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The Melbourne Electric Vehicle Branch of the ATA
The Melbourne Electric Vehicle Branch of the ATA

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This month Paul Patton (branch convener) covers using used laptop batteries to build home batteries and how testing enables building of batteries using the best cells available.

Paul will be bringing along some of the equipment he uses for testing as well as parts that are used for assembly.

Paul has 5 years experience in building batteries for e-bikes and scooters out of cells from laptop and power tool batteries. He now brings that experience to the building of batteries for home solar systems.
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Dominic Hawkins presents alternative electrolytes for Lead Acid batteries, how to de-sulphate them 2nd hand and make them last longer.

News from this month; Paul Paton will talk about testing used laptop batteries, building a 48 volt battery to use with hybrid solar inverter and a high voltage battery for solar array with standard inverter.
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This month Paul Patton (Branch Convener) will talk about how Home Solar and an Electric vehicle complement each other.

Case studies will be presented of savings in electricity, CO² and costs that have been achieved by home owners. Examples from owners of electric vehicles. How battery storage will be more cost effective with an electric vehicle.
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Team Swinburne 2016 will be presenting on this years iteration of their Formula SAE race car. 80% of their design is complete and students from the power and electric sections will be there to answer questions.
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Short meeting before film to appoint position holders and committee of the branch.

Please note that the annual meeting component of this months meeting will be broadcast and recorded to YouTube but the film that will be played following it will not; you will have to be there in person to see it.
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Julian de Hoog is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research - Australia, working on a variety of projects in renewables, storage, and electrified transport. Julian was formerly a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where he spent three years working on a project exploring the impact of electric vehicles on the grid, and proposing solutions to time-shift EV charging. 

The research project was conducted in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Transport’s Electric Vehicle Trial. Julian will present on the project's key outcomes.
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For the past few years, Tim Washington, founder of JET Charge, has been asking the same question over and over again. The question is so superficially simple, but so complex in reality, that it has driven Tim to the edge of insanity.
 
Can Australia, a country that has lagged behind the developed world in the adoption of EVs, actually become a global leader in EV Charging Infrastructure?
 
In this session Tim will ask you to join him in a conversation around the future of EV Charging infrastructure in Australia.
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