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by philbrennan
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: BMW X5 E70
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: BMW X5 e70

I think it might be more that Damian just didn't have an x5 or is more into the saloons. Generally an older car may have less complex systems to deal with, and it happens that Damian has already written software to integrate with BMW Canbus for the e39/e65 ( I'm not sure how much the e70 differs ) T...
by philbrennan
Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The LandYacht BMW E39 Saloon
Replies: 111
Views: 15294

Re: The LandYacht BMW E39 Saloon

Looking good. Curious on the charger change - current charging needs an upgrade?
by philbrennan
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The LandYacht BMW E39 Saloon
Replies: 111
Views: 15294

Re: The LandYacht BMW E39 Saloon

well, thats me sorted then.
by philbrennan
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The LandYacht BMW E39 Saloon
Replies: 111
Views: 15294

Re: The LandYacht BMW E39 Saloon

Looking good. This is the project that makes mine easier :) I can see the gearbox mounts line up well aft of the standard chassis holes. good for weight distribution a hway. If I recall you already had added more, not sure if that was on this car. I would argue with the 2 tonne thing by the way, my ...
by philbrennan
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: BMW E46 Touring (IS300h + long range)
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: BMW E46 Touring (IS300h + long range)

I'm interested as to how much less space the 300 takes compared to 450.
by philbrennan
Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

what sort of car you converting? bmw also? I think its a better packaging alright. I gave 350 for box and oil pump controller. inverter is same again roughly but haven't purchased that yet.
by philbrennan
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

Yeah, I've read that but while there's no choice on the other steps, theres quite a few potential insurers. Some are going to be a definite no. I don't have any of the process completed but I'm not going to go ahead if theres no insurers entertaining it.
by philbrennan
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

After seeing a question in another thread I'm now going to ring around about insurance before I commit any further. Evinsurance.ie are a no due to the age of the car. Its 20 years old. If anyone knows of insurers who do take on conversions let me know please.. <edit> First Ireland have also just sai...
by philbrennan
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: AUDI A4 B5 conversion to 135 volts
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: AUDI A4 B5 conversion to 135 volts

I am loving the wooden boxes. Looks like a nice conversion.
by philbrennan
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

yeah fair point.. I had seen on threads how to disable regen but its not something worth chancing really. I could cobble together a few lead acid batteries quick enough either.
by philbrennan
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware v3.0
Topic: ZombieVerter VCU Support
Replies: 910
Views: 72211

Re: ZombieVerter VCU Support

What about branching from here https://github.com/damienmaguire/Stm32- ... 4ddd30e3fc which seems to predate some large refactoring and putting the fixes on there? Just a thought.
by philbrennan
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Hardware v3.0
Topic: ZombieVerter VCU Support
Replies: 910
Views: 72211

Re: ZombieVerter VCU Support

Hrm, pity I don't have mine running on bench yet. So its like you know what needs fixing but the fix itself is the issue. If you detail out the changes that need to be made I'm sure a few of us can look at the code and suggest how it needs to be implemented?
by philbrennan
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

Lets be prepared for a fairly long project. Im quite happy to tear into the car once Ive everything running nicely in my shed. I've an inverter lined up. In the short-term I'm wondering about a power supply or test battery.. I had thought of putting the dc rails from an atx power supply in series bu...
by philbrennan
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

Yeah that's a bit of a strange and unfortunate situation in the UK, not sure what their logic is. There is at least a supply of tourings over there though so you should be able to pickup an early one with a blown engine or box easily enough. There were zero sport tourings for sale over here so had t...
by philbrennan
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

Hi, I'm in Ireland so no worries there.. I see the uk reg in picture, old picture :) I imported the car from uk late.. 2019?
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by philbrennan
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: E39e Touring

Since I have my own thread now.. I will put some dumbass questions in it. I like a lot about the Leaf pack - air cooled, comes with contactors and a simple BMS. I would propose to use those contactors. For the BMS - I see Johannes A2 conversion uses it. Why should I not do the same? The 24kwh Leaf p...
by philbrennan
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: E39e Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 797

E39e Touring

I've been on here for a while now, recently I think Jack Bauer's videos have retriggered this in my brain. Thanks also to the various other people on here who have been very helpful! I'm a software engineer by trade, though generally higher level languages these days, I've done c/c++ in the past. I'...
by philbrennan
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: BMW e30e
Replies: 44
Views: 6236

Re: BMW e30e

paaa wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:25 am Phiil im only out the road from you in kilcock , could visit you sometime if you like.
Cheers I'll send ya a pm
by philbrennan
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Anyone doing conversions for customers?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Anyone doing conversions for customers?

I think you are hoping for a lot to be honest. It does cost more than that to convert with all of the things youve mentioned. But, people do sell their projects, so maybe you'll be lucky.
by philbrennan
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Hardware v3.0
Topic: The ZombieVerter VCU Project
Replies: 925
Views: 96825

Re: The ZombieVerter VCU Project

How's the supply chain hardware situation on ZombieVerters? I've been sitting on the fence ordering one for a couple month's knowing some critical components were(are?) back ordered and up to the purchaser to source and assemble. Based on my skill set, I'd prefer ordering one with as complete a boa...
by philbrennan
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: L322 RR Vogue - The beached whale
Replies: 82
Views: 10431

Re: L322 RR Vogue - The beached whale

ah ok, I should have been paying more attention.
I wasnt thinking of 2 modules in a box.
So for 1, maybe 110-120mm .. that might be doable.
by philbrennan
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: L322 RR Vogue - The beached whale
Replies: 82
Views: 10431

Re: L322 RR Vogue - The beached whale

Amazing build quality..
The tm3 modules start off at 8cm high, apart from the positive connection. what is the final height of your battery box? I had been considering trying to get one below the prop of my e39 but I'm thinking its not going to be a runner.
by philbrennan
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Johannes 9 kW On-Grid project
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Johannes 9 kW On-Grid project

Nice.. yup at that voltage it isn't an issue. food for thought for my next installs which will likely have decent sized cable runs.
by philbrennan
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Johannes 9 kW On-Grid project
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Johannes 9 kW On-Grid project

Very nice, and good that the govt encourages this for so long, building a culture of feeding to the grid. In Ireland even with a feed in tariff, people seem obsessed with batteries, past the point of economic sense ( I mean off the shelf batteries - not DIY ) I've just done install on my house, was ...
by philbrennan
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: BMW e30e
Replies: 44
Views: 6236

Re: BMW e30e

Thanks a mill Kev. I'm a newb so I'm finding your perspective on this to be useful.