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by brendon_m
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 06:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12146

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: 12146

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: 358

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: 228

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: 12146

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: 493
Views: 33262

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...
by brendon_m
Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 22:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12146

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I was going to have gloss black on the front but I started putting it on and it showed up WAY too many imperfections, so I changed out for a satin black. I'm happy with how it turned out. The matte finish contrasts well with the glossy metallic green. IMG_20190914_212304.jpg Now i just need to paint...
by brendon_m
Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 12:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12146

Re: Brendon_m Moke

If you saw the paint in person you probably won't doubt my willingness to scratch it. :oops: After way to much work trying to make it look good with the panel prep work I ran out of F's to give and decided rough enough was good enough and I just wanted a painted car so I accelerated to process by sk...
by brendon_m
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 21:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12146

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Had the day off today to play dad while my wife went to work. In between the screaming I gave up sanding and filling holes /divots because I have no patience for that and decided to get a few layers of paint down. IMG_20190912_095252.jpg IMG_20190912_195836.jpg It doesn't show well in the picture bu...
by brendon_m
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 20:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: On tow?
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: On tow?

Yes they can be towed and in order to have regen the key would have to be on etc but yes they technically could be recharged by towing, not the nicest way to treat a tow strap (or tow vehicle for that matter) but a little regen might help keep it tight all the time some it's probably slightly benefi...
by brendon_m
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 12:47
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Upgrading 24V mobility scooter from PB to LiFePO4 batts
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Upgrading 24V mobility scooter from PB to LiFePO4 batts

Just to put it out there, all I did was smash "lithium e bike kit" into eBay search and posted the first item as an example. I'm definitely not vouching for it or its quality.
by brendon_m
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 22:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Dash Cam on Highlander
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Dash Cam on Highlander

Dash cams generally draw next to nothing so unless you leave the car for a week (or more) it won't drain the 12v battery. The bigger problem is normally memory card space, if you have a camera recording 24/7 it'll chew through the SD card and may record over something that happens when the car was f...
by brendon_m
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 12:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 493
Views: 33262

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Wow, that all sounds depressing, worst part is you may have made it home if you didn't do all the stops looking for a charge.
by brendon_m
Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 21:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12146

Re: Brendon_m Moke

After much sanding I'm almost ready to start putting paint on. I was hoping to get the first coat on this weekend but I was engrossed in playing around with a new toy :D
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by brendon_m
Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 20:00
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Upgrading 24V mobility scooter from PB to LiFePO4 batts
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Upgrading 24V mobility scooter from PB to LiFePO4 batts

Surely there's an ebike conversion kit that comes with a lithium battery and charger you can use.
Something like this maybe
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3696643887
by brendon_m
Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 18:49
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla Model S 85kw battery enclosure
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Tesla Model S 85kw battery enclosure

Thank you, hopefully I'll put it to good use.
Or it'll sit round my place for ages...
by brendon_m
Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 11:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 159
Views: 12146

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Been doing a lot of panel work lately. Mostly filling the literary 100's of holes that had been drilled in it for the roof and lights and who knows what else. IMG_20190825_161614.jpg But I'm finally making progress and started painting it in primer/filler. Although the contents of the can was old an...
by brendon_m
Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 05:41
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 493
Views: 33262

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Well done, it's certainly coming together. Now you just need to quickly finish it off and start a crx :)
by brendon_m
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 19:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

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Pic of the trendy meter as requested


Edit to fix picture
by brendon_m
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 21:48
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

Scrap that, I have maximum dardiness. I can look at power usage up to yesterday, so unless I was just read and they're super efficient (doubtful), my meter must phone home constantly
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by brendon_m
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 21:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

I have a mate who works at Western power and even he didn't think the readings where more granular then peak, shoulder, off peak but If I log onto the synergy website I can look at power usage in 30min increments. I believe it's still manually read but they obviously download logs. I don't know if a...
by brendon_m
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 20:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 783

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

I think the 100kW comes from hyundai saying "charges to 80% in X minutes when connected to a 100kW dc charger".
The car is only rated to 70?kW but you won't get that from a 50kW charger, you need a 100kW (for obvious reasons)
So marketing speak at it's finest
by brendon_m
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 19:44
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Owning a Tesla for a year
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Owning a Tesla for a year

I guess you don't watch anything then? Its hard to get away from them
by brendon_m
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 17:34
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: 3 phase supply but no 415v connections

Would we even have to tell them? In WA, Western power want to know the serial number of the inverter so if you change it technically you're meant tell them(and they may refuse the unit). But it's not like they are going to come round and check the number as long as you don't start exporting at midn...