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by brendon_m
Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 22:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 69
Views: 10773

Re: Tritium fast chargers

Found this
Tritium-Veefil-fault code.pdf
(69.08 KiB) Downloaded 6 times
And this
Tritium-Veefil-error-codes.pdf
(84.27 KiB) Downloaded 5 times
Courtesy of @g4qber on a leaf forum
by brendon_m
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 15:10
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...

After reading more the recommended /proposed rollout actually allows for gensets to be installed where the grid can't keep up.
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by brendon_m
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 13:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: If you wanted to convert WA's roads to electric...

The old argument that crops up every time on other forums, how do you power these additional EV charging stations? The report does go into that. The rollout that is proposed is only really putting in chargers where the grid is stable enough (and lots of big ones where the grid can really take it.) ...
by brendon_m
Sat, 18 Jan 2020, 20:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hello, new here
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: hello, new here

The ones I was looking at were more like 30000 rpm. That's a bit much for the moke gearbox. And after finishing the conversion, 3000 sounds like it's a bit much for the moke gearbox :shock: I used to have a balius motorbike, it redlined at 19000 rpm, maybe I should have kept it and used it for a con...
by brendon_m
Fri, 17 Jan 2020, 19:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hello, new here
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: hello, new here

I was looking at one of those for my moke, but I realised the way they make so much power is by turning at warp 9.
by brendon_m
Fri, 17 Jan 2020, 15:26
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: That truck

I honestly don't know if I'd rather be hit by a F650 or a Cybertruck but I can tell you it wont end well in either scenario. Well in theory there's less chance of the Cybertruck hitting you with all the safety doodads and better braking... In a f650 you're luckily if you get braking performance equ...
by brendon_m
Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 06:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hello, new here
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: hello, new here

Welcome.
Neat fit, that motor looks right at home. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the build. What motor is it? And what controller are you mating with it?
by brendon_m
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 19:28
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 1573

Re: Home charging

Im agreeing with you, I was being sarcastic (well not sarcastic but I can't think of the proper term, facetious maybe?). Nissan are the only fools out there who don't do any sort of thermal management* At the very least they could blow air on the cells. I don't know what possesses them to think they...
by brendon_m
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 19:06
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 1573

Re: Home charging

EVdownUnder wrote:
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 18:44
and a better battery management system.
So what you're saying is that having a cooling system for a lithium battery which degrades faster with heat is better than stuffing it in a sealed metal box and hoping for the best?
by brendon_m
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 14:27
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5406

Re: electric lawn mower

It would give me an extra 6 inches of catchment area when I'm on my tippy toes on the top rung of the ladder swinging the pole saw wildly with one hand trying to reach that last damn palm branch. :?
by brendon_m
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 22:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5406

Re: electric lawn mower

I have the ryobi 18v chainsaw and polesaw. I had a good run out of the chainsaw but I did have to return it on warranty once and also it went blunt pretty quickly because it's so small and light I was happy to just shove it in anywhere (like cutting tree roots in dirt etc.) Also it's not a brushless...
by brendon_m
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 08:22
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

How much better fuel economy can you get with a simple plug on the side as well? Its not like Toyota haven't r+d'd and built the cars, they just haven't brought them here. Also the later Toyotas use lithium batteries (specifically in the plug in's but possibly in the latest generation hybrids as well)
by brendon_m
Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 18:15
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

Yeah, I notice that the rav4 prime isn't up for sale in Australia.
by brendon_m
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 20:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 26
Views: 1549

Re: 2020 Ioniq

I think with the worst case of 150-200km range that is enough for the majority of people. On the rare occasion that you want to go further on holidays etc, well, that's what DC chargers are for. We just need to get them installed...
by brendon_m
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 22:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: lithium-sulfur batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: lithium-sulfur batteries

Sulfur is how a chemist spells sulphur because English is a stupid language and no one agrees on anything (especially stubborn Americans)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sulphur
by brendon_m
Sat, 04 Jan 2020, 19:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla Model S 85kw battery enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Tesla Model S 85kw battery enclosure

Didn't end up making a table with the enclosure :(, but it did make a good sliding door on my sea container come shed. :D
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Also has some nice storage in the inside
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by brendon_m
Tue, 31 Dec 2019, 11:32
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

If the subheading is ‘Tesla EVs’ how come it’s inappropriate to discuss Tesla EVs ? I don't think it's inappropriate to discuss Tesla EVs here however there are more active forums that'll get you more responses on tesla topics. Personally I'd prefer it if there was more of a Tesla following here as...
by brendon_m
Tue, 31 Dec 2019, 08:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: My vision of a low cost electric super car
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: My vision of a low cost electric super car

It does look front heavy but I'm not a race car designer. I'd probably look to coupling the motor straight to the diff without the drive shaft and then spread the battery out so it's more central and flatter, maybe like a T shape coming down the "tunnel". I guess it depends on how much battery there...
by brendon_m
Sat, 28 Dec 2019, 07:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

Realistically it should be fine for a few reasons. minicabs seem to survive They can take 100v-200v at least(why would you stop at 200v and not 230v) All the owner handbooks I found online state 110v being fine and 230v being fine but faster Unlikely mitsubishi would bother to build a charger that's...
by brendon_m
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 17:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

Well if you are only planning on charging at home and the voltage proved to be an issue you could always just get a variac to bring the voltage down to what you want/need.
by brendon_m
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 20:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41121

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Not worth setting the temp threshold to something like 35°C? Just for those rare days it gets hot in Perth... Or maybe throw in an extra parameter like only if over 60% charge and over 35°C in the cells that way you can still mitigate the worst times of degradation and not have to worry about the ch...
by brendon_m
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 15:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14914

Re: Brendon_m Moke

The numbers are in, 8.5kWh to travel 50km That equates to 170Wh per kilometre. (travelling on 60+70kmh roads) Its a 14.5kWh pack so my range is 85km, but that's every last electron. Realistic summer range is 50-60km. Not fantastic but at 60km/h that's an hour in the moke which is long enough. But th...
by brendon_m
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 11:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14914

Re: Brendon_m Moke

A decent coulomb counter is a lovely thing. Agreed The one in my other car died and I've been driving blind. I don't like it. Ive got a new one(of a different style) coming and if it checks out I'll order a 2nd for the moke. That will make driving less stressful. A comparison to petrol is I've curr...
by brendon_m
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 11:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14914

Re: Brendon_m Moke

My moke has 13 inch rims with a 101.6mm pcd and a bit more offset compared to the mini to get around the "suspension".
I also know the sunraysia rims don't fit on the front as they hit the calipers
by brendon_m
Sat, 14 Dec 2019, 19:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14914

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Time flys when you're having fun. Or more accurately when you are trying to coax reliable brakes out of an old English designed car. To start with I replaced the rubber lines as they were looking a bit ratty. After a couple of drives one of the rear brake cylinders started to weep a bit. So I ordere...