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by bga
Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 23:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Win a model s
Replies: 13
Views: 1834

Win a model s

Appolo 13 a bit too risky? How about a visit to the Titanic? It would seem that tourist dives may soon be a reality, but at a price similar to the cash winnings. We've all seen James Cameron's film, so the real thing out a 7 inch window will be a bit of an anti-climax; Better to stick with a shiny n...
by bga
Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 21:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Win a model s
Replies: 13
Views: 1834

Win a model s

solved!!

Make a contest mailbox -- and then delete it after the contest closes.
by bga
Sat, 13 Feb 2016, 19:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Misc iMiev questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2103

Misc iMiev questions

Also can't find a thread for this - but who all is using an ODBlink LX or MX with CanIon? I'm trying to figure out why I'm still having annoying problems with having to re-pair the Bluetooth connection virtually every day. I've now tried it with 5 different Android devices (phones and tablets) acro...
by bga
Wed, 03 Feb 2016, 18:48
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike
Replies: 291
Views: 46170

Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike

With respect to I-Miev slow initial acceleration. I suspect that all of it's programmed. Makes sense to prevent parking lot collisions, but is a trap for the unwary on the road. I put this down to Mitsubishi being too cheap to install proximity (parking) sensors that could have triggered this behavi...
by bga
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 16:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Sulfur Batteries
Replies: 57
Views: 11454

Lithium Sulfur Batteries

A while back Winston was promising a LiS battery and went as far as publishing some performace figures which looked very good. It seems that the issues have involved conductivity (Sulfur is an insulator) and longevity. The rotten cycle life problem is slowly being solved by companies like PolyPlus ,...
by bga
Sun, 17 May 2015, 20:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 30k km Service
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

30k km Service

Tyres- My Tyre shop couldn't get the Continentals and it appears that they have stopped making the 155/60 R15 (front size), so I went for Kumho, which drive nicely. They are significantly quieter than the original tyre and steer better. The odometer is about 30,000 km - bucketing down now so I won't...
by bga
Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 18:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike
Replies: 291
Views: 46170

Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike

Congratulations all, a great end to the season.
by bga
Mon, 20 Oct 2014, 16:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 43922

New to the forum & new I-miev

I collect mine on Wednesday but as yet haven't got a 15 amp power outlet to charge from only a 10 amp. Is it ok to make up a adaptor, 15amp to 10amp to plug in with if there is nothing else on that circuit. Consider the double GPO at the end of the circuit. It is possible to plug two bar heaters in...
by bga
Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 18:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike
Replies: 291
Views: 46170

Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike

Hi Chris, I was thinking of a direct parallel connection (same open circuit voltage?) with a controlled power supply in series with the source batter, say 0-30V/0-20Amps to supply the differential needed to make electrons flow to the receiver battery. 20 amps makes it a 1/2 hour flat to full charge ...
by bga
Mon, 06 Oct 2014, 23:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike
Replies: 291
Views: 46170

Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike

I have an idea! (they don't come along very often)

Voltron now has two batteries, although the big one is heavier than useful for racing, but may be useful as a quick charger along the lines of Rob Mason's battery powered booster that allows charge to flow from one battery to another.
by bga
Wed, 13 Aug 2014, 01:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 43922

New to the forum & new I-miev

The (no-so-squeezy) i-miev is definitely a far better drive than any of the ICE cars I use regularly. The only reason I keep the VZ station wagon is that it is good for trips and carrying big and heavy stuff, sort of like a covered ute. I think that Tuarn was considering the idea of frauding the CHA...
by bga
Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 17:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 43922

New to the forum & new I-miev

I was concerned about the lifting weight, 50kg is a bit heavy to manhandle in and out. My thought was two (or 3) battery boxes with Anderson connectors, docking into a frame. A couple of bags of cement would about do it for weight. It would make sense to use the child restraints, possibly in the for...
by bga
Mon, 11 Aug 2014, 17:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 43922

New to the forum & new I-miev

Hi Kurt,
A solution may be to make the battery from 160 or 200AH cells, these are more compatible with the i-miev's size and carrying capacity. They won't mind being paralleled, although some fuses may be wise between the strings.

Cheers
Bruce
by bga
Mon, 30 Jun 2014, 04:12
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike
Replies: 291
Views: 46170

Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike

Most impressive effort!!
Well done all.

Cheers

Bruce
by bga
Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 00:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Another Perth i-MiEVer
Replies: 38
Views: 3797

Another Perth i-MiEVer

Welcome!
Good buy!!

Bring your 'i along and it can meet some others at the next meeting.

Cheers
Bruce
by bga
Tue, 01 Apr 2014, 23:30
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mazda Super Capacitor Regen
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Mazda Super Capacitor Regen

I have been wondering about this for a while... Here's a link: SAE link to Mazda regen brakes I had my suspicions beforehand, but this confirmed them. It's a 12V system that uses the alternator, a capacitor and charge converter. The specs are along the line of: 12V, 50 Amps of energy processing capa...
by bga
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 16:27
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: J1772 plug and socket for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

J1772 plug and socket for sale

It is common in China.

The Elcon battery chargers have been sold this way. I think that this allows the maker to use an agent with good english skills.

Does the cable include the data/control wires?

Cheers
by bga
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 16:12
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: 1000V DC relay
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

1000V DC relay

Not a bad find, Richo! (may negate the following:) Discharge: A big high value resistor permanently across the caps? Say a trickle current of 1mA, so will discharge a 1000uF/600V cap in 10 minutes or so. Or use the motor controller to discharge the cap into the motor windings really quickly. For man...
by bga
Thu, 13 Feb 2014, 21:52
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ford electric Bicycle
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Ford electric Bicycle

No carrier - where do I put the veggies?

An after-thought way after the original post:

Look where the battery is - on the tail of the rear mudguard!!
by bga
Mon, 06 Jan 2014, 18:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holy Hydro Batman
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Holy Hydro Batman

I guess if he talks long enough some of it will make sense. Perhaps he wants us to have EVs so he can sell more coal? Unlike a true politician, Clive slips up every now and then http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif I would expect that coal has something to do with it. At least Evs aren't t...
by bga
Thu, 02 Jan 2014, 18:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holy Hydro Batman
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Holy Hydro Batman

The worrying thing about "sir Clive" is that he is so inconsistent. Just when you think you've got him neatly boxed next to Barnaby Joyce, he comes out with something that makes utter sense and is in the national interest. [Edit + following] Fuel cells ~ fool cells! The autonews story says: "Rival a...
by bga
Sat, 28 Dec 2013, 22:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: imiev good for singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

imiev good for singapore

There are some interesting things are happening in China - World's 7 Greenest vehicles Almost 30,000,000 e-bikes will be sold in China this year alone, and 200 million in total, an astounding number, so the car of the future may have 2 wheels, at least in China. This gave me some cause to be optimis...
by bga
Thu, 19 Dec 2013, 16:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range extender Efficiency Study
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Range extender Efficiency Study

Or take the train. I really wish I could still take the train to Albany, Pemberton or Geraldton. Well, maybe not Gero, but it'd be nice to have the option. Somebody else does the driving http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif . One galling thing in WA is that the country trains don't permit ...
by bga
Wed, 18 Dec 2013, 18:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Game Changer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3854

DIY Game Changer?

Go BigMouse!

Didn't land where it should have - ref the motor controller progress.
by bga
Tue, 17 Dec 2013, 01:13
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf owner Stole Power got Arrested Jailed
Replies: 55
Views: 4955

Leaf owner Stole Power got Arrested Jailed

It may be a bit if a reach for many town councils, but perhaps an Honour system would be practical. The EV'er sends them some money each time a power point is used for a charge. The council will get some information as to how many EVs are around and whether it would be worthwhile formalising a charg...