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by brendon_m
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 10:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41271

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Is there anything wrong with putting them in series as I'd originally intended, and just letting it do it's thing? I mean, worst case scenario it just doesn't get very cool. But even that is better than nothing. I just think there's more control with what heat you are absorbing when you can lock ou...
by brendon_m
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 06:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41271

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

As I said the other day, I would add a tx valve to the heat exchanger and run it in parallel with the original evaporator. All you need then is 2 Tee pieces and possibly a lock off solenoid or 2 to isolate either half of the system when it's not needed so you aren't absorbing heat you don't need to....
by brendon_m
Thu, 14 Nov 2019, 15:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Ev parts
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Ev parts

Copy paste of the ad
Full ev mechanical conversion.
Fb1-4001 motor 200km of use
Curtis controller 15k use
Thunderstruck tsm2500 charger needs evcc
Mounting box
Vacuum pump
12v power steering
Around to 90kgs .
by brendon_m
Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 20:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

When the sales guy took me for a spin before handing over the keys, the ICE kicked in at pretty low speed on a near full battery when he floored it, I assume this was series mode? where the ICE/generator is supplying extra current capacity but no direct tractive effort - I assume this is because th...
by brendon_m
Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 12:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41271

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

a smart pre-charger that only closes the master contactor when the voltage gets within a pre-determined level would also prevent welding situations where say the dc-dc is drawing more than normal on start up. Fixed time pre-charging doesn't guarantee pre-charge unless everything is okay I had a pro...
by brendon_m
Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 13:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41271

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Is it a new contactor or old or did you get the upgraded gigavac already? My experience is if contacts weld once they'll be very prone to weld again and again.
by brendon_m
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 10:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41271

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

So 5th gear currently has a limit of 110kmh? Is that an rpm limit or a constant power limit?
by brendon_m
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 11:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41271

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Yeah, that's getting to be shorts and a T shirt temperature :P
by brendon_m
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 07:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 535
Views: 41271

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

NCOP14 says you should have a contactor somewhere before the motor controller, nothing specific about powering down the whole car or having to be inside the battery box. The power on procedure must be applied via a key switch. It must not be possible to remove this key in any position that energises...
by brendon_m
Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 15:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Storing energy
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Storing energy

Are screws efficient? , I feel there would be a lot of loses and I'd suspect you would lose a lot of your stored energy to leakage around the screw and the velocity of the water coming down the screw.
by brendon_m
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 19:00
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Telltale lights

The manual says that fault codes appear in the odometer, anything there when it plays up?
by brendon_m
Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 13:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

had a quick play on Sunday and only 1 half of the pack was completely discharged the other 1/2 was at ~30%. The pack gets charged by 2 x 48v chargers so at this point I have a suspicion (or at least some hopes and dreams) that 1 half of the pack wasn't fully charged when I started running around. It...
by brendon_m
Sat, 26 Oct 2019, 20:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

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Sigh...
More tests to be done but range appears to be about 35km when travelling mostly at 100km/h.
Im guessing the aerodynamics (or lack of) don't help me out much
by brendon_m
Sat, 26 Oct 2019, 06:08
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1447

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/canning-vale/cars-vans-utes/2012-nissan-leaf-ze0-white-1-speed-reduction-gear-hatchback/1229338884?ea=13795597&utm_source=trigger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saved_search Saw this, thought it might suit jonescg Edit, wrong link, here's the right one. https://www.gum...
by brendon_m
Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 19:03
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1447

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

Yeah, you would definitely want a new battery at that sort of range. It shows how bad the pack is if my degraded 14kwh pack can do 80km and the 24kwh one in the leaf cant do it.
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 21:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Yep, that's just the plug for the controller
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 20:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

The yellow thing? Because that's an inline fuse holder.
Or do you mean the square box towards the bottom, that's an ignition relay.
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 12:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I actually need to go through and put a heap of glands and grommets yet.
Its all on the infinitely long "to do" list :(
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 10:36
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Re: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

I once ran out of fuel while idling, waiting in line at the servo :oops:
But at least it was probably the most convenient place to run out of juice.
by brendon_m
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 19:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Yeah mokes aren't exactly feature rich...
by brendon_m
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 18:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I had the cover off the controller box so I thought I'd snap a pic of my handiwork and tetris skills IMG_20191016_181731.jpg Also the engine bay (I guess it's motor bay now) is looking more finished in general. IMG_20191016_181846.jpg Also also I've put the hazardous voltage stickers on the sides of...
by brendon_m
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 11:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14970

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I've finished fixing the gear linkage mounts and went for a short drive. The gear selector has never felt so good. Its no longer vague and I can shift gears without having to throw the stick from touching the dash to touching the seat. Ahh the luxury. Shifting gears is now possible and works well, e...
by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 22:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: My latest battery build
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Re: My latest battery build

A negative contactor is just a contactor on the negative (0v) line out of the pack. The idea being it allows you to isolate both positive and negative outputs and it's safe to touch either terminal and there are no hazardous voltages without the system being powered up. In terms of isolating the cha...
by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 20:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 78
Views: 5680

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

I haven't stress tested it fully but I have had mine running 2 x 60w halogen lights, 2x 5w park lights and then assorted rear LEDs / indicators- didn't burst into flames.
Ill disconnect the battery this weekend and see what does on overload.