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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:24 am

Yep that's Andrew sounds like a plan.


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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:44 am

Here is us getting a plug from Jehu Garcia.

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https://youtu.be/-L7-Z8UvWiQ
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:55 am

Sorry Guys I cant seam to get to preview

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:50 am

Here is an update of our projects

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby ridethelightning » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:01 am

nice vid kiwi. i really like the sticker on the vector bike, breakes up the profile nicely :wink:

keen to do a similar build to your hilux myself but need to find some financing for the components..those motors/controllers aint chaep!
what sort of voltage range do those motors operate on, im thinking 6 tesla modules seriesed will be 129.6v nom,150v fully charged@ 256ah..
thanks heaps for sharing

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:22 am

ridethelightning wrote:nice vid kiwi. i really like the sticker on the vector bike, breakes up the profile nicely :wink:

keen to do a similar build to your hilux myself but need to find some financing for the components..those motors/controllers aint chaep!
what sort of voltage range do those motors operate on, im thinking 6 tesla modules seriesed will be 129.6v nom,150v fully charged@ 256ah..
thanks heaps for sharing

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Thanks mate yeah the sticker is cool from a distance.

Motors have 2 controller options 96 to 129 volt or 144 to 169 volts I think your tesla pack will be ok on the higher voltage they are also a 500amp controller.
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby ridethelightning » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:52 am

so if i use the 144-169v controller, still ok with pack that will be operating below 144 v for much of the discharge cycle? (108-151.2v range)
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:53 pm

ridethelightning wrote:so if i use the 144-169v controller, still ok with pack that will be operating below 144 v for much of the discharge cycle? (108-151.2v range)


I will find out, I have operated my one down to 133 volts static. But when im driving it drops down to 110 volts under load you may have to drop a module and go to the lower voltage controller.

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby ridethelightning » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:54 pm

or add a module... :D
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby ridethelightning » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:21 am

I think iv decided to get 7 of the tesla 5.9kwh modules. dont want to skimp on battery size, though it will stretch my finances very thinly. difficult to add more later.

So, looking to start the selection process for the vehicle for my build now.
im keen to get a dual cab ute, with good ground clearance.
suggestions have been holden rodeo, mazda bravo, ford courier, and of course one of the lighter highlux models, 90s, before they made them with 3.0l engines.
just wanted to ask, from a conversion point of veiw, will any of these be more or less suitable? I mean the lightest weight is always good, but perhaps there are some features i am not aware of that will be a pain in the ass when it comes to swapping out the engine..

Did you choose the highlux dual cab deliberately or was it just conveniently available?
do you think a 4wd would have much more consumption/weight then 2wd when not in 4wd ?(assuming the front hubs are manual lock type)

just wanting to glean some advice from some one who has probably made all these choices already :)

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby Rube » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:09 pm

ridethelightning wrote: So, looking to start the selection process for the vehicle for my build now......

If you have trouble deciding you might want to consider the crash rating, and if the safety features such as airbags add extra complexity. Early style airbags used basic inertia or impact contractors but later model safety systems started to integrate into the CAN bus as ABS and side intrusion airbags became more common.
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby ridethelightning » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:25 pm

so that sounds like they got safer as time went bye, but also way more complex, which could be a real pian
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:12 am

So have been working for the last 3 weeks hopefully home this week.

So we are now agents for HPEVs high performance electric motors on the east coast of Australia and will supply motors at trade prices pm us if you are interested.

We will also back this up with motor adapters, advice and have a Curtis programer to help anyone out.

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:48 am

So I installed the new optical controller which was good and bad.

First the small hex screws that lock the disc on the shaft are fiddle and bloody hard to find when you drop one on the floor. Got it installed and it fired up then I screwed the cover on and ground its self into the disc which put metal and plastic filings into the optical sensor and faulted the controller. Took cover off and then drilled a hole in the cover to allow room for the drive shaft.
This worked well until the shaft heated up and ground more crap, faulted the controller multiple times that cleared with key start cycles to get home.
So im going to run it with the cover off.
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:18 pm

Right ES members I can get hold of Tesla 420kw drive unit with controller hack and gearbox shafts etc.

AUD$15,000

Plus shipping and taxes

Pm if interested

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby galderdi » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:17 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhh I wish I had $15K....can I pay with my left Testicle instead?

Just as a matter of interest what else would be required to get that to run? (Batteries, contactors, accelerator etc)
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:35 am

galderdi wrote:Ahhhhhhhhhh I wish I had $15K....can I pay with my left Testicle instead?

Just as a matter of interest what else would be required to get that to run? (Batteries, contactors, accelerator etc)

Left and right balls will get you a deposit lol.

Just need throttle, 400 volt battery pack and a safety contactor for maintenance.

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby Hillhater » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:53 am

Are there any fully running Tesla PU drive transplants running yet .?
I know there are several in progress but i dont recall any fully completed.
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:57 am

Hillhater wrote:Are there any fully running Tesla PU drive transplants running yet .?
I know there are several in progress but i dont recall any fully completed.



I'm fairly sure EVTV have got there VW ute going but that's a different hack.
We are using a firmware hack.

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby riba2233 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:01 am

Hillhater wrote:Are there any fully running Tesla PU drive transplants running yet .?
I know there are several in progress but i dont recall any fully completed.


Yep, evora on diyelectriccar
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby Hillhater » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Yes , he looks to be about 90% there, and certainly seems to have it well sorted.
....but, much like the EVTV crew, not your average DIY amateur. !
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:40 am

Hillhater wrote:Yes , he looks to be about 90% there, and certainly seems to have it well sorted.
....but, much like the EVTV crew, not your average DIY amateur. !


We a really trying to make these units plug and play by doing firmware we dont need to scan the Tesla can bus and mimic it. This firmware will directly control the inverter.

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby kiwiev » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:56 am

Here is a teaser

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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby ridethelightning » Fri May 19, 2017 6:48 am

another hilux buid begins here:
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=88393

thanks for the help so far kiwi!
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Re: KiwiEVs next project fast EV

Postby hal2000 » Sat May 20, 2017 7:35 pm

According to jack on evtv the chips on post 2014 investors are locked down with security so you can't re flash firmware, are you using older drive units or pulling and replacing the chips?
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