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by rhills
Fri, 03 Apr 2020, 11:15
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 273
Views: 45367

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

I thought galvanic corrosion also required movement of electrons.

Which makes things a bit tricky when you want some electrons to move, but not others :-(
by rhills
Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 22:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Re: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit

lobster wrote:
Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 18:50
... or someone at Zeva ...
Uh, that would be @zeva I'd guess :-D
by rhills
Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 13:20
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 30
Views: 5788

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Brookster , as a newcomer you may not yet have it visible but there is a feature available in this forum to run simple surveys ("Polls") so if you'd rather go that way, we can set one up for you. Here is a simple tutorial on setting up a poll which will give you a bit of an idea what is possible. N...
by rhills
Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 09:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 441
Views: 60655

Re: Low cost BMS

the LiPO cells I've installed... Rob, do you really mean LiPo (as in Lithium Polymer), or LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate, LiFePO₄)? It makes a big difference. LFP is nominally 3.2, and should not go much beyond 3.6 V. Nearly all other lithium chemistries are nominally 3.7 or 3.75 V, and should not go ...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 22:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 52
Views: 9177

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi Brendon, Is the BMU VIN coded? Or could you buy a late model BMU and "upgrade" in a plug and play fashion? Having to have the module coded would make it harder but even still it might be an option once warranties run out to get a boost in (or at least restore) electric range. I'd guess either way...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 22:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 52
Views: 9177

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Interesting difference between the dedicated EV company (Tesla) where seemingly everything can be upgraded over the airwaves and the dinosaur vehicle tech company where "no, you have to buy the new model to fix that problem" :-(
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 15:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 52
Views: 9177

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Unfortunately, I've not had time to follow this thread closely so haven't posted earlier. We've had an Outlander PHEV Aspire since brand new, bought one of the first ones sold in WA in April 2014, delivered in May 2014. We had a major problem with our PHEV two and a half years ago ( documented here ...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 14:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 441
Views: 60655

Re: Low cost BMS

Well, you got my attention T1 Terry , because the LiPO cells I've installed in both yacht and motorhome for house batteries are from EV-Power and use his BMS, though I have to confess I don't know which cell-top units I have in each system. The system in my yacht has been there for just over 8 years...
by rhills
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 13:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 200
Views: 25331

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'm also following along with great interest, Chris, hope it all goes well!
by rhills
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 13:44
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47318

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: 5860

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: 5860

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: 291

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: 5860

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: 64
Views: 4988

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: 936

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: 418

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: 484

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: 495

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: 12
Views: 966

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: 556
Views: 47318

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: 524

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: 1257

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: 1372

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: 1775

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...