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Post by photomac » Thu, 20 Aug 2015, 06:50

rhills wrote: ... Would you consider adding an entry for them into Plugshare? ..

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Post by jonescg » Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 22:59

Some great news - the Bunbury charger will have it's functionality returned on Friday morning, while the Augusta fast charging station is being commissioned on Friday afternoon!

Also, travellers from Perth's northern suburbs will appreciate this bad boy on Monday afternoon Image

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Post by Feng » Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 23:13

Why is the station so far from the parking spot and across a walkway?

I'm still jealous.

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Post by jonescg » Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 23:25

The fast charge spots are where the Van is Image
The parking spot in the foreground is the L2 charge (7 kW)
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Post by Rusdy » Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 23:27

jonescg wrote: Some great news - the Bunbury charger will have it's functionality returned on Friday morning,


Thanks Chris! I was about to email E-Station to ask the same thing! What a coincidence :)

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Post by Feng » Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 23:33

jonescg wrote: The fast charge spots are where the Van is Image
The parking spot in the foreground is the L2 charge (7 kW)

Thanks. That makes a whole lot more sense!

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Post by photomac » Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 23:38

and that "Bad Boy" is at the RAC Head Office next to Harbour Town?
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Post by reecho » Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 02:16

So is the Elecktrobay being replaced with a level 2 Circontrol bollard as well??

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Post by jonescg » Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 02:48

Yes, the uber-reliable Image electrobay station near Harbourtown will be replaced with two L2 chargers. We've got a back-to-back version of the yellow bollard.
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Post by acmotor » Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 03:54

Hey Chris, don't call it a bad boy. That refers to a direct off mains charger as in direct rectified mains without isolation and was used historically and dangerously and is well known as such by electrical and electronics folk. There will be numerous people chuckling at your use of the expression. Image

Just google bad boy charger .......

That aside... Good news on the new FCs

Now an FC at RAC Joondalup would be useful if we are to install metro chargers.
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Post by g4qber » Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 12:53

Has the CCS connector for Marg River been fixed?
Or is it a case of "stay just a little bit longer" by up to 4 hours?

jackson browne stay just a little bit longer
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EJgKNHYqVoc
This clip goes on for almost 10 mins.

Seems that Busselton CCS also dead.
Time to get a tesla. It has more charge options.

Mandurah Chademo holster has broken its mounting points.

Mandurah pics
http://www.plugshare.com/api/view?location=66217

Chademo Coupler is OK.
Daniel from RAC in EH LEAF topped up to be sure.
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Post by jonescg » Fri, 28 Aug 2015, 17:23

Joseph - is the Busselton CCS doing the same thing as the Bunbury charger? Or was it just the latch broken off like at Margaret River?

Seems really dumb to have the CCS charge protocol completely dependent on an easily broken plastic latch.

By the way, the Bunbury charger is fully operational now. Go and use it!
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Post by g4qber » Fri, 28 Aug 2015, 20:20

My assumption is that it is the latch. Perhaps Australia could have gone with mennekes CCS standard ?
Will take pictures at Busselton on way down to Augusta possibly this evening.
Wild weather possible.
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Post by jonescg » Sat, 29 Aug 2015, 03:24

So, who will be the first to try the Augusta charger??? It's up and running! The L2 charger will be installed bit later in the week.
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Post by photomac » Sat, 29 Aug 2015, 03:48

Fantastic - crikey - timing always bad Mmmmmmmmmmm
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Post by jonescg » Sat, 29 Aug 2015, 04:01

photomac wrote: Fantastic - crikey - timing always bad Mmmmmmmmmmm
Where is it?


72 Blackwood Ave. You might have to race Joseph there!

Edited - correct address is 72 Blackwood Ave. It's operational as far as I know.
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Post by g4qber » Sat, 29 Aug 2015, 06:10

Go Matt!

good to see that RAC keeps this page updated
http://rac.com.au/news-community/enviro ... c-vehicles
addresses provided on the page

just remembered that there is a caravan park in Augusta.
But some are closed for winter.
"Please note, the park is closed for winter between 1 June to 31 August (inclusive) each year."
http://www.flindersbaypark.com.au


Perhaps we need an Electroball Run?
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I'm thinking we might need to apply to the RAC for funding to run the inaugural Plasmaball Run Image
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Post by acmotor » Sat, 29 Aug 2015, 17:10

Mmmmmm... No plasma with AC motors Image unless it has all gone horribly wrong.

Got to get the words right.

An EHR with a line up at the charge stations may not send the right message to public ? It will outline the deficiencies of EV charging along the highway until there are multiple FCs ?
Maybe a stack of Teslas with one short range EV in the run ?
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I'd be in in that!
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Post by jonescg » Sun, 30 Aug 2015, 00:18

Just send vehicles out at 30 minute intervals. Like the IOM TT Image
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Post by acmotor » Sun, 30 Aug 2015, 04:23

Well actually that may be a good look......
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Post by g4qber » Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 13:13

http://electrichighway.rac.com.au/?gcli ... vAodt6UD6Q

Rac electric highway ad
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Post by Johny » Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 13:38

Nice production. Simple yet makes the point well.

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Post by coulomb » Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 13:55

What's an "attention powered car"?

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