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I actually need to go through and put a heap of glands and grommets yet.
Its all on the infinitely long "to do" list :(

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Nice Tetris skills!

On the left around the smaller cables is a thingy like those ferrite beads on monitor cables. Is that to stop EMI from the controller interfering with something? What’s it around?

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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.

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I meant this but on closer inspection it looks like it might just be a connector or where the wires go into the controller

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Yep, that's just the plug for the controller

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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

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take screen off and gain about 5% lol
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So 33kW driving at 100kph.
It does sound high.
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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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.
Its all early days because it wasn't even one outing, the km's were clocked up over about a month when I could find time and then adding to that the dcdc is on a permanent feed so it's a constant draw(exactly how much I don't know but should really check).
Much more accurate tests need to be performed...

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Might want to do a good balance charge of both packs then. It's a amazing how much energy can be denied when you have an unbalanced pack (and a functioning BMS, lest you have a fire).
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Time flys when you're having fun. Or more accurately when you are trying to coax reliable brakes out of an old English designed car.

To start with I replaced the rubber lines as they were looking a bit ratty.
After a couple of drives one of the rear brake cylinders started to weep a bit. So I ordered a new one and changed it out, then I tried to bleed the brakes and ended up finding there was now a blockage in the other rear cylinder.
So I replaced that and tried bleeding again using a vacuum bleeder and had a lot of trouble with air getting stuck in the system so I got one of the systems that pressurises the reservoir. And I've finally got feeling in the pedal again. :?

In amongst all that I've been trying to track down a matching set of rims as when I got the car it had 2 standard steel rims and 2 steel "sunraysia" rims. The moke has a special offset and an odd stud pattern because "of course it does".
I messaged a few random people that were selling their mokes on Gumtree and managed to find a few willing to part with some old skanky wheels that match my 2 standard steel rims. So I now have a full set of matching wheels (but they will need new rubber).

I've been on a few test drives now with the biggest test today, not in terms of longest distance but in terms of furthest from home. The trip today was all 60-70km/h roads about was 50km round trip. When I pulled in at home I had about 40% capacity remaining.

I don't have a method of accurately measuring used capacity but the moke is currently on charge with a power meter in line, so I'll have a vague idea of how much energy I used but if my calculations are correct it should of been close to 9kWh.
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i vaguely remember there is a 12" rim of a Holden Torana that fit the mini
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brendon_m wrote:
Sat, 14 Dec 2019, 19:47

I don't have a method of accurately measuring used capacity but the moke is currently on charge with a power meter in line, so I'll have a vague idea of how much energy I used but if my calculations are correct it should of been close to 9kWh.
A decent coulomb counter is a lovely thing. You can even go without air conditioning or power steering, but not knowing how much is left at any point in time along the charge-drive cycle is a bit crap. There's a few options out there, and given the low voltage system you're running, any of the 12-200 V options will be better than nothing.
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Adverse Effects wrote:
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 05:55
i vaguely remember there is a 12" rim of a Holden Torana that fit the mini
If there is, the mini wheel and the big-wheel moke are unlikely to be similar, I'm guessing.

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bladecar wrote:
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 07:51
Adverse Effects wrote:
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 05:55
i vaguely remember there is a 12" rim of a Holden Torana that fit the mini
If there is, the mini wheel and the big-wheel moke are unlikely to be similar, I'm guessing.
this was used to do a 10" to 12" rim conversion and if i recall it offset out a bit to
we did this to put disk brakes on the minis

mini and moke running gear is almost identical from memory the cones are really the only difference
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My moke has 13 inch rims with a 101.6mm pcd and a bit more offset compared to the mini to get around the "suspension".
I also know the sunraysia rims don't fit on the front as they hit the calipers

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jonescg wrote:
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 07:46
A decent coulomb counter is a lovely thing.

Agreed
The one in my other car died and I've been driving blind. I don't like it.
Ive got a new one(of a different style) coming and if it checks out I'll order a 2nd for the moke.
That will make driving less stressful.
A comparison to petrol is I've currently been driving it with no fuel gauge and no idea how big the tank is :?

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The numbers are in, 8.5kWh to travel 50km
That equates to 170Wh per kilometre. (travelling on 60+70kmh roads)
Its a 14.5kWh pack so my range is 85km, but that's every last electron.
Realistic summer range is 50-60km. Not fantastic but at 60km/h that's an hour in the moke which is long enough.

But that's if I remember to charge it. :|
Before my trip yesterday I decided to charge the car to full. I had only used it to drive round a friends place (about 4km away) but it also had been sitting with the dc-dc chugging away the last few weeks while I sorted brakes.
Turns out that was a good idea as the dc-dc is a bit thirsty and chewed through around 7.5kWh of energy :shock:
I left the dc-dc on all the time to stop the 12v battery going flat but I might start hitting the isolator as replacing a flat 12ah sla sounds a lot better than the whole traction pack

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