Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 Paris Motor Show - See you there

Like two years ago where I first saw the LEAF
I going to the 2012 Paris Motor Show
 hoping to see more Electric Cars - the only ones I am interested in ...

See you there ... or see you on monday with a lot of pictures ;-)

Twizy Take Off !

After a little tour of the Renault EV Center, participants are going for a test drive on Ile Seguin, on the other side of la Seine

Fasten your seatblet please, and get ready for take off :-)

Twizy Take off !

Microsoft France is using a small Electric Bus for employees

From the magazine I saw that Microsoft, in their new headquaters in Paris (Issy les Moulineaux) is offering free Electric Bus / Shuttle service for its employees 

Citroen C-Zero

This white Citroen C-Zero was too fast ! That's the only shot I could get ...

LiFePO4 ESS Update - Daytime Charging OK for a week now

Starting last saturday, I now have been charging and discharging my LiFePO4 ESS for almost a full week

Saturday = Charging all day

Sunday = Discharging all day (with some pauses)

On Monday, I set up a timer to start and stop the charger automatically and leave it all day long while at work 

Starting on a timer at 07:30, the batteries are slowly charging (@ 10A) at home, during the day, until the charge is cut off at 17:40 to simulate the daytime charging it will do with the solar system in the future

Using Karotz as a webcam, I can watch my meters from work while or on my iPhone from anywhere

Arriving home, here is the situation: we are at the very end of the charge, the charger is pushing 1A only into the batteries and voltage showing 29V, the cut off is very near

Lowest capacity cells groups shwoing 3.93V and 3.91V are fine, and probably did not reach 4V

Total energy used to charge on monday = 3.3 kWh

Charger is pushing 1A only into the batteries and voltage showing 29V, the cut off is very near

and charger end of charge cut off has now happened: Ampmeter is reading 0A and voltage is slowly dropping from 29V

Charger LED2 is now green, meaning the charge is over (and it will not start again unless the AC side is cut off for 10 seconds, it is a security feature)

Wattson Pro graph for Monday: Charging 07:30-18:40 & Discharging 18:40-22:30 
The blue line represents the production from the BESPSS and is almost perfectly matching the usage (in red), unless too high (production maximum output is 1000W for now)

Tuesday: Charging 07:30-17:40 & Discharging 17:40-22:30

After that I moved Karotz to see the Ampmeter too

Reaching the end of the charge: Ampmeter showing 5A (half and going down) and voltage 28.6V

Timer cut off => Ampmeter is showing 0A and voltage is dropping

Wednesday: Charging 07:30-17:40 & Discharging 17:40-22:30



Thursday: Charging 07:30-17:40 & Discharging 17:40-auto cut off at 22:45

Overall I am very satisfied with this week of tests:

 - Charger work fine (long periods of charge and automatic cut off at the end of charge) and the batteries are now well balanced (no group of cells is going too high)

- Automated power output from the BESPSS is matching the home usage (as much as possible) and automatic cut off is working fine, protecting the battery bank from going to low in voltage

Japanese Family with a red LEAF 日産リーフオーナーインタビュー 奥野さま

I watched this video a long time ago and wanted to share it here :-)

100%電気自動車 日産リーフ オーナーさまインタビュー
More about it here

They have solar panels over the parking doors

Thursday, September 27, 2012

LEAF Link update - Version 1.1.2 Trial - Charge Stations bug fixed

As I wrote in my earlier post, Mike fixed the OpenChargeMap charge stations bug (not showing in France), removing the filter on connector type = J1772 & CHAdeMO

LEAF Link New version 1.1.2

BTW, I found this browsing my iPhone Settings 

Removed the old app version 1.1.0

Downloaded the latest version from his server & sync on iTunes ...

App start up: Login problem :-( (oh no...)

and on the second try I get connected to CARWINGS server :-)

Maps, options, Mike added "Show Compatible Charging Stations" & "Show All Charging Stations"
I choose the first one on purpose (that is like before ina away, a filtered search on J1772 & CHAdeMO)

and I get this message: "Nothing found" and it proposes to choose the other option "Show all" and I choose "Always" because that is what I need to see charge stations here (until they get the connector type...)

and here are the Parisian charge stations showing :-) 
Bravo Mike !

zooming in

Option has been changed here

Merci Mike !  :-)

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