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by rhills
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 13:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40672

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hmmm, that champagne should be struck across the bow anyway, not the stern!

:-D
by rhills
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 13:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5364

Re: electric lawn mower

I do big branches with the pole saw too. Use a trick I learned from the professionals: start out at the end of the branch, lopping off the lighter sub branches first. Then lop off 1-2m lengths of the main branch starting at the outer end. As the branch gets thicker, lop shorter lengths. That way you...
by rhills
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 22:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5364

Re: electric lawn mower

Our nephew has the Ryobi 36V mower, he loves it!

18V probably OK for very small lawn and lightweight grass!
by rhills
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 21:16
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Online membership form
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Online membership form

weber , I believe you're correct, Dylan will have been trying to register for AEVA membership. Dylan ( ev28wa ), firstly, there is no direct link between AEVA member username and the username you use on this forum. There are many members of this forum who aren't AEVA members. There is an indirect l...
by rhills
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 21:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5364

Re: electric lawn mower

We have a lot of Peppermint Gum trees around our house, as well as other natives, and had quite a few palms at one stage. I've cut down almost all the palms and I've been pruning the Peppermint Gums using a plug-in electric chainsaw (Chinese Ryobi copy) and also my Ryobi 18V battery-powered pole pru...
by rhills
Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 20:56
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 3299

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

I would guess that the heat extracted from the seat has to go somewhere. If it just exits into the cabin it's not going to contribute to overall cooling much I'd have thought.
by rhills
Fri, 03 Jan 2020, 12:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 4048 Inverter as 3 Phase setup but utility is only single phase
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: 4048 Inverter as 3 Phase setup but utility is only single phase

... Why the Car is Outside? I learned Tesla's burning during charging some times so this Car is from China.... :lol: "Safety First" ... But with the car in full tropical sun while charging, battery temperatures may be higher (or battery cooling system working harder if it has one) causing shorter b...
by rhills
Fri, 03 Jan 2020, 12:06
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD: 8* EVPOWER BMS Modules CBM180 Rev2.0
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: 8* EVPOWER BMS Modules CBM180 Rev2.0

@doggy, please remember to change the subject of your topic by adding the word "SOLD" once you've sold these.

TIA,
by rhills
Tue, 31 Dec 2019, 15:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: My vision of a low cost electric super car
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: My vision of a low cost electric super car

The way you've drawn the body, it looks like it would hold a lot of batteries. Maybe no need for the big red box up front?
by rhills
Mon, 23 Dec 2019, 09:26
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Holden VOLT For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Holden VOLT For Sale

Hi @rileyman ,

For people not familiar with the Volt, it would be good to mention what range you typically get on battery alone. Also, worth mentioning what area you live in (state at least).

Cheers,

Rob Hills
by rhills
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 22:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

My experiences with owning our PHEV since 2014 are: Virtually seamless transition between battery/electric drive, engine charging + electric drive, engine direct drive + charging Some pretty complex technology that just works ™ (electric drive/charging/engine drive/charging, adaptive cruise control)...
by rhills
Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 00:28
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40672

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I use Tef-Gel on the boat. It's perfect for preventing galling of stainless steel screws/fittings on aluminium masts in a salty environment. Without it, the ally is oxidising within 6 months.
by rhills
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 21:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Toombul shopping centre (Brisbane) chargers
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Toombul shopping centre (Brisbane) chargers

Hi Mike,
Congrats on the new EV, good to see you're enjoying it.

Plugshare is crowd-sourced data, so you should absolutely update any information you can. I've done so where I've found things that aren't correct.

Cheers,
by rhills
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 16:54
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld (sold)
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld

Woot, way to go Mike!
Does this mean the MX5 gets relegated to Sunday afternoon rallys?
by rhills
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 08:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Aspire question
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: Outlander PHEV Aspire question

...I've finally got a 2014 PHEV Aspire, and slowly getting used to it... Congratulations, hope you're enjoying it, despite the buglets. I'm having no luck getting even close to connecting to the app though. I have the password but nothing happens when I press the keyfob 10 times (meant to be some b...
by rhills
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 22:17
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1462

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

Just returned home from my 2 months cruising up to Shark Bay and back 8-) . Thanks for the discussion and links. I've tweaked our .htaccess file IAW the link that Scotty T posted and it seems to be working. Any problems with the change, please PM me or post to this thread using the @ ("mention") fun...
by rhills
Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 00:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: replacing the ECU and the battery pack in Miev 2010

Hi Hugh, I recently replaced the batteries in our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV after water ingress caused major problems. Mitsubishi Policy is to destroy the battery packs because of perceived safety hazards. I pushed back hard and eventually convinced them to let me keep my old pack. My main argument ...
by rhills
Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 22:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Smartphone APP apllicability.
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: PHEV Smartphone APP apllicability.

I think it only works on the Aspire, but others may know better. What I can say is that IMHO it is barely worth having. I am generally very keen on apps but I was disappointed with the PHEV app, both with the limited functionality and its clumsy user interface. Because it works over WiFi, it often h...
by rhills
Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 20:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40672

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Rob - just regular old general purpose styrene polyester resin - pretty whiffy stuff, but easy to work with. I assume you're aware that of the three types of fibreglass resin (polyester, vinylester and epoxy) polyester is the least impervious to water penetration? I suspect this doesn't matter as m...
by rhills
Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 19:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40672

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The nice thing about fibreglassing is that most sins can be fixed with an angle grinder (or Dremel for venial sins 😁 ) and patching. What resin are you using? I've been using Bote Cote exclusively for the past few years now. Not cheap, but the 2:1 ratio of resin to hardener makes for easy mixing, es...
by rhills
Sat, 23 Feb 2019, 10:26
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Re: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

My Google Chrome Browser still has a red warning triangle + Not Secure in the URL field. Not showing an https header. Will this be changing soon? Short answer: No. Details: This is a leisure-activity forum, not a bank website. To host a legitimate, encrypted connection (using the https url prefix),...
by rhills
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 18:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 20345

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

And one of the biggest reasons of the lot:

4. Loss of a valuable income stream from servicing and spare parts sales.
by rhills
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 10:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality
Replies: 40
Views: 4164

Re: Solar Panel output: Rating versus Reality

Hi Terry, That would be great if we can make it work, PM sent. To update our panel saga, over the Oz Day long weekend we were away in our van and had plenty of time to test out our two panels under a variety of conditions, mostly optimal for solar power generation with clear skies and plenty of cool...
by rhills
Sat, 09 Feb 2019, 11:42
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Re: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

Hi All, During the process of migrating our account to new servers, I also upgraded the phpBB platform this forum is based on. Unfortunately, unlike previous upgrades, this one blatted the links to our forum images and the legacy smileys from the old forum. I've now repaired those links so images an...
by rhills
Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 12:46
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

Hi All, Overnight, our AEVA web hosting was upgraded to new, faster servers. Unfortunately, this took longer than planned so some of you will probably have experienced site outages this morning and I apologise for that. Both the Main AEVA Website and the forums are working for me now in WA, so hopef...