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by jonescg
Today, 08:45
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Drag Racing
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: Drag Racing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mMrPT26Fu0

Voltron has done a 9.928 s pass, but I'd be keen to know what the fastest EV 1/4 mile in Australia is.
by jonescg
Today, 08:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 39kw solar array on gumtree
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 39kw solar array on gumtree

I'm sure there's the odd farmer who'd be interested. Tuarn has a bit of a solar panel buying problem, this might not help him though hey @acmotor ?
by jonescg
Yesterday, 20:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 185
Views: 17252

Re: Brendon_m Moke

But like my scooter - just cause you could go further on it, doesn't mean you'd want to...
by jonescg
Fri, 03 Apr 2020, 16:10
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 40
Views: 5577

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

OK looks like they can be tied, if they aren't already tied internally. I am intrigued by the AC wiring though. It would seem to me that the MPI10K inverter is basically a solar/battery off-grid inverter which features a grid connection so that it may export power once the battery is full. The MODBU...
by jonescg
Fri, 03 Apr 2020, 14:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 194
Views: 25243

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Thanks - I hope to make some more progress this weekend, as I wait for a few more parts and fixings to come in.
Personally I think the 93 Ah cell replacement approach has far more merit than the one I'm taking with this vehicle, but we're here now, so we best finish it.
by jonescg
Thu, 02 Apr 2020, 18:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 273
Views: 45313

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

It does need a solvent to solvate the ions, yes. But even humidity in the air will do that. If there's free liquid anywhere it's all over red rover, but even mild humidity will find a way.
by jonescg
Thu, 02 Apr 2020, 18:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 273
Views: 45313

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

Yeah, aluminium and anything other than aluminium will set up a galvanic reaction, and iron is a good candidate as it's further down the reactivity table. Alminox is good for any aluminium + other metal corrosion retardation. Not an inhibitor, but a slow-it-downer. Nickel and copper are well down th...
by jonescg
Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 19:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 273
Views: 45313

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

Christopher - that electrolyte contains LiPF 6 which is not corrosive itself, but reacts with moisture in the air to form hydrogen fluoride, LiOH and PF 5 . These most definitely are corrosive towards both iron and aluminium. I'd say you've pulled on the tab a bit too tight :( I had no idea this cla...
by jonescg
Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 08:34
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Terminal posts!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Terminal posts!!!

Hi Chris - I investigated these a while ago - the 48V relates to their use for forklifts, the manufacturer never bothered to gt them rated for anything higher. If the material used has a breakdown voltage significantly above 400V and the terminal distances are far enough from conductive surfaces - ...
by jonescg
Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 14:01
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Perth DC motor rewinding
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Perth DC motor rewinding

EV Works will know who might do it. Give Tim a call.
Usually if a winding is cooked, so too is the commutator...
by jonescg
Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 13:56
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Terminal posts!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Terminal posts!!!

https://www.altronics.com.au/search/all/?sr=power%2Bdistribution%2Bpost I have been suffering for the past 10 years trying to make these myself, and finally Altronics comes up with a product. The 48 volt rating is a bit lame, but for single supports I can't see these being an issue for up to 400 V D...
by jonescg
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 19:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 194
Views: 25243

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

To be honest the concept of an M4 screw into a bit of aluminium is sound - there should be more than enough contact and pressure. The problem is the really bad job they did of tapping threads - clearly done by machine with little care and attention.
by jonescg
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 15:00
Forum: Other
Topic: In-vehicle e-max electrical wires
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: In-vehicle e-max electrical wires

I have never pulled one of these apart I'm afraid, so can't really help.
by jonescg
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 14:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 40
Views: 5577

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Well things are slowly ticking along here - I have the building permit from the council to build a small patio out the front which will protect the inverter and batteries from the sun and rain. I'm yet to be convinced otherwise, but the MPI 10 kW hybrid inverter looks like the winner. MPI HYBRID10KW...
by jonescg
Sun, 29 Mar 2020, 21:49
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - CHAdeMO socket / charging port from a wrecked Leaf or iMiEV
Replies: 7
Views: 90

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

I'm sure a Japanese (or even USA) wrecker will have something. Auctions for wrecked EVs do come up from time to time but you're left trying to find a home for all the other parts.
Which kit are you going to install? I think only Orion BMS is currently set up to play nice with Chademo.
by jonescg
Sun, 29 Mar 2020, 14:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 194
Views: 25243

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Two modules done. Another weak thread...
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by jonescg
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 20:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 194
Views: 25243

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

That grey stuff is a thermally conductive epoxy, which would certainly work, but overkill for the job I need it to do. Thus if a cheaper filler type epoxy can be sourced I'll take it.
by jonescg
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 19:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 194
Views: 25243

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Must of been a fun feeling drilling into the top of the cell :lol:. Is that the same thermal silicone goop stuff you used on the prelude I can see through the sides of the case? Also the bms board makes it a lot neater and easier than running fly leads everywhere. I was shitting my pants the whole ...
by jonescg
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 17:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 194
Views: 25243

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Made a start assembling the first module. 20200328_170047.jpg A few things jump out at me - firstly, the shallow, badly tapped M4 screw holes are weak as cheese. I was super careful not to get too carried away, but the last one (top right) stripped out with ease. I drilled and tapped an M3 next to i...
by jonescg
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 21:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 194
Views: 25243

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Copper busbars are in, so I can start putting the first lot of modules together.
The hard part will be getting the inter-module busbars made. A bit of custom fiddle-farting around I think.
by jonescg
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 11:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47254

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

antiscab wrote:
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 11:16

I also wonder if the vac pump has a high temp cut out?
I have written to the Chinese vendor who stocks them asking for a wiring diagram, or an instruction manual, but nothing yet.
If heat is an issue, it's unlikely to be a problem again until December...
by jonescg
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 08:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47254

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I've been waiting for it to fail again. 300 km later, nothing... I had the A/C running, and in lots of stop-start traffic figured a bit of heat would be starting to build up in the engine bay, but so far it's kept on working. I did notice the sound of the pump being a little more squeaky than before...
by jonescg
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 13:30
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 40
Views: 2460

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Booooooooooooo!!!

Just heard my car won't be arriving for another 8 weeks. Thanks to a certain virus... sigh.
by jonescg
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 10:01
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: WA Branch meetings for 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: WA Branch meetings for 2020

Hi All, just a note that WA meetings for the next two months are cancelled. Not only are we keen to limit the spread of COV-19 virus, we also don't want our more vulnerable members contracting it from a crowded room.

Stay tuned for more updates as they come along.
by jonescg
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 09:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 64
Views: 4982

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Drove from Canberra to Narooma on the NSW south coast today on our first try towing a Jayco Flite camper trailer with a Kona electric. 225km and arrived with 95km range remaining, so 320km range, down from over 400km normally without a trailer. I drove at 90kph when the limit was 100. Otherwise up ...