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by antiscab
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 07:09
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

The zoe topology has always used the motor inverter and motor windings to act as a charger. There is a version on Europe that has been available for about 5 years that can do 44kw recharge, though you're right, none here in Australia. The zoe motor and inverter are 44kw continuous rated as is, so ye...
by antiscab
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 19:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

Not sure what you mean here... reliability on new units today is significantly better than units from 5 years ago. I hope so we shall see, you don't normally see issues until they're a few years old Do you think EVs buyers will be happy with 11-22 kW AC charging on trips instead of 100-150 kW DC ch...
by antiscab
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 22:48
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

I like the Tasmanian ones in the ocean :D

given the falling cost of powerful onboard chargers, and the poor reliability of stationary DC fast chargers, I suspect by the time there's significant build out, only the "old" cars being made now would use them
by antiscab
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 22:40
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2070

Re: tow bar with the Kona

my question relates to towing ....has anyone got more information on which aftermarket kona tow bar will fit???........hyundai had agreed to install the kona ICE towbar to my Kona EV (with a clause it wasn't for towing but for my bike rack) but when they went to do the job they said it was 'half a ...
by antiscab
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 22:31
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Perth ZEVA MC600SP Motor Controller
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: WTB Perth ZEVA MC600SP Motor Controller

might be more accurate to say made to order. last time I bought one it was a couple of weeks. might be more, might be less.

If you're in a hurry, I could sell you the zilla 1k LV that's in my focus?
It's waiting for a new battery anyway, and I've been thinking of swapping it out with a zeva 1k anyway
by antiscab
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 13:54
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: The Aptera is back

to think there's still people studying to become petroleum engineers, and the fossils are still investing in expanding the carbon extraction capacity.....I think we're actually doomed tbh That doesn't change our approach though. keep buying electric cars, keep putting up wind turbines and solar pane...
by antiscab
Tue, 08 Oct 2019, 20:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Perth ZEVA MC600SP Motor Controller
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: WTB Perth ZEVA MC600SP Motor Controller

yeah, it's actually manufactured here in Perth

Pretty sure I saw one on the bench last time I was at Ian's (though I think that one may have been spoken for)
by antiscab
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 10:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 38
Views: 854

Re: Making home EV ready

The Zoe power stage is capable to back feeding to the grid (at up to 22kw).
additional communication would be needed between car and evse, and a firmware upgrade for the zoe.
by antiscab
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 09:27
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1418

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

So the most probable variable that could explain this vast difference (correct me if I'm wrong) is temperature. On the Portland trip, it was 10-12°C all the way and both ways, the temperature in the last 2 days was 24-26°C both ways. Even though I did not use any climate control on either trip, cou...
by antiscab
Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 09:54
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: My first public fast charge

holy guacamole - I wonder how many of those can charge at full rate simultaneously
by antiscab
Tue, 01 Oct 2019, 09:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Kona AC charging question

Not sure if it has any such smarts in it, perhaps in the plug at the post end. It is a type 2 to type 1 cable that I was thinking to use with a type 1 to type 2 barrel adaptor on the end, the same adaptor I was thinking to use at type 1 captive cable public charging outlets. I was given the cable a...
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 21:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Kona AC charging question

If your byo 20A cable is type 2 compliant, the car will limit itself to the lesser of the cable or the evse current rating automatically.
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 12:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 38
Views: 854

Re: Making home EV ready

It'll charge slow but otherwise be fine. If there's too many other things on the same circuit the worst that will happen is you trip a breaker or blow a fuse in your meter box
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 09:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 38
Views: 854

Re: Making home EV ready

Get a 10A or even an 8A portable evse for travelling. Then you can plug into any 10A powerpoint safely.
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 15:20
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

I have learned not to have a "specialist" car unless I am a specialist. If you are not a hobbyist in the appropriate fields, avoid like the plague any transport which cannot be repaired by a commercial organisation in your reasonable vicinity. This is solid advice How comfortable are you working on...
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 10:17
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

imiev only uses aircon to cool the battery when it's fast charging Though given the hardware is there, it may be possible to modify it to run whilst charging or driving. likely would just have to apply 12v to the right spots to get everything to start the BMW I had in mind was this one: https://foru...
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 08:00
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Any chance of air conditioning your garage? For the distances you propose. Maybe a conversion ev would be better. Lifepo4 batteries used in most conversions (up until recently) are not as sensitive to heat as the nmc batteries used in production cars. I note there's a BMW 318i up for sale at the mom...
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 22:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17840

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

So why do my first 2 calculations suggest 78kWh? Where is my error? Estimated Capacity = Charged amount kWh divided by percentage SOC increase x100 Is that kwh measured AC in? If so, keep in mind the charger isn't 100% efficient, and the rest of the cars systems don't draw nothing (running 12v, coo...
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 15:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17840

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I'd be surprised if it didn't support single phase charging, particularly given the US market is nearly all single phase charging
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 00:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vectrix and assorted EV parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: Vectrix and assorted EV parts

Shorza wrote:
Wed, 25 Sep 2019, 20:50
I'm assuming that the bike has long been sold?
yes, to wovenrings, who has a spare charger

If you're looking for a Vectrix I am also shortly to have a leaf powered one up for sale. I am in Perth though
by antiscab
Wed, 25 Sep 2019, 15:02
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tc chargers dont like me. I have killed it.
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Tc chargers dont like me. I have killed it.

There's an LED on both sides of the charger (the second can only be viewed with the cover off. Are both not flashing? no possibility of battery voltage finding it's way to the enable line? (I use a 5k resistor on each line to protect against that happening, for a 144v nominal system) There's a numbe...
by antiscab
Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 21:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 431
Views: 28959

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

What size fuse are you using?

Semiconductor fuses do weaken over time if they're undersized (current goes above the continuous rating on the regular but doesn't exceed the I2t rating)
by antiscab
Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 06:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: tesla modules
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: tesla modules

Is that 1600 aud or USD? How are they shipping it? $1000 in port fees + gst if it arrives at the wharf. Common carriers (DHL, FedEx, ups, Aust post/postal union, etc) don't normally take batteries that size Not too bad if you're buying whole batteries, terrible if buying individual modules There's a...
by antiscab
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 13:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 20 x Leaf Cells
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: 20 x Leaf Cells

I should have just lent you my powerlab6
by antiscab
Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 10:27
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Notes on my commute.

yep, dash shows amps into the battery (140V @ 10A = 250v @ 6A inc some losses) The display defaults to 30Ah of capacity as that's what the original nimh batteries were. Fortunately that's a good number to use for new CALB 40 Ah cells (remembering you're discharging them much faster than their standa...