Re: [EVDL] Curtis WinVCL Software and OS download

2017-08-25 Thread Cruisin via EV
You will NOT find Curtis VCL available as a download, as it is only available to OEM and closely guarded. The only way to solve your problem which I have done with many others is to re-flash the 1238 with the latest OS which removes all VC and allows you to reprogram to your needs. without any

Re: [EVDL] Curtis 1238-6501

2017-06-19 Thread Cruisin via EV
Your question lacks a ton of information needed to help you. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Curtis-1238-6501-tp4687068p4687094.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Buying new leaf batteries

2017-05-21 Thread Cruisin via EV
Watch out for the junkie batteries from a crash test, I have customers who have brought them to me for disassembly only to find out the battery had been shorted before the test to avoid a fire, which can easily happen in a Leaf. The Junkie says tough luck. You cannot work on the battery in the

Re: [EVDL] LeafSpy equivalent for Ford Focus Electric?

2017-05-02 Thread Cruisin via EV
What is the purpose? The Ford is twice the car than the Leaf. drive it and enjoy. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/LeafSpy-equivalent-for-Ford-Focus-Electric-tp4686529p4686613.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing

Re: [EVDL] lead batteries

2017-04-12 Thread Cruisin via EV
Buying lead is like throwing money in the toilet. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/lead-batteries-tp4686339p4686379.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Killed my HPEV AC-31 Motor

2017-04-12 Thread Cruisin via EV
Bearing failure is a common problem on HPEVS due to inferior quality bearings. The encoder is available by ordering from US Digital. The rear bearing is easy to replace, but I am sure that yours is OK The from bearing is pressed on. Any good machine shop should be able to do the work for you.

Re: [EVDL] Subject: Clean Power bites the dust

2017-03-08 Thread Cruisin via EV
Sounds like a knock off of the Mini BMS -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Subject-Clean-Power-bites-the-dust-tp4686089p4686097.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Best/Cheapest BMS for 84V 25S Li-Ion Pack

2017-03-07 Thread Cruisin via EV
I have one on ebay 182233738922 for $100 which is a good buy. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Best-Cheapest-BMS-for-84V-25S-Li-Ion-Pack-tp4686057p4686067.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at

[EVDL] Clean Power bites the dust

2017-03-07 Thread Cruisin via EV
Clean Power (Mini BMS) has closed its doors and no longer in the retail business. A recent search has found over 90% of those selling EV parts in 2015 are no longer in business. Those that were bedroom distributors may still have a web page, but when contacted there was no response. I guess they

Re: [EVDL] What is the expected lifetime of used electric car batteries in a battery farm?

2017-03-06 Thread Cruisin via EV
I have found that Li-ion batteries that have been used vary depending on the car salvaged from. The LEAF battery has the highest failure rate and shortest life span. When buying used there is the possibility that they have been abused or shorted. Afterwards the voltage will rise back to what looks

Re: [EVDL] MAXIMUM VOLTAGE: Curtis 1238-6501

2017-02-20 Thread Cruisin via EV
We used 100's of those controllers on 96vdc Li-ion systems with excellent results. You will not have any re generation if the voltage goes in excess of 105vdc. Best to do a factory reset on the controller and re program to avoid any problems. The factory OS software is available to perform that

Re: [EVDL] Electric conversion using TM4 traction motor, inverter and VMU

2017-02-20 Thread Cruisin via EV
We use 16 NEW 48vdc 55ah Volt batteries to power the TORQ replacing the garbage Voltronix Lipo4 batteries and have excellent range and power. Much easier connecting 16 batteries than 64. BMS plug on each battery makes for easy BMS connections. Total weight has been reduced increasing performance.

Re: [EVDL] HPGC AC-31-01 Diagram or Manual

2017-01-29 Thread Cruisin via EV
It doesn't surprise me of the lack of support from HPEVS. maybe their door is locked Regarding the AC-31 which I have a lot of experience with, the motor already has a front bearing. The information you received from the seller of the motor is false. Do your conversion but leave out the flywheel

Re: [EVDL] Sevcon 48V DC Battery Charger manual/ parallel charging

2017-01-25 Thread Cruisin via EV
If the chargers are not isolated you will destroy everything when conned in parallel. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Sevcon-48V-DC-Battery-Charger-manual-parallel-charging-tp4685518p4685588.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle

Re: [EVDL] Using the LEAF drivetrain in a conversion

2017-01-08 Thread Cruisin via EV
We have several running that has been developed by our associates. It is not a easy task and has taken years to accomplish. Can do for others at a cost of ???. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] Son sues Tesla after X crashes @full power on its own into his living room

2016-12-31 Thread Cruisin via EV
Foot on the wrong pedal, should have drivers license taken away for life. Son has a mental problem. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Son-sues-Tesla-after-X-crashes-full-power-on-its-own-into-his-living-room-tp4685157p4685165.html Sent

Re: [EVDL] Leaf battery pack connector

2016-12-24 Thread Cruisin via EV
Those Volt modules you bought from a junkie are of old technology and lower AH than the newer Brand New Volt modules you can buy on Ebay at the same price. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] EV Start Up

2016-12-23 Thread Cruisin via EV
Not true, go try out a TESLA the #1 EV -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/EV-Start-Up-tp4684990p4685019.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Fwd: EV diy Charge Controller - with Display!

2016-12-22 Thread Cruisin via EV
These units are not UL approved and cannot be installed in any bay area where the code requires it. There have been a couple of fires caused by the charging station which will not be covered by insurance since no building permit was obtained. Be warned. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] Ford Focus EV battery for conversion?

2016-12-17 Thread Cruisin via EV
Wiring diagram for what? Cells? BMS? LEAF? VOLT? BOSCH? -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Ford-Focus-EV-battery-for-conversion-tp4684830p4684879.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Ford Focus EV battery for conversion?

2016-12-16 Thread Cruisin via EV
This is historically a bad idea. There should be NO exposed PCB assemblies, and who wants to attach one to each and every cell like Mini BMS? One again, bad idea. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] Ford Focus EV battery for conversion?

2016-12-15 Thread Cruisin via EV
Only if you keep the Leaf modules intact. Most conversions will need the modules disassembled in order to install modules to specific areas available. Wires to the cells for the BMS will have to be cut and spliced for the BMS connection with HV wires of small gauge running all over the conversion.

Re: [EVDL] Ford Focus EV battery for conversion?

2016-12-14 Thread Cruisin via EV
I have done many conversions using the Focus, as well as Leaf, Volt and Bosch (13,16,Fiat500e) My favorite is the Volt since the module is 48vdc and a socket for the BMS. Focus is good also as it comes in a 16vdc module. Bosch seems to be the highest quality and comes in 48vdc modules with BMS

[EVDL] Anyone interested in buying a 2016 24kw Fiat battery pack *NEW*

2016-12-10 Thread Cruisin via EV
I have a new 24kw battery pack removed from a 2016 Fiat 500E crash test with 0 miles. batteries are made by Bosch similar to those designed for the BMW i3 and i6 very high quality. Can be shipped direct on skid using LTL trucking. Contact me if interested. Price is $4k. -- View this message in

Re: [EVDL] Best charge rate for longevity

2016-10-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
Not true, we charge to 5vdc per cell all the time for dragsters and don't have any degradation or fires. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Best-charge-rate-for-longevity-tp4683988p4683992.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion

Re: [EVDL] Best charge rate for longevity

2016-10-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
The total charge of 4.2vdc is not going to reduce the life span of the batteries unless left at that voltage for a long period of charge. Tesla's are charged using the super charger to maximum of 4.2vdc, but the recommendation is to drive it as soon as possible so as to not leave the voltage at

Re: [EVDL] Should I buy...?

2016-10-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
If you are going to buy a car, the first criteria is that you like the car more than the others you looked at. Too many buy because its cheap, bad decision. Who wants to drive a cheap car they don't like, a fool. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] To fully charge or not to fully charge that is the question

2016-10-04 Thread Cruisin via EV
That's what happens when you use LifP04 cells. You never know when a cell will go south for no reason. I have about 75 customers including my own conversions using NEW Volt cells and have NEVER had a bad cell in over 5 years. Who else can say that. Cannot vouch for those who buy used batteries

Re: [EVDL] Which one china lifepo4 60 Ah?

2016-08-13 Thread Cruisin via EV
None of the Chinese LifePO4 cells will last long. How many electric cars use that chemistry? -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Which-one-china-lifepo4-60-Ah-tp4683272p4683273.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing

Re: [EVDL] Lead Acid question

2016-07-25 Thread Cruisin via EV
That's what happens to lead/acid, its a goner. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Lead-Acid-question-tp4683047p4683051.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Best deal on Lead Acid for conversion?

2016-07-21 Thread Cruisin via EV
You may want to consider NEW Volt Li-ion battery packs, not from a junkie with unknown capacity, and all the accessories needed including a BMS with wire harness. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] 12v tales

2016-06-07 Thread Cruisin via EV
Do NOT use a Li-ion 12vdc battery in your Tesla. It probably is a 12vdc, not a 13.5vdc like the lead/acid is. You will destroy the Li-ion. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/12v-tales-tp4682367p4682446.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle

Re: [EVDL] quora - why shouldn't I buy Tesla Model S

2016-05-01 Thread Cruisin via EV
Why does everybody ask, how long does it take to charge. If you are not on a overnight trip, it charges while you sleep good for over 200 miles. Duh! -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] eMotorWerks' inline-adapter JuicePlug makes dumb j1772 EVSE smart

2016-03-19 Thread Cruisin via EV
Don't use it, it is NOT UL approved. Not allowed in Alameda or San Jose County as well as others. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/eMotorWerks-inline-adapter-JuicePlug-makes-dumb-j1772-EVSE-smart-tp4681030p4681031.html Sent from the

Re: [EVDL] eMotorWerks' inline-adapter JuicePlug makes dumb j1772 EVSE smart

2016-03-19 Thread Cruisin via EV
City and County codes doe not permit the use of any product for EV charging that is not UL approved. This is for every ones safety which I guess you don care about. Beef, you sound like a forum junkie. Maybe in Arizona you don't care about other people. Best you rethink your position on this

Re: [EVDL] Looking for batteries

2016-02-17 Thread Cruisin via EV
Brand New Volt battery modules 12vdc, 24vdc, 36vdc, 48vdc, 72vdc and 98vdc with or without BMS available at crui...@live.com or pay a little more on Ebay from same seller. Used extensively in golf carts, RV's, EV conversions, sail and power boats. In stock in Livermore, CA. -- View this message

Re: [EVDL] A couple of Leaf observations. With more added on.

2016-02-06 Thread Cruisin via EV
Buy a Tesla and you can control the % of charge as well as Amperage. Used from Tesla with a 5 year warranty for as little as $50k. That's a real EV. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] Elon Musk: I don't like you, so you can't have a Tesla

2016-02-04 Thread Cruisin via EV
We need more people like Musk instead of people who have a desire to bad mouth everything that doesn't look like it should to them. Too much social media and cell phones. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] Juicebox contactor problem

2016-01-31 Thread Cruisin via EV
You can get support from the people who sold you the non approved charging stations. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Juicebox-contactor-problem-tp4680179p4680186.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive

Re: [EVDL] Nominal votage J1772 DC charging

2016-01-11 Thread Cruisin via EV
Do not install juice box in the CA Bay Area as it is not approved. Red flag when you sell or even worse, have a fire. I would think most would be aware of this problem that has manifested. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] How to find the true state of a Leaf battery pack.

2016-01-10 Thread Cruisin via EV
The main thing to be concerned about when buying used junk batteries, is that a lot of them could have been from crash tests or factory rejects which have the batteries shorted by Nissan engineers. As a result of the shorting the batteries are worthless. I have had many customers send me battery

Re: [EVDL] 2016 30kWh Leaf : Best year to buy ...

2015-11-13 Thread Cruisin via EV
Regardless where you buy a Leaf at, take note of the high pitch wine sound from the motor. VERY aggravating to most people. Also, excessive road noise due to lack of insulation. My suggestion, is take a look at the Ford Focus which makes no noise. It only has a 23kwh battery like the 2015 Leaf,

Re: [EVDL] Best year of Leaf to buy used.

2015-11-12 Thread Cruisin via EV
2015 with the new battery chemistry and cooling modules -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Best-year-of-Leaf-to-buy-used-tp4678624p4678635.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Emotorworks (Juicebox) lack of customer support

2015-10-16 Thread Cruisin via EV
Drive down to their address and you will understand why there is no support, RED FLAG. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Emotorworks-Juicebox-lack-of-customer-support-tp4678097p4678131.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List

Re: [EVDL] Emotorworks (Juicebox) customer support

2015-10-16 Thread Cruisin via EV
The device is NOT approved to be installed in San Jose or Alameda county due to lack of approvals. There are currently some lawsuits pending as well according to the notices on the web. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] BMS/PCM for upto 24 cells

2015-08-31 Thread Cruisin via EV
I have a BMS for 24 Li-ion cells that provides cell balancing 24/7. Also provides for charger cutoff to prevent overcharging and cutoff to prevent over discharging. Available from crui...@live.com -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] GC batteries

2015-05-30 Thread Cruisin via EV
Don't waste you money on LifePo (Chinese), go with what all the big guys use like the Volt or Leaf batteries. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/GC-batteries-tp4675848p4675875.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing

Re: [EVDL] charging numbers

2015-05-25 Thread Cruisin via EV
With a 24kwh battery pack it takes 4 hours for a realistic 7.5kw charger that actually charges at 6kw to charge a pack that is about 80% depleted. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/charging-numbers-tp4675762p4675764.html Sent from the

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: GenZe e-bicycle has the same batteries as a Tesla-S EV

2015-05-23 Thread Cruisin via EV
I designed the first Li-ion battery pack to power a car made from 8500 Panasonic and Sanyo 18650 cells to power my 1970 VW in 2004 resulting 35kw 200 mile range. This was done before Tesla developed their roadster. The batteries were sold to the engineers leaving my VW without. You can watch a

Re: [EVDL] virtual power plant (battery backup thinking)

2015-05-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
Why not buy a Volt 16.5kwh battery and add your own inverter for a backup. That's what my customers are doing. That's what Tesla is selling for a whole lot more. Be careful connecting anything between your solar inverter and the grid, as it is protecting the grid from power during a power failure.

Re: [EVDL] virtual power plant (battery backup thinking)

2015-05-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
Available from cru...@live.com -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Re-virtual-power-plant-battery-backup-thinking-tp4675356p4675371.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Removing a Nissan Leaf battery without an auto lift

2015-04-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
The video Ben Nelson has posted showing the disassembly of a Leaf battery is the old battery type. Leaf has made a lot of modifications to the cells and the metal container. Most importantly, you cannot remove the top metal cover by simply removing about 40 bolts. The new style has about 8 molts

Re: [EVDL] Time for battery change

2015-03-27 Thread Cruisin via EV
I would suggest and think it would be advisable to go with the Li-ion if you plan on keeping your car. Additionally, a longer range is achievable, but may be more costly than lead acid. For a Li-ion 17kw pack designed for Volt, your are looking at about $4k. For a 24kw pack designed for the Leaf

Re: [EVDL] Seeking Advice: Reusing the battery modules from a Nissan Leaf

2015-03-24 Thread Cruisin via EV
Be aware, those cells for sale out of Las Vegas come from sand hurricane and have been troublesome according to others. You DO NOT want a Leaf pack older than the ne upgraded cells. One way to tell is that you cannot remove the top of the pack, it is silicone glued together. You have to use a air

Re: [EVDL] Packing peanuts make batteries

2015-03-23 Thread Cruisin via EV
Would you like to buy the old Bay Bridge for $100? -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Packing-peanuts-make-batteries-tp4674434p4674435.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Re: [EVDL] Need Lithium batteries.

2014-12-11 Thread Cruisin via EV
If interested in NEW Volt batteries from 1Eyedcruiser, he can be reached at crui...@live.com -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Need-Lithium-batteries-tp4672019p4673003.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list

Re: [EVDL] Crusin Batteries

2014-11-08 Thread Cruisin via EV
Jerry, I am surprised you are making a lot of false statements without any knowledge of what you are talking about. I do not sell used or wrecked as you stated. I have decided to remove you from the BO list. Go buy your wrecked stuff and enjoy. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] Crusin Batteries

2014-11-07 Thread Cruisin via EV
Thanks for the kind words Audrey. I recommend using a BMS that will start shunting at 4.1vdc and limit over discharge to 3.0vdc. Some prefer to stop charging at 4.0, thinking they may last longer, probably not loosing much by doing that. Enjoy. -- View this message in context:

Re: [EVDL] Crusin Batteries

2014-11-07 Thread Cruisin via EV
I have no Leaf in stock, with back orders for full packs. You only wanted 12 modules, suggest you use the Volt, much better. -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Re-Crusin-Batteries-tp4672428p4672459.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle

Re: [EVDL] VW conversion motor needed

2014-10-23 Thread Cruisin via EV
In my experience converting a VW or similar car, when using a AC motor, best advice is to keep the tranny and go clutch less using 3rd gear only. Shifting can still be accomplished as long as you don't hurry with the shift and the synchromesh is in good shape. Also, best to put the regeneration on

Re: [EVDL] Lightobject meter experience

2014-10-12 Thread Cruisin via EV
Using a meter to turn off a charger at a pre-programmed voltage can be very risky. A BMS is designed to perform this function, but turns off the charger when a single cell reaches the pre-programmed voltage, after permitting all cells to achieve the same voltage by shunting. It also protects

Re: [EVDL] Need Lithium batteries.

2014-10-11 Thread Cruisin via EV
Currently have in stock both NEW Leaf and VOLT modules as well as BMS wire harness for the Volt, and Mini BMS for both Leaf and Volt modules. Volt modules available in 24vdc, 48vdc and 96vdc. Out of stock on Ford Focus modules until 10/29/14. Not selling wrecks like others. Scammers don't need to

Re: [EVDL] BMS

2014-09-26 Thread Cruisin via EV
How much for the BMS and where is it at? -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/BMS-tp4671780p4671783.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. ___

[EVDL] HPEVS selling in Russia, tacky.

2014-07-30 Thread Cruisin via EV
A internet list is showing that Brian Seymore at HPEVS is selling to dealers in Russia i.e. Phone: (495) 984-96-19 website: www.ecomotors.ru When we are trying to hurt Russia financially for killing people, HPEVS is reported to be selling to the Russian dealer. Is this a good or bad thing? I

Re: [EVDL] HPEVS selling in Russia, tacky.

2014-07-30 Thread Cruisin via EV
You probably didn't loose any friends or relatives on the downing of the Malayan airlines by Putin backed terrorists, I did. How do you change what the leader of a country does, through the people like we did in WWll. Why do you think the US is doing what we are doing, to wake up the people. This

Re: [EVDL] Sources for Miles EV Parts?

2014-07-07 Thread Cruisin via EV
I have a lot of new and used parts for the Miles cars and trucks. email me at crui...@live.com with a specific list of what you need and I will provide price and availability. -- View this message in context: