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by juk
Sun, 09 Nov 2008, 23:18
Forum: AEVA ACT Branch
Topic: EV Run to Canberra AGM 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 27436

EV Run to Canberra AGM 2009

Stationary diesels are turbocharged to make them smaller and more efficient.

Every mine you go past will be able to give you any power you may require. We've only got about 30-40 gensets at work, i think 90% are turbocharged.
by juk
Fri, 07 Nov 2008, 21:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to feed an original tachometer?
Replies: 35
Views: 6675

How to feed an original tachometer?

Just use a speedo with a different scale. Or even just put a smaller scale inside the speedo perimeter scale. Since the two are a fixed ratio in most EVs you'll be cooking with gas.
by juk
Wed, 05 Nov 2008, 21:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: A123 batteries in a Razor scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

A123 batteries in a Razor scooter

I've actually done this and i let all the magic smoke out. It's really hard to put the magic smoke back in. Mine was a rothmotors.com scooter, not a razor. "Normally the motor controller has preset current limits which would prevent any performance increase " Mine didn't have any overcurrent protect...
by juk
Sun, 26 Oct 2008, 21:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Ultra Batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Ultra Batteries

"CSIRO need to find a way to get rid of the lead"

Esperance port seems to be a popular option :p
by juk
Tue, 30 Sep 2008, 18:04
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EEStor ultracapacitor
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

EEStor ultracapacitor

acmotor wrote: Who said buy shares in Lithium mines ? Image

If this takes off, so will EVs...

http://en.wikipedia.org:80/wiki/EEStor

Then there's the slight shortage of Rare earths for the motors. If this takes off, so will rare earths.
by juk
Fri, 26 Sep 2008, 03:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: My EV dream is over... for now
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

My EV dream is over... for now

I lost my EV dream this week too.

The stock market crashed my EV. I am totally gutted.
by juk
Wed, 17 Sep 2008, 23:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"

I'm going to go ahead and pretend you didn't mention Daihatsu Mira, suziki swift or heaven forbid a Daewoo as an alternative to a Peugeot 205 GTi. The whole car had a kerb weight of 880 kg, and the pommie model with lower emmission control and lacking the power steering weighed less than 800kg. I've...
by juk
Wed, 17 Sep 2008, 14:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"

Yeah Go the 205 GTi conversion. The 205 GTi runs the same gearbox as the 405 Mi16 and is well known to be a very tough gearbox. One bloke in WA put a Mi16 engine in a 205 and did a little extra work to the engine, the trouble he had was not with the strength of the gearbox, but with the drive shafts...
by juk
Wed, 03 Sep 2008, 22:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Norm / Newbie here / My bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3168

Norm / Newbie here / My bike

I have the kit to convert your own bike. I've got a cannondale lightweight mountain bike, and it's featherweight. Then i put the kit on. The front hub weights probably about 10kg, and the battery about 2kg. Looking at the pictures he's got i'm dragging around about 8kg of copper. But not only is it ...
by juk
Wed, 03 Sep 2008, 17:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Norm / Newbie here / My bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3168

Norm / Newbie here / My bike

A bit gutless is an understatement. Poor control is another flaw, you have to toggle from full power through half power through regen. It really needs a throttle. It also cuts out over 35kph, which makes it near useless for me. And you have to be an olympic weight lifter in order to lift the bike. S...
by juk
Sun, 31 Aug 2008, 18:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Choose your donor wisely
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Choose your donor wisely

I put a Nissan CA18DE engine (~100kW) in the front of a 1200 ute. Fast what!!!
Such a light car, it would make an excellent conversion.
by juk
Tue, 26 Aug 2008, 22:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is this where the newbies hang out?
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Is this where the newbies hang out?

The second best place to start is with the RSS feed and then just read every post.

The third best is, as usual, wikipedia.
by juk
Tue, 26 Aug 2008, 02:31
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: 02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.

There's been a lot of discussion lately about iPhone 3G reception issues. Whether they exist or not is largely irrelevant in a world dominated by sound-bite driven perceptions. Nevertheless, some industrious Swedes decided to apply a little scientific method to the argument and found something inter...
by juk
Wed, 20 Aug 2008, 02:53
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: 02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.

Mines working fine and it's over a year old. How yours Ian? I had to ring the IT department the other day because i couldn't get webmail working on a PC. I nearly wet myself laughing when i had to tell them that it worked fine on my iPhone, but that i couldn't get it to work on webmail. The only rea...
by juk
Sun, 17 Aug 2008, 06:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5196

199W conversion for no rego

In my experience 200W is worthless. I tend to average about 30km/h on a MTB all day everyday. I've got a 200W gearless hub motor on the bike for assistance in the work commute so i didn't need a shower upon arrival. However with a 25 knot headwind (46kph), the 200W hub motor and what ever i put out ...
by juk
Sat, 26 Jul 2008, 20:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: springs
Replies: 4
Views: 955

springs

Springs have a tendency to sag with age, so you'll probably find that your car is sitting a couple of centimetres lowers than originally intended. Especially toyota springs, which means especially daihatsu springs too. If you're going to put an extra 100kg in the car then you will further lower the ...
by juk
Fri, 25 Jul 2008, 18:05
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: ZEVA controller?
Replies: 21
Views: 3005

ZEVA controller?

"With other controllers a sudden pack cutoff can occur if you simply accelerate too hard!" My scooter did that, it made it virtually unusable. Since then i've popped the A123 batteries into it and upped the voltage a little. Now i need overcurrent protection!!! But it's heaps faster and keeps on goi...
by juk
Fri, 25 Jul 2008, 08:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: recharging standards and other questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

recharging standards and other questions

The telsa recharging station is 220-240V 50-60Hz and up to 70 amps. There is a selector where you can select 16, 24 32, 40...70 amps. Obviously it has to be installed by a sparkie, and has to have special wiring, but that's quite an output. I really don't see the need to go above 240V just yet. the ...
by juk
Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 20:47
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: NRMA Jameson Report
Replies: 3
Views: 949

NRMA Jameson Report

Tough decisions made by the Federal Government today could see Australia replace its fossil-fuel technology with electric cars generated by renewable, clean energy sources within years, according to the Jamison Report. NRMA Motoring & Services President Alan Evans today launched the Jamison Group's ...
by juk
Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 02:02
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Move over Tesla
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Move over Tesla

Actually, you can keep both of your teslas, since they're about half the price.

They've also announced a new lotus 2+2:
http://www.lotusevora.com/
by juk
Wed, 23 Jul 2008, 08:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First EV
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

First EV

plenty of people have boats, they need things to moor them to, may i suggest the magna.

See? magnas do solve peoples transport needs.
by juk
Sun, 20 Jul 2008, 02:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First EV
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

First EV

The other thing you can do with a mini is to remove the seams, this would have a good effect on the Cd.
by juk
Sat, 19 Jul 2008, 21:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First EV
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

First EV

Lads, it's not just about the Cd. It's also about the area. The mini has a tiny area. You should be taking this into account.
by juk
Sat, 19 Jul 2008, 03:43
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Al Gore's new speach, a call for electric cars
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Al Gore's new speach, a call for electric cars

Breaking News: Gore Speech July 17, 2008 A Generational Challenge to Repower America (as prepared) D.A.R. Constitution Hall Washington, D.C. Ladies and gentlemen: There are times in the history of our nation when our very way of life depends upon dispelling illusions and awakening to the challenge o...
by juk
Fri, 18 Jul 2008, 07:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Progress on the MX5 conversion
Replies: 50
Views: 9263

Progress on the MX5 conversion

Actually, he is the better driver. The two cars whilst having totally different personalities were dead even in the dry on the same roads. (allowing for the 205's brakes shortcoming). I've got the 205 sitting around at my old mans place getting in the way. It's tempting to convert it. It has brand n...