Re: [EVDL] % Google Maps is NOT a reliable tool to find EVSE % (goog-pr)

2019-05-01 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 5/1/19 8:50 AM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote: On 30 Apr 2019 at 4:16, David Nelson via EV wrote: Plugshare.com lists stations in Europe. Maybe someone who has been to France can comment on the reliability of it. Thanks for the reference, but that's actually why I posted that question.

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars (charging while parked)

2018-10-22 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
This actually makes sense - especially if you have lots of batteries in the RV as well. I think it would also be possible to use the EV as the Large Battery for your RV, but Tesla may not allow such a modification. Cheers, Peter On 10/22/18 6:47 AM, Bobby Keeland via EV wrote: My wife and I

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Ford 76kWh WORK XL(StreetScooter) e-van> DHL.de-only

2018-10-17 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
One can indeed hope.  I HAD an Azure motor and controller - worked great most of the time (over heated too much in San Diego). Wonderful debug capabilities, too.  *sigh* On 10/17/18 4:41 AM, AL SWACKHAMMER via EV wrote: One can only hope that StreetScooter doesn't meet the same demise as

Re: [EVDL] Why I Won't Buy a Tesla, Edison-Tesla Deja Vu

2018-10-16 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
There are other used EVs worth purchasing.  I just bought a 2016 VW E-Golf for my commute.  S much nicer than my homebuilt EV - has airbags, seriously nice stereo, power steering and brakes, AND WORKING AIRCON! OK, sorry about the caps there, but hey, working aircon in an EV is a wonder

Re: [EVDL] Odp: Motorcycle hub motor setup

2018-10-15 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
There are a lot of off-the-shelf controllers out there now, see if this helps: https://www.monsterscooterparts.com/trsc/rec-categories/controllers1 You may end up having to replace the motor as well. Best of luck!     Peter On 10/15/18 12:38 PM, Artur Kubik via EV wrote: I bought Zap at 2010

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: ID/authentication-sys in EV's charging port (v)

2018-05-02 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 5/1/18 8:24 PM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote: On 1 May 2018 at 20:14, brucedp5 via EV wrote: After plugging the charging connector into the vehicle, a secure, encrypted data connection is established. Over that, the identity of the car can be established and the charging begun, without

Re: [EVDL] Another recommendation for a drive way protection circuit....

2018-01-10 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
I've driven off with cars that have battery tenders installed and plugs not visible.  Bad scene. Here is what I did for my EV (see the second picture) so I couldn't ignore the plug: http://cruzware.com/peter/blog/?p=115 Cheers, Peter On 1/10/18 4:13 AM, paul dove via EV wrote: The lock is

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Flying e-Hovercycle, e-motorcycle, auton patrol nEV, e-Robocop @Gitex in UAE

2017-10-15 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 10/15/17 9:17 AM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote: On 15 Oct 2017 at 14:24, Rod Hower via EV wrote: Hovercycle? Looks more like a human food processor.  Who comes up with this stuff? The other question is, who would want to USE it? It looks like an alien UFO from a low budget horror film.

Re: [EVDL] Electric compressor for EV+Battery heating (heat pump)

2017-04-09 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
PM, Peter C. Thompson via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org <mailto:ev@lists.evdl.org>> wrote: You can also get heating pads designed for lead-acid batteries - these tend to be rugged and acid proof. Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I8VL16/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_enco

Re: [EVDL] Electric compressor for EV+Battery heating (heat pump)

2017-04-09 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
You can also get heating pads designed for lead-acid batteries - these tend to be rugged and acid proof. Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I8VL16/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8=ECZS9XXRJF00=I1DAV5PWDDSP7T Cheers, Peter On 4/9/17 9:07 AM, ROBERT via EV wrote: Why re-invent the

Re: [EVDL] A. D. Little EV vs ICE report

2016-12-11 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Also: In 2001, ADL wrote a Philip Morris-funded report saying that smoking can help Czech economy:Public Finance Balance of Smoking in the Czech Republic . Cheers On 12/11/16 6:40 PM, Peri Hartman via EV

Re: [EVDL] Fwd: EVLN: GM's 1st 200mi EV will launch as a driverless (autonomous) Lyft platform

2016-07-26 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
While Peri does have a point, it is extremely pessimistic to say that we will never get to the "good enough" stage. There are some very talented software engineers working on this problem. Working in a similar fashion to coding for the space program. When you have enough talented engineers

Re: [EVDL] 12v tales

2016-06-07 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Completely agree - with a small reservation: You don't want to use a no-name converter in your expensive car. I made that mistake once, won't do it again. I will only use name-brand equipment. In my EV's case, I'm using the Meanwell 750W 15V (SP-750-15). I've turned the voltage down to

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: LEAF goes wireless EVSE in the interest of science

2016-05-19 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Peter, Wireless power transfer efficiency (end-to-end) is above 90%. A google search of "wireless EV charging efficiency" shows several companies claiming this (including mine). All of the major OEMs are looking into wireless charging as a long-term solution, and are working very hard on

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: What You Need To Know To Wire A Garage EVSE

2016-03-07 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
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Re: [EVDL] EVLN: What You Need To Know To Wire A Garage EVSE

2016-03-07 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
on the cord, it still does not make sense to expect people to install a 6-50 where they most likely already have a 14-50 and you encounter the 14-50 when you are out and about as RV outlet. Cor On Mar 7, 2016, at 9:07 AM, Peter C. Thompson via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: What You Need To Know To Wire A Garage EVSE

2016-03-07 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 3/7/16 10:01 AM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote: On 7 Mar 2016 at 9:07, Peter C. Thompson via EV wrote: The hard-wired chargers can use the plug of your choice - as long as the current capacity is sufficient. I may be remembering wrong, but I think that adding a cord and plug to a device

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: What You Need To Know To Wire A Garage EVSE

2016-03-07 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
To add to this conversation, here are some commercial chargers: Clipper Creek LCS-20P - uses 14-30 plug. LCS-25P also uses 14-30. The HCS-40P uses the 6-50. GE EVWSWBC-CP01 uses the 6-50 plug. AeroVironment EV station (7kw) uses the 6-40 plug. Juicebox 40A uses the 14-50 plug. AeroVironment

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: What You Need To Know To Wire A Garage EVSE

2016-03-07 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
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Re: [EVDL] Utility NRG selling off it's EVSE> giving 'green' the heave-ho

2016-03-04 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Blink chargers? No, you are much better off with other equipment. The chargers at work are off at least 1/4 of the time. Cheers, Peter On 3/4/16 3:48 AM, Paul Dove via EV wrote: Be nice if the liquidated some charging equipment at auction. Sent from my iPad On Mar 4, 2016, at 2:15 AM,

Re: [EVDL] Leaf range extender

2016-02-17 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
The only reason for the range extender is to get your EV to a place that it normally could not reach. I've seriously considered building one for my 914, as my range is only 70 miles. Yes, the mileage is worse when using the extender, that is to be expected. However, the range extender is probably

Re: [EVDL] How to learn to love stoplights and your electric car

2015-10-12 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
inductive charging on freeways and major arterials, perhaps it could succeed. Only small batteries would be needed. But this seems just as unlikely to me. Peri -- Original Message -- From: "Peter C. Thompson via EV" <ev@lists.evdl.org> To: ev@lists.evdl.org Sent: 12-Oct

Re: [EVDL] How to learn to love stoplights and your electric car

2015-10-12 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
The standards for this "semi-dynamic" charging have not seriously begun. We are only working on static charging right now. Of course, there are experiments to test out dynamic and semi-dynamic charging, there isn't anything set up yet for the command The other thing this article oddly

Re: [EVDL] Employer EVSE installations vs. near-future trends

2015-10-11 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 10/11/15 6:32 AM, Willie2 via EV wrote: On 10/11/2015 08:03 AM, Chris Tromley via EV wrote: So I find myself rather embarrassingly ill-equipped to advise my employer about installing EVSE stations. I can get to work and back OK if I drive conscientiously, but not during winter. An EVSE

Re: [EVDL] [SPAM?] Re: [SPAM?] Re: Besot helmetless AZ e-cyclist lost-balance, fell & fatally struck head

2015-09-26 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
No different than a private airplane. If one crashes it is big, big news. If a car crashes, who cares? I can't wait for the news droids to go nuts when an electric airplane crashes. *sigh* Cheers! On 9/26/15 5:58 PM, Mike Nickerson via EV wrote: I'm not saying that is the way it should

Re: [EVDL] hub motor cooling ac motor

2015-09-10 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
I bolted a fan directly on my air-cooled AC motor, and that helped, but in this case, it will need a directed airflow to help cool the motor. If that doesn't help enough, insert a misting nozzle into the airflow. However, before doing anything drastic, attach a digital thermometer to the

[EVDL] Wireless Power Transfer - 93 to 95% efficiency

2015-09-09 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Folks, Here is an article on one of my competitors showing their technology at IAA. They are claiming 93 to 95% efficiency. http://powerpulse.net/story.php?storyID=32922 (Sorry about all the ads on powerpulse, but I couldn't find a better source for the story). Cheers, Peter

Re: [EVDL] [SPAM?] Re: [SPAM?] Re: EVs Here, There and Everywhere

2015-08-30 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Mike, I used to run an EV-Builders club at my work. We had a few regulars, and a lot of interest, but then the production EVs came along, and it was back to the few regulars only. I disbanded the club last year due to lack of interest. Likewise, for Earth-day, we had about 4 EV

Re: [EVDL] self driving cars

2015-04-08 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Mike, I think you are absolutely correct. There are a LOT of people and companies heavily invested in the V2V communication, specifically for the use cases you describe below. 802.11p (aka DSRC) is an international standard working towards this. Naturally, since this is a standard, it

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: 18 wing-motor NASA electric aircraft concept r:200mi

2015-03-22 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 3/22/15 9:42 AM, Lee Hart via EV wrote: brucedp5 via EV wrote: http://www.itproportal.com/2015/03/17/nasa-testing-electric-aircraft-wacky-design-concept/ NASA testing an all electric aircraft with wacky design concept Why does the author feel the need to put wacky in the title? The wing

Re: [EVDL] Fwd: Calling all owners of cheap Chinese EV's? (the Jonway Massimo / Mullen 100e / Atomic-EV / etc)

2015-03-06 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
I wish you luck. I've not had a lot of luck with my chinese controller. It *is* possible to get info on the controller, but only if you can find someone at one of the companies that sells the parts. As an aside, I *was* able to get a CD with some update software, but it was a major struggle

Re: [EVDL] Help! - Double motor failure!

2015-02-28 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Dan, The only way I can think to do this is to build it yourself with an Arduino or something similar. This would involve an Arduino board, an ADC shield, and a LCD display. I've got something similar that I used for testing my conversion. Feel free to contact me offline if you are

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Weirdest-Sexy L3 EVSE Ad @FamilyMart.jp (v)

2015-02-27 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Family Mart is really, really big in Japan. Lawson's and 7-11 are about as big. I'm not sure of the market share, but from what I saw there, those are the big three. The other thing to remember is that parking in Japan is really difficult. Worse that NYC from what I've been told. O_O

Re: [EVDL] What is needed to build a successful practical solar vehicle.

2015-02-14 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Completely agree with this approach, with one addition: 3D modeling software. Design your vehicle and test it before you build it. EAA can help you there as well. Cheers! Peter On 2/14/15 12:00 AM, Cor van de Water via EV wrote: My father has (a long time ago) built several custom

Re: [EVDL] Portable EVSE: Turning over a new Leaf...

2014-12-14 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 12/14/14, 1:51 PM, Chris Tromley via EV wrote: On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Mark Abramowitz ma...@enviropolicy.com wrote: On Dec 14, 2014, at 6:24 AM, Chris Tromley via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Honda in particular sees itself as an engine company. EVs are seen as a threat to the

Re: [EVDL] Portable EVSE: Turning over a new Leaf...

2014-12-14 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
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Re: [EVDL] Portable EVSE: Turning over a new Leaf...

2014-12-14 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 12/14/14, 2:17 PM, Chris Tromley wrote: On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 5:09 PM, Peter C. Thompson via EV ev@lists.evdl.org mailto:ev@lists.evdl.orgwrote: Interesting. Yet they are also very involved with standards for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. I

Re: [EVDL] OT: EVLN status ... weather, atmospheric river

2014-12-11 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Best of luck Bruce! I used to live in Berkeley and Santa Cruz (should explain a bit about me, eh? ;) - lots of rain in the flats can be scary - almost as scary as lots of rain in the hills (those hills slide way too easy). Stay dry! On 12/11/14, 7:22 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote: I have

Re: [EVDL] DC-DC Cooling

2014-10-07 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 10/7/14, 9:02 PM, John Lussmyer via EV wrote: On Tue Oct 07 19:05:39 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: From: John Lussmyer via EV ev@lists.evdl.org ... when I'm running 40A continuous load... Wow, what the heck are you running? That seems like a very high load, even with lights on. Are

Re: [EVDL] DC-DC Cooling

2014-10-06 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Have you measured the temp on any of the units? It is possible that one of the bricks is not behaving. Failing that, you might want to redo the heatsink with some serious extruded aluminum. Cheers! On 10/6/14, 4:21 PM, John Lussmyer via EV wrote: I think I'm going to have to figure out how

Re: [EVDL] EValert: !Don't buy a salvaged Tesla EV to repair drive! (video)

2014-10-05 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Sadly, due to my exposure to OEM representatives (auto makers), I can safely say that they will cut every penny out where they can. For example, I was talking to one standards representative (I won't say the company name, as it is pretty much the same everywhere), and they could not support

Re: [EVDL] Under Body Pan

2014-09-18 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Buddy, I actually installed an air dam to improve the airflow. I also added some air guides on the side of the car to help direct airflow around the passenger compartment. It really depends on the aerodynamics of your car as to what would improve it. I got lucky in that a professor did

Re: [EVDL] Pack voltage

2014-09-13 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Which BMS do you have? What sorts of alarms has it given? If there have been no alarms, then it is most likely a loose connection. Try re-torqueing all of your battery connections. You can also measure all of the cells after a long drive - they should all be very close to each other in

[EVDL] Pipistrel electric airplane

2014-08-24 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Folks, Looks like people are finally taking electric propulsion seriously. :) The Pipistrel WATTsUP (yeah, lousy name) has 1.5 hours flight time. Using AC motor and 17kWh pack. Here's the press release:

Re: [EVDL] Pipistrel electric airplane

2014-08-24 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
that they claim to get 13% (of what?) back during landings. I presume they are doing regen by autorotating the prop. Couldn't find any specs - cruise speed, etc. Peri -- Original Message -- From: Peter C. Thompson via EV ev@lists.evdl.org To: Jan Steinman via EV ev@lists.evdl.org Sent: 24

Re: [EVDL] Is your EV doing enough?

2014-08-16 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 8/16/14, 5:44 AM, Paul Wujek via EV wrote: On 14-08-16 12:50 AM, Mike Scott via EV wrote: I just got the 2014 though, with the tiny little badge... If you really want the bigger badge you can probably go to the dealer and order one. Or, get some custom made vinyl that screams ELECTRIC, as

Re: [EVDL] Flooded lead-acid ooopsie and how to correct best?

2014-08-12 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Another option is to add in an automatic water refill system, similar to this: http://www.aquapro.net/overview_what.html Cheers! On 8/12/14, 10:54 AM, Roland via EV wrote: Just type in your search engine: Flip Top Battery Vent Caps No need to remove any battery caps. Just open the top and

Re: [EVDL] AC or DC? : EV Conversion advice

2014-08-10 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
I started with the AC24, and now have an 80kw BLDC motor and controller. Lots of pep, handles San Diego freeway traffic with no problem. Now I need to upgrade my batteries to provide the current that the controller likes. :) http://www.evalbum.com/2784 Cheers, Peter On 8/10/14, 6:38

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: i3 EV self-parks driver climbs out of window to prove (video)

2014-08-06 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Hi Folks, Take a look at deaths from automobiles in the USA, we are losing over 30,000 people per year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motor_vehicle_deaths_in_U.S._by_year Google has self-driving cars that have had 2 accidents - both caused by people. As of August 2012, there have been

Re: [EVDL] article: Charging electric cars efficiently inductive

2014-08-02 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Thanks Paul and Martin for the link. As far as I know only Fraunhofer is exploring the vertical pads (aka license plate charging). All others are looking at under the car charging - mainly for EMF/safety reasons. Nice to see such high percentage of efficiency though - 95%! Cheers, Peter On

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-23 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Took some digging, but using the phrase resonant magnetic induction produce this paper: http://hflab.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/paper_2010/papers/imura/WEVJ3-2380096.pdf For those that aren't into heavy equations, it shows how you can design coils to absorb resonating magnetic fields over air gaps as

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-21 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
Cable theft is a primary reason for wireless power transfer. Carrying a cable with you just means you make it easier for someone to steal your copper. Heck, even in my relatively safe suburb I have to worry about my power cords disappearing! As for efficiency, I've seen plug-to-battery

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-20 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
practical. SOmething like the airborne re-fueling system is what I had in mind. MW On 20 Jul 2014, at 01:04, Peter C. Thompson via EV wrote: An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140719/f935e0c9/attachment.htm

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-20 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
I do like Bob's solution for it's simplicity. However, anything mechanical under the car is a non-starter for the OEMs (they claim it is THE most hostile environment in the world). In some ways, this is the equivalent of the J1772 - no power to the lines until you have the power signal active.

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-19 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
You are correct. We are requiring 2-way communication as well as monitoring of the power being transmitted. If some metal does come near/into the field, the transmitter can easily detect this (big change in current) and shut down the transmission. Likewise if the communication fails, power

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-19 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
any escaped energy can then cause problems with other devices is another matter. MW On 19 Jul 2014, at 16:14, Peter C. Thompson via EV wrote: You are correct. We are requiring 2-way communication as well as monitoring of the power being transmitted. If some metal does come near

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-19 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
with it by the end of the year. It is slow going since we need to negotiate with companies worldwide. Cheers, Peter On 7/19/14, 8:53 AM, Lee Hart via EV wrote: Peter C. Thompson via EV wrote: I've just spent an entire week working with the standard responsible for this, so all of this is VERY

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV

2014-07-19 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
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Re: [EVDL] EVLN: GM's Workplace Charging Etiquette Tips ...

2014-06-18 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
I work for Qualcomm at the mothership in San Diego, and as a result we have several thousand people all in the same area. Being a high-tech company, we have a LOT of EVs. Of course, we don't have a lot of charging spots. The good thing is that we also have a wiki, a mailing list, and a lot

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Greenfield, MA's dicey drunk freakazoids unplugging EVs

2014-06-08 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
On 6/8/14, 10:54 AM, Lee Hart via EV wrote: Dennis Miles via EV wrote: My FIRST piece of advice is charging stations need to be supervised. Vandalism is a crime. Go to the Police and swear out a complaint . Luckily, it's getting easier to install security cameras. They can gather evidence.