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by brendon_m
Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 09:36
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 522
Views: 37395

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

You can use just 1 set of scales some blocks and a beam to weigh each corner. It takes longer but is cheaper and you should have all the stuff you need lying around the house
by brendon_m
Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 08:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Seeking opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Seeking opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing

If you could get it through engineering, something like 2 of these may work.
http://kellycontroller.com/96v-dual-car ... p-810.html
The motors seem to be about 10kw each on the 72v graph.
Don't know how accurate /reliable the specs are.
by brendon_m
Sat, 15 Dec 2018, 07:19
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Uploading images
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Uploading images

I'm assuming the permissions have changed because I previously never had the hamburger icon to get to attachments in the member machines area but I do now. I think that may have been the stumbling block for a lot of people.
by brendon_m
Fri, 14 Dec 2018, 12:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Seeking opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Seekign opinions on independent Twin motors with different gearing

Getting diff ratios right might be tricky with direct drive. You'll need a larger motor to get the torque and if you then get 2 motors to fill the gap you are going to fast run into weight limits. Any ideas on motors? And what sort of budget? I have a diahatsu sirion that's been converted with a DC ...
by brendon_m
Fri, 14 Dec 2018, 06:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 73
Views: 10323

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Yes, good job! I'm super impressed, especially with your time line.
by brendon_m
Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 21:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17832

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Or perhaps it popped when the new charger was first powered up
by brendon_m
Fri, 07 Dec 2018, 10:40
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Imiev Battery For sale (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: Imiev Battery For sale

What are you chasing for all the cells? And how many do you have?
by brendon_m
Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 17:28
Forum: Other
Topic: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Other websites have 11000lbs as the towing capacity so it may well be 5000kg, which is a very big boat
by brendon_m
Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 10:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 30
Views: 3272

Re: Bring on the BERM please

Each 48V 75Ah battery included in the kit can power your mower through up to 2 acres of lawn, or 2 hours of runtime. And to make sure you can get the job completely done, this kit comes with four 75Ah batteries Seems to have an 8 hour run time, if it takes you more than 8 hours to mow your lawn you...
by brendon_m
Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 10:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 30
Views: 3272

Re: Bring on the BERM please

I just googled the thing and this page came up
https://www.ryobi.com.au/battery-powered-ride-on-mower/
I thought it was US at first but it's .com.au so I'd say it's aud
by brendon_m
Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 08:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 30
Views: 3272

Re: Bring on the BERM please

Makes more sense. It seems to be actually $3999aud not US as well so even cheaper.
by brendon_m
Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 06:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 30
Views: 3272

Re: Bring on the BERM please

4 x 75ah 48v included. For $3999usd ($5500aud). Seems too cheap to have a mower bolted around it
by brendon_m
Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 12:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12944

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Sadly I'm the culprit of that abomination of wiring, I rewired the car front to back when I got it. It was always reliable electrically, because I fit a fuse and relay to every circuit and it was all too crowded to be neat.
by brendon_m
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 06:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

The National Transportation Commissio has created new vehicle standards for all electric and hydrogen powered vehicles. Vehicles manufactured after 2019 will be required to affix ID labels to their number plates. Link below. This will be up to state transport bodies to implement. https://www.pcc.go...
by brendon_m
Sun, 18 Nov 2018, 18:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 28
Views: 3060

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

I read that as being PP(polypropylene) with 50% glass fibre (GF) reinforcing.
That's the code for the plastic that was injected in the mold for the outside case, nothing to do with the capacitor itself



Edit. Not nylon, that's pa6. Also clarification of what I was babbling about
by brendon_m
Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 06:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12944

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Motor mounts made and it's all bolted in. https://mmdm7a.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mXWECvj3xdquNzEln_H5LU-sEw5a-mdbF_xaqtde0Yzqh261ryeNN91quNYn0JEK6dYZw0r3TsuQyv6WtXBKxOAWkRvyRfNOPmB4BYQQg4ZjLcHiob1b0O9qR7nJgnpIRuUNE1dk9CT5fuHt_KBy3pXPiw0E5BMDHrQ1RIvYkx_u3nrTVnHwXi_4FttX3L1IHjRk7tkmYv0SxzmdyazqzHA?width=3...
by brendon_m
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 06:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev repair - precharge resistor
Replies: 28
Views: 3060

Re: Imiev repair - precharge resistor

You might want to do some research on the precharge contactor as well (get an ohm rating on the coil and find something similar). While my money would be on the resistor failing first it's possible the contacts in the contactor are cactus.
by brendon_m
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 15:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17832

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Do you get the cat back in the meantime? Or are they going to hold on to it until the parts come?

Edit: yes I want to know about your cat, not your car. I assume paceway are holding it ransom...
by brendon_m
Thu, 08 Nov 2018, 07:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: All about the money :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: All about the money :)

Depending on the batteries it seems a bit rich to me.
Some ball park figures(you can definitely do a lot of these cheaper)
Motor/controller $7500
Charger $1000
Fuses contactors etc $500
Bms $1000
Battery cables $250
Adapter plates, couplers etc $500
Battery boxes?
Cells $500 per kwh
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 22:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: which power specification is correct?

No worries, I know tone and meaning is lost in text.
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 16:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: which power specification is correct?

I think you missed the sarcasm.
However it is technically free energy, you're taking heat energy from the air which power companies haven't worked out how to charge us for (yet), so it's energy for free.
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 15:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: which power specification is correct?

It's free energy!
Big oil has been keeping it under wraps for years.
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 11:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: which power specification is correct?

jonescg wrote:
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 09:48
Sometimes they refer to the 'cooling power' or the rate of heat removal. That would be closer to 1.8 kW I'd think.
This is it, its equivalent to a 6kw bar heater, it's just 200ish% efficient because it's taking energy from the air outside (or inside when cooling) as well as the power lines.
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 06:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 103
Views: 10645

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

I didn't think you would be pulling 5c in the real world much, to my ears I thought you were going to try to run a 12minute test at 5c(ie all the capacity) , which would be a lot of energy to sink. If you are planning to run a 10 sec test, maybe a carbon pile load tester. Most should be good for 500...
by brendon_m
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 06:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 103
Views: 10645

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

I couldn't find a full spec sheet on the cells but what I did find said the cells were nominal at 1/2 c, so they may not rate when drawing at 2c. Can the cells go at 5c for a long time or is it only for a minute?