive found drive.com and red...
by antiscab
Wed, 28 May 2008, 07:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian EV OEM Model
Replies: 40
Views: 6057

Australian EV OEM Model

i didnt realise the x1/9s were cheaper than an mr2, though yes mx5s are rather pricey. i paid $4k for my mr2 last week. yeh the donor search can be a tad tricky at times, and very time consuming. especially when you've go your heart set on a particular model. just keep searching the usuals, quokka, ...
by antiscab
Wed, 28 May 2008, 04:12
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: EQuads
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

EQuads

whats the greatest mass you can put on a quad? and 6.7" x91 and 144v curtis directly driving a diff would do what your looking for. however the x91 weighs 40kg. make sure you get an x91, not a L91, as the x91 has smaller windings, which are more efficient at lower currents than the L91. Also it can ...
by antiscab
Wed, 28 May 2008, 04:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian EV OEM Model
Replies: 40
Views: 6057

Australian EV OEM Model

yeh x1/9s are a good conversion car, especially since the engineering in the engine department wasn't all that flash. all x1/9s are late 70's early 80s. If you want something newer try an aw11 mr2. similar sort of deal but mid to late 80s, and toyota, and they tend not to rust. theres another mid-mo...
by antiscab
Wed, 28 May 2008, 03:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Solar Panel Rebate
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Solar Panel Rebate

haha very sneaky,
ill have to mention this to my aunty whos also in a similar position.
cheers
by antiscab
Wed, 28 May 2008, 03:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: TESLA not so expensive
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

TESLA not so expensive

Yes i totally agree. except you would have a hard time getting it registered here...maybe in a few years. This same thinking should be applied when comparing all vehicles. For me personally, my conversion mr2, with all costs included, will be cheaper to own over a 5 year period than it is when run o...
by antiscab
Sun, 25 May 2008, 23:48
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Ion Batteries
Replies: 32
Views: 5581

Lithium Ion Batteries

"Still thrash a certain MX5 I reckon!"

haha just till my mr2's finnished:p

its good to hear the triton goes well with 110kw of electricity pushing 2400kg.
hopefully 110kw (im pushing my pack alot harder) pushing my 1100kg mr2 will be similarly successful:p

btw, confirm me on the bulk buy.
by antiscab
Sun, 25 May 2008, 03:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Make your mark on Australia.
Replies: 63
Views: 20176

Make your mark on Australia.

Matt Lacey
black magic
WA
6108
Black aw11 toyota mr2, will use a 288v 90AH LiFePO4 pack, zilla 2k ehv controller, warp 9 bolted directly to the differential.

some parts ordered and partially paid for (batteries and controller) donor car bought. now need the money for the rest of it:p

by antiscab
Sat, 17 May 2008, 04:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: regenerative breaking with a dc motor setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

regenerative breaking with a dc motor setup

no worries, feel free to come to a meeting of your local association, seeing other peoples conversions and seeing whats worked and what hasn't ive found to be a real help. also, be prepared to spend alot of your time googling with calculator in hand, chances are, if youve thought of something, someo...
by antiscab
Fri, 16 May 2008, 03:49
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Stateline WA transcript
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Stateline WA transcript

"it will have a range of at least 8km before it needs to be recharged.
"

thats a little worrying, ill email them to correct it.
by antiscab
Fri, 16 May 2008, 03:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: regenerative breaking with a dc motor setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

regenerative breaking with a dc motor setup

yes and no. you could use a VFD and induction motor. This would give you the most control, however this would render the DC setup redundant. You could buy a sepex motor and use a second controller to run the field windings, but if you went this route, you may aswell just use a sepex traction motor. ...
by antiscab
Tue, 13 May 2008, 21:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Constrained Lithium Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 3690

Constrained Lithium Supply

thats excellent to hear.
This is one of those times that im glad i was completely wrong :)

by antiscab
Tue, 13 May 2008, 21:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: A123 Battery Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 2708

A123 Battery Charger

you could try www.batteryspace.com in the mean time, you could use a 30v lab power supply, and set a max voltage limit of 19v (assuming 5 cells in series), and set max current to what ever the standard BMS was designed for. what BMS are you using? are you using the stock one that came with the dewal...
by antiscab
Wed, 07 May 2008, 05:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: making AC current?
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

making AC current?

if you want AC, have a look at www.metricmind.com and www.electroautomotive.com pretty much if you have to ask if you need a special conrtol, i wouldn't suggest trying to build your own. Though the systems from both those sites are already engineered and arent overly easy to modify. nor are they che...
by antiscab
Thu, 01 May 2008, 05:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux

i would go for the zilla 2k aswell, itll give you much better acceleration anyway (assumign your batteries can handle it, optimas and most AGM lead acids can). Altough it is a little pricey, about $6k by the time you get it over here. After having a chat with my favourite customs officer, you need t...
by antiscab
Thu, 01 May 2008, 04:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Make your mark on Australia.
Replies: 63
Views: 20176

Make your mark on Australia.

mikes,

i just sent you a private message (the system doesnt notify you when you get one), so we can continue this conversation without hijacking this thread.

cheers,
Matt
by antiscab
Wed, 30 Apr 2008, 04:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Thinking of converting a Toyota Hilux

if your going to use an 11", use a strong controller such as a zilla 1k or a dcp raptor 1200 or stronger and ditch the gear box. If you want to retain the gearbox, you may aswell go for a smaller motor, and weaker controller. If you push 1000A or more through either 11" you run the risk of destroyin...
by antiscab
Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 19:41
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Make your mark on Australia.
Replies: 63
Views: 20176

Make your mark on Australia.

Gday Mike,

do you have a blog or web page for your conversion?
an aw11 is my ideal conversion vehicle, so i was wondering if you could tell me a few things.
how heavy is the engine and related components you are able to take out?
how heavy is the chasis and body with no engine?

cheers,
Matt
by antiscab
Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 03:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Make your mark on Australia.
Replies: 63
Views: 20176

Make your mark on Australia.

Matt Lacey
2006 emax sport
Australia
WA
6108
60v40AH LiFePO4, 4kw peak motor, 60km range, 70kmh top speed.
inspected and licenced
by antiscab
Sat, 19 Apr 2008, 05:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 2.7 t. Disco
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

2.7 t. Disco

No worries, sorry for the late reply, i lost the thread for a couple of days. The kostovs are actually relatively well made, but ive never heard of anyone pushing the voltage to 800V. John wayland used to run an 11" kostov at 200v under load at 2000A, until the carbon buildup resulted in a short, de...
by antiscab
Fri, 18 Apr 2008, 04:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian EV OEM Model
Replies: 40
Views: 6057

Australian EV OEM Model

an optima set would set u back about $4000, increase weight by 350kg (50% at least), and increase power by 150%, decrease range to about 50km.
by antiscab
Fri, 18 Apr 2008, 04:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian EV OEM Model
Replies: 40
Views: 6057

Australian EV OEM Model

If you make more than 4 units a year than the whole thing has to go through dotars, which is spectacularly expensive. If you were going to manufacture evs, start with a vehicle thats already been through dotars. As for a one off, a 9" warp ($2400) + 1k ehv zilla ($3000) + 90xlfp40aha ($12000)+charge...
by antiscab
Thu, 17 Apr 2008, 18:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: YESA LifePo4 batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 3087

YESA LifePo4 batteries

yes im using them in series with a much larger thundersky pack in my scooter. Yes for large vehicles i would go thundersky, theyre cheaper in larger quantities anyway. Another thing, if you want to keep the bms in the yesa packs, you cant wire them in series, or parrallel. If you want to do that you...
by antiscab
Wed, 16 Apr 2008, 04:40
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: YESA LifePo4 batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 3087

YESA LifePo4 batteries

sounds good.
I own two 12.8v 20AH Yesa packs which look similar to the ones shown on the site. Ive put about 2000km on them, and theyre holding up well. I'll have some cycle data on them when i get around to putting a paktrakr on.

I'd be interested to hear the quoted prices, especially in quantity