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by Johny
Fri, 11 Aug 2017, 09:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 3D printing replacement parts
Replies: 22
Views: 4476

Re: 3D printing replacement parts

Very interested Ben. Trivial things like indicator switch return plastic gizmos are very rare for Hillman/Humber Rootes cars of the 1960's.
by Johny
Wed, 09 Aug 2017, 09:06
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 BEV in Targa Tour Targawest Sunday 13 August
Replies: 4
Views: 2968

Re: i3 BEV in Targa Tour Targawest Sunday 13 August

Any other info Joseph? Is it unmodified for example.
by Johny
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 17:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 60
Views: 8538

I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

Balancing is triggered in the iMiEV ONLY when you run the iMiEV to <2 bars (ie flashing), and balancing only happens once the charge is completed, and needs to be via a Level 1 or 2 charge, ie not CHADEMO fastcharge. If you use a timer, be careful to allow this extra time. Mitsubishi recommend doin...
by Johny
Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 21:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Replacement - MX-5
Replies: 27
Views: 3686

Battery Replacement - MX-5

Out of curiosity - how long did they last - km?
by Johny
Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 15:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Suzuki Carry Spare wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Suzuki Carry Spare wheel

I think that there are too many folk trying to carry this topic.
by Johny
Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 22:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Overall impedance of a battery
Replies: 26
Views: 4873

Overall impedance of a battery

I think we have known for some time that high SOC and high temperatures are a Lithium cell killer. I know we have given advice to that extent (here) and I try to keep my SOC low when I can't help but leave the car in the hot sun - or leave it for any more than a few hours. I am in trouble every now ...
by Johny
Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 15:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev
Replies: 25
Views: 5764

minicab miev

You sold your Haflinger!!! Oh well the minicab will be a whole new experience. I remember a Haflinger (from the dealership) came on a Cross Country Jeep Club trip in about 1968. They were a tough little vehicle.
Did you get a 10.5 or 16kw/h minicab?
by Johny
Mon, 19 Jun 2017, 15:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating
Replies: 20
Views: 4843

Reverse-cycle (heat pump) heating

Fantastic Chris. That engine bay is looking very full.

The system you have put it will help take heat away from the motor as well.

So does it work well?
by Johny
Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 21:53
Forum: Other
Topic: Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)
Replies: 27
Views: 8815

Chris' E-Max 110S (Pb to Li)

jonescg wrote: 8000 km now Image
Nice one Chris.
by Johny
Thu, 25 May 2017, 15:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: PHEVS in Oz, future EVs
Replies: 11
Views: 2671

PHEVS in Oz, future EVs

To be able to be charged externally - regardless of battery pack size.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle => PHEV. Kind of says it all doesn't it?
by Johny
Wed, 24 May 2017, 16:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recomended Reading
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Recomended Reading

Hi Bernie. I didn't find that books were all that helpful - being generally already out of date with what is available. Trawl forums such as this one and ask LOTS of questions. Just expect the odd rude answer and ignore it. Especially check out anyone who has a build blog and has used readily availa...
by Johny
Tue, 23 May 2017, 22:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Daimler builds its own battery factory
Replies: 14
Views: 2501

Daimler builds its own battery factory

You havin' fun Richo?
by Johny
Wed, 17 May 2017, 16:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: AGM charging
Replies: 4
Views: 846

AGM charging

This was causing an ICE-type flat spot under acceleration. I will follow up your other suggestions but this one may well have prevented a serious issue. Thank you. Wow what an unintended bonus. I must admit I do a quick tour of my pack with work's infrascope about once a year or so but my current d...
by Johny
Tue, 16 May 2017, 20:05
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: AGM charging
Replies: 4
Views: 846

AGM charging

A few questions. You don't mention charge rate. Are the chargers "smart" - in terms of reaching full charge then settling to a float voltage. In either case a main consideration is not to overheat AGMs. Typical maximum temperatures are around 45 to 50 degrees C. This gets a bit difficult in hot weat...
by Johny
Fri, 12 May 2017, 15:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2458
Views: 472495

PIP-4048MS inverter

I wonder if the PIP has a PFC front end on its charger. If not, it could be the high harmonic content that is causing grief.
by Johny
Thu, 04 May 2017, 15:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 3814

real time electricity generation

Anyone see a report about the status of "smart meters" as a means for outsiders to determine much information about the house. I can't see a crim going to so much trouble to interpret power usage when they can just observe the house for s couple of days to determine residence. The "smart" fridge, a...
by Johny
Tue, 02 May 2017, 19:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Charger 3kw and 2kw?
Replies: 28
Views: 5475

Charger 3kw and 2kw?

Paul I have read a few times that the TC Chargers charge current can be controlled with the Enable pin. This extract from EVWorks for instance: "TC Chargers make a line of IP46 water proof and rated to SAE J1378 for vibration and shock resistance chargers making them more suitable for use in vehicle...
by Johny
Mon, 01 May 2017, 23:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: real time electricity generation
Replies: 18
Views: 3814

real time electricity generation

Pretty easy in Victoria as a Smartmeter is required for PV systems. I can see my usage/generation online recorded in 30 minute increments.
by Johny
Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 20:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla 85KWh battery and running gear
Replies: 14
Views: 2246

Tesla 85KWh battery and running gear

What is the chance that the exact pack shape fit's in a conversion? Extremely low I would think. You would have to make an ICV with the express purpose of fitting a Tesla pack of that vintage - or fit the whole lot into a tray truck! Getting the sub-packs out of the full pack is doable but the subp...
by Johny
Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 23:34
Forum: BMW
Topic: Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan
Replies: 30
Views: 6950

Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan

That's got to be the longest post you have ever written Joseph.
Lane Splitting for motorbikes up to some speed (I think 40km/h) is now allowed in Victoria. Happened a couple of months ago.
by Johny
Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 23:29
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Outlander PHEV Donar
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Outlander PHEV Donar

Quick question. How do you remove the rear trim to get access to the rear motor/inverter?
by Johny
Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 21:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: mothballing my iMiEV
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

mothballing my iMiEV

Otherwise an off the shelf plugpack SLA trickle charger should be ok. Just be careful to ensure that the "trickle" charger stops charging at 13.8 volts or so. A cheapo 12V trickle charger can overcharge a battery and destroy it pretty easily over a long length of time. A float charger is a more rel...
by Johny
Thu, 20 Apr 2017, 21:42
Forum: BMW
Topic: Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan
Replies: 30
Views: 6950

Crashed my i3 - 9.40pm Sunday 22 Jan

That lane-splitting video has a slight tinge of "suspect" to it. All the cars in the leftmost lane are hugging the left side of their lane. Could it be possible to set this up?
by Johny
Thu, 20 Apr 2017, 19:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: mothballing my iMiEV
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

mothballing my iMiEV

OK I'll dive in. In the Outlander PHEV Service manual it states not to disconnect the 12V battery even if leaving the vehicle in storage for a long time. Maybe someone with the iMiev service manual could chip in here. What I would do... I'd leave the traction pack at about 30% SOC and get a FLOAT ch...
by Johny
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 20:24
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: My Motor Died
Replies: 41
Views: 8672

My Motor Died

"End play" or bearing thrust management is quite a specific area of concern in industrial equipment design. It would be interesting to know if any of the DC motor manufacturing folk had clutch pressure in mind for EVs.