Re: [EVDL] Vectrix bankruptcy auction June 18

2014-05-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Chris, If Cedric has published about the 2-way throttle or made it public knowledge before Vectrix' patent priority date, then their patent is null and void anyway. That is how patents work, they can only protect things that were not yet published, the so-called prior art. Cor van de Water Chief

Re: [EVDL] Vectrix bankruptcy auction June 18

2014-05-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
society, had an electric Scirocco, it might have even been his website) who might be able to provide more details. Chris On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Chris, If Cedric has published about the 2-way throttle or made it public knowledge

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Toyota Drops RAV4-EV-gen2, shifting to h2

2014-05-21 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
H2 is (as we all know) a dead end until significant innovations are made and its energy efficiency remains questionable (read: the fuel is likely to remain non-competitive) no matter how much the fuel cell gets innovated. BTW, FCV is still an electric vehicle. It should be called FCEV. Only the

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

2014-05-23 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I see a Google self-driving car going about its business from time to time in this area and they *are* capable of dealing with all sorts of traffic - busy rush-hour freeways, city centers and parking lots with not just other cars but also peds, pets, bicyclists and a bunch of other

Re: [EVDL] Solar roadways.

2014-05-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Bill, I'd like to know where you heard that (incorrect) tidbit about solar panels having more energy content than they generate. Last I checked (about 15 years ago) it was information published by the maker of my solar panels (Kyocera) showing that typical energy payback time of complete solar

Re: [EVDL] Solar roadways.

2014-05-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
- utilities are converting coal plants to gas and building more gas. Electric power won't rise as one would have predicted a few years ago. Technology in drilling drives this. On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Bill, I'd like to know where you heard

Re: [EVDL] Solar roadways.

2014-05-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Michael, Of course - but the energy balance is just a theoretical concept, a beancounter's satisfaction if you will of checking that the two sides of a scale balance out - with exact specified quantities on each side of the scale, no matter whether that is practical. It is also a means to get

Re: [EVDL] Leaning narrow vehicle.

2014-05-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Carver comes to mind... Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

Re: [EVDL] Solar roadways.

2014-05-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
debt cause by a product than its mere manufacture. On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 3:11 AM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Michael, Of course - but the energy balance is just a theoretical concept, a beancounter's satisfaction if you will of checking that the two sides

Re: [EVDL] Solar roadways.

2014-05-27 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hi Michael, I don't think anyone here is mad at you - I am certainly not. Occasionally I can come across a little annoyed if I hear something that was brought up many times and rebuked (with real science, not an axe to grind) as many times. Sorry if that happened here. Please be aware that this

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

2014-05-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
So - NC will experience increasing earthquake activity (other regions are living this already) and contamination of groundwater sources (people can no longer use the wells that they have been drinking from for decades), in addition to a rise of fuel prices - that Martin hinted at. Cor van de

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

2014-05-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
as they have little clout. The monetary return for the people living above the area is not going to be much, and the risks possibly very high. It is ugly what is going on here. On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: So - NC will experience

Re: [EVDL] Insuring EV conversions in Minnesota?

2014-05-29 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I have never had a problem getting liability insurance for my EVs and since they are typically older cars, all I want is liability. I am with Farmers and I like their local agent. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private:

Re: [EVDL] Suitcase EV.

2014-06-02 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Interestig, but I think I have seen similar inventions before, though it was not an existing suitcase that was converted - if my memory serves me well, it was a red or yellow hardshell designed to contain all the ingredients for a personal mobility EV (mostly indoor targeted IIRC) BTW, the US

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

2014-06-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
V2G is not about draining the battery entirely to keep the grid from collapsing, but more about short bursts of high power that help stabilize the grid, comparable to the power needed to brake/accelerate again. So, even after a vehicle has helped stabilize the grid, its state of charge will be

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I have an older conversion (approx 1995) with golf cart batteries in my truck, 120V system and due to the weight and inefficient automatic transmission, it pulls close to 200A at ~55 MPH My easiest and fastest commute is 5-6 miles freeway plus a short distance of 40 MPH streets on each end, so I

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

2014-06-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
] On Behalf Of Cor van de Water via EV Sent: 03 June, 2014 2:19 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses $ave school districts million$power the grid V2G is not about draining the battery entirely to keep the grid from collapsing, but more about short bursts

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses $ave schooldistrictsmillion$powerthe grid

2014-06-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Cor van de Water via EV Sent: 03 June, 2014 4:39 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses $ave school districtsmillion$powerthe grid Dennis - you are absolutely right that a compensation is needed and utilities *are* willing

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses$aveschooldistrictsmillion$powerthe grid

2014-06-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
your failure rate. Peri -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Cor van de Water via EV Sent: 03 June, 2014 5:16 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] EVLN: E-school-buses $aveschooldistrictsmillion$powerthe grid Peri

Re: [EVDL] FW: Vibration

2014-06-09 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
The fact that it gets much worse when the drivetrain unloads, gives an indication that it is not just an unbalance in a wheel or motor, because those hadly suffer from the loading/unloading of the torque in the drivetrain from acceleration/deceleration. More likely it is related to the driveshaft

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

2014-06-18 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I simply delete all non-list addresses when replying, to avoid the message getting flagged and delayed. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

Re: [EVDL] [EVADC Listserve] Exploding cell

2014-06-18 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Was it compressed? Plenty others have found that uncompressed cells will not just bulge but actually destroy themselves when they charge fast enough to generate a lot of gassing... Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private:

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Some factory conversions like the US Electricar have added the shifter from the automatic gearbox version, as well as the parking pawl that drops into the teeth on the flywheel IIRC, the rest of the shifter is unused except for operating a switch that tells the controller whether it needs to move

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
the contact patch. On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Some factory conversions like the US Electricar have added the shifter from the automatic gearbox version, as well as the parking pawl that drops into the teeth on the flywheel IIRC, the rest

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
It will still move, a motor with magnets will move slower since any EMF generated will cause a large current (short circuited generator) that counter-acts the movement, but the reaction is proportional to the speed of movement, so at slow speed there will hardly be any counter-action and the

Re: [EVDL] PUBLICIZING the big Gasless on Greenwood part of the Greenwood Car Show

2014-06-23 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Steven, I can find your home page, but not John Metric's sound file, probably due to the accent in the name - browsers don't like that. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype:

Re: [EVDL] PUBLICIZING the big Gasless on Greenwood part of the Greenwood Car Show

2014-06-23 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
This works! Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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 Steven

Re: [EVDL] BINGO - Local PBS Station will AIR John Metric's 165 mphRUN

2014-06-24 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Here you go http:/home.comcast.net/~stevenslough/JohnMetrics165.mp3 Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

Re: [EVDL] What's your sign?

2014-06-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Fred, Your suggestion: a cone with a sign EV parking only sounds good. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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:

Re: [EVDL] Gas tax is not working...(tolls and Park-N-ride)

2014-06-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
And that is also why I am so happy about the success of another EV, the e-Bike. You do not always need 3,000 pounds of dead weight around you to go for an errand or to bring your laptop to work. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email:

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts

2014-06-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
If you look at the sliced open Toyota FCV you will see two Hydrogen tanks and in between a largish (slightly larger than the Prius' hybrid) battery pack. So, one tank under the trunk and one under the rear seat. The two front seats were directly over the fuel cell and the front of the vehicle had

Re: [EVDL] Gas tax is not working...(tolls and Park-N-ride)

2014-06-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Gas tax is not working...(tolls and Park-N-ride) This works too - I have one and like it a lot http://organictransit.com/ for a 50 mile round trip commute. I still need someone to take care of the roads. On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts

2014-06-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
that. And even with fuel cells, there still exists a major challenge. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 25, 2014, at 5:26 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Mark, Are the laws of Physics different in California? It is simply be design and following science that tells us

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
://www.arb.ca.gov/planning/vision/docs/vision_for_clean_air_public_r eview_draft.pdf Sent from my iPhone On Jun 25, 2014, at 6:06 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: - this is news to me. Care to elaborate? -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL

Re: [EVDL] $1.7 Trillion reinvested

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Peter, You are very generous with install cost of $5 per Watt and I think that cost level is old. Today's solar panels are all under $1 per Watt with few exceptions and installation typically doubles or triples that with the man-hours and the inverter installation material costs. What I have

Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
: Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts On Jun 26, 2014, at 12:09 AM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Mark, I asked you to give background for your absolute statement that an unproven technology is the only solution I did not, and have never said that. I said: It is just

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

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Yes, an energy carrier. I won't argue efficiency with you. But that is the biggest problem of Hydrogen and the reason that everyone who understands Physics draws the conclusion that there is no future in Hydrogen as fuel because it is worse than just using the source energy (that what is used to

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

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Cor van de Water via EV Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:21 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts (EV emissions) Yes, an energy carrier. I

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

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Mark Abramowitz wrote: If you are saying that using natural gas directly in an ICE as opposed to converting it to Hydrogen is a more efficient use, I would tell you that you are missing my point. That is exactly what I am saying and I love to hear your point. In contrast to you, I love

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

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Abramowitz [mailto:ma...@enviropolicy.com] Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:14 PM To: Cor van de Water; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts (EV emissions) Sorry, got interrupted and accidentally sent it. On Jun 26, 2014, at 5:20 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev

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

2014-06-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hydrogen/EV thoughts (EV emissions) Sorry, got interrupted and accidentally sent it. On Jun 26, 2014, at 5:20 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Yes, an energy carrier. I won't argue efficiency with you. But that is the biggest problem of Hydrogen

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: tudelft.nl students show off an extreme racing-EV 0-62mph:2.13s

2014-07-04 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
As is often the case, PopMech did not do a good job in presenting the correct details - the comment from a member of my Alma Mater shows that the EV has 4 motors, each 27kW so it has *more* power than a Leaf, in contrast to what the article claims... Also there is inconsistency in the 0-62MPH (I

Re: [EVDL] Question about amp-hr

2014-07-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Reason is that Li-Ion batteries are sized by Ah so it is normal to say what size (Ah) battery cells you have, if you want to indicate which version cells are in your pack, but if you want to tell the energy in the pack then it only makes sense if you tell (or know) the average pack voltage to

Re: [EVDL] Trailer type Range extenders

2014-07-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
FireFox is more specific: This Website is known to distribute malware with the selection to get out or to ignore warning. Since I knew it was a simple photo uploaded by someone I trust, I clicked on ignore and was able to see it, but it is good to heed such warnings that certain *sites* are known

Re: [EVDL] Controller page updates

2014-07-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Lee, Looks good on Firefox and IE. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

Re: [EVDL] Controller page updates

2014-07-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Sean, with read do you mean when it is computer-read out to them? Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

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

2014-07-21 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
In Europe the charging posts have no cable, only a standardized connector. You carry the charging cable with you, of the appropriate wire size for the charging needs of your EV. So, there are no cut charging station cables, at worst your own cable is damaged or stolen. This does not stop anyone

Re: [EVDL] How crazy am I?

2014-07-21 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Someone on this list did a Ford F-350 IIRC and I am not sure if that was a straight EV, my memory seems to suggest that he added an electric motor in between engine and driveshaft (transmission?), just like you are planning. I believe it was one of the Johns on this list, forgot which one. Cor

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

2014-07-23 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
It is not only how it could be done but also how it already *is* being done. One commercial bus line in Utrecht, the Netherlands is being charged wirelessly at the end station of the bus line. The driver received some training how to position the bus such that it is aligned with the charging pad,

Re: [EVDL] How crazy am I?

2014-07-24 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Ben, Are you putting the cells in series or in parallel? 45 cells in parallel will indeed allow you to draw 45 times as much current - but at the same voltage as a single cell (3.2V) 3600A still gives 11kW. If yo uare putting the cells in series, then each cell can only do as much currrent as a

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: batteries

2014-07-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Ben, Why on the world would you need over 200kW unless you are doing a race car? Around 50kW gives you a system that keeps up with traffic and 100kW gives you plenty power for all daily driving conditions and would not put the Mustang to shame, even though you might not win off-the-line from

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: batteries

2014-07-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
, 2014 4:21 PM To: Cor van de Water; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: batteries On Jul 25, 2014, at 3:21 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Why on the world would you need over 200kW unless you are doing a race car? Well, each AC-51 is rated

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: batteries

2014-07-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Ben, you are right. *if* you can find a 6:1 rear end (the highest that my vehicle can be equipped with is 4.2:1) then at 12.65 MPH the drive shaft is doing 1000 RPM. Just a random data point: my previous truck (S10) when doing a constant 55 MPH on level road, no wind, consumed 15 kW to maintain

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: batteries

2014-07-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
There is no issue here. The OP brought up the continuous rating of the motor at certain RPM, which just says something about the ability to sustain a certain current at a certain speed indefinitely, but which does NOT limit the motor to that power, so accelerations (which by definition are not

Re: [EVDL] Designing in additional incentives to increase pluginpurchases

2014-07-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Notably, the most popular Solar inverter (which I have installed several times at homes in the neighborhood) is the 2.5 kW SMA Sunnyboy. Reason it is so popular is not only because it is an efficient (transformerless) grid-tie inverter, but also because it has a switch and a NEMA 5-15 (standard

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

2014-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Bill, Mark has no interest whether it is simpler to use Hydrogen or not. He even does not care that the use of Hydrogen will increase the amount of CO2 being burned (so, it is a disaster for the environment). He is promoting Hydrogen - that is all. Look up his profile and you will understand. I

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

2014-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
On Jul 28, 2014, at 12:05 AM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Bill, Mark has no interest whether it is simpler to use Hydrogen or not. He even does not care that the use of Hydrogen will increase the amount of CO2 being burned (so, it is a disaster for the environment). He

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

2014-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
You really think that tire shops would not be working on the millions of Hybrid vehicles out there? There is no difference between the ~300V from a 2001 Prius or any other of the many Hybrid vehicles and that from a 2012 Leaf or any of the many other pure EVs. If the tire shops are not allowed to

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

2014-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: You really think that tire shops would not be working on the millions of Hybrid vehicles out there? There is no difference between the ~300V from a 2001 Prius or any other of the many Hybrid vehicles and that from

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

2014-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I heard more than one report of early Prius days where a Prius tech from Toyota has to dress with high voltage gloves, tie a safety harness around him with a rope that was held by a second person, so he could be pulled away from a dangerous high-voltage situation if that would expose itself, so

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

2014-07-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
-induced as well as hindering efforts of those that know what they're doing. The fanboy stuff isn't productive for those of us doing real work. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 28, 2014, at 5:30 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Mark, If I am mistaken and you do have an interest

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

2014-07-29 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
On July 28, 2014 7:33:57 PM MDT, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: All data I have seen till now shows that emissions go up with the indroduction of H2, due to the low efficiency well-to-wheels of creating H2. So, it is considered not just a very difficult energy carrier

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

2014-07-29 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
from my iPhone On Jul 28, 2014, at 11:41 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Because then Mark can't claim that he has zero-emissions vehicles, so he wants to convert to H2 (and lose a significant part of the energy) and that inefficient H2 will then qualify for the highest

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

2014-07-31 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Agree it is off-topic and must go to a different list not the EVDL. Just want to point out that almost 200 of the 298 passengers were (fellow) Dutchmen because the plane made a trip from Amsterdam to Malaysia. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com

Re: [EVDL] Fwd: TD - 2433(1) - CCTV successfully downloaded

2014-08-01 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Notice which email address requested it (in the forwarded message). Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

Re: [EVDL] Fwd: TD - 2433(1) - CCTV successfully downloaded

2014-08-01 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
an overt and ubiquitous surveillance culture, I never even considered such a thing. So I am curious. On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Notice which email address requested it (in the forwarded message). Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim

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

2014-08-02 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Or do what the classic Prius does: It *can* drive pure electric for a few miles, but if you want A/C then the engine must be running, since the AirCo compressor is in the usual place, on the serpentine belt, powered by the crankshaft pulley together with the water pump. Later Prius have electric

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

2014-08-04 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Using Duck-tape? ;-) Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Mustang: motorcycle drivetrain?

2014-08-05 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Dennis, Depends how the rotor is built, there is significant stress on it, not just the bearings. My previous EV had a Hughes induction (AC) motor with a 9,000 RPM redline and I believe that at that speed, the rotor surface is going about 300 km/h (200 MPH) in a thight 1/2 ft circle, so the

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

2014-08-06 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Maybe the same idea in your garage as used on trains and bumper cars: Have a metal plate on the floor that is at zero potential (Neutral leg), which can be contacted from underneath the car and an out-of-reach metal plate overhead that carries the phase potential, so all the car needs to do to

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

2014-08-06 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Similar to what some parking lot attendants do all day in San Francisco: play a game of sliding puzzle with 1 open slot... Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype: cor_van_de_water Tel:

Re: [EVDL] Tesla Vs UK's Ecotricity Dispute - MoreBackgroundInformation...

2014-08-09 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
7626 -Original Message- From: Ben Goren [mailto:b...@trumpetpower.com] Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:57 PM To: Cor van de Water; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Tesla Vs UK's Ecotricity Dispute - MoreBackgroundInformation... On Aug 9, 2014, at 12:28 PM, Cor van de

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

2014-08-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
OK, confession time and I need the wisdom from the list how to handle this mess I created. Last night I was in a hurry and wanted to quickly water my pack since that was needed. So, I grabbed the first of the 3 gallons that I keep for watering, filled the auto-shutoff jug and started going

[EVDL] Elcon, was: Tesla Vs UK's Ecotricity Dispute

2014-08-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Ecotricity Dispute - MoreBackgroundInformation... On Aug 9, 2014, at 12:28 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Have you ever been customer of a US bank? I was totally shocked when I came to the USA, fed my new ATM card into the nearest machine and was asked to pay several dollars

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

2014-08-11 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Roger, Thanks for the link to that whitepaper, very instructive and reassuring. It appears that my relatively soft and clean mountain water (Hetch Hetchy) should be no major problem for this one refill. I estimate that the cells are still under 10% of their max allowed impurity for Calcium

Re: [EVDL] Protecting DC PWM Controller from lowinductance/resistancemotors

2014-08-12 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
them together with the openings facing each other... On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 5:51 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Adam, I added a (free) inductor by wrapping the motor wires around the core of the biggest microwave transformer that I could find. You can pick up old

Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I do have a brake vacuum pump with a sizeable reservoir (holding vacuum) and my truck can stop pretty well, though I often use the brakes so little and so gentle that from time to time I have to force myself to make a harder stop, just to keep the brakes from getting stuck. On my previous EV

Re: [EVDL] CALB bolt terminals getting hot -

2014-08-19 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
main point is to know and understand if your instrument is up to the task. On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Cor van de Water via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: It is not a problem to create a known current in the order of 10 Amps either by using the existing charger on the vehicle or an external

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Vehicle-apartheid! RI law punishes EV hybrid drivers

2014-08-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Please close this thread, it has no longer relevance to EV. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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 George Tyler wrote: There is an article on

Re: [EVDL] Electric bike information

2014-08-27 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Most bikers I know fix a flat without taking the whole wheel off. The only moment I need to remove the wheel (or at least free one side of the hub) is when the tire has gone bad and needs to be changed. Fixing a flat is a matter of finding and patching the hole (and what caused the hole, or you

Re: [EVDL] Cargo bike with electric chain.

2014-08-27 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
You mean like using the pedals for two functions: 1. sensor to detect how much power to apply to the wheel(s) 2. battery recharging generator So, the genrator on the pedals works similarly as the genset in a range extended PIH like the Volt, you can have the crank anywhere - far away from the hub,

Re: [EVDL] Cargo bike with electric chain.

2014-08-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Most state laws define an e-Bike as requiring fully operable pedals. They do not say *how* the pedals should operate, but if you can turn the pedals and move the bike, without additional motor power (even if that means pedals - generator - motor - wheels) that should qualify as e-Bike. One way to

Re: [EVDL] DC2DC times 2

2014-08-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Buddy, You can use one of the Schottky diodes that is ideal for this architecture, typically they come in a block with 2 diodes integrated and ready to mount to a heatsink, the only thing you need to take care of is to insulate the diode housing from the chassis of your vehicle as the housing has

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: As EV battery prices fall ?More range or lower100mi EV cost?

2014-08-30 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
This is a question that comes up from time to time, especially when my colleagues see the bike I ride to work and casually ask how long the ride is, after which we often find out that I ride father to work than they drive so they get to scratch their heads and wonder if they might start biking

Re: [EVDL] Stud type fuse block needed

2014-09-08 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I did not use a mounting block, I attached the fuse directly to the post clamp on my first battery and attached the cable lug to the other side of the fuse instead of to the battery post clamp. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email:

Re: [EVDL] Stud type fuse block needed

2014-09-09 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
This appears to fit the 700A and 800A fuses, but we are getting there! Good find. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist 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

Re: [EVDL] Stud type fuse block needed

2014-09-09 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
. These are strong, and won't melt or burn if the fuse has to clear a dead short. Cor van de Water via EV wrote: I did not use a mounting block, I attached the fuse directly to the post clamp on my first battery and attached the cable lug to the other side of the fuse instead of to the battery

Re: [EVDL] BiPolar NiMH (was: Kawasaki Concept J 3wheel GIGACELL powered EV)

2014-09-10 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I recently bought a cordless weed whacker, it came with NiCd batteries. I only found out once I started studying the user manual, I was expecting Li-Ion cells. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private:

Re: [EVDL] 270.224 mph at Bonneville

2014-09-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
David Roden wrote: THAT is a motorcycle? I had no idea motorcycles existed in that shape. It is because this is a sidecar motorcycle - a threewheeler. Totally agree with the rest of your assessment. Plenty planes that can't go as fast as this monster on wheels! Cor van de Water Chief

Re: [EVDL] Electrifying Large Vehicles converting buyers to a higher mpge design

2014-09-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
To answer your question - several times more. Example: N drivers who switch from an avg 25 MPG car to a 50 MPG Prius each driving 1000 miles per month, total savings: N x 20 gal One driver with a behemoth using 8 MPG also doing 1000 miles/mo, so using 125 gal/mo He is using 85 gal more than when

Re: [EVDL] Electrifying Large Vehicles converting buyers to a higher mpge design

2014-09-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I seem to remember a GM presentation by their head of devt in Palo Alto where the conclusion was that the ELR essentially was getting the Volt drivetrain with a few tweaks to make it slightly more efficient or a slight capacity increase by electronics or SW improvement - no change to the battery

Re: [EVDL] Electrifying Large Vehicles converting buyers to a higher mpge design (and fossil free)

2014-09-15 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
If anyone in the USA cannot get renewable wind or solar power from their utility (which is the case with the PGE in California), you should get in contact with Pear Energy, who will guarantee you to purchase REC (Renewable Energy Credits) for the amount you are consuming, so you can rely on thia

Re: [EVDL] Electrifying Large Vehicles converting buyers to ahigher mpge design

2014-09-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Changing a vehicle to Hybrid alone will give great fuel economy improvement. And don't under-estimate the smarts of people - if they can get cheaper driving by rolling out an extension cord and plugging in at 110V, which is plenty for a typical PIH, then there will me many people doing that! Cor

Re: [EVDL] 4 to 12 Cell Lithium BMS

2014-09-16 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Steve, Since it is only 12 or 36V, you could easily find a MOSFET that can do the work of the contactor and draw zero current, it just needs its Gate input to be held at the correct voltage to enable it. Presuming that you are not drawing hundreds of Amps? Another alternative is a sense resistor

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: £75k York.uk 1st converted double-decker sightseeing ebus (video)

2014-09-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
The bus might have periods where it is standing still, stopped, but continues to use power? Or they simply plan on only using 80% of the pack's energy to prolong its life. Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private:

Re: [EVDL] Dissimilar metals on Headyways?

2014-09-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
The mangnetic properties will still be coming from the steel, even though Nickel is magnetic, because typically plating is done as thin as possible, so the Nickel won't contribute much to the magnetic properties. for example, if you would have nickel plated copper or alu, it won't have much

Re: [EVDL] LiFePO4Charging

2014-09-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
That, or your meter is not very accurate in measuring the voltages. The voltage of all 66 series cells (plus cable losses) should add up exactly to the voltage that the charger is supplying. It has been said before that charging to 3.45V is sufficient, so about 228V, but make sure that all cells

Re: [EVDL] co-operation

2014-09-25 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I too have tried to get HOV stickers, but the agency providing the sticker have made a very narrow interpretation of the California laws, where it indicates that all qualified vehicles should get a sticker (clearly meaning: all zero emissions vehicles) the agency has changed their interpretation

Re: [EVDL] Building a true road going solar EV. Help everyone.

2014-09-26 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Indeed - numbers don't lie. A decent family car has no more roof surface than max 15 x 6ft or about 90 sqft. At current (low cost) solar panel efficiency, the max you could get out of that is around 12W per sqft (at perfect angle of irradiation, so in practice, a lot less!) which means you might

Re: [EVDL] Building a true road going solar EV. Help everyone.

2014-09-27 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Lawrence, While it is possible to run off the panels alone, it will not attain 40MPH. Even in full (straight above noontime summer sun) when the panels produce 1200W, the max speed from just the panels is 1200W/35Wh per km = 34km/h which means 21 MPH max speed. Only by supplementing the solar

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