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by reecho
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 21:01
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

I also built an OpenEVSE last July, so 17 months ago. It is a three phase unit in a bigger box (I still have the single phase box that came with the advanced kit if anyone wants one) I might grab the box Dave if it's no longer required. PM the details... :-) Are you using OpenEVSE firmware or EMONE...
by reecho
Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 09:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: As a backup power source ?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: As a backup power source ?

For emergency power, I wanted to put a 1000w inverter directly of the model3 battery. I was thinking about putting a 120amp x 40cm (with 100amp fuse) wire to a surface mounted 100amp anderson plug located in the frunk. I could then put the car in neutral and run the inverter. Can anyone see any fla...
by reecho
Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 18:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: As a backup power source ?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: As a backup power source ?

Apparently the Leaf can do house power backup so is that something to look forward to with Tesla?. We have have serious power disruptions approximately twice a year and never get so much as an offer of compensation for lost food resulting. Not happy. As a rule no. CCS protocol doesn't include VTH o...
by reecho
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 17:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: portable DC chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: portable DC chargers

Peter C in Canberra wrote:
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 07:28
Are these or similar available in Au? At a price that is not prohibitive? https://www.designwerk.com/en/fast-chargers
Ah...yeah....prohibitive...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1W9vfX ... YF1g9OpVci
by reecho
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 07:22
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Thanks for your replies, Those OpenEVSE photos are great. Is that 3 phase unit squeezed into a smaller local box, I can't judge the dimensions of box and those thicker cables? Chris, I will also require a single phase unit for my EV, so the convenience of lighter weight and more flexible cables sho...
by reecho
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 09:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

OpenEVSE has been brilliant so far. I have assembled a single phase version with 32A 3 phase plug for my Kona and also a 3 phase 32A version with long leads for a spare. They don't out of the box have DC offset protection but that can be mitigated with a correctly chosen RCBO in the supply. I use th...
by reecho
Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 13:45
Forum: Nissan
Topic: I bought a ...... Leaf!
Replies: 33
Views: 5542

Re: I bought a ...... Leaf!

I'm eagerly awaiting a 3rd party battery upgrade available in Australia at a sensible cost (am I dreaming?). Nissan Australia have a $9990 battery swap program but the vehicle needs to meet certain criteria for approval. On the aftermarket front solutions are available to enable 30 and 40Kwh batter...
by reecho
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 18:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1921

Re: Making home EV ready

Kona is 98S not 96
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 21:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

brunohill wrote:
Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 18:53
Perhaps the space saver spare wheel that comes with the petrol Kona will then fit in the rear.
They don't. Some new Kona ICE models now have pump and goo as well.
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1921

Re: Making home EV ready

antiscab wrote:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 09:58
Get a 10A or even an 8A portable evse for travelling. Then you can plug into any 10A powerpoint safely.
The EVSE supplied with the Kona and Ioniq are 6/8/10A adjustable via press button on the back...
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

Do you have a phone that supports Android Auto or Apple Carplay?

That would be the better way to go. $200 won't go far though. they start around the $400 mark..
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Kona AC charging question

Any EVSE set to a lower limit will be fine. I built my 3.6kW portable EVSE specifically for caravan park 15A outlets. Worked perfectly on the EV Long Weekend tour with my Kona. 😊 BTW, from memory the Kona itself can be set for lower charge rates if you want it to. Cheers Bryce Thanks. I realise the...
by reecho
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Kona AC charging question

How about some light reading while you are waiting for the car to arrive... :-)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TVoPjJ ... sp=sharing

And yes you can set the ACcharging current lower via the onboard menu. minimum is around 50% of max if I recall...
by reecho
Sun, 01 Sep 2019, 19:22
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

Oh ... I thought I had read 100kW ... is that AC at 100kW and DC at 70kW and onboard at 7.2kw? AC charging is always through the on board charger (OBC). That's limited to 7.2 kW, so AC charging is limited to 7.2 kW. To get a higher AC charging rate, the on board charger would have to be upgraded. S...
by reecho
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 19:34
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Owning a Tesla for a year
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Owning a Tesla for a year

Soon as I see a mention any of a referral code I switch off....
by reecho
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 19:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

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by reecho
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 18:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 39
Views: 3360

Re: Tesla PW2

So the original grid tie inverter would have to be removed to be able to fit the Powerwall? Here in South Australia, as soon as you touch anything to do with a grid tie system, the whole thing has to be renegotiated and generally results in a much smaller feed in tariff. The 6kW solar and 15.5kWh b...
by reecho
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 18:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery, now sold)
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

antiscab wrote:
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 08:27
I've been tempted
I need to clear a spot to work on it and sell some stuff.
Hehehe..
by reecho
Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 18:41
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 24
Views: 1071

Re: Home charging

wait - why are they saying the cable is worth $500 - $600? they're $200: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33023844354.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.64401d7fuEQkEe&algo_pvid=1bb034fe-3057-4f51-8af6-dda0723487c0&algo_expid=1bb034fe-3057-4f51-8af6-dda0723487c0-11&btsid=cae246be-d9e1-4196-9ec0-57c7157a...
by reecho
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 20:03
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 24
Views: 1071

Re: Home charging

wait - why are they saying the cable is worth $500 - $600? they're $200: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33023844354.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.64401d7fuEQkEe&algo_pvid=1bb034fe-3057-4f51-8af6-dda0723487c0&algo_expid=1bb034fe-3057-4f51-8af6-dda0723487c0-11&btsid=cae246be-d9e1-4196-9ec0-57c7157a...
by reecho
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 19:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Clunking
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Kona Clunking

There has been bad clunking in some early build Kona Electrics, but I haven't seen it mentioned with any RHD cars worldwide. Sounds like driveshaft binding. Other issues have been rear caliper knock on reversing. I get that on mine but it's quite random any only when it's been sitting stationary. My...
by reecho
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 19:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: leaf battery shell
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: leaf battery shell

Maybe @jonescg wants a second.. :-)
by reecho
Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 20:29
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 46
Views: 2570

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Thanks EVdownUnder and great stats reecho! More more more please! EVdownUnder I did find a TM3 SR+ driver on terrain similar from Perth to Busselton achieving 155Wh/km at 125kph with air-con. https://insideevs.com/news/355390/video ... ange-test/ 155Wh/100km at that speed and air-con is very impres...
by reecho
Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 18:57
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 46
Views: 2570

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

I should pick mine up on the 6th of September. Ceramic Blue Kona Highlander. As I am a full blown nerd, I will spreadsheet the "beep" out of that car. And share if anyone is interested. As a field service engineer, my current average daily drive is spot on 100km. I do drive like a grandma, my curre...