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by lopezjm2001
Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 06:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 161
Views: 11856

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

I am struggling with MppSolar 'support' - have been for several months, trying to get a firmware upgrade for my 'obsolete pre-2019' MK. Welcome to the club, I am still waiting for MppSolar to supply me with a new solar charger controller which had previously blown up. Asked for a replacement SCC (U...
by lopezjm2001
Sun, 11 Aug 2019, 16:39
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

So just making sure I'm getting this right. If BMW were to swap out my existing DC fast charging port (CCS type 1) to their new CCS type 2, I wouldn't be able to use some of the tesla destination chargers? I do not work for BMW but that does seem to be the case. Please let us know if and how much B...
by lopezjm2001
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 21:37
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP inverter repairs and hardware modifications
Replies: 365
Views: 13577

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Today the SCC stopped working on my PIP4048MS. The remainder of the PIP still works. A couple of PCB mounted relays were fubar which dropped off the PCB. According to my data logging the PV value was at 3kw when it happened. Any idea WTF happened? Anyhow I removed the remains of the SCC and cleaned ...
by lopezjm2001
Thu, 16 May 2019, 16:26
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

I have an adapter. So swapping the charge port to type 2 would be a waste of money for me. Unless I can upgrade from 7.4kW to 22kW.
by lopezjm2001
Sat, 11 May 2019, 13:13
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Thanks. Not really worth it for me if you cannot use the two extra phases which means my BMW i3 does not have the two extra onboard chargers required to be able to charge from a Tesla destination charger at 22kW. That would be sweet...
by lopezjm2001
Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 18:34
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Do you know whether the KLE will support the two extra phases? Do you think it might require Esys coding to go from J1772 to Mennekes? Good luck. Let us know how you go as I am also interested in doing this. The only down side is that the Mennekes on the new BMW i3 2018 will not work with the Tesla ...
by lopezjm2001
Wed, 17 Apr 2019, 08:41
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Which parts did you source? Thanks.
by lopezjm2001
Fri, 01 Mar 2019, 06:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2479
Views: 488517

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Maybe you need to buy the counterfeit PL2303 chipset to use with the counterfeit PIP....https://owenduffy.net/software/ATB/PL2303.htm :D :D :D :D :D
by lopezjm2001
Sun, 24 Feb 2019, 07:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2479
Views: 488517

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Sorry if this is not the right thread but do you think that this one is a REAL voltronic, the seller claim to be an officiel MPPS Solar distributor but ... i don't trust anyone anymore :D https://www.ebay.fr/itm/solaire-onduleur-5kva-5000w-48V-80A-MPPT-chargeur-de-batterie-60A-chargeur/162746191559...
by lopezjm2001
Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 15:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Zappi EVSE
Replies: 23
Views: 3448

Re: Zappi EVSE

I have recently installed the Zappi at my place which has a 3 phase supply using a 3 phase Elster A1100 nett utility meter. The zappi was installed using a Harvi and three CTs. Under advanced settings, Supply Grid, Export margin is set to the maximum value of 900 watts. But yet despite this setting ...
by lopezjm2001
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 12:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2479
Views: 488517

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

I am using a Victron Energy - BMV 702 and uploading data to www.pvoutput.com.
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by lopezjm2001
Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 00:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Installing Traffic Jam Assistant on a BMW i3
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Installing Traffic Jam Assistant on a BMW i3

I successfully installed the Quidzel HOD module today and programmed it. Works well. You can read about here. http://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 361#p47361. Possibly the first BMW i3 in Australia with a functioning Traffic Jam Assist. :D :D :D
by lopezjm2001
Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 14:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8248

Re: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

I have no idea where you are located. But you can check your cable with an untethered non-Tesla charger (Chargefox - EVlink) at Mc Donalds at Kellyville to check the non-legacy setting theory... https://www.plugshare.com/location/110533 This charger requires you to use your own cable and it has a Me...
by lopezjm2001
Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 18:28
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8248

Re: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

Hi Jin, You can do a wiring check by measuring resistance using a ohmmeter. Looking at your J1772 plug measure the resistance: 1. Between the Proximity Detection pin (LHS) and Equipment Ground pin (without pushing button in) - 150 ohms 2. Between the Proximity Detection pin (LHS) and Equipment Groun...
by lopezjm2001
Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 14:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8248

Re: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

Hi Jin, There is someone on www.plugshare.com who is using a type 2 to type 1 adapter cable on a Tesla charger to charge a 2013 Nissan Leaf at Supercheap Auto at Penrith and it works. You can send him a message using the mobile phone plugshare app. Name is Markr. https://www.plugshare.com/location/1...
by lopezjm2001
Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 21:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

I just charged up at Rouse Hill Town Centre car park https://www.plugshare.com/location/17075 on a Tesla charger. Worked ok. I have installed a meter to the type 2 to type 1 plug adaptor cable to read the current and power drawn. As shown it was drawing 31.26 amps, 7.3kW at 236.4 volts. https://s3.a...
by lopezjm2001
Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 13:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8248

Re: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

The installing electricians of the Tesla chargers would not have a clue about any dip switch setting for legacy mode I suspect that they all not set for legacy mode. But it seems that BMW i3 is compatible with non-legacy mode.
by lopezjm2001
Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 03:36
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8248

Re: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

If that does not work you may want to look at getting a Teslanything.
Also try pushing the button on your j1772 plug for about 5 seconds when you plug it in to your leaf.
by lopezjm2001
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 19:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Installing Traffic Jam Assistant on a BMW i3
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Installing Traffic Jam Assistant on a BMW i3

I was wondering if anyone has tried installing the Traffic Jam Assistant function to their BMW i3 in Australia. Quidzel make a module which is installed inside the steering wheel which gives a signal to say the driver is touching the steering wheel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eX8d7UxZFs . Did ...
by lopezjm2001
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 09:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Monitoring charge power, kWh on your BMW i3
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Monitoring charge power, kWh on your BMW i3

Want to know if anyone has been able to monitor their charge power (kW) and energy (kWh) on their BMW i3. Preferably using the OBD2 port so monitoring can be done when using a fast DC charger.
by lopezjm2001
Sat, 29 Dec 2018, 11:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

Today I charged my BMW i3 at Stockland Wetherill Park https://www.plugshare.com/location/130447 using my Type 2 to type 1 plug adapter. Once again I got the error "Mains power too low". So I tried doing it with the doors locked and it did not work. Then after some persisting stuffing around I found ...
by lopezjm2001
Fri, 28 Dec 2018, 06:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

Maybe but I would have expected the Tesla charger LED to blink if it had a fault.
I tested my adapter cable at Stanhope village shopping centre yesterday and it worked ok. https://www.plugshare.com/location/137108
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by lopezjm2001
Fri, 28 Dec 2018, 06:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

reecho wrote:
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 19:21
It could well be that the mains power is too low....
It does not make any sense. The Tesla destination charger is rated for 32 amps, three phase as marked on the rating plate.
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by lopezjm2001
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 06:51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

Found a Tesla charger where my adaptor would not work at Gosford Motor Inn. Just kept getting the message "Mains power too low". Maybe this charger was not set to legacy mode. Did not try it but google says it might have worked if I had locked the car before plugging in. Maybe next time... https://w...
by lopezjm2001
Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 05:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8248

Re: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

The 220 ohm resistor tells the charging station that you are using a 32 amp cable. Since your GPO is only rated at 15 amps you may want to change the PP resistor value to 1500 ohms. Just to be on the safe side. Assuming you will be using a level 1 EVSE cable to plug into the 15A GPO. 5.000V (no exte...