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by Rusdy
Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 20:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla using LFP in China
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Tesla using LFP in China

... If that's not an endorsement for the longevity of LFP (even if the energy density isn't great) I don't know what is... LFP is awesome indeed. However, heat killed my first LFP. I was naively thought LFP is bulletproof, so I installed it as a starter battery in my previous Corolla. It killed it ...
by Rusdy
Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 19:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla using LFP in China
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Tesla using LFP in China

Give me 20kWh usable capacity EV with 100-ish kW fast charging capability and infrastructure That is the only real hold up I can see for small cars, smashing 100kW+ into a 20kWh battery. Its easy enough on a 100kWh pack, that's only 1C but into a 20kWh pack all of a sudden it's 5C :shock: ... Once ...
by Rusdy
Fri, 21 Feb 2020, 09:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla using LFP in China
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Tesla using LFP in China

Agreed, especially if there was a DC fast charger network worth speaking of around here. I get by with 80km of range but a bit of a buffer would be nice. 150-200km I think is the sweet spot to not have "range anxiety". On the rare occasion I'm travelling (in an urban commuter car) I'd be happy to s...
by Rusdy
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 12:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

... The one in the photo is 32kWh, 10kW continuous, 15kW for 20mins (depends on temperature and type of load) and a peak of 20kW. ... Wow! That makes me even more curious, what did the 'kid' do to overload it? The system got loaded for more than 10kW for more than 20 minutes? That 'kid' must be min...
by Rusdy
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 09:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Inverters in parallel to power a house
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Inverters in parallel to power a house

Nice setup! :geek: I must say, that is far more compact than I expected. At 30kWh, that is just a tad more compared to 2 x Powerwall-2 in parallel for roughly the same size (considering the gateway requirement as well). Do you mind revealing how much your system cost (just the one in the photo)? I w...
by Rusdy
Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 08:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 133
Views: 15237

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

francisco.shi wrote:
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 07:43
... and apply full torque to the motor and see that nothing bends...
Hmmm... I can see tug war test YouTube channel coming up with your Pajero. Maybe try with a Hilux first? :D
by Rusdy
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 10:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 40
Views: 2437

Re: 2020 Ioniq

... It maintained a miserly 7.5-8.0 kWh/100 km (or 80 Wh/km) holding 100 km/h on flat Perth motorway. This translates to well over 450 km range?! At least 300 km for sure in the real world. ... That efficiency figure is super crazy. For hypermiling maybe. But normal driving?? How on earth Hyundai d...
by Rusdy
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 08:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IPA Report on Road User Charges
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: IPA Report on Road User Charges

I think we need to stop building new roads. WA laid more tarmac on the Tonkin highway outside the airport than the landing strip. We're now widening our freeway to 5 lanes in both directions... all this in a city of 1.5 million! We're just lazy. Fewer new roads will save so much money. This is inde...
by Rusdy
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 10:50
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Battery Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Battery Auction

I'm copying this website 's idea in auctioning my gen-1 battery. To quote: " The LEAF's battery range is dropping more quickly with age, making the battery a very valuable research piece. If interested, the battery can be purchased for $1,000,000. Serious inquiries only. " Since mine is Australian c...
by Rusdy
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 08:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea

Quoting from the news, " Such holistic reform would enable a future transport system ". We'll never get there if we (as a country, and unfortunately most citizens also fall to this trap) see the mobility as a goal, instead of accessibility. Long read here: https://www.resourcesmag.org/common-resourc...
by Rusdy
Fri, 13 Dec 2019, 08:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47061

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Reading the manual which came with the compressor, it seems 75 dB is normal at full speed. Is 75 dB a lot? Well a pneumatic orbital sander at full speed generates 75 dB. So yeah, it might just be normal... Out of curiosity, I googled the dB comparison graph. Apparently 75dB is pretty damn loud! Whi...
by Rusdy
Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 13:15
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Grounding shielding around motor cable
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Grounding shielding around motor cable

I'm still confused with 'ground loops'. I thought 'ground loops' only happens when there is a poor ground connection (or long distance wiring). So, when current induces on the cable shield, it will in turn induce current to signal wire. So, if you have good ground (such as car or bike's frame), then...
by Rusdy
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 14:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 4152

Re: Tesla PW2

Big bugga, how much real useable capacity in there? Can the 5kW inverter actually pull a continuous 5kW out of the battery until it is fully discharged? T1 Terry Hi Terry, the battery testing centre latest report ( click here ) provides really good objective data. Yes, they can pull 5kW constantly ...
by Rusdy
Tue, 03 Dec 2019, 08:25
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Tesla Insurance

... RAC was just under $1000pa with $1000 excess; I then added their "hire car" and "NCB protection" options for a total of $1141pa ... Huh, makes my Leaf insurance expensive then. I have "hire car" option as well, after being rear ended couple years ago and had such a saga trying to claim back ren...
by Rusdy
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 12:48
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: That truck

Nagaman wrote:
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 06:27
I can’t see any form of pedestrian safety in the design or materials used.
Is there ANY truck designed for pedestrian safety? :lol:
by Rusdy
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 16:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

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

I think taxing tyres would be the easiest way to get a road use tax... Huh, that's outside the box thinking, great idea! The only issue I can think of, since tyres easily last more than 30kkm these days, the tax will need to be more than double the price of the tyre itself (using 4c per km cost fro...
by Rusdy
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 13:08
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: WA EV servicing
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: WA EV servicing

2013+ ...

Sad :cry:
by Rusdy
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 13:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

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

The report can be read here: https://infrastructure.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Road-User-Charging-for-Electric-vehicles.pdf I think we all agree that there is something deeply unfair about the current road tax system. It's a pity the report missed it's own recommendation on what has been wor...
by Rusdy
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 09:17
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: That truck

brendon_m wrote:
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 20:40
"but it doesn't have a chassis so it's a soccer mums car and you can't take it off road"
No soccer mom would buy this :lol:

Kudos for the exoskeleton concept though. Maybe that's why it's cheap despite the exotic materials?
by Rusdy
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 09:08
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Elon Musk presents the new Tesla Cybertruck Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Elon Musk presents the new Tesla Cybertruck Launch

The ridiculous shape aside, how on earth he got the price that low?

Just add rocket launcher at the back, and it's ready for Middle East export!
by Rusdy
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 06:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47061

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Google as usual listens my browsing, so, this pops out in my news feed :D :

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/11/the- ... ert-lever/
by Rusdy
Thu, 14 Nov 2019, 09:04
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 27
Views: 9418

Re: Leaf Range *no discussion*

Our new to us Leaf has 93,000km, SOH 83%, 1st capacity bar lost, GOM 114-119 at 80% charge. Hi JeffB , I assume yours is the imported one? What year model is it? There's no way Oz Leaf has this awesome stats (unless the battery just got changed under warranty)!! That pretty much confirms the newer ...
by Rusdy
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 11:58
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

Sigh... I wish local councils are more supportive on this one. To make it 'slightly' future proof, those non-network mennekes wall chargers should be not too expensive, me naively think. Even 15A Australian wall socket will do (that opens 24/7). The problem with the 'RREV' (a.k.a. gen-1 Leaf), the b...
by Rusdy
Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 11:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: My first public fast charge

Huh, I was about to say, is that photoshopped or real?
by Rusdy
Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 10:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 4152

Re: Tesla PW2

...All you need to do is program the charger/inverter to keep the battery within specified range... This was my original plan, i.e. learn how ChaDeMo protocol works (need to buy the standards, legally, of course :geek: ), then design and built my own HV charger that is directly connected to solar P...