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by smithy2167
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 07:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 631

EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

The stupidity of the current governments (state and federal) with regard to the future of the environment reaches greater heights each day. The NSW and Vic governments are now seriously considering imposing a 4c/km tax only on EVs, to replace the fuel excise tax that we are "cheating them out of". h...
by smithy2167
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 12:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1932

Re: Making home EV ready

I think the concern over a 10A charge rate is a bit over the top. After all, we've had 2400W (= 10A) radiators almost since electricity was invented :D . House circuits are designed to handle that sort of load. Having said that, instead of installing a 10A power point, you might want to investigate ...
by smithy2167
Sun, 21 Apr 2019, 09:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVO 8/9 Steering Feel
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: EVO 8/9 Steering Feel

Wrong forum. This is for Electric Vehicles, which the EVO definitely ain't.
by smithy2167
Sun, 07 Apr 2019, 09:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 105
Views: 5393

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

Would it help to use a Soft Starter, at least for the motorised tools e.g. https://www.jaycar.com.au/soft-start-ki ... s/p/KC5511

It would probably have a heart attack with the welder.
by smithy2167
Wed, 02 Jan 2019, 13:15
Forum: Jaguar
Topic: Auxiliary Battery - Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Auxiliary Battery - Why?

I notice that the I-Pace, Tesla and many other pure EVs still have an auxiliary 12V battery. For the I-Pace, it's an AGM battery, not Lithium, so it's likely to only have a lifetime of ~ 5 years. Worse, it appears that if the aux battery runs down, the whole vehicle is disabled. Presumably, they've ...
by smithy2167
Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 08:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

Great result. I'm in a similar situation and I'd be interested in hearing more about what you did. In particular, how did you go about having the Goodwe installed and connected to the home-made battery pack? I'm thinking that most sparkies would take one look and jump back in their van. (BTW, what s...
by smithy2167
Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 07:55
Forum: Jaguar
Topic: Jaguar I-Pace Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1531

Jaguar I-Pace Forum

Is it possible for someone to add a Forum for the Jaguar I-Pace to the Production Electric Vehicles area?
I don't think a mere mortal can do that.