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by antiscab
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 15:34
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)
Replies: 11
Views: 615

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

This would go great with some new lightweight ncm cells.
by antiscab
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 15:25
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 18
Views: 1322

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

it depends largely on what sort of batteries it has, and if everything works. In my opinion. Rolling bike is worth $1000. If charge works add $500. If motor controller works add $500. If original Nimh battery working add $300. If lithium 40Ah with minimum 30Ah capacity add $2000. If minimum 25Ah cap...
by antiscab
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 05:26
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

That the rcd trips after the car starts drawing power throws me, as I would expect the earth and power on tests to have concluded by this stage. I do have a theory, though. The zoe is not galv isolated battery to ac, uses the motor windings as an inductor and the mc to form a charger. Mains voltage ...
by antiscab
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 05:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Come to think of it, I see a 30% range of efficiency from the EVs I have owned in the past for the same speed, just from changes in temperature, air pressure and wind direction. On an unrelated note. I tripped an rcd for the first time with our Zoe. We're house sitting, and the zoe would trip the rc...
by antiscab
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 23:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Dual Charging
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Dual Charging

6 x 6.6kw Tc chargers would get you there.

AU $1,148.98 each
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/c9czg8tK

Alternatively, if your system voltage is 700v or so, I would use a vfd to charge on 3phase.
by antiscab
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 01:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

I wonder if the battery may have been faulty. Our Zoe didn't struggle to get past 200km on our trip, though not sure how much of the esperance run is up hill

Overseas BCI failures have had battery replacements
by antiscab
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 01:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted to buy 144v charger
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Wanted to buy 144v charger

Sadly not. I'm presently borrowing my uncles one, while I ponder whether I can be bothered putting a vectrix one back in my Vectrix

I do know of another 72v Tc 1500w charger if you'd like to try that out again Dan?
by antiscab
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 20:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes

to be fair Tesla were trying to shift in under a second, probably well under a second.

If trying to do it in 5 seconds or so, it probably wouldn't be as bad
by antiscab
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 22:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes

System efficiency you would have to measure for

My old mazda2 would draw fewer battery amps at low rpm, I suspect due to lower losses in the gearbox
by antiscab
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 13:53
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale

500kg of ncm cells would be 100kwh.

100kw of Regen even continuous isn't too bad for 100kwh of ncm. What size battery did you have in mind?
by antiscab
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 13:28
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev is in wa $13k
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Imiev is in wa $13k

OMG, $10.5k and has the GPS unit

What a bargain. If only I had a spare 10k
by antiscab
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 09:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev is in wa $13k
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Imiev is in wa $13k

not mine, but saw this on gumtree Please view this ad: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Automatic Hatchback, https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/white-gum-valley/cars-vans-utes/2012-mitsubishi-i-miev-automatic-hatchback/1219864551?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.docs&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbutton...
by antiscab
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 09:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes

Tesla threw a few million at that problem 10 years ago and failed to get it to work reliably.

It would be worth having a look at their patents to see what was tried.
by antiscab
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 23:53
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

I'm curious re the lock stop charging thing. I'll see if I can cause the same issue in our Zoe. I never lock it with the remote, we've always used the walk away auto lock method
by antiscab
Mon, 27 May 2019, 10:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev Chademo port part
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: i-miev Chademo port part

Does your imiev not already have a chademo port?
I thought that was standard equipment installed in all units
by antiscab
Sun, 26 May 2019, 19:34
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Double Charging
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Double Charging

Lots, maybe most, ac charge points now are 22kw or 43kw per connection.

Even in this instance, with 150kwh, using both would be useful.

I'd suggest use both, but have the 2nd one able to be unplugged, with a note saying so.
That way you get the best of both worlds
by antiscab
Sun, 26 May 2019, 19:29
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tc charger 72v dead user error.
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Tc charger 72v dead user error.

Out of curiosity, was that the ac input wire you pulled, or the dc output?
by antiscab
Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:37
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Replacement battery
Replies: 18
Views: 990

Re: Replacement battery

The 60Ah limit is just for the fuel gauge. Charger keeps going until cells get to 4.1v. Mc keeps going till first cells hits low voltage.
by antiscab
Sun, 19 May 2019, 09:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Series/Parallel Switch Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Series/Parallel Switch Speed

How fast is the engine spinning at 70kmh?
by antiscab
Wed, 08 May 2019, 19:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 104
Views: 16460

Re: Grid Connect PV systems

I just checked the dip switch positions on my pve2500. It's already set to mppt mode. Weird.

I also see there's an option to make the inverter standalone. That could be useful in the event of a power failure, with the main switch off.
by antiscab
Wed, 08 May 2019, 14:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 104
Views: 16460

Re: Grid Connect PV systems

*gets out of time machine* I still wouldn't cycle the batts to timeshift energy. My calcs show that is a no win when amortising battery cost, particulary at only 40c net FIT in WA !!! Are you sure? Given that we limit it to cycling only the top 20% (lead acid). We're using 200 Ah SunGels from Batter...
by antiscab
Mon, 06 May 2019, 20:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: New Tyres

they can be rotate left to right without changing the direction of rotation. It means the tyres have to be swapped between the rims. Lots more work
by antiscab
Mon, 06 May 2019, 14:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: New Tyres

Yeah, 30'000km I'm pretty happy with. Tyre wear is same on the other side. If I were really pedantic I could get the tyre place to swap tyres left to right as well as back to front, to really even it out. I'm not that pedantic though. I used tyre power, Kelmscott. Still way better than the 15'000km ...
by antiscab
Sun, 05 May 2019, 10:44
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: New Tyres

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Technically first photo of Outter tyre wear was 29'500km, but close enough.

We got the car with 2'300km on the clock, and we haven't bought new tyres
by antiscab
Sun, 05 May 2019, 10:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: New Tyres

Antiscab's tyres, now on the rear, look very good, but have they lasted 30000km? Also, one really needs to also see the inside edge of the tyre to form an opinion about even or uneven wear. That's true, see other side of tyre: IMAG1008.jpg I still think pressure should be above 40psi to wear the ce...