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by jonescg
Fri, 17 Jan 2020, 12:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system
Replies: 107
Views: 6224

Re: Is anyone using an arc welder with an offgrid system

Hopefully this is a useful place to put my query, considering if actually involves welders on battery-backed solar homes (but not off grid). I'm considering a 10 kW hybrid inverter (transformerless) for my home, but in the shed I like to stick-weld, angle-grind and cut stuff with a honking big 2400 ...
by jonescg
Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 06:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 235
Views: 41912

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

Yes they will probably be nickel plated so won't need much preparation. The contact grease is always a good move.
by jonescg
Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 08:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hello, new here
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: hello, new here

Very neat fit! Well done.
Hopefully the placement of batteries won't look too out of place and change the aesthetic too much.
by jonescg
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 15:39
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: VicRoads Club Reg
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: VicRoads Club Reg

Also, last time I checked we didn't meet the requirements to actually be eligible to join CAMS.
by jonescg
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 19:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40462

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

It's all downhill at least!
by jonescg
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 14:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40462

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Public service announcement from Francess - she is so happy with her Prelude she is inviting folks to help celebrate it's rebirth as an EV on the 15th of February: "You're invited to join us at a celebration, champers moment, for the official completion of the Prelude Conversion on 15 Feb 5pm BYO di...
by jonescg
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 12:48
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Boxster 986 conversion design
Replies: 14
Views: 2246

Re: Boxster 986 conversion design

Facebook is where everyone went. But they will come back.
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 22:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40462

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Francess dropped in this afternoon to get the last few minor quibbles sorted before it goes over the pits next week. The main job was swapping out the drive contactor to a GV240 with auxiliary contacts so I can put a green LED in the cabin to indicate that the car is ready to drive. In the process o...
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 09:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 36
Views: 4894

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Made a good start on the solar for my house - all fixed down and wired up. I have 14 in series on the east, same again on the west. The cable entry point to the roof is under the last panel, which was one panel further forward than it should have been, hence there's 12 panels on the upper row, and j...
by jonescg
Sun, 12 Jan 2020, 09:09
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Online membership form
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Online membership form

Hi Dylan,
Some recent spam attacks caused us to bolster our forum entry credentials. I'll call in the experts - @coulomb and @weber or @rhills would know.
Cheers,
Chris

(typo corrected)
by jonescg
Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 21:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: electric lawn mower
Replies: 35
Views: 5284

Re: electric lawn mower

Terry, I borrowed a friends corded chainsaw last weekend to bring down a weedy tree behind the house. Brazilian pepper tree. Made light work of it and was worth 150 bucks new. I would definitely recommend you stick with corded chainsaws unless the job absolutely necessitated cordless.
by jonescg
Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 09:41
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Warp 11 HV Suppler
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Warp 11 HV Suppler

Bit of a necropost, but you never know...
by jonescg
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 19:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Charged fully overnight to 100% on the 2.2 kW charger. Got in, suggested 330 km. Headed off down the hill and managed to use regen most of the way down Welshpool road until she canna' take no more. Now I had 350 km range :) This is amazing and a bit surprising? If I charge my Kona to 100% and the c...
by jonescg
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 08:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Deposit placed :o

I can finally start work on the CRX now!
by jonescg
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 20:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Yeah, when an ICE throws 80% of it's useful energy out the pipe as heat and smoke, changes in the useful 20% are harder to notice. I daresay I had a bit of an easterly pushing me, and I was in the right lane behind a line of heavy vehicles, so they were helping a lot too. But even consuming 120 Wh/k...
by jonescg
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 18:26
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Interesting - this was the 38 kWh battery?
Seems quite variable.
by jonescg
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 11:16
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Yep, I spotted a sky blue Leaf going the other way :)
by jonescg
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 09:01
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Well the efficiency of this car is nuts! Charged fully overnight to 100% on the 2.2 kW charger. Got in, suggested 330 km. Headed off down the hill and managed to use regen most of the way down Welshpool road until she canna' take no more. Now I had 350 km range :) I took it on Roe Highway to assess ...
by jonescg
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 19:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Ioniq demo.jpg Evaluating :D So far plenty happy with it. I worked out I could do my usual 400 km a week and charge twice a week, once on a weekend when the sun is shining all day, and once in the middle of the week of an evening for a few hours to get through to the weekend. On sale for $49,990 fo...
by jonescg
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 18:44
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: WA Branch meetings for 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 106

WA Branch meetings for 2020

Hi everyone! It's a new year and a new calendar for 2020! WA branch meetings are always planned for the second Tuesday night of the month, except in January. The only thing that changes is the location, which alternates bi-monthly between UWA in Crawley and Curtin University in Bentley. We normally ...
by jonescg
Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 13:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IPA Report on Road User Charges
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: IPA Report on Road User Charges

I think we need to stop building new roads. WA laid more tarmac on the Tonkin highway outside the airport than the landing strip. We're now widening our freeway to 5 lanes in both directions... all this in a city of 1.5 million! We're just lazy.

Fewer new roads will save so much money.
by jonescg
Mon, 06 Jan 2020, 19:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IPA Report on Road User Charges
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: IPA Report on Road User Charges

PiMan wrote:
Mon, 06 Jan 2020, 18:30
When you said IPA, I was worried it was going to be the Institute of Public Affairs. That would have been extremely biased if it had been them.
But completely unsurprising.
by jonescg
Sun, 05 Jan 2020, 14:01
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla Model S 85kw battery enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Tesla Model S 85kw battery enclosure

That's awesome!
by jonescg
Sat, 04 Jan 2020, 21:19
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Kat and I are very serious about getting one of these - and at least in WA anyway, AEVA members are entitled to a discount of a few thousand bucks :) Pays to be a member ;) I'm curious as to the highway range - pretty confident 250 km on a charge is achievable. The slower charge rate (40-50 kW) make...