Re: [EVDL] Charge Cable Theft Idea (boots on the ground)

2014-09-03 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The J1772 cable consists of two heavy copper conductors ( line 1, line 2, 240 VAC) in the USA or three in Europe where 3 phase @240 V AC is household power.(Mynekey) There a two small Signal or Handshaking conductors, and one mid sized Ground conductor (Not a 'neutral') used to implement the

Re: [EVDL] Charge Cable Theft Idea (boots on the ground)

2014-09-03 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
and cord and I can attach another plug so that they can plug into their EVSE and into their EV Rush Dougherty www.TucsonEV.com -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Miles via EV Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:13 AM To: Robert Bruninga

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Menacing Copper-Theives A 'Cut Steal'EVSEScourge

2014-09-01 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Note that using steel cable and even getting somewhat close to the same resistance would make the cable several times heavier and stiffer, so much more difficult to handle. (using steel cable) That is why I suggest the steel wire be used only for the signal wires which only have milliamperes

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Menacing Copper-Theives A 'Cut Steal'EVSEScourge

2014-09-01 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Having seen the effects of weather on connections to aluminum wire I wonder how one makes a reliable connection to this sort of wire for high current applications? Aluminum also hates to be bent and rebent, making work hardening and fracture a realistic failure mode. What strategies prevent

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: As EV battery prices fall ?More range or lower 100mi EV cost?

2014-08-29 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
To Ben Goren, in particular and all of the members of the EVDL in general, I am not arguing with you and your need for range which can presently be met only with gasoline or diesel according to my interpretation of your statements. In the USA we have been surveyed and this data was presented to

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: As EV battery prices fall ?More range or lower 100mi EV cost?

2014-08-29 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
85% of driven trip miles were under 39 miles. Also, 99% of driven trip miles were less than 100 miles , leaving only 1% of trip miles being over 100 miles. Less than one percent of trips are over 100 miles. That suggests that three trips per year are over 100 miles. Not having the original

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: As EV battery prices fall ?More range or lower 100mi EV cost?

2014-08-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Certainly the BEV dan be designed to make the battery swappable, or to make it modular and adding another module for longer range becomes feasible simply putting the pack modules in a box below the cabin floor could be one solution but a retrofit to a model which never intended supplemental packs

Re: [EVDL] Cargo bike with electric chain.

2014-08-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I should expect a 80 to 85 % transfer efficiency with generator and motor, but a chain I would expect to be better than 95% efficient. so with only human power I suspect it would be simply too inefficient. Now with a battery of sufficient capacity and using the pedals as a Range Extender you could

Re: [EVDL] CALB bolt terminals getting hot -

2014-08-19 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
the fuse wire - or something. Not sure how that could be done in this model. Does Tesla really have each cell fused? Part of my idea is to make each module easy to connect and swap out, if needed. Also easy to pack into a tray. Peri -- Original Message -- From: Dennis Miles via EV

Re: [EVDL] CALB bolt terminals getting hot -

2014-08-19 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Flashlights only have a current draw of half an amp. The 18650 cells are typically used at FIVE amps. And I often have to shake my flashlights to clean the contacts before they attain normal brightness. (That indicates they a corroding.) About two years ago I recall seeing a spot-welding system

Re: [EVDL] 'We're developing a prototype battery powered train'...

2014-08-16 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Regarding trucks, Steve and Audrey at Green Shed conversions have done Class 8 semi tractors they demonstrate the feasibility, IIRC, the latest was for delivery service, in the city with 50 miles of range. But, like buses they can carry a large battery pack. Dennis Lee Miles

Re: [EVDL] 'We're developing a prototype battery powered train'...

2014-08-16 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I can remember streetcars using the catenary wires for power then rubber tires busses with limited lane changing capability using catenary wires in Pittsburgh, PA in the mid 1950`s. Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com evprofes...@evprofessor.com)* * Founder:**EV Tech. Institute

Re: [EVDL] 'We're developing a prototype battery powered train'...

2014-08-15 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I had one which ran on two AA batteries 50 years ago, but, Marton I suspect your speaking of a somewhat larger one? That won't fit on a tabletop... Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com evprofes...@evprofessor.com)* * Founder:**EV Tech. Institute Inc.* *Phone #* *(863) 944-9913

Re: [EVDL] Electric F-250 new pack tests

2014-08-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The weight of Ford F-250 pickup is 6,000 lbs with the 6.2 l. diesel. We caually cal a F-250 a 3/4 ton truck. It is the step up from a 1/2 ton truck (Or a SUV) My Ford Explorer weight was 5,350 lb. Station wagons and SUV have stronger frames. (Box instead of C channel frame members.) Dennis Lee

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: motorcycle drivetrain?

2014-08-06 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Miles via EV Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 7:58 PM To: Lee Hart; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: motorcycle drivetrain? Lee, I must be too young to have seen those, or else I did not have one fail because

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

2014-08-06 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Autonomous cars and wireless charging are two job destroyers at an excessive cost. Both New Jersey and Oregon have thousands of labor jobs at minimum wage for fuel (Gasoline) pump operators, (NO self service pumps! ) I have said before self driving autonomous autos are unnecessary and motivation

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

2014-08-06 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
them. Also saves on parking space construction and cost to use. Peri -- Original Message -- From: Dennis Miles via EV ev@lists.evdl.org To: Ben Goren b...@trumpetpower.com; Electric Vehicle Discussion List ev@lists.evdl.org Sent: 06-Aug-14 2:16:00 PM Subject: Re: [EVDL] EVLN: i3

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: motorcycle drivetrain?

2014-08-05 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
David, and others, the most fragile part, of a series DC motor, is the commutator. And that is, because the copper segments are glued to an insulating core. When the current is flowing, the segments heat up and soften the glue, then they are subjecting to lifting, away from that insulating core,

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: motorcycle drivetrain?

2014-08-05 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
link: *http://youtu. be/Pz9-TZtySh8 http://youtu.%20be/Pz9-TZtySh8 On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Lee Hart via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Dennis Miles via EV wrote: David, and others, the most fragile part, of a series DC motor, is the commutator. And that is, because the copper segments

Re: [EVDL] Kostov Motors

2014-08-04 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
EVnectics is a dealer for Kostov Motors, and there are others in the States but I don't have knowledge of their inventory. Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com evprofes...@evprofessor.com)* * Founder:**EV Tech. Institute Inc.* *Phone #* *(863) 944-9913 (12 noon to 12 midnight

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: AC or DC?

2014-08-02 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
On the other hand a friend in St Petersburg, FL. uses a 7,500 BTU ac in his S-10 Pickup (About a 400 watt load) and runs it from a 1,000 Watt 110v. inverter... Your 25000 to 3 btu/hr are two to two and a half tons (Same as HP or similar to Kw. ) and that is as much a a small house. I used a

[EVDL] As an aid when recommending an EV to someone else,

2014-08-02 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
One question that a potential EV car buyer always asks is Just how far it will take me before another charge is needed? Perhaps we should have another computation available, as comparison, for each vehicle: Cost to drive 40 miles (Average daily commute.) (Dollars per mile.) Time to drive

Re: [EVDL] EVDL biz: H2 and FCEV discussion

2014-07-30 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The funds allocated to alternatives of EV (Including ICE, Fool Cell, and others.) are considered by many to be attempts to KILL EVs! (IMHO) Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com evprofes...@evprofessor.com)* * Founder:**EV Tech. Institute Inc.* *Phone #* *(863) 944-9913 (12 noon

Re: [EVDL] Lithium battery setpoints...

2014-07-30 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Remember iron oxide, aluminum oxide, copper oxide, zinc oxide, (And most oxides ) are very good insulators. Silicone dioxide is glass, and aluminum oxide is clay, which when heated becomes ceramic, for example... Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com evprofes...@evprofessor.com)* *

Re: [EVDL] Lithium battery setpoints...

2014-07-30 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Bill, You are right copper oxide is a Semi-conductor, and it was used in battery chargers 100 years ago, as rectifiers. But whereas I was a bit strong in calling it an insulator, As it passes current in only one direction, I would not call it a very good conductor either. In my experience only

Re: [EVDL] Tesla might Supercharge EVs to regain 400mi in 15min for7 credits

2014-07-29 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Because, Marion, the fool cell gives the least pollution at the vehicle. (And the manufacturers want the carbon credits, and Is, I have been told, the refining or conversion, of methane to hydrogen, is done in an unregulated location, not in the motor vehicle.) Even with the losses in fuel

Re: [EVDL] acquiring commercial l BEVs in non-compliance states

2014-07-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The Rule from OSHA was enacted in 1991, that is 23 years ago and I have seen the measures which our local FORD dealership takes with the Techs working on Hybrids in switching off the disconnect... I suspect the rules will not be changed. However I and others will offer training to Independents.

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: AC or DC?

2014-07-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Ben, I hate to say it but two year old Volts are available for $14k to your project has been Trumped with the economy of used cars and you cannot beat the price with a home built hybrid ... Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com evprofes...@evprofessor.com)* * Founder:**EV Tech.

Re: [EVDL] acquiring commercial l BEVs in non-compliance states

2014-07-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Miles via EV Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:16

Re: [EVDL] acquiring commercial l BEVs in non-compliance states

2014-07-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Chris, you were directing your comment toward Cor, But I wish to reply to it, Not to be argumentative but to explain. This regulation (IMHO) is not Onerous, but apparently it is needed and has been the law since 1991. We are a familiar with hobbyists who work with EV, many are contributors to

Re: [EVDL] acquiring commercial l BEVs in non-compliance states

2014-07-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The managers of successful independent shops may not be aware of the need for the safety training or that it is available for themselves and their mechanics. I would suggest that the owner of any EV or HEV ask, whether the auto techs are properly trained to comply with OSHA reg # 1910-322.

Re: [EVDL] Lawn tractor conversion: lessons learned

2014-07-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
RE. connecting the small diodes to large connectors, I have two solutions, easiest is drill a small hole for a tine (#4) screw and put a ring lug on the diode by crimping or soldering or both then screw the ring on with the small screw to the larger connection. Alternatively I drill a 0.033 inch

Re: [EVDL] Tesla might Supercharge EVs to regain 400mi in 15min for 7 credits

2014-07-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The problem of the largeness of the gharging cable has already been solved by others. And you almost said it,The amount of power required to recharge a 500mi EV to 80% (400mi regained) in 15min is available at a Tesla Superstation already, if the 500mi EV used several couplers at one timeBut

Re: [EVDL] Tesla might Supercharge EVs to regain 400mi in 15min for 7 credits

2014-07-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I would say, that electrons are much easier to move than Hydrogen, and I have some experience, I do wiring, and a sloppy tape job works, to direct the electrons, on the correct path. But, fluids or gasses seem intent on escaping, so I have to be much more careful in making connections, for them

Re: [EVDL] acquiring commercial l BEVs in non-compliance states

2014-07-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
ED, did the Tire Shop have techs certified for working at over 60 Volts. That is required by OSHA. Your permitting them to work on your Leaf may result in your being sued for wrongful death if they touched a wrong wire. Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com

Re: [EVDL] Prius as an emergency 1kW generator

2014-07-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
There a number of inverters available (Some for RV would be suitable, and almost all of them (Except ones for sailboats)operate from 12V.DC so add a strong (High Amperage) DC/DC converter to drive the home power inverter from the pack using the DC/DC to match the voltages. Might be less expensive

Re: [EVDL] Designing in additional incentives to increase plugin purchases

2014-07-26 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I have a tiny 100 Watt 60 Hz AC inverter which runs on 12 V.DC which can fool the output of the solar system inverter, and the inverter will match the phase and frequency of the little inverter. Also I am an expert so I can create 240 V AC with 120 V. AC But an electrician can't do what I can do

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: batteries

2014-07-25 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I am having some difficulty in visualizing your project. Are you putting two AC-51 motors in the line with the drive shaft? The drive shaft moves up and down and front to back, with the motors there is not going to be any length of shafting to give the rear axle sufficient travel to drive on a

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: batteries

2014-07-25 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I never have tried it but I am told that universal joints in a automobile drive cannot survive the side stress of a 109 HP electric motor (One AC-51) so you cannot put a sprocket on the drive shaft... Dennis Lee Miles (*evprofes...@evprofessor.com evprofes...@evprofessor.com)* * Founder:

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: AC or DC?

2014-07-25 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The best scheme I have heard was mentioned a week ago. Use a 4X4 transfer case it has two outputs and one input. Connect it up as follows. V8 and its transmission to the Front axle drive shaft connection. The electric motor(s) to the connection usually used by the transmission for the V8. Use the

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid/Mustang

2014-07-23 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Ben, I am acquainted with Steve Clunn Audrey, they told me, several months ago, that the Ford Explorer transmission had a removable tailpiece, that with some work, can be used to fit a motor, to a drive shaft at the universal. Steve did not volunteer, but he and Audrey drive all over the USA,

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

2014-07-22 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Florida (Office hours: 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm, New York time) On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:21 AM, EVDL Administrator via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: On 21 Jul 2014 at 4:20, Dennis Miles via EV wrote: Or use copper plated aluminum wire as it is not worth nearly so much for metal scrap... each

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid/Mustang

2014-07-22 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Perhaps we should view the hybrid as a crossover vehicle for those insecure individuals who are not ready to go BEV all the way, (A reluctant virgin so to speak.) I would note that many drivers of hybrids get a BEV as their next car purchase. Demonstrating the validity of my premice. Dennis Lee

Re: [EVDL] crazy ?

2014-07-22 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I and I think we all, will be sorry to see you go. You bring some levity and logic to the EVDL. Dennis Lee Miles (EVprofessor) *Founder:**EV Tech. Institute Inc.** (www.evti.org http://www.evti.org) * *You Tube Video Link: http://youtu.be/T-FVjMRVLss http://youtu.be/T-FVjMRVLss *

Re: [EVDL] How crazy am I?

2014-07-22 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Ben, Consider the Micro-hybrid with a electric motorcycle motor belt driven from a belt from the harmonic balancer in the front end of the crank of the ICE and placed in the location of the original alternator. The electric motor is used to start the ICE after pausing and eliminates the need to

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

2014-07-21 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Good points, but at what cost? Are we going to replace a $50 wire with a $2,000 wireless? Set of modules? Why not replace the 20 ft (6meter) cord set with one with the J1772 Level 2 or the European connector, on both ends, You just carry it with you. Usually the wires are cut, and stolen, when

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

2014-07-20 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
15% more to cover losses When a simple direct connect is nearly 100% lossless, and so easy to plug in, why would I want to be so wasteful? BMWDaimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE This wireless system is 75% efficient, so it has 25% wasted power.. And plugs with wire have Copper

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

2014-07-19 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
My question relates to orientation and ground clearance. Now I like about 8.5 inches of completely clear ground clearance, that way it can clear a 8x8x16 cement block, and most debris is smaller than that. The other question is one of orientation... Why does everyone want to put the unit in the

Re: [EVDL] motor controller

2014-07-17 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Dear Friends on the EVDL, I feel you represent the BEST in an active group of individuals with positive interest in Electric Vehicles. I would ask you a small favor, It is related to my promotion of my educational attempts to train many more mechanics and enthusiasts in the technology of

Re: [EVDL] Subject: EVLN: TMC high-efficiency ?free piston? no-crankshaft, pih-ice

2014-07-13 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
This free piston engine is only an electric generator and we are discussing its use in a series hybrid which is normally a plug-in (like the Volt). And Toyota said, they would be using it for a Range Extender. I suggest we allow the discussion, and in particular the impact this 1930s technology

Re: [EVDL] FCEV's similar to Coal fired cars?

2014-07-11 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
FYI the person I was speaking to from S.Korea said they were producing the Methanol from fermentation of algae. Dennis Lee Miles (EVprofessor) *Founder:**EV Tech. Institute Inc.** (www.evti.org http://www.evti.org) * *E-Mail:* *evprofes...@evprofessor.com* evprofes...@evprofessor.com

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Time to Dump the Pump Go EV, BP Sez 53.3 Years of Oil Left

2014-07-10 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Over here, at Electric Vehicle Technical Institute Inc., we are very Pro EV and also Education Pros at teaching you the technology of Electric Vehicles (Including hybrids) so you can safely and smartly work on , build, service, and repair EV or related technology. Rebuilding electric motors,

Re: [EVDL] Question about amp-hr

2014-07-10 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
That is right, Kilo Watt Hours is the proper trom for total energy quanity. the voltage and the ampere hours are terms best quantified by the system design engineer. If you are qualified to design you understand the ratios of voltage and maximum current draw versus the demand of the load. As well

Re: [EVDL] Trailer type Range extenders

2014-07-10 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
: On 9 Jul 2014 at 14:59, Dennis Miles via EV wrote: just put a battery pack in the trailer and a motor on the wheel, a simple relay to turn the motor on and as your EV becomes discharged ... Push your EV with the range extender trailer and use regenerative braking of your EV to charge your

Re: [EVDL] Trailer type Range extenders

2014-07-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
My Dad bought a used trailer from one of his friends in 1955 which clamped to the back bumper in two locations and had a CASTOR type wheel on a 360 degree swivel, It worked fine. And so many drivers cannot back up a trailer because they have never learned the skill. By the way a longer trailer

Re: [EVDL] Trailer type Range extenders

2014-07-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Bob, WB4APR, A removable range extender makes a lot of sense, you can have the increased range occasionally and not when it isn't needed, You can use it for a Backup in case of power outage at the home. (Also on Field Day Operations) and still drive the car. And you aren't limited to a Gasoline

Re: [EVDL] Trailer type Range extenders

2014-07-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Bob, spell ghrcker screwed up my callsign it is not kf4edu... it IS WF4EYO I really hate spellchecker on automatic but my son likes it and changes the settings... *Dennis Lee Miles * *(KF4EYO)* *E.V.T.I. Inc.* *E-Mail:* *evprofes...@evprofessor.com* evprofes...@evprofessor.com *Phone #*

Re: [EVDL] FCEV's similar to Coal fired cars?

2014-07-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
But, our friends in South Korea use Methanol and not Natural gas as the feedstock for the hydrogen. Some other arguments against Fool Cells are 50% extra losses in processing the hydrogen, $ price of the Fool Cells is about the same as the remainder of the car, raising the car cost by 100%. If

Re: [EVDL] Trailer type Range extenders

2014-07-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Years ago I was inspired by the Long Ranger to build an electric battery and motor trailer to tow behind a gas car converting it into a hybrid. get 100+ Empg on your everyday commute, and just leave it behind for road trips. about 50 mile range and you idle the ICE, to get all the accessories to

Re: [EVDL] Trailer type Range extenders

2014-07-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Ben A., the problem is with a trailer mounted solar collector is the size of the collector array needed to charve an EV in the eight hours of sunshine during th typical work day. I have seen and heard of using solar carports but , they are about 20 feet by 12 feet, and a large trailer would be

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: AAA sez hot weather reduces EV range by a 33%

2014-07-07 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
As the AAA pointed out the three vehicles tested did not have full range in extreme heat or cold. that is why some premium designs use a heat pump / air conditioner to heat the battery in cold weather and cool the battery pack in hot weather. Many automotive design engineers and oblivious to the

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: 500e's well-deserved kudos, best low-co$t EV ever driven ...

2014-07-03 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Rustybkts, Your comment says it almost plainly. Its funny isn't it that some CEO's see the future and others are hooked on oil. I tend to compare it to their earning 13 pieces of silver, paid by the Oil Producers, to the CEOs, for serving Oil, not the consumer. Kick oil out, buy Electric Vehicles.

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: VHS vs Betamax automakers' chose different paths

2014-06-29 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Peri, some of us read and comprehend your postings, I agree with you. Hydrogen has a long tail pipe with a diameter twice as large as electricity from the utility has and wastes 50% of the solar PV electric produced if it used to form hydrogen, compared to other uses for the electric power. The

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts (EV emissions)

2014-06-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Somebody finally told me why the emphasis is on fool cell vehicles. compared to a BEV or a hybrid , the Fool Cell vehicles give SEVEN times the credit toward permission to sell ICE vehicles. SEVEN TIMES ! that is why they are only going to lease them for 24 months, and take them back,

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts (relax)

2014-06-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Your RIGHT Martin, I used to drive semi's or Lories, and we paid $1,000 per week in diesel(paraffin) expense with electric we could have saved $750 and for that savings we could have spent three hours per day recharging and still have made a profit. My old friends who use compressed Natural Gas

Re: [EVDL] Congratulations, Mr. Van de Water

2014-06-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Rustybkts, (Rusty Buckets?) I was only being dramatic. Although my Grandfather emigrated to the USA from Wales in about 1905 He died before my birth. I have had little freign contact except old movies with the exception of the two years in Japan servicing aircraft in the vietnam era (1968 to 1970)

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts (relax)

2014-06-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Heavy highway trucks last over a million miles and the recent advances made in producing diesel fuel from algae, NOT Foodstock like corn, are very encouraging for the over-the-road trucks and freight trains... *Dennis Lee Miles * On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Peri Hartman via EV

Re: [EVDL] gas tax (EV transmission lines, not oil pipelines)

2014-06-26 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Lee, you said, Another example: If there's an arc, it self-extinguishes on AC at the next zero-crossing. On DC, the arc will *continue* until some external device interrupts the flow of current. Remember if there is any plasma in the arc the AC zero crossing will not exist long enough to break

Re: [EVDL] gas tax (EV transmission lines, not oil pipelines)

2014-06-26 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Michael, you said, Doesn't AC essentially has a lesser duty cycle at at the peak voltage - which is why RMS ends up being a more useful number? The DC has a 100% duty cycle - isn't this a mitigating factor when comparing them? The RMS of DC equals the peak and the RMS of a sine wave in AC is

Re: [EVDL] Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

2014-06-26 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
We are located in Central Florida, near Orlando. the cost of donating to us and shipping it 2000 miles would be unreasonable. A GREAT Alternative Fueled Vehicle School is located in San Jose, California. perhaps you could contact them... *Dennis Lee Miles * *Director **E.V.T.I. Inc.*

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Driving from Kung-Fu I passed a gas station had an EV moment

2014-06-26 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Offering an alternative to Gas Pedal or accelerator Pedal, I would offer the simplistic term GO PEDAL this term, which I use often, is simple, but universal enough to use with: ICE, Hybrid, and EV. *Dennis Lee Miles * *Director **E.V.T.I. Inc.* *E-Mail:* *evprofes...@evprofessor.com*

Re: [EVDL] High Water

2014-06-26 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
If the quality of the insulation is good and the motor is not vented and the bearings are well sealed the electric car's electrical components can survive immersion however, an ICE car's axles and transmission are usually damaged by driving thru water only a foot deep, and the EV has the same

[EVDL] Congratulations, Mr. Van de Water

2014-06-26 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Cor, As my ancestors from Wales could say JOLLY GOOD SHOW, THAT! The man, Mark Abramowitz, was and is a Hydrogen TROLL These people, attempt to confuse the general population, to further their Secret Agenda. You Tenaciously, Ferreted Out, his true nature and exposed him to us all. We Thank You

Re: [EVDL] 1925 'T'

2014-06-25 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
the stage-hands usually pull vehicles onto the stage with a rope if the scene calls for a movement onto the stage or off during a scene. But letting the car move itself is a simple task electrically. And it is not the 19 th Century, it is the 21 st... *Dennis Lee Miles * *Director **E.V.T.I.

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts

2014-06-25 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The difficulty in using Ammonia is, the ammonia used is Anhydrous Ammonia 100% and that is deadly poison at only a few percent when breathed. Household ammonia is less than 5% concentration in water and not useable in the process. Forget It !! I don't want to certainly die by poisoning in a minor

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts

2014-06-25 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Sorry, that is Hazardous Material Handling protocol. *Dennis Lee Miles * On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Dennis Miles dmiles33...@gmail.com wrote: The difficulty in using Ammonia is, the ammonia used is Anhydrous Ammonia 100% and that is deadly poison at only a few percent when

[EVDL] Gas tax is not working to cover the entire road maintenence budget

2014-06-24 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The gas tax was effective many years ago. It is insufficient now. Electric cars are only a fraction of one percent of the vehicles on the roads. A simple survey of the patterns of damaged paving on our roads will demonstrate that automobiles are not damaging our streets. The roads are damaged by

Re: [EVDL] EVDL biz: From field is always Electric Vehicle Discussion List

2014-06-13 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
FYI Gmail is still working FINE... *Dennis Lee Miles * *Director **E.V.T.I. Inc.* *E-Mail:* *evprofes...@evprofessor.com* evprofes...@evprofessor.com *Phone #* *(863) 944-9913* Dade City, Florida 33523 USA On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Cal Frye via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote:

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Hertz not deriding Spark EV as nothing more than a compliance car

2014-06-12 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Bruce, and others, IMHO any EV built by a major manufacturer; but, limited to sales in California, is a compliance car. Real EV are available nation-wide and are worthy of my general comment. I am not living in California (I lived there in 1970 71.) I buy my cars near home (in Florida), and I

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Hertz not deriding Spark EV as nothing more than a compliance car

2014-06-12 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Roger, you comment has some validity but, I am still jealous, of those who the manufacturers have elected to make available all the alternative vehicles, and refuse to sell in my state at all.. *Dennis Lee Miles * *Director **E.V.T.I. Inc.* *E-Mail:* *evprofes...@evprofessor.com*

Re: [EVDL] FW: Vibration

2014-06-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The clue to the solution is it also occurs with the vehicle stopped and transmission in neutral as stated. It has to be in the motor connector, Pressure plate, clutch disk, or transmission input shaft and bearing. as they are the only parts which are moving... i*f there are any components on the

Re: [EVDL] FW: Vibration

2014-06-09 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Joe, You said, The vibration characteristic you describe is common with involute spline connections (I've seen this here at work). When splines are loaded, the male spline is centered in the female spline by the tooth loads. Run the same set unloaded and this natural centering ability goes away.

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

2014-06-08 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
My FIRST piece of advice is charging stations need to be supervised. Best situation is Valet Parking worst is a remote parking lot. Vagrants, both drunks and drug users or dealers need to be controlled by police action. Vandalism is a crime. Go to the Police and swear out a complaint . *Dennis

Re: [EVDL] V2G at L1 is practical

2014-06-06 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
All metering by your utility is Watt Hours, Not Volt-Amperes. However, that is true only for residential service, and commercial metering measures and triggers a premium rate in the event of exceeding a certain Power Factor, and or Peak Demand consumption rate during the billing interval (the rate

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Is An Electric Car A Better Value?

2014-06-04 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I would suspect that it was the service manager, at your dealership, which made the determination. Did you take the Leaf to another dealer and complain, Range is too short and doesn't seem to meet factory advertised minimum specifications? Your stating that the battery is bad only puts the

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses $ave school districts million$ power the grid

2014-06-03 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
John, you said,Also, depends on what you mean by Fair price. Retail isn't fair. Possible what they pay per KWH for peaking generation might be ok That makes no logical sense. IMHO selling a utility the power in your battery at less than The utility will charge you to replace it and having to buy

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses $ave school districts million$ power the grid

2014-06-03 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
As I see it, V2G may be beneficial to the electric utility, And it may not be very harmful to the Vehicle battery (and owner) but I will not participate if there is not some economic advantage to me... Further , if the electric utility invests in equipment to utilize V2G and fails to invest in

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses $ave school districts million$power the grid

2014-06-03 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
the utilities already have Peaking Units for stabilization. *Dennis Lee Miles * *Director **E.V.T.I. Inc.* *E-Mail:* *evprofes...@evprofessor.com* evprofes...@evprofessor.com *Phone #* *(863) 944-9913* Dade City, Florida 33523 USA On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM, Peri Hartman via

Re: [EVDL] Thermistor to use with 7cell Nimh pack.

2014-05-31 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I use temperature dependent protective devices using metal loaded wax which opens the circuit when the unit gets hot I think IIRC 'Digi-Key' corp. stocks them in a wide range of values both current and voltage. They are not actually thermisters exactly in operation or function. They are common in

Re: [EVDL] Cable Compatibility Within Conduits

2014-05-29 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The best installation and most noise free has three conduits, the traction wires both + - twisted together in one orange conduit. The charging wires twisted together in a second. And the twisted BMS wires in EMT( metal conduit) to suppress any electrically induced noise, this saves a few dollars

Re: [EVDL] Insuring EV conversions in Minnesota?

2014-05-29 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
You are asking the wrong questions and volunteering too much information... simply insure the conversion as a stock, year, make, and model. Then add an umbrella policy to cover the extra value of the conversion with justification in the form of receipts for the components. As with other

Re: [EVDL] EV Digest, Vol 19, Issue 39 - OTT

2014-05-28 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
On this topic, about 75 years ago the oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania began showing depletion symptoms. These were the firs oil wells and gas wells in the world. When they stopped producing the casings were puled out for scrap steel. and they were supposed to be sealed with concrete. Many were

Re: [EVDL] Cable Compatibility Within Conduits

2014-05-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
The noise in the BMS wires can be mitigated by twisting the several insulated conductors about six to 12 twists per foot, this will cancel most noise induced, the other pairs of wires, traction cables and charging cables, should be twisted also, but fewer twists per foot as they are less flexible.

Re: [EVDL] Vibration

2014-05-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Even more common is bad universal joints in the drive shaft. Check them by reaching under the car and twisting the shaft by hand, you are seeking some slack but just barely enough to feel. and not much. If you can see the movement it is too much. Luckily, the replacement of the joints is easy and

Re: [EVDL] Vibration

2014-05-27 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Bret, I have followed the procedure that Roland related many times. When you jack up the rear of the vehicle the object is to extend the suspension therefore you do not jack from the axle you jack only the body and frame. Perhaps this will clarify the subject. *Dennis Lee Miles * *Director

Re: [EVDL] EVangel-About: Ford still pushing their pih, One smart new-Leaf driver

2014-05-24 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Bruce, great to hear you are doing so well. I enjoyed the chat with the car salesman (I was a salesman for Chevy about 10 years ago but I left it after three months... to much duress. I was in Hospital in Feb. and March this year, The doctors administered a lot of tests with negative results,

Re: [EVDL] big oil

2014-05-24 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Please, I beg your indulgence for a short editorial concerning EV and PIH versus Big Oil. I feel the conflict is Hyperbole. And Fear Mongering the actual facts are not so bad for Big Oil as much as changing with the times concerning only fuel retailing which is not a very profitable segment of

Re: [EVDL] EV-tragedy: Leaf drags crushes driver to death on A417 blackspot

2014-05-22 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
Please do not consider this the fault of the vehicle. The driver was pushing it up a hill alone. That ALONE part is always risky. He allowed it to stray into the curb. He pushed it backwards away from the curb. The vehicle started rolling down the hill. Then came the error in judgment, he

Re: [EVDL] How I learned to stop worrying and love autonomous-driving wireless-charging

2014-05-22 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
I have lived in many cities around the this world from New York to Tokyo and they all had autonomous vehicles for the drunkards and transients unfamiliar with their city. We called them TAXIs. I drove a taxi for three years, and you just had to tell me where you wanted to go and I picked the

Re: [EVDL] How I learned to stop worrying and love autonomous-driving wireless-charging

2014-05-22 Thread Dennis Miles via EV
:* *evprofes...@evprofessor.com* evprofes...@evprofessor.com *Phone #* *(863) 944-9913* Dade City, Florida 33523 USA On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 9:31 PM, EVDL Administrator via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: On 22 May 2014 at 18:37, Dennis Miles via EV wrote: I have lived in many cities around

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