Re: [EVDL] switch DPDT wringing for hi/lo lights

2019-05-11 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Easiest way to wire this circuit: Connect hi and lo beam wires to the two "common" contacts. Measure the hi beam wire connection to the outside contact in the setting for lo beam. Leave that contact open and wire the other 3 outside contacts to +12v if the lights return is ground. Good luck, Cor.

Re: [EVDL] Availability of public chargers - NOT

2019-05-05 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Anecdotal evidence: I have charged a grand total of 1 time at the public charging station across the street, due to not planning ahead. Every other time, I charge at home or work. So, for me the balance lies at over 99% private charging. I suspect others have similar experience and this skews the

Re: [EVDL] Conversion offered for sale

2019-05-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Where is the car located - the question asked by every reader of every "selling local" ad, ever - when posted without identifying where "local" is located... On Thu, May 2, 2019, 5:59 AM EVDL Administrator via EV wrote: > When you're selling your EV or used / surplus EV parts, it's OK to post a

Re: [EVDL] Bless This Mess / Gen1 Leaf towing uhaul trailer nyc2ne1.5k-mi

2019-04-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
May be correlated with early 2013 having the old battery chemistry, recogniseable from black plastic inserts in the modules, while later variants use white plastic inserts. Cor. On Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 8:59 AM Jay Summet via EV wrote: > > > On 4/16/19 5:03 AM, Cor van de Water via

Re: [EVDL] EV Storage

2019-04-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Two other ideas: Use a pool timer, set it to come on 15 mins each day and connect your normal chargers so the batteries get a trickle every day. Or lend your car to someone you trust to use and charge regularly until you return. Make sure they want to use the car, it is the only way to guarantee

Re: [EVDL] Bless This Mess / Gen1 Leaf towing uhaul trailer nyc2ne1.5k-mi

2019-04-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
If the Leaf has side marker lights on the fenders, just ahead of the doors, then it is a 2011 or 2012 model. Those charge at 3kW (L2). If there are no marker lights on the fenders, it is a 2013+ model, which charges at 6kW (L2). By this time the 2011 and 2012 models, if they still have the

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Rivian e-truck box system patents r:230-400mi

2019-03-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Bruce posted this claim in a press release: “Rivian, a Michigan-based startup that could become the first automaker to bring an all-electric pickup truck to market” Ahem, my all electric pickup truck manufactured by US Electricar in 1994 is certainly not the first, I know that in the ‘60s and

Re: [EVDL] tesla to close stores, sell online only

2019-03-13 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I happen to prefer smaller cars, despite being pretty tall. I used to have a colleague who was 7 ft tall and still drove an average midsize car. The only thing he did when buying a different car, was to move his specially made driver seat to the new car. The joke with the extreme compact cars

Re: [EVDL] (metricmind.com links): Supercaps reduce li-ion pack sagging

2019-02-27 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
His use of Supercaps was a bandaid: due to the excessive internal resistance of the LiIon batteries that he found, he had to make up a solution to give him the ability for a short power burst (to merge on freeway for example). Supercaps happened to be on sale, so it worked out for him, but they

Re: [EVDL] EV familiarity

2019-02-17 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Correct, a 240v circuit can overload one leg and the ganged breakers will trip. That is why it has a pair of ganged breakers. Cor. On Sun, Feb 17, 2019, 7:41 PM Robert Bruninga via EV Thanks for your insight. Yes, the breaker will be 20 amps so if anyone > tries to do anything other than a

Re: [EVDL] Oil buying up EVSE.net charging> fossil buy-in

2019-02-17 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
That is where voters come into the picture. Utilities and oil companies can't do anything that the voting majority does not allow, iether directly through their representative lawmakers or indirectly through the regulating PUC. So, go out and vote AND educate other voters what to vote for! Cor.

Re: [EVDL] Using EV to demo emergency power

2019-01-22 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Jay, Agreed that LOTO is the industry practice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockout-tagout I have heard enough stories of divers who refuse to dive for ship maintenance *unless* they are physically carrying *all* keys that can start the engines. Ideally, there is tagged lock they can place so

Re: [EVDL] 18650 cell level fuse wire

2019-01-22 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hi Justin, Thanks for chiming in – very useful info. Another issue and I suspect you have noticed this also: smoke and smell. Somewhere around 1995 I had a colleague who was involved in cost reducing a product design and he too had the same idea of testing PCB traces as fuses to see if he could

Re: [EVDL] 18650 cell level fuse wire

2019-01-21 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I once did a Leaf battery swap for someone planning to add exen more range. Some of his wire and pcb fuse tests are on Youtube, look for Leaf Rex. Cor. On Mon, Jan 21, 2019, 9:10 AM EVDL Administrator via EV On 21 Jan 2019 at 1:18, ken via EV wrote: > > > > What is a 10ths wire? > > > > ten

Re: [EVDL] Rant: not charging in an EVSE spot> extremelyfrustrating

2019-01-19 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
In Netherlands it is common to refer to tricked out trucks and SUVs as “boulevard tractors” because they are all about show with little practical value, while being classified as farm equipment. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Lee Hart via EV Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:27 AM To:

Re: [EVDL] My Experience with eMotorWerks

2019-01-08 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Damon, Thanks for sharing your experience. We are very aware of the issue you are reporting. First a full disclosure: As of this morning (Jan 7, 2019), I will be responsible for all hardware (electronics) development at eMotorWerks. This means I can influence the future (not the past, did not

Re: [EVDL] Making Fun of EV Owners: F-Tesla_chanting trucksICEed/blocked all superEVSE @Sheetz.com NC store

2019-01-06 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hmm, check the law in your state. I believe that the owner (or delegated to manager) of the property has to request a tow, it can’t be just any passer by, police will want to hear from the property responsible person and so will tow companies. There usually are stiff penalties (like, 4x the

Re: [EVDL] 2009 Toyota Prius - A123 Systems Hymotion Kit

2019-01-01 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Do you have info on the dc-dc converter? I have taken a non working Enginer plug in unit apart when it failed after many years of use by previous owner and the dc-dc is likely good, as the battery failed. You can have it for a small amount, it is essentially a 48v to 200v boost converter. Cor. On

Re: [EVDL] Making Fun of EV Owners: F-Tesla_chanting trucksICEed/blocked all superEVSE @Sheetz.com NC store

2018-12-30 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Interesting that California explicitly requires the vehicle to be connected for charging purposes, while Illinois is fine if you park an EV in a charging spot without even bothering to plug in. One of my biggest issues is a local Hospital where one entitled Tesla Model S owner always parks in

Re: [EVDL] fear of hydrogen infrastructure

2018-12-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Without subsidies and a nearby H2 filling station, you would not be driving fuel cell vehicles. And besides, nobody claims H2 does not work. Toyota would not have released a car if it did not work. It is just that it is an answer seeking for a problem to solve, because that answer is what some

Re: [EVDL] fear of hydrogen infrastructure

2018-12-27 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I think we have extensively re-hashed the very reason that Hydrogen is OT for this list. Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Rod Hower via EV Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:40 AM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List; Peri Hartman Cc: Rod Hower Subject: Re: [EVDL] fear of hydrogen

Re: [EVDL] OT: Keeping hydrogen for transportation ?cleaner?

2018-12-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I hear a lot of hand-waving and little data in claims about lots of change in hydrogen technology. For the topic of making transportation hydrogen renewable – nobody is contesting that for the handful of cars that actually drive on Hydrogen, it is simple to switch small scale to use full

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: L3 DC charging leaves L2 AC face-down in the dust

2018-12-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
David, I expect that vehicles will allow both AC and DC charging. So, L2 public charging will still work, as does your convenience charger that you already carry. So this allows charging from the existing L2 network and built-in 6kW charger in the vehicle. But owners (and industry) want faster

Re: [EVDL] NMC chemistry working voltage

2018-12-22 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Note the text in the ad: “Do not use or leave in a car”. So, if you plan on using it as solar battery then fine. If you plan to use it in a vehicle, then you probably have no recourse. The cell type and cooling method looks a lot like VW does (rectangular cells, cooled at the bottom on a cold

Re: [EVDL] 2013-2015 LEAF Battery Pack Install in a 2011-2012 LEAF

2018-12-21 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hi Dex’s Chris, I have worked on a couple dozen Nissan Leaf batteries and I know exactly what you try to do. Unfortunately, the descriptions from the Nissan dealer are deceiving. Let me clarify: The control (round) plug is entirely different between the 2011/12 and later versions Leaf. When a

Re: [EVDL] Recommendations for Maxi-scoot EVs

2018-12-17 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
On Endless Sphere there were plenty people (many Australians for some reason) who drove these bikes a lot and while I have heard about a worn out motor that needed replacement, I have not heard about problems with the controller or motor from overload. No fires in the original configuration as

Re: [EVDL] Recommendations for Maxi-scoot EVs

2018-12-17 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I found the original factory specs of the Vectrix battery supplier a couple years ago and I believe that the max continuous discharge was in the 60-80 Amp range. Originally the Vectrix was designed to have a top speed of about 55 MPH and was already stretching the limit of battery discharge by

Re: [EVDL] Recommendations for Maxi-scoot EVs

2018-12-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Make sure you install good Li-ion pack in the Vectrix. Its NiMH pack is abused with 3x max allowed current draw so it dies an early death. The charger is problematic, but there are good solutions for that, also solving the problems with breaking temp sensors, among other things. Cor. On Sat, Dec

Re: [EVDL] Toyota and the hydrogen wish.

2018-12-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Mark, Why myth of quick refill? Because you need to drive 20 minutes to reach the nearest H2 refueling station *if* there is one in town. Going across the street for half hour Level 3 DC Fast Charge is much quicker than the “convenience” of a “quick” H2 refill and the most convenient refill is

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Toyota dealers say there is no sale$ demand.usforEVs

2018-12-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
But, but, but…. You could refuel a Hydrogen-powered phone in less than 2 minutes! That is impossible with a battery operated phone! We *neeed* Hydrogen powered phones and a convenient Hydrogen refueling infrastructure for all those people who depend on their phones! They cannot possibly be

[EVDL] 10 gifts for EV lovers

2018-12-13 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Or so the article claims. Just in time for Christmas? https://insideevs.com/lists/10-gifts-for-ev-lover/ Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Toyota dealers say there is no sale$ demand.us forEVs

2018-12-13 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I am wondering if Toyota (who against everyone’s warnings, drank the cool-aid and invested in Hydrogen) feels burned with developing new technology, comfortably milking their Hybrid technology that is now present in vehicle big and small and they feel no need to change that. Or this was purely

Re: [EVDL] Buying a leaf, SOH, GID etc

2018-12-12 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
State of Health. Essentially the percentage of capacity compared to new. So 68% of 24kWh for a 2011-2015 or a 2016 S. Or 68% of 30kWh for a 2016 SL or SV or a 2017 Leaf. Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: George Tyler via EV Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:55 PM To:

Re: [EVDL] 600 dollar answer to a 3000 dollar problem.

2018-12-12 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I did not know that planes had cigarette lighter sockets… It sounds as if the ad was directly taken from a car and replaced car with plane and garage with hangar. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Jay Summet via EV Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:47 AM To: ev@lists.evdl.org Cc: Jay

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Musk walked-back on PV roof option> too small asurface

2018-12-09 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Ah, but that car was *designed* to be efficient to the extreme! Then you are not wasting a big chunk of the precious solar power on house loads, but *everything* possible goes into the battery! Dutch engineering frugality at its best  (Dutch are known to be frugal – going Dutch, remember?) Cor.

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Musk walked-back on PV roof option> too small asurface

2018-12-09 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Teslas use approx. 300-500 Watts of power to run house loads (computers, coolant pumps, fans, DC/DC converters and so on) while charging. The roof of a modern car is only in the order of 10 square feet of flat surface, maybe a little more, but soon you are hitting the windshield, back window or

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Electrification juices tuner/hot-rodder/customizerculture

2018-12-08 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Oh help, the sky is falling! Obviously, messing with 1000 hp engines with excessive temperatures, pressures, fast-rotating parts and explosive fuels is perfectly safe, it is the invisible electricity that is the killer…. Seriously – use (or install on your conversion) the service disconnect and

Re: [EVDL] poor 2011 Leaf performance

2018-12-06 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
, which >>>>>you're assuming is >>>>>100% - 15% - 3 * 6.25% = 66% of 24 kWh, or about 16 kWh, correct? >>>>> >>>>>In my case, with between 8 and 9 capacity bars, that would be >>>>>100% - 15% - 2.5 * 6.25% = 69%, >>>

Re: [EVDL] Nissan fob compatibility

2018-12-05 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Nissan Sunnyvale. This was for the car that I swapped complete battery pack, so it had to be reprogrammed anyway and they were OK with doing both battery programming and adding a FOB for the minimum service fee ($160) which I needed to pay anyway for the battery swap. Cor. Sent from Mail for

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: CAD35k funky 2seat 17.6kWh EV> 2019 Smart Cabrio(L2@3kW-only) r-epa:101km/63mi

2018-12-05 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Before 2008 smart was only available in USA as grey import. So, a USA-focused article can easily say that the smart has been around for 10 years (in the USA) even though you saw them 2 decades ago if your field of view extends beyond the US borders…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_(marque)

Re: [EVDL] poor 2011 Leaf performance

2018-12-04 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Capacity bars are not linear. The 12 bar display is actually anything from 85% to 100% capacity. Below that, every bar stands for 6.25% if I am not mistaken (quoting from memory) So 7 bar capacity can be as low as 100 – 15 – 4 x 6.25% = 60% so less than 15kWh. Also, there is a reason it is

Re: [EVDL] Tesla battery cells (no BMS) burst into flame...

2018-12-04 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I rather have someone who learns the hard way and posts about it, so everyone else who cares can avoid the mistakes he made, than someone who stays away from it all because it sounds too dangerous. BTW, this will not count as a Tesla fire, it is a bunch of cells in an old buggy, nobody who

Re: [EVDL] Tesla battery cells (no BMS) burst into flame...

2018-12-04 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
The video does not specify what went wrong to cause the first cell(s) into thermal runaway and catch on fire. The Tesla Li cells may potentially do that if (internally) shorted due to manufacturing defect or failure to maintain them within required voltage range. The cells may have been charged

Re: [EVDL] Nissan fob compatibility

2018-12-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I know for a fact that a 2013 (4-button) FOB can be programmed on a 2011/12 (3-button), it will only leave a (non serious) DTC in the car’s memory due to the incompatible 4th (charging port) button. I used that on my 2011 that I only received 1 FOB for from the previous owner. Whether you can

Re: [EVDL] Tesla battery cells (no BMS) burst into flame...

2018-12-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Listen especially to the end of that video. Not only no BMS, but also no coolant, for which the Tesla pack was designed. I presume it was (over) charging the cells when it went into runaway, turning the cells into something resembling live ammo (per the question from the FD). Saw the burning cell

Re: [EVDL] EV emission limits

2018-11-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Don't forget that engineers find ways to make decent antennas many times smaller than actual wavelength. For example by folding or by creating resonant loops. Often this happens by accident. A small dc-dc converter running below 1MHz but where caps are placed slightly too far from the chip and

Re: [EVDL] ?Is this an EV or Watt?: ?Is it a Volt, Bolt, Prius?>crashed in Canby-OR

2018-11-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Differential Voltage. Similar to emergency handling of a downed power line: do not take big steps to get away from the line, you may bridge a large enough voltage in the ground with your legs, to send a dangerous current through your body. If a live circuit or a lightning strike power the water

Re: [EVDL] anti-EV Clarkson sez range-ometer is weird, speculative-misery, angst-fraught

2018-11-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
…. Want to read more? Start your free trial…. Unless an article is accessible to all, it has no point posting it here. Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: paul dove via EV Sent: Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:42 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Cc: paul dove; brucedp5 Subject: Re:

Re: [EVDL] NICAD Batteries

2018-11-01 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Yup, *very* messy if you fill a battery first and then charge, unless you enjoy dealing with overflowing electrolyte. On Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 8:58 PM John Lussmyer via EV On Thu Nov 01 20:26:52 PDT 2018 bhensle...@msn.com said: > >They were military surplus. I have not tested the cells/batteries >

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: $20/100mi sparkcharge> L3 recharges @1mi/min (v)

2018-10-31 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Something does not make sense to me: One backpack sized unit probably holds about 5kWh of usable energy. The quoted price of $20 for 100 miles range would mean that this device, which is indeed very handy and can be life-saving, can add about 20 miles to the range of a Leaf, so you would need to

Re: [EVDL] Nissan pack price /place

2018-10-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Ken, I have found packs on Ebay but prices have gone through the roof. One year ago I bought several packs from LKQ, but they no longer have stock all the times I called in the last months. I found one of my last packs at a local dismantler who posted it on Craigslist. Another pack came straight

Re: [EVDL] Disassembling a Nissan pack

2018-10-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Roger, They are fine, provided they are not charged to the max. I have had packs sit around for months as loose cells and I have almost 12,000 miles on them after recompressing in a different configuration in my EV truck. Cor. On Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 7:01 PM Roger Daisley via EV wrote: > I am

Re: [EVDL] led t8 powered by dc battery

2018-10-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
LED TL bulbs that I have seen have a high voltage series connection of LEDs. Either ~24 LEDs in series for about 90VDC of supply and several series strings connected in parallel, Or a single string and a high voltage inverter (special ballast) required. You would need to cut and somehow connect

Re: [EVDL] Nissan Leaf key: $300! Yikes

2018-10-13 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I meant on the key fob. For the 2011 and 2012 there is only a dash handle to open the door latch. The 2013+ has an electric latch opener, so theoretically it can be opened remotely, but the functions on the wireless interface are severely limited. Cor. On Sat, Oct 13, 2018, 10:39 AM Lawrence

Re: [EVDL] Nissan Leaf key: $300! Yikes

2018-10-13 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I got only one key with one of my Leafs, so i bought a used key fob off Craigslist and a cheap uncut key off Ebay and had it cut by a local keysmith. Several weeks later i was going in for service at my local dealer, brought the 2nd key and asked them to register the key as part of the service,

[EVDL] Bosch 240V 16 Amp L2 charger 3, 840 Watt EL-51245 new in box.

2018-10-07 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Anybody interested in this indoor/outdoor L2 charger from Bosch? Asking $250, less than half new price. Was never installed, still new in box. https://smile.amazon.com/Bosch-EV210-Cable-Charging-Station/dp/B07BLF4FWN/ref=sr_1_1 I can send some pictures when you are interested. Especially useful

[EVDL] Nissan Leaf HV battery connector available

2018-10-07 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I know some here have asked how to get the connector that plugs into the Nissan Leaf’s battery HV connector. I am talking about the big connector with 2 round pins, carrying over 200 Amps from the pack to the inverter. It has 3 latches and because it is so difficult to remove, dismantlers often

Re: [EVDL] Products with temperature sensing in the AC plug?

2018-09-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Is this recent patent what Nissan had in their Leaf’s convenience charger, Because of the 2 variants of the 12A charger, the narrow bodied one has a temp sensor in the plug. That is probably *after* 2011 as I think that the narrow body convenience charger was the 2nd iteration; the wide bodied

Re: [EVDL] Looking for Rotary Hall-effect throttle or 10k pot withcenter "bump"

2018-09-19 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Typically, return to center is achieved with an (adjustable) spring if the motor is sent forward/backward by the controller from a single potmeter movement; or is your original pot not a standard 3-wire (top, bottom, wiper) version? Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: David Nelson via EV

Re: [EVDL] Are these good batteries? How many in parallel to beuseful?

2018-09-18 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
The only way to get the sellers to quote accurate numbers is by making it more painful to overstate their numbers than to quote the actual lower numbers. I have regularly ordered USB power banks with wildly exaggerated claims, some promise a small cell phone size device with 200,000mAh capacity.

Re: [EVDL] Large Format Cells vs. Small Format Cells for EVs

2018-09-09 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Mark, I think it is a fallacy to consider all large format cells as single point of failure, the prismatic cells that i have seen opened all consisted of multiple cells internally, sometimes several dozen thin pouch cells with their terminals clamped together, for example 20 cells of 5Ah stuffed

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: (ak47)Kalashnikov CV-1 r:320km ts:80kpm> (a pr tool)

2018-08-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I think it will go over real well when you tell your colleagues: I will bring my Kalashnikov tomorrow! Cor. On Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 7:11 PM brucedp5 via EV wrote: > > > > http://www.calvertjournal.com/news/show/10607/kalashnikov-tesla-soviet-style-electric-super-car-kombi > Kalashnikov wants to

Re: [EVDL] Testing batteries

2018-08-17 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Lee, I have a tow dolly (2 wheel, single axle where you can attach the driven wheels of a towed vehicle). This is a well used but useful tool, once in a while. Reason to buy instead of rent one was that i did not have a vehicle that U-haul approves of for renting their dolly. I have rented it out

Re: [EVDL] LEAF cells under load

2018-08-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
The Leaf has i believe a 90kW motor, so at about 370v it should draw almost 250amp to reach that power. The battery pack has a 225amp fuse, which allows excursions above that amperage, but not for too long. So your max of 160amp sounds pretty doable. I know others who routinely draw peaks of up tp

Re: [EVDL] ChargePoint usage

2018-08-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Rod, Even with all the historic data, you can’t predict when an EV’er in emergency need of some juice will arrive, so it is good habit to free up a charger when not actively charging there (or post instructions in your windshield how/when unplugging is allowed if there is the possibility to use

Re: [EVDL] Shorai LiFePO4 LFX36L3-BS12 Longevity Reviews

2018-08-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Mark, I presume that your boat engine has an alternator and is generating 14v as long as it keeps running, so not too likely that your boat suddenly dies in the middle of the lake, but good to have backup. That said, your 4lbs battery probably has between 200 to 300 Wh of capacity at best, using

Re: [EVDL] Lithium Ion buddy pairing? (Waselectriccarpartscompany.com?)

2018-08-06 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I have experience with LiFePO4 that discharged to below 1V and reviving them. Some rebounded and were fine, with very low self-discharge even after many months of sitting at 3.2V. However, a few did not take a charge but instead turned into resistors and with continued (low current) charging,

Re: [EVDL] Charging load on the grid (NOT)

2018-07-30 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Another data point to consider: The *cheapest* (base tariff) rate of household electricity here in Silicon Valley has now been raised above $0.21 per kWh. If you go over your baseline (about 11 kWh/day) then price increases over 30c/kWh which almost everyone hits. So, the rate of financial

Re: [EVDL] Charging load on the grid (NOT)

2018-07-30 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
LED prices are much more competitive than you put in your calculation. Almost every LED that I see can be had for $5 or less. Best selling on Amazon is a good quality, non-dimming LED for $1.39 when you buy a 16 pack ($22.22 for the pack)

Re: [EVDL] Charging load on the grid (corrected)

2018-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Excuse me, i think Bob said 50 lights, 5h, 75w so that is in the order of 20kWh, not 150. So it is maybe twice as much as avg, not 10x. With the 15+ kWh Bob can save with LEDs, he can drive approx 50-60 miles a day. BTW, Lee, you are not alone. My daily commute is 35 mi round trip. Cor. On Sat,

Re: [EVDL] Advice on CAM72Fi vs. leaf cells

2018-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
You realize that Leaf modules are two cells in series? Though i would be uncomfortable to have two packs in parallel without good info on charge and discharge conditions. Also, Leaf cells deteriorate so many loose modules you buy online are not the capacity you think, may be as low as 40Ah instead

Re: [EVDL] Charging load on the grid (NOT)

2018-07-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Jay, So a tankless heatpump water heater would be the ultimate: no massive electrical load (less than a dryer) to make instant hot water, so also no loss from storing hot water? Cor. On Thu, Jul 26, 2018, 6:47 PM Jay Summet via EV wrote: > > On 07/26/2018 02:38 PM, Lee Hart via EV wrote: > > >

Re: [EVDL] Charging load on the grid (NOT)

2018-07-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
In support of Lee’s recommendation: When I discovered that my water heater was 17 years old, I found a cheap (dented, customer return) tankless Rinnai RU-80e which was bolted to the back of the house, next to the original heater cabinet (so I now have an extra closet) and I love how we can set

Re: [EVDL] Charging load on the grid (NOT)

2018-07-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Matt, I know families who turn on every single light in their home the entire day, even at night all lights (except in the bedroom) are blasting. I know this, because my daughter was in the house and turned off all lights in unoccupied rooms. As soon as the wife came home, she turned on every

Re: [EVDL] Reduce EV: Charging load on the grid ...

2018-07-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
cannot take a continuous  high current. From: EV on behalf of Cor van de Water via EV Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:46 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Cc: Cor van de Water; brucedp5 Subject: Re: [EVDL] Reduce EV: Charging load on the grid ...   Bruce, If you ever saw the old LEDs, I

Re: [EVDL] Reposting, Still Need Help, 86 Year Old Uncle Still TryingAfter 34 Years to Get Bucket List GE EV1-B Based EV Car Running

2018-07-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Not that I remember that this was a requirement for the GE EV1 controller. That would also not have worked for my controller, since the converter retained the automatic transmission, So as soon as the vehicle was started, the controller started “idling” the motor, to keep the automatic

Re: [EVDL] Reduce EV: Charging load on the grid ...

2018-07-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Bruce, If you ever saw the old LEDs, I received one from my dad in the early 80s and while their life is astonishing, they will run for decades and still work, they are no comparison to modern LEDs for 2 major reasons: - There was no white. LEDs came in red, yellow, green and that was pretty

Re: [EVDL] Reposting, Still Need Help, 86 Year Old Uncle Still TryingAfter 34 Years to Get Bucket List GE EV1-B Based EV Car Running

2018-07-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I had a 1989 Ford Ranger from the city of Santa Rosa that was converted to electric somewhere around 1994 in Grass Valley. It used the 120V variant of the GE forklift drive. Service manuals were not easy to dig through, but in my experience, there is very little that goes wrong with the

Re: [EVDL] Gas tax repeal events.

2018-07-18 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
As we probably all know, the gas tax is too low to pay for the damage done, so if anything, it should go up, to account for the saying "the polluter pays". Cor. On Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 6:31 PM Gail Lucas via EV wrote: > I don't know, was just guessing at the possible motivation the gas tax >

Re: [EVDL] Swapping Leaf packs

2018-07-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hi Gary, I developed a method to swap packs, it depends on whether you want to involve Nissan to reprogram the BMS, so you can swap the complete pack, or not and then you must open the pack (cut the glue that keeps the shell together) and swap the internals. I have done swaps where I have

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: €750k Alieno 5,221hp HyperEV.bg r:634mi

2018-07-11 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Chris, It probably helps to realize that their largest battery alone weighs about 3,000 lbs, so add its support/enclosure and assume that they have been able to push the envelope and the battery is almost half the weight of the vehicle, then you see it is about 3 metric tonnes of car, which will

Re: [EVDL] Tesla Tap...I bought one.

2018-06-29 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
As i understand the way Tesla Superchargers work, they identify the individual vehicle, so they verify how fast charging is allowed for that vehicle and if charging needs to be paid or is free. So, there is literally zero chance that a Leaf with this converter plugged in will be provided with DC

Re: [EVDL] Tesla Tap...I bought one.

2018-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hi Lawrence, I am happy to see you so enthusiast, but you realize that this is just a plug converter, similar to when you travel to Europe and need a little plastic box to plug in your flat blade US laptop or USB charger, and insert the converter’s round pins into the EU outlet. Same here – the

Re: [EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I have 2 full Leaf packs in my truck. Since my motor controller does both driving and charging (and regen, which is essentially charging from the motor) there are no diodes, the two packs are always in parallel. I did put a 200a fuse in each parallel string so that a failure in one pack or a short

Re: [EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
If your controller and charger can go up to 130V then use all 48 modules in 3 strings of 16. I typically stop charging the Leaf pack at around 390-395V because no cell should go above 4.12V for best longevity. So divide by 3 and you get 130 – 132V max. Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From:

Re: [EVDL] Juicebox

2018-06-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
for Windows 10 From: ROBERT via EV Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 9:34 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Cc: ROBERT Subject: Re: [EVDL] Juicebox Cor van de Water, after you installed the xfmr, where did you get the ground? From: EV on behalf of Cor van de Water via EV

Re: [EVDL] Juicebox

2018-06-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
this gives some background – as far as I am aware. Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Willie via EV Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 11:03 AM To: ev@lists.evdl.org Cc: Willie Subject: Re: [EVDL] Juicebox On 06/15/2018 12:12 PM, Cor van de Water via EV wrote: > Hi Damon, > That would

Re: [EVDL] Juicebox

2018-06-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Paul, I will ask around about this. I had a similar problem (not JuiceBox related) where my US Electricar S10 had internal GFCI detection on the incoming AC line. It usually worked on 110V and it probably also should work on a residential 240V which is 2 balanced 120V legs, but the place where I

Re: [EVDL] Juicebox

2018-06-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
on architecture (buck or boost or both) and max current. Hope this clarifies, Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Evan Tuer via EV Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 10:28 AM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Cc: Evan Tuer Subject: Re: [EVDL] Juicebox On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 6:12 PM, Cor van de Water

Re: [EVDL] Juicebox

2018-06-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hi Damon, That would be me  Although the JuiceBox is created by another department, I was an early adopter and participated in the very first Kickstarter for the JuiceBox. With the 50 Amp outlet and the 40 Amp JuiceBox you are prepared to enjoy faster charging of other vehicles, even of

[EVDL] 24V contactors GE IC 4482

2018-05-19 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I have a set of 80-100 Amp contactors that I removed from an EV100 forklift drive. 3 are standard contactors, plus one pair set up as reversing contactors with double throw contacts to reverse a Series motor. Apparently one contactor was replaced in this drive, as one is not 24V but 36V and much

Re: [EVDL] Lithium drop in replacements.

2018-05-12 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I also did tests on LiFePO4 cells and while self-discharge was low, I was able to prove from my measurements over many weeks, that there is was about a factor 2 difference in self-discharge current between the best and worst cell. Sample size was over 40 cells. This is exactly what the author

Re: [EVDL] EVtransition.in : needs an EVSE infrastructure> (motorcycle-pih)

2018-05-05 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
The majority of the 3-wheeled mini-taxi's (autoriksja or simply "auto" in India, tuk-tuk elsewhere) are "leased" to a driver in an informal way: someone with a bit of money to invest (privately) buys a vehicle, then on a day to day or month to month basis gives it to one or more drivers who

Re: [EVDL] Nikola Motor sues Tesla over design patent violation

2018-05-02 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Sounds like "and if you can't win, sue them." I put the pics of the two trucks next to each other and can't see much similarities other than that they both have wheels, sweeping windshields and streamlined face, but just about every new designed vehicle rendering has the same. -Original

Re: [EVDL] Charging station density

2018-05-01 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
st part of it is, in places that it’s normally hard to find parking, there > is usually an EV charging space open and charging cost is cheaper than the > parking rate in most areas! > > In the US the Tesla stations seen pretty widespread- too bad they didn’t add > at least one non-Tesla

[EVDL] Charging station density

2018-05-01 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
For those of you living in rural USA or other hinterland where there is no public charger within range of your EV, don't be jealous of the coastal areas where you can actually find a handful of chargers within reach - because I was shocked (pun unintended) to see the density of charging locations

Re: [EVDL] Weird DC-DC problem

2018-04-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Jim is on the right path, but there is more: - DC/DC may see too little input voltage OR it may see so much high frequency noise, that its output voltage comparator gets offset by (rectified) noise and tells the DC/DC to lower the output voltage. - or your measurement of output voltage is somehow

Re: [EVDL] Fires in hybrid vehicles.

2018-04-18 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Lawrence, Plenty gasoline cars burn out every single day, without the help of a Hybrid pack and you hardly ever hear a big deal about that, I have no data that says that the many millions of Hybrid vehicles have a different rate of ignition. The case is different for self-built/converted cars

Re: [EVDL] Adding J1772 Plug to a conversion

2018-04-17 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
All the so-called convenience chargers were 120V only with J1772 plug (until recently, I have seen at least one OEM dual voltage one) so that is why the J1772 standard has both 120V and 208/240V levels. And indeed, the EVSE receives phase, neutral and ground in those cases. So yeah, the charger

Re: [EVDL] Adding J1772 Plug to a conversion

2018-04-17 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Sorry, Damon was the original poster. Cor. -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Cor van de Water via EV Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:22 AM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Cc: Cor van de Water Subject: Re: [EVDL] Adding J1772 Plug

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