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by SimonR
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: life on here
Replies: 23
Views: 19511

Sorry if you found even that humble explanation offensive, I was simply attempting to offer a possible reason for the impression you have of the replies you received to your previous questions. Offensive - no, patronising - yes. It's just the kind of reply which drives people away. The point is nob...
by SimonR
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: life on here
Replies: 23
Views: 19511

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by SimonR
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: life on here
Replies: 23
Views: 19511

Here is the thread about the mechanical speed controller:

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php/lobuck-controller-hi-amps-31134.html

Si
by SimonR
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: life on here
Replies: 23
Views: 19511

i sent a pm about that tubuler controller idea that looks good but no reply,also i find these days that if something isnt super efficient it gets thrown out a lot of good ideas fall by the wayside because of this. my opinion also with electric vehicles is to much reliance on electronics,where as so...
by SimonR
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mechanical Speed Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 17702

I'm afraid I have no more info than is posted above. I'll have a look and see if I can find a mail address for Steve though.

Si
by SimonR
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Dumb charging idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 9797

Also dont forget you'll be looking at high amounts of DC floating about which if you come into contact with will burn you without you really knowing Shocked or if you get locked onto it you cant let go of the stuff Shocked I wondered if somebody would have to get that in. Perhaps I should get a 'gr...
by SimonR
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Dumb charging idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 9797

Dumb charging idea?

I have a string of 16 Optima batteries (from a scrap yard so they don't matter too much). Would it be entirely dumb to charge them just by rectifying 230v mains - and connecting it straight to the batteries? That will deliver 14.3v per battery which isn't far off the constant 14.7v they recommend. O...
by SimonR
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SIADIS Software - v3.11 needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 9965

Thanks.
HelixEV is where the v2.05 software came from. I tried mailing him - but no reply as yet.

I have posted pretty much the same thread on DIYElectricCar - so you never know!

Si
by SimonR
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SIADIS Software - v3.11 needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 9965

SIADIS Software - v3.11 needed!

I have a Siemens Simotion AC Inverter drive which I have been trying to get to work. It came from a scrap yard - without any of the accompanying wiring etc, so I've been trying to reverse engineer it to some extent. I found a copy of the manual on the web and eventually found the pinouts / pin numbe...
by SimonR
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Innovation and route to finance question
Replies: 3
Views: 4870

Although we do not have large sums of money to invest ourselves - I do have a lot of experience of building a successful company without any outside investment. We (http://www.x-eng.co.uk) were told when we started that to be successful we would need at least 100k working capital to get going - wher...

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