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by Rob M
Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 14:20
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric Focus For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Electric Focus For Sale

This car has been sold.
Another Focus will be available early Jan.
It has done 50,000 km so will be a bit cheaper.
Be early with an offer
by Rob M
Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 22:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Any Headway orders
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Any Headway orders

Hi Johny
Are you only after the orange clip together caps for the cells?
We have plenty to fit the 10Ah cells
by Rob M
Tue, 19 Nov 2013, 21:49
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric Focus For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Electric Focus For Sale

    EV Works Ford Focus Electric vehicle for sale Price: AU$22,000 with 1 year warranty. Availability: In stock Description Electric vehicle For sale. For a similar price to doing a conversion you can have a late model vehicle with very low kilometres already professionally converted to electric dri...
by Rob M
Fri, 16 Nov 2012, 18:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.
Replies: 53
Views: 6298

Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.

In relation to in cord units: The ones we looked at were to be used for occasional charging and plugged into a standard 10 amp socket. They claimed to test the earth connection at the car end of the lead but in fact worked whether there was an earth connected to the car or not. Temperature sensing w...
by Rob M
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 22:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.
Replies: 53
Views: 6298

Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.

EV Works has done some work and research on the overheating charging lead issue. We have also involved "Clipsal" a major manufacturer of electrical equipment. There are a lot of interesting comments made in the thread above. We do understand the reasoning behind the cautionary attitude taken by the ...
by Rob M
Sat, 05 Nov 2011, 18:36
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Come see Glen off at Parliament House Sunday 11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Come see Glen off at Parliament House Sunday 11 am

Glen will be back in Perth this week and a reception is planned for next Sunday morning so watch for details.
He was at Eucla yesterday.
by Rob M
Sat, 05 Nov 2011, 18:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Raising the subject of range extending trailers
Replies: 67
Views: 8802

Raising the subject of range extending trailers

Some of you might not be aware of Glen George's trip around Australia towing a range extending pack of batteries in a small trailer. He was at Eucla yesterday so will be back in Perth this week some time. He was able to do almost 300k's on a charge. Most of the time he was happy to do around 200k's ...
by Rob M
Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 00:18
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric Air-conditioning capacity?
Replies: 14
Views: 7316

Electric Air-conditioning capacity?

There is often some confusion when it comes to calculating efficiency of air conditioning units. The problem is caused by the difference between inside and outside teperatures or more correctly the difference between the condeser and evaporator temperatures. On a very hot day for instance the unit w...
by Rob M
Fri, 14 Jan 2011, 18:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 V2
Replies: 27
Views: 4107

NCOP14 V2

The latest version of NCOP14 is now available online on the Dotars website.
Here is a direct link:
http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/ ... an2011.pdf
by Rob M
Thu, 26 Aug 2010, 02:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Air Con Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Air Con Motor

Hi Barry
We have a DC motor that will do the job for you. It is wound for 8 amps continuous so it will put out close to 1 kW at 120 volt. Give me a call on 0407152552 office hours Perth or email me at rob@evworks.com.au
cheers
Rob Mason
by Rob M
Tue, 24 Aug 2010, 05:49
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: EV charging at Elders Street Carpark
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

EV charging at Elders Street Carpark

I checked it out a month ago. There were no charging stations to be seen. When I enquired I was told that they are coming but it is not known when.
I think they should remove the signs which clearly state that electric vehicle charging stations are available.
False advertising at the very least!
by Rob M
Wed, 28 Jul 2010, 02:02
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Home grown BMS ideas !
Replies: 781
Views: 114288

Home grown BMS ideas !

The best way to prevent corrosion is to stop moisture getting between the joints so there is no cation path. Tight, neatly fitting joints with a moisture repelling, preferably conducting paste will do the job. There are also some spray on sealers that can be used after the connection has been made w...
by Rob M
Sat, 10 Jul 2010, 17:50
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Correct limit for amps
Replies: 38
Views: 4696

Correct limit for amps

The "coke" bottle worked well enough to keep the Zilla from reaching cut back temps in most cases. On very hot days it was not quite good enough especially if I was driving hard. On the matter of circulation, it is absolutely essential. On a couple of occasions the cheap little circulation pump I wa...
by Rob M
Sat, 05 Jun 2010, 13:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 on emergency disconnect
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

NCOP14 on emergency disconnect

Hi Toby NCOP 14 is being published soon. The requirement for a mechanical disconnect has been removed to allow 12 volt operated contactors to be used either instead of or as well as. It is worth having a means of checking that disconnection has actually occurred as contactors have been known to stic...
by Rob M
Wed, 24 Feb 2010, 22:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is there an EV available?
Replies: 20
Views: 2558

Is there an EV available?

If you are interested in a BMW 318i with Zilla Z1K and lithiums, excellent performance, range at least 110km on the freeway, give me a call on 0407152552
by Rob M
Thu, 07 Jan 2010, 19:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Bulk Buy Emergency Disconnect Switch
Replies: 41
Views: 2177

Bulk Buy Emergency Disconnect Switch

The final version is still in the draft form and has yet to be approved by the Motor Vehicle Industry Board (nationally).They hope to be able to discuss it by April. Section 2.10 as quoted by Tuarn will most likely be unchanged in my opinion. The requirement for a mechanically operated (big red) but...
by Rob M
Fri, 30 Oct 2009, 04:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: how much per kilometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

how much per kilometer

Don't forget if you are depreciating your batteries over 8 or so years then you should include depreciation of your ICE. New, old and reconditioned have different values on resale etc. A set of lithiums that have driven 200,000 km or so might not be worth much but then what is the value of your ICE ...
by Rob M
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 02:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: VOLVO 960
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

VOLVO 960

The Volvo 960's maiden voyage, Anzac Day 2009. The Volvo is mobile! Specs: 45 LFP 200AH cells, Zilla Z1K low voltage, Clark 12" forklift motor (monster) direct drive to tailshaft, Baldor DC motor driving power steering and air conditioner. I had some battles with the onboard computer but managed to ...
by Rob M
Tue, 21 Apr 2009, 04:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric Vehicle Subsidy
Replies: 11
Views: 2422

Electric Vehicle Subsidy

by Rob M
Wed, 01 Apr 2009, 15:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spillable batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Spillable batteries

Hi Coulomb Spillable liquid refers to flooded lead acid batteries. The criteria used was based on the battery leaking fluid if tipped on its side or worse. Lithiums and sealed lead acid don't leak under normal circumstances or a rollover. Venting of gasses is again under normal circumstances. Floode...
by Rob M
Thu, 26 Mar 2009, 17:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Timing of NCOP14 revision?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Timing of NCOP14 revision?

Hi Peter C NCOP 14 revision will be finalised by end of April, hopefully. The document is basically a set of guidelines for engineers and licensing departments to use and/or follow. Most of the inclusions can be added as afters I think so I wouldn't worry too much. Some of the items being discussed ...
by Rob M
Thu, 26 Mar 2009, 16:17
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Cycle Life
Replies: 19
Views: 2350

Cycle Life

[quote="woody"] Rob: if the batteries last as long or longer than the car, then yes they are part of the conversion cost. But hopefully you use your EV more than that so they need to be replaced, so are a running cost. Depends on the usage. It seems biased to me to include battery costs as running ...
by Rob M
Wed, 25 Mar 2009, 19:31
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Cycle Life
Replies: 19
Views: 2350

Cycle Life

[quote="woody"] I see batteries as a running cost, not a conversion cost.



I think we can justify the cost of batteries as conversion cost not running cost. Otherwise we need to view the depreciation costs of an ICE as running costs which we rarely do.
by Rob M
Tue, 24 Mar 2009, 19:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 15549

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

Absolutely correct HeadsUp. I think it might be useful to start another thread so readers dont link all these good ideas to NCOP14 version 2 which will hopefully be finalised by end of April.
Call it "NCOP 14 version 3" perhaps. That is where the the "floating versus grounded pack" has finished up.