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by antiscab
Sat, 04 Apr 2020, 22:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 39kw solar array on gumtree
Replies: 1
Views: 326

39kw solar array on gumtree

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/redcliffe/miscellaneous-goods/250w-solar-panels-for-sell-156-solar-panels-only-/1244900823 Does say whether it includes railing, though likely not most likely panels are no longer fire rated for on building use and they're upgrading with all new $3500 for 39kw of pane...
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 23:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 86
Views: 7779

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

That's a tricky one - you're not supposed to disconnect the grid neutral from the MEN, but you definitely want the inverter neutral connected to the MEN

how are automatic change over switches normally wired?
by antiscab
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 09:23
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - CHAdeMO socket / charging port from a wrecked Leaf or iMiEV
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Wanted - CHAdeMO socket / charging port from a wrecked Leaf or iMiEV

I think Leon Ford has a wrecked iMiev, unless he's already sold it.
Otherwise, try suziauto
by antiscab
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 14:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 95
Views: 8375

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

headway's are pretty dated technology wise. If you go with a new chemistry you can have both more power and more range
by antiscab
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 11:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 591
Views: 53553

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

intermittent faults are the worst given accessibility of the wiring, it probably couldn't hurt to have the vac pump run when either the brake lights are on, or the pressure sensor says so. you won't know if it's fixed unless it stops working again :( I also wonder if the vac pump has a high temp cut...
by antiscab
Thu, 26 Mar 2020, 19:02
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Ex train super caps maxwell
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Ex train super caps maxwell

Not mine, but saw on facebook in Melbourne

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2979133 ... 2/?sfnsn=m
by antiscab
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 20:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 297
Views: 49104

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

are you trying to drive on the pre-charge resistor only?
by antiscab
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 17:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Yep, can confirm can install a type 2 plug
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can also confirm I have a type 2 plug with 2 or 3 metres lead on it in my shed
by antiscab
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 13:16
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Yeah should be possible. I may even have a type 2 plug floating around here somewhere
by antiscab
Mon, 23 Mar 2020, 16:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 591
Views: 53553

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

maybe the brakes are dragging, and subsequently experiencing fade due to overheating?
by antiscab
Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 09:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Grid tie hybrid inverter with chademo
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Grid tie hybrid inverter with chademo

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/12/ossiaco-has-built-the-one-home-solar-inverter-to-rule-them-all/ 15kw grid hybrid inverter with built in chademo I wonder if I could tell western power it's only a 5kw inverter, and tell CEC that its 15kw so I can put up 20kw of solar :D a gen1 leaf or imiev would...
by antiscab
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 21:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 52
Views: 5565

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

jonescg wrote:
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 21:07
I just found an Alibaba supplier of these cells:
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 60c7dMXe93
wow that's cheap. shame our exchange rate sucks atm
by antiscab
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 15:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: used EV purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: used EV purchase

Is distance travelled (relating approximately to number of charging cycles) more relevant or the vehicle's age? Neither, remaining battery capacity is most relevant you will generally see less capacity on cars that have high mileage, been in high temperatures, or are old. or a combination thereof. ...
by antiscab
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 13:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: used EV purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: used EV purchase

Welcome Hugh Where abouts are you based? As far as battery goes, you are best off getting hold of a OBD2 to Bluetooth adapater (high speed version) and using one of the mobile apps to see battery SOH and cell voltages when at low SOC. The rest of the car basically lasts forever (at least compared to...
by antiscab
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 10:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

220 wide x 320 tall x 110 deep Another good thing - you can set it to single phase by turning off phases 2 and 3. You would need a way to do this at no load though, as some setups (Zoe in particular) can get damaged if you lose a phase whilst charging. IMAG1427.jpg Note: drilled hole can be silicone...
by antiscab
Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 09:06
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: circontrol eBasic - $350
Replies: 7
Views: 476

circontrol eBasic - $350

I'm selling our circontrol eBasic charge station It's the type where you have to plug in your own type 2 cord (so not tethered) It's wired to a 32A 3-phase plug (with a couple of m of 6mm2 cable), so for install, just get a 32A 3phase (with neutral) socket installed. The good bits: It's on a plug, s...
by antiscab
Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 08:53
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Mini Cooper E

my partner has wanted a mini cooper since forever......not sure how I feel about dropping another $50k
by antiscab
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 12:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OK I'm confused!
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: OK I'm confused!

good grief. I had a similar experience with the connectors from 3.3kw TC Charger. - I had 2 of the wires transposed, and thus shorted. fortunately I picked this up due to failed pre-charge, and was able to fix it without incident the 6.6kw chargers have different connectors - jonescg how did you fin...
by antiscab
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 06:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OK I'm confused!
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: OK I'm confused!

the new elcon chargers are about 1/4 the size now.

The zivans also have pretty bad power factor.

How have you blown up chargers?
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 15:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OK I'm confused!
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: OK I'm confused!

Ok guys I think I understand. It is not simply volts times amps equals watts? There is more to it than that? for AC yes, there is more to it than volts x amps. If you do volts x amps on a microsecond basis, and add it all together, you get the real power. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_factor ...
by antiscab
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 13:57
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OK I'm confused!
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: OK I'm confused!

power factor is a measure of how much the AC amps are in phase with the AC voltage.
you can have a very efficient charger (watts out/watts in) with a very bad power factor (watts out / AC amps x AC volts)

you just have a cheap charger with no power factor correction
by antiscab
Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 14:29
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is the best controller for a Netgain Impulse 9 motor.
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: What is the best controller for a Netgain Impulse 9 motor.

also, have you tested the motor with 12v? If not, it wouldn't hurt to do it before hooking up another motor controller. Some failure modes can result reduced inductance *and* resistance, which means the motor controller is less able to regulate current leading to power stages blowing up. it gets les...
by antiscab
Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 14:18
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is the best controller for a Netgain Impulse 9 motor.
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: What is the best controller for a Netgain Impulse 9 motor.

I second the ZEVA MC1000C as being a good controller. I had one in Volts (a mazda 2 conversion with an impulse 9 motor and 136v 100Ah batteries) Being able to have the display in front of you showing motor volts/amps *and* battery volts/amps was really good at understanding which was the best gear t...
by antiscab
Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 17:34
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla rental
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Tesla rental

on a similar note - for showing off at a high school reunion in April? :D
by antiscab
Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 13:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: MPP solar inverter on gumtree - WA
Replies: 0
Views: 418

MPP solar inverter on gumtree - WA

saw this on gumtree, I thought it may be of some interest:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/armadal ... 1242100160