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by jonescg
Today, 15:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 14
Views: 279

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

Yeah, our budget is pretty firm. $15k max, and must be good for at least 90 km. The last 10 km of which is all uphill.
They wouldn't go any lower than $12k, so they will need to find a customer with shorter range needs.
by jonescg
Today, 14:15
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Known to the last minute
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: Known to the last minute

Just confirms that Richo was up at midnight on the 16th of June :P
by jonescg
Yesterday, 20:31
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 430
Views: 28673

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Another weekend, another flurry of activity on the Prelude. After re-installing the main battery pack, I lowered the last two modules in the rear with the help of antiscab and later that night, wired it all up. It's only temporary at this stage, I mainly want to get things working before I start bol...
by jonescg
Yesterday, 19:04
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 14
Views: 279

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

I can try and offer $5k, and get a $10k battery from Nissan. Or just save our money and find something better.
by jonescg
Yesterday, 18:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 14
Views: 279

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

Aaaand it can't drive me to work on a single charge. We got to the base of the hill and had 10 km left on the GOM. The hill would hammer it pretty hard, so we topped up using the trickle charger for 40 mins. Ended up getting home with 6 km left on the GOM at speeds around 50 km/h. So it's not going ...
by jonescg
Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 15:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 14
Views: 279

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

I have recently placed a deposit on an ex-fleet Leaf which was on sale here in Perth for $15,000. With 31,000 km on the clock, it was clear the battery was degraded. However after paying Nissan to do the diagnostic test they realised it would be a major failure in the eyes of the ACCC, so they are ...
by jonescg
Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 12:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Testing a traction pack before using
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Testing a traction pack before using

Richo wrote:
Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 12:50

On plus side you'll brighten everyone's day
Do remember to point them away from whatever you're doing. The seared retina effect gets rather tiresome before too long.
by jonescg
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 11:16
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Testing a traction pack before using
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Testing a traction pack before using

Goodwe make a single phase inverter that goes down to 80vdc input, and also supports export limiting. I've been looking for a cheap second hand one to implement an on grid battery If you wanted to play silly buggers, you could get yourself a 2.5 kW grid tie inverter, a 7 kW solar array and a 60 kWh...
by jonescg
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 10:22
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 166

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

I've done that with my petrol powered motorcycle, so don't feel alone in that sense :)
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 19:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10439

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Spartan! Compared to the Prelude's engine bay there's so much vacant space!
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 19:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Testing a traction pack before using
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Testing a traction pack before using

Yeah the dumber the better - fan heaters, bar heaters, kettles, etc. I like to keep an eye on individual cell voltages when doing a discharge test - any cells which drop markedly lower than the rest are laggards and will need to be watched carefully. Hot spots are always worth keeping an eye on. If ...
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 14:29
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Testing a traction pack before using
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Testing a traction pack before using

Oh good. Cause I was thinking about doing the same :D
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 14:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Testing a traction pack before using
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Testing a traction pack before using

antiscab wrote:
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 14:06
I use a grid tie inverter for capacity testing
Assuming your grid tie inverter can handle an unimpeded 144 V DC supply?
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 13:27
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Testing a traction pack before using
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Testing a traction pack before using

You can run most resistive AC loads on DC, and universal motors are happy on DC too, they just spin slower. So set up a power board and start plugging AC loads in until you get to your desired currents.
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 11:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10439

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Yeah that would get you to the nearest corner store in Perth...
by jonescg
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 09:57
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: My latest battery build
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: My latest battery build

Also in this instance the team required two points of isolation - a contactor on both terminals - and some means of interrupting the circuit should the BMS warn of a cell out of spec. The negative contactor served this purpose as well. It's an awfully large switch for the ~10 amps it's supposed to b...
by jonescg
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 08:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 36
Views: 683

Re: Making home EV ready

Terry - I think the Kona is either 96 or 98 cells in series - when fully charged it hits 400-407 V DC.
by jonescg
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 10:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 14
Views: 279

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

I have recently placed a deposit on an ex-fleet Leaf which was on sale here in Perth for $15,000. With 31,000 km on the clock, it was clear the battery was degraded. However after paying Nissan to do the diagnostic test they realised it would be a major failure in the eyes of the ACCC, so they are g...
by jonescg
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 21:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 430
Views: 28673

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Another productive weekend, and probably only another day's work to have it rolling again. I connected all the BMS wiring, added some silica gel packages and seal the lids. Once the lids were on I could put the new top brace across the three modules. I bought a MAPP torch and some aluminium brazing ...
by jonescg
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Fact Sheets
Replies: 0
Views: 71

EV Fact Sheets

Hi all, Unfortunately our incumbent website limits what goes where, and how prominent an article is, meaning really important stuff sometimes gets lost in the ether. One particular resource are the EV Fact sheets which Bryce and Chris Nash have been compiling - these are really well done and rich in...
by jonescg
Tue, 08 Oct 2019, 16:22
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Perth ZEVA MC600SP Motor Controller
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: WTB Perth ZEVA MC600SP Motor Controller

Paging @zeva :)
by jonescg
Tue, 08 Oct 2019, 08:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10439

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Nice one. Sounds a bit noisy, but then I realised, it's a Moke. That's actually quiet :lol:
by jonescg
Sun, 06 Oct 2019, 21:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas

Hi Doug, Happy to catch up with you while we're in Sydney. I think we're covering a lot of this ground nationally already, so it's mainly a case of joining those already working on it and helping the cause. Understandably difficult for the non-metro areas granted. Many of the bodes who we need to wo...