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by Thomas
Wed, 05 Oct 2011, 20:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kia Pregio - Thomas
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Kia Pregio - Thomas

Going to keep the gearbox and clutch - I don't trust the synchros on the Kia gearbox. Overdrive units don't have enough of a spread in the ratios to give me decent take-off. I need 1:2 for a first gear and 1:1.4 for a second. That'll take me up to 71km/h at 3000rpm. Adapter plate to be made out of s...
by Thomas
Tue, 04 Oct 2011, 20:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct drive with 20% reduction gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Direct drive with 20% reduction gear

Looks like you're right Johny. If I keep the gearbox it'll probably pull nicely around 1:2 to start and 1:1.3 to cruise up to 90km/h. Maybe third and fourth.

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by Thomas
Tue, 04 Oct 2011, 16:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct drive with 20% reduction gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Direct drive with 20% reduction gear

Hi Johny

Thanks for your help, I've got the spec sheet. You're right, it is 280nm. Rated torque is 140nm.

Max power 59kw. Continuous shaft power 25kw at 1500 to 2500rpm.

Cheers
Thomas
by Thomas
Tue, 04 Oct 2011, 04:42
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct drive with 20% reduction gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Direct drive with 20% reduction gear

Hi Johny - it'll be 1950kg or so. The motor has rated torque of 140nm.
by Thomas
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 21:27
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct drive with 20% reduction gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Direct drive with 20% reduction gear

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1817/1.2_reduction_gear.png My average speed around town (won't be going further than that) is 50kmh on a good day. Legal limit anywhere is 90kmh. Any need to bother with a gearbox? I'm wondering if the efficiency gained by only using a reduction gear would make it...
by Thomas
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 20:32
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: On the road data - Goldenmotor 500w
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

On the road data - Goldenmotor 500w

Was your’s a front or rear hub motor? Front What effect did the extra weight in the hub have on the handling of the bike? the battery must be on if the motor is spinning at more than a few rpm , otherwise the controller gets toasted. So being a direct drive hub motor, it drags even when you're on a ...
by Thomas
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 04:20
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: On the road data - Goldenmotor 500w
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

On the road data - Goldenmotor 500w

In case it's useful to anyone wanting to buy: Goldenmotor 500w 36v 16Ah. Mtb, slick on the front and knobbly on the back. Front hub motor. MUST get a torque arm - ebikekit.com sells a good one. Ambient temp: 29 C. Ride time: 1h10 min, 36km. Pedalling: Enough to give me the shakes afterwards. I haven...
by Thomas
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 00:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kia Pregio - Thomas
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Kia Pregio - Thomas

Bearing in mind that where I live there are lots of potholes and the legal limit is 90km/h. http://ecomodder.com/forum/tool-aero-rolling-resistance.php Says I'll need 15kw to do 90km/h, my desired max speed. According to the power/rpm curve the motor makes 39kw at 3000rpm. If I use a 10% reduction g...
by Thomas
Sun, 02 Oct 2011, 23:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kia Pregio - Thomas
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Kia Pregio - Thomas

Thanks KDRyan. Ranger underdrive is at 17%.

The diff ratio is currently 3.7 if my sums are right. That would mean I need a 60% underdrive to have 1500rpm at 20kmh if I ditch the 5 speed gearbox, and fit it: motor > overdrive > driveshaft > diff? Tyre circumference is 2.06m.

by Thomas
Sun, 02 Oct 2011, 19:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Gearbox to motor hub - USD40
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Gearbox to motor hub - USD40

This one wasn't moving so it was impressively quiet - but it's also going on some agricultural machinery :)
by Thomas
Sun, 02 Oct 2011, 07:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kia Pregio - Thomas
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Kia Pregio - Thomas

Removing the Diesel Adapter plate Removing the Diesel http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1817/IMG_0545.jpg The cardboard box has the diameter of the AC55 motor on each side. It needs to sit all the way down onto the chassis crosspiece, otherwise there's no space for the inverter on top. Adapter plate...
by Thomas
Sat, 01 Oct 2011, 08:26
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Gearbox to motor hub - USD40
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Gearbox to motor hub - USD40

This one is on a diesel motor, but it's the simplest and cheapest joint I've seen that has a bit of room for misalignment.

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by Thomas
Wed, 28 Sep 2011, 07:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Adapter plate for AC55
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Adapter plate for AC55

Don't I? :) I'll need some sort of vacuum pump. I haven't looked around here yet, maybe the simplest will be to buy a 12v from EV Works. I'd like to avoid shipping more stuff in if I can. The DC to DC can apparently handle a few accessories and charge a 12v battery simultaneously. I'll go around som...
by Thomas
Tue, 27 Sep 2011, 04:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Adapter plate for AC55
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Adapter plate for AC55

Not much space in the engine bay. I need to put in an auxiliary motor of 3kw or so to run aircon, brakes and power steering. So we're looking for a way to do without the bell housing and save 200mm or so. The engineer suggests a new gearbox input shaft. It would fit inside the gearbox as normal but ...
by Thomas
Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 22:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric Air-conditioning capacity?
Replies: 14
Views: 7341

Electric Air-conditioning capacity?

I notice that nobody even suggests keeping the belt-driven ICE accessories and running them off an extra motor of 2kw or so. Anybody suggest how big an auxiliary motor for power steering, brakes and aircon should be and how much improvement I would get by using 12v components for these? Thanks a lot...
by Thomas
Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 21:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Where to get flexible battery connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Where to get flexible battery connectors

Thanks gents. EV Works replied to the email already. Hipower has taken 3 days so far.

by Thomas
Mon, 19 Sep 2011, 20:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Where to get flexible battery connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Where to get flexible battery connectors

Hi - anyone know where to get flexible battery connectors? Need to fit HiPower 100ah.
by Thomas
Mon, 19 Sep 2011, 20:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Adapter plate for AC55
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Adapter plate for AC55

Doing a Pregio only. Hope to be pulling out the diesel tomorrow morning and measuring up the adapter and engine bay batt packs. Probably not use the clutch since it's AC and won't need the extra emergency cutoff that a clutch would provide. I'll use the clutch plate as part of the adapter assembly f...
by Thomas
Thu, 07 Jul 2011, 18:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Adapter plate for AC55
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Adapter plate for AC55

it's going into a Kia Pregio van. I'm keeping the clutch. Hopefully going to pull the diesel engine out next week, so I'm looking for a drawing to get me started. I'll be able to adapt it to the correct measurements once I've got the engine out. It's not easy to get info about this Kia online for so...
by Thomas
Wed, 06 Jul 2011, 06:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Ventilation for Hipower cells
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Ventilation for Hipower cells

Thanks Richo. I'll measure the headroom. Please comment... 1. With LiFePo I understand that they don't vent toxic gas in normal operation or if they rupture, so the Prius uses cabin air to cool it's pack. 2. Since I live in a very wet area I'd like to use cabin air since it'll be via the aircon all ...
by Thomas
Mon, 04 Jul 2011, 22:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Adapter plate for AC55
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Adapter plate for AC55

Does anybody have drawings for clutch adapter that's been fabricated?

I guess they're all roughly the same idea. I'll have to pull out the diesel motor in the donor vehicle and have a look at the clutch anyway, but any drawings might help.

Thanks
Thomas
by Thomas
Mon, 04 Jul 2011, 22:27
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Ventilation for Hipower cells
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Ventilation for Hipower cells

More info: the cells in the photo will go in the area of the diagram marked 500 x 900.
by Thomas
Mon, 04 Jul 2011, 22:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Ventilation for Hipower cells
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Ventilation for Hipower cells

My first conversion - all help appreciated :) It's a Kia van. Total 100 x 100ah HiPower cells. The odd distribution is to accommodate the crosspieces on the chassis. The battery boxes will straddle the crosspieces and be sunk into the floor, to finish flush with the floor so that the interior is unc...
by Thomas
Tue, 03 May 2011, 19:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: AC CONVERSION KIT FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 894

AC CONVERSION KIT FOR SALE

This one's been bought already :)

Thom Rothwell
by Thomas
Wed, 15 Dec 2010, 03:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 5068

Thundersky battries on there side?

Hi everyone I'm looking at getting a Nazia Ria as a donor, otherwise known as a Kia Carnival. Got ground clearance of 171mm, but if I remove the exhaust I would like to try putting some batteries in the empty space underneath. These China HiPower 100ah need 218mm. Can I clamp the batteries with the ...