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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by vfx, Mar 14, 2011.
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Thanks Doug, some good stuff. But will CMEs hurt a plugged in EV?
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No, it won't hurt an EV, whether it's plugged in or not. You'll just lose power.
If we ever got a blast big enough to do that kind of damage, the car wouldn't have to be plugged in to be damaged, and same goes for most other electrical devices across North America (including ICE cars). That sort of event would more likely to be due to a high-altitude nuclear detonation than the sun.
Either way, the end of civilization will be more important to you than your car.
Might wife might say differently.
I heard the wind turbines closest to the Japan epicenter were fine. Here is some fear for you.
US Will Draw Wrong Conclusions About Nuclear Energy From Japan's Tsunami - Misunderstood Finance
OMG they're shameless. Sickening!
Electric car's battery to power home appliances
I've wanted a DC pack voltage to 120VAC inverter for years. Used an old UPS to do it with my 48 Volt pack in the AMPhibian http://amp-phibian.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-mod-portable-120-volt-power-supply.html
And of course you can always use a 12VDC to 120VAC inverter through your 12V system though power will be limited and efficiency won't be great.
I did find a 120VDC to 120VAC inverter for $450 which I might get, http://electricbluemotors.com/blueflash120.html and they have a higher voltage unit as well for 240-330VDC pack voltage http://electricbluemotors.com/blueflash240.html