Monday 17 May 2010

Cedric Lynch and Agni Motors - The Legend (w/Video) | Electric Vehicle News

Watch this video. Cedric is my new hero. He will be yours too after watching. :)

Cedric Lynch and Agni Motors - The Legend (w/Video) | Electric Vehicle News

Better pictures of the Twister / Water Spout

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Sunday 16 May 2010

Just saw a water spout (twister over water) at Collaroy Beach

My family were at the beach this afternoon and spotted a water spout out to sea.
Quite an awesome site.

Looks undramatic in the pictures though.

Saturday 8 May 2010

Dead charger in my electric hilux ute. aka Electro-Lux.

Looks like the voltage sag was because one of my chargers died, and a set of 4 batteries wasn't charging.

Hopefully I can revive the 4 batteries that were not getting charged. They read 44 volts before charging so there might be hope.

I just ordered 2 more chargers from my favourite eBay seller e-crazyman.

The small cooling fan failed, causing one of the capacitors to die in a spectacular fashion blowing the top off and spreading it guts all over the inside of the charger.

Parts on the primary and secondary side of the switched mode charger were chard and one of the output fuses blew.

Thursday 6 May 2010

2.4G Wireless LAN antennas for sale.

I am selling some wi-fi antennas on eBay at the moment. Fixed price, free postage.

Wireless Lan 2.4GHz 802.11b/g Patch Antenna - Linear.New

Wireless Lan 2.4GHz 802.11b/g Patch Antenna - Linear.Used

Wireless Lan 2.4GHz Patch Antenna - Circular Polarised.

Lead Acid batteries realy dont like the cold

The weather hear in Sydney has really cooled down in the last week or so. The night temperature dropped to about 11 last night and the daytime high was 16.

I am only getting about 25km before the battery pack stars sagging to 500V under load. The battery pack is 600v nominal and fully charged is 665 volts.

On a warm day (25+) I can get nearer 35-40km.

Temps are in C.

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Repeal Ontario's Ban on Licensing Electric Vehicles!

Repeal Ontario's Ban on Licensing Electric Vehicles!


Ontario's Ban on Electric Cars

The Issue

In early February 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) began a secret campaign to refuse new registrations of electric cars in the province. As a result, Ontarians cannot qualify for the only incentive Ontario offers individuals for putting an electric car on the road today - a rebate of the Retail Sales Tax (but only up to $1,000.00). That incentive expires on June 30, 2010, with the introduction of the HST. We have looked for new rules, regulations or written policy to justify recent actions, and have found none.