Re: [EVDL] Miles consumed for altitude

2020-10-14 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
One more thing. Someone on here a year or so ago reminded us that the best time to use regen is when you have no choice but to stop, but then do it EARLY! As soon as you see the stop, dont arrange your coast so that you slowly slow down to the end, but get on the REGEN immediately and take out all

Re: [EVDL] Miles consumed for altitude

2020-10-13 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
The altitude question came up while I was developing the proposal to put 120v EV Outlets at Appalachian Trailheads in Maryland During an 8 hour day hike, a car plugged into 120v can gain about 36 miles for the trip home, PLUS the altitude potential energy gained. So, for a 2000' trailhead, then

[EVDL] Miles consumed for altitude

2020-10-12 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I saw a reference to 7 miles or so range loss for each 1000' of elevation rise. I calculated about 4 miles for raising a 2000 Lb car 1000'. Hummh, VOLT weighs 3500 lBs, so I guess that is in the ballpark of 6 miles ANyone seen a real reference? bob -- next part -- An

Re: [EVDL] EV Digest, Vol 95, Issue 30

2020-09-28 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> And I would like to see another term thrown in, since charging is so > important. I would like to see the available fast-chargers within a > radius of your location. Ah ha! What "location"? No one uses FAST chargers anywhere near their "location" (home) since the rate for FAST electricity can

Re: [EVDL] Drivability

2020-09-28 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I think it is a sad distortion catering to FAST charging as the only metric of EV value. Maryland's EV infrastructure study showed that FAST charging only represents 0.3% of EV charging infrastructure leaving the other 99.7% of charging performed WHILE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED AND NOT IN USE. This

Re: [EVDL] Big Oil’s green makeover - Simple EVSE

2020-09-25 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
These days you can get a dual voltage L2 EVSE for about $199 from Amazon that simply plugs into either a 120v outlet for L1, or the same unit can plug into a 240 V outlet and provide L2. And the EVSE box is in the line cord. Requires nothing more than a nail to hold it up.

Re: [EVDL] OT: Re: FrankenVolt photos posted

2020-08-26 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
25, 2020 at 11:57 PM Lee Hart via EV wrote: > From: Robert Bruninga via EV > >Regarding making my web pages not need the .html extension... > >The right answer for saving a NOTEPAD file without an automatic .TXT added > >was provided by Gail and is so obvious now that I see

Re: [EVDL] OT: Re: FrankenVolt photos posted

2020-08-25 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
ad > File - Save as > Enter filename. (Add the . on end of filename) > Select All Files (*.*) as Type > Save > > I was forgetting to change the file type to "." so it assumed I wanted the automatic .txt. Bob > > > On 8/24/2020 11:43 AM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote

Re: [EVDL] OT: Re: FrankenVolt photos posted

2020-08-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
lee, EV.list does not display your email address so I have to reply to the group. You can reply to me direct at bruni...@usna.edu I too do all my web pages with NOTEPAD Glad to see you do to. One question. I cannot figure out how to save a file in NOTEPAD with no data extension. As it is, I

Re: [EVDL] FrankenVolt photos posted

2020-08-23 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
n95 are no longer possible.) > > > > On Sat, Aug 22, 2020, 16:38 Robert Bruninga via EV > wrote: > >> My total is about 450 web pages (grew over 20 years or so) and MOST are >> not >> linked in any organized way. >> It got away from me and justg too hard to

[EVDL] excellent EV project cars

2020-08-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Speaking of a goldmine of used EV cars, consider the 400 THINKS that were imported to the USA in the 2012 time frame. They have AC motors, but once the controller goes, its hard to find a working controller. I keep hoping that an energetic EVDL hacker will figure out how to hook up an off the

Re: [EVDL] FrankenVolt photos posted

2020-08-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
stuff out there to > look at I will have to ration viewing time or get nothing else done. > > Gail > > > On 8/22/2020 11:35 AM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: > > I finally took some photos (not best quality) of my > > FrankenVolt construction. > > It was really eas

[EVDL] FrankenVolt photos posted

2020-08-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I finally took some photos (not best quality) of my FrankenVolt construction. It was really easy, three plywood panels, though painstakingly detailed to get the curves to fit. And then add solarpanels. http://aprs.org/FrankenVolt.html Bob -- next part -- An HTML attachment

Re: [EVDL] Honda Civic EV conversion for sale?

2020-08-21 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> > Seeing the other EV projects come out of the woodwork. mine is a working > Honda 1995 Civic with DC motor and 120v worth of batteries and a curtis > controller. It was to be my retirement project to turn it into a TRUK-E: > http://aprs.org/Truck-e.html Its located just 10 miles south of

Re: [EVDL] Destination J1772 hotel charging stations?

2020-08-15 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I mentioned just charging overnight from a 120v outlet at the hotel and one person noted he has had success with that and his Volt. Which raises a good point. It would be a travesty to leave a Volt or other 50 mile PHEV or someone just needing a 40 mile topoff to leave their car on a hotel L2

Re: [EVDL] Destination J1772 hotel charging stations?

2020-08-15 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I ask every hotel I stay at for a place to pluyg in (whether I am driving the EV or not). I make the point that any outdoor outlet is suitable and I'll pay the extra $2 for an overnight charge at 120v (40 miles). I insist that they are missing a great opportunity8 if they dont put up a charging

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator (two-phase 240 VAC)

2020-07-31 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
tinghouse generators at > Niagara Falls, for example, produced two-phase. I doubt you will find many > Two Phase service nowadays though. > > On Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:43:19 PM CDT, EVDL Administrator via EV > wrote: > > On 30 Jul 2020 at 10:58, Robert Bruninga via EV

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator (Lower angle for dual orthogonal arrays)

2020-07-31 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
if that 3rd string somehow shorts out the > other 2. > > Last, user bcroe from the solarpaneltalk.com forum website has an > east/west array: > > https://s93.photobucket.com/user/bcroe/library/ENERGY%2520CONSERVATION/East%2520West%2520Facing%2520Solar%2520Array# > ! > > >

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator

2020-07-30 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Yes, that looks promising.. How much is the 3 or 5kw model? Bob On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 12:44 PM Willie via EV wrote: > > > On 7/29/20 7:58 AM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: > > If you can find an off-grid inverter with 300 VDC input then I sure want > to > >

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator

2020-07-30 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Yes, how much are they? Single or 3 phase but no mention of 240 VAC two phase? And is that 9 amps at 115 or 230? I guess it is a 2kw nominal inverter? Bob On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 2:34 PM Lee Hart wrote: > Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: > > If you can find an off-grid inverter wit

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator

2020-07-30 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
True, south always better. But the point is that then you need an inverter with twice the capacity.. The topic being discussed is being able to share an inverter with additional panels facing a different direction. Key points: 1) when not facing due south, panels should be less tilted since the

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator

2020-07-30 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
AMEN! We need to be careful about using the term MPPT. MPPT in a solar grid-tie inverter will MAXIMIZE power from the source (solar panels) and dump it all in the infinite grid. Putting a battery in place of solar panels will do the same thing. It will MAXIMALLY load the battery and shove

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator

2020-07-29 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
If you can find an off-grid inverter with 300 VDC input then I sure want to know about it! Really... that is the holy grail... All off-grid inverets I see are designed for 48 volts for compatibility with batteries. You only see 300-500 VDC input on Grid inverters since there are no batteries.

Re: [EVDL] EV AC cooling efficiency vs ICE

2020-07-28 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
ures > can also be expected to increase faster near the Prius, which will lower > COP. > > My guess is other ICE vehicles do worse than the Prius, as they do not have > a traction battery that allows the ICE to run intermittently at an decent > efficiency point while operating th

[EVDL] EV AC cooling efficiency vs ICE

2020-07-27 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
A huge advantage of EVs is sitting at an event (or drivein movie) in AC comfort on a hot day without an engine running. Id like to come up with some numbers to describe the total heat generated by an ICE at idle running its AC compared to an EV. Here is a technical paper.

Re: [EVDL] prius as generator

2020-07-26 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
There is a company (called Plugout I think) working on a 3kw and 5kw version but best I can tell, they are taking the simple way out. They are just taking a normal inverter (designed for HVDC input for Europe (220 VAC) and then selling you an autotransformer to convert to split phase 240 VAC.

Re: [EVDL] Faking out your EV so it will accept solar input while driving.

2020-07-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Re safety. My original solar prius used 15 series panels to get to 240 VDC to parallel into the HV DC system. Worked great... BUT after a few years, I noticed that while washing the car in the sun, I'd get little shocks each time my sponge went over the edge between adjacent fiberglass solar

Re: [EVDL] Faking out your EV so it will accept solar input while driving.

2020-07-21 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
On my two solar prius and the Frankenvolt,(http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html) about the most solar panels that will fit are about 240 watts. Since the volt is said to consume over 500 watts *just-being-on" the more interesting question is where is all that going. Are the CPUs all powered from the 12v

Re: [EVDL] Solar powered vehicle panel requirements.

2020-07-11 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
When I put a small flat 4'x6' utility trailer on my Prius, the mileage went from 55 down to 40! And that was with no load or added wind drag other than the trailer. So it is quite silly to think one can add a trailer to get SOlar without losing more in the trade! Bob On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at

Re: [EVDL] Solar powered vehicle panel requirements.

2020-07-11 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
My 3 solar panels (240W) on my Franken-Volt add about 30 miles a week. See http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html Bob On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 4:11 AM Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: > To: ev@lists.evdl.org > Subject: Re: [EVDL] Solar powered vehicle panel requirements. > Message-ID: > Content-Type:

Re: [EVDL] Ego vs Greenworks? 7aH EGO battery?

2020-06-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I have the 7.5Ah EGO self driving and used to rave about it and take it to talks about Energy. But then my battery (or charger) died and I cannot face a $350 battery for a $450 mower. I suspect the charger maybe. I have manually charged the cells while checking all the voltages and they seem to

Re: [EVDL] Chevy Bolt EV towing ... aaerodynamics

2020-06-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> I used to have a Saab 900 Turbo and I was towing a trailer full of tall > furniture > at 55 and after a while realized I was in continuously in turbo. > I bet it was the bad aerodynamics. Talking about aerodynamics. I severely modified my Chevy Volt to add 250W of solar panels, but I'm still

Re: [EVDL] Chevy Bolt EV towing capacity NOT!

2020-06-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
The towing restrictions are for the most stupid idiots among us that would try to tow Large things at 85 MPH and then blame everyone else for their problems. I tow my boat, COM trailer, and utility trailers behind my prius locally. I'd be a fool to try to tow an RV trailer across country though.

Re: [EVDL] (offt) h2 won’t overtake EVs> hampered by science & CO2 lies

2020-06-04 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
ut I have no data on this. - Mark Sent from my Fuel Cell powered iPhone > On Jun 4, 2020, at 8:41 AM, Robert Bruninga via EV > wrote: > > The #1 problem with most CO2 assessments of EV emissions is they take > the Grid mix (say 65% coal and Natural gas, etc) and apply that to the > E

Re: [EVDL] (offt) h2 won’t overtake EVs> hampered by science & CO2 lies

2020-06-04 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
The #1 problem with most CO2 assessments of EV emissions is they take the Grid mix (say 65% coal and Natural gas, etc) and apply that to the EV while surveys show that 85% of EV buyers also *BUY* 100% clean electricity either from their own solar panels, or by signing up for Wind from their

Re: [EVDL] Question about charging small LiIon batteries

2020-06-02 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I agree. I needed a 2.5v zener reference voltage (half way on a 5v system). It took a 3.9v zener to get the 2.5v I needed when biasing it with something like a 10k resistor... Bob -Original Message- From: EV On Behalf Of Lee Hart via EV Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:10 PM To: Electric

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's (economics)

2020-05-29 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
No, less. Around here, maybe 35% of our electricity comes from Nuclear. BUT the nuclear plant can go down sometimes too (almost instantly), so the local utility has to have enough SPINNING RESRVE to equal the largest unit (of 2) of the nuclear plant (900 MW). That amount of existing spinning

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's (economics)

2020-05-29 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> , I can’t simply combine the 12 panels into one string, > because even though the voltage would be very good, > the total power is higher than the inverter can handle on a single string > (3.7kW max per string). I was under the impression that you can connect an oversupply of solar to most MPPT

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's (economics)

2020-05-28 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
No one needs to pay the greedy utility for it. When my solar arrays are producing during the day, that is also the PEAK grid load where the utilites are buying their power from other sources at the highest rate. But they pay me (in kWh) at the going average rate. Then at night when I ask for it

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's (economics)

2020-05-28 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
utility, and we also paid for that. There is/was any in our case. Dr. Bob Keeland Louisiana On Wed, May 27, 2020, 3:11 PM Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: I disagree. When you make a $10,000 investment in a solar array, any sun that falls on it and does not give you retail value in return

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's (economics)

2020-05-27 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I disagree. When you make a $10,000 investment in a solar array, any sun that falls on it and does not give you retail value in return for the electricity is truly a wasted economic value. With GT, there is no such thing as wasted, or excess power, its all converted to $$$ on your electric bill.

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's (light load caution)

2020-05-27 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Just to clarify... ALL GT inverters use MPPT tracking which means they will produce maximum AC current into the grid at its maximum rated capacity at all times (up to what the solar panels are currently producing). GT inverters are *current sources* that will push that current into the load

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's

2020-05-27 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Ah hA! You beat me to it. I was thinking of an optical mouse to sense direction too! Clever. But again, the only answer to solar economy is simply to get a Permit and a NET meter. Done Bob -Original Message- From: EV On Behalf Of Mr. Sharkey via EV Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:33

Re: [EVDL] : V2g for DIY EV's (Grid Tie!)

2020-05-27 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I was going to say that an inverter that cannot backfeed the grid is an enormous economic waste of investment because when one is generating say, 8 kW during mid day and one's house is only drawing say 400 Watts, then the rest of the 8kW solar investement is giving NOTHING for its value. Even with

Re: [EVDL] V2g for DIY EV's

2020-05-26 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Watch the digits! Yes even in Smart meters, the Disk WILL go backwards, but the count will always go up. Even in Mechanical meters for the last 30 years, there is differential gear that will only push the count up no matter which way the disk goes. I also did not take the time to watch the

Re: [EVDL] V2g for DIY EV's

2020-05-25 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
wrote: > Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: > > all meters except NET meters will charge you kWh no matter > > which way the disk goes. > > ...except for the old mechanical meters, which ran backwards when you > generated power. The utilities have "fixed" that little probl

Re: [EVDL] V2g for DIY EV's

2020-05-25 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I dont understand how your system matches your house load without backfeeding the grid. Every GT inverter I know has Max-Peak-Power-Tracking (MPPT) which causes the GT inverter to always deliver max rated power no matter what the incoming volts are. So if it connected to something like a

Re: [EVDL] pack-aging: Tesla has V2G (Home batteries)

2020-05-20 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
teries) I suppose a battery in place of a generator for loss of grid. On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 10:00:48 AM CDT, Robert Bruninga via EV < ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote: What is amazing to me is that Maryland offers Tax credits for Home storage up to $5k. But ONLY if it is independent

Re: [EVDL] pack-aging: Tesla has V2G

2020-05-20 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
That's the whole point. The extra renewables won't be wasted, they can be dumped into EV batteries worldwide at very low cost. And all that surplus energy wont be "surplus", it will be used to generate Hydrogen (though inefficiently) but easy to do in large scale while the sun shines and then

Re: [EVDL] pack-aging: Tesla has V2G (Backup Power)

2020-05-20 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
You can buy a used Leaf with twice the capacity of a power wall for 1/3rd the price. Then a $150 inverter connected to the 12v system to power the lights and refrigerator in your house and you have emergency power for a week. Plus you can take it to the grocery store or anywhere else local for

Re: [EVDL] pack-aging: Tesla has V2G

2020-05-20 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Which is why Charging of EV batteries (or home ones to) will eventually be FREE in exchange for the benefit to th e grid when needed. Eventually we will get to having DOUBLE (or more) the solar and wind capacity than we "need" in order to have enough to bank up when they are not available. That

Re: [EVDL] pack-aging: Tesla has V2G (Home batteries)

2020-05-20 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
What is amazing to me is that Maryland offers Tax credits for Home storage up to $5k. But ONLY if it is independent for b ackup and not connected to the grid! Clearly their "green" guys had no clue. I can see no environmental benefit to home standby batteries, compared to grid-tied peak supply.

Re: [EVDL] Tesla has V2G

2020-05-20 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I think generally the economics work out that V2G will be practical when the charging is virtually free in exchange for modest peak use when needed. Bob -Original Message- From: EV On Behalf Of Mark Laity-Snyder via EV Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:45 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion

Re: [EVDL] FrankenVolt coming along...

2020-05-18 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
18, 2020 at 8:39 AM Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: I assume those conductors are not alive until the main contactor inside the battery box is activated. And once those are activated through some kind of volt software magic, the static load of powering up the system will draw more power than the 240 wa

Re: [EVDL] FrankenVolt coming along...

2020-05-18 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I assume those conductors are not alive until the main contactor inside the battery box is activated. And once those are activated through some kind of volt software magic, the static load of powering up the system will draw more power than the 240 watts the solar panels can produce. Bob

Re: [EVDL] FrankenVolt coming along...

2020-05-18 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Volt ECU (DTCs). Marco On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:44 PM Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: The FrankenVolt is coming along: http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html The front panel and the added two-panels are finished. I'm working on the side curtains now for when the hatch is set level. Last night, I got

[EVDL] FrankenVolt coming along...

2020-05-14 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
The FrankenVolt is coming along: http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html The front panel and the added two-panels are finished. I'm working on the side curtains now for when the hatch is set level. Last night, I got the design in place made of cardboard to make the patterns and see if they would fit. They

Re: [EVDL] FW: EnergyObserver's First Transatlantic Passage a Complete Success ...

2020-05-12 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Moreso, because the shuttle uses hydrogen as rocket fuel. So if they have it, why not use it for electricity too. bob On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 7:08 PM Peter VanDerWal via EV wrote: > > The Space Shuttle had a Fuel Cell. > > > > Which produces fresh water that the astronauts drink. Having to

[EVDL] FW: EnergyObserver's First Transatlantic Passage a Complete Success ...

2020-05-12 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
And Toyota does it again. Promotes hydrogen even when it makes no sense! Someone sent me this article. https://www.h2-view.com/story/energy-observer-unprecedented-levels-of-performance-on-first-transatlantic-passage/ But this article caused me to do some digging, because I was very suspicious

Re: [EVDL] EV Digest, Vol 91, Issue 6

2020-05-07 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Just to clarify, the "spinning reserve" argument against renewable energy is propaganda. Already the power companies have to have enough spinning reserve to match any single generating plant in their grid. So if there is a nuke in the area, then they already have to have enough spinning reserve

Re: [EVDL] POTH, Renewables and Nuclear

2020-05-06 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I made the mistake of watching only the first few minutes and then blowing the movie off as just another fossil fuel funded propaganda to my church's discussion list. When I was called out on it, I then watched the whole thing. It is truly sad that they used all the anti-green arguments, but the

Re: [EVDL] Minibms?

2020-04-28 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Why not optoisolators. Much easier than having to make dozens of optical fiber connections. Bob -Original Message- From: EV On Behalf Of Mr. Sharkey via EV Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:44 PM To: ev@lists.evdl.org Cc: Mr. Sharkey Subject: Re: [EVDL] Minibms? My fantasy BMS would be

[EVDL] Duosida Charge handle frustration

2020-04-14 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
The Duosida charge cord handle is very frustrating It takes lots of wiggling to get it in and out of my Volt. I tried a dremmel tool and it is still too tight. What is the problem? Is it the diameter of the plastic around the pins? or the outer diameter of the inner surround, or the inner

Re: [EVDL] Converting G-16 Amusement Train to Electric?

2020-03-29 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
As for electrifying a kids trian: I built a 10" gauge track in my yard and was going to electrify it, but in the initial build, I used bicycle pedals mounted at hand height for propulsion. Glad I did. Kids from miles around found their way to our house, but then tired after a few rounds and

Re: [EVDL] more: How Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting EVs ...

2020-03-19 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
d it not been >for the bicycle industry, we would have been driving BEVs all these years. > >- Mark > >Sent from my Fuel Cell powered iPhone > >> On Mar 18, 2020, at 3:28 PM, Lee Hart via EV wrote: >> >> Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: >>

Re: [EVDL] more: How Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting EVs ...

2020-03-18 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I am amazed at how wrong we were. We always thought that the scarcity of Oil would make the consumer price so high that EV's were inevitable. Now the reality is that the price is so low that it is not economical to frack or drill for it. Eventually, the price will be low because no one will

[EVDL] Home Oxygen Generator?

2020-03-16 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
HYDROGEN Fuel Question? (actually oxygen?) As the virus spreads, and hospitals may become overloaded, I wonder how hard it would be to build a home oxygen generator. Just two electrodes in water and lots of DC from the EV or solar panels or the grid. Then venting the hydrogen, and breathing the

Re: [EVDL] Germany stops Tesla's Gigafactory

2020-02-19 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
The world needs less carbon. Trees are great but replacing carbon burning cars with clean EV's powered from solar is a far better use of land right now. The 12 solar panels needed to meet the average American daily 40 miles is equivalent to 100 fully mature trees. And if they produce 1000 EV's

Re: [EVDL] Back to the future Volt

2020-02-18 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
On the other hand, 330 VDC is the new "60". Its in evry modern universal power supply, its in solar and similar voltages are in all hybrids and EVs. Its even in your cell phone charger. It is very exciting to see all these systems come together into cross compatible energy systems. My book

Re: [EVDL] Back to the future Volt

2020-02-17 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
ong there is sun and car > requires the charge. It’s not the best and most efficient way but will work > with no problem. > > > Marco > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Feb 16, 2020, at 11:29 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV > wrote: > > > > When I recover in a

[EVDL] Back to the future Volt

2020-02-16 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
When I recover in a few months, you can see my ideas for flattening the roof and adding 240W of solar panels to my Volt in a Back-to-the-future design on this web page. Also adding a bed for a Volt-Inn. I know it makes no practical economic sense, but makes it a real eye-catcher and

Re: [EVDL] Bob Bruninga

2020-02-03 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Turns out I went from 200 lbs down to 160 in 4 months as tumor grew and was finally removed just 0.1" larger than a basketball! In recovery. Lesson is push Dr's for reports and scheduling. Afer 4 autopsies - none giving anything they have seen before, they just said it had to come out

Re: [EVDL] Cheapest off grid storage but can it be used to make electricity.

2020-01-26 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
What you say about setting water temp to 145 (so you use less) is true for a resistanve hot water heater where every BTU costs the same) but very very counter productive for a heatpump water heater! Heat pump efficiency is inversly proportional to temperature. I set my heat pump water heater

Re: [EVDL] Cheapest off grid storage but can it be used to make electricity.

2020-01-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Message- From: EV On Behalf Of EVDL Administrator via EV Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 1:45 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Cc: EVDL Administrator Subject: Re: [EVDL] Cheapest off grid storage but can it be used to make electricity. On 24 Jan 2020 at 9:55, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote

Re: [EVDL] Cheapest off grid storage but can it be used to make electricity.

2020-01-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
My calculations suggest that not only is an off-grid system about triple the price of solar grid-tie, you also have maintenance issues for life AND you have a two-to-one lifestyle change twice a year.You either DOUBLE your investment to get enough energy for winter living, and then throw away

Re: [EVDL] Hybrids beat EVs on ACEEE greenest car list

2020-01-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Amen, the petroleum and gas-car MFR's are a 10 Billion dollar a day industry. They think nothing of paying millions to think tanks, shill journalists, propaganda, and politicians and anything else they can do to hold back the EV rolling tide that is the end of their industry! Remember this every

Re: [EVDL] Cheapest off grid storage but can it be used to make electricity.

2020-01-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Find the 2013 or so article "Thermal water heating is dead, dead, dead. Solar PV (grid tied) and a heat-pump water heater won out in about 2008, (also see first article "thermal water heating is dead". By 2013 it was a loser hands down. Thermal water heating is only 70% efficient if you use

Re: [EVDL] Hybrids beat EVs on ACEEE greenest car list

2020-01-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
They say the include the emissions from gasoline refinement and processing, but do the include the emissions cost of all the hardware involved in refiners, and every oil rig in the country and offshore. I bet not!!! A fluff piece by the fossil fuel shill writers. Bob -Original Message-

[EVDL] Daily EV miles of a plugin Hybrid

2019-12-16 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I just realized that I have been selling Plugin-hybrids short. For example I say the PriusPrime has about "30 miles daily electric miles and 600 miles on gas." But I should be saying 30 to 60 electric miles, or even 30 to 90 electric miles. Because one could do 30 miles of errands in the

[EVDL] FW: Auction of Mobile Solar Generators - EV chargers and Light towers!!!

2019-12-04 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
WOW! What a deal for Solar DIY and EV guys in Calif, Nevada, Arizona and North Carolina..! Notice, 10 solar panels SMA inverters and TWO EV chargers! 700 of them!!! Bob, WB4APR *From:* Solar Builder Magazine *Sent:* Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:31 PM *Subject:* Auction of Mobile Solar

Re: [EVDL] LiFePO4 Thermal Imaging Opinions? (common mistake)

2019-10-02 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> ...a couple years ago I used a thermal imaging camera to demonstrate > how hot a lighting controller board got under heavy load. > http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/45960-how-warm-does-a-sandevices-e682-g et/ Warning! A common mistake. The "heat" visible on the eithernet connector has

Re: [EVDL] LiFePO4 Thermal Imaging Opinions? Amazing

2019-10-01 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Thermal imaging is amazing! I was playing with one in the basement, looking at pipes and then I saw a big white spot in the area of the stove up in the kitchen. Worring that something was wrong (no heat source should be there) I ran upstairs to find a cat asleep on the rug in front of the stove.

Re: [EVDL] (Change PD policy2 %80SOC @shift beginning)> Tesla Pursuit cut short

2019-09-26 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
WHAT It should be always plugged in and topped off wheever it is parked at the station. Idiots! Bob -Original Message- From: EV On Behalf Of brucedp5 via EV Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:38 PM To: ev@lists.evdl.org Cc: brucedp5 Subject: [EVDL] (Change PD policy2 %80SOC

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: (perspective.ca) Tesla-3 really cheaper?> simplified owner analysis

2019-09-23 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Not everything is about quality of life. And absolutely cheapest. I don’t think you included the cost of the toxins and damage to the environment of continuting to drive gas for the next 11 years. bob -Original Message- From: EV On Behalf Of brucedp5 via EV Sent: Sunday, September 22,

Re: [EVDL] 2014 Chevy Volt V2H Power Draw Limits? (And Data point)

2019-09-15 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Its a 2 kW converter and it is assumed the car draws 500W. So the answer is around 1500W continuous, thought you can draw many kW for brief periods if your wires and your inverter can handle it. DATA POINT: At an EV demo yesterday I ran a demo yesterdy of 40 light bulbs to simulate a house,

Re: [EVDL] 2014 Chevy Volt V2H Power Draw Limits?

2019-09-13 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
It is rated at 2 kW. But someone said the system draws 1000W just sitting there. But I don't believe that. I think it might be more like 500W leaving you with 1500? Bob, Wb4APR -Original Message- From: EV On Behalf Of moskowitz via EV Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:57 PM To: EVDL

Re: [EVDL] -TMC pr- > PV-Prius is years away r-solar:35mi

2019-09-13 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
The cost of 18% solar cells has gone down 100 to 1 in my lifetime to $0.35/W. The cost of 36% cells (space industry) has gone up to $350/W. So the cost to double the power on a car roof multiplies the cost by x1000. One can get factory seconds of the $350 cells for $50, but "seconds" from the

Re: [EVDL] V2G - any specs for home power (manage your power)

2019-09-11 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> As soon as you want to run a microwave or water cooker or electric coffee > maker, you need more than 1kW inverter. Or, manage your power. The refrigerator is only running at about 50% duty cycle, so half the day the 1kW is available for other uses. Just don’t try to run everything at once.

Re: [EVDL] V2G - any specs for home power generation during outages?

2019-09-11 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Anyone with a Hybrid or EV or plug-in hybrid has all they need in a power outage for essentials like lights and refrigerator and well pump. All it takes is a $150 inverter on the 12v battery for power for a week... (about 1kW average, which also turns o ut to be the USA average home anyway

Re: [EVDL] li ion battery in cold weather

2019-09-10 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> Ok, then why don't battery heaters - which I thought the Bolt & Tesla > have - give a good winter range ? Because there is a balance temperature point above which you are burning more kW just warming up the battery than you get in better range for the same kWh.. In either case range in winter

Re: [EVDL] V2G for my grid tied solar? (constant current charging) Optimizers - NOT!)

2019-09-02 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Avoid "Optimizers" like the plague! They generate horrendous radio frquency interference, blocking AM and Shortwave and Ham raido HF communication for blocks. It cannot be fixed without removing every panel and re-doiong all the HV wiring into twisted pairs and having RFI chokes on every wire

Re: [EVDL] V2G for my grid tied solar? (constant current charging)

2019-09-02 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
e battery is up to max voltage, you need to disconnect or you will > destroy the cells. > > Peri > > -- Original Message -- > From: "Robert Bruninga via EV" > To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" > Cc: "Robert Bruninga" > Sent: 0

Re: [EVDL] V2G for my grid tied solar? (constant current charging)

2019-09-02 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
One final point about grid down charging (under a must have armagedon scenario): (And only for those fully experienced in HVDC) Remember that Solar panels are current limited power sources. This means It will provide its rated current at ANY voltage from 0 (short circuit) up to its nominal

[EVDL] 1978 City Car project (near Baltimore)

2019-09-02 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Is there any inerest in restoring an old 1978 Seabring Vanguard City Car (cheese wedge).? Ive had it since 1970's. Not sure what I want to do with it. 48v system. Relay golf-cart controller bob -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] V2G for my grid tied solar?

2019-09-01 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Again, if you find a 72v UPS (6 12v batteries) then you can tap your arrays in groups of three and use that to provide the current to the UPS to dirive your car charger. Just 9 panels in 3 parallel strings of 90v will give maybe 20 amps (or the minimum needed to charge L1) But 12 panels (or

Re: [EVDL] V2G for my grid tied solar?

2019-09-01 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
You already have what you need for continuous operation at night in the 1 kW class (refrigerator, well pump and lights, etc) See http://aprs.org/powerwheels.html But it assumes you have the Sunny Boy GT inverter with "secure" power when the grid goes down to charge your EV. $1500 Or if you are

[EVDL] L1/L2 EVSE for $189

2019-08-27 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Just saw this L1/L2 EVSE for $189. Comes with L1 to L2 adapter. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BM1XT4Q?ref=em_1p_1_ti_=pe_354360 _428066720 Bob ___ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub ARCHIVE:

[EVDL] AM radio and EV's

2019-08-24 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Was just reading a DC Power supply article and it casually mentioned the benefit of moving to higher frequency for DC/DC convresion in not only efficiency, but also, by being above 2 MHz, there are no harmonics in he AM band. Nice to know they are thinking about it. Bob -- next part

Re: [EVDL] Leaf 2use in VT: buying a used EV ...

2019-08-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
8/22/19 8:41 AM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: > EV range is very very user specific. You buy an EV that meets your > daily range. Done. > > So please keep your denigrating comments to your specific case, and do > not use generalized negativisim which others may take out of co

Re: [EVDL] Leaf 2use in VT: buying a used EV ...

2019-08-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
EV range is very very user specific. You buy an EV that meets your daily range. Done. So please keep your denigrating comments to your specific case, and do not use generalized negativisim which others may take out of context. "very limited life and market". For example would be "has very

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