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by brendon_m
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 20:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17631

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

Oh I agree, they make enough millions to provide a better service /faster parts but they want to sell cars not parts.
by brendon_m
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 18:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17631

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

I get parts from mitsubishi through work and they told me they get a shipping container(s) every 6 weeks. So if you order a part ex Japan it could be a couple of days if it's timed right but 6 weeks is meant to be the longest it can take unless Japan has no stock at which point they wait until they ...
by brendon_m
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 19:19
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 18
Views: 2645

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

If it helps I get the same thing, but I'm on mobile so didn't give it a second thought
by brendon_m
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 10:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16844

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Insurance shouldn't be any different to a long long fuel tank in a 4wd. Warranty would be shot but that's probably lapsed anyway. Also if you buy the oem and a cell kicked the bucket your in the same boat as you can't get just a cell, only a whole pack. If you do an upgrade you could replace individ...
by brendon_m
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 06:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

I think trying to talk to a smaller chain /independent servos would get more traction, the big ones (BP, shell etc) would surely have people doing feasibility studies all the time at the corporate level and the individual store workers/franchise owners probably can't make the call.
by brendon_m
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 17:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17631

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

You'd be lucky to get out of an ecu replacement for $1000 on most new cars. Repairs are unlikely as they are as you said usually single boards with multiple layers of tracks and ic's rather than discrete components, not to mention they are usually permanently sealed or covered in resin. And you also...
by brendon_m
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 11:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17631

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

There is a massive lack of training for EVs available to make people "qualified". However if you are a qualified mechanic or auto electrician (ie tradesmen) the grey areas in the law mean that you can work on them from a legal stand point. That being said there are courses that can be done to get pe...
by brendon_m
Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 06:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17631

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

We call that "diagnosis by replacement" and it's how someone who doesn't know/understand fixes electrical faults. Not wanting to insult mechanics but the guy working on your car is probably only a mechanic (who is only good for spinning filters, seeing as they work for a stealership) not an auto ele...
by brendon_m
Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 12:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16844

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I was confused by the dimensions being the the same size. Did he give you a copy of the actual dimensions and specs?
by brendon_m
Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 10:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16844

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I found their 135 Ah cells are probably a bit too tall, but the 100 Ah cells would fit okay I might be wrong but the 100 and 135 ah cells seem to be basically the same dimensions but one is LxH and the other is HxL 100ah nmc 174mm x 133mm x 45mm 182mm x 161mm x 50mm (with shell) 135 ah nmc 132mm x ...
by brendon_m
Thu, 23 Aug 2018, 17:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 118
Views: 16844

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I got a price from mitsubishi for a battery pack and it was $14000 aud for the whole assembly plus install costs. Realistically other than the cells the rest of the internals seem pretty reliable. So if you can get 100ah cells for $12000 that leaves $2000 for modifications, delivery etc. And you get...
by brendon_m
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 20:28
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

What's the plan for the electronics? Bms, charger, controller etc.
Aftermarket stuff or are you planning on transplanting everything from the imiev
by brendon_m
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 11:59
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 40
Views: 6322

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

In terms of the extender battery, I wonder how the car would react if you disabled the factory battery and ran purely off the 2nd batt. It would see no discharge and It would probably throw an error code but would it still drive OK? If so leave the main pack, add a 2nd and just have a change over sw...
by brendon_m
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 07:29
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 40
Views: 6322

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

https://youtu.be/ZSqGBPBxfUE

This video of his is probably the most relevant. He really gets into the different chemistry soc differences at about 10min
by brendon_m
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 07:01
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 40
Views: 6322

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

But are you going to get the same voltage verses capacity curve from the different cells? And if not can the software be hacked and a new "curve" written in ? quote=brunohill post_id=69112 time=1534504534 user_id=4860] This guy probably answers your question Terry... www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3jaGtk...
by brendon_m
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 16:02
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Re: How DC chargers work

The things you learn.
However I wonder if the benefits of 3 phase out weigh the reactance losses
by brendon_m
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 15:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Re: How DC chargers work

Simply put, DC connection has higher capital costs but lower line losses.
I'm not sure I trust that articles author
by brendon_m
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 12:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Re: How DC chargers work

OK, so they do just lay large cables in and pull straight from the grid. That's what I was trying to work out but I couldn't find it. At 150kw I can see it working fine but the new 350kw standard surely will push it, and more so if there are multiple stations (like at a servo on a highway might have...
by brendon_m
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 10:45
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

How DC chargers work

I've been trying to work out how a DC fast charger works, as in internally not how they charge charge a car. I've tried googling it but my Google fu seems to be failing me and I just keep coming up with "they charge with dc and not ac and it's fast..." Do they just pull a heap from the grid under de...
by brendon_m
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 10:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev stopped with RR showing 7km's and 2 bars
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: iMiev stopped with RR showing 7km's and 2 bars

A lot of those cheap gensets use a modified sine wave not pure sine like you might think. I don't know if that matters to the charger but something to think about
by brendon_m
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 08:40
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Which Motor?
Replies: 16
Views: 3194

Re: Which Motor?

I've noticed that a lot of Chinese motors use that style of graph and I assume it's done in order to make it harder to compare them to non Chinese "quality" units. I mean who cares about torque vs kW. Just give me the data vs rpm so I can read what's going on
by brendon_m
Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 17:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Repair 10A-15A Converter?
Replies: 13
Views: 2795

Re: Repair 10A-15A Converter?

Also as long as you get one rated to 10a overcurrent then you should be good. Realistically the circuit breakers in you meter box is a 16A one and all the wiring in the house should be rated to carry that current. The "converter" is only there to hold back the individual outlet so the rest of the ho...
by brendon_m
Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 17:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Repair 10A-15A Converter?
Replies: 13
Views: 2795

Re: Repair 10A-15A Converter?

I've found mm electrical to be cheaper than l&h for a lot of things so you should definitely see what they do them for if there is one near you