Re: [MBZ] eBay SCORE!

2015-07-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I'm thinking it should be just fine. Looks like they sell some MB literature from time to time. There's a good eBay search engine tool from the UK called GoofBay that will search eBay for misspellings and other errors that make listings obscure. They also offer a sniping tool that worked well.

[MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
(From another list) I was amazed when my 1200 watt ($99) quasi-sine inverter on the Prius 12v battery would start and RUN a cheap $89 window AC unit (5000 BTU). The measured load when running was only about 700W. And it has been shown that one can draw up to about 800W continuous from the

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
If the Prius would charge the battery at a highly efficient throttle setting by starting and stopping, it could probably beat a single cylinder engine running non-stop at light load. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
What voltage does the Pious battery pack run at? Would it be possible to tap an inverter straight into it? Do those packs go bad or wear down after a time? Buy a used one for cheepcheep and turn it into a rolling emerg system? I have read that some guys mod them for charging from the

Re: [MBZ] OT web cam and cheap tablet

2015-07-08 Thread Tim Crone via Mercedes
On Jul 6, 2015 1:41 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Or, web cam and existing fone or ipad... Now I am wondering if I could use a cheap tablet as a monitor for it, somehow. I have an old Android phone and an old ifone too, there is a VLC app for the phones and

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
Rich wrote: What voltage does the Pious battery pack run at? G: 288v Would it be possible to tap an inverter straight into it? G: There has been a recent discussion about that possibility but I haven't been following it. I vaguely remember the major problem was that the AC current

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
Mitch Haley wrote: If the Prius would charge the battery at a highly efficient throttle setting by starting and stopping, it could probably beat a single cylinder engine running non-stop at light load. G: That's exactly what it does. The display is constantly showing one of several

[MBZ] Gee Wagen

2015-07-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Was at the dealer today picking up some parts and swag for the youngest’s birthday and parked next to a brand new G Wagen AMG. Amazing! Remember that these are effectively the same thing they’ve been building for years, or at least they appear to be. Box, now with projector headlights and

[MBZ] CRASH ALERT!

2015-07-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Do you think I could retrofit any of this to one of the 84 SDs? http://jalopnik.com/how-the-new-mercedes-benz-e-class-will-protect-your-ear-1716557168 --R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] Gee Wagen

2015-07-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Nothing too good for Mipsie to drive to yoga class and to get her nails done! Those suburban parking lots are a huge terrain challenge! --R On 7/8/15 6:07 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Was at the dealer today picking up some parts and swag for the youngest’s birthday and parked next to

Re: [MBZ] Gee Wagen

2015-07-08 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
So you ordered 3 of 'em? Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Okie Benz mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 6:07 PM Subject: [MBZ] Gee Wagen Was at the dealer today picking up some parts

Re: [MBZ] Gee Wagen

2015-07-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
And yes, it had the brush guards and all the other related appurtenances for navigating the terrain of Suburbia. Dan still picking up his lower jaw On Jul 8, 2015, at 6:31 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Nothing too good for Mipsie to drive to yoga class and to

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
archer75--- wrote: Note: The inverter that changes battery DC to 3 phase AC is enclosed in a large module that has it's own liquid cooling system. I wonder if an inverter handling the high output of a Prius generator feeding a house would also need a liquid cooling system? No. Or yes.

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Maybe they need to build the wind turbine towers to be compressed air tanks - - - On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Compressed air in the works for Canadian wind power storage. Nova Scotia-based Unify Energy won $250,000 for a

Re: [MBZ] CRASH ALERT!

2015-07-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
No. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On July 8, 2015 5:04:32 PM EDT, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Do you think I could retrofit any of this to one of the 84 SDs? http://jalopnik.com/how-the-new-mercedes-benz-e-class-will-protect-your-ear-1716557168 --R

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Compressed air in the works for Canadian wind power storage. Dan Chapman wants to put a fridge-sized battery in an apartment building and fill it up with electricity from solar panels on the roof so that at night, there’s plenty of power. Or, a grocery store could lower its power bill by using