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by acmotor
Fri, 13 Mar 2015, 00:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Battery Shipping new rules in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Lithium Battery Shipping new rules in USA

Qantas officially allows people to take unrestricted size aerosol hair spray on aeroplanes. Common propellant Butane. Why ? 'coz customers complained they couldn't do their hair at the hotel when they arrived. Maybe a standard for safe shipping of lithium cells should be adopted by airlines ? Such c...
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 23:52
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Odometer tax?

Oh simple. Don't charge EVs...... at this stage. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif After all, my EV does maybe 1/10,000 the damage of a triple road train, to both the roads and the environment. The key word being fuel, as in a hydrocarbon, to be inefficiently burnt and not electrical ene...
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 23:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9558

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Quite right.
It is probably why mitsi toned down the 80kW that was potentially available from the emotor. They probably sat back and said... Kurt will buy one of these so best not have everything available at the pedal. Image
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 18:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9558

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

The Volt and Outlander are chalk and cheese in many ways. One is a sedan almost electrically assisted ICE, the other a twin electric motored EV with ICE extender 4WD SUV with towbar. The Outlander will outsell the Volt in Oz by 100:1 at least IMHO. Chris made the same observation of the Volt.... if ...
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 17:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Odometer tax?

I'm with Chris here. Perth roads generally are good. Sure there a bad examples and whinges about congestion at times but you should visit some other states/countries/cities and see that they too have good and bad roads. ...and a tollway is never a good road. It may be well made but it is there for t...
by acmotor
Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 23:50
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: WA Electric Highways!
Replies: 81
Views: 11754

WA Electric Highways!

Just stirring here.... I'm thinking that by the time this charging infrastructure is up and running, I will have moved on to an EV that has more range than the length of the charging highway anyway... http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley12.gif Does that mean that, like hybrids, public EV chargin...
by acmotor
Sat, 28 Feb 2015, 21:17
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13247

Portable generator

reglissenoir, what year / model iMIEV do you have ?
Do you have an EVSE 'brick' in line or a charge cable direct to vehicle ?
If EVSE, is it standard mitsubishi or modified ?

You mean 120V 13A or 240V 13A (not 18A) ? The charger being limited to 3.3kW so at 240V the current would be about 13A.
by acmotor
Sat, 28 Feb 2015, 07:28
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13247

Portable generator

Good test there. The iMiEV at 120V will still draw 10A on standard EVSE so 1.2kW charging. However that is a slow rate. Some 14 hours for a full charge. A hour's charge might get you home though. The IMiEV at 230V ( Australian EVSE and local power ) draws 10A (9.4A) so around 2.2 kW thus the need fo...
by acmotor
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 19:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Multimeter strange behaviour.
Replies: 14
Views: 2353

Multimeter strange behaviour.

The roll over error when reversing the leads is not uncommon. At +-.06% in your example of reversing leads is around .12% (.06% each way) so basically within spec. in my thinking. The +2 digits is +-2 digits and is just that, +-2 of the display digits Having said that, your observation on changing r...
by acmotor
Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 06:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Classic Holden Conversion
Replies: 51
Views: 5668

Classic Holden Conversion

The iMIEV gear train is designed and clearly functions with torque in both directions and with rotation foward and backwards. Don't the axial forces of helical cut gears reverse with torque reversal so I am thinking that rotation reversal would be fine as the gear train design covers that axial forc...
by acmotor
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 17:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV has a "black box" recorder
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

iMiEV has a "black box" recorder

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif ok, so we are all armchair detectives. Just thinking, if this was a fuel injected motor then knowing the injector pulse width ratio may be more useful in establishing the engine power since airflow through inlet manifold is an emission controlled funct...
by acmotor
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 06:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV has a "black box" recorder
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

iMiEV has a "black box" recorder

That may just mean that we don't understand the throttle number vs accelerator number. Maybe 24 is the position for idle ? And there is a skew in the data logging, like a software dash pot. Someone might explain. Anyway, the vehicle was way over the speed limit in hoon territory and would have taken...
by acmotor
Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 21:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Classic Holden Conversion
Replies: 51
Views: 5668

Classic Holden Conversion

Interesting link there TooQik. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley20.gif So the lack of power wasting hypoid gears in the imiev drive train is why mitsi can run ATF rather than syrup hypoid oil. I wonder if credit should be allowed to mitsi if they designed the drivetrain truly bidirectional gi...
by acmotor
Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 17:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Classic Holden Conversion
Replies: 51
Views: 5668

Classic Holden Conversion

'1 speed Transmission' is a reduction gear set (7.065:1 to wheels) driving directly to the crown wheel of the rear differential (RWD) via independent half shafts. Motor is permanently coupled and forward/reverse/neutral are electronic functions. The gearbox contains an auto transmission type parkin...
by acmotor
Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 16:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Classic Holden Conversion
Replies: 51
Views: 5668

Classic Holden Conversion

Whine ? No way. The IMiEV reverse is just emotor running in reverse so you can do that by the wiring changes already mentioned. There is no helical cut 90 deg direction change pinion gear with direction preference as Jonny suggested. All drive from emotor to wheels is parallel, there is no 90deg tra...
by acmotor
Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 05:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Classic Holden Conversion
Replies: 51
Views: 5668

Classic Holden Conversion

Just swap two phase wires of the 3 going to emotor and swap the A and B lines of the encoder. Motor controller then thinks motor is running forward, but in fact will be running in reverse direction to the RWD IMiEV. The gears won't care. They are bidirectional of course. The emotor itself will be qu...
by acmotor
Sun, 25 Jan 2015, 18:20
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36564

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Gabz, I think Chris can safely claim ' first public electric highway ' status.    After all, this one is actually consumer driven and not just another 'trial'. "It basically means people have got the freedom to leave town." - Chis on ABC.... So why was the first DC fast charging station fitted in a ...
by acmotor
Sun, 25 Jan 2015, 17:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I Miev range extender
Replies: 17
Views: 4813

I Miev range extender

-20 C ? It is often 60 deg warmer than that here. It is amazing the battery works at both extremes. Just thinking about the '3.5kW' generator idea. check here Such a gen would likely deliver 2.2kW to charger and less than 2kW to the vehicle battery after charger losses. 2kW x 3 hours = 6kWh and this...
by acmotor
Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 06:16
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13247

Portable generator

+1 what Kurt said. Settle for 10A charging.

I don't think there will be significant change if the motor is run in.
Truth is that most small gens lose power with use not gain it.

by acmotor
Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 02:39
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13247

Portable generator

Remember that if the gen has an eco switch then turn it off. This gives the motor max revs before the load comes on.
That gen will charge EV at 10 amps of course.
by acmotor
Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 04:37
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13247

Portable generator

That unfortunately is typical of the domestic generator market..... vast over claim of capacity. If you can believe the specs at all, look at the 299g/kWh and 16L tank for 8.5hrs. This will be for motor kW output (not at socket) so reduce by 80% for alternator efficiency and 90% for pure sine invert...
by acmotor
Sat, 17 Jan 2015, 00:28
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13247

Portable generator

Unfortunately, unless you go DIY for an EVSE, the present selectable current EVSEs can be $700 or so e.g. Chargeamps unit that I use. charge-amps.com Sweden. Any J1772 EVSE can be modified by way of the 1kHz pilot signal mark space ratio.... If you are into electronics. I am a genset junky. From 450...
by acmotor
Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 15:48
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13247

Portable generator

Canion monitors the DC current going from the onboard charger to the battery pack. The data for this comes from the battery management system current sensor(s). ( there is a coarse and fine sensor so I am lead to believe ) Canion does not monitor the 230V AC mains current input to the iMiEV via the...
by acmotor
Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 21:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Generator charging
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Generator charging

check the discussion here ....
generators
by acmotor
Sun, 07 Dec 2014, 01:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 34846

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

reecho wrote: I think Fabcar have one "i" car left.......at about the same price as a 2010 I-Miev.....

hmm....


Hey, that would make a great donor vehicle for a EV conversion...... Oh, wait someone has already done it Image