[EVDL] List From Addresses

2014-05-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Why are the list From: addresses of the form: From: Persons Name via EV ev@lists.evdl.org Rather than the users normal email address? -- Tigers prowl and Dragons soar in my dreams... ___ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub

Re: [EVDL] Miles Remaining

2014-05-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue May 13 21:11:33 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Thanks, Denis. It looks like a pretty simple display. I'm sorta hoping for something with more numbers on it. There seem to be a number of units on eBay that only go to 100 V and 30 A:

Re: [EVDL] EV Digest, Vol 19, Issue 44

2014-05-29 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu May 29 09:36:11 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Indeed, if you have a split pack, you need a fuse for each segment to properly protect against mechanical shorts. In an accident, both ends of a partial pack could get pinched in frame metal. Sheesh. One more thing to buy. With my current

Re: [EVDL] Suitcase EV. vs TravelScoot

2014-06-03 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Jun 03 11:25:40 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: So, I am now focusing on wrangling a good cane for walking designed for my needs (height, weight, and possibly w/ a seat). And a Sword. Don't forget the Sword! -- Try my Sensible Email package!

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

2014-06-03 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Jun 03 12:23:33 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: An interesting idea. But it all hinges on the utilities actually being willing to PAY a fair price for the power they take. So far, they haven't been willing to do that. They get to set the price, and pay as little as possible. Also, depends

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

2014-06-14 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Jun 14 00:33:00 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: My Outlook also reports this message as: Cal Frye via EV so apparently it works in some places... It probably depends on how the Email program handles From: address display. Mine will look up the From: address in my address book, and display

[EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Probably Wheel Chocks would be the next choice. On Fri Jun 20 08:37:37 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I searched but didn't find a similar question. If one exists and I missed it please redirect me. My question concerns manual transmissions and parking in the winter. We don't use a parking

Re: [EVDL] Solar now under $1.50 INSTALLED in Maryland

2014-06-30 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jun 30 09:44:00 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I use 0 net power and they bill me for a couple bits less than $20 every month. For electric service, and various surcharges - all hidden from view in that one line item. There there are those lucky enough to have PSE (Puget Sound Energy).

Re: [EVDL] How crazy am I?

2014-07-21 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jul 21 22:23:18 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: 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

Re: [EVDL] How crazy am I?

2014-07-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Jul 22 10:24:59 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: How about CALB? The smallest one EVSource sells (that's not an endorsement, it's just one place I found offering them online) is 40ah. That's actually what I was using for my own back-of-the-envelope calculations, but from EVWest's site.

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

2014-07-26 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Jul 26 16:43:25 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Personally, I have bought a cheap 110V 3kW inverter (batteries needed) at the DC voltage of my EV pack, so that I can connect the inverter to this huge energy source and have power for whatever I like to power up in my home. Or I can drive to

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

2014-08-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Aug 09 07:38:23 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: You don't say what average speed, but that energy/mile seems reasonable to me for around 45 mph average for that weight and large cross sectional area. Sorry, was at about 55mph most of the time. Todays trip was 41.7 miles, using 82.27AH.

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

2014-08-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Aug 09 17:38:04 PDT 2014 gizm...@gmail.com said: What is the weight of the truck? I'm wondering how close the rule of thumb is that the Wh/mi value is about 10% of the vehicle's weight in pounds. About 6200 lbs. I think any correlation to weight is coincidental. -- Try my Sensible

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

2014-08-10 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Hard to tell, as I had different (and not as good) gauges then. From what I remember, it was nearly the same, even though the truck was about 2000lbs heavier. (48 Golf Cart batteries weigh a LOT) On Sun Aug 10 08:14:43 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: John, what what was the truck's energy/mile

Re: [EVDL] Conversion advice

2014-08-10 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Aug 10 17:13:02 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Going the DC route doesn't make sense anymore with a AC motor and controller for $2500.00. Add to it with a 18kw li-ion battery pack for $4000, and you have a major beginning of a conversion. The old fork lift and golf cart die hard's have

Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I find it interesting that many of the Gotta have Regen! notes are from people that basically admit they screwed up the brake system on their DC vehicles, and want Regen so they have an alternate system. Doesn't matter what kind of power system you have. Your Brake system MUST work! If it's

[EVDL] Air, Climate, Energy, Water Security Well-to-Wheels Report

2014-08-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Aug 22 13:13:47 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I'm constantly asked on this list for the data that's included in the referenced report, so I thought that I would provide this for those that are interested. I had nothing to do with its preparation. I suggest not cluttering up this list

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

2014-08-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Aug 28 10:31:39 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: 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

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

2014-08-29 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Aug 29 15:03:02 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I think one could argue that if you take a 100 mile trip once every 6 weeks, an EV for everything else might work. Renting once every 6 weeks would be reasonable, perhaps. However, aside from the Tesla, 100 mile trips aren't possible. More

Re: [EVDL] Stud type fuse block needed

2014-09-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Sep 08 10:47:30 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: That can work. Just be aware that a fuse can burst when it opens at high current (like a dead short). It throws bits of itself and molten metal in all directions. This can melt or set fire to things around it. That's why fuseholders are

Re: [EVDL] Stud type fuse block needed

2014-09-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
And I just found this as a fuse block for those: http://www.discountfuse.com/1SC375_p/1sc375.htm $14 is pretty cheap On Mon Sep 08 13:38:38 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: On Mon Sep 08 10:47:30 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: That can work. Just be aware that a fuse can burst when it opens at

[EVDL] EV Parking/Charging - biased towards tiny cars!

2014-09-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, I was out with my EV F-250, and checked out some of the charging sites I could find. Some of them are just NOT POSSIBLE for me to use. Parking perpendicular to the street, sized such that a Nissan Leaf with it's front wheels touching the curb, has it's back bumper right at the

[EVDL] Power of EV (DC)

2014-09-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, now that my Electric F-250 is fully functional with it's Leaf batteries, I've been driving it more. One of the odd things I have to deal with is that my other vehicle is a nearly identical truck that is Diesel. So, on the freeway with the Diesel (which I've been driving for years), when

[EVDL] DC-DC Cooling

2014-10-06 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I think I'm going to have to figure out how to water cool my DC-DC. I built this one using 4 Vicor 20A bricks to get a 80A capable unit. It all fits on the back of a 6 square 2 thick heatsink with a 6 fan on it. I'm noticing that when I'm running 40A continuous load, the output starts becoming

Re: [EVDL] DC-DC Cooling

2014-10-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Oct 07 19:05:39 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: From: John Lussmyer via EV ev@lists.evdl.org ... when I'm running 40A continuous load... Wow, what the heck are you running? That seems like a very high load, even with lights on. Are you using 12V resistance heating? No Note

[EVDL] DC-DC Cooling

2014-10-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Oct 06 16:21:01 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I think I'm going to have to figure out how to water cool my DC-DC. I built this one using 4 Vicor 20A bricks to get a 80A capable unit. It all fits on the back of a 6 square 2 thick heatsink with a 6 fan on it. I'm noticing that when I'm

Re: [EVDL] DC-DC Cooling

2014-10-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Oct 07 21:36:58 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Ah, I think you pointed out the issue: the brake vacuum pump. With all the other stuff on, I'm running around 40A without touching the brakes. The car battery can handle the surge current for the brake pump. I will be checking the DC-DC

Re: [EVDL] DC-DC Cooling

2014-10-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Oct 07 21:33:02 PDT 2014 j...@ecoreality.org said: Don't suppose you could run your brakes and steering from mechanical pumps coupled to your drive motor? That would be more efficient, and save you a bit of range. That's what I plan to do in the conversion I'm working on. Somehow, I

Re: [EVDL] Need Lithium batteries.

2014-10-11 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Oct 10 19:18:22 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I've been looking at using LEAF batteries also. Since I'm planning a lower voltage system than the LEAF, I'm planning on paralleling groups of three packs. I noticed that the packs bring out the center tap between the two series sets of

[EVDL] Lightobject meter experience

2014-10-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I'm using the DC AH meter. I'm not currently using it's relay outputs for anything. The AH counting seems to be at least consistent, though since I don't currently have any other meters to compare it to, I can't tell accuracy. I generally use it to tell how many AH's I've used - pretty much as

Re: [EVDL] Lightobject meter experience

2014-10-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I've got the Blue LED version. No problem seeing it on sunny days. Kinda too bright at night though... On Mon Oct 13 13:46:16 PDT 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: On Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:56 PM, Rick Beebe via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: I have a JLD-404 that I use as a fuel gauge and it's

[EVDL] Motor Cooling

2014-11-05 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, I finally got the 2nd Motor temp sensor installed and working. Now I see that something fishy is going on with my motor cooling. Setup: Dual Impulse 9 motors in series (electrically and mechanically) Blower into ductwork into intakes of both motors. Temp sensor on metal grating at other end of

[EVDL] Range vs Speed

2014-11-05 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I'm not seeing much difference in power usage at different speeds. Last night, I drove 60 miles on the highway/freeway, almost entirely at 60mph. used 125AH out of my freshly charged pack. Tonight, I drove the return trip, taking almost an hour longer due to horrible slow traffic on the freeway.

[EVDL] Range vs Speed

2014-11-06 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I should have mentioned, this is with my electric F-250. Aerodynamics of a brick. I was REALLY expecting the much higher aero losses at high speed to make a measureable difference. On Wed Nov 05 21:43:42 PST 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I'm not seeing much difference in power usage at different

Re: [EVDL] Range vs Speed

2014-11-06 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Oh, around 6200 lbs I think. On Thu Nov 06 09:53:15 PST 2014 ctrom...@gmail.com said: How much does it weigh? What everyone else accelerates on every stop-start is probably nothing compared to your situation. Chris On Nov 6, 2014 12:38 PM, John Lussmyer via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: I

Re: [EVDL] Q about using an electronic load.

2014-11-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Nov 07 16:07:19 PST 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: If you are able to consider sufficiently large electronic loads, then ones that can push the energy back into the grid rather than dissipating it as heat become an option. This capability doesn?t really become available until you are

Re: [EVDL] Range vs Speed

2014-11-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Nov 09 19:52:56 PST 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: The right LRR tires makes a big difference also. When I had to replace my year My problem is finding a LRR tire that fits a Ford F-250 truck... -- Try my Sensible Email package! https://sourceforge.net/projects/sensibleemail/

Re: [EVDL] Range vs Speed

2014-11-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
have always been made LRR?  You lose some traction, ride, but gain range.     Jerry Dycus   From: John Lussmyer via EV ev@lists.evdl.org To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List ev@lists.evdl.org; Rush Dougherty r...@ironandwood.org Sent: Sunday

[EVDL] charging station

2014-11-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Ooohh, now that sounds like a fun accessory! On Thu Nov 20 11:07:21 PST 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I bought an older gas pump, not an antique ,but old enough to have the rotary wheels on it, I will take the face plate off and make a hole for a watt meter in the centre, where the top globe

[EVDL] Converting with an Automatic Transmission

2014-11-26 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, just what needs to be done to convert a vehicle with an Automatic transmission? Do you HAVE to idle the motor? (can a zilla do that?) Or is there some other Not Impossibly Difficult way of dealing with it? (Thinking of converting another truck - but pretty much all have Automatic

[EVDL] OT: batteries for solar PV off-grid

2014-12-21 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Dec 21 12:24:58 PST 2014 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I'm assuming the battery output will go into the DC input on the inverter I already have for the PV panels, and that, in turn, means that I don't have to worry about matching voltages from different batteries. Actually, bad assumption.

Re: [EVDL] Please edit TO lists - use only the list

2015-03-14 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Looking at the headers on multiple EVDL messages - I see the List software is putting BOTH the list address AND the original Senders address in the ReplyTo: field - this will result in most email packages using both addresses in the To: field on any replies. -- Try my Sensible Email package!

Re: [EVDL] postal delivery

2015-03-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Mar 22 09:31:52 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Today, I don't know what the Post Office's policy is nationwide. Does anyone have a mail carrier that uses their personal car? All ours switched from personal cars to postal jeeps last year. -- Bobcats and Cougars, oh my!

[EVDL] Odd assortment of solar vehicles and the aerodynamic ramifications of solar panels as a wing.

2015-03-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Mar 08 11:01:39 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I've been researching solar vehicles. There is a ration of panel to size of vehicle to efficiency that is very interesting. A couple of designs were small cars with huge solar panels. One and I think one of the first was simply a

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

2015-03-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Mar 24 10:10:43 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I'd like to hear any first hand accounts or links to tutorials/howto's/photos of anybody who has done this before. Well, I have 120 modules in my F250 conversion. 4) Does anybody sell bus-bars that would be appropriate for a 3-5 cell

[EVDL] Electric Motor power ratings

2015-03-23 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, does anyone have the ratings for a Warp 9 motor, for different time intervals? Max continuous? Max 5 minute? etc... -- Tigers prowl and Dragons soar in my dreams... ___ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub

[EVDL] Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Leaf Bus Bars?

2015-04-25 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Apr 25 18:50:49 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: On the off chance that one of you has taken apart a Leaf pack and reconfigured it such that you?re not using the bus bars anymore, I?ve got to ask: can I have or buy them from you? I have a bunch up here on Whidbey Island. -- Tigers

[EVDL] Wiring sizing

2015-05-16 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat May 16 21:21:56 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: How do I find a chart about wire sizing n resitance. How about a google search for wire sizing resistance? 2nd hit is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge -- Try my Sensible Email package!

Re: [EVDL] Supercharging is not the way.

2015-05-14 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On 05/14/2015 11:21 AM, Ben Goren via EV wrote: Worse...I don't think I've ever seen anything bigger than a 220V / 50A breaker in a residential panel -- though, granted, I'm certainly not an electrician. That's 11 kW. You're going to need half a dozen of those, I have a 60A breaker so my

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Open Source Street-Legal affordable long-range EV4the masses

2015-05-18 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon May 18 20:42:44 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: The two forces are equal for my car at about 45 mph, drag force is about 50% larger at 55 mph, and about twice as large at about 65 mph. (Cd and rolling resistance estimates from roll down tests) I really should figure this out for my EV.

[EVDL] Article: Inexpensive Electric Cars May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

2015-04-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Found via SlashDot. A new study suggests that battery-powered vehicles are close to being cost-effective for most people. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/536336/inexpensive-electric-cars-may-arrive-sooner-than-you-think/ -- Try my Sensible Email package!

Re: [EVDL] EV Digest, Vol 32, Issue 18

2015-06-11 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On 6/11/2015 3:00 PM, David Miller via EV wrote: Everyone, One of our Rav4EV News Group guys converted his Rav4 to Lithium for ~$7.5 total. $5k for 95 batteries and $2.5k for the BMS. His conversion adds j1772 charging capability as well. He gets a 90 mile range and has sporty

Re: [EVDL] Design News: Why Aren't Electrical Cars Sales Better? It's the battery.

2015-05-30 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat May 30 09:25:16 PDT 2015 e...@msn.com said: Here in Montana, there are fuel pumps for using in vehicles for off roads driving meaning country, state and federal. You can cross them, but cannot drive them. Yes, and those vehicles probably aren't registered as on-road vehicles, so

Re: [EVDL] Design News: Why Aren't Electrical Cars Sales Better? It's the battery.

2015-05-29 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri May 29 16:19:59 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Seems impossible to monitor how can they know how far I drove? There's this wonderful new invention that most cars have in them. It's called an Odometer. -- Worlds only All Electric F-250 truck!

Re: [EVDL] Design News: Why Aren't Electrical Cars Sales Better? It's the battery.

2015-05-30 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat May 30 07:58:46 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: This will depend on what type of speedometer you have. I am starting to replace the analog instruments with digital. The new digital has a external control where you can reset the mileage to any thing you want. Yes, and what % of vehicle

Re: [EVDL] Bu's e-wheely bad idea weaving-recklessly the wrongway HT delivery

2015-08-23 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Aug 23 11:25:05 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Even the worst full-sized gasoline-powered motorcycle is going to get better fuel economy than the best econobox That particular part of your statement is incorrect. I used to ride a 1000cc motorcycle that got 30mpg. -- Bobcats and

Re: [EVDL] Bu's e-wheely bad idea weaving-recklessly the wrongway HT delivery

2015-08-23 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Aug 23 12:49:38 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: On Aug 23, 2015, at 11:45 AM, John Lussmyer cou...@casadelgato.com wrote: On Sun Aug 23 11:25:05 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Even the worst full-sized gasoline-powered motorcycle is going to get better fuel economy than the best

[EVDL] How I confuse people

2015-08-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
At a local restuarant: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1167847409897520l=e0dae9b544 -- Bobcats and Cougars, oh my! http://john.casadelgato.com/Pets ___ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub

Re: [EVDL] Aluminum-Air-Water Primary Battery Backup for LiIon Pack

2015-08-05 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Aug 05 10:15:20 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: Wouldn't you like to have one of these as a backup when your LiIons go dead? For 60 pounds of weight, you'd get 1000 miles of range, with a few hundred miles of range between each plain water fill-up. If the price was right, this might be a

Re: [EVDL] 48V Energy Meter (Lead-Acid)...

2015-07-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jul 24 13:27:24 PDT 2015 mgaxi...@gmail.com said: That product looks nice, there is one question (taking advantage you are using it on your truck); Which is the gauge you mostly use to monitor from this device, that tells you the SOC of your battery pack? Or my question in different way

[EVDL] 48V Energy Meter (Lead-Acid)...

2015-07-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jul 24 11:08:48 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: I'm looking for an energy meter for a lead-acid 48V (Nominal) bank. A friend recommended me this one from Xantrex: I use one of these in my EV Truck:

Re: [EVDL] Bicycle battery

2015-07-15 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jul 15 03:59:18 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: sufficient current. This cart does not yet have an amphour counter. I've been using TBS meters but they are too expensive for this application. Does anyone have suggestions for cheap ah counters? I like this one:

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: GM Would Be Smart To Launch An e-Pickup Truck Before Tesla

2015-10-23 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Oct 23 13:29:35 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >On Oct 23, 2015, at 12:49 PM, Willie2 via EV wrote: > >> I have four of these: http://is.gd/j4BtyS on order for about $1300 each. > >Updates on how those work out for you would be appreciated. Oh paper, they're >worth

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: GM Would Be Smart To Launch An e-Pickup Truck Before Tesla

2015-10-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Oct 22 08:34:57 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >On Oct 22, 2015, at 12:18 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote: > >> In order for the individual to >> see the value proposition, the truck would need a range of at least 200-250 >> miles, a towing capacity of 4,000 lbs+, and cost

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: GM Would Be Smart To Launch An e-Pickup Truck Before Tesla

2015-10-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Oct 22 09:30:56 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Between those two extremes there'll be overlap...which is why what the >original author probably actually wants is a Volt-style plugin hybrid. Give it >a powerful electric motor, a ~50 kWh battery...and an onboard 5 - 10 kW >generator and

[EVDL] Vehicle Noise (was Leaf buying thread0

2015-11-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Nov 13 09:53:14 PST 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I am always surprised how much more noise a regular >ICE vehicle makes and how I in my EV am sitting in total quiet and even >hear the motor of Hybrids around me turn off while waiting at the light >while people in their noisy ICE need to

Re: [EVDL] Level 3 Charging for conversions?

2015-07-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jul 08 06:33:52 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: http://emotorwerks.com/products/online-store/product/show/97-new-chademo-tm-compatible-charge-controller-for-emotorwerks-dc-chargers   That was weird. The forum dropped the link for some reason. As far as I can tell, that's a EVSE, not the

Re: [EVDL] Level 3 Charging for conversions?

2015-07-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
That doesn't make sense then. Cars like a Nissan Leaf don't have a 12 or 25KW charger in them for the Level 3 port. The whole point of that setup is to move the big, heavy, expensive, charger off-vehicle. On Wed Jul 08 12:40:05 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: John, This *is* the car side.

[EVDL] Level 3 Charging for conversions?

2015-07-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Does anyone know of a Level 3 charge adapter kit for conversions? The control/communication electronics are the important part. I can get a Chademo socket off a wrecked car. -- Bobcats and Cougars, oh my! http://john.casadelgato.com/Pets ___

Re: [EVDL] Hello again...

2015-11-17 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Nov 17 18:23:08 PST 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Yep, I have totally forgotten my old EV Album password. Too many passwords >these days. When I changed jobs a couple years ago I lost track of the text >file that I used for everything. Duh! I gave up on keeping track myself. I use

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The Big EV Debate> Go for Small or Big Battery Pack?

2015-09-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Sep 28 21:12:35 PDT 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I thought that both would be well recieved. Alas the VLC still sits waiting >for traction. No one seems interested in it. I wondered why? Does it have Stereo, Air Conditioning, windows that open, comfy seats, reasonable acceleration?

[EVDL] Upgraded heater

2015-12-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I just upgraded the heater in my truck from a single ceramic core (nominal 1500W) to 2 of them. Measurements show that I'm getting about 2000W of heat total when the fan is on hi. Even though each core is wired for 240 VAC, and I'm driving it with 327VDC. Wonder if these actually draw 1500W

Re: [EVDL] Upgraded heater

2015-12-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Dec 28 20:22:42 PST 2015 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Either only one core is passing the electric current >or the air flow is not sufficient to avoid the heaters >to reach the temp where they increase in resistance enough >to self-limit the power (so they don't burn up) > >Can you see / check

[EVDL] Books on converting a car to ev?

2016-01-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Jan 12 18:40:12 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >In the near term I am considering the conversion of >my 1951 Chevy pickup to ev, probably with it's own solar panels. I could >also charge it from the solar panels that power my house. Can anyone >recommend fairly up-to-date books that are

Re: [EVDL] Books on converting a car to ev?

2016-01-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Jan 12 21:46:18 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >One, start with goals. How far do you want to be able to drive? What >kind of acceleration? How steep a hill? Do you need to tow anything? >Or carry a heavy load uphill? Very definitely! >Then do the math. There are various

Re: [EVDL] 12v tales

2016-06-06 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jun 06 08:44:58 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I've wondered about this as well. Why keep the legacy 12v battery in an >EV? Design all the lights, motors, and electronics to run on pack >voltage, and eliminate the 12v battery, its charging circuits, and problems. Putting 300VDC at the

Re: [EVDL] Golf cart controllers

2016-06-10 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jun 10 04:37:11 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >www.studmonkeyracing.com/forums/pds.pdf >Maybe this manual will help. Thanks, that does help. I don't think I can use this controller. sigh. Needs an inductive throttle, and a speed sensor, neither of which I have. Guess I need to find an

[EVDL] Golf cart controllers

2016-06-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, my old golf cart with a Curtis 1206 recently died. As far as I can tell, the controller failed. I found I have a Curtis 73326G07 controller I picked up some time ago, but I have some questions about using it. A) Will it work without the speed sensor? (if not, can I get one?) B) The wiring

[EVDL] Ground Faults

2016-06-01 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Well, I've discovered that my truck has a ground fault of some kind in it somewhere. For a long time, I've been charging off the Welder outlet in my shop. I recently installed a nice big 240v 60A GFCI breaker for a charging outlet at the house. The GFCI trips every time I try to charge. It

Re: [EVDL] Ground Faults

2016-06-01 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
or then >carbon build up from the brushes can create a path. > >Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone > Original message --------From: John Lussmyer via EV ><ev@lists.evdl.org> Date: 6/1/16 7:35 PM (GMT-06:00) To: Electric Vehicle >Discussion List <ev@li

Re: [EVDL] L2 across USA tripper might want to rethink his 2nd trip EV ...

2016-06-18 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jun 17 22:46:55 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I still would like a 10kW on board charger with an in-car way to program >the max current draw from the wall rather than just rely on the EVSE for >control. So, like the 12KW PFC-50 I have in my truck? :-) -- Worlds only All Electric

Re: [EVDL] Level 1 charging solar

2016-06-16 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Jun 16 20:55:37 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >There have always been clouds, and yes, the inverters manage it. It is one >of their main functions. When the voltage of the supply exceeds the battery >voltage, the battery is charged (limited by the BMS). When there is >insufficient

[EVDL] Converting '51 Chevy pickup: Books on converting a car to ev?

2016-01-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jan 13 07:05:47 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Meaning you may decide initially to go with the lower cost lead-acid (PbSO4) >flooded batteries (i.e.: 24 T-105's in a box in the truck bed) but also >consider what-if later you went for the taller t-145, or upgraded to li-ion Nowadays,

Re: [EVDL] Leaf donor car? Books on converting a car to ev?

2016-01-14 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Jan 14 21:31:03 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >You will need power similar to the 650 hp of the stock Corvette. The Tesla >P85D has over 700 hp for 4600 pounds, so in the ball park. That 650 hp is >about 485 kW. With a battery voltage of 400V, you need 1200 amps from your

Re: [EVDL] Converting '51 Chevy pickup: Books on converting a car to ev?

2016-01-18 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jan 18 21:33:31 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Lithiums are nice; but expensive. They also require a more expensive >charger and battery management system. With the price of Lead lately, Li batteries aren't that much more expensive. >> An e-meter would be a definite. > >A good choice.

Re: [EVDL] Converting '51 Chevy pickup: Books on converting a car to ev?

2016-01-18 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jan 18 18:36:31 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >today have an advertised "peak power" of 200-300 watts. They are roughly >3 feet x 6 feet (about the most you can get on a car or pickup), and Well, if you made a bed cover for a full size truck, you could fit at least 2, as you have about

Re: [EVDL] Leaf donor car? Books on converting a car to ev?

2016-01-14 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Jan 14 04:34:47 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >You left out the fact that series motors get too hot when operated at highway >speed for extended periods of time. With the advance in battery technology >this is causing some people issues. Which is one of the reasons I went with dual 9"

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: No tumbling Leaf EV values

2016-02-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Feb 09 08:08:55 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: > Plus Nissan is committed to a replacement pack for 5500 dollars.  I wonder if it will be possible to just go to a Nissan Dealership and just buy a "replacement" pack... -- Tigers prowl and Dragons soar in my dreams...

Re: [EVDL] Exploding hoverboard fires: Petaluma-CA house & Erie-PA SUV

2016-02-05 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Feb 05 12:40:16 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Peri Hartman via EV wrote: >Flashlights are a perfect "Draino" product. Ten cents worth of materials >that sells for ten dollars. Sold on advertising claims and appearance. >But then it isn't used, and goes in the cupboard "just in case". If

[EVDL] Looking for help learning to build EV motor

2016-02-11 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Feb 11 08:51:08 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I am located in the Seattle, WA area (Woodinville, actually), and am >interested in learning to build and control my own switched reluctance >electric motor. The long-term goal of the project will be to build an >EV from scratch (not a

Re: [EVDL] Where 20 amp receptacles are required

2016-01-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jan 20 09:16:02 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >The easiest way to identify a breaker is to plug something into the >outlet and flip breakers until it goes out. A loud radio works if you >can hear that far. If not, a second person on a cell phone is ideal. If >you're alone, turn off all

Re: [EVDL] Heater solution for S-10 conversion, tips & tricks

2016-02-16 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Feb 16 14:58:48 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I hope others will reply with what they use. I'm using a pair of Ceramic heater cores from 120V household heaters. I re-wired the sections in them (seem to be about 60V each) to be nominally 240V heater cores. I drive them off my 320V

Re: [EVDL] battery box

2016-03-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Mar 13 19:08:05 PDT 2016 daniel...@yahoo.com said: >John, how did you attach the aluminum sheets together for your box?  I also >need to build abattery box for my S-10 conversion. I have gathered several bed >frames from garage sales to build a battery box frame. Would that be

[EVDL] battery box

2016-03-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I used 1/8" sheet aluminum to build mine. Much easier than fiberglass. (and you can use a coating paint to protect it if you need to.) On Sat Mar 12 09:30:30 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I'm looking for a source for a weather tight, probably fiberglass, box. >About 4'x6' and 2' high with

Re: [EVDL] When will Tesla's electricity come to the Ag farm?

2016-03-25 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Mar 25 11:19:30 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I get 20 mpg on my current 4x4; got 24 when I had a Dodge-Cummins 2x4. That >might not seem like much, but when compared with other 3/4 ton trucks? I get >that much even with stake-pocket sides and five yards of manure in it! That >?3/4

[EVDL] sparrow cd

2016-03-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Mar 04 15:25:25 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >This is Tom Shrimplin in Manhattan Kansas. I have an nmg and number 13 Sparrow. >13 has a sign claiming it made it to the top of Mount Washington. Is there >anyone in the group that might know the CD of the Sparrow? Thank you. You may want

Re: [EVDL] Hotel Chargers

2016-04-27 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Apr 27 17:35:51 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I would think hotels would be the first place you'd see chargers: it's a great >perk to advertise, if I'm stopping at hotel - I probably really need to >charge, the cost is small compared to the room charge, it makes them look >'modern',

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: ?L3 quick charging or pack swaps, on long EV trips? (v)

2016-05-02 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon May 02 05:22:27 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >He says:  >Imagine that now you're driving your car, and let's say its 40 percent or >50 percent empty," de Callafon said. "You would have to charge it. Here you >could actually take, if you have 10 modules in your car, and take five out ?

Re: [EVDL] EV's for Armagedon

2016-07-17 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Jul 17 09:58:38 PDT 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Many vehicles already have HVDC charging capability it's called chademo >standard. If you have 330VDC available you just need an interface that >complies with chademo. jack Richard of EVTV has developed such a product or >rather had the

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

2017-02-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Feb 20 01:48:38 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >This project was conceived to promote greener initiatives in the tourism and >travel industry in Sri Lanka. We have identified a high impact (environmental >and sustainability) market, Safari touring vehicles in national parks of Sri

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