After about an hour of driving there was a break in the weather and we got to watch the sun rise... In front of us. That's not right...
I had failed to take the Port Wakefield road, and had been driving north-east along the Sturt Highway
jonescg wrote: as well as a general ICE service. Hopefully the last one this engine will ever see
jonescg wrote:Hehe, nah, SolidWorks sounds expensive. This is Google Sketchup. Pretty good for getting my ideas on a screen in a hurry, but you can't export the files in any meaningful format.
The cells are (eventually) going to come from EiG direct. The won't sell me their terminations and packaging modules Not sure why, but maybe it was lost in the Korenglish. The >1000 cell price break is pretty good, but it still amounts to a ~$77,000 order. Good thing there are a few Aussies keen to get in on the order. As I won't be in a position to order cells for at least another year it's all just ideas at this stage.
You found that Craigslist CRX yet?
jonescg wrote:No worries, Arlo, Troy. Cell info can be found at http://www.eigbattery.com
As I said, I won't be doing any ordering for a long time. The new race bike is going to take all of my money and then some, so the CRX ideas are way ahead of their time. That said, before Christmas I will be helping a friend do a 110S scooter conversion where we take the boat anchor lead out and drop lithium in. These cells would be a perfect way to test the water and see how they stack up (both metaphorically and physically). If the boards work out to be a winning formula then I will get a shitload of them made up and can be sold with the cells when we eventually make the big order.
Troy, I can't really justify the CRX either. Katherine and I have got by on two wheels for the last 4 years, and myself for the last 11 years. It was really just that I wanted another project...
jonescg wrote:OK so for small orders, EiG won't offer any decent prices. $73 each before taxes, customs, shipping or dangerous goods. So the scooter won't be getting a Korean battery just yet.
Given the volume available in the e-max 110s scooter, I thought I would work out what was possible should money never be an issue. We could pull out 90 kg of lead and replace it with 62 kg of EiGs, leaving you with a 12 kWh battery You could travel at least 240 km on a single charge Given my arse was sore after about 15 km, I don't think this would make sense
However, for the CRX, assuming the ideal landed price of ~$75 each, my 37 kWh pack would cost $40,000 including terminations and BMS. And since the motor and inverter are going from the race bike to the car, that's not a bad price for a conversion. All up, costs the same as a Nissan Leaf and goes further, and looks better
...my 37 kWh pack would cost $40,000 .....
..... that's not a bad price for a conversion.
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