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by brendon_m
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 14:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 789

Re: The Aptera is back

Put a trampoline underneath every tree? Doesn't stop it but does fix it :D
by brendon_m
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 22:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 71
Views: 3804

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

Most dcdc converters I've seen that say they output 12v actually output around 14v. I think they just use 12v because that's the voltage that people know.
Check the datasheet/in depth specs to be sure
by brendon_m
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 07:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

You have a hose that pumps ~40 litres per hour (600w dcdc) and a hole in the bottom that let's out 25 litres all the time and sometimes up to 60L(power steering). Maybe 35L on average. And then there is another hole with say about 10-20L coming out (all the rest of the 12v electrics). Thinking abou...
by brendon_m
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 07:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

Found this, pretty pricey and you would need to talk to your engineer but it's definitely more elegant. https://www.ultimatepowersteering.com.au/microsteer-kit/ They also do universal hydraulic kits https://www.ultimatepowersteering.com.au/electric-power-steering-pump-kits/ 7-15a at idle and 45-55 w...
by brendon_m
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 15:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

Think of it like water. You have a bucket with 24 litres in it (the pc680) (with a crack in the side by the sounds of things.) You have a hose that pumps ~40 litres per hour (600w dcdc) and a hole in the bottom that let's out 25 litres all the time and sometimes up to 60L(power steering). Maybe 35L ...
by brendon_m
Sun, 06 Oct 2019, 21:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12014

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Alright, I was waiting for some better footage but here you go.



https://youtu.be/bDcUMS6fOw0

Unfortunately that's all I've got for now as the car is up on stands with the gear change parts hanging out while I try to slow down some of the oil leaks and fix the broken mounts
by brendon_m
Sun, 06 Oct 2019, 17:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12014

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Well that's disappointing news. Hopefully without the vibration of the old engine it will last longer. Otherwise I guess it'll be the trusty mig to the rescue... again.
by brendon_m
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 20:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12014

Re: Brendon_m Moke

So I took the easy way out and just added a diagonal brace and used my hot (metal) glue gun until the problem went away. I'll worry about it if it breaks again. IMG_20191002_072637.jpg Redoing the steady has also cured the half shaft rubbing problem. :) I went for a test drive and it's really hard t...
by brendon_m
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 19:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1663

Re: Making home EV ready

On that note my daily driver (which does 80km per day but only 40km is charged at home) is just plugged into a bog standard 10a outlet. Through a power board and timer switch with a cheap Arlec extension cord no less. My wife's car get the luxury of the 15a outlet I had installed for running a welde...
by brendon_m
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 05:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Roof Rack/bars
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Roof Rack/bars

@$375 for the genuine ones that's probably the best option. A few points from my experiences with roof racks- I've tried square bars before and they are noisy but handy because they're easy to tie onto. Cheap "aerodynamic" ones in my experience are noisier than good square ones but it's not hard to ...
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 21:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander phev remote aircon
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Outlander phev remote aircon

I bought an outlander and was very unimpressed with the remote heating and cooling function. Its way too hard to change with a varying schedule. I did a little research and found a hack for the remote fob and I thought I should document it here. If you pry the remote apart and look at the board ther...
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 20:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 71
Views: 3804

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

Looking very swish
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 19:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1663

Re: Making home EV ready

You could use pretty much any car that has chademo as it's bi directional. Technically that means you could use an imiev or first gen leaf although that's probably pushing the limits of their small batteries, you'd probably want a battery pack with a few more spare kwh. As far as I'm aware there are...
by brendon_m
Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 12:31
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: My first public fast charge

You could move to China, they are getting on with it.

https://thedriven.io/2019/05/24/worlds- ... axi-fleet/
by brendon_m
Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 10:31
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: My first public fast charge
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: My first public fast charge

I'm pretty sure I've seen that before and it was decided that it was a photo shop made promotional thing, like "see here, this is what we can do for the future".
by brendon_m
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:27
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Kona AC charging question

reecho wrote:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:08
Thats the problem. According to AS3000 that's a no-no. 20A breaker should be mated to a 20A socket..
Pfffft, you people and your "rules"
by brendon_m
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 18:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Kona AC charging question

Fair enough, if the car doesn't have the function maybe you could add an acv2 in line some how. It'll probably cause the whole lot to have a meltdown and start crying in the corner. I dunno, I'm just spit balling ideas
by brendon_m
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 16:00
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Kona AC charging question

Any reason you want a slower charge rate? Its only a 7kw on board charger which is ~0.1c of the pack(64kwh), you're not going to shorten the life of the battery at the max AC charge rate
by brendon_m
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 12:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1663

Re: Making home EV ready

If you are really paranoid about random power points you can get one of those inline rcd /circuit breakers from bunnings, Jay car etc. Then if you plug a 10a evse in and the place burns down it means it wasn't up to scratch anyway. Running off a random 10a socket can lead to tripping of breakers whe...
by brendon_m
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 06:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12014

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Yeah it used to be on the rear of the block and I cut and welded it to reach down there. Well technically it's both bars cut and welded to get the length. I'll have to custom build my own I think. Or more likely I'll just go to town with the welder and then it'll break again and then I'll bother to ...
by brendon_m
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 01:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12014

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I've been on a couple of little test drives now. First drive out and I noticed a squeal coming from the front under acceleration, like metal on metal or a crap bearing, turns out its a drive shaft contacting the body as the motor twists with the torque. The head lights did a real good job of illumin...
by brendon_m
Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 16:57
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Nidec In wheel Motor
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Nidec In wheel Motor

Reminds me a little of this thingo,
https://youtu.be/0a9DVjxcuPM

seems like a good idea in theory
by brendon_m
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 15:17
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: C-Ion "Battery" Skepticism
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: C-Ion "Battery" Skepticism

I tend to glaze over when some company announces a battery product that will be revolutionary. There's so much vaporware out there. Until I can buy one I don't believe any claims.
by brendon_m
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 00:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12014

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Fairly productive weekend Not that it looks very different but I've painted the "interior". And fitted up some lights. IMG_20190915_203707.jpg IMG_20190915_175257.jpg Now I just need to get the seats in, but I still have some work under the dash so I'm holding off that for now. I've also been sortin...
by brendon_m
Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 22:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 480
Views: 32808

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

One of the connections to the enable relay (D) is +12 V with respect to pin E, and on older Elcon/TC chargers, this is connected with low impedance (like a shunt) to battery negative. Can you measure about 12 V between D and E now? If not, the internal 12 V power supply probably has blown, via some...