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by jonescg
Yesterday, 15:11
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Headway cells
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: WTB Headway cells

Try Tim Brunner at EV Works, Landsdale WA.
I know he recently brought a stack in and there may be some leftovers.
by jonescg
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 12:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 3051

Re: Tesla PW2

Interesting to hear about the WP 3-phase requirements.

Also, is there any indication of which cells are in the PW2? I have heard they might be using the new 20-70 cells same as in the Model 3. But as always with Tesla, lots of secrets.
by jonescg
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 22:14
Forum: Mazda
Topic: Mazda MX-30 electric
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Mazda MX-30 electric

https://www.caradvice.com.au/811371/maz ... -5-report/

Well it's not like it hasn't been done a few times before :roll:
by jonescg
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 19:58
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 506
Views: 35679

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Silver soldered and re-plumbed. Ready for some aircon hoses now! I should read up on the compressor and make sure I'm about to fire it up correctly...
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by jonescg
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 19:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Good to know - I have just ordered the single phase version to go with the Prelude. At least this will work from any socket. I have also ordered a Type 1 to Type 2 muzzle adaptor so Francess can use Chargepoint and RAC chargers which are still all Type 1.
by jonescg
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 15:16
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 506
Views: 35679

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I had a friend knock up a couple of stainless steel fittings designed to perfectly match the 7/8" aircon male end.
New AC fittings.jpg
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Next step is to braze these on with silver solder. One shot - no pressure...
by jonescg
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 10:23
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: WA EV servicing
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: WA EV servicing

Probably a French thing, they leave the p out of hospital too I think.
by jonescg
Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 22:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 506
Views: 35679

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Correct, 1100 kg with the spare tyre and tools, and a full tank of fuel. So we should be pretty close to original tare.
by jonescg
Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 16:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 506
Views: 35679

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Remove the rear two battery packs. Then put them back in afterwards :)

It should only be a mere 60 kg or so overweight if anything.
by jonescg
Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 16:04
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 506
Views: 35679

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The car is 99.99% done. All we need to do now is drive it down to the air conditioning guys and get them to install the new plumbing and re-gas the system. I'll be brazing the new fittings onto the heat exchanger on Monday so they just need to make up some new short hoses and fittings. All wired up....
by jonescg
Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 13:07
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: As a backup power source ?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: As a backup power source ?

Tesla owners practically live in their cars, so they're killing two birds with one stone :D
by jonescg
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 16:17
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Simple Precharge Circuit
Replies: 22
Views: 5046

Re: Simple Precharge Circuit

Please forgive the necroposting, but I have been looking for a good option for a dual relay delay timer for the Prelude's master contactor and precharge relay. I originally used a basic 555 timer delay which closed the master precharge relay with supply voltage, and 0.5 seconds later the master cont...
by jonescg
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 06:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: That truck

by jonescg
Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 14:22
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model Y ground clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Model Y ground clearance

It would probably depend on the wheels to some extent. A set of 18"s would help.
by jonescg
Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 06:38
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16720

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

No, its going to need a custom basket. I might just ust threaded rods and aluminum extrusion.
by jonescg
Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 20:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16720

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm still yet to really clear a space and get started, and at some point I won't be able to proceed unless I have a working pack in front of me, but I plan on using the 60 Ah cells like so: 20191123_141528.jpg The difficulty will be making sure the BMS sits neatly on top, and all the main conductors...
by jonescg
Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 08:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16720

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

No, but I am about to start fitting these cells to the iMiEV battery tray. How did your cells work out?
by jonescg
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 22:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 506
Views: 35679

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I had the car for the weekend to get the air conditioning looked at, and to finish the rear two modules. Main issue with the rear two modules was securing them so they can't move vertically or side to side, as well as tidying up the plumbing, HV cables and the fuse. The fuse was just mounted right o...
by jonescg
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 19:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 397

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

That is a really, really good idea!
by jonescg
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 12:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 506
Views: 35679

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well the A/C guys reckoned it will be best to put it in series - it won't be as epic at cooling, but won't result in big pressurisation either. Apparently things get a bit expandy when parked in the sun, and having two evaporators in parallel would increase the likelihood of it over-pressurising. Th...
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 20:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: That truck

Yeah the price is pretty impressive. But impressive enough? Time will tell. The concept is growing on me I have to say.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 14:31
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: That truck

Interesting first post on this thread... Hornsdale by the way.

Re: Cybertruck - the fanbois will eat it up. Everyone else will buy a Rivian.
by jonescg
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 09:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 397

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

And that's the rub - the fuel levy has been going into general revenue for half a century. Once it's in the pot, it really didn't matter where it came from. They could just as easily remove the fuel excise all together, and change the income tax brackets so everybody pays less at the pump, but more ...
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 18:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

Really, all modern cars are pretty good. And when comparing an EV and an ICE in identical trim - the EV always wins.
by jonescg
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 16:11
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

I'd say the Ioniq is a far better car than those others.
Assuming these are before on-road costs?