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by Samstain
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 12:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

yeah, I still need to do more research - probably biggest concern for me at the moment is servicing cost, and the potential for a big bill if something goes wrong. My petrol hungry GV cost bugger all to service - as I do most of it myself and as it does a limited number of km. If I get a PHEV, am I ...
by Samstain
Thu, 14 Nov 2019, 06:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

cool thanks, that all makes sense. Any indication on how MMAL are handling the battery degredation - are those with genuine issues getting theirs replaced without too much fuss? I have only seen a few complaints on forums, but these days you always get someone grumbling about something, even if ther...
by Samstain
Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 19:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

Some Aussie PHEV have had pretty aggressive battery degradation, mine was replaced under warranty at 70Kkm as it was down to 72% SOH (about 35 real world km). 35km would probably still be enough to cover my 'normal' day - especially if charged at home and work. But no point putting up with a 35km r...
by Samstain
Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 07:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

Looking at a purchasing a used Outlander PHEV as a work/weekend vehicle - would love to go full electric, but there aren't any I am aware of to suit my needs in my price range yet. So a PHEV might have to do for a few years till the market settles down again with all the coming releases. Currently d...
by Samstain
Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 15:13
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Ariya
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Nissan Ariya

The are a few shopping centres in Adelaide that give you 1 hr free parking while you are EV charging as a method of attracting shoppers and getting them to shop that bit longer while their car recharges. So you could nip down to the shops for an hr and bring back some power for the house along with...
by Samstain
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 19:53
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations

Cool, 2 or 3 amp accuracy is more than enough for our needs. Was just worried it was a case of the car having say 2x16A chargers on board on the same phase, and they were either on or off, to run at 3.6 or 7.2kW - if they were plugged in to a 11kW 3-phase charger, then running 2 was out of the quest...
by Samstain
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 14:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations

hang on - from the AEVA fact sheets: Ioniq/ Kona AC charging: >Although fitted with the 3 phase type 2 AC socket as >part of the CCS2 system, the Ioniq electric charges using >single phase AC only at a maximum of 7kW (30A). Leaf: >Although fitted with the 3 phase type 2 AC socket, the >ZE1 Leaf char...
by Samstain
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 14:43
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations

Excellent thanks. Is there a list anywhere of current cars, and the spec's of their on-board chargers - # phases and max charge current at least, controlability would be great also. The table I have seen in the past must have been misleading, it must have been telling me the max charge rate if used ...
by Samstain
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 14:09
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations

ok, thanks, so if it is a 11kW charge point, it will initially not be putting out 50% duty cycle on CP, but 25%. The car will read this, and before goes from 2k7 to 880ohm impedance (to say I'm ready, causing the charge points contactor to pull in), it will ensure it's on-board charger is configured...
by Samstain
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 12:21
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations
Replies: 11
Views: 478

AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations

Hi All, Fairly new to the EV charger world, but have been thrown in the deep end for a work project. Got a few technical questions on AC chargers, and what happens when you mix and match cars and chargers. From what I have worked out so far, there are basically 3 common AC type 2 charger configurati...
by Samstain
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 08:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Any EV owners near Stepney (Adelaide) want a free charge?
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Any EV owners near Stepney (Adelaide) want a free charge?

Will try to make it along.

Our first charger has just arrived, Schneider EV-Link dual 22kW.
by Samstain
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 08:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1098

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

For future reference, ones at auction sold for between $10,250 and $14,500. + plus a ~$600 fee by the looks - their fee structure isn't too clear.
by Samstain
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 16:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Any EV owners near Stepney (Adelaide) want a free charge?
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Any EV owners near Stepney (Adelaide) want a free charge?

Thanks Steve, will be in touch when we confirm which charger is going to be sent. The charger will likely be either a ENext, Evolve Smart T or one from the Schneider EV-Link range. The test is the equivalent of me wanting to test a universal remote for a standard commercial DVD player - but not havi...
by Samstain
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 07:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Any EV owners near Stepney (Adelaide) want a free charge?
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Any EV owners near Stepney (Adelaide) want a free charge?

Hi All, I work at a BMS (building management system) company, and we are starting to get involved in EV charging - specifically monitoring it and controlling max charge rates from our BMS -depending on available power, spot price, internal generation V's grid import etc. We are expecting to have a t...